The mission of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church is to love, welcome, nurture, and serve all people
by following the example of Jesus Christ.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday 9/25 Worship at 11am

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave. Philippians 2:5-7

This Sunday we'll hear these words from one of the earliest hymns to Jesus. Unlike other lords, he did not "lord it over" others, but chose the way of humility, of service, of loving the world's outcasts. He died for it, executed by the state as a criminal. And he rose from the dead, continuing this new kingdom eternally.

We celebrate and witness to this new kind of Lord in a service of Holy Communion beginning at 11 o'clock, Pastor Paul Brndjar preaching and presiding. After the service, we will gather for refreshments, and there will be a Bible study on the letter to the Hebrews.

Grace and peace to you.

St. Matthews Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City

Congregation news:
We have opportunities to appoint new board members to the:
+ Barrow Manson Development Corporation (BMDC), which leases and manages the Barrow Mansion to serve the community; and
+ Puerto Rican Lutheran Housing Corporation, which operates the Villa Borinquen housing complex.
If you are interested in either of these organizations, please contact any member of the Congregation Council, or email the Council at

Artwork:, "Way of the Cross - Station I: Jesus is condemned to death," by Ted DeGrazia.

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