DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – 2 Samuel 7:18-29 Wed. – James 1:1-12 Fri. – Acts 12:1-11
Tues. – Romans 4 Thur. – 2 Peter 1:1-11 Sat. – John 17:1-19
Today: August 13, 2017
9:30 a.m. Shelter Team Meeting Room 123
Children’s Opportunities During Worship
10:00 a.m. – Infant /Toddler Nursery (Infant – 2 years): Room 116
10:00 a.m. – Preschool Prayschool (2 years – 1st Grade): Room 109
10:00 a.m. – Faith For Me 1, 2, 3 (1st Grade – 3rd Grade): Room 223
This Week: August 14 – August 19, 2017
Mon 7:00 p.m. Nominations and Leadership Dev. Room 126
Tue 9:30 a.m. SEALs Team Room 125
9:30 a.m. Bible Study Room 126
11:00 a.m. Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. Circuit Rider Meeting Room 125
7:00 p.m. EEC Board Meeting Room 126
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
Thu 10:00 a.m. Welcome & Connection Meeting Room 126
Sat 10:30 a.m. Sandra Hill Memorial Service Sanctuary
Mark Your Calendar
Sun, Aug 27 10:00 a.m. Blessing of the Backpacks Sanctuary
Sun, Aug 27 11:15 a.m. Ice Cream Social Fellowship Hall
Sun, Sept 3 10:00 a.m. Service on the Green Sussex Park
Sun, Sept 3 12:00 p.m. Church Picnic at St. Matthew’s
Sun, Sept 10 Sunday School Kickoff
CIRCUIT RIDER DEADLINE – The deadline for the September issue of the Circuit Rider is Tuesday, August 15th. Please submit any articles you wish to have included by that date. If you find you can’t meet the deadline, drop the editor a note so he can save space. The editor will be travelling, so it’s important to keep him informed.
CHILDREN, FAMILY & YOUTH
SAVE THE DATE August 27th and bring your backpack to worship! – Whether you worship at the 7:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. service join us for our Blessing of the Backpacks. If you are a student, teacher, principal, or you simply carry a backpack to and from work, bring it worship and receive a blessing for the year to come.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL – After the Blessing of the Backpacks at 10:00 a.m., come to Fellowship Hall for ice-cream and to meet our teachers for the 2017-2018 year. Learn about all of our education opportunities and figure out how you can plug in and learn more about God in the year to come.
TEACHERS’ MEETING ON AUGUST 27TH– All of whom are serving as teachers in the upcoming year, whether it is with children, youth, or adults, whether it is on Sunday morning or during the week, are invited to meet August 27th at 9:00 a.m. for a quick meeting. Let Chelsea know if you are not able to attend. If you are interested in teaching and have not already connected, get in touch with Chelsea.
BE AN AWESOME OFFICE VOLUNTEER! – St. Matthew’s is assembling a dynamic new team of volunteers to assist our new office manager.
A church office is at the center of church life and the primary contact with members and visitors. Working in our Church Office may be a great way for you to be more involved at St. Matthew’s. As an Awesome Office Volunteer, you will contribute to the creation of a welcoming and professional atmosphere for staff, members and visitors. Even a small contribution of time and energy can make a big difference.
How much time and energy is involved is largely up to you. Some tasks require only a few hours per week and some can even be done at home. For more information, please contact Lisa Wilson, S/PPRC Chair.
SERVICE ON THE GREEN – Join us again as we have our “Worship on the Green” (outdoor service) on Sunday, September 3rd (Labor Day Sunday) at 10:00 a.m. at Sussex Park (grassy area across the street from the Bowie Library). The 7:30 Garden Service will be held as usual.
CHURCH PICNIC- Come share a meal with your church family outdoors for a Church Picnic on September 3rd, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. This year we will be having our meal in front of St. Matthew’s facing Rt. 450! Feel free to bring your food to the church kitchen before the 10:00 a.m. Worship on the Green, or after the7:30 service. The church will be providing hamburgers, hotdogs and beverages.
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.