Wednesdays in Lent

HEAR YE!  HEAR YE!  HEAR YE!  Please note that you have been served a “SUBPOENA” to serve on the jury in the case of “The People Versus Jesus of Nazareth.”  This trial of Jesus, who claims to be the Son of God and Savior of humankind, will be held at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, 30 West Chestnut St., Hanover, Pennsylvania.  Several people have been subpoenaed to serve as witnesses such as: Barabbas (the robber), Pilate (the Roman Governor), John (the beloved disciple), Mary (the mother of Jesus), Mary Magdalene and James (the brother of the Lord).  Dates and times of the trial will be Wednesdays (starting at 7:15 p.m.) during Lent.  The penalty for ignoring this summons without excuse is five hours of exile from your family of fellow worshipers who will miss you.

Our Wednesdays actually begin with dinner at 5:45 (please call the church office to sign up) and a Bible study at 6:30, with worship beginning at 7:15 p.m.


Announcing SUMMER DISCOVERY 2019 here at Discovery Place! This year we are offering four camps, led by a variety of our preschool staff. Our summer camps are for ALL children aged 4, 5 or 6, and run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Forms and camp listings are on the information table outside the preschool office as well as the main church office. Please check out the camp listings for full details. Click here to download a Registration Form.

This year’s camps:

June 10-14 “Dinosaur Stomp!”
June 24-28 “We’re Going to the Zoo”
July 8-12     “Move It!”
July 22-26 “Water, Water, Everywhere!”

Registration for SUMMER DISCOVERY 2019 begins immediately. There is no registration fee, and each week of camp is $70. Note that if you pay in full by May 17, you can take a 10% discount, lowering the camp cost to $63/week!

We hope you will find a week (or more) that sound exciting, and will plan to spend some summertime at Discovery Place!

To the Glory of God —
The St. Matthew Austin Organ

organ_squareThe St. Matthew world renowned Austin organ was built and dedicated that its music might resound to the Glory of God and to the uplifting of God’s people in worship. It was also the desire of the donor, and the earnest hope of the designer-organist, that its beautiful and glorious tones might give inspiration and pleasure to many beyond the membership of our congregation. The organ has 14,470 pipes and 238 ranks.

To hear this magnificent organ in all its glory, you won't want to miss the upcoming Monte Maxwell Concert scheduled for April 7. Read More.

Take a tour of the beautiful Nave of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Enjoy the exquisite stained glass windows and magnificent altar from anywhere at any time.
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