All Are Welcome
in This Place

SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP 5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP TIMES

8:30 (Outdoor) and 10:30 am (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.

All Are Welcome
in This Place

SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP 5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP TIMES

8:30 (Outdoor) and 10:30 am (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.

Sunday’s Service

Bulletin for this Service.
Playlist of past services and other videos.

A Day to Remember

Sunday, May 19, is a day worth reliving.  Not only was it Pentecost when we enjoyed worshiping with our Bishop and his wife, but it was a day for the history books.  In roughly 45 minutes, 822 Personal Care Kits were assembled by at least 150 volunteers in Fellowship Hall for Lutheran World Relief. 822 Kits to help provide basic necessities to maintain healthy lives for those who have suffered loss due to natural disasters, war or other causes.

Our thanks to all who made the day a success.  Here is just a brief glimpse of what went on.

St. Matthew Scholarships Available

Scholarship Applications, grade transcripts and letters of reference are due in the office by June 1. These scholarships are offered to students who are voting members of our congregation. Information, guidelines and applications can be found on the website or in the church office. You may apply for most of the scholarships twice.  If you have any questions, please contact Randy Kline.

Our New Associate Pastor

We Welcome Pastor Alex

St. Matthew is pleased to welcome Pastor Alexis (Alex) Sheppard-Witt as our new Associate Pastor. She will be joining the pastoral staff in mid-June. As a graduate of Red Lion and with most of her family living in York, Pastor Alex will be returning “home in a way. Currently she is serving two congregations in Williamsburg, VA, with her loving wife, Caitlin, and beloved pup, Ginger.

Pastor Alex is thrilled to be joining the St. Matthew in Hanover. “I bring with me a conviction that there is nothing that can separate you from the love of God we've found in Jesus (Romans 8:31-39).

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Ready to Make Music?

MusicCamp2024

IT’S BACK — St. Matthew’s Music Camp, version 2024.  TIme for music, games, fun, food and rounding it out with a BIG MUSICAL in September.  Click Here to register and get ready to make music! Camp will be held from August 5-9, 9 -11 am in Fellowship Hall.

Register for Vocal Workshop

Vocal Worshop
Day Camp and VBS
Dr. Seuss
Forest
Bugs
Trains

Summer Discovery 2024

It’s never too early to plan for Discovery Place’s Summer Discovery Camps. Four different sessions are being offered this June: The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss (June 3-7); Forest Explorers! (June 10-14); Bugs, Bugs and More Bugs! (June 17-21); and Trains, Planes and Automobiles! (June 24-28). To learn more, please select the link below.

More Info and Registration Form
Confirmation Camp Poster

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

DIrectory

An updated spiral bound Church Membership Directory is scheduled to be printed sometime around Labor Day or shortly thereafter. That gives everyone time to get their family together during vacation, summer picnics, or after worship on Sunday for the latest and greatest family pic. If you don’t have a digital picture, no problem; Arrangements can be made to have your pictures taken.  And it is all FREE!

Registration forms can be completed online by following this link or may be found on the Hospitality Desk in the Gathering Place.  Please complete the form front & back, and place in the offering basket or return to the church office.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please write directory@stmattlutheran.org.  No need to fill out a form if your information is already in the online directory and is all correct.  You can update your picture at any time and the Directory is always available online!

Our 2024 High School Grads

Meet our St. Matthew High School graduates up close and personal. Learn more about them and their plans for the future  No wonder our congregation is so Proud. Learn More Here.

Confirmation Worship Notes

Confirmation students.

Please Scan this QR Code for a copy of your Worship Notes.

What’s Happening

Loving Our Neighbors

Involved in Our Community

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Do you know we partner with the Community Aid Store in South Hanover? When you make donations and shop there the community benefits. All your donations are credited to St. Matthew and are used for our Human Needs Fund, which helps the people in our community. Recently, they increased clothing,…

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Youth on the Move

Sharing and Caring

Day Camp 2024

Day Camp at St. Matt – 2024 Summer fun for elementary age youth! 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, for fun, worship, Bible study, games, nature study, singing, recreation, meeting new friends and sharing! Dates are June 17-21, 2024, 9 a.m. to 3:00 pm each day, Monday through Friday. Ages: children entering grades 1 through grade 5 in the fall of 2024. Better Act Fast!  Space is limited to 32 children.  Watch the website and church bulletins for more information. Some…

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Vacation Bible School 2024

Vacation Bible School 2024 VBS will be held June 24th-27th from 9 – Noon Join us while we dive deep into finding the ways God is always with us! We welcome children who are 4 years old through 5th graders. Registration forms will be available at the church or you can click on the Register Now button below. VBS Registration Form Children and Family Ministry Coordinator: Melissa Smith, msmith@stmattlutheran.org Register Now To Volunteer to Help with VBS If you are able to help with VBS on any or all of the days and in any way, we would greatly appreciate…

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Faith Connections for Kids

Kids from 3 years old through 5th grade can join us in the Lower Level for Faith Connections on Sundays from 9:30-10:20am. We have a Pre-school class for 3-4 year olds. Lower Elementary for K-2 grade and Upper Elementary for 3-5 grade. Join us while we read Bible stories, make crafts and have some fun.