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, February 24, 2012

Sunday 2/26 11am - First Sunday in Lent

The season of Lent is an opportunity to re-focus our attention on our spiritual lives, to re-engage with others in faith, to re-turn to the Lord. On Ash Wednesday, we received ashes as a reminder of our mortality and God's saving grace. In Lent, the Sunday gospel readings turn towards the cross, as Jesus journeys towards Jerusalem and the events which lead up to his death.

This year at St. Matthew's, each Sunday in Lent will lift up one theme related to salvation. This Sunday we will focus on the symbol of water, so important to life and in the Bible. Noah and his kin were brought safely through the flood; God led the people of Israel out of slavery and through the sea; we enter Christian community through the water of baptism.

This Sunday we will "wade in the water" with an 11am service led by David Sitler and with Myrna Perez preaching.
God will see you through.

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

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