"We are called to proclaim God's grace by sharing the story of Jesus to bring light, hope and healing to the world"
Out of an abundance of care and concern for the health and well-being of the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church community, the council and I are outlining the implementation of best practices during the current outbreak of the Coronavirus strain known as COVID-19. It is important to note that these changes are only temporary and are being utilized in order to reduce the risk of transmission and protect the most vulnerable members of our community.
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 2019 Reports
Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Events
A Spiritual Journey Opportunity
Start 2020 off in a meaningful and prayer-filled way, with a book study using Richard Rohr’s newest book, The Universal Christ. Pastor DanaLee Simon will be leading a 7-week exploration on Wednesday nights at Zion Lutheran from 6:15 – 8:00 p.m., beginning January 8 and ending February 19. The cost is $50, plus you will need to buy your own book. Scholarships are always available – just speak to DanaLee. This class will be limited to 12 people, so please secure your spot soon by e-mailing DanaLee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may also be directed to her at this e-mail address.
LENT ADULT FORUM
We will be using Gail Ramshaw’s 40 Days and 40 Nights: Devotional for Lent (ISBN9780800623449) for our study during Lent (March 1st through March 29th). Order your copy now at https://www.augsburgfortress.org/ for only $4.95 plus shipping & handling. We will focus on the main themes on Sundays and during the rest of the week, for your own devotions, enjoy enriching reflections on ashes, treasure, mountain, outsider, clothing, battle, water, and many more. Each day's devotion includes a biblical citation, meditation, prayer, Bible reading, and hymn text.
40 Days of Giving
During the 40 Days of Lent we will be collecting monetary donations for ELCA World Hunger. There are several ways you can do this from Ash Wednesday through Good Friday. Bring any loose change and drop it in the Giving Container at the base of the baptismal font during worship. For larger gifts, checks should be written directly to St. Matthew’s and indicate in the memo portion “ELCA World Hunger.”
“A Call to Servanthood”
Sunday Worship 10:00 am