Changes come in the lives of many as St. George’s & St. Matthew’s and St. Luke’s become one, as Christians from these churches unite to worship God. Ephesians, Chapter 4:3-6, “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one Baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and in you.”
On August 29, 2021 will be a bitter-sweet chapter in our beloved brothers and sister St. George’s & St. Matthew’s Church. These dear Christians were leaving the church that had been home so many decades. Some were Baptized there; some were married there and conducted their Christian life there and in their communities. Some have moved twice now as they leave their spiritual homes and close the doors of their childhood and their adult lives. It is a bitter-sweet time for them.
However, as the members are leaving their Church of St. George’s & St. Matthew’s they are living out the words of St. Paul, the Apostle, “endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in a bond of peace.”
On August 29th, 2021, the members of St. George’s & St. Matthew’s will be joining their Christian brothers and sisters at St. Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church on 1803 Dundalk Avenue. Here Episcopalians and Lutherans will continue worshipping in love and praise to God together. It is here we will continue together to follow Jesus to His Father, Our Heavenly Father. We will all walk together with love, peace, and joy worshipping together in love for God.
There are so many residents of Dundalk who have such wonderful memories as members of St. George’s & St. Matthew’s services involving their lives. Their weddings, births, Baptisms, gatherings, making Easter eggs, Sunday morning breakfasts after the services (would anyone like to join us to Omaha?), so mention just a few. Keep all of these memories and take them with you as you continue living your daily lives on your journey to Heaven. Our journey never ends until we arrive home to the Father. That is why Jesus came, and that is why he died for us. Until we all meet in Heaven together may Jesus’s life and His teachings continue to guide us util we are home together living our blessed eternal life.
The congregation of St. Luke’s welcomes you dear members of St. George’s & St. Matthew’s, and together we will travel our journey to Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and our Heavenly Father. We welcome you with love and joy traveling together on our eternal journey to eternal life.