Beauty in the church is not a matter of indifference. God gave us special instructions for beautifying the tabernacle and the temple and their services in the Old Testament. (Ex-25-27, Num 4, Kings 5-7 and Chron. 3-4). Each month volunteers dedicate themselves to the Lord to prepare His house for worship. Altar Guild teams work closely with each other in making prepararation for worship services on Saturday mornings. If you would like to become a member in serving His house at St. Matthew-Hawthorn Woods, please contact Delores Crisera. Should you like to make a donation to place floral arrangements in memory or celebration of loved ones, this request is also coordinated through Delores Crisera. " O God, accept and bless the work of our hands to the care and adornment of your sanctuary that you may be glorified, through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord"
Welcome to Troop 92's web page on St. Matthew's website.
Our Troop's website homepage is currently located at www.troop92.net.
Here's a small taste of what we do!
Contact Ron Behrens, Charter Organization Representative, for more information. 847-526-9383.
Our current web page is http://pack92.nwsc.org/
Each Sunday immendiately following the 8:00 a.m. Worship Service, member of the congregation gather in Luther Hall for coffee, juice and the famous "Donut Holes" Why not stop by and enjoy friendship and fellowship for all ages. A free will offering is offered to assist in defraying the cost of supplies. If you would like to be a "Host" of Coffee Hour, please contact the church office.
Prior to all Worship Services members of our congregation are "Welcomed" to the service by our Greeter Team. This is a great way to serve the Lord with a smile, verbal welcome and a handshake. Everyone is invited to be a member of the Greeter Team. Please contact the church offce if you would like to be one of our family who welcomes our members and visitors to the Lord's House in Hawthorn Woods. If you or members of your family would like to join the "Greeter Team", please notify the church office.
The Ladies Aid of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School meet on the first Thursday of each month in Krueger Hall at 11:30 a.m. Their special "Guest Speakers" are very enlightening to members and guests. The Ladies Aid is a very active group for all membes of St. Mathew Lutheran Churh and School providing many services to the congregation such as Funeral Luncheons, the Annual Fall Festival Bazaar, the Spring Book Sale and assiting with Advent and Lenten dinners prior to church services. The officers are: President: Carol Haste, Vice President: Janet Schockmel, Secretary: Judie Johnson: and Treasurer: Anna Marie Kelly. Standing Committe Chairs are: Voice Reporter: Judie Johnson, Visiting: Bonnie Rieb and Betty Stilke, Publicity: Janet Schockmel, Sunshine Cards: Lorraine Kirkpatrick, Funerals: Jennifer Ambrosi, and Fall Festival: Jennifer Ambrosi.
Ladies Evening Guild meets on the second Sunday of each month in Luther Hall at Noon. This calendar year's officers are: President: Darlene Meyer, Vice President: TBA, Secretary: Ellen Wehrs, Assistant Secretary: Ruth Traznik, Treasurer: Jean Moss.
This year the Ladies Evening Guild sponsored a School Supplies Collection for the students at St. Matthew Lutheran School. The LEGS's also operate the annual "Christmas Post Office" (an internal post office to distribute member Christmas Cards). We all look forward to the annual Cookie Walk in December as well as the special meals they prepare for us to partake in prior to the Advent and Lenten services.
Motto " To Serve The Lord With Gladness" LWML meets in Krueger Hall Quarterly throught the calendar year at Noon. Their 2014-2015 meeting dates are: April 16, July 16 (Summer Picnic), October 15, and January 21st. This years officers are: President: Delores Crisara, Vice President: Ruth Krueger, Secretary: Jennifer Ambrosi, Treasurer: Betty Heinson.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School has a "Meals On Wheels Team". Team members deliver meals to individuals and families in the community every fourth (4th) week of the month. If you would like to become a member of our "Meals On Wheels Team", please contact the church secretary.
The mission of the Christian Outreach of Lutherans (COOL) is to give comprehensive assistance to families in need, by reducing hunger and homelessness, while encouraging personal growth and self-sufficiency. Serving all of Lake County.
Bread for Life Sunday: Every last Sunday of the month will be Bread for Life Sunday. Please consider bringing a loaf of bread to church the last Sunday of each month (please keep in mind, bread is perishable and should only be brought in on the last weekend of the month).
Food item of the month. Drop off in Luther Hall.