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

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sunday 10/30 - Wear red!

Five hundred ninety-four years ago this Monday, Martin Luther began what became known as the Reformation. A priest and a monk, Luther had been awakened to the surpassing grace of God and become disturbed at how little the Church seemed to reflect that Good News. He hoped to help people know the real presence of Jesus Christ in their everyday lives.

This seal, known as the Luther Rose, is here surrounded by three principles of the Reformation. In place of lesser authorities, Luther preached that we should rely on the Word alone (the living presence of Christ in the Bible and the sacraments). Also that we are saved by God's grace alone - not by how good we are, not by how hard we work, only by God's gracious gift. And finally, that this happens in our life by faith alone, only by trust in God's promises.

Come hear God's good Word of grace in Jesus Christ. Pastor Gordon Huff will preach and preside at a service of Holy Communion beginning at 11am. Please remember to wear red, the color of the saints and witnesses who have gone before us.

St. Matthews Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City
201-432-9319
stmatthewsjc.org

Congregation news:
After church this Sunday we will be gathering for fellowship and to help with two projects.
+ Setting up for next weekend's rummage sale
+ Filling bags of groceries for the Hyacinth AIDS Foundation

God bless you always!

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