Celebrate St. Matthew's Day With Us September 20, 2015

St. Matthew/San Mateo

Please join us to celebrate St. Matthew's Day and International Sunday on September 20, 2015. The bilingual Eucharist will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by a celebration of all of our cultures. There will be authentic food from all of our countries of origin, a moonbounce, jewelry for sale, live music, and folk dancing. It promises to be a lot of fun!




Thoughts by Rev. Ana

Blessed be Mary Magdalene! She’s not mentioned among the twelve disciples, but she was just as much a disciple of Jesus as they were. Peter and John came to the tomb because she had called them and, after taking in the scene of the empty tomb, they left. They didn’t stay with Mary.

Mary Magdalene stayed and was rewarded with hearing her Teacher speak her name. She learned that his resurrection meant that love had triumphed. Love triumphs over hatred and evil. God is a God of life who gives life.

When we “live” the resurrection we will not remain indifferent to injustice, inequality and violence. We will weep for those who like Jesus, die as innocent victims. And the Risen Lord will be at our side, calling each of us by our name, and the light will go on for us as we answer, “Teacher!”


En la paz de Cristo,
Rev. Ana Langerak


St. Matthew's Church