We’re A Reconciling in Christ Congregation

Inviting all to build the body of Christ.

We are sad to say that St. Matthew is ending its ministry in Itasca at the end of December 2023. For those seeking a new congregation home, visit here. To learn more about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, visit or

Upcoming Sermons & Events


10 – Second Sunday of Advent – worship at 10 a.m..

17 – Third Sunday of Advent – worship at 10 a.m.

24 – Christmas Eve service at 9 p.m.

31 – St. Matthew’s final worship service is at 10 a.m.


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

Pursued By Grace: The God Who Will Not Let Us Go

1 Samuel 16:1-13 16The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ 3Invite Jesse … Read more

This Week’s Video

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.