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Worship Service: July 3rd, 2022

Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-14

"Humility Sufficient for the Journey"

Guest Preacher: Rev. Terry Gallagher

Church Office Closed July 5th-8th

The church office will be closed the week of the 4th. Emails to the office will be monitored. 

NO Sunday School on July 3rd


There will be NO Sunday School on July 3rd. It will resume July 10th. Thank you!

NO Coffee Hour July 3rd

Due to the holiday travels of many of our kitchen crew, St. Matthew's Congregational Life committee is unable to offer a coffee hour this Sunday, July 3rd.

Have a safe and fun Independence Day weekend, everyone!


We need volunteers to grace our summer services with musical selections. Many of you have musical talents but cannot commit to the rehearsal schedules of the groups. This is an excellent time to step up and share them in Worship. It doesn’t have to be fancy, sometimes simpler is better. Individuals, duets, or small groups all work well. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex or you can contact the office and let us know which Sunday you would like to play.

Outdoor Worship Services

We will have an outdoor service, weather permitting, each month this summer. Please join us on Sunday, July 24th, and August 28th. Please bring your own chair.

The nursery will not be open on outdoor worship days. We will have Sunday School.

New Women's Ministry

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.

July 14th at 7pm at Mary Henderson's home

August 11th at 7pm at Kenna Anderson's home

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.

Nursery Volunteers Needed!

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

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. 

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!