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



26 – First Sunday of Lent


05 – Second Sunday of Lent

12 – Third Sunday of Lent

19 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

26 – Fifth Sunday of Lent


02 – Palm Sunday

06 – Maundy Thursday

07 – Good Friday

09 – Easter; Services at 630 (Outdoor weather permitting) & 930


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

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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.