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.
Wow ... it was wonderful to hear of our Luther Leaguer's adventures in Detroit at worship on July 26. It sure sounded like they had a GREAT time. Thanks for sharing! Yes, twenty-three youth and six adults were in Detroit for the ELCA Youth Gathering from July 14-19. I think some of the adult chaperones are just now recovering!
Captain Wolf (aka John Burke) shared life as a Delaware Indian at our summer series on July 26. John has to be one of the most knowledgeable persons about Indian life in Medina and our surrounding area. His Indian garb (even shoes) he made himself, following the processes used by the Indians. It was great! Thanks, John!!!
Vacation Bible School was held last week. Thanks to Joyce Davis and her host of helpers for providing a wonderful experience for our children. 46 youngsters were in attendance on Monday! And, we had some 20+ helpers! Great job!
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.
On Sunday August 16 we will have the last of our three speakers at the 9:45 hour. Breakfast is great ... the presenters have been fabulous ... plan on attending.
Our outdoor worship and picnic is scheduled for August 23. This will be at Plum Creek Park. More details will be coming later.
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!
July 28, 2015
Sunday, August 2
8:30 and 11:00
Now the Feast ...
Tuesday, July 28
6:30 am - Men's Bible Study
9:30 - Women's Bib. Study
7:00 pm - Communication/
Thursday - July 30
3:00 pm - Prayer Group
Sunday, August 9
8:30 - Service of the Word
(no Holy Communion)
11:00 - Praise Service
(with Holy Communion)
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