St Matthew's Lutheran Church - ELCA

God's love opens hearts.

MISSION AND CORE VALUES

Together in mission

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

St. Matthew's is called by Christ to proclaim God's Word, make disciples, and serve the world.

CORE VALUES

WORSHIP

We are gathered by the Holy Spirit to worship the Triune God, which is the essence of who and whose we are. 

(Hebrews 10:25) 

LOVE

We give ourselves to the world out of love for God and love for our neighbors. (John 3:16) We treat each other in a loving way for the sake of the Gospel and ministry.

(1 John 4:7) 

SERVICE

Worship not only gathers us in but also by its very nature sends us out to serve our community and the world. Faith in Christ calls us to action. (James 2:14-26).

JOY

We minister to each other and to the world out of joy. The joy of the Lord is contagious and is what God wants for us. (Nehemiah 8:10-The joy of the Lord is your strength; John 15:11-I have told you these things so that you may be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow).