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

Thursday, November 8, 2012

This week at St. Matthew's

This Sunday, November 11, commemorates Saint Martin of Tours, who died in the year 397. As a soldier in the Roman army, Martin was approached by a beggar. Moved, Martin cut his cloak in half and gave part to the man. That night in a dream he had a vision of Christ as that beggar.

This week St. Matthew's has been approached by hundreds of people asking for help. We have opened the doors of the church and are welcoming people into Bavendam Hall to receive storm relief supplies. WE NEED YOUR HELP to offer the hospitality of Christ to our neighbors in need. If you can come by the church for an hour or more to welcome, serve coffee and cookies, or help distribute supplies, please call Kim Aycox (mornings only 201.920.8615), Paul Ellis (732.397.2629) or Paul Bellan-Boyer (201.238.5987) or just come. Today and Friday 8am-8pm, and any time during the day on Saturday especially.

Our friend and sister Emily Narine departed this earth Wednesday morning, in the company of her family. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

This Sunday we drink deep of the mystery of Christ. Pastor Hans Arnesen will preach and preside at a service of Holy communion.

O God, you show forth your almighty power
chiefly by reaching out to us in mercy.
Grant us the fullness of your grace,
strengthen our trust in your promises,
and bring all the world to share in the treasures
that come through your Son,
Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
85 Wayne Street (btwn Barrow & Jersey Aves)
Downtown Jersey City
201.432.9319

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