Our Mission

St. John–St. Matthew–Emanuel Lutheran Church is a diverse, inclusive expression of three worshipping communities who have joined to serve the Park Slope/South Slope neighborhood with God's Word and Sacrament. As a Reconciling-in-Christ congregation, we affirm gay and lesbian persons and welcome all to full participation in the life of this church, just as Christ has welcomed us.

All Are Welcome!

In 1994, St. John–St. Matthew–Emanuel voted to become a Reconciling in Christ Congregation. We affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, and queer persons, and their allies, welcoming all to full participation in the life of this church.

Prospect Hill Senior Center

Prospect Hill Senior Services Center was founded in 1974 as a ministry of St. John-St. Matthew-Emanuel. PHSSC offers a wide variety of programs and activies for Seniors in the Park Slope/South Slope neighborhood and beyond. The center is open Monday through Friday, serving breakfast and lunch. There are numerous opportunities to become involved in this community. Contact Pr. Parsons or contact Director Crystal Cooper by phone, 718-499-9574, or by email, [email protected]. Please keep this important ministry of our church in your prayers, and tell your friends and neighbors about it as well.

Community History

This is where a brief description of the history of St. John – St. Matthew – Emanuel would be printed.

Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday: 11 am
Sunday School
Sunday: 10 am
Coffee & Fellowship
Sunday: Following worship
Please Join Us. All Are Welcome!

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Please join us on Sunday for our annual Blessing of the Backpacks

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From Our Synod




We must engage in conversations, prayer, and action to uphold voting rights with dignity and respect for all.


Bishop Eaton Issues Message on the War in Gaza

In recent days we have seen unspeakable images of violence in Rafah and escalating violence in the West Bank.


Reconciling Works (RIC)

Supporters of LGBTQIA+ people and families are not the minority in our Lutheran church, but are the growing majority.

Ministries Offered 


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Prospect Hill


Little Free Pantry


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There is a place for you here

St. John - St. Matthew - Emanuel Lutheran Church 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.

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