Sunday Worship

For Sunday, February 25, 2018—
Second Sunday in Lent

11:00 a.m.—  
Meeting at: St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
950 West 7th Street
Erie, PA 16502

Worship Theme: “As Christ takes on the cross, He demonstrates our benefit.”

Sermon Title: “Christ for Us”
  —Rev. Charles Nelson

Sermon Text: Psalm 22:23-31

Other Scripture Readings  

Old Testament

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

Epistle Reading: Romans 4:13-25

(Please click on the Scripture texts above in order to
read them from the New International Version)

We welcome to our pulpit this week Rev. Charles Nelson. Rev. Nelson is the pastor of The Cross, a church plant here in Erie of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference. His church serves an impoverished population with a median household income of roughly $10,000 in its zip code.

In 2007, Rev. Nelson earned a Bachelor Of Arts In Religion degree from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. In 2014, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Prior to his current ministry assignment, Rev. Nelson served as Director of Ministries at Wesley Church in Erie from 2008 through 2010. From 2006 through 2007, he served as Children’s Associate at Summit Church in O’Fallon, Missouri.

Rev. Nelson has contributed to the Erie community by serving as an Adjunct Professor of World Religion at Mercyhurst University, as a special guest on the “Talk of Erie” program on WQLN Public Radio, and as the Leader of the Great Lakes Church Multiplication Hub, to name just a few.

In 2017, Rev. Nelson served as a plenary speaker at the Annual Gathering of the churches who belong to the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.

We look forward to the message that God has laid on Rev. Nelson’s for us this Sunday.


We welcome anyone who wishes to join us for worship.

Please note: The first floor of the building is handicapped accessible
by entering the door at the intersection of 7th Street and Cascade.



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Nursery Available

We offer Nursery Care during our Worship Service. You will find the caregivers in the Joyce Parlor.

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