Welcome to the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Medina, Ohio website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. Feel free to contact us!
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.
We are in the Season of Pentecost, a time of growth and nourishment in the Church Year. The altar hangings will be green throughout the summer and well into fall. In some worshipping communities the Season of Pentecost is known as part of the "Ordinary Season" of the church year. Come to worship regularly to grow in faith, love, obedience, and hope.
It is hard to believe that school is starting! The summer months have just flown by! We are having Rally Day on September 14. 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 church picnic and outdoor worship service on August 10. Thanks to our Small Group and Worship Teams for organizing such a delightful Sunday.
Photographs for a new Pictorial Directory been taken. A MAKE-UP date is scheduled for September 9 from 2:00 - 9:00 p.m. Signing up on line is still available. See the "sidebar" on this page for the link to signing up. Those who have their portrait taken will receive a free photo and a complimentary pictorial directory.
At a Special Congregational Meeting in June, Pastor Dave asked the congregation to go to two-third time (working four days per week). While there is no change in the call, this reduction in hours and pay will begin in September. The congregation voted to accept this proposal.
Our worship schedule follows:
8:30 - Good News moment by the Gideon Society, followed by The Service of the Word.
9:45 - For men and boys ... a presentation on the Civil War by Rick Gray, a civil war reenactor. Please sign-up in the narthex (back of the church) if you are planning to attend ... because a breakfast is being planned and we need to know the numbers!
11:00 - Good News Moment by the Gideon Society, followed by a Praise Service. We will also enjoy a Holy Baptism.
8:30 and 11:00. A special service that will include the blessing of labor. Everyone is encouraged to wear the clothes you wear to work. We will have Holy Baptism at 11:00.
8:30 and 11:00 Now the Feast and Celebration
This is God's Work, Our Hands Sunday. We will be yoking with Zion, Valley City; Our Savior Hinckley; Holy Trinity, Brunswick, and Living Word, Medina to help out in our communities.
Lunch will begin at 12:30 at Zion in Valley City. We will disburse from Zion to various work sites. Individual sites will wrap up no later than 4:00 p.m. Sign-up in the narthex.
8:30 Rhythm and Blues
9:45 --- Rally Day --- Sunday School kicks off another year!
11:00 Service of the Word (no Holy Communion)
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!
August 22, 2014
Sunday , August 24
Good News Moment from
the Gideon Society
Service of the Word
9:45 Men/Boys Discussion
on the Civil War, led by
Rick Gray, reenactor
5:30 p.m. Luther League
supper meeting to share plans
This week at St. Matthew:
Tuesday, August 19
6:30 am - Men's Bible Study
9:30 - Women's Bib. Study
7:00 pm - Social Concerns
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