St Matthias Online Worship – January 3, 2021

Dear Siblings in Christ,

Happy New Year! I pray that 2021 is off to a good start for you and that you are staying safe and healthy.

In the midst of the pandemic, it’s sometimes hard to believe that the new year is finally here — but even in the midst of it, we continue to celebrate the 12 days of Christmas up to the Epiphany this coming week. As part of this, we celebrate the second Sunday of Christmas this weekend, where we hear the prologue of John, which gives us a glimpse of the many images he uses throughout his Gospel that depict Jesus: light, truth, the Word, new birth, flesh, and many others. His words lead us to the simple but profound message that God is revealed in a human person and continues to dwell among us.

We continue to worship online to help ensure the safety of our St. Matthias family and we invite you to worship at home with us. Worship will be available Sunday morning, Jan. 3, anytime after 9am by clicking on one of the following links:

(71) St Matthias Lutheran Church Carlisle PA – YouTube

(Please click on the video for January 3)

​​(20+) St Matthias Evangelical Lutheran Church | Facebook

(You do not need to have a Facebook account to view the worship service)

Until we resume in-person worship, we invite you to worship with us each Sunday morning, or you may watch it later at your convenience.

A link to the worship bulletin is attached below. If you have any questions or concerns, please Email me at We will continue to monitor the Department of Health website and recommendations from our bishop and will keep you updated regarding a date when we will be able to gather in person. In the meantime, we also invite you to refer to the Celebrate inserts that you received in the event you are unable to open or print the attached bulletin.

May you continue to feel the presence and love of our Lord Jesus, who comes among us to bring the fulness of God’s grace and truth!

Peace to you,

Vicar MJ

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