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SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2021
Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! 

Mothers impact the next generation. 
It is our prayer that God impacts each of us in worship this weekend.
Worship and Bible Study Schedule

Walled Lake Campus
  • 8:15am Blended Worship in Main Worship Center
  • 11am Prayer & Praise Worship in Gym - Communion

Wixom Campus
  • 9am Sunday New Vintage Worship - Communion

Sunday Online Worship - 9:30am - st-matthew.org/Worship
  • Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/799892892 - Meeting ID 799-892-892
  • Facebook
  • Telephone: 1-877-853-5257 ID: 799-892-892 followed by "#"
  • Recordings available on YouTube, Facebook, and Website

Sunday Online Bible Study 10:45am - Full details at st-matthew.org/BibleStudy
  • Current Topic: Gospel of Luke (Read online HERE)
  • Format: Pastor led via Zoom with lecture and group discussion
  • Zoom Link: Click HERE or use Meeting ID 896 5949 4535 with passcode 149356
  • Recordings of previous weeks: On YouTube
  • This Week's Study Guide (click HERE for previous Study Guides)
  • May 9, 2021

Communion Schedule
  • New Vintage and Prayer & Praise: Second Sunday of the month - May 9
  • Blended: Third Sunday of the month - May 16
  • Next Drive In Communion - First Wednesday of the month, Walled Lake Campus - Wednesday, June 2 at 7pm in the Walled Lake Campus parking lot. Bring your cell phone. Follow instructions upon arrival.

For those attending in-person worship, please note the mask requirement for worship and other church events. See www.st-matthew.org/worship for additional protocols.
Upcoming Schedule
at the Walled Lake Campus unless otherwise indicated

  • May 9 - Happy Mother's Day!
  • May 9 - Week of May 9 Balloting on elections and the 2021-22 budget
  • May 12 at 7pm - Confirmation Rehearsal
  • May 16 at 1pm - Confirmation
  • June 1 - School Graduation (Updated 5/3)
  • June 2 at 7pm - Drive In Communion
  • June 3 7-9pm Ministry Team Leader Meeting
  • June 9 - Last Half Day of School 
  • June 22, 5:30-8pm - Summer Family Night #1
  • July 13, 5:30-8pm - Summer Family Night #2
  • August 17, 5:30-8pm - Summer Family Night #3
Ministry Highlights
  • NEW! Balloting - As you enter worship this weekend, members 18 and older will be given and asked to complete the election and budget ballot. If you are not able to be in worship this weekend, members are invited to stop by the church (either campus) this week to complete a ballot. Ballots will be in the box outside the main entrance. Completed ballots may be returned there as well.
  • Nominations for Elections - see bios and pictures HERE
  • Vice President: Dean Schenk
  • Secretary: Lachelle Laney
  • School Board Chair: Will Harmon
  • Foundation Board Members (3): Micki Adams, Jenny Bacon
  • Executive Board Member at Large: Mike Ohlrich
  • UPDATED! VBS 2021 - NEW FAQs - Click HERE!
  • Backyard VBS! Online VBS with take home supply kits available! Invite friends and neighbors!
  • Summer Family Nights Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30pm
  • June 22
  • July 13
  • August 17
  • Volunteer sign up is NOW OPEN for Backyard VBS and Summer Family Nights! Please prayerfully consider where you might be able serve!
  • For details on Backyard VBS and Summer Family Nights click HERE!
  • UPDATED! - St. Paul Community Lutheran Church, Pontiac - Along with other area churches, St. Matthew has been a long-time ministry supporter of St. Paul Community Lutheran Church in Pontiac in its mission to share God's Word and love with people in the diverse Pontiac community. Pastor Chris Jung has served St. Paul as pastor since January of 2020, and he has provided us with some ways that our St. Matthew family can help with his efforts. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this very important mission. Read more about projects they need help with HERE or donate directly to the St. Paul Food Pantry through their Amazon Wish List.
  • Clay Donnell leads our St. Matthew Missions Team, and has faithfully served as our liaison to St. Paul. Please contact him if he can provide any guidance or details on the projects or service opportunities with St. Paul. His cell number is 810-560-1485 and he is always happy to assist our own St. Matthew community in helping St. Paul's mission in the Pontiac area. We praise and thank God for Clay and his heart to serve!
  • NEW Positions Available! See the Employment Opportunities section below or visit st-matthew.org/employment for position openings at St. Matthew.
  • Building Safety School has started and our buildings still remain closed for walk-in visitors during the week. IMPORTANT: Anyone wishing to meet with a staff member should contact that staff member directly or the church office to schedule a time to enter and meet. Proper entrance protocols will be adhered to at that time (including temperature taken, exposure evaluated, etc.). Thank you for your patience as we work very hard to keep everyone safe!
Employment Opportunities
Click links or see details and application at www.st-matthew.org/employment
  • NEW! Administrative Assistant at the Walled Lake campus. We are currently accepting applications for a part time Administrative Assistant for the Walled Lake campus. Primary duties include the Welcome Desk, and working with the Minister to Children and Families and Minister to Youth. A full ministry position description and application are available HERE or at the Welcome Center of either campus. Applications are due to the church office by Friday, June 4. Please contact john.welte@st-matthew.org with any questions.
  • Nursery Coordinator for the Walled Lake campus. We are currently accepting applications for a part time Nursery Coordinator beginning in August. Primary responsibilities include overseeing the nursery at the Walled Campus for International Ministry, Sunday morning, and special events. A full ministry description and application are available HERE or at the Welcome Center at either campus. Contact john.welte@st-matthew.org with any questions. 
  • Wixom Office Manager - The Wixom Office Manager position is open for application. Please read the job description HERE. Prayerfully consider the position and share with friends and family.
  • Wixom Worship Leader and Technology Coordinator The Executive Board approved the hiring of a full-time Wixom Worship position. The ministry description has been updated and re-titled as “Wixom Worship Leader and Technology Coordinator". The ministry description and employment application are available HERE or at the Welcome Centers at both the Walled Lake and Wixom campuses. Please submit applications to the church office churchoffice@st-matthew.org or to the office at either campus.
  • Hearts & Hands Infant and Preschool Child Care Givers Applications are currently accepted for Infant and Preschool Caregivers. Part-time, Monday thru Friday afternoon. If interested, please contact Ronda Coe at 248.624.9525 or Ronda.Coe@st-matthew.org
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Ministries
School

Happy Mother's Day!
by Sue Palka
One thing that I have learned during my 31 years of being a mom is that one unique gift God has given to mothers is their keen sense of perception and the ability to know when and when not to be concerned...
Read more HERE

Important Links:

Registration is now open
for the 2021/2022 School Year!
248-624-7677
admissions@st-matthew.org
Hearts & Hands

Employment Opportunities!
We are in need of Infant and Preschool Child Caregivers.
International Ministry

The International
Easter Celebration was on
March 21
Praise God for the opportunity to share the Easter message with our International Friends!
Click HERE to watch the video.
Contact Jan Roth at
jan.roth@st-matthew.org to get involved!
Children's & Family
Ministry
dawn.rupe@st-matthew.org

VBS 2021
Check out our NEW Frequently Asked Questions about Backyard VBS and Summer Family Nights!

Read more about Backyard VBS and Summer Family Nights HERE.

Buddies are still available!
Register here:
Middle School
Youth Ministry

See full details at

Middle School
Wild Wednesday
Will not meet May 12
May 19, 7-8:30pm
Walled Lake Campus Gym

Confirmation Parent Information
for the 2020-2021 School Year. 
Please contact John Welte at john.welte@st-matthew.org.  

Wanted: Email Addresses
Email john.welte@st-matthew.org to have 6th-8th graders added or deleted from the weekly update. 

St. Matthew Youth Group Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/stmatthew.yg.7
High School
Youth Ministry

See full details at

High School
Sunday Night Gathering
Will not meet May 9
May 16, 7-8:30pm
Walled Lake Campus Gym

High School
Ohio Summer Mission Trip
July 18-24

College Age
Summer Mission Trip
August 1-7
Other Ministry Events and Updates
Click links for details on our website
MEN OF GOD SUPPORT GROUP: Tuesdays 8:30-9:30pm on Zoom
  • Month of May: We are working on Step 5: We Admitted to ourselves, to God, and to someone else we trust, the exact Nature of our wrongs.
  • Contact: Ryan Main at MenofGod@st-matthew.org
  • Details: www.st-matthew.org/men

MENS MINISTRY Morning Bible Study - Wednesdays 8:00-9:00am on Zoom

WOMEN'S MINISTRY Bible Study on Zoom - Monday mornings on Zoom

SENIOR MINISTRY Bible Class - Mondays - 10:00-11:30am on Zoom
Prayers - Week of May 9
Thanks:
  • For Mothers everywhere
Ministry:
  • For ongoing protection of the ministry, staff and participants from COVID-19
  • Guidance in filling vacant staff positions
  • For persecuted Christians in Kenya
Homebound Member of the Week:
  • Janna Hoch
Mission:
  • For the work of St. Paul, Pontiac
Government, Country and World:
  • For the mothers of our nation
Sick or Hospitalized:
  • Braedon Breeding
  • Anne Bond
  • Joyce Schonsheck
  • Marge Bettinger
  • The Kettle family
  • Tina, Tim, and for a healthy pregnancy for someone
  • Those with COVID, notably those in India
Grief
  • For the whole community of Bethel Lutheran Church and School in Morton, IL and the family and friends of 2nd Grade teacher Katie King, who died in a car accident.

Email Prayer Requests to prayer@st-matthew.org
Attendance
Sunday, May 2, 2021
8:15am Blended: 81
9am New Vintage: 39
11am Prayer & Praise: 75
Financial Stewardship
Walled Lake and Wixom Campuses
July 1, 2020 through May 3, 2021
Actual year to date Offerings    $1,645,049
Budget year to date Offerings     $1,504,125
Year to date variance            $140,924

Thank you for your support of ministry through online giving or mailing your checks.
Ministry Partners
Lutheran High Northwest and Lutheran High Westland Registration Now Open! Looking for an outstanding Christian high school option for your son or daughter or know someone who is? Lutheran High Northwest and Lutheran High Westland are now accepting applications for new students for Fall 2021! For more information, or to apply click below:
Lutheran High Northwest is hosting our first annual 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, May 16, on our beautiful Rochester Hills campus! Interested in participating in this fun event & supporting our Crusader Boosters? Sign up now at www.lutherannorthwest.com/events! Early registration (including t-shirt) ends 5/4 but late and same-day registrations will also be accepted.
Resources
Connect with Us
www.st-matthew.org
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Walled Lake & Wixom
2040 S. Commerce Road, Walled Lake, MI 48390
48380 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393