St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church

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


Jesus calling fishermen

Dear Visitor,

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said to some fishermen at work. It’s not a one-time call. He calls us to follow Him every day of our lives.  Maybe you’ve been fighting His call, kicking and screaming the whole way. Maybe you’re just curious. So…why don’t you check out what it means to be His disciple?

Join us this weekend on Saturday at 6 p.m. or on Sunday either at 8:30 or 11 a.m. and listen for the Lord’s call as He speaks to you in Word and Sacrament. We also have a brief Bible study and sung Evening Prayer each Monday at 6 p.m.

Perhaps you’ve wanted to try to understand what the New Testament is about. The Crossways Bible Study resumes on Wednesday, September 3, at 6 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.  We will begin a 20 week class on the books of the New Testament. This is a survey class that introduces students to the claims they make about Jesus.

If you have a middle school student in your house, our weekly Confirmation classes for 6th-8th graders begin on Wednesday, September 3, at  7 p.m. with an orientation for parents and students.

Our Sunday School classes for ages 3 through 100 begin on September 7 at 9:45 a.m.  A nursery is available for those under the age of three. If you want to take a deeper look at how Lutherans practice the Christian faith, take my class on Martin Luther’s Large Catechism at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday. Three other adult classes are offered at the same time.

There are other opportunities throughout the week to explore God’s Word and to be opened by it. Indeed the more you read and study the Bible with an open heart and mind, the more you will find yourself following Jesus.

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