St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church

St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church – A Discipleship Center, Wilmington, NC

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MIGHTY FORTRESS VBS 6/25-6/30

Sign up for St. Matt’s VBS Today!!!

The fun begins on Sunday, June 25, from 5:45-8 p.m. nightly and continues through the Children’s Program and Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 30, at 5:45 p.m.

To sign up your child or yourself for the adult class or yourself as a volunteer (middle school, high school, and adults), please use the link below. Thanks for caring about your child’s or your own growth in Christian faith and life!

https://vbsmate.com/events/StMattsWilmingtonNC/14421

 

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Friday, June 9th, 2017 and has Comments Off on MIGHTY FORTRESS VBS 6/25-6/30

Death of Elmer Fitzsimmons

DEATH OF ELMER FITZSIMMONS

Former member Elmer Fitzsimmons, father of Pr. Mark Fitzsimmons of Arden NC, died on April 10. Elmer and his late wife Peggy were longtime members of St. Matthew’s before they moved to senior housing in Arden. Peggy died in June 2014.

Rest eternal grant Elmer, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 and has Comments Off on Death of Elmer Fitzsimmons

EMMA BRUNJES FUNERAL 4/14

We will give God thanks and praise for the life of Emma Brunjes, 97, in the parish church on Good Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m. (tentative) with a reception in the Commons to follow. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery where Emma’s husband was buried in 1989.

Emma, a longtime member of St. Matthew’s and of the Faith Circle of the Women of the Church, had been living in Florida for several years. She died on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Local arrangements are with Coble-Ward-Smith Funeral Home. Tentative plans are for visitation at the funeral home on Thursday evening.

Rest eternal grant Emma, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Monday, April 10th, 2017 and has Comments Off on EMMA BRUNJES FUNERAL 4/14

Ina Sinhel Funeral on 3/10 at 11am

                 FUNERAL OF INA SINHEL

We will give God thanks and praise for the life of Ina Sinhel, 96, mother of Diane Rumsey, on Friday, March 10, at 11 a.m. in the parish church. Until recently, Ina was a regular worshiper at the Saturday 6 p.m. Eucharist.

Rest eternal grant Ina, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.

Follow the link below to Ina’s obituary.

http://www.andrewsmortuary.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1932069

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 and has Comments Off on Ina Sinhel Funeral on 3/10 at 11am

LENTEN PRAYER RETREAT – March 4

You are invited to join us for our annual Lenten Prayer Retreat on Saturday morning, March 4, from 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Pr. Carl Voges, STS, (from Columbia, SC) teaches three sessions on repentance with particular attention to relevant biblical texts. The teaching theme is: “Inhaling and Exhaling the Life of the Holy Trinity.” We begin with sung Morning Prayer and pray the suffrages (Responsive Prayer) between teaching sessions. Soup and sandwich lunch included in the $10 registration. For more information: chorn@stmatthewsch.org

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Monday, February 27th, 2017 and has Comments Off on LENTEN PRAYER RETREAT – March 4

Death of Lt. Col. Bob Jones, USA (ret)

(Bob is pictured on the right as he receives the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.)

Lt. Col. Bob Jones, USA (ret), beloved husband of Yvonne, departed this life on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, after years of declining health.

Bob was a former president of the Southeastern North Carolina Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (SENCLAND) and a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine (pictured below, Bob on the right).

Funeral arrangements are pending with Andrews Mortuary.

Rest eternal grant Bob, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 and has Comments Off on Death of Lt. Col. Bob Jones, USA (ret)

(Bob, right, is pictured receiving the Order of the Long Leaf Pine)

DEATH OF LTC BOB JONES, USA (RET)

Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Bob Jones, beloved husband of Yvonne, departed this life on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, after years of declining health.

Bob was a former president of the Southeastern North Carolina Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (SENCLAND) and a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine (pictured below, Bob on the right).

Funeral arrangements are pending with Andrews Mortuary.

Rest eternal grant Bob, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 and has Comments Off on

Death of Don Meyer

Our heartfelt prayers go out to Rose Meyer and family on this Thursday, February 9, at the sudden death of Don Meyer, Rose’s husband of 62 years.

Services will be through Messiah Lutheran Church in Wilmington.

Rest eternal grant Don, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.

 

 

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 and has Comments Off on Death of Don Meyer

FUNERAL OF TRUDY RENDIN

We will give God thanks and praise for the life of our dear sister, Trudy Rendin, 95, who died early Friday at Trinity Grove Nursing Home. Trudy’s funeral will be in the parish church on Saturday, February 4, at 2 p.m. with burial of her cremains in the Memorial Garden.

Rest eternal grant Trudy, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.

The Resurrection is depicted in “Christ Risen from the Tomb,” a painting by Italian Renaissance artist Bergognone. The artwork is from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Easter, the feast of the Resurrection, is April 8 in the Latin-rite church this year. (CNS photo/courtesy of the National Gallery of Art) (March 27, 2012)

 

 

 

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 and has Comments Off on FUNERAL OF TRUDY RENDIN

NO ADVENT SERVICE ON DECEMBER 21!

THERE ARE NO MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21!

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Monday, December 19th, 2016 and has Comments Off on NO ADVENT SERVICE ON DECEMBER 21!