This Week:

Wednesday, May 23: Adult Bible Study at St. Matthew 6:00P.

Sunday, May 27: Worship at Our Savior’s 8:30A; St. Matthew 9:00A; Trinity 10:00A; & Sundown 10:30A.

Monday, May 28: MEMORIAL DAY.  Church office will be closed.

Tuesday, May 29: Text study at Shalom.

Wednesday, May 30: Adult Bible Study at St. Matthew 6:00P.  Worship at St. Matthew 7:15P.

Saturday, June 2: Crystal Strand & Jason Weber wedding at St. Matthew 4:00P.

Sunday, June 3: Worship at Our Savior’s Community Service in the Park 10:00A with pot luck to follow.

                                 (Check Calendar for Worship Times, Bible Study & Communion)

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Summer Worship! Starting Wednesday, May 30th, join us for Wednesday evening worship at 7:15P at St. Matthew.  This is an excellent opportunity for you and your family to attend worship this summer, especially when you will be away for the weekend.  Our theme for the summer will be Vocation: how our faith impacts our life, work and life decisions.  Each Wednesday we will feature a different member of our parish as they share their faith experience.  Please join us as we hear each other’s stories and deepen our faith together!  If there is a Wednesday that you would like to speak, please let Pr. Nita or Vicar Amy know, and we will put you on the schedule.  See you in worship!

 

Women of St. Matthew: Please check your mailboxes.  There is a letter regarding the WELCA member assessment.  This assessment/donation takes the place of other fundraisers to help support the WELCA activities.  Please find it in your heart to share your treasures and return either by Mail or to Donna Zollner’s mailbox.  We would so appreciate your picking them up and saving us the expense of mailing them to you.  One hundred percent of your donation is used for our projects.  Thank you!  Shirley Bock, Assessment Coordinator

 

All are invited and Welcome to Worship in the Park: Community Worship Service in Milroy City Park on Sunday, June 3.  10:00A worship led by Sundown Praise Team.  Community Meal after worship with hot dogs, root beer and potluck food.  Bring a chair and a potluck dish to share.  Plates, napkins & cutlery will be provided.  Hosted by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

 

The Youth Group trip to the Mankato WOW Zone will be Wednesday, June 6. Leaving from St. Matthew at 9:30 a.m. and back home around 4:00 p.m. Games & Lunch provided by youth group fundraising efforts! If anyone is interested in chaperoning/driving, please let me know. To sign up, please talk to or email Deecy Jesse at Deecy.jesse@swsc.org.

 

                                                                          Get ready to join us for VBS!

VBS, where kids discover that Jesus’ love is one-of-a-kind and filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences!  Our VBS programs help kids see, hear, touch, and even taste their faith stories.  There are awesome team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats, as well as hands on learning about bible stories just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life.  Be sure to send kids in play clothes and safe shoes! Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life—something we call God Sightings. Get ready to hear that phrase a lot! Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join us on Thursday evening at 6 pm, because that’s when we’ll be having celebration of Jesus’ love you won’t want to miss! Registration Forms available at your church!

So mark these dates on your calendar:

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church June 4-7, 9am to 12:00! -  Led by Cindy Van Dorsten and Pastors

St. Matthew Lutheran Church July 23-26, 9:00a to  2:00P! - Led by Green Lake Bible Camp

Trinity Lutheran Church July 30th – Aug. 2 from 1-6pm! - Led by Shetek Bible Camp

 

Ministerial Excellence Fund - Pr. Nita applied for and received a Grant for Educational Loan Reduction from the Ministerial Excellence Fund of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod.  Thanks to generous donors and the Lilly Grant received by the Synod, approximately $100,000 was disbursed this past January among 46 pastors in the synod to help relieve the burden of education debt.  I received just under $3,000.00 which was directly applied to my student loan provider to lower the principal of my loan.  As a grant recipient, I have been asked to invite you as a congregation to make a gift to the Ministerial Excellence Fund.  The purpose of this fund is to equip and support pastors in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod to lead flourishing and thriving congregations.  Any sized gift is appreciated.