At Rest Among Strangers

July 19, 2018 Joanne Caton-Frank 0

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…]

Speaking Truth to Power

July 13, 2018 Joanne Caton-Frank 0

Speaking Truth to Power Few of us want to hear a hard truth, and perhaps fewer of us want to be the ones called to deliver one. Today’s texts remind us that bearing God’s word is risky business. King Jereboam exiles the prophet Amos for calling him to account. Herod delivers John the baptizer’s head on a platter to his wife, Herodias, to fulfill a promise he never should have made. Speaking truth to power [continue reading…]

Friendship Sunday Blessing of the Pets

July 10, 2018 Joanne Caton-Frank 0

MEDINA, OH, August 5, 2018. St. Matthew to hold Outdoor Worship with Blessing of Pets at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 9:45 AM. St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Medina, will hold an outdoor worship service at Buckeye Woods Park, Sunday, August 5th at 9:45 AM. We invite the community to this service to celebrate National Friendship Sunday. You are welcome to bring four-legged friends for a blessing during [continue reading…]

Outdoor Worship June 24th

June 19, 2018 Joanne Caton-Frank 0

Outdoor Worship on Sunday, June 24 at 9:45AM, followed by a potluck. Hotdogs and drinks provided. Join us at Hubbard Valley Park, 8600 Hubbard Valley Rd, Seville, OH 44273. Outdoor Picnic.  Small Group members will supply hot dogs and buns, condiments, and bottles of cold water. We are asking those attending to bring their own place settings and a covered dish to share; and also lawn chairs.

4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

June 15, 2018 Joanne Caton-Frank 0

4TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 9:45 AM Summer Worship ELW Setting Four with Holy Communion +++ The Mystery of Growth In elementary school, when children learn about plants they inevitably plant a small seed in a clear plastic cup and watch it grow. This helps as they learn the parts of plants: leaf, stem, roots. As we get older we get more sophisticated in our ability to explain the details of the plant and the growth we [continue reading…]

Lindsay’s Consecration Service

May 24, 2018 Joanne Caton-Frank 0

Lindsay’s Consecration Service & Reception at Bethel Lutheran Church. As of May 20, 2018, Lindsay Bailey, Director of LGL Ministries, has been called to serve as a Minister of Word and Service (Deacon) at St. Matthew. Lindsay will be consecrated as a Deacon in the ELCA on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 10:30AM. The service for consecration will take place at Lindsay’s home congregation: Bethel Lutheran Church, which is located at 7171 Pearl Rd. in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. A reception will [continue reading…]

New Church Office Hours

May 21, 2018 Joanne Caton-Frank 0

New office procedure effective Monday, June 4th. Executive Council is announcing that starting June 4th, Joanne Caton-Frank, Parish Administrator or a volunteer will be in the church office routinely from 9:00am to 1:00pm weekdays, (excluding holidays). Joanne will continue to work full time, and be in the office most of the time, but afternoon access (1:00-4:00pm) may vary depending on off-site meetings or other commitments. We want to provide reliable, consistent access to the building [continue reading…]