We have a variety of exciting ministries that are ongoing in our church. These include our
Music Ministry, Stephen Ministry program, and Youth and Campus Ministries. We
would love to have you join in participating in such ministries, so please find out more about each one!
|Music is an important part of the Lutheran tradition and worship service. This is certainly true at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.
From the organ preludes and postludes, to the singing of the liturgy and hymns, to the anthems provided by the choirs, music is vital to Lutheran praise and
Director of Music
St. Matthew's Music Program
provides an opportunity for people of all ages to make a "joyful
noise" and praise the Lord through vocal and instrumental anthems
during worship services and concerts.
St. Matthew's Music Program is
doubly blessed to be under the guidance and direction of Bill
Glisson, our organist!
St. Matthew's is very proud of its choirs.
There is a choir or musical group for all ages and musical preferences.
St. Matthew's has the following Choirs, Ensembles, & Instrumental
- Adult Choir
- Handbell Choir
- Contemporary Service Musicians: The Joyful
- Instrumental Ensemble (HS and up)
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Our program focuses on strengthening our commitment to God,
Church, our families, and ourselves. Each age
group will experience this growth through Bible Study,
devotions, fellowship activities, service projects, and
personal connections to their church.
There will also be
opportunities for each of our youth to use any of their
spiritual gifts to enhance their spiritual
We encourage you to look
at all the opportunities and come join us for a chance
to make a difference. Let's continue to build on
our faith, and take leaps of faith together, knowing we
are sheltered under the grace of God's love.
High School 9th - 12th
The High School Youth
Group meets every Sunday night from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in
the McSwain Activity Center, and at outside locations
for service and fun activities.
During this very crucial
time we are preparing youth to be disciples away from
home and church, fortifying their foundation in their
church and home, and preparing them more for their adult
life and future.
Activities and music are
a vital part of spiritual growth. We are looking
for more ways to add music experiences during our
Middle School 6th -
The Middle School Youth
Group meets every Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
in the McSwain Activity Center. Time will also be spent
between church and outside activities that include
servant projects as well as those for fun.
We want to continue to
build on the relationships that you are forming in
Confirmation Class. We will also be discussing the
changes you are experiencing in school, friends, and
Upper Elementary 3rd -
You will meet for
activities and fellowship at least once a month.
Your activities will focus on creating better personal
relationships, and finding ways we can serve others and
thereby server God better.
Lower Elementary K -
Our youngest group is not
forgotten. This is an exciting group to watch soak
up the Word of God. This group will also meet
monthly for activities to bond the kids as a group and
enhance their awareness of others in God's world.
Campus Ministry: Lutheran Student
|University students gather at 12:15 p.m. on the second
Sunday of each month for a catered luncheon and conversation with
St. Matthew's about the intersection between Christian faith and
||Pastor Dale Kemppainen
||Dr. Jeanne Kemppainen, UNCW
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Holy Hearts -- a
support group for those grieving losses
Hearts meets in the church library at 5 p.m. on the first and third
Mondays of every month. Pastor Zumwalt facilitates a time or sharing
hurts and hopes seen through the prism of Christian faith.
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