Forward icon

9:30am Worship Service: March 12th

Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and John 6:26-40

“Our Daily Bread"

Rev. Erin Wyma

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

We need announcement readers. Please consider signing up!

THIS SATURDAY: Walking “the Way” with Jesus: A Lenten Morning of Reflection

March 11th, 10am-noon

The Season of Lent is a season of “Discipleship,” but for many Christians the idea of being a disciple can seem far away from the realities of daily life. But at its heart, to be a disciple means to follow Jesus, learning from a Master Teacher how we should live and be in the world today. This morning of reflection will use stories and images from the Bible to help us to come to a deeper understanding of what it means to follow Jesus and to allow the faith we profess to truly shape how we live our lives.

Silas Henderson is a Roman Catholic religious brother and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (the Salvatorians). He holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree in liturgy from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and a Masters in Theological Studies from St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. A deacon, catechist and retreat leader, Bro. Silas is the author of four books and his reflections and articles on the liturgy, spirituality, and discipleship have appeared in a variety of prominent Catholic publications in the United States and Great Britain.

Managing Life In Our Anxious World

The Christian Education committee is sponsoring this new program on Thursday, March 16th from 6-8pm.

Jeff Wood, a retired teacher and guidance counselor, will introduce skills to help manage emotions, anxiety, and thoughts in a healthy manner. 

The presentation begins at 6pm, followed by Q&A and breakout sessions. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. This program is suitable for middle/high school students, parents, and anyone who is interested in emotional health.

Scam Contacts from Pastor Erin

Pastor Erin wants to remind you that she will never ask for gift cards or money or solicit anything over social media. if you have any questions about any messages, please reach out to the office!

Lenten Bible Study

Join Pastor Erin on Tuesday evenings at 7pm during March for Bible Study, focusing on “The Lord’s Prayer: Sacred Subversity.”

Transgender Day of Visibility Interfaith Service

St. Matthew will be participating in the Transgender Day of Visibility, an Interfaith Service on Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm. 

Congregation Etz Chaim

1710 S. Highland Ave Lombard

Build-a-Dresser Morning

The Mission committee has recently engaged with World Relief as the recent influx of refugees in our area are in need of help. World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization whose mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable. World Relief’s work in the United States specifically focuses on helping refugees and other immigrants in vulnerable situations rebuild their lives in a new country. In particular, they are in need of dressers.

We are looking for volunteers to help assemble dressers from Ikea. On Saturday, March 18th from 10am—noon, we will gather in Dobstaff to assemble the dressers and enjoy sweet treats and fellowship. Please sign-up in the narthex or contact Stu Blake or the office.

Kane County Cougars Game - are you interested?

Membership Life wants your feedback! Would you attend the Kane County Cougars Game on Thursday, July 13th? It's a "Thirsty Thursday" night game, with soda, hot dogs and beer all for $2 each. There will also be fireworks after the game.

Contact Linda Raymond to let her know that you would be interested in Membership Life purchasing group tickets!

Women's Fellowship

Julie Schubert will host Women's Fellowship at her house on March 23rd at 7pm. 

Easter Eggs!

The empty colored eggs are here and ready to be filled! Please pick up some bags of empty eggs, fill them with wrapped candy or coins, and return them to the bins in the narthex by Sunday, March 26th.

Thanks for your support of this community event.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 1st, at 10am.

Are you a Painter?


We have several painting jobs coming up at church. Can you help? Contact Rick Jungk to volunteer! 

Maundy Thursday Potluck Dinner and Worship

Join us on Thursday, April 6th at 6pm for a potluck dinner followed by 7pm Maundy Thursday worship. 

RSVP for the dinner. Indicate number of people attending, and let us know if you will be bringing soup/stew (in a crock pot) or a dessert. 

You can sign up online or in the narthex. 

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. 

Nursery Volunteer Help Needed

We are in need of a second adult to help in the nursery on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:30. You can sign up to help once a month or just to help occasionally when it works in your schedule. Please contact Dawn Schubert with an questions. A church-run background check is required for all nursery volunteers. 

Click here to volunteer to help in the nursery!

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.

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!