Vol. 8 - No. 28| July 11, 2019
St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School e-News
The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, July 11, 13 & 14, 2019
"When Jesus Says 'GO!' ” based on Luke 10:25-37


Thursday - 7:00 p.m. - Casual Worship Service w/communion
Saturday - 5:30 p.m. - Casual Worship Service w/communion
Sunday
8:00 a.m. Classic Service
10:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service
HeartWork                 Luke 10:25-37          
[Jesus asked,] “Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” [The lawyer] said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You GO, and do likewise.”               
BIBLE/DEVOTIONAL READINGS – For the week starting July 14, 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
The Good Samaritan

Monday
Choose Life, Not Death

Tuesday
A Prayer of Thanks

Wednesday
God Protects Joseph
Thursday
Warning Against Favorites

Friday
What God Requires

Saturday
A Prayer for Guidance

Sunday
Only One Thing Needed
JULY EVENTS
July
11-15 National Youth Gathering in MN.
20-25 Synodical Convention in FL.
21 -  Alpine Parade
22 -  VBS - Miraculous Mission
28 -  3rd Annual Golf Outing “FORE” the Kids
 
AUGUST
3 - Men's Ministry Fishing Event - Bresen Lake
4 -    Ladies Aid & LWML Picnic - Bresen Lake
11 -  Pig Roast
PASTOR KINNE - is worshipping at the Kinne Family Campout in Two Rivers, Wisconsin this weekend. He plans to be back in the  office on Tuesday, July 16.
PASTOR BLONSKI - Is with members of the youth group and adult chaperones at the Lutheran National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can follow all the excitement and events here.
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

YOUTH NOTES - Wishing safe travels and a great time to Pastor Blonski, Kristin Gierke, Veronica Gahgan and our youth as they are currently in Minneapolis at The 2019 Lutheran National Youth Gathering! This 5 day event has brought together 22,000 youth and adults to learn more about God, Faith and the Lutheran Identity! They can’t wait to share their experience with you when they return.
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Parade Update - Thank you to everyone who participated and helped with the Parades! The float turned out great and both Parades where a big success. The St. Matthew float took 3 rd  Place for our float in the Mundelein parade!
 Alpine Fest Parade - July 21
We are looking for people to walk in the parades.
There is a signup sheet on the church office counter. 
PLEASE sign up TODAY…
Questions, contact Kristen Gierke @
847/438-6103 or gierke@stmattsonline.com
 
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 run through August 4 .

LCC “Who is Jesus According to Jesus” on Mondays , at 9:30am & 7:00pm in Luther Hall. 
Remaining Class Dates: 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.

Time to go fishing! Bring your favorite pole, lure and tackle box and join the guys for a morning of fishing at Bresen Lake - 25260 N. Gilmer Road Mundelein, IL 60060.
NOTE: this event will be Saturday, August 3.
We'll get started at 7:00 a.m. and you can fish as long as you want.
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 TRIP
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.