DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Isaiah 43:1-13 Wed. – 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Fri. – John 3:1-8
Tues. – Galatians 3:23-4:7 Thur. – Ephesians 4:17-32 Sat. – Revelation 21:1-7
Today: December 27, 2015
9:45 a.m. NO SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY
This Week: December 28, 2015 – January 2, 2016
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
Thur CHURCH OFFICE CLOSES AT 11:30 A.M.
7:00 p.m. Watch Night Service Sanctuary
Fri CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
Mark Your Calendar
Sat, Jan 3 9:00 a.m. UMW Epiphany Brunch Fellowship Hall
The Church Office will be open for limited periods of time the week of December 28 – January 1. Please call ahead to make sure that someone will be in the office. Normal Office Hours will resume on Monday, January 4 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
The Tuesday morning Bible Study and Angel Gang will NOT meet on December 29. They will resume on Tuesday, January 5 in Room 126.
Epiphany Brunch – The UMW warmly invites all women of St. Matthew’s to attend the Epiphany Brunch on Saturday, January 2, 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. The program will include devotions and the induction of UMW officers. A freewill offering will be taken and the brunch will conclude by 11:30 a.m. Join us for this morning of Christian fellowship! Free babysitting will be available.
Five Marks of a Methodist Class begins Sunday, January 3, 9:45 a.m. in room 224. United Methodists Love God, Rejoice in God, Give Thanks, Pray Always and Love Others. Join us beginning January 3 through February 7 for a discussion of these five identifiers John Wesley set forth. A wonderful book by Steve Harper ($6) guides us and will be available at the introductory session. Facilitated by Carl Long. Hope to see you there!
Giving Envelopes for 2016 will be available in the Parlor TODAY, then available in the church office until December 31. If you do not currently have envelopes and would like to receive a box, please stop by the table.
A FINANCIAL REMINDER: As you make your year-end contributions, please remember that checks must be received at the church by December 30, 2015. If received after that date, they will be credited in 2016 (regardless of the date on them).
Happy Birthday to Jim Monroe (90th) on December 28 and Kathleen Walton (83rd) on December 30. They would love to receive cards from their church family.