St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church

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



Dear Visitor,

St. Matthew’s is an evangelical catholic parish, which means we are “evangelical” by being committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and “catholic” by being rooted in the faith once delivered to the saints. When you worship with us, you experience a vibrant Christianity that would be recognizable to the previous centuries of Christians. We are biblical, creedal, and sacramental!

On the first weekend of November (don’t forget to turn your clock back one hour before going to sleep on November 1), we celebrate the Feast of All Saints. North Carolina Synod Bishop Leonard Bolick will be our guest preacher. We will honor our retiring bishop with an All Saints reception at 9:30 a.m. between the Sunday morning Eucharists on November 2.

On the weekends of November 9, 16, and 23, we bring to close another liturgical year of God’s grace with Gospel readings from St. Matthew’s Gospel. Our congregation responds to God’s grace and providence by making financial pledges for 2015 and turning in our pledge cards beginning November 16.

We host the 3 p.m. Eucharist at Trinity Grove Nursing Home on November 16 and celebrate the 100th birthday of our member and Trinity Grove resident Pearl Ogden.

As is our tradition, we celebrate Thanksgiving early with Eucharists at 12 noon and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 25, to encourage participation by those who will be traveling for the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Finally, on November 29-30, we begin a new liturgical year of God’s grace by marking the First Sunday in Advent. We will have midweek Advent worship at noon and 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, December 3, 10, and 17.

Please find your way often to St. Matthew’s where Christ has promised to be present in the Word and Sacraments always!

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace and joy,

Pastor Sam Zumwalt, STS

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Calendar at a Glance for 1 Week

Youth Groups (excluding May thru August)

Wednesday at 6:00 pm (Middle School) and Sunday from 6:00 to 7:30 pm (High School) .

Wednesday Music Practice Schedule:

5:00 Little Luther Choir (PK4-1st grade) 5:25pm Luther Choir (grades 2-5)

6:00-6:45pm Handbell Choir (older youth and adults)

7:00-8:30pm Adult Choir