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The church confesses to Christ, “You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68). The church is encouraged to “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly ...” (Col. 3:16). Psalm 1 teaches us to meditate on God’s Word day and night. It is our great opportunity and joy to read and study God’s Word. One beneficial practice is to memorize the Scriptures and, in so doing, to meditate on it. The LCMS invites everyone to join together memorizing a verse together each week.



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

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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.

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LCMS Lectionary Summary
Please see page 34 at the link on the LCMS website to read the Gospel summary for this Sunday.



Sept 18th

Fifteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Amos 8:4–7

1 Timothy 2:1–15

Luke 16:1-15

Sept 25th

Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Amos 6:1–7

1 Timothy 3:1–13 or 1 Timothy 6:6–19

Luke 16:19-31



Oct 2nd

Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost

Habakkuk 1:1–4; 2:1–4

2 Timothy 1:1–14

Luke 17:1-10


Oct 9th

Eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Ruth 1:1–19a

2 Timothy 2:1–13

Luke 17:11-19

Oct 16th

Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Genesis 32:22–30

2 Timothy 3:14–4:5

Luke 18:1-8

Oct 23rd

Twentieth Sunday of Pentecost

Genesis 4:1–15

2 Timothy 4:6–8, 16–18

Luke 18:9-17

Oct 30th

Reformation Sunday

Revelation 14:6–7

Romans 3:19–28

John 8:31-36, Matt.11:12-19

Nov 6th

All Saints’ Day

Revelation 7:(2–8) 9–17

1 John 3:1–3

Matt. 5:1-12

Nov 13th

Twenty-third Sunday of Pentecost

Malachi 4:1–6

2 Thessalonians 3:(1–5) 6–13

Luke 20:27-40




Things to Do at St. Matthew




New Members

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.

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.

A sign up on the sheet is on the small table next to the entrance to the sanctuary, in the narthex, to sign your children up for Sunday school. Please get in touch with Jan Edmunds, Rod Larson, or Pastor Sonnenberg if you would like to help teach the children. 

Book Club

Second Monday

of the month

5 p.m.

September 12th at 5pm

This month’s book is

One Italian Summer by Rebecca Searle

It's not to late to read the book and join.

If you are interested contact

Jan Edmunds.

Praise Team


6 p.m.

The Praise Team is starting back up on September 12th.

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.

Women's Lunch Bunch is on summer break.

See you in the fall!

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. 

Choir begins on September 13

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

2:00 p.m.

LWML meetings begin on Thursday, September 1st!

We meet on the 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.



Preschool Board

First Thursday

of the month

5 p.m.


First Thursday

of the month

7 p.m.

Church Council

Second Thursday

of the month

6 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.

Christmas Bazaar Coming in November

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.

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