In worship, God's spirit calls us together. We gather. God speaks
to us through readings from the Old and New Testaments of the
Bible. Through preaching, prayer and song, we encounter God's
word. God feeds and nourishes us in a saving way at the Lord's
table. We share a meal. God blesses us and commissions us to
spread the good news to the world. We are sent. In worship, we
encounter God as we join to celebrate the sacraments through
water, bread and wine.
Public worship is essential to our life and mission, in conjunction
with other ministries and activities engaging the Church and the
community. At St. Matthew's, our liturgical worship follows a
traditional order set to both classic and contemporary music. But
no matter what the form of our worship, it is always Gospel
centered, focusing on the redeeming life, death and resurrection
of Jesus Christ.
*8:30 a.m. Sunday
*Holy Communion is celebrated the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the
month and on festivals of the church year.
The Evangelism/Social Ministry oversees an active Prayer Ministry
made up of several dedicated folks who pray continually for the ill
and homebound. The Prayer Ministry meets the 2nd Tuesday of
each month. Family and friends of those on the prayer list, as well
as members and visitors are also encouraged to attend.
Our Children's Choir meets for practice on Wednesday evenings,
6:30 to 7:00 p.m., and is open to all children in our community,
ages 5 and up.
For more information about this ministry, please contact
Mr. Bob Fatzinger, M.Div., Minister of Music, through the church
office or email.
|Our Chancel Choir provides an opportunity for high school students and adults to lead worship
through song. Along with leading the liturgy and hymns, the choir sings four-part choral music
from several genres. Being a part of this group provides many chances for fellowship and fun.
Potential choristers need not be experienced singers. The Chancel Choir "season" runs from
September to mid-June. The choir sings at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday worship service, and normally
meets for rehearsal on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
Music is God's creation. In Luther's words, music "comes from the sphere of miraculous audible
things, just like the word of God." For Luther, music was a practical art, closely tied to theology, to
be used in the praise of God and in the proclamation of the Word. Music can capture our
imaginations and lead us into the mysteries of God and his gracious will. Through liturgy and song,
music inspires prayer and praise, and expresses human emotion in the light of God's Word. At St.
Matthew's music is an essential part of our life together, and we provide opportunities for
experienced and emerging musicians to share their talent during worship.
For more information about becoming a part of this ministry, please contact Mr. Bob Fatzinger,
M.Div., Minister of Music, through the church office or email.
The Reverend Michael Frost,
Minister of Music...
Robert Fatzinger, M.Div
Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday Church School:
Sundays 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Baptism Education Hour
New Member Education Hour
St. Matthew's Preschool
222 Church Street
Lehighton, PA 18235
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