DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Isaiah 7:10-17 Wed. – Isaiah 40:1-11, 28-31 Fri. – Isaiah 9:1-7
Tues. – Matthew 1:18-25 Thur. – Ezekiel 34:11-16 Sat. – Philippians 4:4-9
This Week: December 25 – January 6, 2018
Mon CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED – MERRY CHRISTMAS
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
Thurs 9:30 a.m. Remember Who You Are Room 223
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
Mark Your Calendar
Mon, Jan 1 CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY
THE ST. MATTHEW’S STAFF would like to express our sincere appreciation to the congregation for your many good wishes, your prayers, and your gifts of support throughout the year. We wish you a Christmas of Peace and Joy.
CHRISTMAS GIFT – Use the “My Christmas Gift” envelope included in the bulletin to make your holiday gift. Please complete the reverse side of the envelope with your information.
2018 READER/LITURGIST SIGN-UP – Are you interested in becoming a reader/liturgist for the Sunday services? Make this your New Year’s resolution to sign up! We are now getting readers in a different way. We are assembling a list of interested folks and will develop a schedule, similar to how the ushers are scheduled. If you would like to join this group, please contact Jane Thessin (email@example.com) to have your name added to the list.
SMALL GROUP TRIP – The History and Travel Group will meet at St. Matthew’s on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and then go to Savage – a mill town. We will be carpooling. Please sign up for this trip in the notebook that can be found in the narthex. Come and explore some local history. Then join us for lunch. All are welcome.
ALL LOOSE PLATE OFFERINGS AT THIS EVENING’S SERVICES will be equally divided among the St. Matthew School in Liberia, Bowie Food Pantry and St. Matthew’s Housing Corporation.
A FINANCIAL REMINDER: As you make your year-end contributions, please remember that checks must be received at the church mail run by December 29, 2017. If received after that date, they will be credited in 2018 (regardless of the date on them).
THE CHURCH OFFICE will be open for limited periods of time the week of December 26 – January 2. Please call ahead to make sure that someone will be in the office. The church office will be closed on the following dates: December 22, December 25, and January 1. Normal Office Hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2 beginning at 9:00 a.m.