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Worship Service: January 1st, 2023

Scripture: Psalm 148

“A New Year's Devotional”

Communion will be celebrated on January 8th

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

We need announcement readers for January.

Our Church Directory is Online!

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.

There is also a free mobile app available for download at 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.

Contact the office with questions.

Sunday School


We wil not have Sunday School on New Year's Day.

Starting January 8th, Sunday School will dismiss at 10:45am.

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. 

Nursery Volunteer Help Needed

Do you love holding babies and playing with little children? We need you! 

We are in need of a second adult to help in the nursery on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:30. You can sign up to help once a month or just to help occasionally when it works in your schedule. Please contact Dawn Schubert at Thank you!

UCC Daily Devotional


Click here to subscribe to the UCC Daily Devotional. Once on the site, scroll down to enter your contact information.

Birthday Party for Jesus

Thank you to all who attended the Birthday Party for Jesus!

2023 Giving Envelopes

If you requested giving envelopes for 2023, they are on the table in the narthex and ready to be picked up. 

Feed My Starving Children

St. Matthew will once again be packing meals with Feed My Starving Children on Monday, January 16th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will meet at FMSC at 1:45pm to pack food for starving children in countries all over the world. We will pack from 2 - 3:45pm and then leave from there, after taking a brief group photo outside.

Please note the time change! This is different from the times we have packed before

If you haven't packed before, it is a great experience and we always love to have new people join us. There are only 40 spots reserved. You can reserve a spot by emailing Alex Johnson, messaging him on Facebook, or texting him (630.890.7244). You can also sign up in the narthex. If you email or message Alex to reserve spots, please let him know the number of people coming and the first/last names of all volunteers. General reminder that anyone going will need to wear closed-toe shoes when we are at the building. We hope to see you there!

Women's Group

Kenna Anderson will host the January Women's Fellowship at her home on Thursday, Jamuary 19th at 7pm.


Come play euchre on Friday, January 20th in Dobstaff. Snacks and game play review at 6:30pm. Play begin at 7pm. Bring a snack to share. All are welcome. Contact Roseanne King with questions. 

Pastor Erin Wants to Get to Know You!

Pastor Erin wants to get to know you! Join St. Matthew friends in a casual setting to chat with Pastor Erin.


January 21st from 3-5pm at Hope and Blake Erickson’s home
January 25th from 1-3pm at Carol Honeywell's home
February 8th from noon-2pm Jim and Wendy Fanning’s home

Each gathering is limited to six people and designed primarily for those who have not yet had an opportunity to get to know Erin. RSVP to the church office at 630.665.1236 or More dates to be added in February.

SCARCE Collections Updates

In addition to collecting bread tags for SCARCE, we ARE continuing our collection of ink and printer cartridges, used gift cards (that are used to make guitar picks), and corks.

Empty pill bottles are still ON HOLD for now.

The gray plastic bin for collection of these items is now in Dobstaff Hall. Please direct any questions to Dawn Schubert at 630.542.0160.

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!