This year’s Lenten devotions, Walking Together in Hope, are now available for
download on the Outreach For Hope resources page. We invite congregations to make the devotions available to their members either by printing copies, or by making them available electronically.
Bishop Erickson has provided us with a framework around the theme of “Accompaniment” and the five values that are part of authentic accompaniment. He leads the first week off with four devotions, beginning Ash Wednesday. A team of authors gives personal perspectives on the five Accompaniment values: Mutuality, Vulnerability, Inclusivity, Empowerment, and Sustainability.
Individuals may sign up to receive the devotions in their personal email each day, as in the past by using the link in the right hand column on the Outreach for Hope home page to provide your name and email address. Check the box marked “Lenten Devotions.”
If you are already signed up from past years, you will receive this year’s devotions. If you’re not sure, you may sign up again. The system will recognize if you are already on the list. For immediate questions, contact the Synod office, 414-671-1212.
Any child second grade or older is invited to join us in preparing for and taking First Communion. If you are interested in this for your child, please contact Meg Feyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 12th 9:20-10:20 am Introduction to First Communion
Saturday, March 18th 9:45-10:45 am Communion Chalice Making
Sunday, April 2nd 9:20-10:20 am Communion Bread Baking
Sunday, April 9th Stoles, Photos & Bible Verses are Due
Thursday, April 13th 7:00 pm First Communion
150th Celebration Planning Meeting
Sunday, March 12th at 9:20 am
If you are not part of the team and want to be, join us! We can always use more hands in God’s celebratory work! We will be meeting in the office.
Contact Tracy Gingrass at 262-370-7851 or Diane Gratz at 262-719-2735 for more information and/or questions.
Would you like to host a Wednesday evening Lenten Meal? (5:30 meal/6:30 Worship)
Easter Sunday, April 16th at 9:30 am
Please sign up to volunteer for the Easter Breakfast. We need teams for food prep, table set up, food set up, serving, and clean up.
Communion Preparation team member –
Prayer shawls are in the basket and lap robs are on a shelf above them. Please take one, sign the book and enjoy!
St. Matthew’s Annual Women’s Wellness Morning
Saturday, February 25th from 8:00-1:00 ~ “Blessings of the Abundant Life”
Be Inspired by keynote speaker Donna Schumell. Learn something new in break out sessions:
- Change your Thoughts to Create the Life You Want with Dr. Katrina Ubell
- Healing Through the Gateways of Sound with Sheri Bauer, Owner of Angel Light Healing Arts
- Soul Care with Lydia Johnson, Therapist/Owner of Resting Place, LLC
- BECOME AWARE of human trafficking with TRANSITIONS, a program of Lutheran Social Services
- RELAX in a free chair massage provided by Eva Luna Day Spa
Breakfast and soup lunch provided by St. Matthew’s own “Soup Lady-Jeanne Collins”
The cost is $15.00. To register download the registration form on St. Matthew’s website http://www.stmattslutheran.org or call the church office at 414-774-0441 or contact Sue Swing at email@example.com.