VBS is back at St. Matthew this year after the 2020 pandemic hiatus! Due to the reduction of COVID cases in our area, we will be planning a modified version of our annual, free Vacation Bible School program in July. Stations will be a little different this year, but our mission and the adventure remains! Click here to visit our VBS homepage and access the registration link.
June 2021 Update – The Lord has blessed us! The rate of infection for COVID has decreased dramatically, and many businesses have lifted restrictions. Our governor just announced that we are approaching Phase 5, called “Illinois Restored.” The Leadership Council has prayerfully considered what changes to make for us and has decided only to make two changes now.
(1) The hymnals have been returned to the pews and will be used again very soon.
(2) Masks for those who are fully vaccinated are optional. Face coverings are still suggested and strongly recommended for those who have not been vaccinated.
The Leadership Council considered other changes, including removing the ropes for social distancing, passing the offering plates, reinstituting normal procedures for Communion, and passing the peace. It was decided to hold off on these changes for now. We will continually re-evaluate in the weeks and months to come.
Finally, the Council would like to express its deep gratitude for the Christian love and respect that has been shown during the last year. We know this will continue during our time of transition. Some people have serious health problems and other good reasons for continuing to use a face covering, even if they have been vaccinated. No one will be looked down upon for wearing a mask. We will continue to respect one another and encourage one another. Thank you.
We will continue to live-stream the 9:00 AM Sunday service every week for those who are unable to attend in person. Pease join us at www.facebook.com/stmatthewlemont
In His Service,
Pastor Mike Gudgel
If you or your family are experiencing financial hardship at this time due to the pandemic, 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.