We’re A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

Inviting all to build the body of Christ.

St. Matthew is a people-centered church with a mission to build the Body of Christ, where you can learn, live and grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ. In-Person service, Sundays, 930am; YouTube available after service, FaceBook Live broadcast simultaneously at 9:30 am, on the Facebook page, The Beloved Community of St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Itasca, IL.

Upcoming Sermons & Events

04 – Labor Day Weekend – The Rights of Workers
11 – 9/11 Anniversary Prayer Service – Rally Day – God’s Work Our Hands – Church Picnic
18 – Sermon Series: A Faith Of DARING: The Dreams We Dare to Dream
        D – Debts: Forgiven or Counted?
25 – A – Access: Are We Building Bridges or Walls?

02 – R – Receiving: The Promise of the Seed – Blessing of the Animals – Living & Stuffed
09 – I – Inspired: Called to Respond : Indigenous Peoples’ Day

15 – Our Lady Of Fatima Rosary Prayers – Outdoor Altar
16 – N – Nagging Prayers: God Approves!
20 – Franzen School Trunk or Treat – Parking Lot
22 – Silent Movie Event! “Nosferatu”
7 pm – 100 Year Anniversary of the Vampire classic!
$10 tickets *
Call 630-773-0033 to reserve your tickets
23 – G – Goals: Where Does Daring Take Us?
30 – Reformation Sunday

06 – Dia De Los Muertos/ All Saints Sunday


When Jesus called Matthew, a tax collector and outcast, he went to his house to break bread with him and others who were unfairly judged, despised, and not welcomed to share in the love and healing power of God’s Word. Just as Jesus sought out Matthew, St. Matthew Lutheran Church welcomes all who seek a place at God’s table. We welcome you to receive and share new life in Christ, regardless of your race, culture, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ability, and economic status. We are a congregation committed to celebrating the wondrous diversity, equity, and inclusion of God’s creation in both membership and leadership. As Jesus called Matthew out of love, we welcome you to hear, learn, and grow in your faith with us. To those seeking God’s Grace and Love, St. Matthew Lutheran Church is committed to embracing the work of anti-racism, actively promotes racial equity by boldly throwing open the locked doors of division, and we welcome ALL to join in building the body of Christ.

“I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but the sinners.” — Matthew 9:13

All Welcoming

Pastor’s Corner

DARING Sermon Series: R – Receiving the Seeds

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 1The oracle that the prophet Habakkuk saw. 2O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? 3Why do you make me see wrong-doing and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me; strife and contention arise. 4So the law becomes slack and justice never prevails. The wicked surround the righteous— therefore judgment comes forth perverted. …. 2I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself … Read more

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Prayer & Care

At St. Matthew, we believe in the power of God expressed in prayer and relationship. If there is a brokenness in your life that you would appreciate a faithful companion to walk with you, please leave your requests here.