DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – John 14:1-14 Wed. – Hebrews 10:19-25 Fri. – Luke 5:27-39
Tues. – Matthew 11:1-15 Thur. – Matthew 8:18-27 Sat. – John 12:20-36
Today: August 27, 2017
9:00 a.m. Teachers’ Meeting Room 125
10:00 a.m. Blessing of the Backpacks Sanctuary
11:15 a.m. Ice Cream Social Fellowship Hall
12:00 p.m. UMW Executive Board Meeting Room 126
12:30 p.m. Usher Luncheon & Meeting Fellowship Hall
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 28 – September 2, 2017
Mon 7:00 p.m. SPPRC Meeting Room 126
Tue 9:45 a.m. Bible Study Room 126
11:00 a.m. 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. Theatre Troupe Rehearsal Fellowship Hall
Fri 7:30 p.m. Theatre Troupe Rehearsal Fellowship Hall
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
9:00 a.m. Theatre Troupe Rehearsal Fellowship Hall
Mark Your Calendar
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
Mon, Sept 4 CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
Sat, Sept 9 2:00 p.m. UMW Tea Fellowship Hall
Sun, Sept 10 Sunday School Kickoff
Sun, Sept 24 Blessing of the Pets
CHILDREN, FAMILY & YOUTH
REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL – Come and register your kids for Sunday School after the 10:00 a.m. service at the ice cream party or online and get entered into the raffle for a Chick-fil-A gift cards! Get your registration in before September 9th in order for your name to be entered!
YOUTH GROUP BEGINS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th! – Parents and youth are invited to our fall kick-off from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Please bring a dessert to share. We will go over the schedule for the Fall themes for the year. Chelsea will have a pow-wow with parents involving filling out medical forms and permission slips and then we will have a short lesson and play some games together.
TODAY after the 10:00 a.m. worship service please join the Christian Formation team in Fellowship Hall for ice cream!!! Come celebrate the beginning of the school year with a cool treat. Don’t forget to pick up a post card with all of our education opportunities for both children and adults this fall.
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.
WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP TEA will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 2:00 p.m. There will be lots of good conversation, information on the United Methodist Women, and tea goodies (including real cups!!!). Join us for a delightful afternoon!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th our fall classes begin! The fall is a great time to join a new group and expand your understanding of the Christian Faith. Some classes are scripturally based while others focus on life topics. Choose what works for you. If you have any questions contact Chelsea or Isaac!
KERYGMA BIBLE STUDY THIS FALL – There will be a Kerygma study this Fall, led by Rick Miller, with drop-ins by Carol! We’re doing Your Bible: The Study Begins, a study which will be good for folks who are new to the Bible AND folks who know quite a bit about the Bible. We will have a book, but will spend lots of time with questions and discussion. There will be nine two-hour sessions, beginning September 25th. Registration and books ($14) are available before and after the 10:00 service from Rick.
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. For more information, please contact Lisa Wilson, S/PPRC Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).