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St Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church

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Celebrating Our 125th Anniversary 1892-2017

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December 2017

Katharina von Bora Day – December 20

December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 612 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 US
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Pastor Robert Kuppler preaches at the Midweek Advent Noon Eucharist and 7 p.m. Advent Evening Prayer on Wednesday, December 20, the Day of Katharina von Bora, wife of Martin Luther. Free.

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German Christmass Eucharist

December 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 612 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 US
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St. Matthew's invites you to celebrate the Nativity of our Lord at our annual German Christmass Eucharist at noon on Saturday, December 23. The entire service is celebrated in German and includes the most beloved German Christmass carols. An English translation is provided opposite the German text for those less proficient in German. Free. Director of Music Bill Glisson leads the service from the console of our 25 rank Austin pipe organ with trompette-en-chamade. A guest soloist will sing during…

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Christmas Children’s Eucharist

December 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 612 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 US
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The children and youth of the parish tell the Christmas story at the 5 p.m. Candlelight Eucharist. Pre-service music provided mostly by children and youth begins at 4:30 p.m. A nursery is available for this service. Parking lot security provided by contract with the NHC Sheriff's Department. Featured icon: Christ is Born http://store.ancientfaith.com/christ-is-born-large-icon/

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Candlelight Christmas Eve

December 24 @ 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 612 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 US
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Celebrate the joy of Christ's birth with St. Matthew's parish at the 8:30 p.m. Candlelight Eucharist. Pre-service music provided by soloists and ensembles begins at 8 p.m. Many of the best loved Christmas carols are sung. Pastor Sam Zumwalt preaches, "Room for Jesus?" (Luke 2:1-20). This is the latest Christmas Eve service at which a nursery is available. Parking lot security is provided by contract with the NHC Sheriff's Department. The painting is entitled "Birth of the King" by Michael…

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Solemn High Christ Mass

December 24 @ 11:00 pm - December 25 @ 12:30 am
St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 612 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 US
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You are invited to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, Jesus, the Son of God at the 11 p.m. Solemn High Christ Mass on December 24 (pre-service music begins at 10:30 p.m.). Following the pattern of Martin Luther's Deutsche Messe, we substitute beloved Christmass hymns and carols for the ordinary of the mass. From the console of the 25-rank Austin organ with trompette-en-chamade and supported by the Adult Choir, Bill Glisson leads the congregation's song. Among the carols sung: "O…

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