Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade
These age groups go directly to their classrooms in the Parish House when arriving on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. and then proceed together for morning prayer service with their teachers. Afterwards, they return to their classrooms to be picked up by their parents at the end of church at 11:15 a.m.
Children’s Morning Prayer Service
One of our most lovely and enduring activities at St. Matthew’s is the Children’s Service. These age groups (Pre-K, K and 1st grade) have their own special service at 10:00 a.m. in the Children's Chapel Each week, a Lay Minister leads the children in their own special prayers, sing wonderful hymns with the children, (with accompaniment from Mark Weigel) and tell a short bible lesson. The children participate in the service by lighting and extinguishing the candles, collecting the offering, its presentation, and as crucifers. By First Grade, the children have memorized all the prayers and responses.
Second through Seventh Grades
Service at St. Matthew’s begins at 10:00 a.m. Students in these grades attend the regular church service with their parents, and then proceed to their classrooms during the Church School Recessional Hymn. They attend class until dismissal at 11:15 a.m.
Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grades: Parish House - Downstairs
Second and Third Grades: Church Undercroft
Fourth through Seventh Grades: Parish House - Main Floor