DUTCH DAYS AT ST. MATTHEW has several exciting events for our congregation, community and visitors to Hanover. Our Annual Yard Sale will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. A bake sale table will also be offered. Proceeds from the Yard Sale and Bake Sale will go to our Rise Against Hunger meal-packing event in 2020 and Global Outreach.

A narrated tour of our stained-glass windows will be offered from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Deacon Jan Davis will relate some of the history of our windows and the stories they feature. The tour will be continuous, so participants may drop in at any time.

Sermons in Stone Sunday School Class

St. Matthew is now offering a Sunday School class, which began on July 7, titled Sermons in Stone, What Church Buildings Tell Us About Christianity. It will be held Sundays, 9:15-10:15 a.m., July 7 through August 25 in the Upper Room on the 2nd floor. Items to be covered include:

  1. Some of the newest churches in the world. The art of Romanian monasteries and churches.
  2. Monserrat and the church of the Black Madonna. The mosque-cathedral of Cordoba.
  3. Hagia Sophia and Orthodoxy St. Petersburg
  4. Rock-hewn churches of Helsinki and Ethiopia and Marseilles’ Saint Victor
  5. La Sagrada Familia
  6. The English Reformation and Tewksbury Abbey
  7. Wells Cathedral
  8. York Minster

Summer Discovery 2019 Camps

Announcing SUMMER DISCOVERY 2019 here at Discovery Place! This year we are offering four camps, led by a variety of our preschool staff. Our summer camps are for ALL children aged 4, 5 or 6, and run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Forms and camp listings are on the information table outside the preschool office as well as the main church office. Please check out the camp listings for full details. Click here to download a Registration Form.

This year’s camps:

July 8-12     “Move It!”  July 22-26 “Water, Water, Everywhere!”

Registration for SUMMER DISCOVERY 2019 begins immediately. There is no registration fee, and each week of camp is $70.

We hope you will find a week (or more) that sound exciting, and will plan to spend some summertime at Discovery Place!

To the Glory of God —
The St. Matthew Austin Organ

Organ Shut Down Due to Roof Work

THE ROOF WORK on our church building will begin by June 24, 2019. It is projected to take approximately 3 months for the roof to be replaced. Because of this work, all organ pipes will be covered to protect them from dust and debris. The organ will be shut down the entire time.

organ_squareThe St. Matthew world renowned Austin organ was built and dedicated that its music might resound to the Glory of God and to the uplifting of God’s people in worship. It was also the desire of the donor, and the earnest hope of the designer-organist, that its beautiful and glorious tones might give inspiration and pleasure to many beyond the membership of our congregation. The organ has 14,470 pipes and 238 ranks.

To hear this magnificent organ in all its glory, you won't want to miss the upcoming Monte Maxwell Concert scheduled for April 7. Read More.

Take a tour of the beautiful Nave of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Enjoy the exquisite stained glass windows and magnificent altar from anywhere at any time.
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