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Worship Service: May 22nd, 2022

Scripture: Psalm 100

"Make a Joyful Noise"

Rev. Kyle Roggenbuck

Music Appreciation Sunday

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.

Donation Drop-off May 21st

Betty Greer will be at church collecting items for the People's Resource Center and Interfaith Food Pantry from 1-2:30pm on Saturday, May 21st. Most needed items are listed on the left sidebar. Thank you for your generosity.

Please note that there will only be one drop-off for May. The 28th has been canceled. 

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.

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, May 29th - Memorial Day weekend

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!

We welcome Kira Mothershed as our newly-hired Nursery Caregiver! 

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. 

Focus Groups/Cottage Meetings for Pastor Search

Our pastoral search committee is in the process of compiling the Church Profile. Dorothy Peterson is leading the effort to get your input via cottage meetings/focus groups. Available sessions:

Wednesday, May 25th  7-9pm          St. Matthew
Thursday, May 26th      9-11am        St. Matthew

There are sign-up sheets on the narthex bulletin board or you can call the office to sign up.

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.

Vacation Bible School Registration Open!

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

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!