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
Do you like to sing? The choir will be practicing on Sunday mornings at 10:30am & would love to have you join them.
ONLINE TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES
The church needs to upgrade its online technologies to better our online services. A new computer will be needed to enhance the PowerPoint presentations and play videos with ease, and a Live Streaming Camera for our online services, so our online audience can see and hear the services without issue. If anyone would like to make a donation towards the cost of these upgrades, you can either place donations in the celebration flower (next to the collection plates) or you could give a donation in memory of a loved one. 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, September 25th. - Reconciliation Sunday - 11:00
You may view our Reconciliation Sunday worship with Reverand Paula Gale by double clicking on the link below:
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th. - 11:00 a.m.
You may view our Sunday Morning Worship with Reverand Paula by double clicking the link below:
October 2 – 11am St. Matthew’s - World Communion Sunday
9 –Thanksgiving 11am St. Matthew’s & 2:30pm at
16 – 11am St. Matthew’s
23 – 11am St. Matthew’s
30 - 11am St. Matthew’s
Rev. Paula and worship leaders will be holding services at White’s – September 28 and Kingsway – October 3
“Out of care for those around us, masks are highly recommended for all in-church activities.”
Wednesday September 28th – Youth Group in the church basement at 6:30pm! Ages Kindergarten and up! Join us for fun, devotions, games and a snack!
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH – NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION
Rev. Paula will lead us to the Boyd’s Cove Beothuck Interpretation Centre where we will learn about the Indigenous peoples of our area, make tokens to hang in the Spirit Garden and, weather permitting, walk to the site and statue of Shawnadithit. Meet at our church parking lot to carpool and leave at 12:30pm for Boyd’s Cove. We plan to be back to Lewisporte by 4pm.
CEMETERY COMMITTEE MEETING - MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd.
Meeting will be held at the church. However, teleconference can be arranged for any committee member that is unable to attend in person.
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: