Welcome to the St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church web-site.  


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.


We began a new Church Year on Sunday, November 30, the First Sunday of Advent.  The Season of Advent continues through Christmas Eve.  Now, we are READY for Christmas ... not so much because everything is done ... but, because we are in NEED of a Savior to once again touch our worried world.


Thanks to our Small Group Team who sponsored our three Advent potluck dinners and craft evenings. The crafts were great.  Thanks also to our Worship Team for once again using the favorite Holden Evening Prayer. 


Christmas Eve worship

Family Service with Nativity Scene - 5:00 p.m.  (no Holy Communion)

Traditional Service with Holy Communion and Candlelighting - 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.


Worship on December 28 will have Service of the Word (no communion) at 8:30 and a Carol Praise Service at 11:00. There will be no Sunday School.


On New Year's Eve there will be a Service of Healing using the Holden Evening Prayer beginning at 5:00 p.m.


The Pictorial Directories are here!!!  The look very nice. IIf you had your picture taken look for yours in the narthex (back of the sanctuary) soon. Thanks especially to Karl Trenty for doing so much work on this directory.


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!   



Please join us for worship and Sunday School

 Sunday Worship

  8:30 and 11:00 a.m.


Sunday Church School

at 9:45



400 N. Broadway St.
Medina, OH 44256
Office: 330-725-8885





December 21, 2014



 Sunday , December 21

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

 ELW Setting 8 at 8:30 

Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

ELW Setting 8 at 11:00 with

our Sunday School Program


This week at St. Matthew:

Monday, December 15

11:00 am - Senior Happy Hour


Tuesday, December 16

6:30 am - Men's Bible Study

9:30 - Women's Bib. Study


Wed. December 17

9:00 am - Benevolent Bd.

6:00 pm - Potluck Dinner

7:00 pm - Holden Eve. Prayer


Thursday, December 18

10:00 am - Visitation for

Florence Gerspacher

11:00 am - Memorial

Service for Florence

3:30 pm Prayer Group

4:30 - Youth Choir

7:30 - Luther Choir


Saturday, December 20

9:30 am - Altar Guild Decorating

10:00 - Sunday School

Christmas Program Practice

          and Party!!!


Christmas Eve

5:00 pm - Family Service

8:00 and 10:00 pm

Services of Holy Communion

      and Candlelighting


Sunday, December 28

The First Sunday of Christmas

Service of the Word at 8:30

   No Sunday School

Carol Praise Service at 11:00




Dinner for  8

Operation H.O.M.E.S.

Chaplain Partnership


About St. Matthew Lutheran

Come to the About Us section to find out what we're all about!


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

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