Remembering Richard Brode
Our Beloved Music Minister
Words cannot describe the shock of the passing of our beloved Richard on September 25, 2020 after he was tragically hit by a SUV in Times Square. His music soared through the St. Matthew Trinity sanctuary for nearly 20 years. No one who saw or heard him play will forget how he pounced on keys, pushed and pulled valves, and leapt on the pedals of the original 1877 Jardine Organ in the loft creating an awe-inspiring sound ever since he had become music minister in 2001.
In remembrance of Richard’s life, any charitable donations may be made to the St. Matthew Trinity “Music Ministry” fund:
smt.ccbchurch.com/give/SMT Music Ministry
Or Send to the Office:
St. Matthew Trinity
57 8th Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Richard had a deep appreciation and love for St. Matthew Trinity and it was obvious how much he enjoyed playing the organ and piano. We all loved him too, and he will be missed beyond words.
If you would like to share your memories of Richard to be included on this web page devoted to remembering his life, please fill out this form: Share your memories of Richard.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect from a worship service at SMT?
During the school year a typical Sunday service is held at 10:30 am in the beautiful, historic sanctuary. It is approximately one hour long and includes a reading from the Bible, Sermon, and Holy Communion. During the summer we worship at 10:00 am downstairs in Parish Hall and explore a more casual, informal style of worship.
Are children welcome?
Yes! We love having families and kids at SMT. Children are welcome to color, play in the prayground, and come forward for the children's message. We have a changing table for young children downstairs in the nursery and you are welcome to breast or bottle feed your baby wherever you need - including the pews in the sanctuary during worship.
What should I wear?
Some people dress up for worship and wear a suit and tie or nice dress. Many other people dress fairly casually and wear jeans and a t-shirt or work-out gear. Either option is completely fine and up to you. During the summer we recommend you wear clothes that are cool (shorts, sundresses, etc.).
Is your building ADA accessible?
We have a chair lift people can use to access the sanctuary. Unfortunately, due to the age of the building, bathrooms are not fully ADA compliant.
How do I arrange to have a wedding in the sanctuary?
It is our prayer that your wedding be a beautiful, truly Christ-centered ceremony that will be the beginning of a wonderful life together. For more information, see our wedding policy. Contact the church office (T: 201-659-4499, E: Office@StMatthewTrinity.org) to arrange a meeting with our Pastor Gary.