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Worship Service: October 2nd, 2022

Scripture: Luke 9:12-17


 Rev. Kyle Roggenbuck

World Communion Sunday 

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

Crazies - October 2nd Time Change

The crazies are going to Windy Aces in Geneva this Sunday. Meet at church at 3pm.


Stewardship 2023: Vision for the Future

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

It’s that time of year again. The 2023 Stewardship Campaign will run during the month of October. There will be a Moment for
Stewardship on October 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Look for a mid-month mailing that will include a 2023 pledge card. You will also be able to pledge online.

Commitment Sunday is October 30th.

Women's Ministry Meeting

Tracey Blake will host the October meeting at her home on Thursday, October 6th at 7pm.

Service of Remembrance

On Sunday, October 30th, during worship, we will read the names of those from our church who have died in the past year. We hope this will be a service of celebration and healing for those who have suffered a loss and a time once again to give God thanks for the lives of those who have touched our own.

Christmas Cantata

After 2 years, the Christmas Canata is back and will be performed LIVE on December 11th during worship. All who wish to participate are invited to attend rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 starting this week, October 5th.

The name of the work is "Joy!," arranged by Joel Raney and sung in Gospel style. We hope you can join us in presenting this wonderful energetic work! See Jamie with questions.

Check Out the Nursery!

Stop in and check out our new nursery! Even if you don’t have kids who use the nursery, come and see how much brighter and welcoming it is! Thank you to Kenna Anderson for painting, Howie Peterson for his carpentry skills and painting, and many thanks to Dorothy Peterson for making the curtains!

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.

Gift Cards Needed for Back Bay Mission

As St. Matthew's work trip to Biloxi draws near, we are collecting Walmart gift cards to donate to Back Bay Mission. St. Matthew will also benefit when the gift cards are purchased through the RaiseRight (formerly ShopwithScrip) gift card program.

Edie DeBoard will be taking Walmart gift card orders through October 2nd. Make checks payable to St. Matthew UCC and note “Back Bay Mission.” If you purchase cards yourself, please get them in $25 denominations. Cards or checks can be put in the offering plate on Sunday or dropped in the office mailbox. Contact Jeannine Adams with questions.

Wheaton Drama Presents "Sister Act"

St. Matthew Membership Life invites you to attend "Sister Act," a Wheaton Drama production, on Saturday, October 8th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $26 and can be purchased online at Tickets may sell out, so we encourage you to purchase yours as soon as possible. We will meet at the theatre, although dinner or dessert prior to or following the play are options.

Contact Roseanne King at with questions.

Feed My Starving Children Trip October 10th

We are planning a Feed My Starving Children Event from 4:30-6:15pm on Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day, Monday October 10th. This is a great opportunity for children and families to volunteer together. It is a very rewarding experience, and we hope many are able to participate as this a holiday for most school-aged children. 

Contact Erin Walsh at 630.660.4651 or if you would like to volunteer, or sign up in the narthex.  

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.

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!