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St. Matthew's Chimes

June 2, 2017


This Sunday, June 4th, our church will gather along with Christians all over the world to celebrate the Day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the disciples of our Lord.  In preparation for the service this Sunday, please be thinking about the work of the Holy Spirit in you:

        When did you first sense the Holy Spirit stirring in your heart?

        Through whom has the Holy Spirit worked to touch your life?

        How has the working of the Holy Spirit changed you?

Your story of God working in your life needn't be a spectacular one...the makings of a smash hit Broadway play or Hollywood movie.  The most important thing is that it's YOUR story--and it's GOD'S story in your life--for the outpouring of the Spirit only BEGAN on the Day of Pentecost.  It hasn't ended yet, praise God!



We're planning something different this year.  In addition to our regular 10 o'clock Sunday services there will also be an opportunity during the months of June, July, and August to worship on Wednesdays at 7 PM.  The Wednesday gathering will not be a repeated form of the Sunday service, as the summer weeknight services were in previous years.  They will be altogether different, so you are invited to come to both Sunday morning and Wednesday midweek services.  Sunday service will be the traditional Service with Holy Communion.  Wednesday evening's gathering will be Evening Prayer, and will be a spoken service of word and prayer, based on an entirely different series of readings.  Wednesday services will begin June 7th.




High School:

 Lisa Fairchild, North Side High School

 Meghan Helgeson, Canterbury School

 Alexis Sherrod, Concordia Lutheran High School



 Mercy Joshua, Trine University

 Anthony Kiefer, Purdue University


The Matthew's House Preschool carnival will be on Friday, June 9, from 6 to 8 PM, and baked goods would be very appreciated for the cake walk.  They can be brought at any time during the day of the carnival.  Preschool director Lori Long will be available after the service this Sunday to answer any questions.


NOTE OF THANKS: Congregation and friends, thank you for the basket at Easter, for Pastor's visits, and visits, prayers, cards, and calls from all of you.  I  miss seeing everyone at church.  --Sandra Borton


FREE DENTAL CARE FOR VETERANS - On June 24th @AspenDental practices in Indiana will be providing free dental care to veterans. Call 1-844-AspenHMM to schedule an appointment!


MOWERS NEEDED FOR BACK LAWN - There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for those who would volunteer to mow the grass in back of the church.  Steve Drew has kindly volunteered to mow the front lawns.  For more information speak with a member of the church council.


THRIVENT MEMBERS are needed to apply for upcoming ministry projects.  Please speak with Sue Bernard.


  Church Council, Monday, June 12, 7 PM

  Lutheran Church Women, Tuesday, June 13, Meet at the church at 12 noon, and we will caravan to Moose Lake.  All ladies are welcome to come.

  Fellowship/Fellowshop, Thursday, August 3 - Join us on an ALL DAY garage sale/ yard sale/ flea market shopping mission along Highway 127 fromVan Wert to Celina (part of the World's Longest Yard Sale).  Meet our chartered motorcoach at 6:30 am, and return around 7 pm.  Cost will be $20-30.  Sign up on the bulletin board.  Contact Debbie Sorg with any questions: 478-7722 or email: misshulahoops@hotmail.com.

  35th year Celebration  -- Sunday, Sept. 24th--Come and celebrate 35 years of ministry together since Pastor Dale joined the St. Matthew family.  A dinner will be served after worship.

  Combined Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation -- Sunday, October 22, at St. Matthew's