Worship with Us  Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 8:30 & 11:00 AM  Monday 6:00 PM Wednesday 12 Noon

St Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church

" Proclaiming Christ Crucified "

WEDNESDAY A.M. UPDATE

September 19, 2018

No classes tonight or tomorrow.

YES…worship will happen in the nave on Saturday at 6 pm and Sunday at 8:30 & 11 am. Be sure to invite friends and neighbors. For those without power, come as you are.

If you can serve at or beyond St. Matt’s, please let. Nancy know. A trailer of relief supplies will arrive on Thursday and will need to be unloaded into the McSwain Center (gym). Likewise, distribution help will be needed.

Some clean up both inside and out needs to happen at St. Matt’s.

If you have pictures from around the area to share, please send to szumwalt@bellsouth.net. Identify the area where the pictures were taken.

As you begin to return, please keep Pr. Sam updated. Again, if you can help, some of our older members will need help with debris removal and clean up. Volunteers should let Nancy know at ythdirect@gmail.com

We are people of hope. We joyfully serve like our Crucified Lord, and we trust that Christ is risen indeed. We will get through every loss and will live eternally. So… let’s show the world and each other that we are the Body of Christ in but not of the world!

Hurricane Relief is coming to St. Matthew's!

We need help and have something for you also!

 

Welcome to St Matthew's Lutheran Church

Dear Visitor,

The time after Pentecost is traditionally known as ordinary (literally, “numbered”) time. The Sundays after the Epiphany of our Lord and the Sundays after Pentecost each have a number (Lectionary 1, etc.). Green, the color of growth, is the color of this time and reflects the growth of Christ’s Church on earth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18). The gospel readings for this non-festival time of the year are filled with the Lord Jesus’ teaching both in Word and deed…that we may grow in Him having been made His disciples by our Baptism into His death and resurrection.

Whether you are new to the area, on vacation at the beach, or using summer to check out other churches, we invite you to worship with us on Saturdays at 6 p.m., Sundays at 8:30 and 11 a.m., for a conversational Bible study and sung Evening Prayer on Mondays at 6 p.m., or, beginning in June, at noon on Wednesdays for a spoken Eucharist with healing prayer. With the exception of Monday evenings, we celebrate the Holy Eucharist at all our services.

The Christian life is always lived in a community. How can Christ’s members be active, growing, and fruit-bearing without remaining connected to the Head through the Word and Sacraments? The ancient Gnostic heresy was built on a spiritual, disembodied theology and worship. When one listens to many Christians whose sense of Church history is hardly more than right now, their kinship to Gnosticism is very near. In union with the Great Tradition of Christianity, we continue, as Luke described the new Church in Acts, in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, the breaking of the bread, and the prayers (2:42). Our worship is always biblical, creedal, sacramental, and liturgical. Come and see!

Adoring the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

Pastor Samuel David Zumwalt, STS
www.societyholytrinity.org
szumwalt@bellsouth.net

Saturday 6:00 PM

Sunday 8:30 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM

Monday 6:00 PM

YES…worship will happen in the nave on Saturday at 6 pm and Sunday at 8:30 & 11 am. Be sure to invite friends and neighbors. For those without power, come as you are.

If you can serve at or beyond St. Matt’s, please let. Nancy know. A trailer of relief supplies will arrive on Thursday and will need to be unloaded into the McSwain Center (gym). Likewise, distribution help will be needed.

Some clean up both inside and out needs to happen at St. Matt’s.

If you have pictures from around the area to share, please send to szumwalt@bellsouth.net. Identify the area where the pictures were taken.

As you begin to return, please keep Pr. Sam updated. Again, if you can help, some of our older members will need help with debris removal and clean up. Volunteers should let Nancy know at ythdirect@gmail.com

We are people of hope. We joyfully serve like our Crucified Lord, and we trust that Christ is risen indeed. We will get through every loss and will live eternally. So… let’s show the world and each other that we are the Body of Christ in but not of the world!

St Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church
612 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

(910) 791-4582

Worship Services

Saturday 6:00 PM

Sunday  8:30 & 11:00

Monday 6:00 PM

We Are a Discipleship Center

We encourage each other to:

PRAY daily

“To be a Christian without Prayer is no more possible than to be Alive without breathing.”   - Martin Luther

View Daily Prayers

WORSHIP weekly

"To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer."   - Martin Luther

Worship Services & Sermon Transcripts

READ the Bible

“The Bible is Alive, It speaks to me; It has feet, It runs after me; It has hands, It lays hold of me”  - Martin Luther

Today's Bible Verses

SERVE at and beyond St. Matthew’s

“God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.” - Martin Luther

Service Opportunities

Be in Relationship to encourage spiritual growth in others

"If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself." -  Martin Luther

Growth Opportunities

GIVE of my time, talents and resources

“I have held many things in my hand, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands that I still possess.”– Martin Luther

Giving Opportunities
St Matthew's Pastor Sam Zumwalt

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