"Rejoicing in Christ, Empowered to Serve."
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.
Comprehensive Ministry Review:
Rally Day Sunday
Will take place on September 11th.
Youth entering the 6th or 7th grades are welcome to be part of this year’s Confirmation instruction – we will be learning all about the Bible! There will be a brief meeting with parents, students and Pastor Christine on Rally Sunday, September 11th at 9:00am.
This Little Piggy…
During the first few Sundays in June we will be handing out “Piggy Banks” for the ELCA World Hunger collection during the summer.
Our goal is to reach $400 by Rally Day, September 11th.
That would buy a pig for at least 13 families around the world!
For many living in global poverty according to ELCA’s World Hunger campaign, “A pig in the pen is money in the bank!
A piglet is a perfect financial investment for many people around the world.
That’s because within months this little piglet can grow to nearly 200 pounds and grab a great price at the market.
Should a family have a failed harvest, medical expense or other unexpected need, this gift can be cashed in to make all the difference.”
So take home a pig or two…fill it up…bring it back by Rally Sunday, September 11th.
- ELCA Day of Service -
This year, the congregation of St. Matthew's will be writing Thank You notes to first responders in our church neighborhood. Our Sunday School kids are also going to help out with some amazing art projects. The cards will be filled out during church service in early September.
The notes along with a sweet treat (we are thinking donuts... yum!!) will be delivered to the firehouse and urgent care by the church after services on September 11th. Please take the time to fill out a note of gratitude and if you can make it, we would love to have you come with to deliver the goodies. We will be meeting in the fellowship hall right after church on 9/11 to assemble the packages for delivery. All are invited!
- St. Stephen's and Family Promise-
St. Matthew's is once again teaming up with St. Stephen's and Family Promise to host the women and children who are living in their temporary shelter.
St. Matthew's will be hosting and serving dinner to these families on Thursday September 15th. We will need several volunteers to host the event as well as others to provide food items. We hosted this event in June and had a great time with the mothers and their sweet kids.
A sign-up sheet will be hung on the new Outreach Ministry bulletin board.
Please consider being a part of this amazing opportunity to serve our community.
St Matthew's Yard Sale
We are doing another yard sale this fall. It will be on September 24th from 8AM to 3PM.
If you have items to donate they can be delivered any Sunday or Wednesday the 21st from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday the 22nd from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. or on the day of the yard sale.
If you need someone to pick up large items please contact Mike Stoker at 801.566.6539. We are also looking for volunteers to help on Saturday and also with set up on Thursday.
Come join the fun.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the yard sale in the spring - it was a great success.
First Communion Instruction
Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." Matthew 19:14 NRSV
First Communion Celebration will be October 30th at 10AM
Please contact Pastor Christine before Sept 18th to make preparations for your child’s First Communion.
Sunday Worship 10:00 am