SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2021
An Important Note Regarding This Sunday's Sermon

This weekend we continue our sermon series, "A Happy Home" and this week's topic deals with challenging, yet vitally important topics including lust, pornography, and sexual purity. We realize that there may be families that would appreciate a more child-friendly message on God's love and families, so we will be offering an alternate time of instruction for children during the message at the 8:15, 9:00, and 11:00am worship services.

Please watch your email for additional information and resources to assist in addressing and discussing these important topics with your family in age-appropriate ways.
Worship and Bible Study Schedule

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

Wixom Campus
  • 9am Sunday New Vintage Worship

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 16, 2021

Communion Schedule
  • New Vintage and Prayer & Praise: Second Sunday of the month - June 13
  • 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.
Baptism of Edmund Ryan Bacon
  • On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at our Wixom Campus, Edmund Ryan Bacon, son of Jenny and Nate Bacon, will be baptized at the 9AM service.
Confirmation and High School Receiving Into Membership This Sunday
  • God’s Blessings to the following students who will be professing their faith in Jesus Christ on May 16 and becoming members.

  • Rite of Confirmation
  • Brenna Hixson - John 8:31-32
  • Luke Sallach - Psalm 46:1
  • Noah Sallach - Matthew 6:3
  • Brayden Seaver - Psalm 46:1
  • Jocelyn Gursin - Joshua 1:9

  • High School Receiving into Membership 
  • Allison Coburn - Psalm 27:1
  • Meredith Gursin - Isaiah 41:10
  • Nicholas Adams - Joshua 1:9
  • Evan Scotto DiVetta - Revelaton 2:10
Upcoming Schedule
at the Walled Lake Campus unless otherwise indicated

Ministry Highlights
  • NEW - Memorial Service for Linda Willmann - There will be a Memorial Service for Linda Willmann at 7pm on Friday, June 4 at the Walled Lake campus main worship center.
  • NEW - Balloting and Budget Results
  • Vice President: Dean Schenk
  • Secretary: Lachelle Laney
  • School Board Chair: Will Harmon
  • Foundation Board Members: Micki Adams, Jenny Bacon
  • Executive Board Member at Large: Mike Ohlrich
  • Budget: Approved
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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! International Friends Survival Class Teacher Joann Wiliford has been a blessing to the International Ministry for many years and we are super thankful to her for stepping into the Interim Survival Classes Teacher position under some very challenging circumstances this past year. We are now able to offer this position as a hire. So if you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this position and the amazing ministry that God does, please contact Rebecca Masters (rebecca.masters@st-matthew.org). For a Ministry Description and Application, click HERE or visit the Welcome Center.
  • 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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There's a Nightmare
in My Closet!
by Sue Palka
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”
Colossians 3:2 

It started as a slow methodical drip that only my ears heard as its consistent rhythm would lull me to sleep. Over the course of time, the drip’s speed progressed to the sound of raindrops falling against my shower tile, which finally had Ken’s attention. By the time an available plumber could be located, the once small leak had evolved into a steady stream... Read more HERE

Important Links:

Registration is now open
for the 2021/2022 School Year!
Hearts & Hands

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

Employment Opportunity
We are currently accepting applications for a Survival Class Teacher for our International Friends ministry. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this position and the amazing ministry that God does, please contact Rebecca Masters (rebecca.masters@st-matthew.org). 
Children's & Family

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
May 19, 7-8:30pm
Walled Lake Campus Gym

Confirmation Parent Information
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 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 16
  • For the Junior and High School Confirmands who are being welcomed into membership
  • For ongoing protection of the ministry, staff and participants from COVID-19
  • Guidance in filling vacant staff positions
  • For persecuted Christians in Butan
Homebound Member of the Week:
  • Delores Kinne
  • For the work of St. Paul, Pontiac
Government, Country and World:
  • For those who serve as maintain our roads
Sick or Hospitalized:
  • Braedon Breeding
  • Anne Bond
  • Marge Bettinger
  • Ron Schuler
  • Henriett
  • Kristin Booth
  • Randy Tyler
  • Those with COVID
  • A young woman to have a change of lifestyle
Email Prayer Requests to prayer@st-matthew.org
Sunday, May 9, 2021
8:15am Blended: 102
9am New Vintage: 57
11am Prayer & Praise: 125
Financial Stewardship
Walled Lake and Wixom Campuses
July 1, 2020 through May 10, 2021
Actual year to date Offerings    $1,672,480
Budget year to date Offerings     $1,531,640
Year to date variance       $140,840

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:

The Drama Department of Lutheran Northwest presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Charles Schulz’s beloved characters come to life in this wonderfully entertaining musical by Clark Gesner. These live streamed performances will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 21-22, at 7PM and Sunday, May 23, at 2PM. To view any of the performances, please purchase a live stream pass for $12.50 through Book Tix at http://lhsn.booktix.com/. For additional information, please visit our website at www.luthnorthwest.com/news. Enjoy the show!
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St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Walled Lake & Wixom
2040 S. Commerce Road, Walled Lake, MI 48390
48380 Pontiac Trail, Wixom, MI 48393