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Worship Service: November 6th, 2022

Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 and Luke 20:27-38

“Foiling Fake News

 Rev. Erin Wyma

Please wear your name tags to help Pastor Erin get to know you!

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

Welcome, Pastor Erin!

We are excited to welcome Pastor Erin Wyma as our new Senior Pastor. Her first service will be November 6th. We invite all to attend a Get-to-Know Pastor Erin brunch after church on November 13th. Please RSVP on the sign-up sheet in the narthex and indicate if you can bring a pre-cooked breakfast casserole, fruit, or a brunch sweet to share. You can also call or email the office. 

Daylight Saving Time This Weekend

Don't forget to turn back your clock this weekend! 

Stewardship 2023: Vision for the Future

“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29:11

Thank you to all who have sent their 2023 pledges. It's not too late to send in your pledge. Pledging helps us plan the next year's budget.

Click here to pledge online.

Sleep Out Saturday

Click here to support the crazies on Sleep Out Saturday!

On Saturday, November 5th, the crazies youth group will participate in Sleep Out Saturday in support of Bridge Communities and to raise awareness of family homelessness. They have set a fundraising goal of $500. Can you help? Funds raised will go toward Bridge Communities' Transitional Housing Program.

Crazies will not meet on Sunday, November 6th.

Women's Fellowship

Roseanne King will host the Thursday, November 17th meeting at her home at 6:30pm.

*Please note that the date and time in the November events blast was incorrect. 

Outreach Christmas Store Volunteers Needed

St. Matthew needs volunteers to serve as cashiers for the Outreach Community Ministries Christmas Store on Saturday, December 10th. This event provides clients of Outreach the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for their children and grandchildren at a significantly reduced price. Our space for volunteers is limited to 5 cashiers for the morning shift from 8:30am to 12pm and 5 in the afternoon from 12:30pm to 4pm. The event is held at the Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream and provides gifts for our neighbors in need.

If interested in participating, please contact John Adams at or 630.235.3698. Registration is now open so please respond as soon as possible.

Poinsettia orders start this weekend

We are pleased to announce that we are again taking pre-orders for Christmas poinsettia plants.

You can choose red or white, and plants are $12 each.

You can order them in honor of or in memory of someone if you would like.

Flowers will be used to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas and can be taken home after the 10pm Christmas Eve services. Deadline to order is November 20th.

Order forms will be available in the bulletin, order on our website (on the Donate page), or click here to order now!

"A Celtic Christmas" Tickets

On Friday, December 2nd, at 8pm, Gavin Coyle is hosting his annual concert “A Celtic Christmas” at the Belushi Performance Hall of the MAC at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. Our own Karen Fernandez will be accompanying Gavin Coyle on the harp for this show. 

Ticket proceeds benefit People’s Resource Center, and are $40 each. As this is a very popular show, St. Matthew will be pre-purchasing 25 tickets. Anyone wishing to attend with this grouping can reserve a ticket or tickets by either texting or calling Linda Raymond at 630.702.1212 or sign-up on the sheet posted in the narthex as soon as possible. If all 25 tickets sell and we have more who wish to attend, tickets can be purchased directly through the MAC box office, 630.942.4000.

Back Bay Mission Update

St. Matthew’s Back Bay Mission work group would like to thank the congregation for their donation of over $4200 of Walmart gift cards. This generous gift will help stock the missions food pantry and provide clients with needed items for the holiday season. Thank you again St. Matthew!

Packs of Love Update

Update from SCARCE on "Packs of Love" Project from Kay McKeen

800 Packs of Love have already been delivered to Ukrainian children in refugee centers in Poland. The stuffed animals and other toys that St. Matthew donated have been picked up and will be shipped to Poland this week and will arrive in time for Christmas.

Thanks to all who participated in this project.

Pickleball - November 12th

Back by Popular Demand!

Adults are invited to come play pickleball on Saturday, November 12th from 2-4pm at the indoor pickleball courts at the Warren Ave. Warrenville Park District Facility. The cost for participants will be approximately $12/person (depending on number of participants), which includes instruction for beginners as well as a little something extra for the instructor. Grabbing dinner afterward will also be an option.

This Membership Life event is limited to 30 participants and sign-up is required. The sign-up sheet is in the narthex. You may also contact Tracey Blake at 630.946.4884 ( or Linda Raymond ( with questions or to reserve a spot.


Come play Euchre on Friday night, November 18th in Dobstaff! Meet at 6:30pm for food and 7pm for play. Please bring a snack to share and your own beverage. All are welcome!

Advent Decorating

The Worship committee is asking for volunteers to help decorate the church for Advent. They will meet after church on Sunday, November 20th to get the decorations out of storage and then again from 5-6pm that evening to decorate the church. 

Click here to sign up for either or both times. You can also contact Bruce Anderson to let him know you can help. 

Sunday Coffee Hour

Our Sunday coffee hour will resume in Dobstaff. Please consider bringing a treat on the following weeks:

First Sunday- last names A-C

Second Sunday- last names D-H

Third Sunday - last names I-O

Fourth Sunday - last names P-Z

Fifth Sunday- Anyone

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!