Due to these uncertain times please anticipate a varied approach to the Christian Education Opportunities that are being made available at St. Matthew. Many of the Bible Studies will be held VIRTUALLY via BlueJeans or Zoom technology. If you are interested in any of these studies you may contact the Bible Study Instructor or the Church Office for the correct link to get onto the study.
SATURDAY MEN'S BIBLE STUDY – “GENESIS: In the Beginning” is the men’s Bible study at St. Matthew. It is held on Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.
There's still room for you! We've had about 5 guys in Luther Hall and there's room for five more!
Please note, there will be no coffee or treats offered at this time.
You can also participate via our Virtual Bible Study Classroom!
If you will be participating in person, please enter through Door 12 - the Church Office entrance. This will be the only door that will be unlocked (even fobs won't work on any other door). If you haven't already done so, please contact Pastor Blonski via email here or by phone - 909/373-7936 - to RSVP.
You are asked to please practice six-feet social distancing and wear a face covering when entering or exiting the campus and when you are not otherwise talking or singing. We are doing this out of respect for the health and well being of our brothers in Christ.
To participate online please contact Pastor Blonski or the church office.
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY -Classes will start in October. Additional information will be provided in the upcoming weeks.
SUNDAY SCHOOL - Virtual classes will start on September 19th. Sunday School registration link:
Link is also available on the St. Matthew website on the Sunday School page.
ADULT DISCIPLESHIP CLASS
You are invited to attend the Virtual Adult Discipleship Classes. Class started on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 7:00pm on the St. Matthew BlueJeans account. Please RSVP with the church office @ 847/438-7709 or email@example.com
Middle & High School Bible Study
VIRTUAL classes are being offered on September 20 and 27 and October 18 and 25 at 10:00am. For more information, please contact Kristin Gierke @ 847/438-7709 or Gierke@stmattsonline.com
SADDLEBROOK BIBLE STUDY - Postponed
YOUTH CONFIRMATION MINISTRY
Where in the past Confirmation Instruction began the end of August, this year, Confirmation Instruction began Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
The decision has been reached to offer Catechism Instruction using a Virtual Approach, that is, that all teaching and guidance in learning will take place online. In the beginning of November, an evaluation will be made and a decision reached regarding the Spring Semester. Please contact Pastor Kinne or Pastor Blonski if you have any questions.
PRE CONFIRMATION FOR 5th GRADERS
All 5th graders of the congregation are invited to attend VIRTUAL Online pre-confirmation classes on Sunday mornings at 11:00am. Our first VIRTUAL Meet and Greet Session was on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 11:00am.
For more information contact Cheri in the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847/438/7709.
MONDAY– Lutheran Church Charities Bible Study (LCC)
WORD Class started on September 14th
WORD – WHO IS JESUS ACCORDING TO JESUS - A Study of The Gospels
Instructor: Tim Hetzner President/CEO of Lutheran Church Charities
Go to LutheranChurchCharities.org to register or call 866-455-6466
All classes will be done by ZOOM at 9:30AM AND 7PM on Mondays
Classes will also be achieved on the Internet for those who may miss a week.
This study will use the Bible as the text. We will explore the Mind, Method, Manner and Ministry of Jesus. The course will bring in external sources of the geography of the land of Israel, the history and the customs of the people, and setting of 1st Century Israel. Each class will be 1 ½ hrs in length.
TUESDAY EVENING LADIES BIBLE STUDY - Dig them out and dust them off ladies! Find your copy of Trusting God: A Life Without Worry
We will be having a Tuesday VIRTUAL class. Our first class will be on Tuesday, September 15th @ 7:00pm via BlueJeans.
If you have not attended previously or cannot find your book, please reach out to Nancy Blonski for a copy.
Here is a summary of what we will study this fall.
“And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalm 9:10
Is it possible to live a life without worry?
When we are not looking worry and stress sneak into our lives. But God shows us how to say goodbye to worry and stress and learn how to depend on Him instead. When worry and stress disappear we can discover many new things about God, our lives, and others that we never
imagined. In this study, we will look at men and women who were in challenging situation or at impossible odds but relied on God every step of the way. We will look at Noah who led a herd of wild animals on a wooden boat as well as Ruth who embarked on an unforgettable love story. These stories will remind us that the same God who led and guided them will protect, lead and guide us too!
For more info reach out to Nancy Blonski.
St. Matthew thanks the Donna Grund family for providing all the materials for our Ladies, Mens and Sunday Morning Bible Studies.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church & School
24500 North Old McHenry Road
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 60047
Church Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00am-3:00am
St. Matthew Early Childhood Center
24480 North Old McHenry Rd
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois 60047
Early Childhood Center Office Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30am-3:00pm
Weekend Service Times
Saturday Evening: 5:30pm
Sunday: 8:00am & 10:45am