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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."

Fall Harvest Soup Supper

St. Matthew's annual Fall Harvest Soup Supper will be Friday, October 15 beginning at 4:30pm in St. Matthew's Fellowship Hall (4285 US Hwy 12, Warrens). The menu will include homemade soups, chowders, and chili with bread, crackers, desserts, and drinks. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-11, and free for children 5 and under. 

Warrens Cranberry Festival

The Warrens Cranberry Festival is Sept 24-26. St. Matthew will have two significant fundraisers in conjunction with the festival. Our Heartners Ladies Group will be providing a bake sale at 211 Church St. in Warrens. Please support the bake sale through your patronage if you are attending the festival. Donated baked goods (individually wrapped and priced) can be dropped off at the church. St. Matthew will also be raising funds by parking cars in the pasture behind the Warren Mills Cemetery. If you are attending, please consider parking in this location to support St. Matthew. For more information about volunteering either at the bake sale or by parking cars, please contact the church office. 

Drive Your Tractor Day

On Sunday, September 12, 2021, you are invited to drive your tractor, classic car, UTV, or the vehicle of your choice to join us for our 9:15 a.m. worship service. Following the service, please join us for a potluck meal in our fellowship hall. Hayrides will be available around the neighborhood following the service. Bring your bean bag toss or other yard games and enjoy some fun and fellowship at St. Matthew this Sunday.

Sunday School

Sunday school is coming soon! "Christian Education Sunday" is scheduled for Sunday, September 12 and Sunday school instruction will begin on the following Sunday, Sept 19. Sunday school is offered for children in Pre-K - sixth grade. Those who are interested in teaching or helping with Sunday school are invited to a Sunday school meeting on Monday, September 23 at 6:00 p.m. at church. 

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