DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – John 12:1-11 Wed. – John 13:21-38 Fri. – John 18-19
Tues. – Ezekiel 37:1-14 Thur. – Mark 14:12-26 Sat. – John 21:1-14
Today: April 16, 2017
6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service in the Garden
7:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast Fellowship Hall
8:30 a.m. Easter Worship with Communion Sanctuary
9:45 a.m. NO SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY
11:00 a.m. Easter Worship with Communion Sanctuary
11:15 a.m. NO FAITH FOR ME 1, 2, 3 TODAY
12:15 p.m. NO CONFIRMATION CLASS TODAY
6:30 p.m. NO YOUTH GROUP TODAY
This Week: April 17 – 22, 2017
Mon CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED FOR EASTER
7:00 p.m. Koinonia Circle Room 102
Tue 9:30 a.m. SEALs Team Room 125
9:45 a.m. Bible Study & Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. EEC Board Room 126
7:00 p.m. More Books Christians Should Read Room 125
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Susanna Wesley Circle at home of Sue Groff
7:30 p.m. Administrative Board Fellowship Hall
Thur 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 p.m. SpiritMove Room 124
Fri 9:30 a.m. Martha Circle Room 102
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
Mark Your Calendar
Sun Apr 23 4:00 p.m. Youth Cookie Bake Kitchen
Thur Apr 27 11:00 a.m. Jessie Smith Memorial Service Sanctuary
Sat Apr 29 7:30 a.m. Christmas In April
Sat May 6 8:00 a.m. BSA Troop 1249 Garage Sale in Parking Lot
SPPRC Announces Staffing Update
As was communicated a couple of months ago, our Office Administrator, Sharon is retiring later this spring, so the SPPRC has been working to find someone to take over her duties as quickly as possible.
The SPPRC is pleased to announce that Shameka Williams will be the new Office Administrator at St. Matthew’s beginning April 24, 2017. Shameka has been in the customer service field for over 10 years, and most recently comes to us from her position as an office/legal assistant in Bowie. The SPPRC and staff members who have met her so far are certain that she is a perfect addition to our St. Matthew’s family. Please help her feel welcome.
WANT TO KNOW MORE about our Children and Families program here at St. Matthew’s? Send Chelsea an email to begin receiving regular updates! firstname.lastname@example.org.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL NEEDS YOUR HELP! – VBS will be held June 19-23 this year! Through crafts, science, music and storytelling, we will discover how we can be superheroes through God. In order to make this week happen, we need YOU! There are many ways to volunteer, from set design, setup, preparing meals in the kitchen, classroom leader, music, science and art! If you are willing to volunteer, we will find a place for you! Let Chelsea know if you want to be a part of this week of fun and faith!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) – Joins us June 19 -23 for a week of Super Heroes! VBS is for kids 2 years old through the 5th grade. Registration forms may be found in the door hanger on Chelsea’s door in the main office, or register online at www.jotform.com/cspyres/vbs2017.
SAVE THE DATE – CHRISTMAS IN APRIL, Saturday, April 29 (7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) Come help (for all or part of the day) with cleanup and home maintenance of a retired homeowner. Lunch provided. Window caulk repair and painting, building shelves, garage clean-out, interior painting, cleaning gutters, and more. Please sign up at the Tower of Opportunity in the narthex if you plan to help. 14-17 year olds are required to complete a registration form and parental consent form (get from the Tower of Opportunity in the narthex). Point of Contact is Andrew Gross
LENTEN FINANCIAL FAST – A Lenten Offering Envelope is included in your bulletin. Place your Lenten Financial Fast Offering in this envelope and write your name and giving number on the front. There will be special baskets near each Communion location for you to place your offering as you complete Communion. If you include your Financial Fast Offering with your regular offering, please clearly indicate the amount of your Financial Fast Offering on your giving envelope or your check. If you are giving your Financial Fast Offering through On Line Giving, use the “40 Day Fast” giving fund. All funds received from the Financial Fast Offering will be applied directly to the reduction of the mortgage on the Wesley Wing. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS SPECIAL LENTEN OFFERING.
ELECTRONIC GIVING – If you would like to make your Easter Offering using our electronic giving service, please refer to the ELECTRONIC GIVING CARD that is located in the pocket of the pew rack in front of you. This card provides instruction for the use of our On Line Giving and Giving by Text services. Both services can be used for a one time gift or recurring gifts. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR GIFT.