ALiVE at Camp Nawakwa Postponed

August 28, 2021

The annual ALiVE middle-school youth event is being postponed and rescheduled for April 2022, after Easter, at Camp Nawakwa. The final dates are being discussed with Nawakwa now and will be confirmed and announced soon. All congregations who have already registered, or whose registrations are ‘in the mail,’ will be fully refunded! Many caring parents…

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Get Your Picnic Baskets Ready

August 28, 2021

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The CHURCH PICNIC will be held on Sunday, September 26, at Penn Grove Retreat, the same location as the past few years. We hope to have indoor and outdoor seating available. Watch for more details.

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The Flea Market is Back!

August 16, 2021

Our annual Flea Market has returned (after a year’s hiatus), in conjunction with the annual Dutch Festival, now renamed Snack Town Street Fair. The new date for this event is September 18, and the Evangelism and Social Ministry Committees will be gathering items for the sale. You may begin bringing items to Fellowship Hall beginning…

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Call Committee Recommends Candidate

August 4, 2021

The Congregation Council is calling a Special Congregation Meeting immediately following our 10:45 service on August 15, 2021. The Call Committee has finished its work and has recommended Taylor Berdahl as a candidate to Congregation Council for the position of Associate Pastor at St. Matthew. The Council has interviewed and is recommending her to the…

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Calling all 6th thru 12th grade students!

August 4, 2021

God has blessed St. Matthew in many ways! One of those ways is with amazing young people committed to serving the Lord, and Mini Ministers needs YOU! There is no other ministry quite like puppet ministry! Puppets are effective in reaching, teaching, and entertaining audiences of all ages and are a GREAT way to teach…

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Donors Needed for Upcoming Drive

August 4, 2021

Whole blood and “Power Red” donors are needed at our next Blood Drive on Monday, August 23 from 12 – 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall. Blood donations typically drop off during the summer months, but the need for blood does not. So, your donation is even more important right now. The Whole Blood donation process…

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Registration Begins for Children’s Choirs

August 4, 2021

It is now time to register for our 2021-22 children’s choirs. The children will discover how to match pitch and sing beautifully; learn traditional and contemporary songs as well as Disney, folksongs and some Broadway/movie songs; use music and motion to expand their creative development; learn to read music as they ring handbells and choir…

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Camp Hebron Fall Retreat Planned

July 21, 2021

Our leader for the Camp Hebron Retreat this year is Pastor Angela Zimmann, Interim President of United Lutheran Seminary. The Retreat will be held October 29-31 (Fri. – Sun.) centered around the theme “Our Lutheran Sisters in Jerusalem: The Life of a Woman in the Land of Jesus.” At Camp Hebron there will be faith…

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Celebration of Life of The Rev. Dr. Arthur L. Ruths

July 10, 2021

This Service was held in the St. Matthew Nave on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The Rev. Eric Wogen presented the sermon/eulogy and special music included the St. Matthew Ringers, Nancy Leister, Jonathan Ruths and Stephen Dickensheets.  Dr. Ruths began a twenty-year ministry as Senior Pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, on April 1, 1967.…

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Guatemalan Mission Trip

July 7, 2021

On August 7, 2021, Brad and Andrea Hersh will be traveling to Guatemala to help at Hogar Miguel Mahone Orphanage and Hope Academy.  The orphanage has some very urgent requests. Covid has been particularly challenging for the children there and they have had very few visitors/donations and are lacking many basic supplies.  Below is a…

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