Guatemalan Mission Team Returns Home Safely

St. Matthew's Mission Team, partnering with Tree 4 Hope, a non-profit organization committed to providing a bright future of long-term hope for children, elders, and their families in Guatemala, has safely returned after a wonderfully successful week of service. To learn more and see photos of the Team's activities be sure to visit the Facebook page for Team Bondad. You will find wonderful photographs posted by Team members which chronicle their mission, reflect their faithful service and share their personal experiences.

And don't forget, members of the Team will share reflections from the experience during the sermon time of our worship services the weekend of September 16 and 17.  You won't want to miss it!

Thanks be to God for their commitment.

Landscaping Project Fully Funded

Thanks to the generous donations of members and a matching grant of $8,000 from another donor member, we are pleased to announce that the St. Matthew Landscaping Project is completely funded. Additional donations are encouraged to build a “Perpetual Care Fund” for the property. St. Matthew will soon be undergoing a number of beautiful landscape changes this fall. Take a look at the scope of work to be done by Shiloh Landscape & Design, see some of the beautiful plantings and review drawings of the Landscape Plan.

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Calling all 5th-12th Graders

The St. Matthew Puppet Ministry needs you! Our first rehearsal is Saturday, August 12 at 10:00 am. Mini Ministers is a special ministry that spreads the word of God. For more information, please contact Deb Smith, 717-451-9539.

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

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 14,581 pipes and 245 stops.  Enjoy this brief video. Then come hear the magnificent sounds in person. St. Matthew is truly blessed.

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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