News from the Leadership Council

Welcome Home!

  We are happy and grateful that we are finally able to worship together in person at St. Matthew.

     This has not been an easy time for anyone, and, of course we are not fully back to “normal.”  But it will be a joy for all of us to see each other face-to-face (or mask-to-mask) as we praise God.  Here are a few last-minute reminders:

¨      Masks will be required.

¨      The Board of Human Care and Outreach will supply cool water bottles for anyone who wants one.

¨      We will sing hymns quietly as Jason plays.

¨      The basement is closed except for emergency access to the bathrooms – only 1 person at a time, following CDC guidelines.  We will have windows and doors open, and numerous fans will be circulating fresh air throughout the sanctuary.

¨      Pews will be marked off to enable maximum social distancing.  Our spacing will exceed safety recommendations.

¨      Of course, if you feel sick in any way, please stay home and join us on Facebook live.

     The Council realizes that in some areas we are being more cautious than many other churches, but we have agreed on what we believe is the most responsible return policy for St. Matthew.  We will move to ease restrictions as soon as safely possible.  The most important thing is that we are able to bring as many of us together as possible right now.

     If you have any questions or concerns, please  contact the church office, or Jim Selle directly at ja.selle@yahoo.com.    

     This is not the end of our journey back, but praise the Lord that we have come this far.

We will see you this weekend!

     ~ The Leadership Council



If you or your family is experiencing financial hardship at this time we ask you to reach out to Pastor Gudgel. Our congregation is part of a collection of Lemont churches helping members who are in need.