DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Acts 14:19-28 Wed. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 Fri. – Isaiah 53:7-9
Tues. – 1 Peter 2:21-25 Thur. – Isaiah 53:1-6 Sat. – Isaiah 53:10-12
Today: April 9, 2017
9:45 a.m. NO SUNDAY SCHOOL TODAY
10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Procession Starts at Free State Mall
12:00 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt Garden
12:00 p.m. Church potluck Fellowship Hall
1:00 p.m. Vision Retreat Planning Fellowship Hall
4:30 p.m. Confirmation Class Fellowship Hall
6:30 p.m. Youth Group (6th – 12th grade) Narthex
This Week: April 10 – 15, 2017
Mon 7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee Room 126
Tue 9:45 a.m. Bible Study Room 126
11:00 a.m. David Rudd Memorial Service Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Mission Team Room 223
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 Room 126
12:00 p.m. Guatemala Prayer Beads Room 126
7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service Fellowship Hall
Fri 12:00 p.m. Good Friday Noon Service Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Service Sanctuary
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
Mark Your Calendar
Sun Apr 16 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service Garden
Sun Apr 16 7:15 a.m. Easter Breakfast Fellowship Hall
Sun Apr 16 8:30 a.m. Easter Worship Service Sanctuary
Sun Apr 16 11:00 a.m. Easter Worship Service Sanctuary
Wed Apr 19 7:30 p.m. Administrative Board Fellowship Hall
Holy Week at St. Matthew’s – See bulletin insert for information on services.
HELP NEEDED! Next week we expect little ones running around for Easter! This means that extra volunteers are needed in the nursery, with Preschool Prayschool, and Faith For Me. If you are able to help in one of these classrooms, please let Chelsea know. We want to make sure children and families are welcomed and taken care of, especially on this special Sunday.
CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
YOUTH GROUP – You are invited to come from 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. as we experience Lent Prayer Stations. After lots of positive feedback from a few weeks ago, we are going to make time for silence, reflection and prayer once again.
EASTER EGG HUNT – TODAY 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.
CONFIRMATION – Due to the potluck and retreat meeting, confirmation will meet today from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided.
ROLL DOWN JUSTICE – Due to the low attendance, the Tuesday night study with Chelsea on Micah 6:8 has been CANCELLED. Thank you to those who have attended and those who have expressed interest.
REMINDER: The deadline for the May 2017 Circuit Rider will be Saturday, April 15, 2017.
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!
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 – Please bring your Financial Fast Offering NEXT Sunday (Easter Sunday). A Lenten Offering Envelope is included in the bulletin and will also be included in Next Sunday’s bulletin. Place your Lenten Financial Fast Offering in the envelope and complete the information on the front of the envelope. There will be special baskets near each communion location for you to place your offering. If including 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 online 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 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 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.