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Worship Service: December 11th, 2022

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12

“The Generosity of Hope”

 Rev. Erin Wyma

Cantata Sunday

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

We need announcement readers for December and January.

Advent Schedule

Donation Drop-off this Saturday

Betty Greer will be at church on Saturday, December 10th from 1-2:30pm collecting donations for the People's Resource Center and Interfaith Food Pantry. See the left sidebar for most-needed items. Thank you!

Advent at St. Matthew

December 11th: Enjoy the beautiful music of the Cantata during church.

Following the service, the crazies will hold their annual hot cocoa fundraiser in Dobstaff. 

Come sing some Christmas Carols at 4pm. After we sing, enjoy some hot chocolate and pizza with your St. Matthew family. The event will be held in the sanctuary and Dobstaff.

December 18th: Celebrate with cake after church during our annual Birthday Party for Jesus with the Sunday School children.

Christmas Eve: 6pm Family-friendly service and 10pm Candlelight service. 

Christmas Day: 9:30am Caroling, Lessons, and Cocoa in your pj's.

The nursery will NOT be open on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning.

For our full Advent schedule, click

Christmas Caroling on Sunday at 4pm

Make some merry music with us this Sunday, December 11th, at 4pm. The event will be entirely INDOOR - no need to bundle up!

Following the carols, we will provide pizza in Dobstaff.

Click here for the songsheet!

Hard copies will be available.

If you can't join us in person, you can go to our website, click on "LIVE STREAM," and sing along at home! 

Advent Yoga

Marla Mothershed concludes the Advent Yoga series on Thursday, December 15th at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. 

This will be a gentle and calming practice suitable for everyone. There are mats available. Contact Marla Mothershed or just simply show up!  

Annual Reports

A reminder that if you need to submit a report for the Annual Report, they are due to the office the first week of January. 

The Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, January 29th, after church. 

SCARCE - Bread Tag Collection

SCARCE has partnered with a recycling project - Danielle Cares for Chairs - to recycle bread tags (as seen in this photo). Funds raised through recycling bread tags provide mobility equipment for those in need. It takes at least 260,000 bread tags for one wheelchair. So far this program has been able to purchase 6 wheelchairs. Please consider joining in this project by collecting bread tags and dropping them in the labeled container in the narthex.

Free Firewood

Help yourself to the firewood at the end of Gables, across the street from the church (the former More property).

Take as much as you want.

Stewardship 2023: Vision for the Future

Thank you to all who have sent their 2023 pledges. If you have not yet sent in your pledge, please do. Pledging helps us plan the next year's budget.



Click here to pledge online.

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!