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Lutheran Church of St. Matthew turns 350

Baptism at St. Matthew NYC


350th Anniversary Celebrations Planned for Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew. The Atlantic District LC-MS congregation of St. Matthew in Manhattan traces its origins to the Congregation of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession of Faith, which congregation received its historic charter on December 6, 1664! Through this impressive ancestry, it can lay claim to being the oldest Lutheran Church in the United States.

Plans to celebrate this remarkable anniversary include an Inaugural Worship Service on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm, which coincides with the feast day of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. The Rev. Dr. David H. Benke, Bishop/President of the Atlantic District, LC-MS will preach. The Service will be followed by a dinner banquet at 4:30 pm. Additional celebratory events are to include: a concert; a display of artifacts at Concordia College, Bronxville; and a panel discussion on Lutheranism in America.

Collectors please note: a commemorative medallion is being developed for this occasion. For detailed information, contact the church at History buffs can read "A Timeline of St. Matthew," a detailed account of the prior churches and leaders that have formed the congregation of today, by visiting the church website. The Timeline was researched by Rev. Peter Deebrah, Pastor of St. Matthew.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew is located at The Cornerstone Center, 178 Bennett Avenue, New York, NY, 10040. Phone/Fax: (212) 567-5948; Email:

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew will host several celebratory events to mark its historic 350th Anniversary. This includes an a Special Worship Service on September 21st, which is the feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. the rev. Dr. David H. Benke, President/Bishop of the Atlantic District will preach. Click here to view an invitation flyer with event details.


The 100th Anniversary of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church


"A Building in the Bronx"


The 100th Anniversary of
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
The Bronx, New York

Greetings in the name of Jesus! You are cordially invited to join us at
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Bronx, NY
for the celebration of our 100th Anniversary!

100th Anniversary Celebration Liturgy
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 3:30PM
(Clergy are invited to vest. The color of the day is RED.)

Followed by Trinity's
100th Anniversary Dinner
at The Eastwood Manor
(3371 Eastchester Road in The Bronx)
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7PM
{$65 per person}
(Please make check payable to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and submit it by September 1, 2014.)

As a part of our 100th Anniversary celebration, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will be celebrating honorees who have played a role in our life as a "Building in the Bronx."
Among the honorees, we will be honoring
our Atlantic District Bishop, The Rev. Dr. David H. Benke and his wife, Mrs. Judith Benke,
for their incredible years of service to the Atlantic District.

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
2125 Watson Avenue – The Bronx, NY 10472
Phone: 718.828.3532
The Rev. Dr. John R. Hannah, Pastor emeritus
Mr. Ray Calderon, Director of Music
The Rev. Matthew Ryan Gonzalez, Pastor

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Upcoming Events


09.13.2014 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concert on the Hill St. Luke Dix Hills


09.18.2014 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Atlantic District Board of Directors


09.18.2014 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Messiah, Setauket GOLF OUTING


09.19.2014 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Good Shepherd Brooklyn Card Party Fundraiser


09.20.2014 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good New Christian Coffee House

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