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Worship Service: May 8th, 2022

Scripture: Genesis 12:1-8

"Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

Rev. Kyle Roggenbuck

Confirmation Sunday

Happy Mother's Day!

Congratulations to our Confirmands!

On Sunday, we will be celebrating Confirmation. We congratulate the confirmands:

  • Kayla Lindberg
  • Luke Mothershed
  • Anna Muntz
  • Jeremy Passini
  • Emily Sancken
  • An Sturm

We extend our thanks to their mentors:

Kenna Anderson, Nancy Baird, Tina Ciner, Rob Holshouser, Gwen Johnson, Eric Lindberg, and Julie Schubert.

Bells Concert: May 7th

Come out on Saturday, May 7th at 7pm at St. Matthew and support your church members that participate in this community bell choir from Central Illinois:

Hope Erickson, John Kouns, Kiirsten Hendrickson, Kelly Chapple (former member), KC Congdon, director, and emcee, David Congdon (yes, KC IS married)!

Enjoy 7 octaves of bells AND 7 octaves of chimes, as well as a bass and drummer.

Performances include spirituals, jazz renditions of classical pieces causing composers to roll over in their graves, including Brahms' Lullaby, Disney faves including You've got a Friend and Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, Big Band songs Pennsylvania 6-5000 and Tuxedo Junction, and a medley of 50's Doo-Wop songs.

Nursery News - the Nursery is Open!

We are pleased to announce that the Nursery will be open during Sunday worship services starting this Sunday, May 8th. 

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

Graduation Sunday

Calling all 2022 Graduates!

If you have a family member graduating from high school, college, or graduate school this spring, please let us know! Email us at Please include details on your graduate -- where did they graduate from, where they are going this fall, what degree did they earn, etc.

Graduates will be honored during an upcoming service on May 15th. Information will be included in the June/July Voice issue.

Congratulations, graduates!

We Mourn the Passing of Diane Maller

We mourn the passing of Diane Maller. She passed away on Monday, May 2nd.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 15th from 1-6pm at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton, IL. Interment is private.

Last Day to Support Esse and Giving DuPage Days


Giving DuPage Days is ALMOST over! 



ESSE would be so grateful if you could support them by going to to make an online donation to ESSE. Online donations for this event will be accepted through May 6th.
Please call Dawn Schubert 630.542.0160 with any questions.

Shop with Scrip is now called Raise Right

The Gift Card Fundraising organization has changed its name.
Their website is now, to match their mobile app RaiseRight. Functionality is now the same on both platforms, including Wallet, Favorites, and Ship to Home.

For the time being, the old website ( will be redirected to the new one. Your usercode and password will remain the same and your family order history has been preserved.
If you have any further questions, please contact Edie DeBoard at or 630.624.9055.

4th of July Parade

The Missions committee is looking for someone to lead the Annual Shopping Cart Brigade for the Wheaton 4th of July Parade. Other committee members are willing to help but are unable to attend the parade. Please contact Eric Walsh or John Adams if you are able to lead the brigade! 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

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. 

Upcoming Events

We have a lot to celebrate in the coming Sundays and we hope that you will share in the celebration!


Sunday, May 15th - Graduation Sunday

Sunday, May 22nd - Music Appreciation Sunday

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. 


Thank you to everyone who supported the Crop Walk financially. St. Matthew UCC raised $1275 to help end hunger. 

Erin Walsh

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:

Saturday, May 14th       9-11am        TBD/St. Matthew
Sunday, May 15th        10:45-12:45  After church/St. Matthew
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!