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9:30am Worship Service: September 3rd

Scripture: Matthew 16:21-28

“From Rock to Block"

Rev. Erin Wyma

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

Come Together Day, September 10th, All-Church Picnic

Let's kick off the new school year with Come Together Day on Sunday, September 10th. 

During church, we will have the Blessing of the Backpacks. All students and teachers are invited to bring their bags for a special blessing.

After church, join us for some fun, family, and fellowship! We'll have a Bounce House, egg toss, games, and the all-church picnic! RSVP for the picnic in the narthex or click here

Adult Ed Program in September

Pastor Erin will lead a new Adult Ed program based on the book, "How to Begin When Your World is Ending," by Molly Phinney Baskette. Tuesday nights at 7pm, September 19th - October 10th.

Click here to purchase the book from Amazon.

Nursery Helpers Needed

Our nursery care will resume on Come Together Day, September 10th, with our new nursery attendant, Nicole.

We need an adult volunteer each Sunday in the nursery. 

Click here to volunteer!

An Invitation to the Anderson's Farm!

Join us for lunch at the Anderson farm immediately after the outdoor service on Sunday, September 24th! (Rain date Sunday, October 1st). Meat provided. Please bring a dish to pass and a lawn chair. There is a tree house for the kids to climb on, games, fellowship, and fun! The address is available in the office and the narthex.

Click here to sign up. You can also sign up in the narthex. Please indicate if you need a ride. It's more fun to ride with someone!

Free Organ Concert

Marmion Abbey and the Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists invites you to a 25th Anniversary celebration of the Martin Ott pipe organ at Marmion Abbey. All are welcome to a free program by concert organist Nathan Laube on Sunday, September 10th, at 3pm. The church is located at 850 Butterfield Rd, Aurora. A reception with refreshments will be held afterward.

Nathan Laube holds a place among the world’s elite performers and pedagogues. He is Associate Professor of Organ on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and International Consultant in Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom. His extensive international recital career takes him continually to major concert venues and festivals around the world.

Help Provide Snack Packs for Kids in PADS Housing

The Women’s Fellowship group will be assembling snack packs to donate to kids at DuPage PADS housing during the next gathering on September 21st, at 7pm, in Dobstaff Hall.

We are collecting monetary donations to go toward purchasing items for these snack packs — items like juice boxes, Goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, etc. Each snack bag costs approximately $10, and any donation amount is welcome!

Our goal is to pack 50 snack bags. This effort will help kids at PADS enjoy snacks just like their school friends. Please place your donation in the mailbox outside the office, noting the donation is for PADS snack bags, or donate online via this link and put ‘PADS snack bags’ in the Memo field.

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

Back Bay Gift Cards

Our Biloxi mission trip is right around the corner and the Mission Committee is asking for donations of Walmart gift cards (any amount is appreciated) for the group to take down in October. 

These gift cards are greatly appreciated by Back Bay Mission as it allows them to stock their food pantry that will help the clients they serve. You can order them through the Raise Right gift card program, which will also benefit St. Matthew! See Edie DeBoard to order. The gift cards need to be ordered by October 1st. The Mission Committee thanks you for your ongoing support and generosity!

Sunday School Update

Sunday School will be on hiatus for a few weeks (July 30th - September 3rd) and will resume on September 10th, Come Together Day.

Outdoor Worship

Our last outdoor service is planned for September 24th, weather permitting. Please bring your own chair.  

There will not be a nursery caregiver on outdoor worship Sundays. We encourage your children to stay with you outside. 

We will not have coffee after outdoor services. 


Do you receive calendars for the next year from vendors or charities that you just don't use or need? We'll take them! Drop them in the box in Dobstaff and Karen Fenney bring them to the DuPage Convalescent Center. The residents really appreciate them!

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!