Our campus is designed with serenity and peace in mind. Nestled among large trees and wide walkways are the Day School offices, Education Building, Church Offices, Parish Hall, Sanctuary, Bell Tower, Charlotte Gray Chapel, Krystow Memorial Garden and the Kinney Outdoor Chapel. We have two parking lots, a small lot on Mesa Dr. and a larger parking lot in back of the church off Steck Avenue. Parking on Sunday morning is also available across the street at Anderson High School.
The Church Office is located in the breezeway between our Education Building, which houses our Day School, and our Parish Hall. The Parish Hall, also known as Huffman Hall in honor of our Rector Emeritus Chuck Huffman, is where we host most of our social gatherings. The church Library, where books may be checked out, is located in Huffman Hall next to the Infant Nursery. Church services are held in the Sanctuary, located across the campus from the church offices. The lower level floor of the Sanctuary building houses our classrooms. East of the Sanctuary is our peaceful Memorial Garden and Kinney Outdoor Chapel, a quiet and peaceful place for prayer and meditation.
Come take a photo tour of the Campus. Better yet, come by the office to meet us in person or visit us at one of our Worship Services. Call (512/345-8314) or drop by the church office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meet our clergy and staff, who will be happy to talk to you about St. Matthew’s.
New worshippers frequently comment on the feel of St. Matthew's worship space. The sanctuary is designed to foster corporate worship which can be conducted with sincerity, dignity, and joy, with singing and praises by all. Our primary liturgy is the Eucharist: Lack of a front communion rail reflects an early church practice of gathering around the table for a meal and the Eucharist. We believe that by blending liturgy and worship space, meaningful worship can be shared by all participants.
The St. Matthew's library is located along the hall next to the rest rooms in Huffman Hall. The library serves not only as a reservoir of religious books, but also as a good place to settle in for a good read, a place for small group gatherings or meetings. You are welcome to browse the shelves any time that Huffman Hall is open. The library door is never locked. We have many categories of religious books—Bibles, Commentaries, History, Biography and a variety by well known authors, including religious fiction. We have many children's books as well.
Checking out a book works much like any public library. Sign the card in the book with your name and telephone number. Leave the card in the box on the desk. You may keep the book one month before returning it. We hope you come to visit and check out all the many “Good Reads” in the St. Matthew's Library.