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St Nicholas Festival - December 5th 2015
As a part of the annual Christmas celebrations in Clermont, we will once again host our St Nicholas Festival on the church grounds.
The festival will feature information about St Nicholas and light refreshments will be availalbe for purchase. Members of the St Matthias family will be on hand to talk with you about our historic church and opportunities for worship.
You can catch the parade from our grounds or walk into Downtown Clermont which is only a stone’s throw away.
See you at the festival! In the meantime, you can check out photos from previous festivals.
Preparing for Sunday Feature Added
We’ve added a new feature to help you prepare for Sunday worship!
With our latest feature, you can enhance your worship experience by seeing and reading the lessons in advance!
We provide FREE access to NRSV Lectionary readings, scripture backgrounds, reflection and prayer starters right here.
Access the readings and give yourself more time for prayer and reflection. No more searching through different scripture passages to track down readings.
Simply click on the “Sunday Lessons” link above and you will be able to view and print the current Sunday’s readings as well as last Sunday’s and next Sunday’s.
Readings automatically update each Monday morning.
Long Range Planning Committee
The Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) completed a survey, which showed that most of us are in favor of growing St. Matthias and making it a welcoming place for Episcopalians and anyone interested in joining a community where God is worshiped, the Bible is preached and taught, and where people genuinely care for each other. There are some long-term developments that caught the attention of the committee. You can see the survey results here.
Lenten Project Update
The Community Outreach Committee of Saint Matthias Episcopal Church, located in downtown Clermont, recently culminated a Lenten project, which raised funds to provide summer camp scholarships for the Boys and Girls Club of Lake County. Father James Dorn presented the award of ten scholarships to Tracy Jones, Boys and Girls Club Unit Director, along with Ann Forehand, the Lenten project co-chair. Several children from the Boys and Girls Club were also on site at Saint Matthias for the presentation. The committee began the annual project four years ago, raising funds at the time to provide scholarships for two children. Ann Forehand, the project co-chair, said, “This year’s funds are record high for our Lenten project offering. We are thrilled with the support we received from our parishioners. The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is one all of us at Saint Matthias highly value.” The Boys and Girls Club summer camp opportunity provides youth a chance for continued learning and growth within a safe environment through caring, positive relationships with adults. For more information on the summer camp program contact Unit Director Tracy Jones at 352-394-9840. Learn more about our Community Outreach.