Reconcilling

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

NOVEMBER
06 – Dia De Los Muertos/ All Saints Sunday

13 – 1st Sunday of Advent  Feast of St. Matthew/Prayers for Veterans

20–2nd Sunday of Advent  Feast of St. Andrew/TransRemembrance  Sunday

23 – Community Thanksgiving Service with Prince of Peace Lutheran Church- Schaumburg 7pm/online & In-person

27 – 3rd Sunday of Advent  Feast of St Barbara/Indigenous People’s Harvest Day / Thanksgiving Service

DECEMBER

04 – 4th Sunday of Advent Feast of St. Nicholas/Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayers

11 – 5th Sunday of Advent  Feast of St. Spiridon & St. Herman

18 – 6th Sunday of Advent – Feast of St. Ignatius

21 – Blue Christmas Service  a more subdued celebration for those struggling this Christmas season; a counsellor will be on hand for consultation – 7pm

24– Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 10pm

25 – Christmas Day, Happy Birthday Jesus! Service at 10am – PJs encouraged and cake will be served!

Welcome

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

Radical Hospitality: No Exclusion, No Exceptions

Jeremiah 23:1-6 23Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. 2Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for your evil doings, says the Lord. 3Then I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all … 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.