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, May 9, 2012

Sunday 5/13 - Worship at 11am

I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. John 15:15

Jesus is not very good at Lording. His kingdom works not by divide-and-conquer, but by sharing love and bread, including the outcast, bringing all his disciples into the "inner circle." He is not a secret-keeper, but freely shares the righteousness, love, truth and mercy that is his Father's gift to all who seek God.

This Sunday, as we honor those who have welcomed us into the world, who have mothered us, Jesus again invites us into the greatest fellowship imaginable: with God and with those whom God loves. (Yes, that's everyone!) Rev. Judith Spindt will preach and preside at a service of Holy Communion.

May God bless and keep you always.

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

Upcoming events:
Sat 5/12 10am-4pm & Sun 5/25 12:30-3pm, Rummage sale
Fri 5/18 7pm, Meet and greet with pastoral candidate
Sun 5/20 11am, Worship led by pastoral candidate, followed by Congregation Meeting to consider a pastoral call

Artwork:
Jesus and friends, mural at the comedor in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.
 

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