What We Believe, Teach, & Confess:

St. Matthew Lutheran Church believes that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God

and is a record of true events that happened in a real time and in a real place.

We confess that the three creeds, (the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian) along with the Book of Concord and the documents contained therein are faithful expositions of Scripture.

We boldly confess that Jesus Christ is both true God and true man,

Who came down to earth, suffered, died on a cross for the sins of the world,

rose again the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father.

The salvation which He alone accomplished by this work, He now offers to all mankind

in the Gospel preached and the Sacraments administered.

St. Matthew Lutheran’s Mission:

to advance the reign of God in our community and beyond

through the proclamation of the Word,

the administration of the sacraments,

and acts of mercy and service.


Serve the community through...

Providing for those in need

The Seven Baskets Kiosk is a collection point for requested items from various local charities. It is located by the main door in the Commons.  The Kiosk is named for the seven baskets of food the disciples gathered after Jesus' miracle feeding the crowd of 4,000 men, plus women and children, in Matthew 15:30-38.

Our Charity of the Quarter is provided with  material, financial, and service donations to support various local charities.

The Ladies' Circle supports local charities and nursing homes by participating in supportive events throughout the year and by bringing small gifts to nursing home residents.

Advance the Reign of God through...

Coffee Break Bible Study

A Tuesday study in the Scriptures, refreshments, and fellowship are just a few things you will receive at Coffee Break Bible Study.

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Pastor teaches in-depth studies of Scriptures following Divine Service and fellowship time on Sundays.

Sunday School

Age-appropriate Bible lessons and truths are shared with children in a joyful, supportive learning environment.

Involve people of all ages through...

Men's Breakfast Club

Men's Breakfast Club gathers every Monday morning at Russ' Restaurant in Grand Haven at 7am. Between bites of breakfast, men of all ages support each other through conversation, fellowship, and prayer.

"Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness." (Titus 2:2, ESV)

"...urge the younger men to be self-controlled." (Titus 2:6b, ESV)

Stitch 'n Prayer

Women gather in the Commons to knit prayer shawls as they pray for those in need in the congregation and throughout the community. If you don't know how to knit, we will teach you.  Yarn is provided.

Gloria Dei Choir  

All adult congregation members are invited to join this choir that sings choral numbers in Divine Services throughout the seasons.

Handbell Choir

Members high school and older are welcome to join this group of musicians who make a joyful noise to God during festive church services.

Love one another through...

Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship

Gather with us in Cedar Commons following Divine Worship every Sunday.  Enjoy coffee, tea, and treats as you visit with your fellow worshipers. Our children join us for treats they enjoy as they visit with friends and visitors.

Coffee & Company

Join us on Thursday mornings from 10am - noon for hot beverages, treats, and fellowship!  It is an open house, so you can come and go as you wish.

Bring a friend, a game, a project, or just yourself for a chance to get out of the house and have fun!