About Us

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church is a parish of the Diocese of West Missouri located in Raytown. In 2003 we celebrated our 50th anniversary of service in the Raytown community.

We are an active congregation with many opportunities for Ministry both within and outside the parish. Stewardship of relationships is a priority at St. Matthews. We care for and respect each other and it shows in our care of visitors and newcomers. You are always welcome and hospitality is a ministry we take seriously.

Image descriptionThe worship of God is our most important work when we gather as God's people. Typically, our worship follows a very traditional pattern: hear and respond to scripture, pray, and celebrate communion. While most worship is led by clergy, many lay people participate in every part of the service - including children and youth - on a regular basis. Much scripture from both the Old and New Testament is a focal point of worship and all the baptized are welcome to receive communion. For details about what to expect if you attend a worship service at St. Matthew's please click on the link below.

We worship on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. with Rite I and Sundays at 11:00 p.m. with Rite II using the Book of Common Prayer. Additional worship opportunities are scheduled on Holy Days and in the seasons of Advent and Lent. Members of the congregation of all ages are active in liturgical ministry at St. Matthew's as acolytes, lectors, and Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Visitors

What to Expect at a Worship Service

Welcome! We extend a cordial welcome to you to worship with us, and offer this as a brief introduction to the EpiscopalChurch and its ways. As you enter, you will notice an atmosphere of worship and reverence. Episcopal churches are built in many architectural styles; but whether the church be small or large, elaborate or plain, your eye is carried to the altar, or holy table, and to the cross. So our thoughts are taken at once to Christ and to God whose house the church is. On or near the altar there are candles to remind us that Christ is the "Light of the world" (John8:12). Often there are flowers, to beautify God's house and to recall the resurrection of Jesus. On the right side at the front of the church, there is a lectern-pulpit, or stand, for the proclamation of the Word; here the Scriptures are read and the sermon is preached. more...

Service Schedule

Sunday

8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist

11:00 AM - Holy Eucharist

Location

9349 E 65th Street
Raytown, MO 64133

Phone: (816) 353-4592

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