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
Just a reminder to everyone to bring in your Anniversary and Lenton Church envelopes. Thank you.
St. Matthew’s United Church are seeking volunteers(men or women) to help with deliveries during the year of yearly envelopes and communications to church members homes. Please contact the church office to add your name to our list. Thank you.
LOON BAY CAMP
If anyone is interested in sitting on the Board of Loon Bay Camp or interested in the treasurer position for the Camp, please contact Derek White @ 541-0766.
We are a scent free Church, due to life threatening allergies; especially perfumes, cologne, fragrances of any kind, flowers etc... We also need to be NUT FREE -peanuts and tree nuts. Thank you for your attention to providing a safe environment for all.
Items to be included in the bulletin are due at the church office by 4:00 PM on Thursdays. Any items received after this time will be included in the following week’s bulletin. Thank you for your consideration.
Food Bank Sunday: Food Bank Sunday is the third Sunday of every month and members of the congregation are asked to bring item(s) for the Food Bank. The food bank has given us the following list of the most frequently used foods for your convenience: Cereal, Pasta (spaghetti/macaroni), Pasta Sauce, Dessert Items (cookies, can fruit, jelly, etc.), Can Soup, Can Vegetables, Juice, Tea/Coffee, Sugar/Sugar Twin, Jam, Peanut Butter, or Cheese Whiz, Ketchup or Miracle Whip, Can Beans, Meatballs or Pasta, Crackers, Can Milk, Can Sandwich Meat and Kid’s Snacks (Pudding or Fruit cups, Cereal Bars, & Juice Boxes). Thank you.
Sunday, March 26th. - 11:00a.m.
Please join Reverend Paula Gale for Sunday Morning Worship on this 5th Sunday of Lent at St. Matthew's or Facebook Live.
Sunday, March 19th. - 11:00 a.m.
You may view our Sunday Morning Worship with Reverend Paula Gale on this 4th. Sunday of Lent and the 59th. Anniversary of St. Matthew's by double clicking on the YouTube link below:
WORSHIP SCHEDULE/HOLY WEEK & EASTER
April 2nd – Palm Sunday – 11am St. Matthew’s, 2:30pm Porterville
April 3rd - 7pm. Holy week combined service with our Anglican and Salvation Army friends here at St. Matthew's
April 5th - 7pm Service at Porterville with Holy Communion.
April 6th - 1:30pm-Maundy Thursday outreach afternoon. Bring along a dozen muffins or buns and join Rev. Paula as we learn about how Jesus was "of service" to others in our community. All are welcome and the more muffins and buns we have, the more people we can bless!
April 7th -Good Friday worship at St. Matthew's at 11am.
April 9th - 8am. Easter Sunrise service followed by breakfast in the church hall. Just bring yourself! And 11am. Worship with Holy Communion at St. Matthew's
PERSONAL CARE HOME SERVICES
Kingsway – Sunday March 31st.@ 2:30pm.
Pleasantview – Tuesday March 28 @ 2:30pm.
AFTERNOON TEA & DESSERT - April 1st. 2 - 4 p.m.
With bake sale, mystery parcels & so much more! Saturday, April 1st. from 2-4pm. in the church basement. Cost is a free will offering at the door. Confectioners Corner, great ideas for Easter, filled baskets, candy cone packages, cupcakes and much more. Come and bring a friend.
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 7pm.
St. Matthew’s United Church will be having a Gospel Concert on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 7pm. “Take Me Back” songs, choruses, music , and local performers. A Free Will Offering will be taken. Come, bring friends and enjoy the evening! More Information to follow… mark your calendars!
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - Sunday, April 30th.
St. Matthew's will hold its Annual Meeting following our Sunday Morning Worship.
COLD PLATE TAKE OUT - Saturday, May 13th.
Please reserve the date of Saturday, May 13th
For Turkey Cold Plate Sale. Take out only!
Pre-orders only. Cost $15 each with dessert & bread roll. More information to follow. Thank you for supporting St. Matthew’s United Church!
To pre-order please call the church office at 535-2629 Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm and Friday 9am-1pm.
*Out of care for those around us, masks are highly recommended for all in-church activities.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Church Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9a.m. - Noon, 1p.m. - 4 p.m
Friday 9a.m. - 1p.m.
Minister: Rev. Paula Gale 709-884-6356
Minister Emeritus: Rev. A.G. Elliot
You may send an email directly to the Secretary at the Church Office by completing the box below: