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9:30am Worship Service: June 11th

Scripture: Romans 1:18- 2:4 

“Good News for LGBTQIA"

Rev. Erin Wyma

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

VBS Ice Cream Social

A family ice cream social will be held Friday, June 9th, at 6:30pm for all who attended VBS or volunteered this week. 


Pride Events!

Sunday, June 11th - Aurora Pride 2023

Let's carpool to cheer on our beloved neighbors at the Aurora Pride Parade. We will carpool after church (11:30am). If anyone has better details to coordinate ride/parking, reach out to Pastor Erin. 

Saturday, June 24th - Navy Pier Pride 2023 (family-friendly)

Join Pastor Erin at the Wheaton Train station at 10:30am on Saturday. We will take the 10:54 train into Chicago OTC and then walk or take the water taxi to Navy Pier. You will need to purchase Metra tickets (or download the app) but the event is free. 

Sunday, June 25th - Pride Sunday at St. Matthew

9:30am. Weather permitting, we will worship outside. Wear your pride gear and have some fun! Bring a chair and meet us in the parking lot!

St. Matthew Pride T-shirt Reorder

We are reordering the St. Matthew Pride tshirts. 

$20 per shirt

If you would like to order, email the office or Pastor Erin with quantity and unisex size. 

Order ASAP to get them in time for our Pride Sunday worship on June 25th!

Prairie Path Clean-Up

Prairie Path Clean-Up #2 is this Sunday, June 11th, at 2 pm. We will meet at the corner of Liberty and West. New waivers will need to be filled out for 2023, and they will be in the narthex. See Dawn Schubert with questions.

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.

Nursery Helpers

The nursery is once again asking for volunteers to sign up as the second adult. We need volunteers for July and August.

A current background check needs to be on file with the office. We cannot open the nursery without a volunteer. Thank you.

Click here to sign up!

Women's Fellowship June Gathering

Join St. Matthew women for the next Women’s Ministry event on June 15th at 7pm in Dobstaff Hall, where Mary Crickmore will join as a special guest speaker. She is a local expert in native plants and how we can use them to promote environmental restoration and conservation. She will discuss the theological basis and spiritual benefits of connecting with nature.

Also, as a perfect follow-up to VBS this year, Mary will share ideas on how to help kids connect with nature. Feel free to bring your drink of choice and snack to share.

Membership Life Outing - Wolfden Brewery, June 17th

Membership Life invites you to an evening of socializing at Wolfden Brewing on Saturday, June 17th, from 6-9 pm. Wolfden is located at 112 W. Lake Street in Bloomingdale. They are a craft brewery serving small plates. A local band is playing that evening outside on a large dog-friendly patio. Come join us for an hour or two! Contact Roseanne King with questions.

Outdoor Worship

We will have outdoor worship services on the last Sunday of the month, weather permitting, June—September.

 June 25th, July 30th, August 27th, and September 24th. 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. 

Pride Sunday

We will celebrate Pride Sunday on June 25th during the outdoor worship service. 

Calling All Marchers - St. Matthew Shopping Cart Brigade

The St. Matthew Shopping Cart Brigade will again participate in the Wheaton 4th of July Parade collecting food and money to benefit the People’s Resource Center and the Interfaith Food Pantry. This year’s parade will take place on Tuesday, July 4th, and we are looking for volunteers to push our shopping carts, collect food and money along the route, all while enjoying a festive stroll through the parade route.

Team Leader Alex Johnson will again lead our award-winning team on the day of the parade. This is a great family event, and all are invited to participate. If you want to join the team there is a sign-up in the narthex or you can advise the church office at or email John Adams.

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. 

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.

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)

A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board outside of the office.

Click here to sign up for tickets online!

Fox Valley AGO Events this Summer

The Fox Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists invites you to free organ concerts and events this summer!

Friday, June 9th, at 7:30pm, organist Dr. John Sherer, from Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, will perform an exciting concert at Sacred Heart Church, 114 S Elizabeth St, Lombard. The concert is free and the church has a wonderful acoustic and pipe organ. See the poster in the narthex for more information.

June 18th-23rd, the chapter is hosting a week-long Pipe Organ Encounter (POE), which offers teenagers a rewarding opportunity to learn more about the pipe organ and its construction, lessons with experienced faculty, visits to hear and play outstanding instruments, and the chance to meet and interact with peers who share an interest in the King of Instruments. The camp will be held in Wheaton and the surrounding area, with many events at Wheaton College. A poster with all of the events open to the public can be found in the narthex or downloaded here.

Plan now for a wonderful summer evening on Friday, July 28th, at the 24th Annual “Bach and Beyond at the Abbey” program, held at 7:30pm at the Marmion Abbey Church, 850 Butterfield Rd, Aurora, IL 60502. This event is free and always well-attended, which makes for great energy and audience participation.

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!