Let us build a house where love is found In water, wine and wheat: A banquet hall on holy ground, Where peace and justice meet. Here the love of God, through Jesus, Is revealed in time and space; As we share in Christ the feast that frees us: All are welcome, all are welcome, All are welcome in this place. Marty Haugen
The Reverence Committee serves the vision and mission of Saint Matthew’s through this objective: Create services that honor God and powerfully bring people into his presence. It is responsible for scheduling, staffing, and supporting all our worship services.
Chairperson: Theresa Helein
Key Statistics in 2015
- Rev. Rob Merola, Rector
- Kevin Fletcher, Music Minister
- Matt Merola, Contemporary Service Music
- Lisa Lintelman, Altar Guild
- Tom Leary, LEM and Lector coordinator
- Erin Leary, Slides coordinator
- Matt Harmon, Technology
- Marta Olson, Flower Guild
- Priscilla Shingleton, Flower Guild
- Bob Cranson, Usher coordinator
- Dale Sites, Parking coordinator.
In addition to these leaders, nearly a hundred volunteers generously share their time and talent on a regular basis to provide excellence in worship at Saint Matthew’s.
Major Activities, Events, or Accomplishments in 2015:
- Under the creative leadership of Maureen Albrethsen, helped plan a Veteran’s Day worship service
- Recruited a talented new Christmas Pageant Director, Akila O’Grady
- Hired a gifted new Music Minister, Kevin Fletcher
- Increased the size of the 11:00 AM choir under the leadership of Kevin Fletcher
- Increased the number of praise band vocalists
- Continued to provide a Saturday evening service with lively, contemporary praise music
- Monitored Average Weekly Attendance to track the growth of our Saint Matthew’s family
Goals and Objectives for 2016
- Continue to improve overall Saturday and Sunday worship experience in all areas
- Continue to improve sight, sound, and other physical variables of worship experience
- Recruit more volunteers to help with various Reverence functions
- Continue to refine planning and execution of special services
If you are interested in helping out with worship services, please reach out to Theresa Helein. We could really use your help!