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


01 – First Sunday New Year’s Celebration 

08 – Three Kings Day – Epiphany – Star Words Given

15 – MLK Day commemoration

22 – Reconciling Sunday

29 – Holocaust Remembrance Sunday


05 – Candlemas Sunday

12 – Vow Renewal Sunday/ Congregational Meeting: Immediately following service

19 – Transfiguration Sunday

LENT Begins: 21 – Pancake Supper – 630pm

22 – Ash Wednesday  *Ashes to go at noon – outdoor service in front of church  * Ash Wednesday evening service – 7pm

26 – First Sunday of Lent (Bible Study: ELCA Discipleship Series)


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

God is Love – No Ifs Ands or Buts!

Exodus 2:1-10 NRSVue  1Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman.  2The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. 3When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. 4His sister … 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.