Good News 2019-2
“The only thing that is constant, is change.” The only thing that is constant, is change. Quite a paradox, isn’t it? These are words attributed to Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher who was born in the 6th century B.C. And these words summarize his philosophy: everything changes all the time. Everything is in flux. Everything […]
Jesus is risen! He is risen indeed! Fling wide the door, unbar the gate, The king of Glory comes in state! 2 weeks ago we sang that song while processing into our beloved sanctuary. Palm Sunday it was and we welcomed Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Only to join into the screams of […]
PDF Form: St. Matthew’s 125th Anniversary Let’s tell the story of St Matthäus! It’s your story and we want to hear it! What is this all about? In 2020 St. Matthäus will celebrate its 125th anniversary! That’s when our congregation was founded 125 years ago in 1895. At that time there was no beautiful […]
What are you doing here? This is my paraphrase for the first words the women, who have waited 2 long days to embalm Christ’s body, hear as they come to the tomb. Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Don’t you remember how […]
No one who conceals transgressions will prosper, but one who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13, NRSV Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. James 5:16, NRSV Last week, Pope Emeritus […]
Celebrate Christ’s resurrection and new life with us! This will be a family-friendly service. Easter egg hunt immediately after the service.
Join us as we meditate on the ‘7 Last Words of Christ’. Coffee Hour: 11 a.m. Worship: 12 noon
‘Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured.’ Hebrews 13:1-3, NRSV A friend recently shared […]
“Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture? When you drink of clear water, must your foul the rest with your feet? And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet, and drink what […]
Good News 2019-1
Sunday, April 7th 11 a.m.: Bilingual Worship Service Special Musical Guests: Deutscher Musikverein The ‘Musikverein’ will play the ‘Friedensmesse’ (‘Peace Mass’) by Edmund Loeffler
Our beloved organist, David DeAngelis, will leave the Bay Area to pursue a PhD in music education in Chicago. On Sunday, March 31st. we will bid farewell to him during a reception after the German service (start time: approximately 12:15 p.m.). All are invited!
“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid… Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good deeds and give glory to your father in heaven.” Matthew 5:14, 16, NRSV Last week, 50 people were killed and scores more injured in a […]
In today’s gospel lesson, Jesus is a short distance away from Jerusalem. He is on his way to suffering and death. Now Jesus is, mildly said, a controversial figure, revered by some, loathed and even feared by others. There are those who see Jesus and his teachings of the kingdom […]
‘Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, […]
The story of Joseph and his brothers, which we find at the end of the book of Genesis, has always been one of my favorite stories from the Bible. Since I was a kid, I’ve liked a good story, and this IS a good story. Just in case you don’t know or have forgotten […]
I got my first introduction to U.S. American worship and spirituality when I was a teenager in the 80s back in Germany. I think it was in the 8th grade when our religious studies teacher showed us a clip from ‘The PTL Club’ – PTL stands for ‘Praise the Lord’ – also known as […]
Bilingual Worship Service for the Whole Family Sunday, March 3rd 11 a.m. A kid-friendly worship service – shorter, less liturgical, more interactive and lively. Come and bring your kids and grandchildren!
Years ago, I served as an associate pastor in Saratoga in the South Bay. One Sunday, the Scripture lessons assigned for that day were all about love; God’s love, and Christ’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves. And guess what I preached about that Sunday: love, of course. As I was shaking hands […]