Our Mission

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.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

St. John-St. Matthew-Emanuel Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Metropolitan New York Synod.

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.

The Lutheran Counseling Center of New York

St. JME is an Associate Congregation with The Lutheran Counseling Center. For more information on LCCNY, please visit their website at http://www.lccny.org.


Sarah Sampson (P)
Eric Johnson (VP)
Gene Hiigel (S)
Tammy Johnson (T)
Aaron Thompson (FS)
Rev. David Parsons
Susan Greig
Barbara Gruenburg
Brian Kurtz
Kirstie Pendergrass
Kuye Youngblood

Minutes of Church Council & Congregational Meetings

Minutes Annual Meeting 2017

Minutes Special Congregational Meeting April 2017

Minutes Annual Budget Meeting May 2017

Minutes Church Council Meeting January 2017

Minutes Church Council Meeting February 2017

Minutes Church Council Meeting March 2017

Minutes Church Council Meeting April 2017

Minutes Church Council Meeting May 2017

Minutes Church Council Meeting June 2017

Minutes Church Council Meeting September 2017

Minutes Church Council Meeting October 2017