"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.
St. Matthew's is excited to provide the opportunity to give your tithes and offerings online in a safe and easy way. This system enables you to support the church by making a one-time contribution or establishing a recurring contribution.
Comprehensive Ministry Review:
The Stewardship team has been very busy trying to get the up and coming packets together so that you all can enjoy them.
We will begin handing them out September 24th. If you have not picked yours up by October 22nd, no worries we will be mailing those ones out.
Please do not forget the survey that is also in the news letter as well as on the Web site. it does not take long and is very informative and will help us a great deal.
Thank you so much for all of your support and prayers for the Stewardship Ministry.
Blessing to you all
ELCA CONGREGATIONAL STEWARDSHIP SURVEY
The Stewardship Ministry encourages members of St. Matthew’s to partake of this congregational survey. The purpose of this survey is to establish a baseline assessment for aspects of stewardship ministry within our congregation. The survey should not take more than eight minutes. There are no correct or wrong answers.
The Stewardship Ministry is now providing online access to this survey until October 1, 2017.
Please take a little bit of time to complete this important Stewardship assessment survey. It will help our leadership in guiding St. Matthew’s with the ministry of Stewardship.
Thank you for your time.
Outreach Ministry Update for October
Poverty Fact of the Month:
22 Percent of homeless children are held back two or more grades in school.
The Calendar of Giving
Each month the Outreach Ministry will be asking for donations of specific items.
These food and clothing items will be used to stock the St. Matthew's Pantry and also donated to community organizations that serve those in need.
The requested items for the month of October are Cereal and Travel Size Toiletries..
Thanks to the generous donations of our congregation, the Outreach Ministry is thrilled to announce that we were able to gather 562 pounds of food during our summer food drive. Thanks to everyone who donated!!
Please continue to bring non-perishable food and non-food items such as diapers, paper towels, shampoo, soap, etc., so that we can keep our Pantries stocked.
Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Events
Fall Adult Forum: Luther’s Small Catechism
September 17th will kick off the Adult Forum series of study on the Small Catechism. We will be using the ‘By Heart: Conversation with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism’ which is available through Augsburg Fortress Publishing for $14.99. Pre-order your copy at: augsburgfortress.org/byheart to have on hand when the forum begins. The dates for the Fall 2017 Forum’s seven-week series begin at 9am sharp on the following dates:
A Special Day of Blessings for God’s Creatures!
Saturday – October 7th – Time TBD
In the Church Parking Lot
Bring your pet or a picture as we celebrate and thank God for the gift of all creatures and ask that we continue to be good stewards of Creation.
Reformation 500: Lutheran-Roman Catholic Prayer Commemoration
Sunday Worship 10:00 am