DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Jeremiah 23 Wed. – Ezekial 34:11-16 Fri. – 1 Timothy 3:1-13
Tues. – 1 Peter 5:1-11 Thur. – Isaiah 40:9-11 Sat. – 2 Corinthians 4
Today: May 7, 2017
12:15 p.m. Confirmation Class Fellowship Hall
12:30 p.m. Lunch in the Park at Allen Pond in Bowie
2:30 p.m. Youth Group (6th-12th grade) Narthex
Fair Trade Sales in Fellowship Hall after each service
This Week: May 8 – 13, 2017
Mon 7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
7:30 p.m. Evening Circle Room 102
Tue 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & 11:00 Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. Altar Guild Room 125
7:30 p.m. Mission Team Room 223
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Finance Committee Room 126
Thur 9:15 a.m. Christian Believer Room 126
12:00 p.m. Guatemala Prayer Beads Mission Room 126
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 p.m. SpiritMove Room 124
Fri 9:30 a.m. Martha Circle Room 102
Sat 1:00 p.m. Ben Blades Memorial Service Sanctuary
4:00 p.m. Parent’s Night Out Fellowship Hall
Mark Your Calendar
Sun May 21 Fill the Ark Sunday at both services
CHILDREN, FAMILY AND YOUTH
YOUTH GROUP GOES TO COLLEGE– Meet in St. Matthew’s parking lot at 2:30pm for our afternoon with the Wesley Foundation at the University of Maryland. It will be an afternoon of exploring Maryland’s campus, having time of worship, food, games, and hanging out with the college students. We will return around7:30pm.
PARENT’S NIGHT OUT – We know our parents work hard all year round. As a special treat, we would like to honor our mothers on Mother’s Day eve. This Saturday, May 13th from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., bring your children to church for an evening of fun, games outside, story time, dinner, and a movie. A $5 donation for dinner is appreciated. Please RSVP to Chelsea by Thursday, May 11 so we can set up dinner and volunteers!
LUNCH IN THE PARK – Today, is our lunch in the park gathering. After church change your clothes and grab lunch and meet at Allen Pond for a few hours of running around and enjoying the springtime weather with your St. Matthew’s family. Chelsea will not be there due to Confirmation class but look for your St. Matthew’s family!
We will be honoring our graduating seniors at both services on Sunday, June 11. All graduating seniors are invited to attend for a special recognition. Please submit names of graduates from high school, college and grad school to Shameka in the church office (301-262-1408) or firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, May 28th.
NEW OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR: Join us as we welcome Shameka Williams as our new Office Administrator. Please be patient as she is learning and transitioning into the St. Matthew’s family. She can be reached at email@example.com.
EMAIL ALERTS: It has come to our attention that not all of you are receiving the Midweek Messenger and Circuit Riders. While we originally thought that this was a problem limited to Verizon emails, we have found this to be incorrect. In fact, several email carriers have been affected. While we investigate and try to correct this issue, we ask that you please notify the church office to let them know if you have not been receiving the emails. In the meantime, if you would like to have the Circuit Rider mailed directly to you, please let the church office know. To contact the office, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINANCIAL FAST – Thank you very much to each individual or family that donated to the Financial Fast. As of Thursday, May 4, a total of $22,156 had been received. The mortgage payment made on April 18 included an additional $17,000 toward principal. The balance of the Financial Fast donations will be included with the mortgage payment due on May 11. If you haven’t made a contribution to the 40 Day Financial Fast and would like to do so, use the Lenten Offering envelopes found in the pew rack. Again, thank you for your gifts and thank you for listening to the Lord as he spoke to you about those gifts.
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.