‘Superhuman?’ Sermon Matthew 6:25-34; Family Service 1st Sunday in Lent – March 1st, 2020

Musical Meditation Piece before the sermon: ‘Thus spoke Zarathustra’, movement 1, by Richard Strauss (The gospel for this Sunday veers off lectionary because of a family service on this day.) Our Bible opens with a big bang: the story of how God created the world.  We hear, “In the beginning, when God created the heavens […]

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‘I’ve had enough’: Sermon Luke 2:22-32- Presentation of our Lord, February 2nd, 2020

  Sylvia and Andrew just sang and played the beautiful Bach Aria from a larger cantata, ‘Ich habe genug’, which sometimes is translated with ‘I ask for no more’, but quite literally means, ‘I’ve had enough.’ We don’t find these words, ‘I’ve had enough’, in today’s gospel lesson; but Bach puts them into the mouth […]

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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 John 1:29-42; 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany – January 19th, 2020: ‘What are you looking for?’

What are you looking for? Everybody’s looking for something, as the Eurythmics state in their song ‘Sweet Dreams’. No matter what age and stage of our lives, there is always a longing, a desire for something. We look for love, for acceptance, for success, financial stability, for adventure, for peace, for meaning for our lives. […]

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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 [email protected]  

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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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