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

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Christmas Eve concert 7pm, service 7:30pm. All are welcome.

In the region near Bethlehem, there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see — I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.   Luke 2:8-10a

Good news... of great joy... for all the people...

As the calendar year draws to a close, the church year is just beginning. Every year has its challenges, yet this year has also been one of blessing for our congregation. We've seen a pastor and new members come; and beloved friends depart. Even as our neighborhood has been challenged by superstorm Sandy, we saw the goodness of people shine forth, neighbor helping neighbor.

We celebrate Christmas eve with a concert beginning at 7pm, and a service of Holy Communion filled with Christmas carols beginning at approximately 7:30pm, and concluding in candlelight. Pastor Hans Arnesen will preach and preside. The concert will feature music by members of St. Matthew's, including the Kevin Morali Trio.

The grace of God has appeared!
Titus 2:11

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

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