Experts at merger
On Sunday, September 23, members of St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church and St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, both in St. Paul, met at their respective congregations at 9:30 a.m. By 9:50, worship participants were on the march toward each other, as St. Paul-Reformation welcomed St. Matthew’s as the newest part of their merged worship community.
St. Paul-Reformation is located at 100 North Oxford, just one block off of Lexington Parkway.
Members of St. Matthew’s had made a decision to dissolve, but have been seeking a place to worship together. Although this is not officially a merger, members of both congregations are eager to welcome, and get to know, one another.
Once the two communities met each other on Snelling Avenue, they returned to St. Paul-Reformation for a festive worship, followed by a potluck and rally day activities.
This is the fourth time in St. Paul-Reformation’s 129-year history that it is joining together with another congregation. St. Matthew’s is 125 years old.