St. John-St.Matthew-Emanuel Lutheran Church, with its rich, diverse history, is a community of baptized people which finds joyful unity in the grace of God the Father, the love of Jesus Christ, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Through Word and Sacrament, we are empowered to share the Gospel, to love one another, and to serve God, our congregation and our community with our diverse talents and resources. We are guided by the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions in all that we do. We are committed to Christian education. We welcome all into our midst, just as Christ has welcomed us. We will meet the challenges that the future holds, confident that God will direct and guide us. (Adopted June 4, 1989.)
How we live our Mission
We welcome all people to the love of Christ, help them to grow in faith, and equip them for ministry, in church, at home, and in the community.
“Reconciling in Christ”
In 1994, St. JME voted to become a Reconciling in Christ Congregation, affirming gay and lesbian persons, and welcoming all to full participation in the life of our church. We also serve as the host congregation for the New York City chapter of Lutherans Concerned/North America.