St. Matthias' honors the COVID-19 policies and guidelines set out by our Bishop. We love you and we want to worship with you for many years to come! We are committed to staying safe for one another so that wen we are able to come back together, no one is missing. At this time, Episcopal Churches in Fond du Lac may have 10 persons in a service (same number, inside or outside) inclusive of the Altar party. This means no more than 8 persons at a time. During parish meetings, held on Zoom and by phone, in June, our congregation indicated that most would like to wait for in person services until we could all be together again.
St. Matthias' live streams services using ZOOM technology -If you would like to attend via ZOOM, please contact the office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Find our Bulletins here: stmatthiasminocqua.com/bulletins
During non-pandemic times:
The 8:00 Service (Memorial Day through Labor Day only)
Holy Eucharist, Rite I
It's early in the morning, and that suits some people, especially if you're an early riser, or you want the rest of the day to enjoy our lovely Northwoods.
You'll join anywhere from 8 to 16 people. At 8:00, a bell will ring, and a few seconds later the priest will come in and begin the service. There is also communion (Holy Eucharist) offered at this service.
This service is a shorter, simpler version of the service at 10:00 and lasts about 40 minutes. Rite I means the language is traditional, with more "thee's" and "thou's".
The 10:00 Service Holy Eucharist, Rite II
This is the main worship service of the week. It's attended by the greatest number of people (around 60 people; more in the summer). This service has full music with the choir. We also offer nursery, and during the school year there is Sunday school.
During the first part of the service, we sing, listen to readings from the Bible, and say some prayers. The second part is communion (Holy Eucharist), when the priest leads the people in a prayer of thanksgiving, and we receive the bread and wine. We also offer a healing station at the time of communion. This service lasts about an hour. Rite II uses updated, modern language.
Quarterly, at our 10am service, we offer an adapted version the Red Lake Eucharist (Lakota). This is an enculturated Native American liturgy that honors the beauty of the spiritually rich prayers, music and traditions of our Ojibway members and relatives.
Join us in the Parish Hall after the 10:00 service for delicious treats, coffee, and friendly conversation.