"We are called to proclaim God's grace by sharing the story of Jesus to bring light, hope and healing to the world"
Worship is the center of our common life. Worship moves us to service. That service is supported by fellowship and community. Worship + Service + Community. We invite you to take part in these with us.
We are a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, committed to hospitality, justice, inclusivity, mercy and joy in the name of Christ.
We serve the West Side of the Salt Lake Valley. Our congregation came into being in 1989 when St. Paul and Atonement Lutheran churches merged.
St. Matthew’s has chosen a new provider, named Tithe.ly, to manage it’s online giving. Make one-time donations or set-up a giving schedule that meets your needs. Tithe.ly will do the work for you, making your giving easy and convenient.
Comprehensive Ministry Review:
Council & Ministry 2018 Reports
Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Events
St. Matthew's Breakfast Club - Join us for breakfast and conversation with friends. We meet every other Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant on 4500 South and Redwood Road.
It's a great time to get acquainted and build relationships with each other. Stop by for breakfast we have a great time. Our next breakfasts will be on July 2nd, July 16th, with the following breakfast on July 30th.
The Redevelopment Team is going to be conducting a brief 15 question survey on several Sundays in July. We need everyone to participate in order to get a wide scope of the congregation’s vitality. The survey coupled with the Map Check Discussions and the Council’s retreat work will help guide the leadership into the future ministry of St. Matthew’s. The survey is anonymous, so we ask that you be candid and thoughtful in responding. The scheduled Sundays are July 7th, 14th and 21st. If you are going to miss these dates, please email pastor and you will be sent the survey to complete and return before July 21st.
Look for upcoming information on the annual Poverty Summit in August. This is a free event and focuses on what we can do as people of faith and citizens of Utah to address poverty in the state.
Vacation Bible School – will take place between Friday, July 19th to Sunday July 21st. Registration will take place on Saturday, June 1st.
The Outreach Ministry’s Summer Food Drive starts in June and runs through the end of August. Last year our congregation donated over 700 pounds of food! Please help us beat last year’s total! Please leave non-perishable food items in front of the altar in the sanctuary. All are welcome! If you have any questions regarding the Outreach Ministry, please contact Jenny Cox or anyone on the team.
ELCA World Hunger
Don’t forget to fill the barns and piggy banks for ELCA World Hunger. Please remember to put your name on the bank and bring them back on or before Sunday, September 8th. For more information go to the ELCA website or click on the link below.https://www.elca.org/Resources/ELCA-World-Hunger#Stories
Mortgage is Paid Off!
Our last payment will be made in July and we will have no more debt. As a congregation this moves us closer to sustainability.
This calls for a celebration and thank you to the council leadership who made an amazing decision to forge ahead and pay off the mortgage rather than refinance the remaining balance!
On Sunday, August 11th we will have a special recognition and “Burn the Mortgage” celebration immediately following worship.
Mark your calendars and plan on attending this special occasion. The Rev. Janice Kibler, our Mission Investment partner, will be with us to help with the celebration. Look for more information in the upcoming weeks.
The progression of building the labyrinth. Part 4 "Our last day of work on the Labyrinth.... "
Sunday Worship 10:00 am