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.
As we approach the half-way point of the Easter Season we continue to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Celebrative worship coming up includes a Praise Service at 8:30 a.m. on April 26; Now the Feast and Celebration on May 3, and, our Luther League leading worship services on Mother's Day, May 10.
Wine, Cheese and Mingle is on Saturday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m. at Forest Meadows clubhouse. Call the office for more information (330-725-8885) and/or to share that you are planning on participating. Or, let Lisa Burke or Janelle Shook know you are planning to attend.
A Ladies Luncheon is planned for May 3. All ladies young and old are invited to attend. This year's theme is "Living Life Like a Precious Quilt." Sign up in the back of the church, or, call the office to indicate you are coming. You may also contact Janelle Shook or Lisa Burke.
Lisa Burke has accepted the position of President-Elect for this year. This means Lisa will also serve as the President in 2016. Thanks Lisa!!!
A Staff Task Force has been established and is planning to hold two congregational forums to discuss the future staffing of our congregation. These will be held during the Sunday School hour on May 10 and May 17. Please come to one of these forums to let your ideas and thoughts be known. Serving on the task force are Melanie Brown, Todd Costello, Kelly Obermeier, and Cindy Rickly.
Or hearts are heavy upon the death of a pillar of our congregation, Don Hodek. Include Shirley, Melissa (Bob) and Matt in your prayers. We will miss our brother and leader.
It was a wonderful and holy joy to join with our ecumenical sisters and brothers on Wednesday evenings throuout the Lenten Season. Our meals and worship experiences have warmed our hearts. We participated in this "round-robin" ... with the United Church of Christ, Congregational; Medina Presbyterian; First Christian and Second Baptist Church. Thanks to all who ate and/or worshiped with our neighbors and friends.
We have begun to use Setting Four from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship as our liturgy on the third Sunday of each month. This is an old liturgy that many will find familiar.
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!
April 20, 2015
Sunday, April 26
8:30 - Praise Service
9:45 - Sunday School
11:00 - Service of the Word
Monday, April 20
11:00 am - Senior Happy Hr.
1:30 PM - Craft & Conversation
Tuesday, April 21
6:30 am - Men's Bible Study
9:30 - Women's Bib. Study
7:00 pm - Executive Council
Thursday - April 23
3:00 pm - Prayer Group
7:30 pm - Luther Choir
Friday, April 24
9:30 am - Playgroup @
Emily Faust's home
9:30 am - Catechism
6:00 pm - Wine, Cheese &
Mingle @ Forest Meadows
Sunday, May 3
8:30 and 11:00
Now the Feast & Celebration
9:45 - Sunday School
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