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

03 July – National Promise Sunday: But We Promised!
10 July – Why Did The Samaritan Cross The Road?
17 July – The Better Part: The Martha / Mary Paradox
24 July – Do We Truly Mean “Thy Will Be Done”?
31 July to 12 August – Pastor on Vacation
14 August — 10 am, Invitation Service & Picnic with Christian Tabernacle Church, Roselle, Pastor Robbie Robinson, Presiding
21 August — The Change is Now: Hope in the Firestorm
28 August — A Place For All at The Table


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

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Pastor’s Corner

Sermon — July 23

Good morning, St. Matthew. We gather on this morning in Itasca on the unceded tribal lands of the Kickapoo, Peoria, Ka-skas-kia, Potawatomi, Mya-a-mia, HoChunk, Winnebago and O-che-thi Sakowin nations, acknowledging the hard past and praying our way into a better future.And so we pray. Lord, we keep looking for the rule book, for the set procedures, to check off so that we will know we have done what is asked of us. It seems to us that if we could … 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.