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ABOUT US

Mission Statement

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.

Brief History

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 MINISTERS

SUNDAY SCHOOL

OUR STAFF , BOARD & COMMITEES

GROUPS

MINISTRIES

WORSHIP CENTRE

CHOIRS

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NEWS

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

St. Matthew’s United Church Cemetery Committee are seeking applications for a Part-time Maintenance Worker for summer 2022. This is a federal grant position for 30 hours/week for 8 weeks.  Interested individuals may drop off applications to the Church office or email: lewisporteunitedchurch@gmail.com

Applications should be received on or before Wednesday,

June 8th.

 

THANK YOU - UKRAINE DONATIONS

Thank you to everyone who gave to the children of Ukraine. Our total was $ 1,581.67. We contemplated where we would direct our monies so they would be of the best help possible and we wanted to especially see that our gift would go to help the children and families affected by the invasion in Ukraine.  After hearing an interview with The Association for New Canadians on CBC Radio, we have decided to direct our gift to help the Ukrainian children and their families who have arrived in our province last week.  We have asked the Association if it would be possible for our donation to go towards helping at least some of the Ukrainian children to be a part of their summer program for the children and youth.

NEW ORGANIST

We welcome to the organ today Wallace Robinson.  Wallace has been providing music in church for over 50 years. He was 30 years as choir member and director, and was organist for 10 years, at Memorial United, Grand Falls-Windsor. He retired at Memorial five years ago and moved to Loon Bay. Wallace says he was missing his music involvement at the church and was so happy to receive an invitation to help with the music at St. Matthew's at this time in his life.  Wallace and Leah will share in music leadership on alternating Sundays and we pray God’s blessings and the music ministry we share.

COVID 19

We are still asking that everyone wear a mask for entry and until you are seated.  Your mask will have to be on while singing and during congregational spoken pieces of the service such as the Responsive Psalm and the Lord’s Prayer. Please put it on when-ever you are moving about the church. Thank you.

THANK YOU

We have raised a total of $3,375.80 for the cost of the new oil tank. Phyllis Porter has paid the last $100.00 needed to cover the cost. Thank you to all who have donated to this expense, it is very much appreciated.

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.

 

ALLERGY ALERT!

We are a scent free Church, due to life threatening allergies; especially perfumes, cologne, 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.

BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS

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

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.

EVENTS

 

 

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SUNDAY, May 22nd. - 11:00 a.m.

You may still view our Sunday morning worship with  Reverand Paula Gale by double clicking the link below:

https://youtu.be/-7u7YIzXT4Y

 

SUNDAY,  May 22nd. - 2:30 p.m. - PORTERVILLE

A Lay reader will be having a service at Porterville on Sunday, May 22nd, @ 2:30pm.

 

WEDNESDAY, May 25th. - 2:00 p.m. - Kingsway

Rev. Gale will be having a service at Kingsway on Wednesday, May 25th, @ 2:00pm.

 

Tuesday,  May 31st. , 2022, -  7pm

SESSION MEETING

Our meeting will be held in the parlour and by teleconference.

 

WEDNESDAY, June 1st.-  2:00 p.m.

FRIENDSHIP GROUP

Friendship Group will meet for devotions and tea (bring your own mug) on Wednesday June 1st at 2pm downstairs.  All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY,  June 1st. - 7:00 p.m.

CEMETERY COMMITTEE MEETING

There will be a cemetery committee meeting by teleconference.  Details for connection will be sent to committee members.

THURSDAY,  June 2nd. - 7:00 p.m.

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT MEETING

There will be a Board of Management meeting on Wednesday, June 2nd, @ 7pm., by Teleconference.

 

SUNDAY,  May 15th. 

Mental Health & Wellness Awareness Sunday

You may still view this worship by double clicking the link below:

https://youtu.be/0miTrtW4FYU

SUNDAY , May 15th. - 2:00 p.m.

Celebration of Ministries Service

https://fb.watch/d0-rk1IIEH/

Watch the Celebration of Ministries service (including the recognition of James Martin-Carter as Designated Lay Minister) here as well as a beautiful message from our new Regional Council President Reverend Nancy Mojica-Fisher

SUNDAY,  May 1st. -  2:30 p.m.

COVENANTING SERVICE

 You may still view the  Covenanting Service for Reverand Paula Gale, the Lewisporte Pastoral Charge and the First Dawn Eastern Edge Region by double clicking the YouTube link below:

https://youtu.be/ioIN8uqM1sk

 

 

 

 

 

 


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NEWS & EVENTS

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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

 

Sunday Offering

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.

E-Transfers

St. Matthew's are now able to accept E-Transfers through our email address lewisporteunitedchurch@gmail.com

PAR

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.

 

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LINKS

 

CONTACT US

St. Matthew’s United Church, Main Street, P.O. Box 67, Lewisporte, NL   A0G 3A0

Office: (709) 535-2629   •   Fax: (709) 535-2689   •   email: lewisporteunitedchurch@gmail.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:

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