DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Luke 1:5-25, 57-80 Wed. – Matthew 3:1-12 Fri. – John 1:6-34
Tues. – Matthew 4:1-6; 28:18-20 Thur. – Isaiah 62 Sat. – Mark 1:1-8
Today: December 6, 2015
9:45 a.m. Confirmation Meeting Room 102
5:00 p.m. Middle & High School UMYF Narthex
Fair Trade Sales after each service in Fellowship Hall
Boy Scout Troop 1249 Greenery Sale outside Fellowship Hall
This Week: December 7–12, 2015
Mon 9:15 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Gospel of John Room 222
9:30 a.m. Merry Methodists (M&Ms) Room 223
7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
7:00 p.m. SPPRC
Tues 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & 11:00 Angel Gang Room 126
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
10:30 a.m. Bible Study for Health Room 125
6:00 p.m. Christmas Stocking Set-Up Fellowship Hall
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Finance Committee Room 126
Thur 9:00 a.m. Christmas Stocking Stuffing Fellowship Hall
9:15 a.m. Jesus in the Gospels Room 223
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 SpiritMove Room 124
Fri 10:00 a.m. Martha Circle Room 102
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
1:00 p.m. Christmas Program Rehearsal Sanctuary
Mark Your Calendar
Sun, Dec 13 11:00 a.m. Children’s Christmas Program Sanctuary
Sun, Dec 13 12:00 p.m. Church-wide Christmas Potluck Fellowship Hall
ADVENT MEDITATION BOOKLETS AND ENGLISH AND SPANISH DEVOTIONAL CALENDARS are available on the table in the narthex.
CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS DUE BACK TODAY – For more information contact Debra Marshall.
DEADLINE FOR ORDERING POINSETTIAS IS THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2015. Contact Sharon Heidenreich at 301-262-1408 with questions.
Confirmation Parent/Guardian Meeting TODAY, 9:45 a.m. – Eighth graders (and those older who are not confirmed) and their parent(s) or guardian(s) are invited to join us in the Parlor, for light refreshments and conversation about what Confirmation is and what our schedule will look like this year. Please bring your calendars with you.
Pray? How? See the bulletin board in the hall across from Room 124 for different ways to pray and prayer handouts.
The Theatre Troupe will be holding auditions for the spring play “The Music Man” on Saturday, December 19 from 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in room 124 (Music Room). We welcome all who are interested, even if you are interested in being back stage only! Contact Jackie Gerard with any questions.
Christmas Program (11:00 a.m., Sanctuary) and Potluck (12:15 p.m., Fellowship Hall) will be NEXT Sunday, December 13, 2015. Please bring all dishes to the kitchen prior to the 11:00 service (label any with nuts, dairy products, or gluten free) so that they can be kept hot or cold. Drinks and paper products provided. If you are willing to cook a ham, contact Rev. Kathy TODAY.
Christmas greenery delivery from Boy Scout Troop 1249 will be in front of Fellowship Hall TODAY, after both services. For more information, please call Matt McGowan.
Choir Master’s Open House, Sunday, December 13, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Isaac, Jeff and the greyhounds invite you to stop by for a few minutes, or longer, of fellowship and celebration. Isaac marks another year on the planet on December 14, so there will be birthday cake and other festive foods.
Generosity Impact Commitment Update – Since our Generosity Impact Commitment Sunday on October 25, 2015, great things have been happening. 71 givers increased their pledge and we have had 31 new givers. The average pledge per giver has increased almost $100 to an annual amount of $3,077. One of our new givers pledged $7,200 and another pledged $4,800. One of our previous givers increased their annual pledge from $500 to $2,000. Another doubled their pledge going from $600 to $1,200. We are very thankful for each of the 171 givers who have pledged to support God’s work at St. Matthew’s in the coming year. It’s not too late to pledge. Commitment Cards and pre-addressed return envelopes will be on the Information Desk in the narthex. Complete the card and place it in the offering plate or mail it back to the church in the preaddressed envelope. Thank you for joining the other 171 Generosity Givers.