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9:30am Worship Service: May 19th, 2024

"Glory Endures"

Scripture: Psalm 104: 24-34 

Rev. Erin Wyma

This Sunday is Pentecost. We invite you to wear red!

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

Free Organ Concert Friday Night

Join us tonight, May 17th, at 7:30pm, for an exciting organ concert by organist Dan Miller, who has been artistic and musical director for Rodgers Instruments (manufacturer of our organ) for 25 years. His program will really show off our organ and will include Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copeland! All are invited to this free concert.


After much consideration, VBS has been canceled for this year due to a lack of child enrollment.

aMAYzing Music

The month of May is when the ensembles of St. Matthew strive toward an exciting conclusion to the music year before a well-deserved rejuvenating break over the summer months. This year, our Music Appreciation Sunday is an aMAYzing Music Appreciation month! 

Our extended music appreciation concludes on May 19th with our Handbell ensemble.

The music season this year actually gets extended a bit further because June 2nd will be Confirmation. We couldn’t welcome this wonderful expression of faith without having Band and Choir there to uplift our joy and thanks for our youth’s faith journey.

May Adult Ed: A Study in Psalms

Pastor Erin will use Walter Brueggemann’s book, “The Psalms and the Life of Faith,” to lead a discussion on four community worship themes in the Psalms as it relates to our lives of faith.

We will discuss part one of this work and focus on these themes: prayer, grief, praise and politics. You do not have to read the book to participate. We will meet each Monday in May at 7pm in the smaller meeting room off of the narthex.

Questions contact Pastor Erin

Greeters Needed!

We are looking for some friendly folks to volunteer to greet people on Sunday mornings before church. Contact the office if you would like to be a part of welcoming people to worship!

Memorial Service for Lee Craig

The memorial service for Lee Craig, wife of Jamie Craig, will be at St.Matthew on Wednesday, May 29th.

Visitiation from 2-3pm. Memorial service at 3pm. 

Graduation Sunday


Graduation Sunday will be celebrated on June 2nd.


Nursery Helpers Needed

We need an adult volunteer in the nursery every week. Dates are available through August. 

Volunteer needed on: May 26th (Memorial Day weekend)


Click here to volunteer

Kane County Cougars Game - July 11th

Membership Life has planned a fun night at the ballpark on Thursday, July 11th, at 6:30pm, to watch the Kane County Cougars.

Tickets are $24 each, which includes 1 box seat and $10 in food vouchers. Parking passes and Kids’ Zone options are also available.

Click here to purchase tickets!

65th Anniversary Planning Committee

Are you great at planning events or just want to help make the 65th anniversary celebration special? We are looking for volunteers to help plan our anniversary celebration on October 27th.

Contact Pastor Erin or the office if you would like to help!

SAVE THE DATE! 5th Sunday: June 30th!

Sunday, June 30th, is a 5th Sunday and the Chicago Pride Parade!

St. Matthew has teamed up with the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches and we will be marching with them in the parade. All are welcome to attend! More details to come.

St. Matthew History Project

We are working on a written and visual history of the church up until our 65th anniversary, which will be in November of 2024.

If you are a longtime member and want to submit stories, documents, or pictures, please email them to the office or drop them by the office or send them via email to Pastor Erin at

If you are a newer member, what would interest you to know about the history of St. Matthew? Send any thoughts or questions directly to Pastor Erin at

St. Matthew T-shirts

We have a few extra St. Matthew t-shirts available for purchase, sizes M, L, and XL. They are $20 each. Contact the office if you would like one!

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.

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. 

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!