Holy Week

Saturday, April 20 - Easter Vigil - 5 p.m.

The service will begin in the Gathering Place at 5 p.m. with the lighting of the Paschal candle, followed by a procession into the Nave.  Historically the Vigil began at sunset the evening before and lasted all night into Easter Day.  It was the culmination of instruction for the early Christians and included their baptism into the community of Christ as well as their first communion as the sun rose on Easter Day.

Our one hour Easter Vigil moves from darkness to light as well and is based upon the rituals of the early Church. St. Augustine called this service the “mother of all vigils” as it takes those gathered from death to life, reviews key events of Israel’s past, reaffirms our baptism and connects us to the life and death of Christ.  Please join us for this unique service of worship.   Be the first to sing “Alleluia” this Easter at St. Matthew!

Sunday, April 21 - Easter Sunday Sunrise Service - 7 a.m.

Easter Breakfast – following the 7 a.m. service

(by reservation)

Family Worship Service - 9 a.m.

Festival Celebration of the Resurrection –  10:45 a.m.

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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:

June 10-14 “Dinosaur Stomp!”
June 24-28 “We’re Going to the Zoo”
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. Note that if you pay in full by May 17, you can take a 10% discount, lowering the camp cost to $63/week!

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_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.

One task of the Call Committee is to complete a Ministry Site Profile which is a very detailed document about our congregation to provide information to prospective Lead Pastor applicants. Please help us by sharing your feedback on the linked electronic survey form by May 12, 2019..... Electronic Survey Form Link

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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