Announcements – July 16 – 23

Council Meeting:

St. Matthew’s Danube Council Meeting – Monday, July 17 @ 7:30pm

Quarterly Meeting 

St. Matthew’s Danube Quarterly Meeting – Sunday, July 23 – following worship

The Christian Faith, One Word at a TimeGetting back to the basics can be a refreshing exercise.  Join us for worship this summer for a series of messages that takes us back the basics of our faith.   Join us for the sermon series: The Christian Faith, One Word at a Time: Atonement, Righteousness, Reconciliation, Reversal, Buried, Battling, Longing, Praying, Chosen, Inseparable, Roots, Grafted, Awe, Sacrifice, Love, Freedom.  Read archived sermons or watch any services that you missed online.  Visit or and click on the Livestream tab.

212 WELS Soccer Camp: Jesus Saves!:  Planning for the 212 WELS Soccer Camp has begun.  Registration forms are available in the back of church.  The camp this year will take place from August 7 –11. Each day from 1pm-4pm children will be instructed in the game of  soccer and they will also hear about deeper truths shared from Holy Scripture.  Our theme this year is a revisiting of the theme from our first year: Jesus Saves!  All children ages 5-13 are welcome to attend.  If you would like to volunteer or support the camp in any way please contact Pastor Kuschel.

Soccer Camp Meals: Daily meals for the volunteer coaching staff will be provided during the soccer camp.  A serving schedule (much like previous years) is being put together, if you would like to volunteer a dish, other food items, or your time to this effort please contact Pastor Kuschel or Kathy Tepfer to find out how you can help.  We are so thankful for the ladies groups who have headed up this effort in the past, but we would certainly welcome new volunteers to come forward to help support soccer camp in this way.

Grandviews from the Vineyard: Grandviews from the Vineyard aims to intellectually engage our ever-changing culture with a Christian perspective. It is a relaxed event  held at Grandview Winery (Belview, MN). A registration fee of $15 includes food and one drink from the Winery. Arrival is between 6 and 7 pm (tastings available during this hour). The speaker begins at 7 pm and ends roughly at 8 pm. Discussion may follow depending on the speaker’s schedule! Please call (507-485-3362) or email ( to register. The topics, speakers, and times for this summer are listed below:  Tuesday, August 15th + Prof. David and Beth Scharf, “The Christian Family: Have Roots, Will Grow”.

Thank You – Mike Westendorf and Family: We thank Mike Westendorf and his family for adding their unique sound to our service of praise this morning and we wish him well on his travels and his continued service in God’s Kingdom.  Mike led our outdoor worship service last year and we are pleased that he was able to join us here at St. Matthew’s as he traveled through the area again this summer.  A free will offering will be taken to support his music ministry.  For more of Mike’s music visit

Luther Movie: One Night Showing – in Willmar, Monday, July 31The area WELS churches are planning a special one night event at AMC Classic Kandi 6 on Monday, July 31 at 6:30pm.  A Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy will be shown.  All tickets must be purchased in advance.  Between the 10 congregations involved in this special event we need to sell about 95 tickets to rent out the theater.   Look for more information in the bulletin insert on how you can purchase your tickets online.

Pastor Tuttle reaches a milestone:  20 years ago, Pastor Rick Tuttle was ordained in the gospel ministry.  We give thanks for Pastor Tuttle and may God continue to bless his ministry.

Memory Candle:  In memory of  Delmar Butenhoff


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