2017 HOLIDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
7:00 p.m. – Blue Christmas Worship Service in Sanctuary
Sunday, December 24, 2017 – Christmas Eve
10:00 a.m. – One service – No Sunday School Classes
**Preschool Prayschool and Nursery Available
5:00 p.m. – Family Service which will include children presenting characters of the nativity as the story is told and carols are sung.
8:00 p.m. – Traditional Candlelight service with Communion.
Sunday, December 31, 2017 – New Year’s Eve
10:00 a.m. – One Service Lessons and Carols – No Sunday School Classes
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Watch Night Service – The Sanctuary will be open with music, scripture, hymns and prayers folded into a simple, reflective service. Holy Communion will be offered at the altar approximately every 15 minutes. Feel free to drop in for 15 minutes or stay for the whole hour.
2. Christmas Card
Congregation members are again welcome to share their Christmas greetings with all in the church in a Congregational Christmas Card. Donations will again go to fund the Bowie H.S. Scholarships that we have been providing for the past few years. Send your greetings to all and help a deserving student at the same time.
3. Leadership Training Day
Incoming and current team/committee leads are invited to a Church Leader training day at St. Matthew’s on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The session will go from 9:00 a.m. to about 3:00 p.m. with lunch provided. Coffee and some sweet rolls will be there to greet you in the morning. ALL leads are heartily encouraged to attend. We will cover general team leadership topics, church leadership topics, and some specifically St. Matthew’s topics (e.g., where is there a storage area you can use, how do you get something put in a bulletin or the mid-week messenger, or what do all the other teams do). To top it off, we will also be presenting the St. Matthew’s Ten Commandments of Team Leadership. You won’t want to miss that! Please email Jane Thessin at email@example.com so that we can accurately plan lunch needs.
4. Picture Directory
Yes, we are going to do it! In January and February 2018, we will be working on taking photographs and collecting information to prepare a new picture directory for St. Matthew’s. We will be taking pictures in-house. There will be stations set up in Fellowship Hall to take pictures. When the pictures are taken, we will also be verifying your data so that we can print the most recent and correct information. We want everyone to participate; you do not have to be a “Member”. We want all of our church family to be included. If you are not able to or do not want to have your picture taken, other options are bringing in a picture and we will scan it in or send us a picture in an email that we can include.