St. Matthew COVID-19 Plan to Return to Worship Welcome Back! Brothers and sisters in Christ, we are excited to communicate that we will cautiously and gratefully reopen the church and return to in-person worship services for those who choose this option. Executive Council, after prayerful deliberation, has decided to reopen on Sunday July 12, 2020. I would like to thank the Re-Entry Team for their diligent work to develop a plan to return to [continue reading…]
The Story Behind The Blues Service Beginning with the early years of the Church and the Reformation, there has been an outpouring of composers and hymnists channeling the people’s thanks and praise of the Gospel through music. The merging of common tunes and gospel text has resulted in an ever growing choral and instruments variety of music for the Church….click here to continue reading…
Bob and Carla Maas will be sharing their experiences and photos from their recent trip to historical places along the Civil Rights Trail on February 10 between services in the Fellowship Hall. This presentation will include much more than what they are sharing at the community service for Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr on February 17th. Please come and discover some new things about this historical and emotional time in our country.
The Annual Community Worship Service celebrating the life of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Medina Presbyterian Church, 5020 Burgundy Bay Blvd. Carla and Bob Maas (from St. Matthew!) will be sharing the story of their recent journey on the Civil Rights Trail. A free-will offering will be held to support The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship for a graduating senior at [continue reading…]
NATIVE AMERICAN MONTH OBSERVED AT ST. MATTHEW Special Native American Worship Service and Education on Sunday, November 18, 2018. MEDINA, November 8, 2018. St. Matthew will observe Native American month on Sunday, November 18 at the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services. Franchot Ballinger, a retired professor in history from the University of Cincinnati, will play the Native American flute and discuss the role of flutes in Native American culture. Native American songs and [continue reading…]
The Greatest Bread Jesus uses the image of bread to demonstrate that, even compared to all the great things God has done before, God’s greatest miracle is in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus, the bread of life, is a greater miracle than the manna God sent in the dessert (Exod. 16:14), greater than the bread the angel brought to restore Elijah (1 Kings 19:4-8), greater even than the loaves Jesus had just multiplied to feed [continue reading…]
11TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 9:45 AM Friendship Sunday with Holy Communion Blessing of the Animals +++ Do Not Worry…Liberated by God’s Grace “…Trusting in God is about giving up one’s own strength and accepting oneself as weak and helpless. Paradoxically, there is nothing more secure than to feel one’s own weakness; this is connected to understanding that one’s vanity is embraced by an inexplicable power. My experiences will help me to grasp that this inexplicable power [continue reading…]