St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran

Lutheran, Traditional, Christ Centered, Mission Driven

Who We Are

St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran is a member congregation of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). The NALC is "Christ Centered", "Mission Driven", "Traditionally Grounded", and Congregationally Focused".

St. Matthew's is a small, friendly, dedicated community of faith, witnessing to the truth of the Gospel in Riverside and the surrounding community. We offer a traditional worship service, Bible-based preaching and teaching, Sunday School classes for children and adults, an active women's fellowship, monthly pot-luck dinners, Vacation Bible School, and other special activities. St. Matthew's was founded in 1844, on the same spot where it now stands, and is one of the oldest churches in continuous existence in the Kansas City area.

We share our worship space with the Ebenezer Oromo Evangelical Church of Kansas City (meets at noon) and the Missouri Micronesian Church (meets at 3 p.m.)

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Sunday: 09:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, and 03:00pm

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5047 N.W. Gateway Ave.
Riverside, MO 64150

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Lutheran (NALC)


Size: Small

Traditional Hymns

Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Casual, Multigenerational

Children's Ministry, Missions

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Our Services

Sunday 09:00am: Sunday School, children and adults
Sunday 10:00am: Worship
Sunday 12:00pm: Oromo (Ethiopian) worship (Pastor Faisa Atomsa)
Sunday 03:00pm: Missouri Micronesian worship (Pastor Phillip Istaro)

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Bud Elliott

Pastor Bud Elliott has been Pastor at St. Matthew's since July of 2003. He has been in ministry for over 37 years, was a Chaplain in the US Army Reserve for 9 years, is currently a Police and Fire Department Chaplain in Eudora, Kansas, where he lives, and is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains. Pastor Elliott may be reached at 785.331.8600 or [email protected]

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