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Studying God's Word helps form our faith.  

 

Vacation Bible School

 

Confirmation Class

An extension of the GIFT program that helps strengthen faith in teenagers and gives them an opportunity to learn and serve in new ways.

 

Women's Bible Study Groups

Meet monthly during the school yea

 

New member and baptimsal classes, as well as other special educational events are offered throughout the year.  

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Ministry Opportunities

WORSHIP

SOCIAL MINISTRY

COMMUNITY MINISTRY

BAPTISM

We believe that our love of God inspires our love of our neighbors.  Here are a few of the ways that we care for our community: visiting the sick and homebound, gathering for prayer at the men's prayer breakfast, making prayer shawls, delivering meals, providing funeral dinners, hosting coffee hour after worship, coming togethher for fellowship events.

At St. Matthew's we welcome people of all ages to enter into God's family through the sacrament of Holy Baptism.

 

No matter what age you are when you are baptized, the Church promises to support you as you grow in the life of faith.  The Rite of Holy Baptism takes place within the regular worship service so that the gathered people of God can welcome you into God’s family

 

Before baptism, plan to meet with the pastor to discuss your intentions and the church’s beliefs and practices and to arrange the logistical details of the day.  

We are called to serve God and our neighbor.

 

Whether we're sewing quilts or raking yards or collecting food, the St. Matthew's community is always finding ways to help others.

 

Some examples include:

Making quilts for Lutheran World Relief

 

Supporting local ministries through our Lenten Cross through collections of personal care items

 

Collecting for the Bridgeport and Saginaw Metro Ministries food pantries and the I Support the 1% Food Pantry for veterans

 

Raising money for Lutheran Disaster Response

 

Supporting Samaritas and ACTION Thrift Store

 

Supporting students at ELCA colleges and universities, such as Wittenberg University, Capital University, and Trinity  Lutheran Seminary

 

Taking meals to those who are sick or recovering from surgery

 

Supporting ELCA World Hunger through our annual Good Gifts Fair in December

We are a liturgical church, which means we believe worship is the work of the people - something we all do together.  We sing hymns and speak responses together throughout every worship service, but we also encourage members of our community to help lead worship by sharing their gifts.  

 

Some read scripture, some lead prayers, some sing in the choir or play musical instruments.  Others light candles, help serve communion or usher people to their seats.  There are many ways to serve!