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Prayer of the Church
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 14, 2022


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.

Learn more at

©Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

Life Line

August 16, 2022

Call Life Line at 1-888-653-6450
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St. Matthew Lutheran Church

132 E 13th Street

Port Angeles, WA 98362

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Thank You to Everyone Who Donated Items, Loaded, Transported, and Unloaded Truckloads of Items, Helped Set Up, Participated in the Sale by Helping Customers and Buying Items, and to Those Who Cleaned Up Afterward at the Second Annual Mega Sale!


St. Matthew Lutheran Preschool was blessed with enough proceeds from the Mega Sale to fund several scholarships for children to attend our preschool, where they will learn of Jesus's love for them.


Thanks Be to God!

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.

Note:  See how fast time flies!

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


August 14th

Tenth Sunday of Pentecost

Luke 12:49-53

Click Here for Lectionary Summary
Please see page 32 at the link on the LCMS website to read the Gospel summary for this Sunday.


Aug 21st
Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost
Luke 13:22-30

Aug 28th
Twelfth Sunday of Pentecost
Luke 14:1-14

Sept 4th
Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost
Luke 14:25-35

Sept 11th
Fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost
Luke 15:1-10



Sept 18th

Fifteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Luke 16:1-15

Sept 25th

Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Luke 16:19-31



Oct 2nd

Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost

Luke 17:1-10


Oct 9th

Eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Luke 17:11-19

Oct 16th

Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Luke 18:1-8




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

First Monday

of the month

5 p.m.

Please get in touch with Kathy Peterson

for more information.

Praise Team


6 p.m.

Praise Team is on summer break.  See you in the fall!

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 is on summer break.  See you in the fall!

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

2:30 p.m.

LWML is on summer break.  See you in the fall!

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.

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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