Worship

We love to worship our God together!

Everyone is welcome to join us or just come in to check it out. We think worship should be meaningful for all generations, so we now offer 3 styles of worship, from the more traditional to less formal settings that celebrate timeless truth in current ways.

Please come as you are – casual dress is ok

In any worship service you will see people in jeans, business clothes, and dress clothes. What’s most important is to be there, connecting with God and His family.

We love children!

They are welcome in worship with us – we know it takes time for them to adjust. For your comfort, we also offer a “cry room” at the back of the sanctuary for nursing mothers or restless toddlers and their parents, a new, quality nursery during all Sunday worship and classes, and Children’s Church (Kids’ Praise in Wixom) for children ages 3 to kindergarten. We also make available activity bags that you can pick up on your way into worship to help keeps kids engaged and learning about God during services.

Please introduce yourself to us at one of our Welcome centers, where hosts wait to answer questions, provide directions, or even just to chat. We can’t wait to meet you!

Details Regarding Holy Communion at St. Matthew

Holy Communion is offered on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month in our 8:15, 9:40am and corresponding Monday 7pm Blended worship services. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays we offer Holy Communion in our 11am Prayer and Praise and 9am and 10:20am Wixom New Vintage Worship services.

To take communion at St. Matthew, you must believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord;  believe that in, with, and under the bread and wine we receive the true body and blood of Christ; confess your sin, seek the assurance of forgiveness, and intend, with God’s help, to amend your sinful life.

Anyone who has not yet been instructed, is in doubt, or holds a confession differing from this belief, and yet desires to receive the sacrament, is asked first to speak with the pastor.  For those simply desiring to receive a blessing from the minister, you may come forward and pass through the line with your arms crossed in front of you.

For the benefit of communicants who have reactions to the unleavened wheat wafers, unleavened rice wafers are also available.  Simply indicate the need for a rice wafer to the pastor as you come up for communion.

For the benefit of communicants who need less alcohol, several individual cups containing white grape juice with a slight tincture of wine is included in the center of each communion tray.  They are easily distinguished from the cups containing red wine.

For further study, see Matthew 5:23f; 10:32f; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; I Cor. 11:17-34.