In his public ministry, Jesus seems to be known first not as Messiah, not as Savior, not as Son of God, but as a healer. This - probably more than his teaching - is what seems to have attracted crowds. And why not? Today health care is one of the things we will pay the most for. When you are ill or suffering, finding relief and especially a cure becomes supremely important.
Healing has always been Jesus' and the Church's mission. Theologically, in the sense that Jesus came to heal the wounds of sin. But more immediately in the care and cure of the sick, the wounded, the possessed.
This Sunday we seek healing in the balm of scripture, in the bread and wine, in the companionship of those gathered 'round the hope of Jesus. This Sunday, Pastor Pat Olausen will preach and preside at a service of Holy Communion, beginning at 11am.
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City