Vol. 10 - No. 12 | March 25, 2020
St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School e-News
S haring in the M ission of Christ : L earning, C onnecting & S erving

Midweek Service
Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 7:00pm online only
"Customs - Veil"

The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Do You Believe This?"   John 11:25-26

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Classic Service @ 5:30 p.m. online only
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Classic Service online only
Contemporary Service - postponed

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“CLICK HERE FOR YOUTUBE ONLINE SERVICES” 
You can also watch past services, sermons and devotional moments. 
You can also pull up the weekly service folder by clicking
on the service folder button.
 
Do you have an Instagram Account?
If so, please make sure you follow:
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You will be able to watch LIVE Weekly Devotionals.

HEARTWORK:                       John 11:25
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”                
BIBLE/DEVOTIONAL READINGS – For the week starting March 29, 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 Raising Of Lazarus

Monday
Valley Of Dry Bones

Tuesday
Life In The Spirit

Wednesday
Wonderful Future Of God's People
Thursday
Treasure In Clay Jars

Friday
New Life In Christ

Saturday
Trusting The Lord In Times Of Trouble

Sunday
Jesus Enters Jerusalem
UPCOMING EVENTS
*Events in Blue have been POSTPONED
*Events in Red can be watched on-line
March
25 - Lenten Service 7:00pm - Online Only
28 - Church Cleaning Day, - POSTPONED
JOY - Just Older Youth Luncheon - POSTPONED
 
April
1 - Lenten Service 7:00pm - Online Only
4 - Outside church cleanup day
Men's Bible Study & Breakfast
Deacon's Stripping of the Altar run-through
5 - Palm Sunday - Online Only
9 - Maundy Thursday Service 7:00pm
10 - Good Friday Service noon & 7:00pm
Easter Egg Hunt - POSTPONED
11 - Vigil of Easter, 5:30pm
12 - Easter Service, 6:00/8:00/10:45am
12 - Easter Breakfast, 7-10:30am
18 - Everyone His Witness workshop - POSTPONED
 
May
Friendship Tea - Sharing The Joy Event - POSTPONED
31 - Baseball Sunday - 9:30am Service ONLY
31 - Church Picnic 11:30am

  June
7 - Voters Meeting - Noon
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. 
YOUTH HAPPENINGS
BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
ALL BIBLE STUDY CLASSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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.
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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 the bins in Luther Hall. Last Tuesday our C.O.O.L. willing workers delivered 106 loaves (80 lbs) and 194 lbs of food to Waukegan. March food item is tuna. Thank you for supporting this outreach ministry.  
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 .
We hope this note finds you and your family healthy and coping well with the Governor's  Shelter in Place order. Please know that we are holding all our families in prayer during this unprecedented time. 
To remain compliant to Governor Pritzker's extended mandate for statewide school closures, St Matthew will remain closed through April 7, 2020, in an effort to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID19).
Should subsequent changes be made to Governor Pritzker's extended order, we will continue to keep you informed via email updates. 
Please know that St. Matthew, during this period of school closure, is undergoing an extensive professional deep cleaning, along with intensified daily cleaning and sanitation measures which were put in place several weeks prior to closing. 
It is our prayerful hope that we are all able to return to our normal school and life schedules on April 8th. 
If any of us at the school or church can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

In HIM,
 
Doug Duval & Christy Shepard