As a Christian community on an exciting journey of faith, we strive to follow God’s loving ways by growing spiritually, reaching out to all and seeking truth and justice.
The first church, for the Lewisporte Mission, was a log cabin which was constructed in 1876, the same year of settlement and served the Methodist community as Church, Sunday school, and Day school. Then in 1903, Lewisporte became a separate charge, had its own resident minister and a new church was built on the present site of the Loyal Orange Lodge. Due to its boggy conditions, at the time, the congregation deemed this second church to be unsuitable and a new church was built very close to our present building and opened in the Spring of 1916.
In 1925, the Methodist church of Newfoundland entered into a Church Union and became a part of the United Church of Canada. In 1957, our church was officially given the name "St. Matthew's United Church." Due to a significant growth in our congregation, it was decided that a new church building was needed.
And on March 15th., 1964 St. Matthew's celebrated the official opening and dedication of our present church.
St. Matthew's United Church has played a very important role in the life of the Town of Lewisporte. Its past has been one of continual physical and spiritual growth.
OUR STAFF , BOARD & COMMITEES
ALERT LEVEL 2
Since our area has progressed back to
Alert Level 2, the church will gather again in our building to worship effective June 13th .
WE WILL FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH PROTOCOLS:
To love our neighbours well by keeping all safe,
we will register with Christine at the Church Office by Thursday,
we will wear masks for the entire service and
we will remain physically distanced.
BUT WE WILL BE TOGETHER! Thank God for that!
NEW OIL TANK
The oil tank at the church has to be replaced by October of this year. If anyone would like to make a donation towards
the cost of the new tank, they can either place donations in the celebration flower (next to the collection plates) or if you would like to give a donation in memory or in honor of a
loved one, place an envelope in the collection plate or drop
it off at the church office. Thank you.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
The World Day of Prayer went virtual this year! You can still view and share the service written by the women
of Vanuatu and donate to the grant program by checking
out www.wicc.org. For the first time ever, with leadership from Rev. Steph McClellan, Rev. Catherine Stuart and others from across Canada, we also have a “Kids Pray Too!” World Day of Prayer Service that you can access with this YouTube link! https://youtu.be/ivw_SoFav3U
UNITED CHURCH PRESENCE ON NTV
Cowan Heights United Church is proud to offer a worship service in the United Church of Canada tradition on NTV every fifth Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. This television ministry is especially important for those in our communities of faith that are unable to join in online services. You won't want to miss it. Be sure to tune in! Our next NTV service is July 4, 2021.
Sunday, June 20th. - St. Matthew's In Person Worship
Preregistration with the church office is required under Public Health Guidelines.
To view our online service you may double click the link below
Sunday, June 27th, 2021 - CLOSING SERVICE
St. Matthew's will have a special closing service for Rev. Steph. on Sunday, June 27th, 2021@ 11:00am. If you plan on attending please call and register by Thursday June 24th.
Sunday, July 11th. - MEMORIAL FLOWER SERVICE
The Memorial Flower Service will be held on July 11th, @ 11:00am., at the Stanhope Road Cemetery, weather permitting. Physical distancing is still in effect and a mask will have to be worn until seated. Please call the office by July 8th, to pre-register for the service. Items to be included in the Memorial Flower Service Bulletin are due at the Church office by 4:00pm., Thursday, July 8th.
NEWS & EVENTS
HOW TO DONATE
Your donation to the Life and Ministry of St. Matthew's United Church is greatly appreciated.
You may contribute in either of Three ways
Simply place your gift in the Collection Plate during our worship service. You may make cheques payable to St. Matthew's United Church. Please ensure that you identify the ministry that you wish to donate to. Envelopes may also be dropped off at the church office.
St. Matthew's are now able to accept E-Transfers through our email address
Pre-Authorized Remittance, or PAR, allows you to support our church through an automatic monthly withdrawal from your bank account. Please consider PAR, if you wish to make regular contributions throughout the year. PAR is a convenient way to support both the church and M&S.
Being able to count on regular donations means increased financial stability for the times when you are away.
For more information please contact our Secretary at
the Church Office.
St. Matthew’s United Church, Main Street, P.O. Box 67, Lewisporte, NL A0G 3A0
Office: (709) 535-2629 • Fax: (709) 535-2689 • email:
Church Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9a.m. - Noon, 1p.m. - 4 p.m
Friday 9a.m. - 1p.m.
Minister: Rev. Stephanie McClellan
Minister Emeritus: Rev. A.G. Elliot
Residence: (709) 541-2756 (talk or text)
You may send an email directly to the Secretary at the Church Office by completing the box below: