St. Matthew's Lutheran Church 

Serving as a beacon of God's love and Word.  

Sunday Worship: 9:30 am

6065 King Rd, Bridgeport, MI 48722


Our Ministries

A ministry for everyone!

Adult Faith Formation

Do you have questions?  Are you seeking to grow in faith?  Here are some opportunities for discipleship.     

Bible Study - Sundays After Worship

Our Sunday Bible Study is currently focusing on the lectionary readings for the week.  Following worship, we join together to ask questions about the readings we encounter every Sunday morning.  All are welcome.    

Diving Deeper - Mondays @12:30pm 

Does the word "evangelism" make you nervous?  Do you wish you could talk about your faith more openly?  Right now, we are diving deeper into the topic of sharing God's good news with others.  We are using the Rev. Dave Daubert's new book The Invitational Christian to aid us in our conversation.  Hope to you see there.  

Women of the ELCA - WELCA

From Labor Day to Memorial Day, our women's group meets in the Ed building on the third Thursday of every month at 1pm.  We connect in God's Word using Bible studies from the Gather magazine.  We connect in fellowship over sweet treats.  You are invited to join us in this time together.  

If you have ideas for other ways we can connect as women in the church, please contact Pastor Rheanna or Diane Tallman.  

Men's Prayer Breakfast

We invite the men of St. Matthew's and the community to come together on the third Saturday of every month for prayer and conversation around being Christian men in the world today.  You can find us at the truck stop in Bridgeport at 8:30am.  If you have more questions, please contact Bob Tallman.   

Technology and Communications

Are you interested in how technology can play a part in our worship and ministry life at St. Matthew's?  We are excited to announce a new ministry here that focuses on meeting God in 21st century ways. 

If you would like to join in helping us, please contact Tim Goodrich at


Do you love to sing?  Would you like to lead the congregation in praise?  We would love to have you join our St. Matthew's Choir.  

Summer Spontaneous Choir

During the summer, our regular choir takes a break, but we're not done singing yet.  On certain Sundays, we will form a spontaneous choir.  If you would like to join us in leading a special hymn for the day, we meet on those days at 9am in Ed building behind the church to practice.


If you have been interested in singing, but something's been holding you back, this pop up song, might just be perfect for you.


Dates for the Summer Singers are: 

June 17

July 1

July 22


Praising God

From Labor Day to Memorial Day, our choir meets each Thursday night at 7pm to practice pieces for Sunday worship and special occasions.  Your voice is always welcome!   



Church and Society

Discipleship - learning to be more like Jesus -  is only part of the journey.  We are called in to be sent out for the sake of the world.  Our Church and Society commission helps to connect us with those most in need in our Community.     

Mission of the Month

Every month we take offerings for mission work outside of our congregation. 

Our "Local Needs" focus for the month of July is gathering backpacks and school supplies for children in need.  

When you are out and about please, remember the children who may not have the tools they need to learn. The schools can no longer supply the basics like paper, pencils and notebooks etc. 

For Each Elementary Backpack:                                                

1 Pack Filler Notebook Paper

2 Spiral Notebooks

2 Folders

1Box of Colored Pencils 

1 Box of Crayons (24pk) 

1 Ruler 

2 Glue Sticks  

1 Pair of Scissors  

5 Pens 

6 Pencils 

1 Large Pink Eraser  

5 Pencil Erasers                

1 Basic Calculator                                                                             1 Box of Markers (8 or 10)

For Each PK -K Back Pack

1 Pack Wide Lined Paper  

1 Box Chubby Crayons (8pk)

2 Glue Sticks  

1 Pair of Safety Scissors

6 Pencils 

1 Large Pink Eraser  

5 Pencil Erasers                

1 Basic Calculator                                                                             1 Box of Markers (8 or 10)


A note with our prayer for a successful school year will be added to each backpack.


If you prefer, donate to Local Needs, and we will shop for you.

We will need all supplies by Wednesday, August 8. 

We will bless the backpacks on Sunday, August 12th.

Thank you in advance for your prayers and support of children in our community. 

Food Focus

This month's collection focus for the Saginaw Metro Ministries Food Pantry at St. John’s Lutheran Church is "Canned Vegetables". 

Please remember that the food pantries can’t use expired items so watch the sell by dates.   

You can drop your offerings off in the sanctuary entrance and folks from the commission will take it to the pantry.

Taking Steps Against Hunger 

On the 4th Sunday every September, St. Matthew's hosts a run/walk to raise funds for three area food pantries.  100% of the funds raised goes out into the community to help those who are hungry.  

If you are interested in helping out, registering, or becoming a sponsor for our 2018 race, please click the link below.  

Children's Ministry

A message from our director

We are excited for you to join us today.

Other Ministries

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