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

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lent Bible study and Sunday worship

Daylight savings time begins this Sunday. Set your clock ahead one hour.

Bible study in Lent:
- Thursdays at 7pm we'll share a light meal and read through the Gospel of Mark. Volunteers for providing soup are appreciated and can contact
- Sundays at 1pm we'll read through a number of shorter books in the Old Testament (targeting one book per session), Paul Ellis hosting.

This Sunday, Jesus gets angry. "In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables" (John 2:14-15).

A life lived in faith is not without turmoil. Responding to God may lead us into conflict, when we see injustice. The Jesus who overturned table, also overturned the world order, simply by practicing healing, forgiveness, and the miraculous sharing of his life.

We celebrate life in Christ with a meal of his bread and wine, Rev. Gordon Huff preaching and presiding.

All have a home in God's house.

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

Artwork: Jesus cleanses the temple, by the Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey.

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