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 27, 2016
10:20 a.m. Children’s Christmas Program Rehearsal Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. NO YOUTH GROUP THIS EVENING
7:00 p.m. UMW Executive Board Room 102
This Week: November 28 – December 4, 2016
Mon 9:15 a.m. Acts of Apostles: Into the World Room 222
7:00 p.m. Acts of Apostles: Into the World Room 222
7: 00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
7:00 p.m. SPPRC Room 126
Tue 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & 11:00 a.m. 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
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
Thur 9:15 a.m. Christian Believer Room 126
9:30 a.m. Agape Circle Room 102
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 p.m. SpiritMove Room 124
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
10:00 a.m. Theatre Troupe Tryouts Room 124
Mark Your Calendar
Thur., Dec. 8 9:00 a.m. Christmas Stocking Stuffing Fellowship Hall
Sat., Dec. 10 2:00 p.m. Christmas Program Rehearsal Sanctuary
Sat., Dec. 10 4:00 p.m. Parent’s Night Out Fellowship Hall
Sun.,Dec. 11 11:00 a.m. Children’s Christmas Program Sanctuary
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – Rehearsal for Children’s Christmas Program on December 11th. All children and youth are invited to come to the Sanctuary from 10:20 – 10:40 a.m., for the next few weeks to join our participants in rehearsal! On December 11th we will lead the congregation with songs and the telling of the Christmas story. You don’t want to miss it! Parents, please pick your children up in the Sanctuary for the next few weeks.
Youth Group – There is no youth group tonight, after a busy holiday with your family, catch up on homework and get ready for school tomorrow! Also if you are not getting the weekly updates from Chelsea, please email her at : email@example.com.
ADVENT MEDITATION BOOKLETS AND CALENDARS are available on the table in the narthex.
PROJECT WARM HEARTS – Time is running out. Only one week left. There are still 81 stocking tags left (46 boys and 35 girls) still available in the narthex waiting to be picked up, filled and returned by NEXT Sunday, December 4. Green tags are for girls and red tags are for boys. Gift suggestions are on the back of the tag. Please WRAP all of the gifts and put them into a plastic grocery or newspaper bag with the child’s tag on the inside of the bag. Questions? Call Debra or email.
ALTAR GUILD NEEDS YOUR HELP! – As we move into the Advent and Christmas Season your Altar Guild is challenged to create beautiful, meaningful worship spaces in the church. We invite all members of the congregation (acolyte age and older) to join us on the following Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m: November 26, December 3, December 17 and January 7. These are especially busy and creative days when the Altar Guild needs many more hands to accomplish the work of transforming our worship space. If you have questions or need more information, please call the church office.
HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS – Place donations for Christmas Baskets in the cart in the coatroom through Sunday, December 11. Needed items are French-fried onions, boxes of hot cocoa and cider packets, pancake mix and syrup.
Christmas Project for Bowie Food Pantry – Bring your UNWRAPPED gift back by no later than Sunday, December 4.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS – The Altar Guild is offering red or white poinsettias for sale at a cost of $12 each. Dedications can be made in honor or memory of a loved one or special person. Envelopes and dedication forms may be found in the narthex. Complete the dedication form and enclose the form and cash/check payable to St. Matthew’s in the Poinsettia envelope. Place the envelope in the offering plate or drop it off in the church office. Deadline for ordering is Wednesday, December 7. Contact Sharon Heidenreich at 301-262-1408 with questions.
NEW DIRECTORY COMING SOON! – Do we have updated contact information for you? Have you moved, changed your phone number or e-mail address? The Church office is working on a new directory and needs your updated information. Contact Sharon Heidenreich at (301-262-1408) or firstname.lastname@example.org with you updated information. Deadline is Monday, November 28.