DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Matthew 3 Wed. – John 18:33-37 Fri. – Hebrews 10:11-25
Tues. – Colossians 1:9-23 Thur. – Isaiah 43:1-21 Sat. – Zephaniah 3:14-20
Today: November 29, 2015
9:45 a.m. More Than Just Music Room 124
7:00 p.m. UMW Executive Board Room 102
NO UMYF THIS EVENING
This Week: November 30–December 5, 2015
Mon 9:15 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Gospel of John Room 222
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
1:00 p.m. SEAL Team Room 223
7:00 p.m. Membership Team Room 223
8:00 p.m. Endowment Committee 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
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
Thur 9:15 a.m. Jesus in the Gospels Room 223
9:30 a.m. Agape Circle at the home of Jean Baker
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 SpiritMove Room 124
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
6:00 p.m. Koinonia Circle at the home of Mary McClurg
Mark Your Calendar
Sun, Dec 6 Christmas Stockings due back to St. Matthew’s
Sun, Dec 6 9:45 a.m. Confirmation Meeting Room 102
Thur, Dec 10 9:00 a.m. Christmas Stocking Stuffing Fellowship Hall
Sat, Dec 12 1:00 p.m. Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal
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 CALENDARS are available on the table in the narthex.
CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS DUE BACK NEXT SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 – For more information contact Debra Marshall.
The Altar Guild is offering poinsettias for purchase to beautify our Sanctuary this Christmas. Dedications can be made in honor or memory of a loved one or special person. Red or white poinsettias can be ordered at $12 each.
Please use the special poinsettia envelopes and information form found in the alcove in the narthex. Be sure to include the color of plant, your dedication, and your name and enclose cash or check payable to St. Matthew’s UMC. Place your poinsettia envelope in the collection plate or drop it off at the church office. The deadline for ordering will be Wednesday, December 9. Contact Sharon Heidenreich at 301-262-1408 with questions.
Confirmation Parent/Guardian Meeting Next Sunday, December 6, 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.
Christmas greenery delivery from Boy Scout Troop 1249 will be in front of Fellowship Hall NEXT Sunday, December 6, 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.
2016 Mission trip to Guatemala – Marian Eisinger will be co-leading a mission team to the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala from June 11-18, 2016, and is inviting you to join her. The estimated cost is $1,600. She would like to have a team identified by January 15, 2016, so that they can work on logistics and select what ministries they will focus on while in Guatemala. Your prayers are greatly appreciated. Contact Marian for more details.