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St. Matthews Baptist Church
Regular Schedule
  • Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM
  • Worship Service
    – 10:25 AM
  • Noontime Bible Study
    – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Prayer Meeting/Bible Study
    – 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Phone Prayer Line - Call (319) 527-3511 Access Code: 117729#
    – 9:00 PM
Verse of the Day

We all have defining moments in our lives – times when things happen that change our trajectory.  These moments can be positive or negative, but they always lead us to reflect on His power and goodness.  I can point to many defining moments in my life, but June 9, 2019 now ranks among the most impactful of those moments.  It is on this day that the St. Matthews Baptist Church family put their trust and faith in me by voting unanimously to make me Acting Pastor of St. Matthews Baptist Church.  What a marvel and a blessing it is when God opens such a door, reaffirming my calling and placing me one step closer to advancing His kingdom through leadership and service at this great church. 

As I take on this important role I would be remiss if I didn't thank the Rev. Dr. Maxwell M. Washington who faithfully served as Pastor for 50 years, retiring on May 31, 2019.  His decades of spiritual leadership will live on at St. Matthews and in our hearts. He has made an indelible mark on the lives of all he has touched. Our souls overflow with joy at the thought of all he has left through the example he has set for 50 years.  I am blessed to have served as assistant pastor under your tutelage, and look forward to building upon his incredible legacy.  

In His service,

Acting Pastor Peter R. Blue, Sr.


Click here to see Rev. Dr. Maxwell M. Washington's 50th Anniversary and Retirement video.

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Saturday, June 22 from 9 am - 11 am

Women’s Ministry Meeting. All Women of St. Matthews are encouraged to attend.


Saturday, July 13 - 10:00

Church meeting - Vote to "Call a Pastor"

Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2

Vacation Bible School will be held.  Contact: Deaconess Olivia Jackson for more information.

Thurs & Fri., August 8-9

Youth Revival

Sunday, August 11

Youth Day

Remember Those on our Special Prayer List . . .

As you go about your activities throughout the week, please keep those listed on the "sick/shut-in" and "special prayer" lists in your thoughts and lift them in prayer.  A listing can be found in the Member Area.

Interested in serving?

The Choirs and Ushers Ministries are seeking new members. Your dedicated service is greatly needed and appreciated. Please see any member for further information.