"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.
A message from Pastor Christine Higueria-Street
regarding reopening St. Matthew's
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
Vacation Bible School
Every Sunday - July 19th through Aug. 16th
2020 Vacation Bible School
St. Matthew’s Faith Formation Ministry team is hosting our very first digital Vacation Bible School this summer. All our regular Sunday School children have been automatically registered and Liz will be delivering VBS Kits to each family the week prior to the VBS launch on July 19th. Every week, parents/grandparents, will be receiving a reminder email. The Faith Formation Ministry team has had a blast preparing this fun program, so do not miss out!
Each week beginning Sunday, July 19th there will be a new video released that you can watch to learn all about being a good neighbor. If you watched Family Sunday School, you will be familiar with this format. You will be able to access the video through St. Matthew’s website every VBS Sunday at www.stmatthewsut.org or through a weblink which will be sent to your parents every week by email.
The weeks are listed here:V.B.S. 2020
School Supplies Fundraiser:
With the help of Thrivent Financial, the Caring Ministry is sponsoring a donation/fund drive. We see a real need for school supplies to help families struggling through the COVID-19 crisis. Simply drop off your donation at the church on Wednesday, August 5th or 12th between 6-7 P.M.
Supplies needed are listed below:
St. Matthew’s Little Pantry
The need is greater than ever. Those that have been stopping by church have seen the food disappearing from our outside pantry! Our plan is working and we are helping meet the needs of those in our community. Since our food pantry is almost depleted we ask for your help. On Wednesdays, beginning May 6th from 6 -7 pm, non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the church. Your Outreach Team members will take the food into the church for you. They will be wearing masks and gloves. Please bring what you are able to (in can goods and dry goods). Your Outreach Team will be keeping the pantry stocked prior to this date to serve our community. Many hands make light work!
Sunday Worship 10:00 am