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9:30am Worship Service: May 28th

Scripture: Psalm 150

“A Welcome to All"

Rev. Erin Wyma


No Sunday School this week.

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

Pentecost, May 28th



We will celebrate Pentecost next Sunday, May 28th, and invite everyone to wear red to church.

Graduation Sunday/Teacher Appreciation Sunday

We hope to see you on Sunday, June 4th, as we honor our 2023 gradutes and show our appreciation to our teachers!

Outdoor Clean Up

It's time to spring clean! We will be doing some outdoor beautification this Sunday, June 4th, after the all-committee meeting. Please bring your own gloves and other items that might be useful. Thank you!

June Bible Study

Pastor Erin will lead faith discussions in the parlor on Wednesday nights in June at 7pm focusing on Inclusion in the Bible.

VBS - June 5th-9th - Registration Open

We are excited to announce that St. Matthew is planning a fun-filled week of activities, June 5th-9th from 9am-12noon. A family ice cream social will be held Friday, June 9th at 6:30pm. 

For children ages 3-4 (must have completed at least one year of preschool) and grades K-5th grade (completed grades K-5th)

Cost is $35 per child. Scholarships available. Contact the business office for more information. 

Click here to register!

VBS Supplies Needed

We need the following items for crafts and decorations for VBS. Label all items and place them in the kids kitchen next to the nursery. We will be sure to label your Christmas trees when we put them up to make sure they get back to you.

We need:

Christmas trees
empty toilet paper rolls
empty paper towel rolls
empty and clean milk cartons
empty Kleenex boxes
stuffed FOREST animals (raccoon, bears, rabbits...)
metal trash can
tops to kid's food pouches
empty and clean metal food cans

Please leave them in the kids kitchen by May 28th so we know how much we have. Thank you!

Feed My Starving Children - July 18th

Spend a summer afternoon with us at Feed My Starving Children on Tuesday, July 18th, from 2-3:45pm. It is a wonderful, family-friendly event. Hope to see many faces there! 

Feed My Starving Children is held at 555 Exchange Court Aurora, IL. Please email Erin Walsh if you are interested in attending.  

Summer Music

It's that time of year again, when our dedicated music ensembles take a much-deserved break and reenergize over the summer for a return in the fall.

We invite all musically inclined folks to consider sharing your talents with us this summer by signing up for a Sunday (or two, even) to offer special music. It doesn't need to be long or elaborate and doesn't need any more of a theme than to be joyfully presented. If you sing or play an instrument and need accompaniment, talk with Brian.

The sign-up sheet can be found in the narthex. 

VBS Decorating

Please plan to help with VBS decorating on Saturday, June 3rd, from 9am-12pm. 

We will have sketches of each area so several people can work together to set up each area of the church. Please come whenever you can and stay for as long as you can. Everyone welcome. The kids are great helpers! Many hands make light work.

Women's Fellowship June Gathering

Women's Fellowship will meet in Dobstaff at 7pm on Thursday, June 15th, to enjoy a talk about native plants. 

Publicity Chair

We need a Publicity Chair to help us spread the word about our awesome events! Post our events on Nextdoor, The Patch, and others. Dani has a list of sources.

The Publicity Chair also makes sure that banners are put up a few weeks before the events occur.  

This is a great way to volunteer while working from home. Please contact Kenna Anderson if you can help.

Save the Date! July 13th Baseball Game

Thursday, July 13th, 6:30pm game time (gates open 90 minutes before)

Thirsty Thursday and post-game Fireworks night

Tickets $20 per person

Box seating together
$10 Ozzie bucks for any food item in stadium
Hot dogs, soda, and 12 oz domestic beer are all $2 each (Thirsty Thursday Promotion)

Watch the narthex for a sign-up sheet in the coming weeks. 

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. 

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.

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!