O Lord of hosts!
My soul has a desire and longing
for the courts of the LORD... Psalm 84
It may seem strange that we attach so much importance to a place. God, after all, is bigger than any building, and is present in every place. But the places where we gather to encounter God, where we meet one another to work on God's project... these are special to us because we know God in and through this place.
This Sunday we will gather to hear God's Word, to sing hymns of praise, and offer prayers of thanksgiving, hope, and plea. Simply because we desire to know God's presence, and be shaped by God's will. Paul Ellis will lead worship and Paul Bellan-Boyer will preach.
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City
Image: 1908 postcard of St. Matthew's, Jersey City.