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ST. MATTHEW’S INVITES YOU TO WORSHIP WITH US

WELCOME TO ST. MATTHEW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
a historic church rooted in the Episcopal tradition, shares the love of Christ, putting faith into action through worship, prayer and outreach in the downtown community and beyond.

We invite you to join us for Mass IN PERSON and live on Facebook every
Sunday morning at 7:30am and 10:30am

Click here to watch the Sunday Mass live on our Facebook page


Kenosha Pride | Saturday, July 6th @ 12:30pm

The Episcopal Church has a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

We believe that God loves us all – no exceptions.

With that in mind, we will again be working with Kenosha Pride, an organization dedicated to building a stronger presence and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in the Kenosha area. Please consider joining us this Saturday, to spread God’s love, answer questions about our faith, and welcome our LGBTQ+ neighbors to worship with us.❤️


NO BIBLE STUDY THIS WEDNESDAY.
BIBLE STUDY WILL RESUME ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 10th! 

Join us for  Bible Study, Wednesdays @ 6:30pm 
Lower Hall (Guild Hall), 5900 7th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140
Through the summer months, we will continue our exploration of the Apocalypse of John, also known as the Revelation to John. We will be using the commentary: The Book of Revelation (Collegeville Bible Commentary – New Testament Series No 11) by the pre-eminent New Testament scholar Pheme Perkins. Copies of the book are available for $10 in the parish office or you can pick one up an any Bible Study meeting.

Reading/Homework for the Week of July 10th: We will continue our examination of the Seven Letters to the churches in Asia Minor in Revelation Chapter 2. Please read and prepare any questions for Revelation chapters 2&3. Please also read the commentary on those two chapters. If you need copies of the handouts or slides, please contact Fr. Dave


Sunday School Inquiry
Parents, let’s have a conversation! We’re looking to restart Sunday School services, but we need your input. Please take a moment to complete the survey, or contact the office with the days and times that work best for you to meet with Fr Dave talk about Sunday School.


Morning Prayer in the Eldergarten (TBD)
Join us this summer when we resume our Saturday morning prayer service in the garden
Eldergarten, 5901 4th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140

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Message from the Senior Warden

The Vestry, after prayerful discernment and consideration, voted unanimously at our meeting last night to elect The Rev. David Manley as Rector of St. Matthew’s Parish, Kenosha effective July 1, 2023. Please join us in celebrating this commitment to an on-going partnership between St. Matthew’s and Father Dave.

The Vestry feels very blessed that Father Dave has agreed to walk with us as we enter this new phase in the spiritual life of our Church. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Greg Parrish – Junior Warden.

Yours in Christ,

Karen Dubiel
Senior Warden


Bishop Sean Rowe addresses the 81st General Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, after his election and confirmation as the 28th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church. He takes office on Nov. 1. Photo: Scott Gunn

Bishop Sean Rowe elected 28th presiding bishop, will begin 9 year term Nov 1st

The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, bishop of Northwest Pennsylvania and bishop provisional of Western New York, was elected and confirmed June 26th at the 81st General Convention to serve as the 28th presiding bishop. His nine-year term as presiding bishop, the face and voice of The Episcopal Church and its chief pastor, begins Nov 1st. [ Read More ]


Episcopal Wisconsin Trialogue Updates

Bishop Gunter and the Trialogue Steering Committee are pleased to announce that the joint special convention of the Dioceses of Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, and Milwaukee will take place on Saturday, May 4th, at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells in Baraboo. Convention delegates, please mark your calendars!

https://www.episcopalwisconsin.info

Read about it here

FAQ’s

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Bible Study, Wednesdays @ 6:30pm (resumes July 10th)
Lower Hall (Guild Hall), 5900 7th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140

Through the summer months, we will continue our exploration of the Apocalypse of John, also known as the Revelation to John. We will be using the commentary: The Book of Revelation (Collegeville Bible Commentary – New Testament Series No 11) by the pre-eminent New Testament scholar Pheme Perkins. Copies of the book are available for $10 in the parish office or you can pick one up an any Bible Study meeting.

Reading/Homework for the Week of July 10th: We will continue our examination of the Seven Letters to the churches in Asia Minor in Revelation Chapter 2. Please read and prepare any questions for Revelation chapters 2&3. Please also read the commentary on those two chapters. If you need copies of the handouts or slides, please contact Fr. Dave

Coffee Hour, Sundays @ 10:30am (after service)
St Matthew’s Church, 5900 7th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140

Morning Prayer, Saturdays, (resumes tbd)
Eldergarten, 5901 4th Ave, Kenosha

Music & More FREE Concerts, June 6th – Aug 8th @ 12:00pm
1st Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave, Racine
This summer marks the 31st year of Music & More concert series. There will be a total of 10 concerts (one every Thursday) featuring regional musicians performing a variety of music styles including classical, jazz, folk, and contemporary. Concerts are FREE! The concert hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.

Kenosha Pride, July 6th @ 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Celebration Place at Harbor Park, 5501 Ring Rd, Kenosha, WI 53140

The Episcopal Church has a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. With that in mind, we will again be working with Kenosha Pride, an organization dedicated to building a stronger presence and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community in the Kenosha area.

We need volunteers to help set-up/tear-down our booth, and to man the booth during the event. Please use the sign-up sheet in the back of the church, or email the office, if you are interested in helping.

Soup Kitchen, July 21st @ 4:30pm
Shalom Center, 4314 39th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53144
Help us continue our partnership with the Shalom Center to feed the hungry!
You will work approximately 2 hours on the 3rd Sunday of the month. As this is an ongoing mission, you can work 1 month, or every month, it’s up to you!

Family Day at the Kingfish, Aug 4th @ 1:35pm
Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha

Please join us for a wonderful afternoon at the ballpark. Sunday August 4th. Gates open at 12:35pm with the first pitch at 1:35pm. We will sit together along the third base side of Simmons Field. A ticket will be $12. If you would like to enjoy the food through the 5th inning, with 3 tabs for either a beer, ice cream or a kids game, that will be $31. Either call the Kingfish at 262-653-0900 or get your tickets here. There is an extra charge using the link I am told. Be sure to mention St Matthew’s when you get your tickets. See you at the ballgame.

Transfiguration, Aug 6th @ 6:00pm
Chapel, 5900 7th Ave, Kenosha

Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Aug 15th @ 6:00pm
Chapel, 5900 7th Ave, Kenosha

Music & More Finale Concert, Aug 16th @ 7:00pm
1st Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave, Racine
The finale concert of this year’s Music & More concert series features Belle City Brassworks and Mark Paffrath with The Well-Intentioned Repenters Band. Tickets are $15 and go on sale June 6th. The concert hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.

Summer Retreat at the DeKoven Center, Aug 26th -29th
Dekoven Center, 2000 Wisconsin Ave, Racine, WI

Chris Arnold and Tyler Richards, two Episcopal priests from northeastern Wisconsin, will offer meditations on the Holy Eucharist as a sacrament of union with Christ and the healing of the world. Opportunities include Morning and Evening Prayer, Compline, Eucharist, Centering Prayer, the Rosary, and one-on-one spiritual direction. Find rest for your souls in the summer.

The retreat is open to all. It begins Monday, August 26 & ends Thursday, August 29. To register or learn more, please visit: http://dekovencenter.org/summer-retreat-2024

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GIVING WALL
Care kits provide essential items for people experiencing homelessness. Things like toiletries, nutritious food, hand warmers, first aid supplies, and clean socks and clothing can help to improve their quality of life and make their daily struggles a little easier.
WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO MAKE NEXT WEEK’S CARE PACKAGES!!
We need travel-size: Deodorant, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Dental Floss, Mouthwash (alcohol-free), Lotion, Chapstick, Waterproof bags and/or backpacks, and non-perishable food like PB or Cheese Cracker Snacks, Beef Jerky, Trail Mix, or other non-perishable food, and bottled water or Gatorade.

PRAYER SHAWLS & LAP BLANKETS
If you need a prayer shawl for illness, spiritual need, comfort, celebration, or any other reason please call the office at 262-654-8642 to make arrangements. Prayer shawls and blankets are available in the back of the church in the cabinet.

ALTAR FLOWERS
Sign up to sponsor altar flowers in thanksgiving, celebration, or memory of a loved one. Donations of $50.00 are suggested. Use the flower chart in church, or contact the office.

INTERCESSIONS
Please contact the office at 262-654-8642 or email to renew your prayer request,
to submit a new prayer request, or to provide updates.


Come and seek God’s promise at St. Matthew’s Church. The members of St. Matthew’s Church extend an open invitation and warm welcome to everyone to seek and find the love of Jesus Christ.  We would love to walk our Christian journey of being disciples of Jesus with you. We believe St. Matthew’s is a place for you to grow and develop in your faith.

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
5900 7th Avenue,  Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: (262) 654-8642   Fax: (262) 605-5526
Email: [email protected]

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