Sermon Series Archive

02/10/2019 to 03/03/2019
09/30/2018 to 11/04/2018

Discovering our true identiy in Christ. A study of the book of Ephesians.

02/14/2018 to 04/08/2018

 

Lenten Worship Schedule

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Lenten and Easter Sermon Series

"Simply Faith: Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew"

12/03/2017 to 12/24/2017

Advent Worship Opportunities

  • Saturday, December 2, 9:00 - 10:30am Pancakes With Pastors
  • Wednesday, December 6, 7:00pm Advent Worship
  • Thursday, December 7, 7:00 pm  Hearts and Hands Christmas Program at Wixom
  • Friday, December 8, 6:30pm Preschool/Kindergarten Christmas Program
  • Sunday, December 10, 10am Christmas Caroling at Wixom
  • Wednesday, December 13, 7:00pm Advent Worship
  • Sunday, December 17, 10:00am Christmas Family Worship at Wixom (in place of 9 & 10:20am worship)
  • Sunday, December 17, 4:30pm International Christmas Program
  • Wednesday, December 20, 9:30am & 7pm Day School Christmas Program

Christmas Worship

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09/10/2017 to 11/20/2017

Series Summary:

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther rediscovered a treasure that has always been available to the world, but veiled… until he began reading the Bible.  God’s Word relieved his personal fears and quenched the thirst for a loving and gracious God.  Luther chose to translate God’s Word from Latin into the German language so everyone could discover God’s saving Grace.  Now today, the Bible has become the most translated and printed book in the world.  The treasure of God’s Grace is available to you!  Whether you are opening the bible for the first time or have been meditating on the Word your whole life, our series, Discovering Grace, will invite everyone to grow in God’s Grace as we read about His love in the opening chapters of Genesis and learn various methods to study and apply God’s Word to our lives. 

In the latter portion of the series, we will invite everyone to join together on the same page in personal, small group and Sunday Worship as we spend 40 Days in the Word.  Like Luther, discovering God’s love for him, let’s join together as a congregation in God’s Word to be reminded of God’s freeing grace for all creation.

 

 

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Interested in a Small Group?

In addition to existing groups, we have new groups forming now!  Email doug.slavens@st-matthew.org or smallgroups@st-matthew.org if you are interested in leading or joining a group.

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04/30/2017 to 06/26/2017

The disciples looked at the enormous crowd and said,  “Send the people away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”  But [Jesus] answered, “You give them something to eat.” Mark 6:36-37

Or said another way… “You do something.”

What followed was the miraculous feeding of the 5000.  The challenge to feed so many people must have seemed impossible, but all things are possible with God!

This April 30 – June 25, we will begin a new series called, “Do Something.”  In our Sunday services we will we dig into God’s Word in Acts 1-9 learning how the early church joined Jesus in His mission.  Not only that, we will invite you to do something and tangible support God’s mission with others at St. Matthew. 

Two times before, through the Pay It Forward and Nehemiah Project, we have raised thousands of dollars for Pastor Daniel in India, Pastor Gladden in Pontiac and Hospitality House.  This time we are going to be adding more mission opportunities and want you to be a part of making a difference.   See where it started in this video www.st-matthew.org/payitforwardschool

Be sure to come on April 30th to hear more information, or contact Pastor Rob at rob.nelson@st-matthew.org   It’s time for us to Do Something!

Find out about the Missions Gala, June 3:  www.st-matthew.org/Gala

Find out about the Do Something Bazaar, June 24:  www.st-matthew.org/Bazaar

See the Do Something Booklet: PDF iconDo Something Booklet

 

03/01/2017 to 04/16/2017

 

Lenten Worship Schedule

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Lenten and Easter Sermon Series Summary

Is it time to take another look at the Gospel of Mark?  It is undeniably the shortest of all the Gospels.  Its language is often terse.  The narrative focuses on action.  It frequently lacks details that the other Gospels include.  For these and other reasons, Mark has been seen as the earliest, most primitive account of Jesus’ life by critics and supporters alike.  But looks can be deceiving.  Recent scholarship has "increasingly placed The Gospel of Mark in an oral context, believing it to be a written document intended to be read aloud to an audience."  According to James Voelz of Concordia Seminary, “Mark… provides a complex and sophisticated account of the life of Jesus, designed for rhetorical impact.”  Mark is meant to be heard.

Jesus’ words always come true—especially those concerning his Passion, death, and resurrection.  Yet despite all the miracles they see, the disciples repeatedly fail to grasp and trust his promises.  When we are tempted to think, “My faith would be stronger if I’d been there,” Mark reminds us that seeing is not believing.  We ourselves do not see Jesus risen.  Instead, through rich language and masterful narration, Mark directs our eyes toward the cross, where with the eyes of faith we will truly see the Son of God in his glory.  Then he invites us to take part in the story and to finally believe that “He is risen…just as he told you.”

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