Parish News


September 2018   

Celebrating the Gifts We Bring to the Parish
All parishioners and their families are invited to a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, September 22nd at 5:30 pm in the church hall. Please bring a dessert to share.
Ecumenical Prayer Service for Care of Creation
All are welcome to come and celebrate the Season of Creation at the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross Convent, 3110 Nicolet Dr., on September 27. There will be a tour of the Sister's sustainable practices at 6:15 pm, followed by an Ecumenical Prayer Service at 7:00 pm. Social to follow. Contact either Jackie Thiry, 920-435-5437, or Kay Schumacher, 920-435-5228, for further information.
Grief Support Group
Anyone who has lost a loved one through death is invited to join the “Healing Your Grieving Heart” Bereavement Group. This is an adult ecumenical grief support group which will be meeting Thursday evenings: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Resurrection Parish. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions. There is no fee. For information or to register contact Sheila De Luca at Res-urrection 336-7768 or Ann Froelich at St. Matthew 435-6811 Pre-registration requested.
JOSHUA Electronics Recycling Event
Join us on Saturday September 15th 8am- Noon in the St Matthew parking lot. We will be collecting any and ALL items with a plug! Below is a list of items that have a fee to recycle and some examples of free items to recycle! This event is free and open to the public. Charge to Recycle: LCD Monitors $10, Monitors $15, TVs $15, Over 30” $30, Console TV $40, Projection TV $40, Refrigerators $10, Freezers $10 Free to Recycle: Computers, Laptops, Printers, Key Boards, Radios, Servers, Fax Machines, Cell phones, Copiers, Mechanical Equipment, Machinery, and much more! Click here for flyer.
Living Beyond (Widow’s Group)
The first meeting will be Wednesday, September 12 from 10:30 – 11:45 in the gathering space. All widow’s (whether your spouse passed away a month or 10/20 years ago, or anytime in between) are invited to this and future gatherings with other widows. Focus of the group is inviting widows to come together for healing, support, sharing resources and occasional social outings and/or events. Leaders for this group are Rosie Pavek, Jan Priewe, Marlene Aissen, Kay Prechter and Heather Collins. Please feel free to contact any of these women for more in-formation on the group and upcoming gatherings throughout the year.
Love Life East & United Way Diaper Drive
All diapers collected by east side churches will go to Love Life East. The drive will start on Sept. 22 and runs thru Sept. 30. The diaper collection box will be in the gathering space.
On Wednesday, September 26, OAKS is hosting the first event for fall. This will be a bus trip (sponsored by Cotter Funeral Home) to Our Lady of Good Help Shrine – leaving St. Matthew at 9am – Mass at the Shrine at 11am, followed by lunch (sponsored by Cotters) and then on to Sturgeon Bay to explore Door County Historical Museum “the Best Small Museum in the Midwest”. On return home – we will stop for ice cream and then at Renard’s Cheese. Return at 5pm. Reservations must be in to the parish office by Tuesday, Sept. 18. Registration forms available at the parish office, on bulletin board in gathering space and the OAKS page.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
St. Matthew Prayer Shawl group will meet on Thursday, September 13, from 1:00 -- 2:30 pm in the gathering space. Any-one wishing to know more about this ministry and/or to join others for prayer and making prayer shawls, please call Janice Keyzer at 437-6837.
Widowers’ Support Group
The first meeting for widowers will be on Tuesday, September 25, 6 – 7:30 pm in the gathering space. Light refreshments/desserts will be served. This group is open to any men of the parish whose wife died in the past few months, the past year or anytime over the past years. For more information please contact Ann Froelich at the parish office 435-6811 ext. 310.

Updated as of 9/10/2018