St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

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DEATH OF ANNETTE GEIGER

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)

Our dear sister Annette Geiger was born to eternal life on Friday, December 9, 2016, from her residence at Brightmore Commons. Arrangements are pending with Wilmington Funeral and Cremation. Tentative plans are a service at St. Matthew’s with reception following and burial at Greenlawn beside her husband, John. Annette is survived by her son Keith, his wife Kathy, and grandson Brian and family.
 
Rest eternal grant Annette, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon her. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Friday, December 9th, 2016 and has Comments Off on DEATH OF ANNETTE GEIGER

Midweek Advent Worship on 11/30

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Pr. Robert Weeks preaches at the 12 noon spoken Eucharist and at the 7 p.m. sung LBW Evening Prayer services on Wednesday, November 30, the Feast of St. Andrew. Pr. Samuel Zumwalt is the presider.

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 and has Comments Off on Midweek Advent Worship on 11/30

THANKSGIVING EUCHARIST AT 7PM

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 7 P.M.

Bill Glisson, Angela Daughtry, and the Adult Choir help to lead the congregation in giving God thanks and praise for all His many blessings at this year’s Thanksgiving on Tuesday Eucharist!

Pastor Bob Kuppler delivers a wonderful encouraging word concerning Jesus, the Bread of Life!

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 and has Comments Off on THANKSGIVING EUCHARIST AT 7PM

SAMUEL’S SCOUT PROJECT FOR IRAQ

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THANK YOU, ST. MATT’S, AND THANKS, SAMUEL!
 
After having been moved by the “I Am N” video/discussion series at confirmation camp this past June, our freshman Boy Scout Samuel, son of Paul & Sue, challenged our congregation in September to donate money for Action Packs to be distributed by Voice of the Martyrs to Christian refugees in Iraq and Syria.
 
You contributed $1765 to purchase Action Packs. That amounts to 58.83 Action Packs to be distributed to Christian martyr and refugee families.
 
Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth! Amen!
Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 and has Comments Off on SAMUEL’S SCOUT PROJECT FOR IRAQ

New Disciples 11/5 Noon to 3pm

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NEW DISCIPLES CLASS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

12 NOON – 3 P.M.

ST. MATT’S  LIBRARY

To register: dcapozio@stmatthewsch.org

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Monday, October 31st, 2016 and has Comments Off on New Disciples 11/5 Noon to 3pm

BOB STANSBURY FUNERAL, 11/5 @ 10AM

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)

Our dear brother and former congregational president Bob Stansbury departed this life at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, from the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center after a courageous thirteen year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. 

Bob is mourned by Helen, his wife of 62 years, and sons Carlton of Milwaukee WI and Curtis of Wilmington. He was preceded in death in 2009 by oldest son Charles (Chuck) of Phoenix AZ. Bob is also survived by grandchildren Dale and Hannah and many loved ones and friends.

A funeral Eucharist will be celebrated on Saturday, November 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew’s in Wilmington NC. A reception and visitation will follow the service.

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

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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 Friday, October 28th, 2016 and has Comments Off on BOB STANSBURY FUNERAL, 11/5 @ 10AM

NO SATURDAY 6PM SERVICE 10/8/16

DUE TO WIND, RAIN, AND POSSIBLE FLOODING OF ROADS, WE WILL NOT HAVE THE SATURDAY 6PM EUCHARIST ON OCTOBER 8.

WE WILL HAVE THE 8:30 AND 11AM EUCHARISTS ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9.

SUNDAY SCHOOL IS SCHEDULED FOR 9:45 A.M. ON 10/9.

 

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 and has Comments Off on NO SATURDAY 6PM SERVICE 10/8/16

AL BARR FUNERAL ON 10/5 @ 11AM

We will give God thanks and praise for the life of our dear brother Alvin Barr on Wednesday, October 5, at 11 a.m. in the parish church.

The family will receive visitors at the Andrews Mortuary on Market Street on Tuesday, October 4, from 6 – 8 p.m.

Burial will be at Oleander Gardens on Wednesday following the funeral at St. Matthew’s. Rest eternal grant Al, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.

I am the resurrection and the life

 

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 and has Comments Off on AL BARR FUNERAL ON 10/5 @ 11AM

DEATH OF AL BARR

Al Barr, beloved husband of Peggy for 74 years, died this Saturday morning, October 1, at 11:30 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Life Center in Wilmington. We remember Peg, daughter Bev, and son-in-law Alan, as they mourn Al’s death. Funeral arrangements are pending with Andrews Mortuary.

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

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 and has Comments Off on DEATH OF AL BARR

CHOIR REHEARSALS ON AUGUST 24!!!

Adult Bell Choir rehearsal with Teresa Hall begins at 6 p.m. in the nave. Yes, newcomers are welcome!

Adult Choir rehearsal with new director Angela (Angie) Daughtry is at 7 p.m. in the choir room. Yes, newcomers are welcome!

The Adult Choir is vesting and processing at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 28!!!

Written by szumwalt in Pastor's Blog on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 and has Comments Off on CHOIR REHEARSALS ON AUGUST 24!!!