For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship. What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel. For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:16-27 (Epistle)
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Memorials given in loving memory of Don Priehs by Sharon Daley, Carl & Linda Thomas John Shoults by Carl & Linda Thomas Leroy McDaniel by Eleanor Basnik, Bill Baumgartner Margene Schmidt (former member) by Ruth Kelley & family.
Special thank you I want to thank my St. Matthew family for all their prayers & cards of support during my cancer diagnosis. I had a CT scan and it shows the seeds are starting to destroy the cancer. I am blessed. ~Diane Shoults
Year-End Statements are in your mailboxes (located in the coat room near the choir loft stairs). If you have questions re: your statement please email Jill Vincent or call the office 734.425.0260. Upon request, statements can be emailed to members with a call to the office first.
Attention Thrivent Members Please make sure you assign your Thrivent Choice dollars for 2020 as soon as possible. If you do not have a computer or are unsure how the process works, please call Thrivent 800.847.4836. When prompted say 'Choice Dollars.'
Sunday School We have a new teacher for younger aged kids, Miss Heather. She is a new day school parent this year, her son is in Kindergarten at St. Matthew. All kids are invited to Sunday School every Sunday following early service (about 10:20a-11a) and parents are invited to attend Bible Class (Fellowship Hall) during the same timeframe, led by Vicar Bryce.
Ash Wednesday Service 2/17 at 6:30pm. Traditional worship with Communion.
Lenten Services 6:30pm We will have a rotation of Pastor's leading Worship services:
2/24 Pastor Koy, Living Word
3/3 Pastor Mews, Guardian
3/10 Pastor Ramthun, Guardian
3/17 Pastor Gruenhagen, St. Michael
3/24 Vicar Bryce
Lenten Calendar Our theme this Lenten season is 'Return to the Lord.' Click here to view Readings assigned to each day, beginning Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday.
2/7 Rebekah Burk, Howard Hackerd, Janine Shetney 2/8 Kendra Kuhn
2/10 Harry Jackson, Taber Reschke, Christine Stockman 2/12 Robyn Carlson, Barb Hinck
9am 63 11:15am 26 Online 16
Prayers Carl Thomas, Phil Stapleton, Lori Pearse friend of Lynn Moore passed away 1/28, please keep her family in your prayers, Sandy Frania friend of Leigh Holland broken arm/shoulder surgery, Laurel Gottlieb, 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
- Enter only through the church/school office door near the church. NO entry at West doors.
- Every visitor must check-in with the church/school office and complete a health assessment form (or complete form online here) including Tuesday Bible class.
- Every visitor must wear a face covering during each visit.
- School parents/visitors will be granted access only into the church/school office-NO classroom visits at any time.
- Church members: If you have church duties during school hours you must also follow these check-in procedures then enter into the church area (e.g., Altar Guild, etc).
9am Traditional (Communion on 1st & 3rd Sundays)
11:15am Contemporary (Communion on 2nd & 4th Sundays)
Ash Wednesday service w/Communion 2/17 6:30pm