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9:30am Worship Service: July 16th

Scripture: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

“Dig Deeper"

focus on the Pixar movie, INSIDE OUT

Rev. Erin Wyma

Click here to sign up for Sunday service volunteer opportunities (reader, greeter, acolyte, or usher)

Feed My Starving Children - July 18th

Spend a summer afternoon with us at Feed My Starving Children on Tuesday, July 18th, from 2-3:45pm. It is a wonderful, family-friendly event. Hope to see many faces there!

Feed My Starving Children is located at 555 Exchange Court, Aurora. Sign up in the narthex. You can also email the office or Erin Walsh if you are interested in attending.

Men's Social Group Event, July 19th

The SMMSG has met three times and has two more scheduled events.

  • Dinner and drinks under the tent! Wednesday, July 19th, 7pm. Dinner and craft beer specials at Ivy, under the Hale Street tent (120 N. Hale Street) in downtown Wheaton. 
  • Trivia Night at Warren’s Ale House (51 Town Square, Wheaton) on August 22nd at 7pm.

For more information on the group or to sign up for an event, interested men can contact Bruce Anderson or Brian English.

St. Matthew T-shirts

We have a few extra St. Matthew t-shirts available for purchase, sizes M, L, and XL. They are $20 each. Contact the office if you would like one!

Red Cross Blood Drive

Help save a life by donating blood!

Tuesday, July 18th, from 12-5pm in Dobstaff. 

Click here to register to donate blood.

Women's Fellowship

Take a moment to pause this summer and enjoy a night of informal fellowship and socializing with the women of St. Matthew. All are welcome on July 20th at 6:30pm. Ann Marie Matthei will be hosting at her home - please email the office if you need the address or a ride there! Feel free to bring a drink or snack to share, but definitely not required!

Please note that we will not meet in August. Pencil in September 21st for our next gathering. More details will follow closer to the date.

Thank You, Deb!

On July 23rd, we say THANK YOU to Deb Felsenthal on her last day as our interim Christian Education Director. Deb has done an unbelievable job and has helped us out tremendously over the last year. Her creativity and enthusiasm has helped our children learn how much God loves them. We are so very grateful for her willingness to step in and use her talents to teach our children in fun and creative ways. Thanks also to Deb for her help in planning, decorating, and teaching at VBS. Deb, you are so appreciated and loved!

Sunday School Update

Sunday School will be on hiatus for a few weeks (July 30th - September 3rd) and will resume on September 10th, Come Together Day. We hope to see you and your kids at our services, including our outdoor services on July 30th and August 27th.

Potluck Picnic at Seven Gables Park

Have a potluck picnic dinner with your St. Matthew friends on Thursday, August 10th, at 5:30pm at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton. Limited parking is available at the end of Thompson Drive. Bring your own beverages (non-alcoholic only per Park District rules), place settings, and an appetizer, salad, side dish, chips, or dessert to share. Membership Life will provide sloppy joes and buns, and games. Sign up in the narthex or online.

Click here to sign up for the picnic!

Outdoor Worship

We will have outdoor worship services on the last Sunday of the month, weather permitting, June—September.

July 30th, August 27th, and September 24th. Please bring your own chair.

There will not be a nursery caregiver on outdoor worship Sundays. We encourage your children to stay with you outside. 

We will not have coffee after outdoor services. 

Nursery Update

Kira Mothershed's last day in our nursery is August 6th, as she leaves for college the following week. Please stop in and thank her for her love and care of all of our kids over the years. 

We will not have nursery care for the rest of August. Our nursery care will resume on Come Together Day, September 10th, with our new nursery attendant, Nicole Poglitsch. If you need nursery care during those few weeks, please contact Kenna Anderson.

Summer Music

It's that time of year again, when our dedicated music ensembles take a much-deserved break and reenergize over the summer for a return in the fall.

We invite all musically inclined folks to consider sharing your talents with us this summer by signing up for a Sunday (or two, even) to offer special music. It doesn't need to be long or elaborate and doesn't need any more of a theme than to be joyfully presented. If you sing or play an instrument and need accompaniment, talk with Brian.

The sign-up sheet can be found in the narthex. 

Fox Valley AGO Events this Summer

The Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists invites you to free organ concerts and events this summer!

Plan now for a wonderful summer evening on Friday, July 28th, at the 24th Annual “Bach and Beyond at the Abbey” program, held at 7:30pm at the Marmion Abbey Church, 850 Butterfield Rd, Aurora, IL 60502. This event is free and always well-attended, which makes for great energy and audience participation.

Our Church Directory is Online!

Download the Instant Church Directory app from the Apple® App store in iTunes®, Google Play™ store and the Amazon Fire App Store. Simply search for “Instant Church Directory” to get the download. 

You will need to use your email address as listed in our directory to create a log-in the first time you use the directory online and via the mobile app.

To view the directory online, go to and follow the prompts under “Sign In” to “Create a login now.” Please remember, you must confirm your email address before you can sign in.

Contact the office with questions.

Interested in Becoming a Member of St. Matthew?

Pastor Erin would like to engage with you in person about involvement in this beloved community. Reach out to Pastor Erin via email to setup a time to chat or contact the office. 

Sunday Coffee Hour

For coffee after church, please consider bringing a treat on the following weeks:

Last names A-C, 1st Sunday

Last names D-H, 2nd Sunday

Last names I-O, 3rd Sunday

Last names P-Z, 4th Sunday

Anyone, 5th Sunday

Please contact Wendy Fanning if you are able to set up or clean up coffee hour. Thanks for your help.

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!