This Week: May 30 – June 4, 2016
Mon CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED – MEMORIAL DAY
Tues 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. Nominations & Leadership Development Room 126
7:00 p.m. Membership Team Room 223
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 Worship Service Sanctuary
Thurs 12:00 p.m. Agape Circle lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 SpiritMove Room 124
Sat 8:30 p.m. Bowiefest at Allen Pond Park in Bowie
Mark Your Calendar
Sun, June 12 12:30 p.m. Rev. Kathy’s Retirement Fellowship Hall
Morning Prayer Call: Monday–Saturday, 6:30-6:45 a.m.;
Dial 712-775-7031 and enter access code: 111-576-270#.
Leader: Bill Schneider
DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Luke 15:1-10 Wed. – Ephesians 2:1-10 Fri. – Luke 7:36-50
Tues. – Acts 3:17-26 Thur. – Romans 6:1-14 Sat. – John 4:7-42
REMINDER Prayer Friends – Your shirt and a picture are due TODAY. Contact Marian Eisinger for more information.
Bowiefest, THIS Saturday, June 4, 8:30 a.m., Allen Pond – Time to get out in the fresh air and show everyone all the goodness of St. Matthew’s at Bowiefest. We need people from 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. to help with set up, take down, operating the booth and talking to people about St. Matthew’s and God’s grace. Typically we try for two hour shifts, two-three people in the booth at all times. Contact George Wood for more information and scheduling. You may also schedule yourself online at http://bit.ly/1LdM0cq.
Chesapeake Chorale and Silent Auction – The Chesapeake Chorale will be performing its 35th year Anniversary Concert on Sunday, June 5th at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. There will be a newly commissioned piece dedicated to the memory of founder, Karen Landis. At 1:30 p.m. a silent auction will also be held in Fellowship Hall. Ticket and other information can be found at http://www.chesapeakechorale.org//concerts.html.
Please join us in Fellowship Hall, on Sunday, June 12, following the 11:00 a.m. worship service as we honor Rev. Kathy Wadsley for her years of service to St. Matthew’s as well as her retirement. The celebration will be a potluck meal followed by a program. If you wish to make a donation for a gift for Kathy, please designate Fund Code 341 on your check or Rev. Kathy’s retirement. The deadline for the donations will be Sunday, June 5, 2016. You may place the donations in the offering plate or drop off in the church office. Let’s join together in giving Kathy a big send-off.
We will be honoring our graduating seniors at both services on Sunday, June 12. All graduating seniors are invited to attend for a special recognition. Please submit names of high school, college and graduate level graduates to Sharon in the church office (301-262-1408) or email@example.com June 5.
Wednesday, JUNE 15, is the deadline for articles for the DOUBLE EDITION (July and August) of the Circuit Rider. If you wish to draw attention to projects, special needs and educational opportunities planned for the fall months, this is the time to create descriptive articles concerning these events. Please limit submissions to 300 words or less. E-mail your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Summer Sunday School Teaching Opportunities – Summer Sunday school classes will be during the 9:45 a.m. hour on June 19 and 26 and 8:45 a.m. during July and August. To give our regular teachers a break, adults are invited to teach one or more Sundays and youth are invited to be teen helpers or teachers with an adult. Sign-up on the Christian Formation bulletin board in the main hallway or contact Rev. Kathy at email@example.com
See the bright yellow flier in the narthex for more information on 2016 Summer Christian Formation Opportunities.
To the St. Matthew’s Congregation: There are no words to express my gratitude to you for your prayers, cards, flowers and a very special gift of Happy Birthday sung by the choir (in full dress robes). I thank you constantly for being a part of my life and my spiritual strength. Thank you! Jessie Smith