They used to run races with horses in this neighborhood. Now, the focus is on the races that people run every day, earning, spending, learning, surviving.

But is this all there is to life?

There is a cost to all this racing around, this pursuit of fame and fortune, this daily flight of fear and despair. Are you so busy chasing life that you have left Grace far behind?

God's Grace frees us from futile striving, from hopelessness, from conflict, from despair, even from death. God's Word calls us to lives of deep meaning, to important acts of care and service for our neighbor and our world.

St. Matthew is a community brought together by the grace of God's Holy Word, called to these higher tasks, empowered to live our days together in hope and joy.