All Are Welcome
in This Place
SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP
5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP TIMES
8:30 and 10:30 am in the Sanctuary
CHILDREN’S CHURCH AT THE 10:30 SERVICE
For Pre-School and Elementary age children to leave the service for their own experience of church that includes a Bible story, prayer, songs and play.
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God Chooses a New King
Loving Our Neighbors
Involved in Our Community
The March Neighborhood Meal will be held on Monday, March 27. The feast will be held at our across-the-street neighbor, the YWCA. Dinner will again be served at 5 pm. Watch for more details.
This Lent, we will be having dinner church in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday nights beginning March 1. It will be a family-friendly worship opportunity in a casual setting around tables. You can expect food, Bible stories, guided conversation, communion, prayer and music. We will start serving food at 5:30 p.m., liturgy will start at 5:45, and we’ll always be done by 6:30. Sign up on the inside of this bulletin or in the Gathering Place!
Members and friends who wish to honor or memorialize a loved one by donating to the Easter Garden are asked to contact the church office by Monday, March 20. We are asking for a $10 donation per listing. Checks should be made out to St. Matthew Lutheran Church with “Easter Garden” in the memo line. The Easter flowers will be delivered to our shut-ins by volunteers on Monday, April 10. After the cost of the plants is met, the balance of the memorials/honorariums will be sent to New Hope Ministries.
Fellowship and Learning All in One
Faith Connections and Education Opportiunities
This Lent’s scripture from the lectionary gives us stories full of back-and-forth conversation with God. These conversations are filled with questions. People use questions to interrogate or to express their confusion or doubt. Questions express the longings of the heart and the puzzles of the mind. A question shows the distance between me and you. A question can also bring us closer. At times, people swallow their wonderings and…Read More
Lent is a great time to renew or recommit to personal devotional habits, and we want to do all we can to help you with that. This Lent we will have devotionals available beginning for you. ASK Lenten devotional book offers daily devotions with a question from scripture, a reflection, prayer and a practice that can be done each day. Pick up a booklet in the office…Read More
In January & February, join us for this Bible study, Transformed Community: Freed and Empowered for Radical Welcome,” that was written as a collaborative effort of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, and the ELCA/AMMPARO. In six sessions, participants will explore their relationship with immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in relation to biblical stories of generosity, inclusion, compassion, justice, and forgiveness. Centered on Romans 12:2,…Read More
Women, how about spending a day together on Saturday, March 25, to explore how God is with us and redirecting us to a more hope filled life? You won’t want to miss this special day with Dr. Susan Vitalis who tells of her own story of dedicated work in 15 of the most poverty-stricken countries and how her life’s path was interrupted by tragedy. All retreat participants…Read More
Want to become more involved in assisting in worship? Here’s your chance to learn or become more involved as an Assisting Minister, Greeter, Cross and Torch Bearer, Altar Guild Member, Usher, Communion Assistant, Lector, Livestream Operator or Communion Preparer. If you’re not quite sure, you can Sign Up to Shadow or Become a Worship Assistant by following this link. Don’t be shy.
Youth on the Move
Sharing and Caring
Day Camp is coming to St. Matthew again! We will be hosting Day Camp this summer on our church property. This is a 5 -day program, organized by Camp Nawakwa Lutheran Bible Camp for fun, worship, Bible study, games, nature study, singing, recreation, meeting new friends and sharing! Dates are June 19-23, 2023,…Read More
Vacation Bible School 2023 VBS will be held June 26th-29th from 9 am-noon. Ready for some fun with the ultimate hero team? Hero Hotline VBS invites children ages 4-5th grade to answer the call to serve God together. Young Heroes learn to strive for the things that bring peace and the things that build each other up as we are taught in Romans 14:19. Through stories in both the Old and New Testaments, children will learn about the countless…Read More or Register
You can register now for Summer Discovery at Discovery Place Preschool. Four different programs are scheduled, each running for one week. The first, The Most MAGICAL Camp on Earth begins on June 5 and ends, on the 9th. Other camps include ThIs CAMP IS OUTTA THIS WORLD!, The Sweetest Camp!, and Let’s Go to the Beach!
All youth are encouraged to participate in a number of upcoming activities, from concerts to an Open Mic Night, to special band tryouts, to mission trips and more.Read More
Lots happening In the Youth Suite at St. Matthew. Sunday Confirmation Classes and High School Faith Connections.Read More
Milestones and Events!
Adults & Kids — All in the Family
On Sunday, March 12, we will be marking the New Driver Milestone in worship at the 10:30 service. If you or somebody you love has started driving in the last few years, we’d like to recognize and pray for them…Read More
HOLY COMMUNION is an important aspect of the religious experience and one that St. Matthew loves to share with our community of members. While the Holy Communion milestone is being offered for those children currently in 3rd grade, everyone has…Read More
Don’t think you are ALL wet if you join us for this class. Special class for parents with kids 3 months to 3 years. What comes after baptism?Read More
Stewards of God’s Creation
Caring for Our Beautiful World
Turkey Earthquake Relief
Your generous gift to LWR's emergency response fund will deliver urgent support, like temporary shelter and critically needed care and supplies for families who lost their homes.
Here’s an opportunity for anyone to add to this support with a gift to specifically help those devastated by the earthquake in Turkey. You will reach children, women and men with the care they need RIGHT NOW, helping them endure immediate hardships and easing their suffering.
You may give online through our website at St. Matthew's Online Giving Portal, write a check to St. Matthew with “quake” on the memo line or give directly to Lutheran World Relief at lwr.org/quake or at PO Box 17061, Baltimore, MD 21297-1061.
In 2023 St. Matthew is offering a group mission trip with Tree 4 Hope to Guatemala for our members from July 19 – 27. There is so much to experience, learn and share. It is a true blessing to serve as God’s Hands!Read More