Vol. 8 - No. 37 | November 7, 2019
St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School e-News
November 9 & 10, 2019
Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost
The Birth of Martin Luther

“What Can Save Us?”
Exodus 3:7
 
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    Exodus 3:7
Than the Lord said, "I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings,
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BIBLE/DEVOTIONAL READINGS – For the week starting November 10, 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 Speaks Of The Resurrection

Monday
I Know My Redeemer Lives

Tuesday
Be Faithful

Wednesday
God Promises To Guide Moses
Thursday
A Living Hope

Friday
Paul Defends Himself

Saturday
Prayer Of An Innocent Person

Sunday
Jesus Speaks Of The Resurrection
UPCOMING EVENTS
November
16 - LERT team fall cleanup day
17  - VOTERS' Meeting ( Following 10:45 service )
27 - Thanksgiving Eve Service, 7:00pm
28 - Thanksgiving Service, 10:00am
28 - Thanksgiving Dinner, 11:00am
30 - Church Decorating for Christmas, 8:00am

December
7 - Breakfast with Santa, 9:00am

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
The semiannual meeting of the Voters’ Assembly will take place Sunday, November 17, 2019 immediately following the 10:45 Service in Luther Hall. This meeting is to elect the leaders of the congregation: the Officers and members of the various Boards.
There is room for individuals to serve the Lord in this capacity. Please pray to the Lord and consider in what ways He might be leading you in the decision making of St. Matthew Congregation.
Sharing The Joy Ministry needs your help…
We are looking for families that are in need for the holidays. If you have a family member, co-worker or a friend that you think needs assistance for the holiday’s please see Cheri Selimos or Linda   Wollberg in the Church Office for more information. The names of the families will be confidential.
It is with a grateful heart we extend a big THANK YOU to all of you who supported the Christmas Bazaar last Saturday. Whether you baked for us, worked as a cashier, wrapped
purchases, helped in a booth, donated items for sale, served
coffee, shopped or helped at the end packing up - thank you. 
What a joy to see so many willing workers accept the call to help make this event happen. We could not have done it
without you. 
Blessings from the Bazaar Committee  
ENDOWMENT DOCUMENTS - At the upcoming Voters   Meeting (Nov. 17th) there will be discussion on the St. Matthew Endowment Fund. If you would like to view the documents prior to the meeting please see the Church Office Staff and request either hard copies or electronic copies. Thank You.—Tim Kolschowsky
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!
BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY - Classes are held on Sundays at 9:20am in the north end of Krueger Hall. We'll explore the Prophecy of Haggai!
 
ADULT DISCIPLESHIP CLASS  - continues this week as we study " Full-Time Christianity." A new class of God For Us will begin Sunday, November 24, 9:20 a.m. in the Upper Classroom.
 
TUESDAY EVENING LADIES BIBLE STUDY  We are studying Balance-Christ Filled Living by Kay Meyer. For more information, please see Nancy Blonski on the weekends or you can email her at nblonski@truemen.org  

THURSDAY MORNING LADIES BIBLE STUDY meets at 8:30am in Luther Hall to study Where Love Abides by Donna Pyle. For more information, please contact Deb Kinne at 224-360-2015 or email debkinne@yahoo.com
 
SATURDAY MORNING MEN’s BIBLE STUDY  is held at 9:00 a.m. in Luther Hall. 
 
YOUTH BIBLE STUDY (Jr. & Sr. High) - will meet on the
1st, 2nd and 3rd Sunday’s of the month from 9:20-10:20am in the Youth Room. November class dates are: Nov. 17.
 
St. Matthew thanks the Donna Grund family for providing materials for our Ladies, Mens & Sunday Morning Bible Studies.
 
LCC - Who is Jesus According to Jesus - A Study of the Gospels  Classes are held at 9:30am at St. Matthew and 7:00pm. at Prince of Peace in Palatine.    

SADDLEBROOK BIBLE STUDY  - is offered on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at 10:00 at Saddlebrook in Grayslake. 
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS BIBLE STUDY

The Saturday Morning Men's Bible Study will tackle six sessions of studying the five points of the Gospel as taught at St. Matthew. Each week will include heart work passages from Scripture that are easily memorized to make it easier to share the Gospel with others.

Session 1 - January 5, 2020
The SourceWhere The Bible Came From

Session 2 - January 11, 2020  
The Birth of JesusBorn to Be Our Substitute

Session 3 -   January 18, 2020
The Life of JesusOur Righteousness by Faith

Session 4 - January 25, 2020
The Death of JesusHe Earned Our Forgiveness

Saturday, February 1, 2010 - St. Matthew Leadership Summit

Session 5 - February 8, 2020  
The Resurrection of JesusWe, Too, Will Rise from the Dead One Day

Session 6 - February 15, 2020
The Ascension Of JesusHis Promise to Return and Take All Believers to Heaven
The Next Step – Sharing the Gospel with Others.
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. November food item: Tuna
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 a weekly devotion written by Pastor Blonski and is available at The True Man blog .
This week our Emerging Skills and Interests were: Transportation - Exploring Types & When They Are Used. The Number of the Week was 8. The Letter of the Week was "K", and was our theme for Show & Share. In Religious Studies, the preschoolers learned about David and Jonathan.
Interested in Substitute Teaching at St. Matthew Early Childhood Center ?  We are currently updating our substitute teacher list for the 2019-2020 school year; if you’d like to be considered, please contact Doug Duval at 847-438-6103 for more details.
Looking ahead :
November 25 & 26 – Parent Teacher Conferences – No School
November 27-29 – Thanksgiving Holidays – No School
December 7 – Breakfast with Santa – 9:00 am – 11:00 am