Upcoming Events and Opportunities at St. Matthew’s
Ongoing: Feed the hungry! Contribute non-perishable food items to the Bowie Food Pantry;
End malaria! make a donation through “Nothing But Nets;”
Care for the earth!—and support our EEC program—by bringing your recyclable paper to the yellow/green bin in the parking lot;
Support the EEC – by bringing in Box Tops for Education, Campbell’s Soup Labels for Education, used ink cartridges, and Capri Sun empty foil packs.
Today: January 29, 2012
8:30 a.m. Worship Sanctuary
9:45 a.m. Sunday School all ages Various
9:45 a.m. Parenting Class Room 106
9:45 a.m. “More Than Just Music” Class Room 124
11:00 a.m. Worship Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. Children’s Choir Room 124
11:00 a.m. Youth Choir Fellowship Hall
11:30 a.m. Children’s Church Room 126
1:00 p.m. Confirmation Class Room 222
4:00 p.m. Youth Cookie Bake Kitchen
6:30 p.m. Middle and High School UMYF Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. UMW Executive Board Room 102
LAST DAY TO TURN IN SUB ORDERS
UMW Dinner Dance tickets on sale after each service by Fellowship Hall
This Week: January 30 – February 4
Monday 6:30 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
7:30 p.m. Planning Meeting Room 126
Tuesday 9:45 a.m. Pastor’s Bible Study & 11:00 a.m. Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. VIM Liberia Team Meeting Room 102
7:00 p.m. VBS Planning Meeting Room 126
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. UMM Breakfast at Rips in Bowie
10:30 a.m. Bible Study for Health Room 126
1:00 p.m. Knit Wits Room 126
2:30 p.m. Crochet-O-Rama Room 127
7:00 p.m. Worship Committee Room 102
7:00 p.m. Missions Committee Room 222
7:00 p.m. Musical Troupe Rehearsals Fellowship Hall
Thursday 9:30 a.m. Agape Circle Room 102
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 p.m. SpiritMove Room 124
Friday 7:00 p.m. Musical Troupe Rehearsals Fellowship Hall
Saturday 9:30 a.m. Musical Troupe Rehearsals Fellowship Hall
9:30 a.m. Women’s Heart Health Awareness Room 222
Mark Your Calendars!
Saturday, Feb 11 9:00 a.m. UMW Women’s Retreat at West River
|Attendance Last Sunday||
8:30 – 107
11:00 – 150
Inclusive… Vibrant… LIFE AT ST. MATTHEW’S
Sunday, January 29, 2012
We offer the following assistance: a hearing loop (“T” position); large print hymnals (available in back of sanctuary); Infant Nursery (Room 116) and Nursery (Room 109); Children’s Bulletins and crayons (available at center doors to sanctuary)
Join the St. Matthew’s Family
If you are living in this area and do not have a local church home, we invite you to join us. Our pastor will be happy to talk with you; or you may indicate your interest in joining the next Exploring Covenant (membership) class either by marking the attendance register (“wish to join”) or calling the church office, 301-262-1408.
Today’s Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God.
When adding names to our prayer list, please specify whether you want them for one or two weeks: John Still, Millie Hobbs, Emily Long, Sandy & Richard Hill, Nancy Perry, Lurene Chen, Megan Riley Keppler, Christina Schuliger, Rose & Ugo Gervasio, Bibi Haynes, Suzanne Davis, John Skotz, Wendy Hein, Betty High, *Mark Tipton & family, *George Pullicino & family, Stanley Goldstein, Jim & Kay Smith, *Jonathan Smock, AUV, Chloe, Brett, Ruth Clark, Sadie Harmon, Michael E., Darlene & Sam Jones, Carol Miller, Heidi Shultz, Ronnie Dicken, Melissa & Reginald Arnold, Frank Lane, Ashley Moukalled, Mike B., Carol Ohlson, Joyce Gummel, Eric, Kim Hutton, Zach Hammond, Mike & Pat Henderson, Tristen Dawson, David & Jody Rudd, Florence Tesar, Karen Grande, Ward Bourgendine, Edith Miller, Kelsie, Rena Silbert, Eric Granahan & family, Ann Cooper, Danielle, Lesley Cogan, Steve & Sally Dale, the Priboth family,Verlinda Heppler, James Blevins, Duncan Scott, Diego Norrid, Patricia Cox, Mary Dell Wickham, Jennie Evans, Jason Hammen, LA Family, Mary McClurg, Mitch Orlin, Mary Novicke, Bob Stoner, George Sook, Elmer Stokes, Rosemary Whitson, Nicole Jones, Ivy Morrison and family, Dawn S., Robert & Phyllis McNeill, Anne Kress and family, Bonnie Jones, Eleanor Ayers, Mundunedo family, Ron & Diane, Lowe family, Beverly Westcott, Ann Marie Santilli, Dave Kimmel, Christy Streetman, Dorothy & Jack Whalen, Dwaine & Lori Kronsor, Mary Hearn, *Jason Webb, Laurie Clark, Bob King, Ilana Rothberg, Harold Jennings, Joyce Taylor, Don & Betsy Gerland, Brent Barta, James Goddard, Ava DelRicco, Jackie Hammond, Sara Ward, Wendy Waller, Chad Esh, Charlotte Seigler, Daniel Broxterman, Richard Conner, Carl Pekala, Zeki & Dee Dee, Reynolds family, Ann Nitsch & family, Tracy Bowman, Ray Strawser & family.
We are saddened to announce the passing of Anne Kress, wife of Don, and a long time member of
St. Matthew’s on Thursday, January 26. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Don and family at 3902 Wakefield Lane, Bowie, MD, 20715. A memorial service will be held here at St. Matthew’s on Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Servant Leaders (Sign-up to serve at the “Tower of Opportunity” in the narthex)
|Infant/Toddler Nursery, Rm 116||
Nursery II (2 ½ – 6), Rm 109
Ushers at 8:30
Bob Matthews, Pat Clunies, Linda Cooper, Sarta Freeman, Sharon Jahn
Ushers at 11:00
Ray Denmark, Anita Darnell, Colleen & Marty Cronlund, Olive Domingo
Readers: Opening & Scriptures
8:30 – Kathleen Walton
8:30 – Evangelina Hakes, Analisa Hakes
11:00 – Allie Gilbert, Alex Dymek
Scot Dahl, Ruth Miller, Pat Clark, Susan Eicher
8:30 – SpiritMove; 11:00 – Chancel Choir
Christian Formation and Spiritual Growth
More Than Just Music, a one-session short course on Bach Cantata 80 “Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott” (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God) will meet TODAY at 9:45 a.m. in Room 124 (Choir Room). Learn about the Lutheran liturgy of Bach’s time, the place of the cantata in that liturgy and about Martin Luther’s “signature hymn”. We will of course also listen to the cantata itself. All are welcome!
Children’s Church – Volunteers needed during the 11:00 service each week except for Communion Sundays. Parents whose children participate in Children’s Church are encouraged to volunteer. Contact Rev. Kathy for more information or sign up at the Tower of Opportunity in the narthex.
Mission and Service
Groups needed to sponsor Shelter Meal – Is your group looking for a worthwhile and rewarding project? St. Matthew’s provides the Prince George’s County Shelter meal the third Sunday of the month. It is time now to prepare the schedule for 2012. There is an immediate need for February and March. Other months are still needed as well. If your group can provide a great Sunday supper and spread some St. Matthew’s warmth, please contact Marian Eisinger, 301-805-8625 or email@example.com.
Youth News – Both UMYF groups will meet at 6:30 tonight for service projects. All youth in 6th – 12th grades are invited to join us!
Youth Cookie Bake Event – All middle and high school girls are invited to join the UMW at a Cookie Baking Extravaganza TODAY, at 4:00 p.m. in the kitchen. After cookie baking, we invite you to stay for UMYF. We’ll have pizza for those who stay and need dinner. Hope to see you there!
Superbowl Sub Sale – Please note that TODAY is the LAST DAY to order your Super bowl subs and help support the youth ASP trip! We can’t guarantee we will have any extras, so make sure to get your orders in! Completed forms can be left in the basket in the narthex. Thanks for your support!
Annual Used Book Sale – On Sunday, February 19 and 26, the St. Matthew’s UMW will hold their annual used book sale in Fellowship Hall after each service. Please donate gently used, good readable books – NO textbooks, yellowed paperbacks or older cookbooks. Books can be dropped off in the coatroom or brought to the Fellowship Hall on February 19 before the 8:30 a.m. service. Proceeds from the book sale will support various mission projects. Thank you for your continued support of this project.
The History Committee is looking for St. Matthew’s members who joined in the 80’s – Join us in the Parlor at 9:45 next Sunday, February 5th armed with your memories and any souvenirs you may have. The hour will be taped and refreshments will be served! Contact Kay League or Tom Eisinger for more information.
Fabulous Used Jewelry Sale returns February 19 & 26 after each service in Fellowship Hall. Please place donated jewelry, scarves and purses in the box provided in the coatroom. All items will sell for $3.00 and will help to defray printing costs of our 2013 50th Anniversary Memorial Book.
Family Valentine Party – Children and their families are invited to the Family Valentine Party on Sunday, February 12 after the 11:00 worship service until 1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Enjoy light refreshments, make valentine cards to share with your family and make a Lenten devotional egg for your family. Everyone is welcome. Bring your friends.
–Sponsored by the Children and Families Council.
- Nursery I in Room 116 is for infants and toddlers who are not potty trained.
- Nursery II in Room 109 is for two-year-olds who are potty trained through first grade.
As per our Safe Sanctuary policy, a volunteer is needed to help the Nursery Team Leader in each room at each hour. Please volunteer by signing up at the Tower of Opportunity in the narthex. Help us have a red carpet welcome for our existing and new families!
ASP THANK YOU
To all at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church,
Thank you so much for hosting ASP this weekend! We would not have been as successful without your help and support of our ministry.
Many Blessings, ASP Ministries Department
Note: Check out the beautiful flowers they sent along with this thank you. They are in the church office on the Office Administrator’s desk!
- Leadership Retreat 2012 (stmatthews-bowie.org)
- Fun Evening Out at the Dinner/Dance – February 24th (stmatthews-bowie.org)
- Green Church Environmental Stewardship (stmatthews-bowie.org)
- Used Jewelry Sale to Support History Book-February 19th & 26th (stmatthews-bowie.org)