DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Matthew 18:1-9 Wed. – Mark 10:35-45 Fri. – Matthew 5:13-16
Tues. – Matthew 15:1-20 Thur. – Matthew 5:1-12 Sat. – Matthew 6:25-34
NEW CHILDREN’S WORSHIP SHELF – The last few weeks we have run out of worship bags for the kids because we now have the joy of having lots of kids in worship and using the bags! So instead of worship bags check out the worship shelf in the narthex for new books, fidget toys, coloring pages and stuffed animals. Feel free to take a few new things each week and return them at the end of worship. If you have feedback for this space or activities for kids in worship, feel free to let Chelsea know!
Today: February 26, 2017
11:00 a.m. Church Wide Pot Luck Fellowship Hall
6:30 p.m. Youth Group Narthex
7:00 p.m. UMW Executive Board Room 102
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Tickets on Sale after each service
in Fellowship Hall.
This Week: February 27 – March 4, 2017
Mon 7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
7:00 p.m. SPPRC Room 126
Tue 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & 11:00 a.m. Angel Gang Room 126
5:00 p.m. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner Fellowship Hall
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
12:15 a.m. Ash Wednesday Service Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Theatre Troupe Fellowship Hall
Thur 9:15 a.m. Christian Believer Room 126
9:30 a.m. Agape Circle Room 102
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 p.m. SpiritMove Room 124
Fri 9:00 a.m. World Day of Prayer Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Theatre Troupe Fellowship Hall
Sat 9:00 a.m. Theatre Troupe Fellowship Hall
Mark Your Calendar
Wed, Mar 8 12:15 p.m. Lenten Simple Prayer Service Sanctuary
Wed, Mar 8 6:00 p.m. Lenten Soup and Salad Fellowship Hall
Wed, Mar 8 6:45 p.m. Lenten Activity Fellowship Hall
Wed, Mar 8 7:30 p.m. Simple Prayer for Lent Sanctuary
CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
NEW CHILDREN’S WORSHIP SHELF – See note under Children’s Opportunities During Worship.
YOUTH GROUP – Youth group will meet at 6:30 – 8:15 p.m. but will be full of run around active games. Snacks, of course, good friends and time to just be silly. Bring a new friend especially if you want them to join us for the youth retreat.
YOUTH RETREAT – March 24th – 26th St. Matthew’s will take over Camp Pecometh in Centreville, Maryland, for a weekend of fellowship, worship, games, time on the river and of course food. The cost is $50 and Chelsea has the forms to sign up. Friends are welcome to join but they need to come to two church or youth events prior to the retreat!
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE DINNER – Tuesday, February 28, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children and profits go to the youth mission trip to the Appalachia Service Project in Kentucky this summer. Tickets are on sale TODAY after each service by Fellowship Hall. Tickets will also be available at the door.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER will be held in the sanctuary on Friday, March 3, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
SAVE THE DATE – ST. MATTHEW’S GOES TO THE MOVIES! On Sunday March 12 in the afternoon we are going to the movies to see The Shack. A film based on the bestselling book by William Young. We will see the movie together and then return to the church for refreshments and a discussion. Stay tuned for the exact movie time and get ready for a great afternoon out together!
LENTEN CLASS FOR ADULTS – “Roll Down, Justice” – Starting March 14th at 7:00 p.m. and continuing on Tuesday’s of Lent, join Chelsea and others in Room 126 as we use a collection of songs, lyrics, scriptures and prayers as we dive into the following questions: “What are you prepared to give in order to have a closer walk with God?” and “What can you give in order to embrace anew the work of justice?”
SOUP, SALAD, LENTEN SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AND SIMPLE PRAYER – Through Lent beginning with Wednesday, March 8, we will gather for a full night of community. We will begin with dinner from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall sponsored by the UMW Circles. Following dinner we will explore a different spiritual practice as a group from 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. and have Simple Prayer from 7:30 -8:00 p.m. Children are invited to join as many of the sessions will be interactive including movement, prayer through painting, music and reflection.
WEDNESDAY MID-DAY PRAYER THROUGH LENT – Would you like to get to Simple Prayer but evenings are difficult for you? Wednesdays through Lent join us in the Sanctuary for a short mid-day prayer time beginning at 12:15 p.m. This service will be simple but a great time to take a few minutes of quiet and to center in the middle of the week.