St. Matthew offers a weekly adult Education Hour on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 in the fellowship hall with opportunities for Bible learning and lively discussion. Topics usually span several Sundays and are engaging, informative, and designed to help adults to learn and apply God's Word.

St. Matthew encourages Home Bible Study groups and will assist with materials and guidance. Home Bible Study can be a time of Christian growth and fellowship.

 

Men’s Fellowship

Men's Fellowship is held on one evening each month from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at various locations around Sonora. The men have a fellowship, a great dinner and a short Bible study. This is for all ages of men who are members and non-members.

Be sure to attend and invite your friends! The next fellowship location and date is available from the Church Office.

 

Lutheran Women's Missionary League, LWML

The Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is the official women's auxiliary of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. For over 70 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman's relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live their Christian lives in active mission ministries, and supporting global missions. Over $100 million has been donated for mission work through the LWML since it was founded.

The LWML website (www.lwml.org) is full of wonderful resources and information. On this website, there is information about how to receive the Lutheran Woman's Quarterly, the official publication of the LWML (http://www.lwml.org/lutheran-womans-quarterly). It is filled with inspirational stories, information about upcoming events, Bible studies, news from the teen group Friends into Serving Him, Young Women, and many other things that will be useful to you in your walk with God.

St. Matthew is blessed to have a very active LWML group for women of all ages. At monthly meetings, held during the day, women enjoy fellowship, lunch, and Bible Study and prayer. Please call or contact the church office for information about the next time and place of the LWML meeting. All women are invited!

 

Reaching out to Shut-Ins

St. Matthew is a caring church that values the participation of all, no matter what their age, capabilities or disabilities. Many of our members are advanced in age, and some have debilitating health challenges that prevent them from attending church on a regular basis or at all. Whatever their situation, they remain a faithful part of the family of God and of the church. Many still volunteer, from their home, to help with Legs on Faith in making phone calls or providing friendship and support to others in their Assisted Living facility. Some, with the help of relatives or friends, manage to make it to church periodically and they are welcomed and celebrated for their valued place in the St Matthew church family.

Resources for Shut-ins and those challenged to attend services:

  • Communion in the Home or Living Facility: For those who wish to receive Holy Communion at home, please call the church office and request that the Pastor come visit to provide them with this service. Holy Communion is also offered on a regular basis and posted at the local Skyline Assisted Living Facility in Sonora for the church members and friends who reside there. More information can be obtained about this event on the Skyline Activity Calendar.
  • Worship for Shut-Ins: http://www.worshipforshutins.org Worship for Shut-ins is a 30-minute Lutheran television worship service. It includes the readings for the day, prayers and a Lutheran Pastor delivering a message that is one-on-one to the viewer. It includes choir selections and is closed captions for the hearing impaired.
  • LWML Christmas Cookie Delivery and Visit: Each year the women of St. Matthew decorate, make cookies and deliver them to shut-ins. Please call the church office to receive one of these lovingly prepared packages of cookies and to receive a visit.

 

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