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SUNDAY, MAY 2, 2021
Worship and Bible Study Schedule

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

Wixom Campus
  • 9am Sunday New Vintage Worship

Sunday Online Worship

Sunday Online Bible Study - Full details at st-matthew.org/BibleStudy
  • Current Topic: Gospel of Luke (Read online HERE)
  • Time: Sundays at 10:45am
  • 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 2, 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, May 5 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

Ministry Highlights
  • THIS SUNDAY! Annual Congregational Assembly, Sunday, May 2 at 1pm on Zoom The Annual Congregational Assembly (Voters meeting) will be held online via zoom at 1:00pm on Sunday, May 2. Agenda items include: setting the ballot for elections and budget, a proposed amendment to the Foundation bylaws, action on minutes, and items from the floor. The zoom information for the meeting is:  
  • Click the link HERE or use
  • Meeting ID: 878 1713 4968
  • Passcode: 074447
  • 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
  • THIS WEEK! National Day of Prayer 2021 May 6, 9am-8pm Join us in praying for the church, community, nation, world, and so much more! Our Wixom Campus is hosting a site for National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 9:00am to 8:00pm.The event will take place outside, the trail will be set up as a prayer walk, and we will have a fire going all day. Stop in briefly on your commute or join us for a while to pray and hear one of the many devotions. For more information or any questions, please contact Pastor Austin austin.wellhousen@st-matthew.org . www.st-matthew.org/NDP2021
  • UPDATES! VBS 2021 - 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!
  • NEW! St. Paul Community Lutheran Church, Pontiac Mission of the Month for May is St. Paul Community Lutheran church in Pontiac. This church is an outreach ministry to those in Pontiac. Several churches around the area help support its work. Pastor Jung is still in his first year at the helm of this work. He would welcome participation in some projects around the church and of course if you would like to visit on a Sunday you are always welcome, bring a friend. Click links below for details on how to help! Connect with Clay Donnell at 810-560-1485 to get details and get you started! Visit the website to find out more about St. Paul www.stpaulpontiac.com
  • Help with projects to repair and improve the building and outdoor spaces
  • Amazon Wish List to donate to the St. Paul Food Pantry
  • NEW! Position Available! 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.
  • 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
  • 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

Meet the Newest Member of Our St. Matthew Family!

"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the Heavenly lights."  James 1:9

Our sponsor child's name is Mayeya. She is 8 years old and lives in Zambia. She likes to draw and attend church. She would also like to be a teacher when she grows up. Mayeya also said that she selected our photo because she like the symbol of love we made in the heart picture! 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

NEW!
VBS 2021
Volunteer Sign Up is now open for our Backyard VBS and Summer Family Nights.
We may be doing VBS differently this year, but God will still work powerfully through us! We hope you take a look and sign up!

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
May 5, 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
May 2, 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
  • NEW! 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 2
Thanks:
  • Praise God for Shelia's improvements
Ministry:
  • For ongoing protection of the ministry, staff and participants from COVID-19
  • Guidance in filling vacant staff positions 
  • For persecuted Christians in Kuwait
Homebound Member of the Week:
  • Maude Hendrian
Mission:
  • For the work of St. Paul, Pontiac
Government, Country and World:
  • For those who serve as local politicians
Sick or Hospitalized:
  • Dylan Findling
  • Braedon Breeding
  • Anne Bond
  • Kathy Daniels
  • Baby Kaleb
  • Chuck
  • Danielle
  • Kayla
  • Joyce Schonsheck
  • Those with COVID
Other:
  • Jeffrey Szalony
Grief - For the family and friends of:
  • Don Leidal, brother of Shirley Hart

Email Prayer Requests to prayer@st-matthew.org
Attendance
Sunday, April 25, 2021
8:15am Blended: 102
9am New Vintage: 69
11am Prayer & Praise: 117
Online estimate: 275
Financial Stewardship
Walled Lake and Wixom Campuses
July 1, 2020 through April 26, 2021
Actual year to date Offerings    $1,599,795
Budget year to date Offerings     $1,471,188
Year to date variance            $128,607

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