Welcome to St. Matthew’s!
Whether you are just passing through or reside here in Indianapolis, you are always welcomed at St. Matthew's! We are happy to have you worship with us!
We are a mid-size, family-oriented group of people who represent many different walks of life. It is our committment that all people, regardless of circumstance, are welcomed and accepted here.
We strive to be a community of disciples with open hearts and caring hands to our neighbors and community.
Come and be a part of this branch of the Jesus movement on the east side of Indianapolis!
Kaye Palmer has been a member of St. Matthew's for over 36 years. When she and her husband, Dennis, relocated their family from Jamaica, they made the east side of Indianapolis their home. Finding a church home took some time, but on their first visit to 8320 E. 10th street, the search was over. As the family settled in to life in a new country, the Word of God in their new church home was most familiar and the warm welcome from the members of the parish was second to none.
Kaye dedicated herself to being an influential part of St. Matthew's. She has served 2 terms on the Vestry and numerous stints as a Convention Delegate to help shape the vision and mission of this community. As a Sunday School Teacher and Youth Group chaperone, she aided the youth to a better understanding of Christ. Her role as the Acolyte Director allowed the young members of the church to fully understand the role and expected respect as an altar server. She has served as Altar Guild Director and been a part of the Altar Guild for over 35 years, contributing to the ultimate presentation during time of worship. Also served on the Search Committee, is a past choir member, and recently served on the St. Matthew’s Centennial Committee.
Proving that this parish means a great deal to her, Kaye has truly led her family to follow in her footsteps and continue her mission. Both of her daughters attended Sunday school lessons, served as acolytes during grade school, were confirmants at St. Matthew’s, have served on the Vestry and contributed their time and talent to several Committees including Hospitality and Communications. Her husband Dennis is her rock and supports her in all her activities.
Since Kaye retired from her job of 28+ years in 2013, her powerful spirituality and deep-seated faith inherited from her Mother, has guided and inspired her each and every day. Her involvement in church activities and committees has only increased and her faith can be felt when she walks into a room and follows her wherever she goes. Kaye has been a constant teacher and role model for the members of this parish and continues to share her knowledge to make St. Matthew's an inviting place of worship and fellowship.
The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was elected 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis on the second ballot Oct. 28 at Christ Church Cathedral Indianapolis.
ORDINATION AND CONSECRATION SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 29
Ordination and Consecration. Prelude 10:30 a.m., Liturgy 11 a.m., Clowes Memorial Hall
Sunday, April 30
Bishop's Seating, 11 a.m., Christ Church Cathedral, party to follow
BISHOP ELECT'S VISITATION SCHEDULE
Her visitation schedule is here on our diocesan website.
Financial gifts may be mailed to ICAN c/o IAM, Emerson Avenue Baptist Church, 308 N. Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219.
Non-perishable food items and clothing may be placed in the ICAN basket in the narthex at St. Matthew’s.
Volunteers needed: Food Pantry at Downey Avenue Christian Church.