Saint Matthew Summer Bible Study & Potluck on June 23rd
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Saint Matthew Good e-News | 6/28/19
"Sometimes, You Have Just Got to Keep Going!"
All Church Sunday Sermon
As we walk with Jesus and his disciples through
Luke 9 we discover that sometimes, even when you don’t fully grasp what is happening around you, you have just got to keep going. We keep pressing toward the fullness of the reign of God and find that God gives us the grace we need to do so.

Luke 9:51-62 | Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 am 
We hope to see you at the Summer Bible Study & Potluck this Sunday, June 30th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Teen Center (if you aren't attending the Ladies' Garden Party)! Daycare will be provided and the kiddos will have a game night during the potluck in the Green Classroom. Last names (A-M), bring a dessert or fruit, last names (N-Z) bring a salad or side dish.
Reminder to bring your loose change to help support our SPARK children and IGNITE middle school students in the Change4Change offering this Sunday, June 30th.
Have a safe, fun-filled 4th of July celebration with your family and friends. The office will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Pastor Andy Update
Pastor Andy continues to recover well from his recent surgery and has been cleared by his medical team to return to work on August 5th.
Music Corner
Hello Church! I introduced a newer song to you two Sundays ago, and we will be playing it again this upcoming week. Here's a link to the song. Please give it a listen a few times so that you are familiar with it. I'm having a blast worshiping God with you all--thanks everyone!

Do you participate in our Next Steps small groups?
No, but I would like to learn more about them.
Are You Feeling Called to Lead a Next Steps Small Group?

We are ramping up our Next Steps small groups for the fall. Are you interested in leading a group? Do you have an idea for a great small group focused on young adults, parenting teens, young families, young at heart, a couples or single group, a wellness group, a cross generations mentoring group, or any other idea?

If so, please contact Jill Okimoto at soon to explore your idea.
Summer Day Camp
Helpers Still Needed!

SMALL GROUP HELPERS: We still have small groups that have no helpers and Grow in Faith Day Camp starts in a week! Even if you can only help for a couple of hours on any of the days (July 8th-12th), your help would be appreciated.
If you can help, please come to the volunteer meeting this Sunday, June 30th between services in the Green Classroom, contact Tanya Nemcik today ( | 925.932.1955 ext. 121) with the days and times you are available, or sign up on the lobby signup sheets.
Scholarship for
College Students
Saint Matthew Foundation
Deadline July 12, 2019
The Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Foundation Committee is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for college students who are or have been affiliated with Saint Matthew.

Here is the link to the online application. 

To be eligible for the 2019 Barrett Scholarship a student:

  • Must be classified as at least a junior by the beginning of the 2019 fall term.
  • Must be or have been associated with Saint Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek.
  • Must be continuing their faith journey while attending college.
  • Must fully complete the application and references.

Applications (including letters of recommendations) are due by Friday, July 12, 2019, and the scholarship will be awarded in August 2019.
Ladies' Garden Party 
June 30th | 5:00-7:00 pm | The Raymonds' Home 
The Ladies' Garden Party is an opportunity for the women of Saint Matthew to come together for a summer evening of salad, sangria, and socializing. The Garden Party will be hosted at the Raymonds' beautiful home this Sunday! Each guest will bring a topping to share for a green salad so that everyone can create their own sensational summer salad. Please carpool if possible since parking spaces are limited and park at the bottom of the driveway. There will be a shuttle to get to the top. More than fifty women are signed up to attend! Please email Lynne Smith at if you have any last minute questions.
Secure Your A's Family Day Tickets
$35 a person (includes ticket and food)
Saturday, July 13th
11:30 am Tailgate BBQ | 1:00 pm Game
Join your Saint Matthew family for a fun-filled tailgate barbecue and baseball game featuring the Oakland A's vs. the Chicago White Sox!  Sign up here or at the Welcome Center soon to reserve your spot!
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Saint Matthew ~ Save the Dates!

June 30th - Ladies' Garden Party
June 30th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
July 7th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
July 7th-12th - IGNITE at Sugar Pine Summer Camp 
July 8th-12th - SPARK Summer Day Camp
July 13th - Oakland A's Family Day
July 14th - Summer Farmers' Market (start date)
July 14th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
July 14th-20th - FORGE at Hume Lake Ponderosa Camp
July 21st - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
July 28th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
August 4th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
August 11th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
Sept. 27-29 - Mount Hermon Women's Fall Retreat
Oct. 4-6 - Mount Hermon Men's Fall Retreat (Santa Cruz)
Birthdays This Week

6/28 Anne Lewis
6/28 Fred Locher
6/30 Pam Biggs
6/30 Zach Pattison
7/1 Jim Andrews
7/1 Norma Phelan
7/3 Jack Easby III
7/3 Duane Ludwig
7/3 Jim Vandersloot
7/4 Joanie DeBeaumont
7/4 Lori Lott
Anniversaries This Week

6/28 Andy & Mary Naegeli
6/29 Bill & Phyllis Arthur
6/30 Terry & Georgene Miller
7/3 Linda & Jon Schinnow
7/4 John & Loretta Masschelin
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