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.
Coming Sunday, September 13 is the beginning of a new Sunday School program year. Our classes are for ALL AGES. Sunday School meets from 9:45-10:45. Thanks to all those who have committed to teaching for this year.
Coming Sunday, September 13 - God's Work. Our Hands. This annual event will begin at Zion Lutheran Church in Abbeyville at 12:30 with lunch. After lunch we will disperse to numerous locations to work on local projects. Many of the ELCA's over 9,000 congregations will participate in this "reaching out to others" day. Sign-up by calling our offices at 330-725-8885, or in the back of the sanctuary.
Wine-tasting at Wolf Creek Winery will be on September 19 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The sign-up is in the back of the sanctuary.
Coming Sunday, September 20 - Chicken BBQ sponsored by our Luther League! This rich tradition helps our LL raise funds for every third year's ELCA Youth Gathering. Plus, the meal is delicious!!! Just $8.00 for 1/2 chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, biscuit and pie. If you want a 1/2 chicken only the cost is $5.00. Order yours today by seeing a Luther Leaguer, or, calling the church office at 330-725-8885.
On Sunday, September 20 there will also be an exit interview for Pastor David Anderson. This is open to the congregation. This will take place at 9:45.
Our congregation's Transitional Housing ministry is being featured in the annual report of the Mission Investment Fund (MIF), and, in a video being produced for the MIF's web-page. On July 1 and 2 videographers were here to interview folks.
We are in the Season of Pentecost. Pentecost will conclude as Advent begins. Throughout the Pentecost Season we will be using Setting 4 from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship book on the third Sunday of each month. Many will find this liturgy an old familiar one. Check our worship schedule (above tab) to find out about specific Sunday worship opportunities.
A Staff Task Force has been established and held four congregational forums to discuss the future staffing of our congregation. We thank all of those who attended. Serving on the task force are Melanie Brown, Todd Costello, Kelly Obermeier, and Cindy Rickly. A report will be coming after the task force concludes their discussions.
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!
September 04, 2015
Thursday - Sept. 3
3:00 pm - Prayer Group
Sunday, September 6
8:30 & 11:00
Now the Feast
Monday - Sept. 7
Labor Day - offices closed
Tuesday - Sept.8
6:30 - Men's Bible Study
9:30 - Women's Bib. St.
7:00 pm - Social Concerns
Wed.- Sept. 9
9:00 am - LGL Samaritan
7:30 - Luther Choir
Thursday - Sept. 10
3:00 pm - Prayer Group
Sunday, Sept. 13
8:30 - Service of the Word
9:45 - Sunday School
11:00 - Rhythm & Blues
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