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St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran Church – Flora Township

Worship Schedule – November 29, 2020 

St. Matthew Flora Twp – (no in-person worship) 

St. Matthew’s Danube – 9:30 am (in-person and online) 

St. John’s Renville – 11:00 am (in-person) 

New Worship Service Precautions

We encourage you to pay careful attention to the protocols put in place.  Please remember to wash your hands, wear a mask for the entire service, watch your distance, and please stay home if you are not feeling well. Monitor closely any symptoms you might have.  Above all, trust in God.  Remember to make use of our online services if you are unable to be with us in person.  O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. 

Online Worship Folder – November 29, 2020

St. Matthew’s YouTube Page

Sunday School Online Resources 

St. John’s in Renville and St. Matthew’s in Danube will be directing parents to online learning resources this week and the next.  Please email beth.kuschel@gmail.com for more information about the remote learning resources or with any question about the lesson.  May God bless these efforts to share the word of God in a variety of forms as we bring up the next generation in the training and instruction of the Lord. 

Sunday School Resources from NPH

Follow the link below for materials for children of all ages (teacher’s guides also available)

https://online.nph.net/cl-ss-downloads

Advent Devotionals 

Advent Devotional Booklets from Martin Luther College: The Jesse Tree is MLC’s newest Advent devotion book, our gift to you this Christmas. Similar to an Advent calendar, the booklet contains 25 devotions accompanied by 25 ornaments you can hang on your Christmas tree or on a “Jesse tree” of your own making. The ornaments have been designed by WELS artist Peter Schaewe, and they’ll be available in full color and in black-line images ready to be colored by you or your children. We hope you enjoy this new booklet that retells the Old Testament stories leading to the birth of our Savior, Jesus, who was a descendant of King David and David’s father, Jesse: “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.” Copies are available in the back of church.

Special children’s bible stories and ornaments made for this special series are available as well. Follow the links below.

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Online Worship Service Available

We realize that not everyone will be ready to return to public worship as our congregations reopen.  We would like to encourage you to continue to join us for online worship services.

My Worship Notes

St. Matthew’s YouTube Page

Tips for online worship: 

Remove digital distractions – silence notifications, close other tabs and windows, etc.

Worship like you would in church – speak, sing, and pray along with the order of service.

Fill out the Online Worship Connect Card – let us know that you worshiped with us.

Online Worship Folder – September 6, 2020

Kids Bulletin – September 6

St. Matthew’s YouTube Page

Tips for online worship: 

Remove digital distractions – silence notifications, close other tabs, and windows, etc.

Worship like you would in church.  Speak, sing, and pray along with the order of service

Fill out the Online Worship Connect Card – let us know that you worshiped with us

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Sunday School Resources from NPH

St. Matthew’s YouTube Page

Sunday School Online Resources 

St. John’s in Renville and St. Matthew’s in Danube will be directing parents to online learning resources this week.  Please email beth.kuschel@gmail.com for more information about the remote learning resources or with any question about the lesson.  May God bless these efforts to share the word of God in a variety of forms as we bring up the next generation in the training and instruction of the Lord. 

Follow the link below for materials for children of all ages (teacher’s guides also available)

https://online.nph.net/cl-ss-downloads

Free Resources from Northwestern Publishing House 

Free Meditations, Hymns, Christ Light, Kids Connection, and More

Sunday School Resources from NPH

Follow the link below for materials for children of all ages (teacher’s guides also available)

https://online.nph.net/cl-ss-downloads

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Stay Connected with Online Resources

Please Subscribe to St. Matthew’s Danube YouTube page 

Follow us on Facebook for updates, devotions, sermons, etc.  

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.  Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  Let us not give us meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:22-25.

While we may be unable to meet together in person as much as we are used to, may we continue to find ways to meet each other through the gift of technology that God has blessed us with.  May God bless us as we call each other on the phone and pray for one another.  May God bless us as we make use of online resources.  May the Lord bless us as we strengthen the family altar at home.  May the Lord bless us as we encourage and reach out to our brothers and sisters in Christ and as we reach out to the world with the light and life of Jesus.

This is the unwavering truth of the gospel.  God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.  The Lord in his love sent Jesus to be our substitute and our sacrifice.  Jesus came to be our brother so that we might be one with the Father.  He has given us peace with God and peace for our daily lives.  As the perfect Lamb of God, Jesus has cleansed us from our sins with his blood as he gave himself as a sacrifice for all sin.  He has washed his children in the pure water that is Baptism and has called us to be his own. He has blessed us with faith and with the Holy Spirit as he has given us His Word. He has promised to be with us always and to watch over our comings and goings both now and forevermore.  He has promised that one day we will see him face to face and we live with him and all God’s people forever.

Let us draw near to God in these uncertain times and hold unswervingly to the sure and certain hope that we have in Jesus, for he who promised is faithful.  He who created us and has redeemed us will also preserve and sustain and strengthen us in the days ahead.

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Tri-Parish Ministry:

On Sunday, February 16, at the annual voters meeting, the members of St. Matthew’s Danube voted to become part of a Tri-parish ministry between St. Matthew’s Danube, St. Matthew Flora Twp, and St. John’s Renville. All three congregations have now agreed to be joined together in this way.  We thank all the members who gave their input.  We thank the council members who took the input from each of the congregations to work out the details of this partnership.  May God bless our work together.

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Stay Connected Wherever You Are:

As we experience winter weather we would like to encourage you to make use of local radio and online ministries if you are unable to attend worship at your local congregation.Watch Time of Grace 10:30 am on Kare 11, or on demand at www.timeofgrace.org. Listen to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Redwood Falls 8:00 am service on 97.7 KLGR FM. Or tune in to the livestream of St. Matthew’s Service {click the livestream tab listed at the top of this page}.

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Little Lambs Learning Center

Preschool and Childcare Center

For all children ages 0-5

7:15 am – 5:15 pm

“It’s our plan at Little Lambs to keep your child in Jesus’ hands”

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In service to Christ, our family of believers at St. Matthew strive to provide the following:

  • Worship Service
  • Bible Classes
  • Adult Information Classes
  • Scriptural Counseling
  • Ladies Aid
  • 212 WELS Soccer Camp
  • Youth Group: 212 Teens 4 Christ
  • Shut-in Visitation

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