Vol. 11- No. 23| June 10, 2021
St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School e-News
Sharing in the Mission of CHRIST: Learning, Connecting & Serving
The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Saturday, June 12
5:30pm Casual Service- w/Communion

 
Sunday, June 13
8:00am Classic Service w/Communion
10:45am Contemporary Service w/Communion

All Service are In-House and Live Streamed

HEARTWORK:  Mark 4:31-32   
31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, 32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”
Please remember in prayer:
Please remember in prayer:
  • Kristen Skinner, Marvin Sneller, Bob & Penny Martens, Kristen Basler, Alexandra Winters, Gordon Trapp, Jackson Field, Delores Knigge, John Schockmel, Nancy Chibe, Jane Peterson, Debbie Schilf, Pam Best, Jim Sporleder, Marily Schauer, Pastor Kinne, 
  • Our military personnel currently serving our country: Justin Brown, Adam Imaoka, Scott Karas, Elise Neilson, Steve & Ice Sandy, Tyler Sawusch, Bob Hamilton 
 
 ALTAR FLOWERS Have been given to the Glory of God
  • Celebrating the 90th birthday of Pearl Zarzinski.
  • In Memory of the 58th wedding anniversary of Ernest & Karen Toborg.
SERVICE ASSISTANCE NEEDED - We are in need desperate need of Ushers, Lay Readers, and Video Board help for the 2021 calendar. Sign-up sheets will be on the church office counters. Or you can contact the church office at 847/438-7709 or selimos@stmattsonline.com 
Thank you.
VOTERS’ MEETING - Save the date…
Our next Voters’ Meeting will be on June 13, 2021
Meeting will be held in the main sanctuary following
the 10:45am service. 
2021-2022 Budget can be located on the church office counter or at https://www.stmatts.net/governance.html
Go to Member Documents
This area is password protected. 
Please contact the church office for password. Thank you.
Upcoming Events
 
June 2021
12th/13th - Guest Speaker - Rev. Channing Kearney
13th - Voters’ Assembly, Noon
19th/20th - Guest Speaker—Rev. Seltz
20th - Father’s Day
23rd - Pig Roast Meeting 7pm
 
July 2021
NO Saturday Night Service on July 3rd.
4th - Independence Day
24th/25th - Guest Speaker - Rev. Steve Kline
25th - ONE SERVICE @ 9:00am
25th - Pastor Blonski’s Ordination Anniversary
Reception @10:00am
25th - Golf “Fore” the Kids Golf Outing
26th –30th - Vacation Bible School
 
August 2021
8th - Pig Roast
8th - ONE SERVICE @ 10:00am
 
September 2021
4th/5th - Guest Speaker - Rev. Dr. Al Buss
 
Church Office Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Friday 8:00am - Noon
July 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021
Sign-Up for the Hearts of Mercy & Compassion, Crosses for Losses painting project on June 12th. For more details and sign up information CLICK HERE
Sharing The Joy / Phil’s Friends Project
Sharing the Joy Ministry is collecting items to create care packages for Phil’s Friends. Items needed: -Decks of playing cards, -Puzzle Books, -Single toothbrush & toothpaste, -Journals (not spiral), -Hats (baseball, crocheted, knitted, new), -Women’s fuzzy socks, -Unscented Lotion travel size, -Crayons, -Colored pencils, -Markers, -Sharpies, -Stencils
Please place all donated items in the gray tub located in the Narthex.
Please contact the church office for additional details.
Thank you.
St. Matthew Chicago - The Ladies Aid is collecting the  following items for St. Matthew Chicago:
-Self Sealing Envelopes –Yellow clasp envelopes –White legal size paper –Plastic garbage bags, 33 & 8 gallon sizes –Food Pantry Items (Meats, Frozen Vegetables and Canned Tomatoes). Please put frozen items in Luther Hall Freezer. All other items can go on the white tables in Luther Hall.
Please contact the church office or Carol Haste for additional details. Thank you.
Watch "SCRIPTURE & PRAYER TIME"
with Pastor Blonski
7:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
SCRIPTURE & PRAYER TIME is on
BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

TUESDAY EVENING LADIES’ LIFE GROUP  - Ladies Life Group will meet each Tuesday at 7:00pm for a virtual Bible study The next Bible study for the Ladies Life Group is Praying with Power. We will explore journaling prayers, prayer attitudes, and how to pray through a desert or a valley. For more info, see Nancy Blonski. Email Nancy_Blonski@yahoo.com  or call/text 909-587-9945.

Lutheran Church Charities Bible Study (LCC)
WORD – WHO IS JESUS ACCORDING TO JESUS. A Study of The Gospels. Instructor: Tim Hetzner President/CEO of Lutheran Church Charities. All classes are offered via ZOOM at 9:30AM AND 7PM on Mondays.
Go to LutheranChurchCharities.org to register
or call 866-455-6466 

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY, ADULT DISCIPLESHIP CLASS , SATURDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY, YOUTH BIBLE STUDY, SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CONFIRMATION CLASSES will resume in August.
 
St. Matthew thanks the Donna Grund family for providing materials for our Ladies’, Men’s &
 Sunday Morning Bible Studies.
Join Us For Food, Fellowship, and Fun!
St. Matthew’s 30th Annual Pig Roast
August 8, 2021
12 pm to 4 pm
 
Adult Meal Tickets $15.00
Child Meal Tickets (4–10 Years) $7.00
Under 4 Years, Free!
 
Many hands make light work.
Consider volunteering at the Pig Roast.
 
The Pig Roast Committee is seeking donations to offset the cost of the pigs. Consider donating a whole ($800), half ($400), or quarter oink ($200). Please contact Derek or Lindy Chambers-Boucher if interested at 847-778-8831.
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. June food item Vegetables. 
Thank you for supporting this outreach ministry. 
** Bread for Life weekend - Sunday, June 27 ** 
ALTAR FLOWERS ARE NEEDED FOR ALL OF 2021
Please contact the church office if you would like to order flowers. The cost is $30.00 per arrangement.
BIBLE/DEVOTIONAL READINGS – For the week starting June 13. 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
Parables of Jesus

Monday
Israel to return from exile

Tuesday
Living by faith

Wednesday
Thanksgiving for deliverance
Thursday
The apostles are persecuted

Friday
God’s promises to Zion

Saturday
A song for the sabbath day

Sunday
Jesus calms the sea
Please consider donating to this great fundraiser. We are in need of gift cards to local restaurants, retail stores and/or entertainment venues. These gift cards will be used as part of the Golf Outing Raffles. Restaurants & Retailers in our area that have donated in the past years have  suffered losses due to Covid and it is hard for them to donate this year. Please help make this year’s Golf Outing FORE the Kids a success and donate.
All donors will be recognized in the Golf Outing Program.
We still looking for hole sponsors. Hole sponsorship is a $100.00 per hole. Our goal is $7,000.00. We are currently at $2,700.00.
We do have some great gift baskets coming in from local vendors.
Interested in golfing?? There are still openings.
Stop by the Church Office or go online @ www.stmatts.net and get the details.
St. Matthew Youth - Our youth director, Kristin Gierke, is looking forward to spring and summer gatherings including
junior high and high school outdoor hangouts and game nights, as well as hangouts with the young adults.
Kristin has incorporated a day by day scripture calendar that can be found on the website. This calendar encourages the youth and young adults to spend time in their bibles daily by following along with the daily provided scripture.
If you have any questions or want to get involved in any of our youth and young adult activities please contact Kristin Gierke at (847)438-6103 or Gierke@stmattsonline.com
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.
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.
Registration is still open for the 2021-22 school year.
Please contact the office for details. Thank you and God's Blessings!

The 5th Annual "FORE the Kids" Golf Outing registration is now open.
Church Office Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Friday 8:00am - Noon
July 1, 2021 - August 31, 2021
 
 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