Welcome to the St. Matthew web-site. Hopefully, the information here will be helpful in your learning about our congregation.


We have a simple, but "catchy" mission statement ... LGL.  It stands for Living God's LoveOur ministry revolves around this statement and becomes the goal of all we do.


What a terrific God's Work. Our Hands. Sunday was held on Sunday, September 7. Nearly 100 people gathered at Zion Lutheran, Valley City for a delicious lunch. Then we were off to seven or eight workplaces throughout the county to serve our Medina county communities. The northern Medina county cluster of ELCA congregations sponsored this event. Those congregations include: Living Word, Medina; Holy Trinity, Brunswick; Our Savior, Hinckley; Zion, Valley City; and St. Matthew, Medina (us)! Thanks to the wonderful  volunteers and group leaders who Lived God's Love together!  It was FUN to work with others from our faith communities.


Story-teller Donald Davis will be with us for the morning on Sunday, September 21. He will preach (story-tell) at both worship services. Donald is a part of the Medina County Library's Story Fest which will be held on September 20. Donald will also be present for the Sunday School hour, at 9:45.


Sunday School has started
! We had a fun Rally Day with a lot of goodies, meeting our teachers, and having a grand time learning about Jesus' love for us. Plan on attending Sunday School and worship. Our adult class will be studying a fantastic dvd series on Dietrich Bonhoeffer for the first 4-5 weeks. Plan on joining us for this terrific series, led by Don Hodek.  


The Luther League's Chicken BBQ is on September 28. Order your tickets from a Luther Leaguer, or call the church office (330-725-8885). 


After the wonderful presentation concerning Kid's Hope, USA by Bob, C.J. and Annette Palmer in August, our coordinator, Joan Benditz would love to welcome new mentors into the program. Call the Church Office for more information (330-725-8885). 


Photographs for a new Pictorial Directory have been taken. We hope to have our pictorial directories within a couple of months. Thank your for participating.  



Pastor Dave is at 2/3 time now. This began on September 1. There is no change in the call, but there is a reduction in hours and pay. He will be "on the job" Sunday through Wednesday. 


Our worship schedule follows: 


September 21

Storyteller Donald Davis will be present at both services and will lead a discussion during the Sunday School hour.

8:30 - Setting 3 from the ELW

9:45 - Sunday School

11:00 - Setting 3 from the ELW


September 28

8:30 - Service of the Word (no Holy Communion)

9:45 - Sunday School

11:00 - Rhythm and Blues

This is also the day of our Luther League's Chicken BBQ!  Great chicken at a super price. See a Luther Leaguer to order yours!!!


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





September 20, 2014



 Sunday , September 21

Story teller Donald Davis

will be with us all morning.

Donald will preach and

will address our High

School and Adult classes

during the SCS hour.

8:30 - Setting 3 from ELW

9:45 Sunday School

11:00 - Setting 3 from ELW





This week at St. Matthew:

Monday, September 15

11 am - Sr. Happy Hour


Tuesday, September 16

6:30 am - Men's Bible Study

9:30 - Women's Bib. Study

7:00 pm - Social Concerns


Thursday, Sept. 18

3:00 pm - Prayer Group

4:30 pm - Youth Choir

7:00 pm - Luther Choir


Saturday, Sept. 20

9:00 am - Youth Choir

9:30 am - Catechism


Sunday, Sept. 28

   Luther League

   Chicken BBQ

8:30 - Service of the Word

9:45 - Sunday School

11:00 - Rhythm & Blues


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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