Vol. 10- No. 20 | May 20, 2020
St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School e-News
S haring in the M ission of Christ : L earning, C onnecting & S erving
Tomorrow, May 21 is the 40th Day After Easter
We Celebrate the Ascension of our Lord with a Special Service of Lessons and Hymns based on the Stained Glass Windows in the Main Sanctuary of St. Matthew. Join us Online at 7:00 p.m.
www.stmatts.net

This Weekend is The Seventh Sunday of Easter
“What's the Plan?” 
 based on 1 Peter 4:12-13
(and John 17:1-11 & Acts 12:22-26)

 Saturday, May 23, 2020
Classic Service @ 5:30 pm - ONLINE ONLY
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Classic Service @ 8:00am - ONLINE ONLY
Contemporary Service @ 10:45am - ONLINE ONLY

Watch Church Services On Line…
SOMETHING NEW! Drive-In Service at St. Matthew on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. We will be worshiping together from the East Parking Lot on Campus.

PARKING - Parking will be guided/assigned for the Drive-In Service so that all vehicles will be facing the school loading dock by door #3. Using an FM transmitter, people will be able to hear the service by tuning in a designated station.

RESERVATIONS - To attend the Drive-In Service, please call the church office to make a reservation. Depending on the interest level an additional service could be planned.

STAY TUNED - Further information will be made available.
HEARTWORK: 1 Peter 4:12-13
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.          
Communion will be offered on the following dates:
May 24, & 31 from 9:00am-11:00am .
Those of you participating in the Drive-In Communion, are asked to please consider bringing canned food items to help the COOL Food Pantry. 
Please remember in prayer:
  • Kristen Skinner, Marvin Sneller, Bob & Penny Martens, Kristen Basler, Kristin Petersen-Wischer, Lynda Leonard

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

Deaths
  • The passing of Carol Studtmann. Carol entered into eternal life on May 16 , 2020.
  • The passing of Wyndham Gary. Wyndham entered into eternal life on May 14, 2020.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

May
Drive-In Service at St. Matthew on Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 9:00 a.m

All future activities are tentative
 
June
TBD - Rite of Confirmation
TBD - Voters Meeting - Noon
BIBLE/DEVOTIONAL READINGS – For the week starting May 24, 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 .
Sunday
Jesus Prays For His Disciples

Monday
Ascension of Jesus

Tuesday
Tending The Flock Of Gold

Wednesday
Paul's Encouraging Words
Thursday
God's Protection

Friday
Unity In The Body Of Christt

Saturday
Praise And Thanksgiving

Sunday
Jesus Appears To His Disciples
HELPING HANDS MINISTRY of St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School is intended to provide critical emergency financial support. Please contact one of the Pastors if such support is needed. Contributions to this ministry are also welcome.
YOUTH HAPPENINGS

BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
We are now offering Bible Studies virtually!

The Men's Bible Study is held on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
Continuing the study of the Gospel of Mark, they'll be studying the various healing miracles of Jesus.

An Adult Bible Study will be held Sundays at 8:00 a.m.
Current topic is The Minor Prophets
This week continuing Zechariah 1-5

Both studies are held via BlueJeans TM
You can join at the start time indicated above via your computer by clicking on this link:


Meeting ID
299 125 381 2

Want to dial in from a phone?
Dial the following number:
+1.312.216.0325
(see all numbers - https://www.bluejeans.com/numbers )

Enter the meeting ID and passcode followed by #8955
Watch " LIVE PRAYER TIME "
with Pastor Kinne or Pastor Blonski
at 9:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
LIVE PRAYER TIME is on
Facebook , YouTube , and Instagram.
Do you have an Instagram Account?
If so, please make sure you follow:
SaintMatthewHawthornWoods
Our worship services are available on our Facebook page and available "on demand" at Facebook, YouTube and our own website. Follow the Facebook page. Subscribe to the YouTube channel.
Tell a friend!
ST. MATTHEW MINISTRY NEWS
CHRISTIAN OUTREACH OF LUTHERANS (COOL) 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 come on Sunday Morning for the Drive-In Communion. worship. The food item for the month of May is Canned Fruit.   Thank you for supporting this outreach ministry.
DEVOTIONAL RESOURCES
Taking Faith Home is available each week on the church office counter.

Monday Bible Study Leader Tim Hetzner offers a daily devotional via email here .

This week our Emerging Skills and Interests were: Exploring Changes & Opposites/ABC Countdown. We reviewed our numbers this week and the Letters of the Week were P-T. The Theme for Show & Share was to wear your favorite outfit, while sharing your favorite toy. In Religious Studies, the preschoolers learned about Paul's Conversion.
There will be no eLearning on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day.
 

The Church Office remains open
Monday - Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm. 
 
 If you need to contact the Church Office after hours,
please call one of the following: 
Pastor Kinne @ 224/360-2629
Pastor Blonski @ 909/373-7936
Doug Duval @ 847/707-1676
Cheri Selimos @ 847/910-2684