Urgent and Immediate Needs

Homebound & Visitation Ministry Team

  • The Purpose of St. Matthew’s Visitation Ministry: In response to Christ’s love, with the Spirit’s help, according to the Father’s will and for God’s glory, our Homebound/Visitation Ministry will strive to work together to faithfully fulfill our church’s mission of “helping people grow closer to and be more like Jesus,” through our loving care to our homebound/care center members.
  • Want to know more about our church’s Visitation Ministry to our 20-25 homebound and care center residents? Interested in possibly serving your Lord and His church by being a part of this vital ministry team? Join Pastor Galen and members of the Visitation Team at 11am on Monday, April 22, 2024…Meet by the Welcome Desk at 11am. Please text or email Pastor Galen 517-918-1378 [email protected] by Wednesday, April 17 if planning to attend, so we know how many to plan for the meeting and luncheon to follow. Thank you!

Wixom Campus Sunday Morning Worship Support 

  • Nursery: Help supervise young ones during the church service in our nursery room.  Our nursery has a speaker that allows you to still hear the service during this time!
    • Commitment: No more than 1 time a month
  • Kid’s Praise: Held on Communion Sundays (2nd and 4th weeks), our Kid’s Praise program is a way for children to intentionally learn about the message. This program is for children from age 3 to about 4th grade and is held during the church service.  There is no need to come up with your own lesson plan; materials will be provided by Dawn Rupe.
    • Commitment: No more than 1 time a month (1 time every two months with more volunteers)
  • Altar Guild: This ministry helps prepare the Lord’s Supper for the congregation on Communion Sundays (2ndand 4th weeks). Volunteers are asked to come early on Sunday morning to prepare the elements and to remove the elements and store properly after service.
    • Commitment: No more than 1 time a month (1 time every two months with more volunteers)
  • If you feel led to serve in one of these ministries or have any questions, please email [email protected].

Walled Lake Coffee Hour

  • Dates Needed:  April 14
  • We are looking for people that have been blessed with the gift of hospitality that are willing to set-up, prepare coffee, pick up donuts/bagels, and clean-up on Sundays for a fellowship time in the Walled Lake Hub between services. We need help with the dates listed.
  • Contact Becky Bonkowski: [email protected]

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

  • June 17-21, 2024
  • We would love for you to serve with us in this HUGE community event!
  • Every volunteer makes a big difference for VBS! There are so many jobs to choose from! Help with preparation or decorating, work with kids in crews or helping at a station. Go to our VBS page and click on the Sign-up link to see all of the possibilities. We’ll help you find your place to serve that week if you can’t decide!
  • Crew Leaders and Assistants are the most urgent need. You may take a look at all the options and sign up HERE!
  • Contact Lisa Rohman: [email protected]

Walled Lake Campus – Weekend Worship Teams

Walled Lake Ushers

  • 1x every month
  • Ushers serve the church by helping to gather offerings and dismissing people for communion. This is an easy and fun way to assist our church!
  • Contact Nick Wade:  [email protected]

Walled Lake Welcome Center Greeters

  • 1x every month
  • Greeters welcome people into worship and help with passing out pre-worship material like communication cards. This is an excellent way to meet new people at worship.
  • Contact Pastor Paul: [email protected]

Walled Lake Blended Service Instrumentalist

  • On occasion throughout the church year
  • Did you used to play an instrument, but haven’t had an opportunity to play for a while? Are you currently taking lessons and feel called to share your musical talents in worship? We are looking for instrumentalists to help enrich our worship times throughout the year, especially near Christmas and Easter. Instrumental experience does not need to be “expert” to volunteer.
  • Contact Thomas Czinder: [email protected]

Walled Lake Altar Guild

  • 1x every 4-6 weeks
  • Our Altar Guild members are responsible for performing some “behind-the-scenes” tasks to prepare our venues for worship. Whether it is changing banners and altar hangings, refilling oil candles, preparing communion elements, or simply tidying our spaces, this role is vital to our weekly worship. You’ll serve on a small team with others who approach their work with joy and reverence.
  • Contact Thomas Czinder: [email protected]

Walled Lake Prayer and Praise Video Projectionist

  • 1x every month
  • Our projectionists are of utmost importance in our worship services. They are focused, detail-oriented people, responsible for communicating lyrics, sermon graphics, and other parts of service to the congregation using our Proclaim software. Knowledge of Proclaim is not required to volunteer; we will teach you! Basic computer skills are required and access to your own personal computer (PC or Mac) is preferred.
  • Contact Thomas Czinder: [email protected]

Walled Lake Prayer and Praise Sound Technician

  • 1-2x every month
  • Walled Lake Prayer and Praise Technicians are focused, detail-oriented, and instrumental in allowing the message of God’s love to be heard clearly by all who gather to worship. They ensure that the music is well-balanced as the worship team leads the congregation in song. Experience with microphones, cables, and sound boards is very helpful, as is prior music experience, but we are also more than willing to teach you about our system.
  • Contact Thomas Czinder: [email protected]

Walled Lake Blended Sound/Projection Technician

  • 1-2x every month
  • Walled Lake Blended Sound/Projection Technicians are instrumental in allowing the message of God’s love to be heard clearly by all who gather to worship. They are also responsible for communicating lyrics, sermon graphics, and other parts of service to the congregation using our Proclaim software. Experience with presentation software, microphones, cables, and sound boards is helpful, but we are also more than willing to teach you about our system.
  • Contact Thomas Czinder: [email protected]

Walled Lake Post Worship Prayer Team Members

  • 1x every month
  • These people meet after worship with anyone who wants individual, private prayer.
  • Contact Pastor Paul: [email protected]

Walled Lake Between Worship Coffee Fellowship

  • 1x every month
  • We are looking for people that have been blessed with the gift of hospitality that are willing to set-up, prepare coffee, pick up donuts/bagels, and clean-up on Sundays for a fellowship time in the Walled Lake Hub between services.  There are also occasional light lunches needed prior to the Congregational Assembly and a light supper prior to Lenten worship at Walled Lake.
  • Contact Brian and Becky Bonkowski:  [email protected]  and Frank and Vicky Grocky:  [email protected]

Walled Lake Live Stream Video Techs

  • Placed on a rotation schedule (generally 1 time per month) for the 8:45 service and special services as needed (Lent and Advent)
  • Livestream techs are responsible for operating the video camera for the 8:45 Sunday service that is live streamed.
  • Contact John Welte: [email protected]

Walled Lake Children’s Bible Adventure Teacher or Assistant

  • 1-2 times a month on a Sunday morning
  • We need people who love Jesus and enjoy working with children! Work with our Bible Adventure kids (PS-5th grade) as we learn more about God’s Word on Sundays. You have an opportunity to teach a certain age group or assist the teacher for the day. Lessons and materials are provided.
  • Contact Dawn Rupe: ([email protected])

Walled Lake Children’s Church Leader or Assistant

  • 1 time a month at worship – during the message
  • Teach children a lesson based on the Sermon topic for the day – materials and lesson provided. (More of an extended Children’s message) or assist the teacher with crowd control and help.
  • Contact Dawn Rupe: ([email protected])

Wixom Campus – Weekend Worship Teams

Wixom Usher

  • 1-2x every month
  • Ushers serve the church by helping to gather offerings and dismissing people for communion. This is an easy and fun way to assist our church!
  • Contact Anne Bolwerk: [email protected]

Wixom Altar Guild

  • 1x every month
  • The Wixom Altar Guild team prepares communion for worship and disassembles afterwards. Anyone with a servant heart is welcome to serve in this role, and training will be provided.
  • Contact Anne Bolwerk: [email protected]

Wixom Greeters

  • 1-2x every month
  • Greeters welcome people into worship and help with passing out pre-worship material like communication cards. This is an excellent way to meet new people at worship.
  • Contact Anne Bolwerk: [email protected]

Wixom Musicians (vocalists and instrumentalists)

  • 1x every month
  • Do you feel called to share your musical talents in worship?  We are looking for instrumentalists and vocalists to help add to our Sunday morning praise team.  Instrumental and vocal experience does not need to be “expert” to volunteer.  Rehearsals are currently Sunday mornings at 8:30 am.
  • Contact Anne Bolwerk: [email protected]

Wixom Projectionists

  • 1x every month
  • Our projectionists are responsible for communicating lyrics, sermon graphics, and other parts of service to the congregation using our Proclaim software.  Knowledge of Proclaim is not required to volunteer; we can teach you!
  • Contact Anne Bolwerk: [email protected]

Wixom Sound Technicians

  • 1x every month
  • Wixom Sound Technicians help keep the sound from the praise team balanced and make sure people can hear our Pastor.  Experience with sound boards is preferred, but we are also more than willing to teach you about our board.
  • Contact Anne Bolwerk: [email protected]

Wixom Nursery Volunteers

  • 1x every month
  • Feel called to help out with our Children’s Ministry?  We are looking for nursery volunteers to help supervise children during our worship time.  A background check is required for this volunteer position.
  • Contact Anne Bolwerk: [email protected]

Wixom Kid’s Praise Volunteers

  • 1x every month
  • Kid’s Praise is a kid-friendly Bible lesson that happens during the service on our Communion Sundays.  We are looking for people that are good at teaching and communicating Biblical accounts and concepts to children.  A background check is required for this volunteer position.
  • Contact Anne Bolwerk: [email protected]

Wixom Coffee Bar Volunteers

  • 1x every month
  • A big part of fellowship at the Wixom Campus is our coffee bar.  We are looking for people that have been blessed with the gift of hospitality that are willing to set-up, prepare drinks, and clean-up after.
  • Contact Anne Bolwerk: [email protected]

Children’s Ministry

Children’s/Family Event Support

  • Need based on event
  • We want to make our events (Summer Nights, Family Events, Trunk-or-Treat, VBS, etc) a great experience for all! Help is needed with preparation for events, during the events, and clean-up. If there is a specific area you’d like to help with, let us know!
  • Contact Dawn Rupe: ([email protected])

Children’s Bible Adventure Teacher or Assistant (Walled Lake)

  • 1-2 times a month on a Sunday morning
  • We need people who love Jesus and enjoy working with children! Work with our Bible Adventure kids (PS-5th grade) as we learn more about God’s Word on Sundays. You have an opportunity to teach a certain age group or assist the teacher for the day. Lessons and materials are provided.
  • Contact Dawn Rupe: ([email protected])

Children’s Church Leader or Assistant (Walled Lake)

  • 1 time a month at worship – during the message
  • Teach children a lesson based on the Sermon topic for the day – materials and lesson provided. (More of an extended Children’s message) or assist the teacher with crowd control and help.
  • Contact Dawn Rupe: ([email protected])

Kid’s Praise Volunteers (Wixom)

  • 1x every month
  • Kid’s Praise is a kid-friendly Bible lesson that happens during the service on our Communion Sundays.  We are looking for people that are good at teaching and communicating Biblical accounts and concepts to children.  A background check is required for this volunteer position.
  • Contact Anne Bolwerk: [email protected]

International Friends Ministry

Volunteer in Weekly International Classes

  • We have classes every day of the week. Depends on which day you choose. Classes run from September to May every year.
  • Reach out with the love of Jesus by doing life together with the internationals that live in our area. You will be partnered with a veteran volunteer or staff member that mentors and guides you through effective outreach to internationals. You will grow in your faith walk with Jesus as you introduce Him to others.
  • Contact Jan Roth-Heikkinen:  [email protected]

International Christmas Celebration Volunteers

  • Annually in December
  • Watch for more information as details are finalized in the fall.
  • Contact Jan Roth-Heikkinen:  [email protected]

International Easter Celebration Volunteers

  • Annually before Easter
  • We need many Volunteers to host this celebration for our International Friends!
  • Great opportunity for Groups, Youth and Adults to get involved!
  • Contact Jan Roth: [email protected]

Special Ministry Teams

Wedding Coordinators

  • 1-2x every year
  • These people run a wedding rehearsal and are behind the scenes for weddings at the Walled Lake campus to help things run smoothly.
  • Contact Donna Kishuck: [email protected]

Christian Citizenship Committee Member

  • Several times every year
  • This team provides learning speakers and events on various issues related to being a Christian citizen.
  • Contact Marc Wiliford:   [email protected]

Pro-Life Ministry

  • Several times every year
  • This team advocates, educates and promotes Another Way Pregnancy Center and other events in support of the pro-life movement.
  • Contact Mary Walden:  [email protected]

Senior Ministry Planning Team

  • 1x every month
  • This team promotes opportunities for individuals, ages 60+, that meet needs in areas such as, but not limited to spiritual and/or personal growth, social/relational, as well as care and support.
  • Contact Lavern Kruse:  [email protected]

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