Healing Eucharist Wed 10:30 a.m.

followed by

Walking With the Word Bible Study

at 11:30 a.m.


Church office hours:

Monday - Thursday

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closed Fridays

Know that the LORD does wonders for the faithful; * 

when I call upon the LORD, he will hear me.

Psalm 4:3

April 14, 2024 - In This Issue:

  • Don't Forget: Parish Spring Workday Saturday, April 13
  • The HeART of the Preschool Silent Auction Begins Sunday
  • Trip to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers April 10
  • Kentucky Derby Party Sat May 4
  • St. Matt's Goes to the Ball Game
  • Outreach: Co-Op Needs for April & May
  • Youth Group Activities through May
  • DOK Study

Sunday, April 14, 2024

The Third Sunday of Easter

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II

9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m. Christian Formation Classes

(all ages)

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II**

Or view the service on FB Live

Service Bulletin

**Nursery available for young children

Feature Photo of the Week:

A Painting Come to Life

Juan Yarkin, our landscaper, took the top photo of the rainbow over our church on one of the stormy days this past week. In doing so, he had no idea he was bringing parishioner Lynne Ulmer's beautiful painting of our church (bottom photo) to life. That painting hangs in our church narthex. Thank you, Juan!

Around St. Matt's

St. Matthew's Spring Parish Workday

TOMORROW Saturday April 13.

8am - 2pm, come for all day or for a few hours as you are able.

Be sure to bring work gloves, etc. and

bring rakes and wheelbarrows if you have them to help move mulch.

Lunch served by the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

Jobs large and small, inside or out. Many hands make light work!

Children welcome, bring the family!

From Your Fellowship Committee...Corrected Date

Take a trip to Monastery of The Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA:

Date: April 20th. Have you heard about the Monastery of the Holy Spirit? Come spend the day exploring this Trappist Monastery a mere 20 miles away in Conyers. Meet at St. Matthew’s at 10 AM to carpool. We are planning to attend their 12:15 midday service, explore the Church and grounds and of course visit the bakery for goodies. If you are curious or have been to the monastery in the past and want to go again, please join us for the day. For more information, contact Warren Drury.

To learn more about the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, check out the monastery's website .

Outreach--Save the Dates:

FODAC Run, Walk & Roll Saturday, April 27, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Stone Mountain Park, Railroad Pavilion.

Games, food and more. Free entry to the park with registration. 

Click here to register. $35 registration, kids under 12 are free.

Mending the Gap Annual 5K - Saturday, June 8 (watch for info)

Kentucky Derby Party -- Saturday, May 4

5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Food, beverages, photo booth, fun, games, and of course—the race! Contests for best derby costume and hats!

You won't want to miss this fun fellowship event.

Contact: Becky Olbon 

Make Your Plans -- St. Matt's Goes to a Gwinnett Striper Game June 28

St. Matthew’s is going to the ball game on Friday, June 28th! Come watch the Gwinnett Stripers take on the Memphis Redbirds from the first base deck—Enjoy a catered meal and open covered seating in the deck, where you can freely move around and socialize while you cheer on our Stripers. Subsidized cost per ticket is $42.00. A minimum of 40 tickets is required for the Deck reservation—Watch for a Realm signup coming soon. This was so much fun last year—don’t miss it! Game time 7:05 p.m. (gates open at 6:05). Contact: Warren Drury or Clay Olbon.


The Preschool invites you to the 3rd Annual Art Auction. The silent auction will begin THIS SUNDAY, 4/14 in the Parish Hall, and will end Saturday, 4/20. This is our main fundraiser each year and proceeds fund programs as well as scholarships. 

This year we are celebrating the end of the Art Auction with our first (hopefully annual) HeART of the Preschool event Saturday, 4/20. It begins at 6:00 pm, and there will be food and drinks for guests to enjoy as they browse the auction items and make their final bids. We will close out the auction at 7:30 and winners can take their items home with them! 

There will be a Kid Zone for children of all ages, so there is no need to hire a babysitter for this fun event for the entire family. 

The entire event is FREE of charge, although love offerings will be accepted. 

You do not need to be present to win, so please visit the Parish Hall during that week to bid on one of the many items.

We are also still welcoming donations of any art items, so please contact the Preschool office at 770-978-1323 if you would like to donate. If you’re redecorating your home, this is the perfect solution for you

Please RSVP at eventbrite.com so we can get a headcount for food and the Kid Zone. 


St. Matthew's Preschool and Kindergarten: Create for a Cause!

There is still time to donate items for the preschool! We're accepting creative works of various mediums and unique handmade crafts for our Arts and Crafts Fair Fundraiser

"HeART of the Preschool". April 14-20 (see below).

Generous donations last year allowed us to use the $4000 we raised to replace carpets in the classrooms and provided three scholarships this year.

To donate artwork or an auction item, please contact Juanita or Dalex at 770-978-1323 or email the preschool. All donations needed by April 10. All donations are tax deductible.

Final Episode Tuesday-The Chosen, Season 3

Soup & Bread Supper and a Movie continues through this Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. Continue the story of Jesus' ministry through the eyes of his disciples and others around him.

Youth at St. Matthew's

Youth Group Schedule through May

4/14 Youth Group from 5-7

4/21 Stars and Strikes Loganville- details to follow. Contact Amanda Livermont.

4/28 Youth Sunday!/ Parents of Youth Make Breakfast/ Youth Group

5/5 Youth Group- 4 Square/ Connect 4 Tournament

5/12 No Youth Group- Mother's Day

5/19 Graduation Sunday/ Cake Reception Between Services/ End of Year Pool Party- details to follow


Co-Op Food Drive for April & May

For the month of April, the Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op Ministry would like St Matthew’s to concentrate on donating Canned Tuna and Canned Chicken to the food bank. Other items are always welcome as well.

 You can place items in the barrels in the hallway outside the parish hall. If you make cash donations via check or through Realm, please notate Outreach/Co-Op on the detail line, or choose Outreach from the drop-down menu.

Thank you for your support in helping the Co-op feed those in need.

The Daughters of the King National Study meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (in the first meeting room on the right in the Christian Ed hallway). All women who are interested in finding out more about the mission of the Daughters of the King at St. Matthew’s are invited to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Peggy Isaacs, Cecilia Billingsley or Gail Sawyer.

Men's Trivia 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month @ 7:00 p.m.

McCray’s Tavern, 100 N. Perry St. L’ville

All men of the parish are invited. Contact: Levi Livermont, Jay Jones

Next dates: April 17, May 1 & 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Lunch Bunch 3rd Thursday each month at 12 noon, at different area restaurants

Fratelli's NY Style Pizza & Restaurant, 1711 Athens Hwy, Grayson, GA 30017

Everyone invited! Let Joan Kengla know if you will attend to get a head count.

Next date: April 18 at 12 noon

Restaurant Foyers Once a month on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at different area restaurants

Oyster Bay Seafood Cafe, 125 Crogan St. Ste. B, L'ville 30046

Individuals/couples, watch for a Realm sign up next week, or let Warren Drury or Rebecca Bowen know you will attend.

Next date: April 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Birthdays and Anniversaries April 14 - 20

Birthdays: Phoenix-Arabella Axum, Marie Rybczynski, Lindsay Isaacs, Gini Peterson, Eunice Bolay, Gregory Mercer, Krista Byron, Philip Matteson, Adam Canales, Sally Ellis, Evelyn Kulp


Anniversaries: Laura and Rick Starratt

Sunday Breakfast Host Sign Up –

Thank you for all who have signed up!

Breakfast this Sunday: Jack Denton, Jack Reynolds, Gary Ellis, Jim Jung, & Kenny Adkins


Did you know there are 3 ways you can sign up to use your time and talents to help with Sunday Breakfast?

You can contact Trisha Voiles, you can Sign up on the list in the office hallway bulletin board, or you can click on the below links for sign up genius. 


Get a couple of friends and join in the Sunday fellowship in May! Sign up HERE.


To request a Commitment Form,

please click here.

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