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Matthew James Called as Associate Pastor by Trinity Lutheran in Worcester, MA

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Matt JamesJoyous news! Proclaim member, Matthew James has received a first call.  Matt will be the Associate Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester, MA.  Matt shared these words about his first call:

I am humbled to have been called as Associate Pastor by the wonderful people of Trinity Lutheran Church here in Worcester.  I am especially thankful for the amazing support and prayers from all over.  I am overwhelmed.  God is good indeed!

Matt  was approved for ordination by ELM in 2008.  Following the 2009 ELCA ministry policy changes, he was quickly recognized and approved by the ELCA New England Synod candidacy committee. 

Thanks to all our supporters who have been thinking & praying for Matt over the last four years.

5 Responses to “Matthew James Called as Associate Pastor by Trinity Lutheran in Worcester, MA”

  1. Alleluia! (Yes, we know it”s LENT).

    May God richly bless your ministry!

    dave bühler, phd • providence college

  2. John & Bonny Vaught says:

    Wonderful news, Matt!
    Easter blessings as you look forward to beginning your ministry at Trinity/Worcester –
    John & Bonny Vaught

  3. John & Bonny Vaught says:

    Wonderful news, Matt!
    Easter blessings as you look forward to beginning ministry at Trinity/Worcester –
    John & Bonny Vaught

  4. Nancy & Steve Vandewinckel says:

    We are so proud of our son, Matt, and look forward to attending his Ordination at Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester, MA this coming Friday. And thank you to the ELM for all its great support for Matt!

  5. Merle Longwood says:

    I was so pleased to learn that you have been ordained and have received a call, as I remember when you were working with our Eastern Panel of what was then the Extraordinary Candidacy Project. May God bless your ministry, Matt!