Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday August 26 – 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Every unit of donated blood can help save up to three lives. Behind every saved life is a person with a story. He or she could be an accident or trauma victim, cancer patient, a mother giving birth, a premature baby, a transplant recipient or surgical candidate. Within our own families and congregation there are countless stories of people grateful that others took the time to donate blood.

Our goal for our August 26 blood drive is to schedule 38 donors. Think of all the lives you can touch by signing up to donate. A typical donation takes less than one hour. If you can’t give, you can still make an impact by volunteering to support the drive and encouraging family & friends to give.

Why donors are needed, especially first-time donors Only 3% of age eligible people donate blood on a regular basis. That is why it is so important for all of us to consider donating. Please join us in this life saving effort. For more information on blood donation, eligibility questions and to schedule an appointment, go to or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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

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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