Welcome to the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Medina, Ohio website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. Feel free to contact us!
We have a simple, but "catchy" mission statement ... LGL. It stands for Living God's Love. Our ministry revolves around this statement and becomes the goal of all we do.
Lent has begun. These 40 days (not including Sundays) offer us the opportunity to focus on Christ and repair our lives. Spend these 40 days wisely.
It was another snowy Sunday on March 2. But, if you were in worship ... WHAT A DAY we had! It was Music Appreciation Sunday and it appeared everyone enjoyed the great singing, both listening to it and joining in. Thanks to our Music Director Melinda Kline, to our keyboardist, John Burke, and to the many who joined the Praise Choir!!!
COMING Sunday, March 16 at noon ... a soup and salad luncheon followed by a Musical Gala. This is a day to hear some outstanding music, eat some delicious soup and salad, and support our Relay for Life Team. Last time this was REALLY something special.
Our Luther League Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction was great fun, with delicious food and a laughed filled auction. Our wonderful people gave over $2,100 for the meal and desserts. How about one dessert going for $300. This evening supports the Luther League's trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering in 2015.
Our worship in March:
March 9 - First Sunday in Lent.
8:30 Rhythm and Blues
11:00 Service of the Word
March 12 - Lenten Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Worship at 7:00 p.m. Theme - Making Change
March 16 - ELW Setting 3 at both 8:30 and 11:00 on this Second Sunday in Lent.
March 19 - Lenten Worship at 7:00 p.m. - Making Change
March 23 - Third Sunday in Lent.
8:30 Service of the Word
11:00 Rhythm and Blues
March 26 - Lenten Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Lenten Worship at 7:00 p.m. - Making Change
March 30 - Fourth Sunday in Lent.
ELW Setting 3 at 8:30 and 11:00.
During all of 2013 we had a wonderful celebration of our 75th Anniversary. There were many highlights. Our Anniversary Luncheon in September was certainly the capstone! It was great to see the Thao family, who were sponsored by St. Matthew in 1975. For some it was the first meeting. For others it was getting to see them and speak with them again! What a joy to have Tou and his wife See Lor, Mai Mao, and Amy Christine present. Mai Mao spoke eloquently. The family presented St. Matthew with a touching "Escape Quilt" which tells the story of their fleeing Laos in 1975, residing in a refugee camp in Thailand for a year, then coming to the United States.
This rich history is what "seeded" our transitional housing ministry. Thanks be to God for the insight and leadership of the congregation in 1976.
The people of St. Matthew strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves, and, in each person we encounter. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ. We have a long tradition of outreach and service to our members and the community.
You are invited to be our guest at 8:30 or 11:00 on Sunday ... to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ. Or, join us for any event!
March 09, 2014
Sunday, March 9
The First Sunday of Lent
Rhythm and Blues at 8:30
Sunday School 9:45
Service of the Word at 11:00
(Remember the time change
on Saturday, 3/8. We spring
Monday , March 10
11:00 Senior Happy Hour
Tuesday, March 11
6:30 am Men's Bible Study
9:30 Women's Bib. Study
7:00 pm Executive Council
Wednesday, March 12
6:00 pm Lenten Dinner
7:00 pm Lenten Worship
Thursday, March 13
3:00 pm Prayer Group
7:00 pm Luther Choir
Saturday, March 15
9:00 Kids of the Kingdom
and Youth Choir
9:30 Catechism Class
11:00 Middle School Band
Sunday, March 16
ELW Setting 3 - 8:30 & 11:00
Sunday School 9:45
Soup and Salad Luncheon
followed by Musical Gala
after 11:00 worship
About St. Matthew Lutheran
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What is the ELCA?
Find out about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the history of this wonderful organization on our What is ELCA page