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

St Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church

" Proclaiming Christ Crucified "

Vacation Bible School Splash Canyon


Join us for Splash Canyon VBS beginning Sunday, June 10. Classes are for ages 3 through 5th grade (just completed) and adults. A nursery is available for the children of helpers and adult class participants.

The Children's Closing Musical Program and Ice Cream Social is on Friday, June 15.

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

Saturday 6:00 PM

Sunday 8:30 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM

Monday 6:00 PM

We welcome you to celebrate the Feast of the Holy Trinity at St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church on May 26-27, 2018. We welcome new members at the three weekend Eucharists. Pastor Zumwalt preaches: “For Our Salvation: Saving Us For Eternity” (John 3:1-21).

From the console of our 25 rank Austin pipe organ with trompette-en-chamade, Bill Glisson leads the congregation in singing joyous hymns to the glory of God, including, “Holy, Holy, Holy” (Saturday Entrance); “We Praise You and Acknowledge You” (Sunday Entrance); “Holy, Holy, Holy” (Sunday Hymn of Praise); “Alleluia! Let Praises Ring!” (Hymn of the Day); “Father, Most Holy” (Saturday Recessional); and “Rejoice! O Pilgrim Throng” (Sunday Recessional). Sunday distribution hymns include: “God Loved the World, So That He Gave” and “Father, Most Holy.”

The Feast of the Holy Trinity is the sixth and final major feast of the Lutheran liturgical year. The Adult Choir sings at both Sunday Eucharists before taking a summer break until August. Pastors Zumwalt, Schedler, Weeks, and Hoyer will serve the people of God at the 11 a.m. Eucharist.

We will also remember in worship those who have in love laid down their lives in the armed forces of our nation to secure the freedoms we enjoy, especially, the freedom to worship the Holy Trinity, one God in three persons.

On Saturday at 6 p.m., Anthony, the infant son of Scott and Lauren, will be received into Christ’s Church by the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. We will honor the Mees family for their long service to God and neighbor at St. Matthew’s with a reception following the Saturday evening Eucharist.

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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