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Worship Service: May 29th, 2022

Scripture: John 15:12-16

"Writing Your Own Eulogy"

Rev. Kyle Roggenbuck

Celebration of Life for Bob Crooks - June 4th

A Celebration of Life service for Bob Crooks will take place on Saturday, June 4th at 11am. Luncheon immediately following in Dobstaff.

All are welcome to attend.

Pentecost Worship Service - June 5th 11am

Please plan to join us for a joint Pentecost service with Christ Tamil Church on Sunday, June 5th at 11am. Please note the change from our normal time. There will not be a 9:30 service that day.

A potluck lunch will be held after the service. Click here to RSVP for the lunch and let us know what you are bringing.

Mailbox Theft

Last weekend, someone broke into our mailbox and stole all of our mail. We did report it to the police. If you sent a check to the church, please check with the office or Edie DeBoard, the financial secretary, to confirm that we received it. If you did send a check that we did not receive, you should contact your bank immediately. 

St. Matthew Beautification

YARD WORK DAY Join us on Saturday, June 4th from 8-10am to do some yard work around the church. Bring your favorite gloves, hoe, trowel, shovel, pruners, and/or rake. Weather permitting. Contact Hi Baird or Rick Jungk with questions.

GARDENER NEEDED As some of you may have noticed, the garden to the right of the parking lot entrance isn't as beautiful as usual. Rose Pankratz has been planting/weeding/pruning this garden for the last several years, but due to her recent health issues she's unable to continue this year. If you'd be interested in taking care of this, please let Rose, Hi Baird, or Rick Jungk know.

New Women's Ministry

We have heard feedback through the recent focus groups that our members would appreciate more opportunities to connect with and meet members outside of service. We invite all the women of St. Matthew to join a new women's ministry, providing the opportunity for a regular connection time to deepen relationships, foster connections, and inspire meaningful conversations.

This summer we will start with a once a month evening gathering for two hours, hosted by Joyce Miller, Mary Henderson, and Dorothy Peterson. In the Fall, we will look to potentially host twice a month - once in the daytime and once in the evening. Prior to each session, we'll provide a theme to spark our conversations.

Mark your calendars:

June 16th at 7pm at Dorothy Peterson's home
July 14th at 7pm at Mary Henderson's home
August 11th at 7pm at Joyce Miller's home

4th of July Parade

Please consider participating in our Annual St. Matthew Shopping Cart Brigade at the Wheaton 4th of July Parade. Alex Johnson has graciously offered to help lead the shopping cart brigade. The parade begins at 10am, so plan to arrive around 8:30 or 9am. This is a wonderful way for families to get involved and help make a difference for People's Resource Center and Interfaith Food Bank. 

We will need people to push shopping carts to collect food donations, someone to drive the truck, and walkers to collect money. Please contact Erin Walsh at or 630.660.4651 or John Adams at or 630.235.3698 if you would like to sign up. We are hoping for a great turn out!  

Last Call to Register for Vacation Bible School

Registration is open for our 2022 Vacation Bible School, "God's Garden."

Dates: June 6th-10th, 9am-noon
Friday, June 10th, 7pm, Family Ice Cream Social

Ages: 3-4 (must have completed one year of preschool) and K-5th grade (Completed grades k-5)

Cost is $30 per child ($60 family maximum) before May 30th. $35 per child ($70 family max) after May 30th.

Click here to register for the 2022 Vacation Bible School

Safe Church Background Checks

In compliance with the Safe Church Policy, we are asking all volunteers, ages 18 and over, who work with children in any capacity, to complete a Background Check Authorization Form. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Sunday School teachers or helpers
  • VBS teachers or helpers
  • Crazies helpers
  • Nursery caregivers or helpers
  • Confirmation mentors
  • Other situations where you may be interacting with children/youth.
  • All staff
  • If you will be attending the Back Bay Mission Trip in October, they require a background check as well. This is a great time to take care of it.

Click here to download the Background Check Authorization.

Volunteers under the age of 18 do NOT need to complete a background check.

Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to the office ( or dropped in a sealed envelope in the locked mailbox outside of the office. Forms will be kept confidential. The background checks will be good for 3 years.

Upcoming Events

We have a lot to celebrate in the coming Sundays and we hope that you will share in the celebration!

Sunday, June 5th - Pentecost. We will be sharing a joint worship service with Christ Tamil Church. Note that our service time for June 5th is 11am - there will not be a 9:30am service that day. We will have a joint potluck meal after the service. More details to follow!

Sunday, June 12th - Ms. Susan's last Sunday! We hope that everyone whose life Susan Wold has touched can attend this special service as we see her off into retirement. 

Nursery News - the Nursery is Open!

The nursery is open! We are looking for volunteers willing to be the second adult in the nursery. We hope to have enough volunteers that you would only be scheduled once a month at the most. Please contact Kenna at or 630.209.5710 if you would like to be added to the list. Thank you!

Scripture Readers


If you would like to read scripture during the Sunday worship service, please contact Bruce Anderson at and he will add you to the list. 

Greeters Needed

Since we are fully open and worshiping together in person, we would like to have greeters welcoming people again. Would you be able to commit to one (1) Sunday a month for a few months? No handshake is needed, just a smile and a "Good morning!" Let Wendy Fanning or the office know if you would like to be a greeter. Thanks. 

Back Bay Mission Trip - October 15th-21st

St. Matthew will be sending a group of volunteers to Biloxi, Mississippi this fall to work with Back Bay Mission. Volunteer opportunities include worksite construction, painting, helping in the food pantry, assisting clients at the Micah Day Center, and preparing food at Loaves & Fishes soup kitchen.

The cost for the trip is $250 per person, which covers the cost of accommodations (dormitory style) in the volunteer Mission house on the Back Bay campus. If you are interested or would like to know more about the trip, look for the sign-up sheet in the narthex. A final count needs to be submitted by August 1st.

Contact Jeannine Adams for additional information at 630.890.7690.

Online Sunday Worship

The St. Matthew worship service will be streamed every Sunday at 9:30am. The service will be available on our website after the service.


Access the service through the St. Matthew YouTube page:

**Once you are on YouTube, you have the option to turn on closed captioning and resize the font. Once the video is playing, click on the setting wheel in lower-right of your screen, choose Subtitles/CC, then choose English.**

You can also go to the St. Matthew homepage ( to access the online service. 

Online Giving

Go to our website for instructions on how to donate to St. Matthew. Thank you!