March 04, 2012 (Printable Version)
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. Lenten Study: Ways to Pray Room 113
9:45 a.m. Shelter Committee Room 123
11:00 a.m. Worship Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. Children’s Choir Room 124
11:00 a.m. Youth Choir Fellowship Hall
1:00 p.m. Confirmation Class Room 222
Theatre Troupe tickets for “Curtains” on sale after each service by Fellowship Hall.
Fair Trade and Organic Sales after each service by Fellowship Hall.
This Week: March 05 – March 10
Monday 9:30 a.m. M & M’s Card Making Room 222
6:30 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
7:00 p.m. Green Church make-up Room 126
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Lenten Study “Hosanna!” Fellowship Hall
9:45 a.m. Pastor’s Bible Study & 11:00 a.m. Angel Gang Room 126
5:00 p.m. Empty Bowls (SOME) carpool leaves St. Matthew’s
7:00 p.m. Lenten Study “Hosanna!” Room 124
7:30 p.m. Membership Committee 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
6:00 p.m. Soup and Salad Fellowship Hall
7:00 p.m. Lenten Worship Service Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. COM Committee Leaders Room 102
7:00 p.m. Musical Troupe Rehearsals Fellowship Hall
Thursday 2:30 p.m. High School Crochet-O-Rama Room 126
6:30 p.m. Worship Committee Room 102
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 p.m. SpiritMove Room 124
Friday 9:30 a.m. Martha Circle Room 102
7:00 p.m. Musical Troupe Rehearsals Fellowship Hall
Saturday 9:30 a.m. Musical Troupe Rehearsals Fellowship Hall
Mark Your Calendars!
Wednesday, Mar. 14 6:00 p.m. Soup and Salad Fellowship Hall
Wednesday, Mar. 14 7:00 p.m. Lenten Worship Service Sanctuary
Friday, Mar. 17 7:30 p.m. Musical Performance “Curtains” Fellowship Hall
Saturday, Mar. 18 7:30 p.m. Musical Performance “Curtains” Fellowship Hall
Sunday, Mar. 19 3:30 p.m. Musical Performance “Curtains” Fellowship Hall
|Attendance Last Sunday||
8:30 – 159
11:00 – 155
Inclusive… Vibrant… LIFE AT ST. MATTHEW’S
Sunday, March 04, 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, Jonathan Smock, Brett, Ruth Clark, Michael E., Darlene & Sam Jones, Ronnie Dicken, Melissa & Reginald Arnold, Frank Lane, Mike B., Eric, Kim Hutton, Tristen Dawson, David & Jody Rudd, Rena Silbert, , Danielle, Lesley Cogan, Steve & Sally Dale, Verlinda Heppler, James Blevins, Duncan Scott, Mary Novicke, Rosemary Whitson, Robert & Phyllis McNeill, Beverly Westcott, Christy Streetman, Dorothy & Jack Whalen, Dwaine & Lori Kronser, Mary Hearn, Jason Webb, Laurie Clark, Bob King, Harold Jennings, Joyce Taylor, James Goddard, Ava DelRicco, Chad Esh, Charlotte Seigler, Daniel Broxterman, Richard Conner, Carl Pekala, Zeki & Dee Dee, Tracy Bowman, Ray Strawser & family, Arjay Sexton, Ruth Kominicki, Jane Miller, Ann Fauconnet, Carol Vogel, Lew & Jane Dodd, Ursula & David Unnewehr, Betty Miles, Ann Moyer, Priscilla Foote, Sharon Etridge, Trevor Lazarus, Rzepka family, Randy, Lizel Salmon, Kathy Tracy, Debbie Parsons & family, M.B., Ron & Shirley Dumas, Mark Lineberry, Conner Hedge, EC, Diane Mitchell, AB, Kay Fuller, Hal Sweet, MM, Meadows family, Michael Kraus, Mark Bartalozie, Marsha Burke, Cindy Beales, BDG, Ann Cooper, Paulette Wood, Kay League, David Smith. Denotes Military
We are saddened to announce the passing of John Meadows, father of George Meadows, Monday, February 27. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to George, Lorri and family at 4403 Saddle River Drive, Bowie, MD, 20720. There are no plans for a service at this time.
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
Margie & Loring Dague, Peggy Smith, Kathleen Walton, Eric Wolfe
Ushers at 11:00
Michael Klein, Henrietta Briggs, David Carr, Anita Darnell, Olive Domingo
Readers: Opening & Scriptures
8:30 – Jody Rudd
11:00 – Spierenburg family; Rick Miller
8:30 – Clayton and Zachery Murphy
11:00 – Brian Kraus
8:30 – Janelle Dietrich, Mary Fauntleroy; 11:00 – Ayo Mseka
Dare & Clyde Draughn, Mabel McGann, Marie Comstock
8:30 – Peggy Smith, Carol Miller, Lisa Klein
11:00 – Judy Shickel, Joanna Gilbert
8:30 - Chancel Choir; 11:00 – Isaac Borocz (organ)
Christian Formation and Spiritual Growth
The Kerygma Class, “Hosanna” will be on Session two this week. If you missed the first class, just read Session two and join us on Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall or 7:00 p.m. in room 124.
Check out the table in the narthex for resources for your devotional time during Lent. There are Lenten Calendars and a Lenten Devotional egg. Both the Lenten Calendar and Devotional Egg are great to use with children. Because we had a limited supply of eggs we have requested that they be reserved for use with children. Be sure to take the instructional sheet to use with the egg. We have made additional instruction sheets for those who would like to make their own Devotional Egg.
Fair Trade and Organic Sales will take place after each service today. All your favorites will be available including, coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa mix, and olive oil.
On Palm Sunday, April 1, we will be selling special Easter Dark Chocolate Mini’s. These delicious, bite-sized chocolates are beautifully packaged, making them perfect for Easter Baskets or gifts. Each box contains 20 organic and fairly traded Dark Chocolate Minis (55% cacao content). They are made with cacao from small-scale farmers in the Dominican Republic and Peru, sugar from a co-op in Paraguay and vanilla from a farmer association in Madagascar. These are expected to be very popular! Contact Pattie Klein if you would like to reserve your boxes in advance.
Empty Bowls will be held THIS Tuesday, March 6, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 3630 Quesada St., NW, Washington, DC. This is an annual fundraiser for So Others Might Eat (SOME), a non-profit organization that helps feed and clothe the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. For a $20 donation to SOME, you can select a handmade pottery bowl donated by students from The Corcoran School of Art. You can then partake in a simple meal prepared by local eateries. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you would like to carpool, call JoEllen Thompson 301-464-0389. We will be leaving St. Matthew’s at 5:00 p.m. For more about this event, go to www.some.org.
Nan McCurdy and husband Miguel Mairena, our United Methodist Missionaries assigned in Nicaragua, will be visiting St. Matthew’s on Sunday, March 18. Nan and Miguel are assigned to the Women and Community Association, San Francisco Libre, an ecumenical farm women’s association that promotes human rights, especially the right to live without violence; women’s integral health, leadership development with women and youth; economic development with women and educational opportunities for the most impoverished young people. Nan will be providing the sermon and Miguel will be providing the benediction for both of our worship services that day. Please join after each service in Fellowship Hall for a Meet and Greet Question and Answer session. For more information: http://new.gbgm-umc.org/advance/missionaries/biographies/index.cfm?action=details&id-372
Is Sabbath part of your life? Come to Green church to find out how observing the Sabbath is an environmentally friendly discipline. The environmental boon from observing the fourth commandment could be significant. In session three, Reduce, we learn how stepping back from our normal activities one day a week can lower the levels of bad air for that one day and lead to fresher air for Monday morning. Session three will be held TOMORROW evening, March 05, 7:00 p.m., Room, 126 and NEXT Sunday, March 11, 9:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.
Youth News – NO UMYF meeting tonight! Next week we will meet at our regular time.
Get your tickets for the Theatre Troupe’s presentation of “Curtains.” It’ll be a crime to miss this show! Show dates are March 16, 17 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and March 18 and 25 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $5.00 a person ahead of time and $7.00 at the door. Tickets may also be purchased during the week from the main office.
Acolyte Opportunities at St. Matthew’s – Are you interested in being one of the people who carries the flame for the worship service? Are you looking for an opportunity to be up front? If you are 10 to 17 years old, then St. Matthew’s wants YOU! If you are interested or have questions, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-721-3038. Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Kathy Kraus, Acolyte Coordinator
Save the date for the All Church Potluck Social on March 31 at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Children and Families Council will provide activities for children at this event. Also the Children and Families Easter Egg Hunt will be held on April 1, Palm Sunday, after the 11:00 service. More information to follow on both of these events.
Fun, Faith, Friends Summer Camps – Did you know our Conference has Church camps for children, youth and families? Camp Manidokan in Knoxville and West River Camp in West River offer one week residential camps for those entering grade 3 through 12 in the fall. Camps have a variety of themes that are unique to each facility. Each also has a mini-camp for children entering grades 2-4 and Counselor-In-Training camps for ages 16-17. Manidokan offers Family Camp Week July 1-6. West River offers Grandparents Camp June 18-22 for a grandparent and a grandchild who has completed grades 5 – 8 or June 25-29 for a grandparent and a grandchild who has completed K-Grade 6. Camps run mid-June through August 5. Each camp is a week of excessive fun, with friends and a time of growing in faith with God in nature. Event brochures are available in the narthex in the Tower of Opportunity. Register now for summer camp fun at www.bwccampsandretreats.org.
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.