Today: May 8, 2016
9:45 a.m. Men’s Service Group Room 123
9:45 a.m. Guatemala Planning Meeting Room 125
NO MIDDLE OR HIGH SCHOOL UMYF THIS EVENING
This Week: May 9 – 14, 2016
Mon 7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
7:30 p.m. Evening Circle Room 102
Tues 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & 11:00 a.m. Angel Gang Room 126
3:30 p.m. VBS Director Team Room 125
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Room 125
7:00 p.m. Grace Study Planning Meeting 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 Worship Service Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Finance Committee Room 126
7:30 p.m. Christian Formation Team Room 123
Thurs 9:15 a.m. Jesus in the Gospels Room 223
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 SpiritMove Room 124
Fri 9:30 a.m. Martha Circle Room 102
7:00 p.m. UMM Movie Night Fellowship Hall
Sat 4:00 p.m. Church-Wide Confirmation Potluck Fellowship Hall
Mark Your Calendar
Sun, May 15 11:00 a.m. Confirmation Sanctuary
Sat, May 21 9:00 a.m. Veterans Awareness Seminar Fellowship Hall
Sun, May 22 11:00 a.m. EEC Celebration in Worship Sanctuary
Sun, May 22 2:30 p.m. Baby Mejia Baby Shower Fellowship Hall
Tue, May 24 7:00 p.m. VBS Workshop Room 222
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: Pastor Daniel
DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Ephesians 4:1-16 Wed. – 1 Corinthians 6:1-10 Fri. – Romans 12:1-21
Tues. – Philemon Thur. – 1 Corinthians 3:5-23 Sat. – Colossians 3:5-17
REMINDER: Deadline for articles for the June Circuit Rider will be NEXT Sunday, May 15, 2016. This is a FIRM DEADLINE. Articles received after that date will NOT be included. Please submit articles to George Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Confirmation Potluck: In our faith tradition, Confirmation is the moment when children accept for themselves the promises that were made by their parents and godparents on their baptism day. We invite you, the congregation of St. Matthew’s, to join us at our Confirmation Potluck on Saturday, May 14, at 4:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, followed by testimony from our Confirmands as to why they are taking this next step.
NEW shirts and Prayer Friends for Guatemalan Children – Look in the narthex TODAY for a Ziplock bag with a child’s name, size, type of shirt and instructions. Please return the shirt and a picture NO LATER than May 29, and pray for your child throughout the year. A specially marked collection box will be in the narthex. Contact Marian Eisinger for more information.
Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love VBS will be July 11-15 from 5:50-8:00 p.m. for children completing Preschool Three’s classes through Grade 5. Mommy, Daddy and Me class will be from 5:50-7:00 p.m. for children who were age 2 by September 1, 2015 with a parent/guardian. Both groups begin with a sandwich entrée supper. Register by May 27 to receive the family discount and assure your place. Information and registration forms are on the bulletin board in the narthex or www.stmatthews-bowie.org.
Summer Sunday School Teachers Workshop, May 17, 7:00 p.m. in room 222, for all teachers and teens helping teach the summer children’s one room class. You will receive the lesson/s you will lead, meet those teaching with you and have some time to plan.
VBS Teacher/Leaders/Teen Workshop, May 24, 7:00 p.m., room 222. See what fun waits our surfers and get your curriculum.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by June 5.
Canoe/Kayak Group Schedules First Outing on Saturday, May 14. Interested? Email Rick Miller for more info and to sign up.