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, January 18, 2012

Sunday 1/22 - Annual Meeting

St. Matthew's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place Sunday January 22, after the worship service, beginning at approximately 12:30pm. Our Annual Report (PDF, 1.3MB) includes the meeting agenda, financial reports, and reports from many of the congregation's ministries. (Printed copies are available at the church building.) At the meeting we will elect members to the Council and several other offices, and adopt a budget for the coming year.

Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news." As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, "Follow me and I will make you fish for people." Mark 1:14-17


This Sunday we will hear how God calls people into mission. As Jesus once called disciples on the shores of Galilee, so he calls us again into ministry together in and through this church. Rev. Paul Brndjar will preach and preside at a service of Holy Communion.

Believe in the good news!

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

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sunday 1/15 - Worship at 11am

This Sunday's lessons highlight the call of the Lord. The young prophet Samuel hears the Lord calling in the night but needs help to recognize God's voice. Psalm 139 speaks of a God who knows us intimately: "You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you are acquainted with all my ways" (v2-3). Then the gospel of John gives us a conversation between Jesus and the reluctant disciple Nathaniel.

God calls each of us uniquely into relationship and into the holy mission of transformation. This Sunday we will listen again for the voice of God, with a service of Holy Communion led by Rev. Jack DiMatteo.

Wonderful are your works, O God!

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

Congregation news:
Our Annual Meeting will take place NEXT Sunday 1/22 after worship. A bulletin of reports will be available at church this Sunday.

The painting "Calling Disciples," 2001, is by Dr. He Qi ,a professor at the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary in China.
 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sunday 1/8 11am worship - 3 Kings

This Sunday we celebrate the beginning of Epiphany, the season of Light.

We hear the story of the magi, seers from the East (traditionally known as the 3 Kings) who come to pay homage to Jesus, with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

And we receive the gifts Jesus gives to us: salvation, the hand of fellowship, forgiveness tasted in bread and wine. Rev. Will Henkel will preach and preside.

Come! Let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

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

Congregation news:
Our Ministry Site Profile for the call process is available on our website, click here to view or download. It will be finalized at Monday's Council meeting.