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We invite you to memorize Revelation 2:10 with us this week.
Memorizing Scripture is a valuable practice for Christians, even in a digital age.


Join us each week as we hide God's Word in our hearts.

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©Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

LWML — Lutheran Women in Mission

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,


Beginning May 15 until June 26, LWML will be collecting gently used eyeglasses. The donated glasses will be sent to MOST Ministries, a Michigan based, non-profit short-term mission sending agency and a Recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The donated glasses will be reconditioned and distributed to individuals living in undeveloped nations who cannot afford eye care.

A Drop off container will be located in the Narthex during this time. Flyers will also be posted around the church.


Gently used adult-sized glasses, child-sized glasses, over-the-counter reading glasses and non-prescription sunglasses will be greatly appreciated.  Please search your homes to see what you can find to contribute to our collection boxes.

Since 1989, MOST Ministries has been distributing eyeglasses to the less fortunate living across the globe through its short-term eyeglass ministry teams and clinics. Using a very simple testing system created specifically for MOST Ministries, team members test patients’ eyes and provide them with the appropriate corrective lenses. Depending on the number of team members, an eyeglass mission team can serve 100-300 people daily. Additionally, and most importantly, each eyeglass clinic includes a witnessing station where the Gospel message is shared unless it is prohibited by the host country.



If you would like more information, you can talk with Janis DeVerter or any LWML member at St. Matthews.  All glasses collected will be taken to the LWML District Convention in Wenatchee on July 8-10 and from there will be shipped to MOST MINISTRIES. From there they will be taken by mission teams to many countries throughout the world. 

Clallam County Fair
August 18-21, 2022

"Blue Ribbon Dreams in Boots & Jeans"

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Although it may seem a long way out, August is only three months away.  What is happening in August you ask?  The Clallam County Fair is finally happening again.  Please save these dates of August 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st.


As a congregation we will have a booth at the fair just like we did back in August of 2019.  Now here it is three years later and we are able to again tell people about St Matthew Lutheran Church and Preschool.  The fair is open from 9 a.m. -  9 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sunday.


So what does this all mean?  We will need to have people at our booth all four days during the hours that the fair is open.  There will be a sign up sheet in the narthex in July.  We ask that you be willing to be there for three hours.  All you need to do is be there, be friendly, say hello to everyone that goes by, talk to those who are willing to talk with you and just generally have a good time being there and letting people know who we are.

There is still a lot of planning to be done and all the details will be available when we put the sign up sheet in the narthex so that you will know what there will be in the booth.

Since I am new to all this as the previous fair was held before I moved to the area, please give me any and all ideas that you might have about what we can do to let people know that Jesus loves each and every one of them and that they are always welcome here at St Matthew.


God's blessings to everyone,

Leroy Peterson

Evangelism Chair

Video: How to do family devotions

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Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Pastor Sean Daenzer, director of Worship for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and chaplain for the LCMS International Center, shares how to do family devotions at home.

It’s a habit that is hard to form, and even easier to fall out of. But if we can improve our devotional life in times of necessity like this, we will be blessed far greater in our daily devotional life, even in times of plenty.

To view the article and video, go to:

Upcoming Services

May 15th
Fifth Sunday of Easter
John 16:12-22

May 22nd
Sixth Sunday of Easter
John 16:23-33

May 29th
Seventh Sunday of Easter
John 17:20-26

May 15th
Fifth Sunday of Easter
John 16:12-22

May 22nd
Sixth Sunday of Easter
John 16:23-33

May 29th
Seventh Sunday of Easter
John 17:20-26

June 5th
The Day of Pentecost
John 14:23-31

June 12th
The Holy Trinity
John 8:48-59

June 19th
Second Sunday of Pentecost
Luke 8:26-39

June 26th
Third Sunday of Pentecost
Luke 9:51-62

July 3rd
Fourth Sunday of Pentecost
Luke 10:1-20

July 10th
Fifth Sunday of Pentecost
Luke 10:25-37


Things to Do at St. Matthew

New Members Class

Anyone interested in becoming a new member, please contact Lynn Vernon or

the church office, (360) 457-4122.

Confirmation Classes

This instructional course on the basic tenants of the Christian faith is made available for any child ages 11-14. If you have a child or know of a child who would like to enter into Confirmation, please contact Pastor Sonneberg.

Journaling Class

Pastor Sonnenberg is ready to do another Journaling Class. Those in the course will determine when the classes are held. If you are interested in joining the journaling class, please speak to Pastor Sonnenberg.


Advanced Journaling Class

The book, "The Blessing," should be arriving any day. Please watch for the date and time of the next class.

Children & Teachers Needed for Sunday School

We are looking for families with school-age children who would like to participate in Sunday School. This year we will be using the Concordia Publishing House Curriculum "Enduring Faith." In addition, we seek teachers who would like to be on rotation throughout the school year.

Please get in touch with Pastor Sonnenberg or Rod Larson if you have children who would like to participate in Sunday School or if you would like to help teach the children.

Book Club

First Monday

of the month

5 p.m.

Please get in touch with Kathy Peterson

for more information.

Praise Team


6 p.m.

We currently provide most of the instrumental

prelude music before Sunday services. If you have any questions regarding the Praise Team, please contact Ken Young or Dan Morrison.

Women's Lunch Bunch

Second Tuesday

of the month

11 a.m.

The women of St. Matthew Lutheran are invited to gather at a local restaurant for lunch on the second Tuesday of each month. Please contact Julie Fealko to RSVP, either in person or by email. Her email is available in The Scroll, an insert located in the bulletin, prior to the luncheons.

Choir Practice


7 p.m. 

All are invited to join us in the choir loft to sing. Please contact the Choir Director, Rod Larson, if you have any questions.  


Free Community Dinner


5 p.m.

A free dinner is served to the community every Wednesday. If you are interested in joining this ministry, contact our Human Care Chairman, Kay Hermann.

Lutherans Women's Mission League (LWML)

First Thursday

of the month


Come and contribute to Lutheran Missions Worldwide! All women are welcome!
       Join us at our monthly meetings as we answer the call to witness Christ to the whole world.



First Thursday

of the month

7 p.m.

Church Council

Second Thursday

of the month

6 p.m.


Preschool Board

First Tuesday

of the month

5 p.m.


Altar Guild

Since the morning of Christ's resurrection, as the women approached to prepare the body of Christ for burial, ladies have gathered before the Sunday service to prepare the body of Christ for communion. If you are interested in this helping with this sacred task, contact Lillian Holtum.

Quilt Club 

Look here for future information about the Quilt Club.

St. Matthew Lutheran Preschool
Enrolling Now for 2022 - 2023
Registration and information are available on the

St. Matthew Lutheran Preschool link below.

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy for Students


St. Matthew Lutheran Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and any other school-administered programs.

St. Matthew Lutheran

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