Vol. 11- No. 40 | October 7, 2021

Boundless Need - Boundless Love - Boundless Hope
The 20th Sunday after Pentecost

What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?          Mark 10:21

Saturday, October 9
5:30pm Casual Service w/Communion
Sunday, October 10
8:00am Classic Service w/ Communion
10:45am Contemporary Service w/Communion

All Services are In-House and Live Streamed

Monday, October 11th, the campus of St. Matthew Lutheran Church & ECC will be closed for ALL activities.
The parking lot paving project will begin again at 7:00am on the front and east side of the parking lots. Sealcoating and stripping will take place on the North/Front Parking Lot and the East Parking Lot. Should you need to come to the Church on Tuesday, October 12th & Wednesday, October 13th please follow the directional arrows and park in the rear parking lots and enter the building through Door Number 8 and proceed to the main office. Weather permitting the parking lot should reopen on Thursday, October 14th.
Dear Pastor Blonski,
HEARTWORK:  - Mark 10:21
And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him,
“You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
Please remember in prayer:
Please remember in prayer:
  •  Marvin Sneller, Bob & Penny Martens, Kristen Basler,      Gordon Trapp, John Schockmel, Pam Best, Marilyn Schauer, Elinor Francisco, Carol Andrews, Joe Scianna, Don Brusa, Adore Hansing, Karl Reihn, Margaret Wittlinger, Naomi Scianna
  •  Our military personnel currently serving our country: Justin Brown, Adam Imaoka, Scott Karas, Elise Neilson, Steve & Ice Sandy, Tyler Sawusch, Bob Hamilton 
ALTAR FLOWERS Have been given to the Glory of God
  • Celebrating the 60th birthday of Don Brusa, from his family.
  • In remembrance of the 60th wedding anniversary of Ron and Carol Studtmann.

  • The Baptism of Luca Joseph Barnec will be held at St. Matthew on Sunday, October 10, 2021.
Upcoming Events
October 11 –St. Matthew Campus Closed
October 12 & 13 - Parking Lot Repair,
**Watch for Traffic Pattern Change**See details below**
October 18 - Sharing the Joy Family Welcome Event
October 23rd—Fall Fest, 3:00pm
October 29 - ECC Halloween Parties
October 30 & 31 - Guest Preacher, Kurt Taylor
November 6 - Christmas Bazaar
November 7 - Day Light Savings Time Ends
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 13 - Fall Work Day
November 21 - Voter's Assembly Meeting
November 24 - Thanksgiving Eve Service, 7pm
November 25 - Thanksgiving Day Service, 10am
November 25 - Thanksgiving Meal, Details to come...
“St. Matthew Lutheran Church and Early Childhood Center has been a continuous presence on Old McHenry Road since 1863, well before the railroad made its way through this area. While we understand the transportation needs and improvements desired by the railroad and the State, we cannot accept those improvements at a drastic impact and cost to our Church and its property. Among our concerns are the following:
  • The potential loss of access to our property. We have 4 driveways and have developed an excellent traffic flow and do not want to see the ability of our members and others coming to our campus restricted.
  • The potential loss of land on both the North and West sides of our campus. We lost land when Old McHenry Road was expanded and the loss of additional footage in these areas of our property will significantly restrict our use of the campus.
  • We cannot lose any additional parking, both for our members and the residents of the area who use our facilities on a regular basis.
  • Our very visible presence on Old McHenry Road has been and untold and valuable asset to our membership and the community for the 158 years of our existence. Five years ago we added an electronic sign to make our presence more visible. Limits imposed on our visibility and signage by a widened roadway and large retaining walls will significantly affect our presence in this area.
  • No details of the proposed project have been shared to allow us to make beneficial suggestions to the planning.”
Job Openings at St. Matthew & Early Childhood Center
Weekend Custodian
Please contact Doug Duval if you are interested. 847/438-7709 or duval@stmattsonline.com
Come and Sing….
The Choir of St. Matthew is looking for singers…
Practice is on Wednesday evenings at 7PM (till about 8:30) and on Sunday morning after early service (about 45 min-1hour)
Our numbers are dwindling. If you are interested JUST come to one of our practices and see if this is something that you will like.
For additional information you can call
Bob Wilson @ 847-912-4703, or contact the church office.
Thank you.
Join the Ministry Media Support Team!
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. - Mark 16:15
 The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed the way the world interacts and communicates. At St. Matthew, we’ve implemented digital 
technologies enabling the sharing of His good news through social media and other communications reaching hundreds of people 
throughout the world.
 If you have skills in digital audio-visual production and editing, or you would like to learn, we can use you on the Ministry Media Support Team! 
Please contact Todd Johnson for more information.
Meals on Wheels - volunteers needed for Monday and
Tuesday. Are you recently retired? Are you working from home and can take a lunch break? Are you a stay at home mom or dad? Are you looking to volunteer some time with a friend in your community? If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for you!!!.
Become a part of the St Matthew Meals on Wheels team that
delivers meals once a month in the Lake Zurich area to home bound seniors from approximately 11:30 to 12:30. If you would like to help or would like more information please contact Linda Wollberg at 847/638-1782
The Board of Stewardship and Finance is looking for volunteers to participate on this board. (A financial background is helpful.) The board meets on the 3rd Monday of the month on a quarterly basis.
The next meeting will be October 18 at 9:00 a.m. in the large conference room. Please speak to Randy Anderson,
Bonnie McLeod or Carla Ward if you are interested or have  questions."
Watch "Boundless Word"
The Video Podcast with Pastor Blonski
On Wednesdays, starting at 6:00 a.m.
Boundless Word is on Facebook & YouTube

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY - Sundays at 9:20 a.m. in the north end of Krueger Hall.
ADULT DISCIPLESHIP CLASS - This is an informational class for those desiring to study the teachings of the Lutheran Church. The study is designed for those seeking membership in our congregation. Please contact the church office if you are interested.
We are studying Philippians using ‘ Experiencing God’s Peace’ by Elizabeth George. Please contact Nancy Blonski for details.
Email Nancy_Blonski@yahoo.com  or call/text 224/822-5662. 
SATURDAY MORNING MEN’s BIBLE STUDY  Meets on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. in Krueger Hall.
YOUTH BIBLE STUDY (Jr. & Sr. High) - Will be held on Sunday, October 10th & 17th at 9:20am in the Youth Room.
SUNDAY SCHOOL - Classes meet on Sundays at 9:30am in the Sunday School Classrooms. For more information and registration, Go to: www.stmatts.net/Sunday-school
YOUTH CONFIRMATION MINISTRY FOR 6th, 7th AND 8th GRADERS—Confirmation Instruction began on September 12, 2021. For details, please go to:
www.stmatts.net/youth-confirmation for details.
SADDLEBROOK BIBLE STUDY - is offered on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00am, at Saddlebrook in Grayslake.
St. Matthew thanks the Donna Grund family for providing materials for our Ladies’, Men’s & Sunday Morning Bible Studies

Lutheran Church Charities Bible Study (LCC)
Beginning in October 18th LCC Bible study will take place virtually, Monday's from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Tim Hetzner President/CEO of Lutheran Church Charities.  LutheranChurchCharities.org to register or call 866-455-6466
C.O.O.L. (Christian Outreach of Lutherans) - a food pantry for some of the neediest families in Lake County. Please bring a can of food/box of cereal with you when you worship and place them in the bins in Luther Hall. October food item Breakfast Items.
** Bread for Life weekend - Sunday, October 25 **
Thank you for supporting this outreach ministry.
Please contact the church office if you would like to order flowers. The cost is $30.00 per arrangement.
Contemporary Worship Songs for the 10/10/21 Service
“We BelieveNewsboys
LINK: https://youtu.be/WjZ01FcK0yk
“Breathe- Michael W Smith
LINK: https://youtu.be/k8PBakPWph4
“Heaven’s Gates” - Robin Mark
LINK: https://youtu.be/2d5nBCfhyMw
“My Reward - Paul Baloche
LINK: https://youtu.be/WpuOD6rdQC4
“There’s Nothing That Our God Can’t Do” – Passion
LINK: https://youtu.be/WI8ji2EjGE4
Music Notes - “O God Our Help in Ages Past " was written by Isaac Watts in 1714, shortly before the death of Queen Anne of England. This was a time of great crises and turmoil, as the successor of Queen Anne was as yet undetermined, and the fear of a monarch who would reinstate the persecution of Protestants was great. King George I
prevented such persecution, but the fear before Anne’s death was great. This was the context in which Watts wrote his
powerful text, now lauded as “one of the grandest in the whole realm of English Hymnody” 
Watts’ text was published in The Psalms of David Imitated, 1719, in nine stanzas. Now, the original first, second, third, fifth, seventh, and ninth stanza are commonly sung. In 1738, John Wesley changed “Our God, our help” to “O God, our help” for Collection of Psalms and Hymns.
ST. ANNE was first published as a setting for Psalm 42, but in 1861, for Hymns Ancient and Modern, it was made a setting for Watts’ text, and the two have been paired together ever since. It is most probably that the tune was composed by William Croft, though there is no documentation that guarantees this.
St. Matthew Youth -
Sunday 9:20am, Youth Bible Study Dates:
October 10 & 17, November 7 & 14, December 5
Save The Date:
Santa Drive Through Parade, December 4th, 10:30-Noon
If you are interested in attending the National Youth Gathering in July of 2022 in Houston Texas please see Kristin Gierke for more details. 847/438-7709
HELPING HANDS MINISTRY of St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School is intended to provide critical emergency financial support. Please contact one of the Pastors if such support is needed. Contributions to this ministry are also welcome.
In preschool this week, our Emerging Skills and Interests were: Fire Prevention Week/Matching Quantities.The Number of Week was 3. The Letter of the Week was A, and our theme for Show & Share.  
In Religious Studies, the preschoolers learned about Noah and the flood, they enjoyed an interactive flannel story during
chapel. Throughout the week, we learned about fire safety and celebrated Malachi's 5th birthday! 
Donations of Frozen Turkeys ….
The word is out that Thanksgiving turkeys may be hard to find this year. St. Matthew is planning their annual Thanksgiving Meal and will be in need of 15 turkeys. Donated turkeys can be brought into the church office and put in the Luther Hall or
Krueger Hall freezer.
Thank you.
Ministry / Committee Name Changes
At St. Matthew we have had several groups change their group name. Here are some of the changes:
Praise Band = SAVED
J.O.Y. = S.A.M. (Senior Adult Ministry)
Tuesday Night Bible Study = Tuesday Evening Ladies’ Life Group
STJ = Sharing the Joy Ministry
Please keep the church office posted if there are any other changes.
Thank you.
BIBLE/DEVOTIONAL READINGS – For the week starting October 10. Bible readings are provided to assist you in daily reading and prayer. Click on the Bible passage to read the Scripture lesson at BibleGateway.com.
A rich man goes away sad

Seek good and not evil

Jesus is the great high priest

Those who deny Christ
God’s compassion and steadfast love
God is light

Teach us wisdom

The Son of Man came to save
Church Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm

 If you need to contact the Church Office after hours,
please call one of the following: 
Pastor Blonski @ 909/373-7936
Doug Duval @ 847/707-1676