Palm Sunday 10:30 am
Maundy Thursday April 1 - 7pm
Good Friday April 2 - 7pm
Easter Sunday April 4
Welcome, and thank you for visiting St. Matthew Lutheran Church online. We hope that our website highlights our worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
NOTICE: We have reinstated Worship services at St. Matthew. There are a few recommendations you will need to follow before attending services at St. Matthew.
We will continue the FACEBOOK LIVE worship services. A new service will be posted to the St. Matthew Facebook page LIVE each Sunday at 10:30am or you can attend in person. The service will be posted to YouTube. You can watch either platform any time.
Services are held in the main Church
Sunday School/Bible Study at 9:15 in the fellowship hall.
Sunday Morning Worship 10:30 am.
During Lent and Advent seasons there is Wednesday night services at 7p.
Palm/Passion Sunday, March 28, 2021
Holy Week, March 28 – April 4, 2021
Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021
Good Friday, April 2, 2021
Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021
Administrative Professionals Day, April 21, 2021
National Day of Prayer, May 6, 2021
Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021
Ascension Day, May 13, 2021
Pentecost, May 23, 2021
Victoria Day (Canada), May 24, 2021
Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021
Memorial Day, May 31, 2021
A GRAND ENTRANCE
Decades ago, as English actress Gertrude Lawrence waited behind the curtain for a play to begin, the queen upstaged her by arriving at the royal box to much applause. “What an entrance,” Lawrence remarked, to which her friend, playwright Noel Coward, replied, “What a part!”
Jesus certainly made a grand entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, entering to adoring shouts of “Hosanna!” But worldly glory and fame weren’t his intent. Instead, our Lord knew that his Father had prepared a sacrificial role for him. Jesus handled the adulation with dignity and poise. The humble yet courageous Son of God knew that danger, despair and death awaited — but that he must endure it all to fulfill prophecy for humanity’s sake.
The pageantry of Palm Sunday is a stark contrast to the role of Suffering Servant that Jesus faced a few short days later. Yet each event during Holy Week represents victory — for Jesus as well as for his beloved children.
Palm Sunday is a glorious day, so let us wave palms and shout, “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” The Savior has come. What an entrance! What a part!
[Maundy Thursday] Foot-washing Savior, teach me to follow your example of loving others by serving them.
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[Good Friday] Pontius Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” even as Truth stood before him. May my life be grounded in the Truth sent by God to save me.
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With the women, we approach the place of death, little knowing God’s glorious surprise that awaits us.
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We echo the words of the man whose son Jesus heals: “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24).
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Lord Jesus, open my mind to understand Scripture as it is proclaimed here today.
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We carry worries even to worship. But our Good Shepherd says, “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32, ESV).