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…
Dear St. Matthew Lay Leaders and Members, At the congregational retreat this Saturday, 2/9 from 8:30 to 12, we will take some time to intentionally reflect on the vitality of our congregation with an emphasis on our relationship with God, our relationship with each other and our relationship with the community. To assist with this reflection and facilitate a discussion that will help us refresh and renew goals for our congregation and leadership, we are [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…]
MEDINA, OH, August 5, 2018. St. Matthew to hold Outdoor Worship with Blessing of Pets at Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 9:45 AM. St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, Medina, will hold an outdoor worship service at Buckeye Woods Park, Sunday, August 5th at 9:45 AM. We invite the community to this service to celebrate National Friendship Sunday. You are welcome to bring four-legged friends for a blessing during [continue reading…]
UPDATE: T-shirt orders are due today, Wednesday April 4th to the Luther League Mailbox. Thank you! Click to preview the announcements slide show for this Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Join us at St. Matthew on Wednesday, February 21st. Our Lenten meal is at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall, and Worship is at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. The Parable of the Great Judgement (sheep and goats) Matthew 25:31-46 (NRSV). The Judgement of the Nations 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be [continue reading…]