A big thank you to St. Matthew’s Altar Flower Team – Irene Shea, Karen Schmoke, and Sally Burns. They have worked ‘behind the scenes’ calling members for flower dedications and making sure donated flowers are delivered to our shut-ins. We appreciate them volunteering their time and talent to keep this ministry working smoothly.
And Karen Schmoke baked those incredible iced cookies for St. Lucia’s celebration on December 13 and the even more incredible cake and cookies for our 125th Anniversary reception.
You may not know any of these dear women, but you should!
St Matthew's Pastor Sam Zumwalt


The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zumwalt has worked in churches for 42 years and in May 2018 celebrated the 37th anniversary of his ordination to the holy ministry. He is a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity ( In 2004, Pr. Zumwalt moved with his family to Wilmington from Texas, where he served for 23 years as pastor of small, midsize, and large congregations.