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Ascension Day Service - May 9, 2024

Peace Lutheran and St. Matthew will hold a combined Ascension Day communion service on Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 6:30pm. Ascension Day commemorates the ascension of Jesus to His heavenly throne 40 days after Easter. This service will take place at Peace Lutheran (800 S. Donaghey). Pastor Tom Boeck will be the worship leader and Pastor Kory Janneke will preach. A combined offering will be gathered in support of Camp Trinity. Please join us as we reflect on the meaning of our Lord's ascension and share in this time of worship and fellowship.

Adult Catechism Class - Spring 2024

I will be teaching an adult catechism class this spring, beginning on Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30pm in the church Fellowship Hall. Together, we'll be exploring the basic teachings of Lutheran Christianity as taught in Martin Luther's Small Catechism. Each attendee will receive a copy of the 2017 notetaking edition of the Catechism. This class is intended both for those interested in learning about the Lutheran faith and for those wishing to have a "refresher" on Lutheran doctrine. Please sign up for this class in the church entryway or contact the church office. Thank you! - Pastor Kory

Friends & Neighbors Sunday - April 21, 2024

On Sunday, April 21, 2024, St. Matthew will host a "Friends and Neighbors Sunday." This is an opportunity for you to invite someone to come and worship with you at St. Matthew in our 10am service. We will have a simplified order of service with a message to help visitors get to know what we believe and teach as Lutheran Christians. Following the service, refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall. Please save the date for April 21 and join us for our first Friends and Neighbors Sunday!

Holy Week and Easter 2024

Here is a summary of our services and activities for Holy Week 2024:

+ Palm Sunday, March 24:  Join us for a 10:00am service in remembrance of Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem on the Sunday prior to His passion.

+ Seder Meal, Thurs, March 28:  Join us for a 5:00pm meal in remembrance of the Old Testament Passover and Jesus' Last Supper with His disciples. An RSVP to the church office is appreciated for planning purposes.

+ Maundy Thursday Service, March 28:  Join us for 6:30pm worship in remembrance of the night when Jesus was betrayed. Our service will focus on the celebration of Holy Communion.

+ Good Friday Tenebrae Service, March 29:  Join us for 6:30pm worship in remembrance of the day of Christ's death for us on the cross. Tenebrae is the "Service of Darkness." We'll remember Christ's final words from the cross as He gave His life for us on that dark Friday afternoon.

+ Easter Sunday Breakfast, March 31:  Join us from 8:30-9:30am for food and fellowship prior to our Easter Sunday worship service.

+ Easter Sunday Service, March 31:  Join us for worship at 10:00am as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!

2024 Easter Basket Project

Information for our third annual Easter basket project:  we'll be assembling and delivering Easter baskets for the homebound, those in nursing homes, and for caregivers and nurses. If you would like to have a basket prepared for a loved one, please contact Anjanette K. or the church office by March 1. (Recipients do not need to be church members.)

We will need volunteers on Fri, March 22 at 3:30pm to assemble the baskets. Then, on Sat, March 23 at 1:30pm, we will meet at church to load up our baskets and carpool to Superior Health. We will pass out baskets and also sing hymns for the residents at 2:30pm. 

Thank you to all those who have donated items for the Easter basket project this year!