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Stay Updated on Our Latest News and Events

See below for more detail.

July 14      Shoe Drive

July 15      Men's Breakfast

July 15      Silent Book Club

July 16-20 ELCA Youth Gathering

July 22     Senior Meeting
July 22     Hat Making

July 23     Cedar Point

July 29     Silent Book Club

Aug 1        Bible & Brew

Aug 5       Hat Making

Aug 8       Bible & Brew

Aug 12      Silent Book Club

Aug 18      Back to School Blessing

Aug 19      Men's Breakfast

Aug 19      Hat Making

Aug 21      Luther Choir Rehearsals resume

Aug 22     Bible & Brew

Aug 25    Outdoor Worship/Picnic

Sept 1       Return to TWO services
Sept 8      Rally Sunday

Sept 9      Silent Book Club

Sept 14     God's Work.  Our Hands.

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2024 ELCA
Youth Gathering

will take place in New Orleans
July 16-20, 2024.

 

Click Here for Info.

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We Are REGION 6 !!!

It's a competition... which region will be able to bring the most items to #ELCAYG2024 to donate to our neighbors in New Orleans in preparation for the next disaster?

Our kids won't have extra space in their suitcases... So,  we can shop through our Amazon and Target wishlists and have our items sent directly to our partners in the Big Easy.

https://www.elca.church/gathering/about/offering

LET US GET TO KNOW YOU!

Our weekly Shoutout wants to highlight our families/individuals from St. Matthew. Please join in on the fun, and tell us about YOU! Click Here.

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This is the eleventh year for this event for the ELCA. We will
be sharing this time with the cluster churches. The date will
be Saturday morning,
September 14, 2024, at 10 AM at St.
Matthew. There will be a sign up sheet soon with the
addition of sizes for those who wish to purchase t-shirts.


Barb Woodard, Melody Costello, and Stephanie Hess are
members of the cluster church planning committee. St.
Matthew will be hosting the event. We will need volunteers to
help out. Closer to September 14, we will be asking for volunteers to help set up, tear down, and fix food for the luncheon. Keep the date open on your calendar and be ready
to volunteer.

 

For an organization, “For the Greater Good”, we will be assembling 150 packages of care kits for the homeless men in Cuyahoga County, We plan to have stations and an assembly method that is inclusive for those with mobility challenges to be able to participate. 50 additional kits will be distributed to members of our congregations to be passed out upon encountering someone in need.


We are asking for the following donations of items
for the above kits for men:
Deodorant   Toothbrush   Shampoo
Combs/hair piks   Band-Aids   Bar soap
Canvas/plastic re-usable grocery shopping bags
to package the care kits

 

Cash donations are being accepted, including Thrivent grant dollars, to be used to purchase (in bulk) the following items to be included in the kits: Men’s white t-shirts (various sizes), men’s underwear, men’s crew socks, wash cloths, and gallon-size zip lock bags to pack the hygiene items in the care kits.
 

The deadline for collecting items and cash donations is Sunday, August 18. Checks should be made out to “St. Matthew Lutheran Church” with a memo note “GWOH”.

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B.Y.O.B. Bring your own book.
ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

We got some book shelves!  Help us build a Free Little Library at Faith House. The best books are shared! Leave a book, take a book, love a book, keep a book. Bring books to a Silent Book Club gathering or contact Jen Knaggs.
 

Dates for the rest of 2024: July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 9,
September 23, October 7, October 21,
November 4, November 18, December 2, December 16, December 30

Attention Seniors

Would you enjoy having fellowship with other seniors at St. Matthew?

Please come to a meeting to share your ideas of things we could do and what sounds fun to you.
 

Please meet at the church in the Brown room
on Monday, July 22nd at 1:30.

Summer Outdoor Worship
Sunday, August 25, 9:30 a.m.

Followed by Potluck Lunch
Buckeye Woods Park

Bring a chair

A very big THANK YOU to John Baker for sharing his woodworking gifts with us! He has made these beautiful tables and this additional hand rail for the alter steps. Thank you for adding these beautiful pieces!

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ON SUMMER BREAK

Make a joyful noise onto the Lord with your gift of singing. Consider joining the choir!

 

 

 

 

KIDS OF THE KINGDOM CHOIR
Resumes September 19
Thursdays at 6:00-6:45 p.m.
in the sanctuary.

All friends are welcome.

Any questions?  Ask Rachel Knaggs.
rknaggsmusic@gmail.com

 

LUTHER CHOIR REHEARSALS
Resumes August 21
Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
in the Brown Room.
New members are welcome!!!

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HAT MAKING


Looms of Love is making hats for the homeless in Cleveland to be distributed at Christmas. They meet every other Monday at Faith House (432 N. Broadway) from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Note the updated time. If you would like to help, please contact Judy Weir. 

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Forest Meadows Villa Community Room

Thursdays at 7:00pm

We will be studying the Book of Proverbs.

Bring a Bible/reading device; beverage and snack if you wish.

All are welcome to join the study!

 

We will NOT have Bible and Brew on the following dates:

July 18

July 25

August 15

August 29

September 5

October 10

October 31

November 28

December 26

January 2, 2025

SENIOR HAPPY HOUR

 

On Break Until Further Notice

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Have you downloaded the NEW app 

for the Church directory?

Click Here for the MyUCD (Universal Church Directory) app!

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PRAYER GROUP
Meet in the library, 

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.

LOOKING FOR LAY SERVANTS!

 

Sign up here!

NURSERY ASSISTANTS

 

Please contact Barb Woodard if you are willing to serve as a substitute in our Nursery.

Call Barb at 330-321-2408
or send her an email.

FLOUR BARREL FUND
(aka. Pastor's Discretionary Fund)

Please contribute via check, payable to St. Matthew (Note in the Memo)

to help with immediate needs such as an  extra night in a motel, cash, food, etc.

also..

Gift Cards Are Needed!
Walmart, Buehler's, Aldi, Giant Eagle or Gas Cards are needed for  local residents in need. Cash or checks may also be donated for the purchase of gift cards. Please make checks payable to St. Matthew, indicating that it is for gift cards.  Thank you for your generosity!

T-Coil Announcement

We have upgraded our audio equipment in the sanctuary to include a hearing Loop System.

Most persons with hearing aids can tune in to the Loop.

Some 85% of hearing aids have a T-coil channel already installed. You may need to have your hearing aid specialist activate the T-coil in your hearing aid.

Look for the Hearing Loop symbol around town. Other venues have also installed the loop system and we are happy to be on board. If you don't have assistive devices or an active t-coil,

we have temporary devices to wear during a church service.

Ask an usher for assistance.

SUNSHINE MEALS 

If you would like to join our group of volunteers who periodically make or purchase meals (and deliver them) to parishioners at a time of need... please contact Sue Schwab at 330-242-1091 or send her an email.

EGG CARTON COLLECTION

Look for box in the Narthex.

Will be given to local farmers.

PULL TAB COLLECTION

to benefit Ronald McDonald Hose.

Bins in Narthex and next to office.

OPERATION HOMES
at St. Matthew

If you would like to assist with this program, contact Jordan Johnston
or the church office.

Johnston.elite@gmail.com
330-321-2694 

ONLINE GIVING
Do you need to sign-up or revise your profile?

CLICK HERE

(If you need help in changing the electronic giving (ACH) through Vanco please contact Financial Director, Bruce Reed at
(412) 848-0219

or send Bruce an email)

DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesdays, 6-7PM

Echelon of Medina, dining room

629 N. Huntington Street

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