ST. MATTHEW'S LUTHERAN CHURCH

Community Events

January 06, 2024

ST. MATTHEW'S

WORSHIP

Epiphany

January 07, 2024


8:30 AM with communion


10 AM with communion


( ONLINE STREAMING or In-Person)

Website for online streaming: stmatthewsrenton.org or direct link: 

https://stmatthewsrenton.online.church


Missed last weeks service? View it here. (timestamp 27:25)

Kids Church and Youth Group will resume

Sunday, Jan. 7

UPCOMING WEEKLY EVENTS

Sunday, 1.07.24

Worship, 8:30 AM & 10 AM


Thursday, 1.11.24

Connections Bible Study, 1PM

Afterschool Program, 2:30 PM

FAMILY ACTVITIES & EVENTS

FAMILY FELLOWSHIP NIGHT - Taco Bar

TACO-BOUT FUN!

Friday, February 2 | 5:30-7:30PM


We're at it again! We will have another family fellowship night on Friday, February 2 from 5:30-7:30PM in the Conference Center. Families are invited to sign-up to contribute to a taco-bar dinner and bring your favorite games to play.


Contribute to the Taco Bar Here

MARDI GRAS - YOUTH FUNDRAISER

MARDI GRAS - YOUTH FUNDRAISER Tuesday, February, 13 from 5-7 PM Pancake Dinner , BINGO & Bundt Cake Competition                                                                      

You are invited to enjoy dinner (free will offering) BINGO and the Bundt Cake competition for the annual Mardi Gras celebration and Youth Fundraiser. All proceeds go toward youth trips!  

ADULT ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

REST & RESET RETREAT: February 16 -18, 2024

REST & RESET RETREAT | Come Away with God 

February 16-18, 2024


Longing to escape the hustle and bustle of life? You’re invited to our adult rest retreat at Rainbow Lodge, a cozy cedar lodge at the base of Mt. Si in North Bend. Explore what Sabbath means, connect with God, and find rest for your mind, body, and spirit. You’ll have time to unwind, nap, explore, and most importantly…REST!


St. Matthew's is joining two other churches for his collaborative adult retreat to help us all rest. Meet beloveds from Our Redeemers and Faith Seattle. Please invite your friends :) 


Location: Rainbow Lodge Retreat Center  46820 SE Mt Si Road

North Bend, WA 98045


Registration Costs:

Double Room + 5 meals = $290

Single Room + 5 meals = $350


For more information and to register, follow this link: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/6vcxrsu/lp/594693aa-6a18-4614-84d6-3974c3abf9ab

CONGREGATIONAL CONVERSATION: What Makes You Come Alive?

SMART TEAM

CONGREGATIONAL CONVERSATION

Sunday, January 14, 11:15 AM



You are invited to an intergenerational potluck and conversation on "What Makes You Come Alive?" on Sunday, January 14, from 11:30 am to 1 pm in the church conference center. Bring an entree, salad, or dessert to share, and come for lively conversation as we learn from each other what brings each of us to life and how God might be meeting each of us in those moments. This potluck is inspired by the work of theologian Howard Thurman, who also became a spiritual advisor to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders and activists in the 1960s. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the church office or the St. Matthew's Anti-Racism Team at SMART@stmatthewsrenton.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

CREATIVE JOURNALING

CREATIVE JOURNALING

Thursday, January 18, 2024

7-8:30pm


Join in a night of creative fun and fellowship led by the Holy Spirit on Thursday, January 18 from 7:00-8:30PM in the Comfy Couch Room. A time to gather and build community. No artistic supplies or experience are necessary - just a willingness to be moved in new ways!

CONNECTIONS BIBLE STUDY

CONNECTIONS BIBLE STUDY

Thursdays at 1PM



Gather for an informal and engaging conversation about scripture and daily life. This fall, we will explore forgiveness, fairness, belonging, and healing themes. Feel free to invite your friends to this joy-filled gathering on Thursday afternoons. And a bonus...there are homemade cookies almost every week!

THE LIVE PROJECT 2024 - Synod Events

REST & RENEWAL RETREAT: Ministering in an Age of Mental Health

Saturday, February 3rd, 9am-3pm at Our Saviors Lutheran, Everett



Many in our congregations and broader communities are experiencing higher rates of anxiety, depression and stress these days. Rooted in our Christian faith, how is the Spirit calling us to wholistic healing for the body, mind & spirit, as well as becoming better companions to those longing for a more flourishing life? 

More info & registration here: https://www.lutheransnw.org/events/rest-renewal-retreat. Please use the Congregational Bundle for FREE registration.

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ABIDE IN THE WORD - SYNOD BIBLE STUDY

Tuesdays, 7-8pm via zoom

This year-long, Synod-wide weekly Bible Study takes participants on a deeper dive into the following Sunday's Lectionary text.

Participants will have the chance to experience the diverse perspectives and voices of various guest facilitators from across the synod.

This is a FREE LiVE offering! No registration needed.

You can find the zoom link HEREhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/81964249827

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL | AUG. 5-9

Save the Date!

24 - HOUR SPIRITUAL CARE LINE

If you have prayers or are in need of a Spiritual Care Provider, please call or text the 24 - hour phone line (206) 492-4409. We will respond soon.

PRAYERS OF THE COMMUNITY

+ For the Jacobson family as they celebrated the life of Pearl today, January 6.

+For Virginia Morrison and family in the passing of her father, Merle

+ For Anthony Bland and family in the passing of his mom, Valerie

+ For Kim Browne in the passing of her dad

+ For Delores Blood, healing from knee replacement surgery

+ For peace in Gaza-Palestine

+ For families experiencing loss

+ For those experiencing pain, upcoming surgeries, and recovery from surgeries + For all forms of grief and loss

+ For the unsheltered

+For those traveling

+For all others in need of prayer and healing

GIVING

An offering is gathered for the mission of the church, including the care of those in need. Online giving options include Venmo, PayPal, and the church website: www.stmatthewsrenton.org/giving

St. Matthew's Welcome Statement

St. Matthew’s is a passionate, imperfect community of Christ. We boldly affirm people of all cultures, ages, abilities, stories and experiences, skin tones, sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. We trust in the ridiculous love of God that shows no partiality. When our unique identities are used to divide or hurt us, we are committed to reconciliation and healing, so that justice, racial equity, grace and inclusion continue to be our way of life.

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