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
St. Matthew's United Church are pleased to announce that Reverand Paula Gale has accepted the call to be our new minister. Rev. Paula will begin her ministry with us, in the Lewisporte Pastoral Charge; effective September 1, 2021.
MESSAGE OF THANKS
St. Matthew's Cemetery Committee wish to thank all those that came out to our Memorial Flower Service on Sunday,
July 11th. and for your contributions to St. Matthew's Cemetery Fund. It was a beautiful Sunday, with a beautiful service honouring our loved ones who have on passed on before us. Many thanks to Derek for leading us in worship and to Cynthia, Elaine, Alfreda & Daphne for sharing their musical talents.
MESSAGE FROM REV. STEPH
Thank you so much!
As I settle into my new surroundings and ministry in Bloomfield-Musgravetown, I cannot help but see how much of the people of Lewisporte and Porterville I carry with me.
I am so grateful for the beautiful service on June 27th that celebrated our 7 and a half years of ministry together. It was so heartfelt and meaningful. Thank you for those who offered their gifts in worship, who wiped down microphones, those who read scripture and offered tributes, and those who were so encouraging of our time together. It has been so long since we celebrated with that much music that it was an extra special gift of praise releasing our hearts from fear.
Thank you to Leah, Audrey and Chloe for providing such hope, comfort and beauty through music regularly and for all who sang in our specific celebration.
Thank you to all who gave loving gifts of time and treasure: meals, coffees and laughter; items that I can treasure. I am humbled, by your gifts of compassion and memories of our ministry.
Please remember God’s promise: “For I know the plans I have for you, “says the Lord, “plans to give you hope and a future!” (Jeremiah 29: 11)
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.
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!
Sunday, July 25th. - In Person Worship
St. Matthew’s United Church invite you to worship with us The theme for worship is “Belonging to the Family of God.” The service will be led by Daphne Woolfrey.
Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
In keeping with Public Health Guidelines, if you plan on attending this service, please register with the church office on or before Thursday. Thank you.
Sunday, July 25th - In Person Worship - Porterville
There will be a worship service at Porterville United Church on Sunday Evening.
Theme for Sunday is “Hearing God’s Voice”
Service is led by Daphne Woolfrey . A warm welcome to those wishing to join us!
Organist will be Leah Jefferies.
St. Mathew's Memorial Flower Service - Sunday July 11th.
To view our service, please double click the link below:
Sunday Worship - Summer Months
St. Matthew's will continue to have In Person Worship at 11:00 a.m. Sundays; throughout the months of July and August. In Keeping with Public Health Guidelines please call the church office by Thursday to register for each of the services. Thank you.
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. Paula Gale (effective September 1, 2021)
Minister Emeritus: Rev. A.G. Elliot
You may send an email directly to the Secretary at the Church Office by completing the box below: