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1/17/21 Bulletin

The latest information of what is going on at St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School.

The Lord Calls Samuel

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place. The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called Samuel, and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. And the Lord called again, “Samuel!” and Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.” Then the Lord said to Samuel, “Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which the two ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. And I declare to him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God,[a] and he did not restrain them. Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever.” Samuel lay until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. And Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.” And Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the Lord. Let him do what seems good to him.” And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established as a prophet of the Lord.

1 Samuel 3:1-20 (Old Testament Reading)

Gospel Reading John 1:43-51 Epistle Reading 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

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Memorials given in loving memory of Leroy McDaniel by John & Anne Rock Larry Sylvester by Mike & Andie Unger Joy Taber by Rod & Beth Jenkins, Tom & Debbie Kimmel, Graham & Lorna Pudas, Carole Day, Barb Drange, Tammie Tanner, Gloria Even, Ray & Debbie Day Don Priehs by Bill & Judy MacDonald, Tom & Debbie Kimmel, Wesley Shasko, Rod & Beth Jenkins, Beth Sylvester, Tammie Tanner, John & Barb Hinck, Roxanna Mueller, Lee Abdo, Jim & Arlene Leese, Joyce & Gary Swain, Barb Drange, Carole Day, Ray & Debbie Day, Ann Baron, Joyce & John Mechalko, Graham & Lorna Pudas, Jim & Denise Knoll, Dolores Knoll, Mark & Lori Salamango, Judy Washburn & Julie Washburn Harb, Marty & Betty Jaeger, Sheila Bagbey, Vicar & Cathy Rosche John Shoults by Tom & Debbie Kimmel, Rod & Beth Jenkins, John & Barb Hinck, Marie Stumphauzer, Greg & Leah Holland, Mike & Andie Unger, Graham & Lorna Pudas, Carole Day, Barb Drange, Tammie Tanner, Gloria Even, Ray & Debbie Day, Bob & Nancy Mackay, Gatesy family, Greg & Jodi Ross, Howard & Judy Hackerd, Lynn Moore, Weldon & Claire Schwiebert, Mary Brown, Dave & Linda Van Lente, Joyce & John Mechalko, Lynne Schroeder, John & Judy Schwaegerle, Graham & Lorna Pudas, Martha Bowles, Glenda Slaga, Ann Baron.

Special Thank you to everyone who reached out to me and my family and offered condolences on the passing of my dad Don Priehs. Also thank you to those who attended and/or helped in any way to honor him at his service. Knowing we have your prayers certainly helped us get through some difficult days. For those who knew my dad, you know he lived his life to be exactly where he is now, in the arms of Jesus, with many, many friends & relatives (and most likely he's cleaning something!)

Thanks again~ Denise Bourdeau & family

Ash Wednesday Service 2/17 at 6:30 pm. Traditional worship with Communion.

2021 Offering Envelopes are in your mailboxes, located in the coatroom near the choir loft stairs.

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Happy Birthday! 

1/17 Chelsea Kovacs 1/19 Colton Kondratowicz, Lynn Moore 1/20 Dick Lehman, Paul Spencer

1/22 Mackenzie Mechalko

Happy Anniversary!

Dennis & Linda Rachwal 49 yrs 1/17


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Prayers Phil Stapleton receiving feeding tube next week, Jim Kaiser brother of Ann Pfeiffer hospitalized in Ethiopia w/sepsis, Lori Pearse friend of Lynn Moore brain tumor complications, Laurel Gottlieb cancer treatment, Bill MacDonald, Diane Shoults, Lorna Pudas, Erinne Williams, Judy & Jerry Powell, Norma Mueller 

In the military

Carter Kovacs, Zach Reschke, Robert Fine, Courtney & Kyle Goodroe, Andrew Rauss, Eric Smith, Jessika Williams, Alex & Kenny Goodroe, Bill Hantzmon, Randy Bartz, Craig/Chris /Kristen McDermott 


Jan Babler, Dolores Callus, Ruth Kelley, Bill Dodt, Herb Chambo, Betty Bersche, Geraldine McDaniel, Pastor/Ginny Headapohl, Lorna Pudas, Joy Holloway


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Sunday Services

9 am Traditional (Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays)

11:15 am Contemporary (Communion on 2nd & 4th Sundays)

Ash Wednesday service w/Communion 2/17 6:30 pm


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