St. Matthew Lutheran Church is a growing church…a relational church…a welcoming church whose mission it is to build caring relationships in the love of Jesus Christ! We would be delighted to have you join us this weekend for worship. On this website you will find all kinds of information about our worship services, daily programs for people of all ages, and service opportunities. But until you experience Jesus’ love in the community of believers here at St. Matthew, it is difficult to get a full picture of the many blessings God is working in this place.
Everything we do is with you and your relationships in mind. We want you to have a great experience here at St. Matthew. We want you to grow in your relationships with your family, with the members and staff, and, most of all, with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please join us and see what a blessing it is to grow in your faith here at St. Matthew!
What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is the true, inspired Word of God.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe that God is Triune, three persons in one divine being (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
We believe that in the beginning, God created all things.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
We believe that humankind was created holy but fell into sin and that all people have sinned.
We believe that the punishment for sin is earthly and eternal death.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
We believe that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, who lived a sinless life and suffered the punishment for our sin by dying on the cross.
We believe that on the third day Jesus rose from the grave and that we have forgiveness of our sins through faith in Him.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
We believe that our faith is shown in the life we live and the good we do, and so we are to follow the Ten Commandments and live in the fruit of the Spirit.
We believe that prayer is an essential and powerful part of the Christian life and even though we are recreated in the likeness of Christ, we still sin and are in constant need of forgiveness.
We believe that in Baptism God creates saving faith.
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
We believe that in the Lord’s Supper, we receive Christ’s body and blood in, with, and under the bread and the wine for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith.
“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then He took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:26-28)
We believe that Christ is coming again to judge all people and that all those who have died will be raised from the dead.
We believe that those who have truly believed in Christ will have eternal life in heaven, while those who do not believe will suffer eternal punishment in hell.
We believe that those who have believed in Christ will be raised to life in glory without sin or flaw and that heaven is an eternal existence of perfect love, joy and peace.
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” (John 3:36)