Vol. 10- No. 36| September 10, 2020
St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School e-News
Sharing in the Mission of CHRIST: Learning, Connecting & Serving
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Rally Day

“Pray With Out Ceasing” 1Thessalonians 5:17

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Classic Service @ 5:30pm - ONLINE ONLY
Sunday, September 13, 2020

In-Sanctuary Service w/Communion - 9:00am - RSVP
Please RSVP with the Church Office at 847/438-7709 or

Contemporary Service @ 10:45am - ONLINE ONLY

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HEARTWORK: 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18

16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18give thanks in all circum-stances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Please remember in prayer:
  • Kristen Skinner, Marvin Sneller, Bob & Penny Martens, Kristen Basler, Sandy Wunluck, Brian Elkins, Jane Peterson

  • Our military personnel currently serving our country: Justin Brown, Adam Imaoka, Scott Karas, Elise Neilson, Steve & Ice Sandy, Tyler Sawusch, Bob Hamilton 

Sunday, September 20 
Drive In Service w/communion                 9:00am
Sunday, September 27
In House Service w/communion - RSVP     9:00am
Sundays, October 4, 11, 18, 25
In House Service w/communion - RSVP 9:00am

Please don’t forget to RSVP for the Drive-In Services and the
In-Person Sanctuary Services. You can call the church office at 847/438-7709 or email selimos@stmattsonline.com
Thank You.
with Pastor Kinne or Pastor Blonski
7:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
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Weekend Custodian – Responsibilities of this position are
cleaning and event meeting set ups for the church and school. There are some handy man skills required. Hours are Saturday & Sunday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Hourly salary.
For more information please contact Doug Duval at
847/438-7709 or email: duval@stmatts.net
Early Childhood Substitute Teacher – Normal school hours are Monday – Friday 7:30am-11:30am. For more information please contact Nancy Chibe at 847-438-6103 or email: chibe@stmatts.net
Due to these uncertain times please anticipate a varied approach to the Christian Education Opportunities that are being made available at St. Matthew. Many of the Bible Studies will be held VIRTUALLY via BlueJeans or Zoom technology. If you are interested in any of these studies you may contact the Bible Study Instructor or the Church Office for the correct link to get onto the study.
Thank You.

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY - Classes will start in October. Additional information will be provided in the upcoming weeks.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT ADULT DISCIPLESHIP CLASS - You are invited to attend the Virtual Adult Discipleship Classes. Classes will start beginning on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7:00pm on the St. Matthew BlueJeans account. Please RSVP with the church office @ 847/438-7709 or selimos@stmattsonline.com
Dig them out and dust them off ladies! Find your copy of
             Trusting God: A Life Without Worry 
 We will be having a Tuesday VIRTUAL class and a Thursday night In-Person class. Our first class will be on Tuesday, September 15th @ 7:00pm via BlueJeans, this same class will be held In-Person on Thursday, September 17th @ 7:00pm in Luther Hall.
If you have not attended previously or cannot find your book, please reach out to Nancy Blonski for a copy.
Here is a summary of what we will study this fall.
“And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalm 9:10
Is it possible to live a life without worry? 
When we are not looking worry and stress sneak into our lives. But God shows us how to say goodbye to worry and stress and learn how to depend on Him instead.   When worry and stress disappear we can discover many new things about God, our lives, and others that we never
imagined. In this study, we will look at men and women who were in challenging situation or at impossible odds but relied on God every step of the way.  We will look at Noah who led a herd of wild animals on a wooden boat as well as Ruth who embarked on an unforgettable love story. These stories will remind us that the same God who led and guided them will protect, lead and guide us too!
For more info reach out to Nancy Blonski at nblonski@truemen.org or call/text at 909-587-9945. 
Gentlemen, did you have a good summer? It sure was different, wasn’t it? No Major League baseball until July – and then only on TV. It just isn’t the same! And so many are working from home – and will be for a long time to come! And travel vacations put on hold or looking completely different! It’s time for us to get back together and get into God’s Word! And I think a great place to start is at the very beginning! Starting Saturday, September 12, we’ll have a men’s Bible study covering the Book of Genesis! I think that we’ll find some answers for what’s going on today by going back to where this all started!
“GENESIS: In the Beginning” a men’s Bible study. Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. starting September 12.
We will offer this “hybrid” style – virtually as well as in-person. Please contact the church office for the link to the on-line study. Contact Pastor Blonski if you don’t get the weekly Men’s Ministry E-News and he’ll put you on the list.
YOUTH BIBLE STUDY (Jr. & Sr. High) -  
VIRTUAL classes are being offered on September 20 and 27 and October 18 and 25 at 10:00am. For more information, please contact Kristin Gierke @ 847/438-7709 or Gierke@stmattsonline.com
SUNDAY SCHOOL - Virtual classes will start on September 19th. Sunday School registration link:  https://forms.gle/CsZqriBFNUM6yjuVA
Link is also available on the St. Matthew website on the Sunday School page.
Where in the past Confirmation Instruction began the end of August, this year, Confirmation Instruction is scheduled to begin Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. The decision has been reached to offer Catechism Instruction using a Virtual Approach, that is, that all teaching and guidance in learning will take place online. In the beginning of November, an evaluation will be made and a decision reached regarding the Spring Semester. Please contact Pastor Kinne or Pastor Blonski if you have any questions
All 5th graders of the congregation are invited to attend VIRTUAL Online pre-confirmation classes on Sunday mornings at 11:00am. Our first VIRTUAL Meet and Greet Session will be offered on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 11:00am. A email invitation was sent to all 5th grade parents on September 4. Please email the church office to register. If your child did not receive an invitation kindly contact Cheri in the church office at selimos@stmattsonline.com or 847/438/7709.
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)
WORD Class to start September 14th
A Study of The Gospels
Instructor: Tim Hetzner President/CEO of
Lutheran Church Charities
Go to LutheranChurchCharities.org to register or call 866-455-6466
All classes will be done by ZOOM at 9:30AM AND 7PM on Mondays
Classes will also be achieved on the Internet for those who may miss a week.
This study will use the Bible as the text. We will explore the Mind, Method, Manner and Ministry of Jesus. The course will bring in external sources of the geography of the land of Israel, the history and the customs of the people, and setting of 1st Century Israel. Each class will be 1 ½ hrs in length.
LWML WEEKEND - St. Matthew Lutheran Church will be worshipping and celebrating LWML weekend on Sunday, October 4 at 9:00a.m.
This year’s theme is: “Kingdom people produce KINGDOM FRUIT”. Pastor Blonski will be preaching on and we will have a special children’s sermon.  
I am seeking volunteers to read the scripture readings as well as usher and greet the congregation
Please email me at nblonski@truemen.org or call/text me at 909-587-9945. I will have purple disposable masks available. 
LWML will NOT have our quarterly meeting at this time and a virtual meeting will be scheduled at a later date. 
Thank You—Nancy Blosnki

Plastic Mat Project -  Due to the COVID pandemic the Matters will not meet until 2021. Please stop bringing plastic bags until  further notice. This project cannot continue without the help of more people to crochet the plastic strips into mats. If you can help do that, or would like to learn how to do that, call me (Helen) at 847.438.4644.
Construction Update
Work has begun on the patio wall of Krueger Hall. We would ask you to please refrain from visiting that area during the next 8 weeks of construction.
Thank You.
Board of Trustees
C.O.O.L. (Christian Outreach of Lutherans) - 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. September food item is Canned Fruit.
Thank you for supporting this outreach ministry. 
BIBLE/DEVOTIONAL READINGS – For the week starting September 6, 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 Parable About Forgiveness

Joseph Forgives His Brothers

Do Not Judge Another

Crossing The Red Sea
The Lord Works Wonders

Jesus Intercedes For A Woman

Thanksgiving For God's Goodness

Parable Of The Vineyard Workers
We are happy to announce that the VOICE for
September—November 2020 is available
to view on the St. Matthew website: www.stmatts.net
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.
Young Adult Hangout - ZOOM Young Adult Hangout will be on September 30th @ 6pm-7PM all interested should rsvp to Kristin Gierke at gierke@stmattsonline.com
Our worship services are available on our Facebook page and available "on demand" at Facebook, YouTube and our own website. Follow the Facebook page. Subscribe to the YouTube channel.
Tell a friend!
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.
The school year is off to a great start! We are all adjusting to the changes and it is going well. 
There are still openings for our 3 & 4-year old children. Please contact the school office at 847-438-6103 to schedule a tour or request a registration packet. Thank you for your support and prayers.

The Church Office remains open
Monday - Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm
 If you need to contact the Church Office after hours,
please call one of the following: 
Pastor Kinne @ 224/360-2629
Pastor Blonski @ 909/373-7936
Doug Duval @ 847/707-1676