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.
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.
The First Sunday of Advent (December 1) kicked off our Advent Conspiracy. We revisited this conspiracy on the Second Sunday of Advent.
On Sunday, December 15 (Third Sunday of Advent) we will use Setting 8 from the ELW at both the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services.
Prior to both worship services we will enjoy harp music from our harpists Sarah Schwartz and Melanie Brown. Please arrive 15 minutes early and enter the worship space quietly.
Our Sunday School Christmas Program will be held December 15 at 4:00 pm. This will be a delightful time of watching, listening and enjoying!
Wednesdays in Advent will feature Holden Evening Prayer. On Wednesdays December 11 and 18, we will enjoy a Family Potluck at 6:00 pm. Holden Evening Prayer will begin at 7:00 pm.
Click on News and Events to see the rest of our December worship schedule.
What a marvelous celebration we had at our 75th Anniversary Luncheon on Sunday, September 29. It was great to see the Thao family. For some it was the first meeting. For others it was getting to see them and speak with them again! What a joy to have Tou and his wife See Lor, Mai Mao, and Amy Christine present. Mai Mao spoke eloquently. The family presented St. Matthew with a touching "Escape Quilt" which tells the story of their fleeing Laos in 1975, residing in a refugee camp in Thailand for a year, then coming to the United States. St. Matthew sponsored the family.
This rich history is what "seeded" our transitional housing ministry. Thanks be to God for the insight and leadership of the congregation in 1976.
Special thanks to our 75th Anniversary Committee and to our leader - Sandy Homan. It has been a fantastic year! Sandy's leadership has been outstanding.
Our 75th Anniversary year is wrapping up ...Here is a partial list of how we have celebrated our anniversary so far in 2013:
In the list above you see that Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Norteastern Ohio Synod was present for worship. On August 14, Bishop Eaton became the Presiding Bishop-elect of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It is AMAZING to have had the now Presiding Bishop in our pulpit ... in worship at our place.
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 of God.
St. Matthew Lutheran has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.
December 12, 2013
Sunday, December 15
Third Sunday of Advent
ELW Setting 8 - 8:30 & 11:00
at 8:15 and 10:45 we will
enjoy preludes by our harpists
(please enter quietly)
Children's Christmas Program
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Mon. - December 9
Senior Happy Hr. 11 am
Tue.- December 10
Men's Bible Study 6:30 am
Women's Bible St. 9:30
Executive Council 7 pm
Wed. - December 11
Advent Potluck 6:00 pm
Holden Evening Prayer
at 7:00 pm
Thu. - December 12
Prayer Group 3 pm
Kids of Kingdom 5:15
Luther Choir 7:30
Sat.- December 14
Youth Choir 9 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:30
Party 10:30 - 12:30
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Service of the Word - 8:30
Sunday School at 9:45
Praise Service - 11:00
About St. Matthew Lutheran
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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