A Rockin’ Organ Concert – Sunday, Feb. 23rd at 1 p.m.

Virtuoso organist, Friedemann Stihler, is on a brief tour of the Bay Area and will be gracing us and giving our organ a workout with what he does best—a great concert including tremendous classical organ works as well as “rockin’” ones.    Will he play his “Mozart in New Orleans”? Or “The Nutcracker Meets Santana”? Come, […]

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Sermon Matthew 3:13-17; Baptism of our Lord – January 12th, 2020

  As my husband Fred and I were travelling through various National Parks in the American Southwest this past spring, we also visited Bryce Canyon. The landscape is truly breathtaking. However, Fred is also very interested in Native American culture, and likes to hunt for petroglyphs – drawings or etchings on open rock surfaces the […]

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Crab Feed

Come for food, fun and fellowship! Saturday, January 25th 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 3281 16th Street, San Francisco Cost: $55 per person (ALL you can eat and drink) $15 for children 6-12   Please reserve your tickets by January 15th by calling 415-863-6371 or emailing office@stmatthews-sf.org  

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‘Let Heaven and Nature Sing’; 1st Sunday after Christmas – December 29th, 2019

  This year, one of the most popular Christmas carols celebrates its 300th anniversary: ‘Joy to the World’, written in 1719 by Isaac Watts, an English theologian and minister. Isaac Watts belonged to the ‘Nonconformist Congregational Church’, not the Anglican Church. Now the interesting thing is that the nonconformists didn’t celebrate Christmas. They were purists and […]

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Homily Christmas Eve 2019 – Luke 2:1-19

If you didn’t know it already, may have guessed it: I am German, and the internet allows me to follow German media here and there. Last week, I came across an op-ed piece in the German political magazine ‘Der Spiegel’ – ‘The Mirror’, which I read with interest, because it is about Christmas – or, […]

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Sunday, September 22nd, 10:30 a.m. ZDF Fernsehgottesdienst in der Matthäusgemeinde – German Worship Service to be broadcast in Germany

Sept 22 German Worship Service to be broadcasted in Germany Do you want to be on (German) TV? On Sunday, September 22nd, the ‘Zweite Deutsche Fernsehen’ (public broadcast station in Germany) will record a worship service at St. Matthew’s. This service will be broadcast in Germany on Sunday, 9/29. The service’s subject will be ‘Du […]

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