Welcome!

We hope while you are here you will be nourished, welcomed, and sustained. We consider St. Matthew’s a place of hospitality, peace, and renewal, where people can come to be fed through worship and the sacraments; through the care and compassion of our members; through our welcome of the stranger in our midst; and through our service to the larger community of Hillsborough and the world. We invite you to be a part of the feast.

Welcome to
St. Matthew’s
Hillsborough

We are not meeting in-person at this time to help contain the spread of the Corona Virus. This includes in-person worship services, committee meetings, prayer meetings, youth groups, and social events.

Regular Virtual Gatherings Offered via Zoom

Sundays:
Morning Prayer at 9:15 a.m. (Worship ZOOM)

10:15 a.m. Children’s Programming (Learn ZOOM)

10:15 Sunday Forum (Worship Zoom)

 Monday through Friday: 
Compline at 8:30 p.m. (Worship ZOOM)

Tuesdays:
Morning Silence at 7:30 a.m.  (Worship ZOOM)
Afternoon Tea with Lisa Frost-Phillips at 4:00 p.m.: Time to Connect and Pray (Meeting ZOOM)


Wednesdays:
Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. (Worship ZOOM)

Group Meeting for Those Who Live Alone at 5:00 p.m.: Hosted by Margaret Brill (Meeting ZOOM)

Fridays:

Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. (Worship ZOOM)

Awareness Though Movement at 9:30 a.m. (Meeting ZOOM): hosted by Betty Wolfe

To join online, by video, click on the links below or use the link provided in the weekly email.  
These meetings are password protected; please email or call the office for the passwords.
St. Matthew’s Zoom WORSHIP Channel: https://zoom.us/j/2782817521

St. Matthew’s Zoom MEETING Channel: https://zoom.us/j/8648313120

St. Matthew’s LEARN CHANNEL: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7463513601

These are our links. In general you should use the first for Worship, the second for Meetings, and the third for special programs, etc.

To call in by phone,
dial 1-929-205-6099, then Meeting ID 278 281 7521 for Worship, Meeting ID 864 831 3120 for Meetings, and 7463513601 for the Learn Channel. This will allow you to participate by audio only. 

A Message from the Rector, the Rev. Robert Fruehwirth 

Dear Friends, 

As we all adjust to life under the COVID-19 pandemic, I have taken some time to think about what St. Matthew’s is called to be at this time. We are called to nourish, care, and empower.

1. NOURISH the parish with sound spiritual teaching and social connection. The spiritual teaching teaching will help us to get below the anxiety of these times and grow in our faith. Times of disruption can be the best times to deepen our faith. We have to dig down to discover what is really true for us and commit to that.

2. CARE  for one another in our basic needs, within the parish and out in the local community. This will include running errands and buying essentials for our vulnerable members. It will include putting the church at the service of local service groups who need our help, financial and otherwise.

3. EMPOWER people in our parish who want to help by organizing in-reach efforts in the parish and directing people to local agencies needing their assistance. It’s also possible that we will have parish-wide drives.

How we will do these things is in the works: phone trees, Sign-up Genius, Google Forms, Zoom videos, resurrecting our Facebook page and setting up a companion system in the parish. Expect a roll out of different requests and services in the coming days. The staff has made these efforts job one. 

At any time, please email me or Lisa Frost-Phillips or Mary Rocap with your thoughts, concerns, hopes. Let us know if you are struggling. Let us know if you need help. I will not be able to respond to all emails directly, but I will take them all to heart and initiate a response if needed. 

–Robert Fruehwirth

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