What is St. Matthew’s Table?

Many of us are spiritually curious, but don’t often know where to begin a sincere search for answers. Growing in faith is a process, and one that needs breathing room.

At St. Matthew’s Table, we come together and engage with the words and ways of Jesus. We seek for truth together. We learn together. We worship together. And, we eat great food together.

You are always welcome!




St. Matthew’s Table is a neighborhood dinner church where you can belong before you believe and explore your faith.

Our worship is centered around the table and ancient practices of liturgy. Through the simple acts of cooking together, singing, scripture reading, and sharing a meal around communion, we engage with the words and ways of Christ.

In a casual, “family style” dinner, we grow together in relationship with each other and Jesus. Sincere questions are always welcome.

St. Matthew’s Table meets every Sunday at 5PM.


How did St. Matthew’s Table get started?

St. Matthew’s Table began as a couple in Virginia began to sense God’s leading to return to Seattle, a city they loved and had lived in. In 2014, after a year or so of praying and considering, Pastors Dwayne and Stephanie Smith moved their young family back across country to answer God’s call.

In 2015, a team of individuals began to meet together in the Smith’s home to pray, seek direction, and dream together. Out of those times of prayer, a vision for planting a liturgical dinner church solidified.

The heart of each person was simply focused on reaching the neighborhoods of Seattle with God’s love and tangible friendship.

After a year of prayer and planning, St. Matthew’s Table officially launched on March 12, 2017! The journey continues.pexels-photo-42504

Where did the name, St. Matthew’s Table, come from?

One of our favorite stories from the Bible is when Jesus meets a tax collector named Matthew (or Levi). Although Matthew was not the most reputable character, Jesus saw him right where he was and invited him to follow Him and be his disciple and friend.

Matthew immediately followed Jesus.

Then, he took another step and invited Jesus to his house for dinner…along with other disreputable people. With Jesus at the center, Matthew opened the door for religious people, skeptics, notorious sinners, and friends to come together for a meal.

That’s the kind of “table” we want to set, too. A place where we can all belong and find love, acceptance, and forgiveness from Jesus.

Here’s the story from Mark 2:13-17 in the Bible.

Jesus Calls Levi (Matthew)

13 Then Jesus went out to the lakeshore again and taught the crowds that were coming to him. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Levi got up and followed him.

15 Later, Levi invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests, along with many tax collectors and other disreputable sinners. (There were many people of this kind among Jesus’ followers.) 16 But when the teachers of religious law who were Pharisees[b] saw him eating with tax collectors and other sinners, they asked his disciples, “Why does he eat with such scum?[c]

17 When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”



St. Matthew’s Table is a neighborhood dinner church where you can belong–even before you may believe in Jesus–and grow in faith. We’d love to hear from you!