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Worship Schedule
This week we continue our series entitled
"Hard Issues: A Series on Racial Healing"

See in-person worship protocols below.
No in person classes are being held at this time.

Walled Lake Campus
  • 8:15am Blended Worship in Main Worship Center
  • 11am Prayer & Praise Worship in Gym
  • no 9:40am Sunday or 7pm Monday Blended worship gatherings at this time

Wixom Campus
  • 9am Sunday New Vintage Worship

Online Worship
  • 9:30am Sunday - Chat together starting at 9:20am!
  • Zoom
  • Facebook
  • Telephone option is working again:
  • 1-877-853-5257 ID: 799-892-892 followed by "#"
  • Recordings available on YouTube, Facebook, and Website
  • Please share our worship link on social media and with family and friends!

Next Drive-In Communion Service
  • Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm in the Walled Lake Campus parking lot.
  • Bring your cell phone.
  • Follow instructions upon arrival.
Ministry Highlights

  • Working Again! Zoom Telephone Option for Worship Zoom has resolved the issue with the telephone option. Please let your loved ones know that they can phone in to worship again!

  • Drive In Communion - October 7 Our next “drive in” communion service will be offered on October 7 at 7pm in the Walled Lake campus parking lot. Simply bring your call phone to tune in and follow the directions of the parking lot attendants. For the safety of others, please stay in your car.

  • New Chairs for Walled Lake Chair Section We are scheduled to receive the new chairs for the chair section at the Walled Lake Campus in October! We are very excited! They are quite comfortable and will coordinate with the pew cushions and the rest of the new decor at the Walled Lake Campus.
  • The existing chairs are available for members to take, if anyone is interested. Chairs are available on Sundays after worship. Please feel free to take chairs after worship on October 4 or October 11 prior to the delivery of our new chairs.

  • Building Safety School has started and our buildings still remain closed for walk-in visitors during the week. Some staff members are returning to work onsite, and some continue to work remotely. 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!
Mark Your Calendars!
  • November 14, 8am-12pm, Fall Cleanup - Walled Lake Campus
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 (NIV)

Gail Adams
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National Lutheran School Accreditation Validation
Team Visit Oct. 5-7
* Please pray that our Accreditation process would be extremely beneficial and productive regarding enhancing our school ministry. 
* Please pray for protection for each of our Visiting Team members as they drive back and forth to our school, and please pray for protection of their own ministries that they are leaving in order to be here.

Read all the details in the School News HERE.

Stay up to date on all the great things happening on our Facebook page.

With God, all things are possible!
Matthew 19:26

Pray for our staff, teachers, students, and families!
Hearts & Hands

Employment Opportunities!
We are in need of Infant and Preschool Child Caregivers.
See the article above for details and email Ronda for more info!

Praise God for opportunities to learn and grow as children of God in His amazing world!
International Ministry

God is Working!
Please check out this video to see what God has been doing in International Ministry for over 25 years! 
CLICK HERE to see the impact this ministry makes on lives!

Our classes will began the week of September 21, 2020.

If you are interested in checking us out, please contact Jan Roth (jan.roth@st-matthew.org) for any information about where to plug in. 

Please continue to pray for our Team Members, Staff, and the International Friends and families we serve through this ministry.
Children's Ministry

October Movie Fridays
Join us for an October full of Friday night fun with outside movie nights:
October 9, 16, 23, and 30.

October 9 we are showing Ferdinand at dusk on the soccer field at the Walled Lake campus.
We will also have food trucks for you to purchase from and a few fun activities while keeping socially distant.
Bring chairs and blankets to sit on and dress for the weather. If rain is in the forecast, we will announce our plans that day.
Watch for more detailed information on Facebook and in next week's eNews!

These devotions are great for adults as well as kids!
Middle School
Youth Ministry

Confirmation Parent Information for the 2020-2021 School Year
If you have a child entering Seventh Grade or Higher who has not started the confirmation process and would like to learn about our confirmation process please contact John Welte at john.welte@st-matthew.org.  

Middle School Wild Wednesday Zoom Game Night
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7-8 PM
Join us for an evening of games and Bible Study via Zoom with a chance to win prizes. 
Click HERE to join on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 880 4592 3542
Passcode: 612742

Middle School Bike Ride
and DQ Stop
Sunday Oct 11
We will meet at “On the Dunes” on Hagerty Road at 3:00 PM. The ride is 5.5 miles one way. Pick up at DQ or you may choose to ride back. Bring a couple bucks to cover price of ice cream.

Middle School Fall Retreat
Camp Ohiyesa
has been postponed and will take place May 21-23, 2021

Middle School Bible Class
will be part of Wild Wednesday.
High School
Youth Ministry

A Special
St. Matthew Welcome to
Collin Webb
Collin is a sat Concordia University Ann Arbor in the Family Life Ministry specializing in Youth Ministry. Collin will be serving his practicum at St. Matthew this fall working with our Middle and High School Ministry. Collin is from Fort Wayne and plays lacrosse.

High School Sunday Night Gatherings during the month of October will meet at the Wixom campus for bonfire and games from 7-8:30 PM. 

High School Fall Retreat
Camp Ohiyesa
has been postponed and will take place May 14-16, 2021.

High School Bible Class
 will be part of Sunday Night Gathering.

In accordance with current local, state and federal guidelines St. Matthew is beginning
an intentional approach to start planning Youth Group and College Age Activities that
allow us to meet together outside but still keep social distancing. If you should have
any questions please contact John Welte at john.welte@st-matthew.org.
Other Ministry Events and Updates
MENS MINISTRY Wednesday Morning Bible Study on Zoom The Wednesday morning Men's Bible Study group is now meeting on Zoom from 8:00-9:00am each Wednesday and would like to invite any interested men to join them for a study on the Book of Ezekiel. Contact Lavern Kruse at lavern.kruse@gmail.com or text at 248-756-0848 if you have any questions or would like to join the group.

WOMEN'S MINISTRY Monday Bible Study on Zoom The Women's Bible Study will be meeting Mondays on Zoom. Please contact Vicki Grocki to sign up: tbearpicnic@msn.com .

SENIOR MINISTRY: Check out the Senior Ministry Newsletter HERE

  • The Senior Bible Class (Open to all "Young at Heart" Seniors) began on Monday, September 14, from 10:30-11:30 by Zoom. We are studying the Book of James. This is a great opportunity to be in God's Word, especially during this unusual time, when Covid is still looming around us. You can register by going to www.st-matthew.org/SeniorBibleClass or by texting or calling Lavern at 248-756-0848.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY at St. Matthew now has open share groups available online. They are gender specific groups. For more information, email us at CR@st-matthew.org
Employment Opportunities
CUSTODIAL: 2 part-time cleaning staff positions. Contact WillieMae Thomas 248-688-4650 for information and to apply.

  • Mornings 10-2p.m. Monday-Friday.

  • Evenings after 4pm. Details are flexible based on individual.


  • Part Time Nursery Coordination Position Available St. Matthew is hiring a part time Nursery Coordinator (20 hours per week for 31 weeks). Click links for a full ministry description and application. Info is also available from the Welcome Center at both campuses or by emailing john.welte@st-matthew.org .

  • Nursery Workers Needed as we look forward to beginning the 2020-2021 International Ministry season we are in need of additional part time Nursery Workers. Click links for a full ministry description and application. Info is also available at both campus Welcome Centers or by emailing john.welte@st-matthew.org. 


  • Infant & Preschool Child Caregivers - Hearts and Hands - Wixom Campus St. Matthew - Hearts and Hands Christian Child Care Center is open and caring for children, Infant thru Preschool. 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. 
Prayers - Week of October 4
  • For persecuted Christians in Pakistan
Homebound Member of the Week
  • Gene and Betty Schnelz
  • For God’s reign to grow in our hearts and the hearts of people around the world
Government, Country and World:
  • For President Trump and the First Lady's recovery from COVID-19
  • For a renewed sense of diligence for everyone in protecting each other from this virus
  • For God’s will in the filling of the Supreme Court vacancy
Sick or Hospitalized:
  • Dylan Findling
  • Randy Tyler
  • Darlene Berent
  • Tom, brother of Terri Dunlop
  • Beth Coe
  • Alan Roth
  • Mike, brother of Dawn Rupe
  • Laurie, mother of Erika
  • Sharon Rosevear
  • Ronald Martin, Brother of Mary Kroesing
  • Marilyn McCallum
  • Employment for Ed Dunlop
  • Comfort and healing for Dawn Clasen

Email Prayer Requests to prayer@st-matthew.org
Attendance - September 27, 2020

  • 8:15am Blended: 65
  • 10am Fall Celebration New Vintage: 87
  • 11am Prayer & Praise: 61
  • 9:30am Online: 300-400
Financial Stewardship
Thank you for your support of ministry through online giving or mailing your checks.

Walled Lake and Wixom Campuses
July 1, 2020 through September 28, 2020
Actual year to date Offerings     $444,870
Budget year to date Offerings     $394,660
Year to date variance            $50,210

Connect with Us
  • RightNowMedia is a great resource for video Bible Studies! Sign up FREE through our website www.st-matthew.org/RightNowMedia .
  • Lutheran Hour Ministries has daily radio broadcasts, podcasts, devotions, and many other resources! See everything at www.lhm.org
  • Portals of Prayer are available in the bin outside the main entrance at the Walled Lake Campus. They are also available for personal purchase from the CPH website HERE.

Click the link HERE to read protocols for in-person worship.
Did you miss it?
If you missed our previous eNews, here are a few reminders:

  • Communications Requests As we continue to modify our Communications tools to serve our St. Matthew community better (eNews, website, etc.), please connect with the appropriate Ministry Leader to request to have information communicated out. They will then ensure that information is directed to the appropriate channels for communication. The Messenger on the website is no longer an effective communication tool. Please contact Ministry Leaders directly to discuss your needs. Thank you for your patience as we create a more effective process for Communications Requests, and the tools to make it happen.
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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