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St. Matthew Ev. Lutheran ChurchSaint Matthew Lutheran Church     Warrens, Wisconsin


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"NEXTGEN"

 

NEXT GENERATION YOUTH MINISTRY


YOUTH GROUP

9th Grade and up
(including those entering High School next year)

(Contact: Jenny Betthauser)

 

CATECHISM CLASS

Seventh and Eighth Graders - Catechism Class

(Contact: Pastor Phillip Enderle)

 

SHINE

Sixth Graders!

(Contact: Katherine Enderle)

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CURRENT/UPCOMING NEXTGEN ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Practice will continue for all youth - Sunday School through Youth Group -
on Wednesday evenings at 7:15pm and Sunday morning during Sunday School.

This years' program will be a preview for next falls' Sunday School - Bible lessons based on some of kids' favorite cereals - Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Frosted Flakes! There will also be a food donation for cereal and Abbey is looking for empty cereal boxes for decorations. Any donations and cereal boxes can be dropped off at church any time.

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PAST NEXTGEN ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

2017 NextGen Sunday


Sunday, May 14, 2017

photos coming soon!

 Next Generation Sunday was held on Sunday, May 14, 2017 in the morning service
with the children singing a selection of songs they learned in Sunday School.

The Catechism Class also read selected readings.

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Members of the 2017 Tomah High School graduating class:

TOMAH HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Michael Enderle
Mark Kortbein
Megan Miles
Jordan Rapp
Amanda Stewart
Cassidy Fox
Kalie Lambert
Katelyn Olson

Kendell Robinson
Katherine Tillman
Morissa Frapasella
Olivia Luebke
Raymond Peterson
Brendan Rusch
Mallory Zelley
 

Each graduate receives a fleece blanket from Heartners.
 


2016 NextGen Sunday


Sunday, May 22, 2016

 Next Generation Sunday was held on Sunday, May 22, 2016 in the morning service
with the children singing a selection of songs they learned in Sunday School.

The Catechism Class also read selected readings.

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Members of the 2016 Tomah High School graduating class:

TOMAH HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Kailynn Cox
McKenna Heinz
Abbie Lelonek

Brett Moseley
Brody Pierce
Peter Schroeder

 

Each graduate receives a fleece blanket from Loving Hands.
 

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The Board of Elders hosted a meal
following the service with all proceeds going to the
Youth Ministry Initiative.

photos coming soon!
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Message from the Elders:

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We, the Elders and Altar Guild, thank everyone for the fellowship and support provided toward our Youth Ministry at St. Matthew. Your attendance at the after church ice cream social and hamburger/hotdog luncheon truly enhanced the “Generation Sunday”.

The need for a special recognition of those behind the scenes should be mentioned: a big thanks to our altar guild in preparing some special dishes and her hard work in the kitchen, Karla Roach; the super chefs who made the culinary expertise list of hamburger and hotdog sensation, Harvey Foss, Mark Pingel and Chris Salzwedel. Also notable thanks to Pastor, Katherine, Anna, Michael, and Sarah for the incredible ice cream social for the afternoon and the support in the kitchen.

Once again, a huge thanks to everyone for making the day a success. May our God the Father, his Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost be with you today, tomorrow and always.

Respectfully,
Don Roach
Head Elder

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2015 NextGen Sunday


From the Tomah Journal:

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Warrens, held their annual Next Generation Sunday with 30 children participating in the event. The service began by acknowledging the nine seniors of St. Matthew Church graduating from Tomah High School. The seniors all received handmade fleece blankets from Loving Hands, a service group at St. Matthew that gives blankets, prayer shawls, and afghans to members of the church and to the community.

The theme of this year's event was "Crown Him with Many Crowns - The Names of Jesus". This annual musical program has taken place the last four years with children from the Sunday school and Catechism class participating. “It is wonderful to see these young people using their gifts and abilities in glory to God,” said Abbey Rose, organizer and director of the event. This year's program was held during the Sunday morning worship service on May 17th at St. Matthew Church.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Young ushers help collect the offering.

  


Acknowledging members of the 2015 high school graduating class.

TOMAH HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Drew Brey
Dylan Derousseau
Kaitlin Pollack
Josh Repaal
Trenton Shutter
Hannah Statz
Tanner Sutton
Zach Welch
Miranda Zelley

 


Carrie Ball presents the seniors with fleece blankets tied by members of Loving Hands.

"Crown Him with Many Crowns"

This praise and worship celebration featured the children
singing songs rejoicing in our risen Savior.

He is our King of Kings, Lord of Lords, our cornerstone and the Lamb of God.
With each of these names, truly Jesus is "crowned with many crowns".

Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon the throne.
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns all music but its own!
Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for me
And hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

Majesty! Lord of all! Let every throne before Him fall!
The King of Kings! Oh, come adore our God who reigns forever more!



Jesus is Lord! Jesus is Lord over all!

He has this title by right as the Son of God and Creator of the Cosmos.
It is also a title He has earned by His humble work of becoming human in order to redeem us through His death

You are stronger. You are stronger. Sin is broken. You have saved me.
It is written, "Christ is risen!" Jesus, You are Lord of All!



Jesus, we lift your name higher and higher. You are our risen King! You are Lord of All!

But not everyone who encountered Jesus recognized Him as King.
Not everyone could see that He was worthy of their praise and adoration.
Jesus knew this. He understood that he would be despised and rejected.
He knew, and He came to earth anyway.
He loved us that much!

His love, our Savior's love, is what we build our hope on. It is the cornerstone of our lives.

Jesus is our rock and safety. Jesus is the cornerstone which the religious leaders rejected,
but which God chose from eternity to build His house, a temple of living stone!
We can rely on Him as our solid foundation.

Christ alone, Cornerstone. Weak made strong in the Savior's love.

Through the storm, He is Lord, Lord of All! Lord of All! Lord of All!



Jesus shows us who He is by His love, His words, and His miracles. However, many of the people He met face to face could not see that He was the King. They did not understand that God the Father had sent Him for their own salvation. So Jesus, the One who came to bring life to all, gave up His life. The King of Heaven stood trial in a human court and was sentenced to death, as if He was a criminal. For a brief time, He put aside His heavenly crown and willingly wore a painful crown that was woven from thorns and hate and mockery.

Today, that cruel crown is but a shadow. Today we weave together crowns of praise and majesty and glory. Today we crown our Lord with many crowns! Jesus is King over all! Christ is the king over all kings and rulers. As subjects in His kingdom, we owe Him our complete allegiance.

Majesty! Lord of all! Let every throne before Him fall!
The King of Kings! Oh, come adore our God who reigns forever more!


Why was He rejected?
Why did people mock Him?
Why couldn't they see who He was - their King?

Jesus carried the heavy, wooden beams of the cross up the hill of Golgotha.
A sign was nailed to the cross that read, "This is the King of the Jews."

Oh! Precious is the flow that makes me white as snow.
No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!


The crown of thorns and the cross of Golgotha were not the end.
On the first day of the week, Christ rose! Jesus conquered death and the grave!
He ascended into heaven and is reigning as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

So, let us crown Him with many crowns. He is risen!

Early morning, break of dawn, stumbling to the tomb.
Standing awestruck, wondering who rolled away the stone.
And as the sun came up, amazed, they looked inside
And saw an angel clothed in light. Don't be afraid! He is alive!

Christ is risen! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Christ is risen! Let the whole world sing.
Christ is risen! Christ is risen from the dead!

 

Sing with all creation, sing of a world made new.
In this life we too may live, bursting from the tomb.
And looking up we see our King enthroned on high,
His wounds of love now glorified. Rejoice! For soon He'll burst the skies.

Christ is risen! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Christ is risen! Let the whole world sing.
Christ is risen! Christ is risen from the dead!

He is risen from the dead! He is risen from the dead!



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Year-end Pizza Party

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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2014 NextGen Sunday

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Our God Speaks:
A Timeless Message for a New Generation in a Changing World

Come, let us bow down and worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Psalm 95:6

        

     

Here I am to worship, here I am to bow down. Here I am to say to say that You're my God.
You're altogether lovely, altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me.

     

Only Jesus has the power to save! His name is the only one in all the world that can save anyone.
Acts 4:12

     

  

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost but now am found. Was blind but now I see.

My chains are gone. I've been set free. My God, my Savior, ransomed me.
And like a flood, His mercy reigns, unending love, amazing grace.

 

The symbols above have been called the IXTHUS (the fish symbol) for the 21st century.
IXTHUS is the Greek word for fish and it was a symbol employed first by the early Christians,
and now by us to signify our faith. Each letter of the Greek word stood for an aspect of Christ.

I JESUS
X CHRIST
TH GOD
U SON
S SAVIOR

The symbol signifies the various aspects of Christ's ministry:

CHRIST
CAME
CHRIST
DIED
CHRIST
ROSE
CHRIST
ASCENDED
CHRIST WILL
COME AGAIN

 

 
 
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2013 NextGen Sunday

 

"Easter Celebration Program"

Sunday, April 14, 2013

 

 

This service is dedicated to

Madeline

Madeline is the daughter of Jack and Kim Head. Kim is one of the Sunday School teachers at St. Matthew Church.

From CaringBridge:

My name is Madeline Rae Head. I am three years old and on Good Friday I found out I have cancer. It is a Mixed Cell Germ cancer and the tumor was around my tailbone. It spread up my spine and fractured one of my vertebrae. Now for the good stuff. I live in Tomah, Wisconsin with my Mommy, Daddy and three bubbies, Robert, Owen, and Sam. My big bubby Jon Jon lives in Texas. I like Dora and Hello Kitty. My favorite color is purple and I took ballet but had to stop because of the cancer.. but once it is gone I will looking forward to my first recital. Looking forward to fun this summer in between my chemo treatments. I ask everyone to pray for me and anyone else that needs God's help.

 

I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever living Head!

  

     

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He lives triumphant from the grave,
He lives eternally to save,
He lives all glorious in the sky,
He lives exalted there on high.

  

  

     

  

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He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly Friend,
He lives and loves me to the end;
He lives, and while He lives, I'll sing;
He lives, my Prophet, Priest and King.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

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He lives, all glory to His name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same.
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives,
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"

  

  

  

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This is a day to celebrate, the day to shout "Hallelujah!"
The tomb is empty and our hearts are filled with the love of Jesus! Hallelujah!
 
He is risen! He is risen!
Alive, Forever, Amen!

  

        

    

  

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Maddie,
 
You and your family are in our hearts and in our prayers.
 
Your family and friends at St. Matthew Church
 
 

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2012 NextGen Sunday

Sunday, April 22, 2012


MORE PHOTOS

2012 NextGen Sunday

Thank you, Katherine Enderle, for the photos!

 
  
 
     
  
     
 
     
 
  
 
 
     
 
     
 
  
 
  
 
     
 

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2011 NextGen Sunday

Sunday, May 8, 2011

 

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2011 NextGen Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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