Vol. 8 - No. 23 | June 6, 2019
St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School e-News
The Feast of Pentecost, June 6, 8 & 9, 2019
“The World’s Best Counselor”          John 14:23–31

7:00 p.m. - Thursday Casual Worship Service w/communion
5:30 p.m. - Saturday Casual Worship Service w/communion
Sunday
8:00 a.m. Classic Service
10:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service
HeartWork      John 14:26
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
BIBLE/DEVOTIONAL READINGS – For the week starting June 2, 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 .
Sunday
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

Monday
Filled with the Holy Spirit

Tuesday
Life in the Spirit

Wednesday
God's Blessing on Israel
Thursday
The Fruit of the Spirit

Friday
Elijah Ascends to Heaven

Saturday
God the Creator and Provider

Sunday
The Spirit Will Guide You Into Truth
JUNE EVENTS
9 -    New Member Welcome Brunch
9 -    Voters Meeting@ noon
16 -  Happy Father’s Day
18 - Endowment Fund Meeting - 6:00pm
23 -  Pastor Kinne ‘30’ years reception
23 - "JOY" Senior Event - Noon-2:00pm
27 - Worship with The Kings Brass, 7:00pm
28 -  Summer Kick off 2019 - Family event 6-9pm
                  * Featuring The Ken Dix Band *
The Jim Reynolds Family would like to invite the congregation to join them of the wedding service of their daughter Nicole to Matthew Schmidt on Saturday, June 8 @ 2:30pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
ENDOWMENT FUND - On Tuesday, June 18, Tim Kolschowsky will be holding an informational meeting for the congregation to come and hear what the LCMS Foundation and Thrivent can do in support of our Endowment Fund. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm with LCMS giving their presentation and at 6:30pm Thrivent will give their presentation. All are welcome to come and hear what each group can offer then provide feedback. 
All information and congregational feedback will be taken to the Board of Stewardship and Finance to make a formal recommendation to which group St. Matthew will go with.
JOY” PICNIC - The “JOY” (Just Older Youth) group will be having their picnic on Sunday, June 23 at 12:30pm. There will be food and BINGO… for produce.
Please sign up today… A sign-up sheet is on the church office  counter.
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. 
MILITARY OUTREACH USA, Please consider helping the Board of Evangelism & Parish Services fill the needs for Veterans Exiting Homelessness. This will run thru November 11. 
YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

THE KINGS BRASS - On Thursday, June 27th at 7pm, (during our normal Thursday night service) come hear the exciting sounds of Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass.  At 6:45pm our own Michael Gagne will give a brief organ recital to highlight some of the exciting sounds of our new organ. This promises to be a fun-filled evening filled with excellent brass and organ music. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend.

*** We are looking for members of St. Matthew to host/house the 8 members of the King's Brass Ensemble. Please contact Cheri Selimos in the church office for details. ***
WILLING WORKERS

LECTORS - Would you like to read the Old Testament & Epistle Readings in a worship service? Contact the Church Office to sign up for this important worship ministry!

TECHIES - We could still use some extra hands for "tech" at our worship services.

We need people to set up the Mevo Camera and iPad to livestream the worship services.

We need people to help set up the contemporary worship screen presentations on Sunday mornings.

If you are interested in any of these, please contact Pastor Blonski or Walt Buchwald.
BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY - Sundays at 9:20 a.m. in the north end of Krueger Hall.  The Summer Bible study - 1 st & 2 nd Peter: God’s Crew - will begin June 16 .

LCC “Who is Jesus According to Jesus” on Mondays , at 9:30am & 7:00pm in Luther Hall. 
Remaining Class Dates: 7/1 , 8/5 , 8/19 Visit  www.LutheranChurchCharities.org  for more information.

 
THURSDAY MORNING LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY - meets on Thursday mornings from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in Luther Hall. 
This study will continue into June with a new study beginning in July. For more information, contact Deb Kinne @ d ebkinne@yahoo.com


Thank you for participating in the following bible studies this past year. These studies will resume the early part of September 2019 .
 
Men’s Saturday Bible Study
  THE ADULT DISCIPLESHIP CLASS
SUNDAY SCHOOL   
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY
TUESDAY EVENING LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY
SADDLEBROOK BIBLE STUDY 
 
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY -
 Class will resume in September.
**There will be various events fishing, golfing, grilling, etc. throughout the summer months so stay tuned to the Church & Men’s Ministry E-Blasts and the St. Matthew Website for updates.
ST. MATTHEW MINISTRY NEWS
CHRISTIAN OUTREACH OF LUTHERANS (COOL) -  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 Luther Hall. Thanks for helping those in need. June food item: Vegetables.
SHARING THE JOY Are you or somebody you know in need of meals? Sharing the Joy ministry of St. Matthew would like to help. Please contact the church office to set up meal deliveries.
UPCOMING TRIPS
JOURNEYS OF PAUL IN GREECE - October 5-15, 2019  
Pastor Timothy Kinne and his wife Debra, from St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School, Hawthorn Woods, invite you to join them on a magnificent tour of the Journeys of Paul in Greece, October 5-15, 2019.
2020 EUROPEAN TRIP & OBERAMMERGAU is an 11 Day Classic Classic European Tour (September 20-30, 2020) which will include Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Nurnberg, Rothenburg, Heidleberg, a Rhine River Cruise, the Neuschwanstein Castle and culminating in Oberammergau for the 2020 production of the Passion Play.
DEVOTIONAL RESOURCES
Taking Faith Home is available each week on the church office counter.

Monday Bible Study Leader Tim Hetzner offers a daily devotional via email here .
 
In My Father’s Footsteps is provided by Pastor Blonski and is a bi-weekly devotion available via email here .
We have limited openings in our 3/4-year-old Preschool class for the 2019-2020 school year.
Open Enrollment is now in progress in our Early Childhood program. Contact the school office to schedule a tour and register today. We would love for you to join us this fall.
We ♥ St. Matthew ECC! 
 
Looking ahead :
August 19-30 – Preschool Preview Days
September 2 – Labor Day
September 3 – 1 st day of school
September 8 – Rally Day – Teacher Installation
September 19 – 6:30-7:30 pm - Parent Night
 
3rd Annual Golf Outing “FORE” the Kids
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Renwood Golf Course, Round Lake
Registration & Donation forms are on the church office counter.
Benefits the purchases of supplies for the Early Childhood Center.