Sunday 10/28 11am Reformation Sunday worship - wear red!
But these portraits of Martin Luther and his wife Katharina von Bora help show one thing. As monk and nun, both were bound by vows to never marry. Yet in the ferment of Reformation and revolution, the church re-examined its understanding of how the church worked. Luther came to know a God of love and mercy, who was not seeking to damn him, but to free him.
They saw that the rules the church had made went beyond the rules God had given, which themselves were impossible to fully keep. "Love the Lord your God, and love your neighbor as yourself" defines a lifetime of practice. When Martin and Katies celibate vocations ended, God led them to practice love in marriage, a relationship to which many are called.
This Sunday we will listen to God's word and practice living in its light, Pr. Hans Arnesen preaching and presiding at a service of Holy Communion.
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City