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Worship Service: September 18th, 2022

Scripture: 1 Timothy 2: 1-7 

"Prayer, It's Not Just for Bedtime"

 Rev. Thom Parrott-Sheffer

Candidate Sunday and Congregational Meeting on September 25th

We encourage everyone to join us at church on Sunday, September 25th. The Search Committee's candidate for Senior Pastor will be conducting the service. There will be a Congregational Meeting immediately following, where you can ask questions of the Search Committee and vote on the calling of a new pastor. 

If you would like to participate in the meeting remotely, please contact Dani in the office for a Zoom link. 

Donation Drop Off Next Two Saturdays

Betty Greer will be at church from 1-2:30 on Saturday, September 17th and 24th collecting donations for the People's Resource Center and the Interfaith Food Pantry. Most needed items are listed on the left sidebar. Thank you for your generosity!

DuPage PADS “Walk 4 Home”

Join DuPage pads Saturday, September 17th to help raise awareness and support for ending homelessness in our community. Show your support by participating in a 2-mile walk at College of DuPage that will benefit DuPage PADS mission to end homelessness. After the walk you can stay for COD’s Chaparral Family Day with activities for the whole family; food, vendors and a football game. Click on the link to register or to donate.

Prairie Path Clean-up

The third clean-up is Sunday, September 18th at 2pm, weather permitting. Meet at the corner of West and Liberty. Contact Dawn Schubert with questions.

Gift Cards Needed for Back Bay Mission

As St. Matthew's work trip to Biloxi draws near, we are collecting Walmart gift cards to donate to Back Bay Mission. These gift cards will be used to purchase food for the food pantry, supplies for the Micah Day Center, or to support other client needs. St. Matthew will also benefit when the gift cards are purchased through the RaiseRight (formerly ShopwithScrip) gift card program.

Edie DeBoard will be taking Walmart gift card orders every Sunday through October 2. Make checks payable to St. Matthew UCC and note “Back Bay Mission.” If you purchase cards yourself, please get them in $25 denominations. Cards or checks can be put in the offering plate on Sunday or dropped in the office mailbox. Contact Jeannine Adams with questions.

Feed My Starving Children Trip October 10th

We are planning a Feed My Starving Children Event from 4:30-6:15pm on Indigenous People's Day/Columbus Day, Monday October 10th. This is a great opportunity for children and families to volunteer together. It is a very rewarding experience, and we hope many are able to participate as this a holiday for most school-aged children. 

Contact Erin Walsh at 630.660.4651 or if you would like to volunteer, or sign up in the narthex.  

No Women's Ministry Meeting in September

Due to busy back-to-school schedules and other conflicts, Women’s Group will not meet in September.

Tracey Blake will host the October meeting at her home on Thursday, October 6th at 7pm.

Prepare to be WOW'd!

We've created a Worship Opportunities Worksheet (WOW) that contains all the volunteer opportunities through the end of 2022. You can sign up to read announcements, scripture, be a greeter, an usher, or an acolyte. All you need to do is click here and add your name to the appropriate date and opportunity. It's that simple! 

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!