Sunday Worship

For Sunday, April 29, 2018—
Fifth Sunday of Easter

11:00 a.m.—  
Meeting at: St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
950 West 7th Street
Erie, PA 16502

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Worship Theme: “Throughout all of Scripture, the message of the Gospel remains central.”

Sermon Title: “Of First Importance”
  —Chaplain Eric R. Dye

Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Scripture Readings  

Old Testament

Exodus 33:12-23

Gospel Reading: Luke 24:13-27

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We welcome Chaplain Eric R. Dye to our pulpit this Sunday and to celebrate Holy Communion.

Chaplain Dye committed his heart and life to Jesus Christ through a campus ministry at Purdue University, then left Purdue to graduate from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO.

He served in the U.S. Army as a German linguist. While serving at Ft. Meade, MD, he sensed God's calling to pastoral ministry. Chaplain Dye left the Active Duty in 1980 to attend Seminary. During seminary he worked with a Prebyterian Church in America (PCA) minister to plant a congregation where he was ordained as an Associate Pastor.

Chaplain Dye was called back to Active Duty as a Chaplain in 1987. He served in various assignments until he retired from military service in 2004. He then accepted a call as Senior Pastor of Covenant PCA in Columbia, SC. In 2015, he enrolled in a Veterans Administration Residency and came to Erie Veterans Administration Medical Center in February 2017 in response to a call to serve as a Staff Chaplain.

Chaplain Dye was ordained in 1984 and currently holds his credentials with the Palmetto Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Chaplain Dye holds a BA, MA, MDIV, and THM degrees.

Chaplain Dye married his wife Margaret while in St. Louis. They celebrated their 31st anniversary in October and have three adult children.

We look forward to hearing the message that God has laid on Chaplain Dye’s heart for us.


We welcome anyone who wishes to join us for worship.

Please note: The first floor of the building is handicapped accessible
by entering the door at the intersection of 7th Street and Cascade.



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Nursery Available

We offer Nursery Care during our Worship Service. You will find the caregivers in Room 116 in the Educational Building.

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