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Worship Service: October 23rd, 2022

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3 and 1 John 4:7-12

"Four Things That Matter Most: Love"

 Rev. Kyle Roggenbuck

New Member Sunday

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

Welcome New Members!

St. Matthew is pleased to welcome some new members this Sunday (and a few familiar faces who were unable to particpate in a New Member Welcome ritual during church due to COVID!).

We welcome Ken Donko, Tom Donko, Meg Elmore and her children Gwen and Finn, and Karen Fenney. 

We hope you can join us at church this Sunday to show them a warm St. Matthew welcome!

Final Collection Day this Sunday for Mission Project: Packs of Love for Ukraine

SCARCE is collecting TINY items to put in small backpacks for refugee children from the Ukraine who have been separated from their parents and are now in Poland. St. Matthew is happy to participate in this project. Donations can be placed in the box in the narthex through this Sunday, October 23rd. Items must be new and nothing that requires them to read English. 

Some suggested items:
Teenie Beanies (these may not be new, but basically unused and clean) or any other very small stuffed animals, small travel checker games, 8-pack crayons, small (short) boxes of colored pencils, small packages of tissue, small coloring books without words or few words, little tablets, and any other small items that would provide entertainment for the children. SMALL is the key.

Any questions, contact Patti Woods, Dawn Schubert, or Carol Honeywell.

Guest String Quartet this Sunday!

On Sunday, October 23rd, we are pleased to welcome the Wheaton College Student String Quartet to St. Matthew. The ensemble will be presenting special music for the Prelude and during the service as well. They will even join on some of the congregational music, including a special arrangement of the hymn tune for St. Matthew's 60th anniversary, composed and arranged by our own organist, Brian Dobbelaere. The prelude will start around 9:20. Special thanks to Bernie Tameling for helping to coordinate this musical opportunity.

Sleep Out Saturday

Click here to support the crazies on Sleep Out Saturday!

On Saturday, November 5th, the crazies youth group will participate in Sleep Out Saturday in support of Bridge Communities and to raise awareness of family homelessness. They have set a fundraising goal of $500. Can you help? Funds raised will go toward Bridge Communities' Transitional Housing Program.

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 23rd. You should have received a mailing with the 2023 pledge card. You can also pledge online.

Commitment Sunday is October 30th.

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.

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.

Advent Decorating

The Worship committee is asking for volunteers to help decorate the church for Advent. They will meet after church on Sunday, November 20th to get the decorations out of storage and then again from 5-6pm that evening to decorate the church. 

Click here to sign up for either or both times. You can also contact Bruce Anderson to let him know you can help. 

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!