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

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Playlist of past services and other videos.

Day Camp Was A Blast

This year at Day Camp we had so much fun learning about "The Way" of God and practicing ways to make a difference in the world around us! During our week together we read 5 Bible stories: The Parable of the Good Samaritan, Love Your Enemies, The Disciples, The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin, and Salt and Light. These stories are great to read with children because they express a clear message and help to display the love of God!

Our campers also played games in the gym, made crafts that correlated with our theme, and sang with Mr. Ben, our Minister of Music. During our activity time each day we completed fun tasks such as digging for rocks and minerals, doing a fingerprinting activity with a detective, playing games on Water Day, and learning more about our beautiful organ with Mr. Ben!

We hope to see you at St. Matthew for Day Camp 2025! Dates and more information to come!

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).

Music For Homebound

Ready to Make Music?

Music Camp 2024

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.

Summer Music at St. Matt
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There will be a community choir. Rehearsals will be on Wednesday July 24th and Wed August 7that 7pm. Anyone interested in singing is welcome.

Meet Our Summer Interns

Mya Maloney is an upcoming sophomore at Lebanon Valley College majoring in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She is looking forward to working with youth and children during Day Camp and VBS, as well as engaging with our community during this internship!

Aaron Smith is a junior health and physical education student at Messiah University and plans to teach high school Health and PE after graduation. He is excited for the opportunity to see everything happening within the church outside of worship every Sunday and is looking forward to getting to know St. Matthew members better over the summer months.

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!

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

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.