Vol. 12- No. 20 | May 12, 2022


The 5th Sunday of Easter

Saturday May 14, 2022

4:00pm - Casual Dress, Classic Service

Sunday, May 15, 2022

8:00am - Classic Service

10:45am - Contemporary Service

All Services are in-house and are streamed live via Facebook, YouTube and www.stmatts.net 

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 

Revelation 21:5

The Sunday 8am Classic Service is rebroadcast on Lake Zurich's Public Access TV (Comcast cable channel 4 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99) at the following times:

• Monday 5:00pm
• Wednesday 5:00am
• Friday 6:00pm
• Saturday 3:00pm

Please remember in prayer:

  • Bob Martens, Kristen Basler, Gordon Trapp, John Schockmel, Marilyn Schauer, Carol Andrews, Joe Scianna, Adore Hansing, Kathy Bresen, Roy Newberg, Elinor Francisco, Don Brusa, Kristin Peterson-Wischer, Lynda Leonard, John Mueller, Marilyn Ellinghusen, Bev Eastep, Jean Platek


  • Our military personnel currently serving our country: Justin Brown, Adam Imaoka, Scott Karas, Elise Neilson, Steve & Ice Sandy, Bob Hamilton, Chandler McClain 



  • In Memory of Carol Studtmann's entry into Heaven.
  • Celebrating the birthday of Abigail, granddaughter of Herb & Dolly Watts.
  • In Honor of Angel & Ray Anderson’s 40th Wedding Anniversary. From their grandchildren Lucy & Soren.
  • Celebrating the birthdays of Derek & Corrine Chambers-Boucher.



  • The Baptism of Audrey Jean Ray will be held at St. Matthew on Sunday, May 15th. Audrey was born on April 17, 2022.

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15—Youth Car Wash Fundraiser

15—Women's Guild Meeting

18—Youth Fundraiser @ McAllister’s Deli LZ

22—LWML Meeting, Noon—LH

26—Ascension Day, Thursday Evening Service 7:00pm

27—Early Childhood Center Graduation

30—Memorial Day, Offices Closed



2—Ladies Aid Outing

5—Voters Meeting

12—Baseball Sunday, 10:00am Service


For more information on these events, please visit

www.stmatts.net or contact the church office at 847/438-7709

LWML Meeting—The LWML Meeting has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Noon in Luther Hall. There is a signup sheet on the church office counter.

CRAFTERS NEEDED… The ladies have started crafting again on Wednesday’s from 9:00am-Noon, in Krueger Hall. No matter what your crafting skills are, you are welcome. Come and have some coffee and enjoy being a part of this fun group.

Summer Church Service Change

May 26th, at 7:00pm, will be our first Thursday Night Service celebrating Ascension Day. Thursday Night Services will continue through August 25th. During this time, Saturday Services will not be offered. 

Saturday Services will resume again on September 3rd @ 4:00pm.

Sunday Services will remain the same, 8:00am Classic & 10:45am Contemporary.

If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

Watch "Boundless Word"
Video Podcast with Pastor Blonski
On Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays starting at 6:00 a.m.

Watch "Boundless Hope"
Video Devotion on Mondays & Fridays, starting at 6:00 a.m.
Boundless Word and Boundless Hope are on
Bible Study Opportunities

St. Matthew thanks the Donna Grund family for providing materials for our Ladies’, Men’s & Sunday Morning
Bible Studies.
Lutheran Church Charities Bible Study (LCC)

Meets virtually on Monday's 9:30am-11:30am
Instructor: Tim Hetzner President/CEO of Lutheran Church Charities
Contact LutheranChurchCharities.org to register
or call 866-455-6466

C.O.O.L. (Christian Outreach of Lutherans) - a food

pantry for some of the neediest families in Lake County. Please bring a can of food/box of cereal with you when you worship and place them in the bins in Luther Hall.

May food:Canned Vegetables. 

Thank you for supporting this outreach ministry. 

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St. Matthew Youth Happenings
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St. Matthew Early Childhood Center

This week the St. Matthew Preschoolers emerging skills & interests was: The Best Pizzas Under One Roof!  The children used their mathematical skills as they sorted and counted pizza toppings. They also learned about fraction as they cut pizza into different sizes. We read a variety of pizza inspired books and promoted fine motor skills as we created our own play dough pizza. The Number of the Week was 7.  The Letter of the Week was Q.  In Religious Studies, the preschoolers learned about the Ascension of Jesus.

Upcoming May Events:

· May 23rd– Silly Olympics

· May 24th– Silly Olympics

· May 26th– Fun with First Responder at 9:45 am

· May 27th- Last Day of School/ Graduation / Advancement     Ceremony Half Day 

*St. Matthew is offering 3 year old preschool, 4 year old preschool and Full Day Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year! Please call 847-438-6103 or email otachel@stmattsonline.com would like more information.

*Save the Date : 6th Annual "FORE" the Kids Golf Outing- July 24, 2022 If you would like to sponsor a hole or golf in our 6th Annual St. Matthew Lutheran Church and Early Childhood Center Golf Outing “FORE” THE KIDS please email Marlleny Otachel at otachel@stmattsonline.com or call (847)438-6103.


Bible / Devotional Readings for the week starting May 15. Bible readings are provided to assist you in daily reading and prayer. Click on the Bible passage to read the Scripture lesson at BibleGateway.com.


John 13:31-35

Love one another


Acts 11:1-18

Peter reports to the church


Revelation 21:1-6

New heaven and earth


James 1:2-16

Trials and temptations


Isaiah 55:6-13

God’s words are powerful


Proverbs 3:5-8

Trust God


Psalm 148

Praise for God’s universal glory


John 14:23-29

The sending of the counselor

Contemporary Worship Songs for the 5/22/22 Service


“Way Maker – Mandisa

LINK: https://youtu.be/yNAAVPxjxbY

 “How Great Is Our God - Chris Tomlin

LINK: https://youtu.be/oIXa7FzmXFE

“Our God - Chris Tomlin

LINK: https://youtu.be/O5d_gm9zrnY 

“River of Life - Mack Powell

LINK: https://youtu.be/ceVLJ2Xm1UM

“Your Name - Paul Baloche

LINK: https://youtu.be/Z7CFr8w9z38

“Everlasting God - Women of Faith

LINK: https://youtu.be/qM9AnqjHA2o

Church Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm

 If you need to contact the Church Office after hours,
please call one of the following: 
Pastor Blonski 909-373-7936
Doug Duval 847-707-1676