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
On behalf of the Church Council, we would like to thank everyone who donated their time or brought in items towards the making of the cold plates and for giving donations towards the cost of the turkeys. You helped raise $ 3,370.00.
Rev. Paula will be away at regional meetings from May 23rd. – 27th. For pastoral care please contact the church office for more information.
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, May 28th. - 11:00 a.m.
Join Reverend Paula Gale for worship on this Pentecost Sunday by double clicking the YouTube link below:
Sunday, May 21st. - 11:00 a.m.
Join Reverend Paula Gale for worship on this 7th. Sunday of Easter by double clicking the YouTube link below:
4 – 11am St. Matthew’s with Communion & Lewisporte Masonic Lodge in attendance, 2:30pm Porterville
11 – 11am St. Matthew’s (98th anniversary of the United Church of Canada)
18 – 11am St. Matthew’s Men’s Sunday
25 – 11am St. Matthew’s
M & P MEETING
Monday, May 29th. At 7 p.m. downstairs of the church. All committee members and staff are please asked to attend. Thank you.
CEMETERY COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday, May 30th. - 7 p.m. in the church parlour
FAITH & FRIENDSHIP GROUP
Faith & Friendship group will meet on Wednesday, June 7th, @ 2pm. We will meet downstairs. Bring your mug and a snack and all are welcome.
Church council meeting on Wednesday, June 7th at 7pm.
YARD SALE AND BBQ
June 17th, Reminder to St. Matthew’s United Church Families, Items for the Yard Sale can be dropped off to the church during regular office hours. Please call the church office for more information regarding drop off times. We need your support for this huge event and your donations of gently used items are appreciated! This is going to be a fun event with a barbecue and much more! Let’s get involved and support this event!
FATHER’S DAY CAKES
St. Matthew’s United Church would like to help you surprise your Dad on his special day with a Father’s Day Cake! We are taking pre-paid orders for cakes (vanilla or chocolate). Cost is just $10 each. Cakes will be available for pick up on Saturday, June 17th. Cakes will be gift boxed. Let’s celebrate with cake! Please call the church office to order your cake at 535-2629
ANNUAL CEMETERY FLOWER SERVICES:
Will be held for the pastoral charge on Sunday July 16th. We will gather at the Premier Drive Cemetery at 11am and then at the Porterville Cemetery at 2:30pm. Chairs will be provided at Premier Dr. but we invite you to bring your own chairs to the Porterville service.
- June 17th, Yard Sale and BBQ on parking lot. Gently loved & used items are welcome after April 30th. No footwear or clothes. Thank you.
- September 16th, Quilt and Art show with bake sale and chili/soup. Anyone interested in displaying their quilts or art please contact the church office @ 535-2629
- October 7th, Thanksgiving supper roast beef take-out.
- November 25th, Fall sale.
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: