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, June 18, 2014

Season of Pentecost

From early Summer up to the gate of Winter, the church year is one long season. Sometimes called "ordinary time," the weeks between the Feast of Pentecost and Advent focus on the ministry of Jesus and the mission of the church. While the mission is extra-ordinary, it is in fact the ordinary "business" of the church to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and to practice what he preached.

As Jesus walked among his people, he preached the coming of the Kingdom of God. We know he prayed, and had a close relationship with his heavenly Father. He knew and practiced the religion of his people. Yet in this religious context, so much of his message is not what we might call religious. He spoke of the love of God, the reality of hope, and the importance of a just community.

Jesus came to heal a world in need. The people of St. Matthew's come to him each week for his good Word and holy meal. Summer services at 10am.

Together in the Holy Spirit.

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

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