"We are called to proclaim God's grace by sharing the story of Jesus to bring light, hope and healing to the world"
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 2018 Reports
Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Events
Communications Ministry “Help Desk”
It is our commitment at St. Matthew’s to find ways that reduce our carbon footprint. We have had a lot of success with our E-Pew bulletin over the past few years and would like more people to use their devices during worship.
The Communication’s Help Desk is happening again on April 7th during the Hospitality Hour. Bring your tablet, kindle or smart phone to get the help you need. Amanda, Brian and Mike will be available to help with set up and teach folks how to access the E-Pew bulletin and more.
The use of electronic devices has significantly reduced our use of paper, ink and most importantly time. It takes time for Amanda, our office volunteer, to print the bulletins each week. It takes time for our volunteers to assemble bulletins each week. Help us to be the best stewards of creation that we can be by learning how and make use of technology we have available today.
Stuffed Animal Drive – will be from March-April. All stuffed animal’s needs to be new and will benefit the First Responders who will give them out to children as needed. A box will be provided in the narthex for collection.
Forty Days of Giving
Forty Days of Giving begins on March 10th and ends on Palm Sunday. Bring your spare change and put in the container by the Baptismal Font as part of the season’s almsgiving. Proceeds go to support the ELCA World Hunger projects. RESOURCES
Subscribe to engage further in your Lenten practices this season and explore the connections between our faith and our shared ministry to end hunger and poverty.
The Facilities and Property Ministry will be hosting a church grounds cleanup on Saturday April 13, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm to clean the church property from the Winter. We will be picking up trash, sweeping, raking leaves and trimming trees on the church grounds.
We will need willing hands, brooms, shovels, rakes, wheel barrows, trash bags and trimming tools.
Come get dirty and help tidy up the property. For more information, and to sign up please see Erich Thaemert.
Holy Week is the highlight of our Christian faith journey each year. From Palm Sunday to the Easter Vigil, our traditions at St. Matthew’s are an important part of our witness to the gospel. We invite all to come and be part of this sacred and holy time.
Palm Sunday ~ April 14th at 10: AM
Come and hear the story of Our Lord’s Passion in word and song.
Maundy Thursday ~ April 18th at 7:00 PM
Come and be part of our commitment to serving others through the ritual of the washing of hands and feet.
Good Friday ~ April 19th at 7:00 PM
Come and reflect on the last words spoken from the Cross of Christ.
Easter Vigil ~ Saturday, April 20th at 6:00 PM
Come and be part of our joyful celebration of the Risen Jesus. We start outside with a bonfire, roast marshmallows and let our prayers “rise up” before God. We then move into the fellowship hall where the ancient stories are heard, and songs are sung. We are led to the darkened Narthex and remember our baptism. Finally, we triumphantly enter the brightly lit sanctuary to celebrate Christ’s victory over death and the grave. We invite you as Jesus does, “Come and See.”
Easter Morning Worship ~ Sunday, April 21st at 10:00 AM
All are welcome to come join us for a Spirit filled morning. With Word and Sacrament, Song and Chant, we will hear again the story of the empty tomb and its significance for our lives today.
Easter Breakfast Potluck - will be held immediately following worship in the Fellowship Hall.
Chicks for Sale – will take place between April 28th to June 2nd. Chicks are priced at $1 apiece. The proceeds will benefit ELCA World Hunger. We will have a table set up each Sunday in the narthex starting April 28th.
Beer, Blues, and Brats Benefit Party for
Crossroads Urban Center
Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Please join us for our 9th annual Beer, Blues, and Brats Benefit Party hosted at The Garten at Mountain West Hard Cider. This is an opportunity for a relaxing afternoon in support of Crossroads Urban Center. Featuring: Epic Brewing Company beer, Beltex Meats handmade brats, chair massages courtesy of The Cliff Spa. Enjoy the live music of the JT Draper Band and Controlled Burn while checking out a silent auction highlighting local Utah companies.
Ticket purchases are available on the Crossroads Urban Center website at: https://www.crossroadsurbancenter.org/
St. Matthew's Children's Christmas Program 2018
Sunday Worship 10:00 am