Monday, December 24 Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Eve Worship 5:00 p.m. Family 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. Candlelight with Holy Communion
Advent Potlucks will be Wednesdays, December 5, 12 and 19 at 6:00 p.m . Please bring a dish to share. Table setting and beverages provided. Great craft every week that the whole family can enjoy. Christy Gabler and Linda Kostelnik have volunteered again to do the crafts during our Advent Potlucks. Midweek Advent Worship will be held at St. Matthew on Wednesdays December 5, 12 and 19 at 7:00 p.m.
NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH OBSERVED AT ST. MATTHEW Special Native American Worship Service and Education on Sunday, November 18, 2018. MEDINA, November 8, 2018. St. Matthew will observe Native American month on Sunday, November 18 at the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services. Franchot Ballinger, a retired professor in history from the University of Cincinnati, will play the Native American flute and discuss the role of flutes in Native American culture. Native American songs and [continue reading…]
The Greatest Bread Jesus uses the image of bread to demonstrate that, even compared to all the great things God has done before, God’s greatest miracle is in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus, the bread of life, is a greater miracle than the manna God sent in the dessert (Exod. 16:14), greater than the bread the angel brought to restore Elijah (1 Kings 19:4-8), greater even than the loaves Jesus had just multiplied to feed [continue reading…]
11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 9:45 AM Friendship Sunday with Holy Communion Blessing of the Animals +++ Do Not Worry…Liberated by God’s Grace “…Trusting in God is about giving up one’s own strength and accepting oneself as weak and helpless. Paradoxically, there is nothing more secure than to feel one’s own weakness; this is connected to understanding that one’s vanity is embraced by an inexplicable power. My experiences will help me to grasp that this inexplicable power [continue reading…]
Installation and Reception. Our Director of LGL Ministries, Lindsay Bailey, who was consecrated in the ELCA as a Deacon on June 2, will be installed at St. Matthew at both worship services on Sunday, September 23. Pastor Karl Bierman of the Northeastern Ohio Synod will be present that day to preach and install. There will be a reception for Deacon Lindsay after each worship service. For those that are interested there is going to be a planning [continue reading…]
At Rest Among Strangers The world can be a dangerous place, and we all long for someone, some leader, who will watch over us and protect us from all harm. The prophet Jeremiah issues strong cautions to those who abuse the trust placed in them to care for God’s people, and the psalmist sings the praises of the Lord who guards and guides us through life’s trials. But the letter to the Ephesians suggests that [continue reading…]