BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
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.
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 email@example.com
TUESDAY/THURSDAY EVENING LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY -
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!
MEN’S MINISTRY - SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY
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
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
PRE CONFIRMATION FOR 5th GRADERS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
WORD – WHO IS JESUS ACCORDING TO JESUS
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.