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 LoveOur ministry revolves around this statement and becomes the goal of all we do. 


Next Sunday, October 5, from 4-7:00 pm, we will have our annual fall festival/chili cook off. This year it is being held at Matt and Janelle Shook's home. Bring your rain boots, fall attire, a lawn chair and a fabulous chili (for the contest) or, a side dish or dessert to share. A lot of family fun is promised!!!  No cost, but a free-will offering will be welcomed. Please call the church office with your reservation.


Once again our Luther League had a very successful chicken BBQ.  Proceeds will help our youth attend the ELCA Youth Gathering in 2015. 


Sunday, September 28 was the last Sunday for our Music Director, Melinda Kline. Melinda has been with us for 13 years. She has accepted a similar position at Leroy United Methodist Church in her hometown of Westfield Village. Thanks to all who set up for the coffee hour, those who attended, and to Melinda for her many years of service.


What a terrific God's Work. Our Hands. Sunday was held on September 7. Around 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 with us Sunday, Sept. 21. His story-telling sermon was a witness to powerful forgiveness. Pastor Donald was in Medina as a part of the Medina County Library's Story fest.  


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. 


We had a 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 for Sunday, September 28 has the Service of the Word (no Holy Communion) at Holy Communion;  Sunday School at 9:45; and Rhythm and Blues at 11:00.

Again, 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 30, 2014



 Sunday , October 5

Now the Feast & Celebration

     at 8:30 and 11:00

Sunday School at 9:45



This week at St. Matthew:

Monday, September 29

11 am - Sr. Happy Hour


Tuesday, September 30

6:30 am - Men's Bible Study

9:30 - Women's Bib. Study


Thursday, October 2

2:00 pm - Book Club at

      PJ Marleys

3:00 pm - Prayer Group

4:30 pm - Youth Choir

7:30 pm - Luther Choir


Friday, October 3

Wedding Rehearsal

& Dinner 5:00 - 8 pm 


Saturday, October 4

9:00 am - Youth Choir

9:30 am - Catechism

3:00 pm Rite of Marriage

Ryan Hunger/Rochelle Gove 



Sunday, October 12

8:30  Praise Service

9:45  Sunday School

11:00 Service of the Word


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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