September 29 is Rally Day

LIFE IN JESUS’ DAY is the theme for this fall’s RALLY DAY! On Sunday, September 29, everyone is invited to begin our new school year during the Sunday School time of 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Children through the sixth grade and their families are invited to step into the world of Jesus in 30 A.D. in our education building across the street from the church. Pick up your passport through Jerusalem and discover how Jesus, his disciples and their neighbors lived way back then. Make some crafts, play some games and maybe meet a disciple or two!

Adults and youth in the 7th grade and up will join Pastor Rob in the Upper Room for a Bible overview. Have a fun time learning some new ways of reading the Bible. Also, participants from all of our adult classes will be there so if you are not already in an adult class, you will be able to hear about them and find which one(s) you would like to attend.

Sermons are for Children, Too

CHILDREN’S SERMONS are a way for children to feel involved in worship. While they are participating with their own prayers and praises and listening to God’s word throughout the service, children’s sermons provide a time when God’s word is spoken especially for them. They are offered on the first and third Sunday of each month at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. service. All children through the sixth grade, are invited to come forward immediately after the reading of the gospel and Pastor Rob, Pastor Kate and Deacon Jan offer the children’s sermon. Parents are welcome to accompany children, especially infants and toddlers, to share in this time.

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.

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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