Pastor’s Farewell Services

Pastor Ressler will be leaving St. Matthew’s at the end of January, returning to the East Coast. Her last services will be on January 26, 2014. We wish her well and may God bless her in her future endeavors.

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Baroque to the Future

January 25, 2014 / 8 p.m. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church 3281 – 16th Street, San Francisco Music by Telemann, Purcell, Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and Palestrina. Suggested donation of $10 at the door. Orchestral Institute of Napa Valley The Fellows of the Orchestral Institute of Napa Valley Fellowship program  are presenting the first concert in their […]

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December Highlights

Highlights Advent Activities: December 22 – Lunch featuring ham, salads, Gluhwein and Christmas pastries followed by Christmas Carol singing. December Concerts: Damenchor/Liederkranz Christmas Concert Sunday, December 1 – 2:00 p.m International Orange Chorale Saturday, December 7 – 8:00 p.m. The Golden Gate Men’s Chorus Thursday, December 12 – 8 p.m. Friday, December 13 – 8 p.m. […]

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Holiday Concerts

The Damenchor Liederkranz will celebrate the first day of Advent with music of the season….The Golden Gate Men’s Chorus is performing at 4 concerts…

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Advent is Coming

Advent is a season observed as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday, the fourth Sunday before December 25. […]

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Newsletter: Advent / Christmas 2013

Dearly Beloved, Advent will have a different feeling for your pastor this year, and perhaps for some of you as well. This year, we have been using a lectionary that is used in the Evangelical Church in Germany, and, while it follows the same liturgical calendar – that is, it moves through the traditional seasons […]

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Welcome to St. Matthew’s!

The people of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church welcome you to join us in worship and fellowship. Our congregation has been a part of the life of San Francisco since 1895, when it was founded to serve German-speaking Lutherans in the Mission District of this city. During the intervening years, English language worship was added, and […]

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Newsletter: Summer 2013

Dearly Beloved, Summer 2013 Die Gute Nachricht Die Evangelisch-Lutherische St. Matthäusgemeinde The Good News St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church If there is one thing we can count on, it is change. Change comes to all of us, whether we are ready or not. We grow up and leave home, often marrying and having children ourselves. And […]

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Newsletter: Lent / Easter 2013

Die Gute Nachricht Die Evangelisch-Lutherische St. Matthäusgemeinde The Good News St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Dearly Beloved in Christ, As I write, we are somewhere past the midpoint of Lent, anticipating an early Easter. While part of a pastor’s heart delights at the prospect of a calm, introspective Lenten season, in which we set aside time […]

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