"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.
Revised January Calender
Comprehensive Ministry Review:
Firehouse Friends Stuffed Animal Drive
The Outreach Ministry is collecting new stuffed animals to be donated to our local fire station. The firemen take stuffed animals with them when they respond to emergency situations where there may be children involved. These stuffed animals are then given as a form of comfort to children who have witnessed fires or emergency medical situations.
There will be a decorated bin in the Narthex to collect all of the animals. Our goal is to collect 250 stuffed animals by the end of March.
The stuffed animals will be blessed during services on Sunday April 2, 2017 and will be delivered to our local fire station after fellowship that day. We had a great time on our last trip to the firehouse, so please consider coming with us to be a part of this special delivery!
Next Outreach Ministry Meeting: Monday March 13, 2017 at 6:00, please join us if you can!
If you have any questions regarding the Outreach Ministry, please contact Jenny Cox 801-971-6903 or Jennifer Peterson 801-897-4443.
Imposition of ashes
Ash Wednesday Services will be held on March 1, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary. This brief but important time in the church calendar initiates the beginning of Lent – a time for prayerful reflection and repentance.
“The sign of the ashes suggests our human mortality and frailty. With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.” Sundays and Seasons –
Cycle A - 2017
A Highly Specialized Congregational Gathering
The Redevelopment Team Invites the You to be part of further conversation about St. Matthew’s future.
Sunday – March 5th
Immediately following Worship
Your Input is Valuable!
Fellowship Meal will be provided
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Mid-Week Lenten Study
Beginning on March 8, 2017 the Lenten Study will be on Wednesday evenings, starting with a light soup supper at 6:00pm with worship beginning at 7:00pm.
Please note that we will be using ELCA’s World Hunger 40 Days of Giving. There are a limited number of study guides available but can be downloaded in a pdf form. Go to: resources.elca.org/ELCA_World_Hunger-Lenten_Study_2017.html?_ga=1.32935867.484429809.1441308808
Lent 1 – March 8th
Lent 2 – March 15th
Lent 3 – March 22nd
Lent 4 – March 29th
Lent 5 – April 5th
Adult Forum for lent – Church in Society
We will be reading excerpts from Martin Luther King, Jr’s. ‘Letter from the Birmingham Jail’ and Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s ‘Letter’s and Papers from Prison.’ Come and join this dialogue on Church in Society as part of your Lenten spiritual practice this year.
Sunday, Lent 1 – March 5th
Sunday, Lent 2 – March 12th
Sunday, Lent 3 – March 19th
Sunday, Lent 4 – March 26th
Sunday, Lent 5 – April 2nd
2017 Rocky Mountain Synod Assembly
Re-formation: Then. Now. Always.
May 5-7, 2017
Colorado Springs, CO
2017 marks a significant time in the life of the church- a time that only comes around once every 500 years! In light of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, we will be putting aside "business as usual" in order to spend time together in conversation, Bible study, worship, and community. Our hope for the 2017 Synod Assembly is that we will spend time reflecting on where we have been and who we are today as church for the sake of the world. We are asking that resolutions and memorials be put on hold for this year, along with all non-essential business. Only required business items (budget, Vice-President election) will be brought before the assembly by the Synod Council.
Encouraging Youth and Young Adults to be Leaders in the Church
The Rocky Mountain Synod will continue to live into the ELCA's goal of expanded roles for youth and young adults in all expressions of our church. Rostered and lay leaders are encouraged to have conversations with the youth and young adults in their midst regarding the opportunity to serve on church council and as voting members at this year's synod assembly. A youth or young adult voting member is not an additional voting member. The youth or young adult is one of your congregation's allotted voting members.
2016 Christmas Program
"The Christmas Store Window"
Sunday Worship 10:00 am