DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Matthew 11:2-19 Wed. – Romans 1:1-7, 16-17 Fri. – Colossians 3:1-17
Tues. – 1 Corinthians 15:1-28 Thur. – Isaiah 25:1-9 Sat. – Romans 8:31-39
Today: April 2, 2017
12:30 p.m. Lunch at Allen Pond Park in Bowie
3:00 p.m. Final Performance “State Fair” Fellowship Hall
6:30 p.m. UMW Executive Board Room 102
Ticket Sales for “State Fair” on sale after each service – Fellowship Hall
Fair Trade Sales in Fellowship Hall after each service
This Week: April 3 – 8, 2017
Mon 9:30 a.m. Merry Methodists (M&Ms) Room 223
7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
Tue 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & 11:00 Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. “Roll Down Justice” Lenten Study Room 126
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
12:15 p.m. Lenten Mid-Day Simple Prayer Sanctuary
6:00 p.m. Lenten Soup and Salad Fellowship Hall
6:45 p.m. Lenten Spiritual Practice Fellowship Hall
7:30 p.m. Simple Prayer for Lent Sanctuary
Thur 9:15 a.m. Christian Believer at the home of Irene Schneider
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 p.m. SpiritMove Room 124
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
1:00 p.m. David Unnewehr Memorial Service Sanctuary
Mark Your Calendar
Sun Apr 9 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Procession Starts at FreeState Mall
Sun Apr 9 12:00 p.m. Church potluck and retreat recap Fellowship Hall
Sun Apr 9 12:00 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt Garden
Tue Apr 11 11:00 a.m. David Rudd Memorial Service Sanctuary
CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
YOUTH GROUP – Did you know that Jesus was considered to be a rebel? That he was constantly breaking the rules and challenging those in power? Come learn about a few of the times he really got himself into trouble as we talk about how sometimes we are supposed to do the same!
LUNCH IN THE PARK, TODAY – Bring your lunch and get ready to run around with new and old friends at Allen Pond Park! This will be a monthly gathering on the first Sunday of each month. The weather is beautiful so come and play in the sun for a few hours with your St. Matthew’s friends.
EASTER EGG HUNT – NEXT SUNDAY after the 11:00 a.m. worship service. There will be prizes and candy for all! After the hunt join us inside Fellowship Hall for our monthly church potluck. Bring a dish to share and spend some time with the rest of the church family.
LAST DAY to go to the “STATE FAIR”!! – Final performance is TODAY at 3:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Tickets will be on sale after each service.
LAST CHANCE TO ORDER EASTER FLOWERS – The Altar Guild is offering flowers to beautify the sanctuary this Easter. Dedications may be made in honor or memory of a loved one or special person.
Azaleas (pink or white) $16.50
Hydrangeas (pink or blue) $17.50
Deadline for ordering will be THIS Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Contact the church office at (301) 262-1408 with any questions.
REMINDER: The deadline for the May 2017 Circuit Rider will be Saturday, April 15, 2017.
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.
“Roll Down, Justice” – “I Dream of a Church” – Tuesday night in room 126 at 7:00 p.m., as we continue with our Lenten justice study. We will talk about our dreams for the church. Not just the St. Matthew’s church but the global church. How have we as a church failed to fight for justice and where is God calling us to act now?
SOUP, SALAD, LENTEN SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AND SIMPLE PRAYER – We will begin with dinner from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. Following dinner we will explore a new spiritual practice as a group from 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. and have Simple Prayer from 7:30 -8:00 p.m. Children are invited to join as the sessions will be interactive.
WEDNESDAY MID-DAY PRAYER THROUGH LENT – Wednesdays through Lent, join us in the Sanctuary for a short mid-day prayer time beginning at 12:15 p.m.