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Wednesday Advent Services

St. Matthew will have Midweek Advent Worship Services on Wednesdays, Dec. 1, 8, & 15 at 6:30pm weekly. We will also have one daytime Advent service on Weds, Dec 15 at 1:00pm. Meals will proceed the evening services at 5:30pm. The theme for this year's service is "Angles on Angels." Together, we'll be considering the angel messengers who factor into the build-up to Christ's birth and the continued ministry of God's angels among us.

Sunday School Christmas Program

St. Matthew's Sunday school will present their Christmas program, His Name is Jesus, on December 12 during the 9:15 service. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, November 28 during the scheduled Sunday School period. The Sunday school period will be extended until 11:30am on Sun., Nov. 28 and Sun., Dec 5. An additional practice may be scheduled for December 11.

Thanksgiving Eve Services

On Wednesday, November 24, St. Matthew will have two Thanksgiving Eve worship opportunities. Please join us either at 1:00 or 6:30pm as we give thanks to the Lord. The 6:30pm service will also be live-streamed.

Schedule Resuming

The 6:30pm Weds. service will resume on Nov. 17. Catechism instruction will be held afterward. The 9:00am Thurs. Bible study will resume on Nov. 18. Please share this announcement with other Weds. & Thurs. attendees. Thank you!

Cancellations this Week

Please note the following changes to St. Matthew's schedule: we will not have a service or catechism class on Weds, Nov 10th. We are also cancelling Bible study and Heartners ladies group for Thurs, Nov 11. Please share this message with members who would normally attend on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Thank you.

Trunk-or-Treat

Join us in St. Matthew's parking lot on Saturday, October 30 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for a Trunk-or-Treat at St. Matthew. Members who would like to assist are invited to decorate their vehicles, although this is optional. You can also simply come and greet those who attend and help hand out candy. Have a blessed and safe Halloween/Reformation Day!

Mission and Music Festival

On Sun, Oct 24, we will be blessed to have Mr. Phillip Magness with us at St. Matthew. Phillip has served as a full-time parish musician and has led music for numerous special events and retreats. He currently has a dual call to Village Lutheran Church in Ladue, MO and as an LCMS missionary to French-speaking countries in West and Central Africa. He will be sharing his talents with us by accompanying our worship music for our 9:15am service. We will also be collecting a door offering for Phillip's mission work. During a potluck brunch to follow the service, Phillip will share a presentation on the good work the Lord is doing in Africa. Members are encouraged to bring "brunch food" such as egg bakes, muffins, coffee cakes, fruit, etc. As a bonus, Phillip will be providing a music workshop at St. Matthew on Sat, Oct 23 from 2:00-4:00pm for accompanists, vocalists, and those interested in the worship life of the church: "Leading and Guiding the Saints in Song: Nurturing Robust Singing in the Christian Congregation."

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