St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church

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

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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!

Join us for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost on May 28-29, Memorial Day Weekend.  As we give thanks for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our religious liberty, we begin a simpler summer liturgy and new preaching series: “Servants of God.” Worshipers are invited to wear red, white, and blue in celebration of Memorial Day.

Pastor Zumwalt preaches: “Servants of God: Solomon?” (1 Kings 8:22-43). For traditional worship on Saturday at 6pm and on Sunday at 8:30 and 11am, Bill Glisson leads from our 25-rank Austin organ the singing of joyous hymns: “You Servants of God” (Entrance Hymn); “I Love Your Kingdom, Lord” (Hymn of the Day)”; “Glories of Your Name Are Spoken” (Recessional). Sunday distribution hymns include: “What A Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Blessed Assurance.”

We sing hymns with spiritual depth and musical integrity in a variety of styles and from many sources. We believe the Scriptures when they declare: “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), which means we don’t have to surround ourselves with nonstop loud noise.

When you worship at St. Matthew’s, you hear God’s No (His Law) and God’s Yes (His Gospel) proclaimed from the pulpit to afflict the comfortable and to comfort the afflicted. There’s no soft-sell, bait-and-switch, smiling legalism with a lot of pop psychology and very little Jesus. It’s actually bracing to know we always need a Savior every day and that we cannot by our own reason or effort believe in Him or come to Him. We don’t tell you what to do. We tell you what He has done for sinners and what it means to be grateful day by day.

So…discover the Lutheran difference this week. At St. Matthew’s, when it says Lutheran on the sign, you can actually count on scriptural, creedal, and sacramental worship week after week.

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

www.societyholytrinity.org

szumwalt@bellsouth.net

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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 at 5:00 pm (High School) .

Music Practice Schedule:

12:15 pm Sunday — Luther Choir (age 4-5th grade, August 30)

6:30 pm Tuesday* — Joyful Noise Ensemble (*before 2nd and 4th Sundays)

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

7:00-8:30pm Wednesday — Adult Choir

Lutheran Campus Ministry

7pm Sunday — Supper Fellowship in St. Matt’s McSwain Center