St. Matthew’s youth group, called the “Luther League,” organizes and participates in events both locally, helping with activities at the church, as well as in other parts of the country, and attending youth-oriented conferences. St. Matthew provides an opportunity for high school youth to come together for fellowship, Christian education and service.
It is interesting to note that our youth group is one of only a few in the Country which has retained the name of "Luther League". It began at St. Matthew in Aug./Sept. 1944, back when the church was still in the storefront on Medina Square. The group met every Sunday evening at the Pastor's home. The Luther League official charter is located at the church, in what was the Luther League room, but is now the library. Our oldest member, "Uncle Ron" Svoboda was one of the original members of Luther League. The original LL symbol is below.
President Aaron Reising (Sr.)
Vice President Otto Weight (Sr.)
Secretary Martha Weight (Soph.) & Jimmy Neate (Jr.)
Treasurer Alex Holthouse (Jr.)
The 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering will be held
July 24-28, 2022, in Minneapolis.