"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:
Outreach Ministry Activities for October
The Calendar of Caring - 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 Ramen Noodles and Scarves. A bin to collect the donations will be located in the Narthex.
Thank You for all the Sock and Cereal Donations for September!!!
New Members & First Communion
New members will be received on Sunday, October 30th during worship at 10:00am. Please plan on attending to introduce yourself and welcome them into our community of faith! Children who have completed study on receiving communion will officially have their 1st Communion during worship on October 30th.
Ministry Fair and Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Sunday, October 30th Immediately Following Worship Come and see what the different ministries at St. Matthew’s are doing – there will be information, pictures, displays and opportunities to participate in the life of the congregation – all part of our goals as a Redeveloping
Congregation! Don’t miss out
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
“Gender-based violence is an ancient sin that for thousands of years has harmed countless women, children and men. It is a sin that Christians need to recognize, understand and confront, for our religious history also bears its stain.” Excerpt from - A social message* on ... Gender-based Violence – adopted by the ELCA Church Council in 2015.
Pastor Christine is on the Rocky Mountain Synod’s Task Force for Gender Based Violence. As part of this team, we are looking for ways that we can study, pray and take action to protect and serve those who are affected by Gender Based Violence. If you are interested in further conversation, contact Pastor Christine for more details. For the social message go to the ELCA website:
The book fair is in full swing! Check out the list of books available on the Faith Formation bulletin board. Ordering will be available after services in the narthex on Oct. 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Payments are due on the 30th. These books could be a great Christmas gift for family and friends! Any questions? Ask anyone on the Faith Formation Ministry or Amanda Ventura.
Want to order some books but won't be there in person? Email your order to email@example.com with your name, contact number, and the number of books and titles you would like.
ELCA Day Of Service
Sunday Worship 10:00 am