DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Acts 13:44-52 Wed. – Romans 8:1-11 Fri. – Leviticus 26:1-13
Tues. – Acts 18:5-11 Thur. – Galatians 2:11-20 Sat. – Acts 4:23-37
Today: April 30, 2017
12:15 p.m. ASP Team Meeting Room 126
12:30 p.m. UMM Quarterly Lunch Meeting Fellowship Hall
3:00 p.m. Youth Group (6th-12th grade) Fellowship Hall
5:00 p.m. Shelter Meal
6:30 p.m. UMW Executive Board Room 102
This Week: May 1 – 6, 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
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Christian Formation Room 123
7:30 p.m. Guatemala Mission Team Room 125
Thur 9:15 a.m. Christian Believer Room 126
9:30 a.m. Agape Circle Room 102
12:00 p.m. Guatemala Prayer Beads Mission Room 126
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 p.m. SpiritMove Room 124
Sat 8:00 a.m. BSA Troop 1249 Garage Sale Parking Lot
Mark Your Calendar
Sun May 7 12:30 p.m. Lunch in the Park at Allen Pond in Bowie
Sat May13 4:00 p.m. Parent’s Night Out Fellowship Hall
CHILDREN, FAMILY AND YOUTH
APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT TEAM– All adults and youth who are going on the ASP mission trip are meeting in Room 126 today at 12:15 p.m.! The meeting will be quick, but, this is your chance to get forms notarized. If you are interested in attending ASP and have not signed up with Chelsea, do so ASAP, as there are just a few spots left!
YOUTH GROUP GOES TO THE MEN’S SHELTER– Time to put our faith in action as we take another turn in serving dinner at the men’s shelter. All youth are invited to the kitchen to help prepare the meal from 3-5 p.m., then those who are 16 years and older will go with youth leaders to serve (until 7 p.m.) while others will head home at 5 p.m.
PARENT’S NIGHT OUT – In honor of Mother’s Day on May 14th, we are giving all of our moms (and dads) a night out on Saturday, May 13th. Bring your children to St. Matthew’s for a night of fun from 4-8 p.m. Dinner will be provided, with a suggested donation of $5 per child, to help cover the cost of dinner. Please RSVP to Chelsea by May 10th so that we can make sure we have enough food and supplies for fun!
ANNUAL BOY SCOUT GARAGE SALE will be held THIS Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contributions of items to be included in the sale are welcome. Church members with a door code can drop off items at any time during the week from Tuesday, May 2 until Friday, May 5. Please put your items to the left of the screen in Fellowship Hall. Boy Scout Troop representatives will be available in Fellowship Hall to assist your drop-offs on Friday, May 6, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. Call Matt McGowan for further information or to have large items picked up. On Saturday, May 6th, be sure to come early for the best selection of yard sale treasures. One additional note: All the dishes that have been left in the kitchen over the past year have been collected onto a cart in the kitchen. Please pick yours up before the yard sale, because any unclaimed dishes will be donated to the yard sale.
LUNCH IN THE PARK – Next Sunday, May 7th is our next lunch in the park gathering. After church change your clothes and grab lunch and meet at Allen Pond for a few hours of running around and enjoying the springtime weather with your St. Matthew’s family. Chelsea will not be there due to Confirmation class but look for your St. Matthew’s family!
ELECTRONIC GIVING – If you would like to make today’s 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 instructions 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.
FINANCIAL FAST – Thank you very much to each individual or family that donated to the Financial Fast. If you haven’t made a contribution to the 40 Day Financial Fast and would like to do so, use the Lenten Offering envelopes found in the pew rack. If electronics is your preference, follow instructions on the Electronic Giving Card, also found in the pew rack, to connect to OnLineGiving or GivingByText. Again, Thank You for your gifts.