A Message From Pastor Dave
The times they are a changin’ and with all the pressure and stress in our lives, now more than ever, we need to know and live in the love of God! We believe the radically transformational power of grace can change us, and change our lives, opening our eyes to see God’s world and our place in it as never before. Living in Christ changes everything, changes our priorities, our values, our relationships, our very lives.
We come to church to recharge and reorder our lives, experiencing recovery, renewal, reconciliation, revitalization, and re-creation as people with a brand-new attitude and outlook on life. When our lives are grounded and centered in Christ, everything else is seen from a different perspective. Jesus is life, the rest is details. Almost all the things we worry about in life are mere details compared to the surpassing value of knowing Christ.
As those who believe in God we find our identity in Christ, not in who the world says we are. It’s not our family, education, career, social standing, financial status, accomplishments, or even our failures that define us because the most important thing about us is what we think about when we think about God. Who we are in Christ – our relationship with Jesus Christ defines our lives. And when we live our lives as active participants in a faith community, such as St. Matthew Lutheran Church we find friendship, fellowship, faith, hope, and love as we live into, and live out, the mission statement of our church: “The purpose of our church is to grow in faith and share the love of God with ALL people.” All the ministry we do at St. Matthew is centered in Christ and driven by our desire to grow in faith and share the love of God with ALL people. Come and see, you’ll find that we’re definitely NOT the same old St. Matthew!
Faith, Hope, Love…