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.
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 will be here to interview folks.
We have some good things happening this summer. On June 14 we honored our graduates and enjoyed a wonderful presentation my Medina's own Miles Reed, a wildlife photographer who has travelled to MANY locations. What a wonderful presentation Miles provided!
On Sundays, July 26 and August 16 we will have speakers at the 9:45 hour as well. This is an entertaining event ... all are invited. Breakfast is served!
Vacation Bible School will be held July 20-24. Call the church office (330- 725-8885) for information about registration or pick up a registration form in the back of the sanctuary ... or see Joyce Davis to register.
Our outdoor worship and picnic is scheduled for August 23. This will be at Plum Creek Park. More details will be coming later.
We have conluded the Festival Season of the Church Year. We begin the Season of Pentecost which 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 02, 2015
Sunday, July 5
8:30 & 11:00
Now the Feast & Celebration
Tuesday, June 30
6:30 am - Men's Bible Study
9:30 - Women's Bib. Study
6:00 pm - LDR
Wednesday, July 1
Videographers from the
Mission Investment Fund
will be present.
Thursday - July 2
Videographers continue to
3:00 pm - Prayer Group
Sunday, July 12
8:30 - Service of the Word
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