DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – John 1:43-51 Wed. – Acts 17:1-9 Fri. – 1 Corinthians 15:1-28
Tues. – Luke 8:22-56 Thur. – Luke 19:28-40 Sat. – Matthew 26:1-29
This Week: November 27 – December 2, 2018
Mon 7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
7:00 p.m. SPPRC Room 126
Tue 9:45 a.m. Bible Study Room 126
11:00 a.m. Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. EEC Board Room 126
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
7:00 p.m. Interfaith Power Light Room 125
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Visioning Retreat Leaders Room 126
Thurs 9:30 a.m. Remember Who You Are Room 223
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Room 124
8:30 p.m. Spirit Move Room 124
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
10:00 a.m. UMW Various
Mark Your Calendar
Thurs, Dec 7 Christmas Stocking Stuffing Fellowship Hall
Sun, Dec 17 Christmas Potluck Fellowship Hall
CHILDREN & YOUTH
YOUTH GROUP TONIGHT – After a lot of time with your family, all youth are invited to a night of just games from 6:30-8:15 p.m.! Bring your favorite board or card game as we unwind and get ready to go back to school tomorrow. There will also be a few run around games so come prepared ready to vote for your favorite.
SAVE THE DATE! – After the kids sing in worship on Sunday, December 17 the entire congregation is invited to our Christmas Potluck. Bring a dish to share and join in food and fellowship following the 11:00 a.m. worship service.
PROJECT WARM HEARTS – The tags are still available in the narthex. Green tags are for girls and Red tags are for boys. Gift suggestions are on the back of the tag. Please WRAP all of the gifts and put them into a grocery store plastic bag or newspaper plastic bag with the child’s tag. Return all gifts by Sunday, December 3. Questions? Call Debra at 301-706-2880 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS – The Altar Guild is offering red or white poinsettias for sale at a cost of $12 each. Envelopes and dedication forms can be found in the narthex. Complete the dedication form and enclose the form and cash/check payable to St. Matthew’s in the Poinsettia envelope. Place the envelope in the offering plate or drop it off in the church office. Deadline for ordering is Wednesday, December 13. Contact Shameka in the church office at 301-262-1408 with any questions.
UMW LADIES! – The elections on Saturday, December 2 are at 10:00 a.m. in room 222, not from 10 to 12 as rumored. That is the room reservation time. Please be there at 10:00 a.m. to begin the elections.
SMALL GROUP MEETING – The History and Travel group will be forming at St. Matthew’s on Monday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. in room 223. All are welcome to attend.
DINNER CHRUCH AT ST. MATTHEW’S will offer an alternative worship service during Advent. It will be a simple meal (soup and bread–with a vegetarian option) along with a short meditation and some family-friendly discussion. This will be held in Fellowship Hall at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays in December. It will end by 6:15 p.m. when we all will help to clean up. Please share this with anyone you know looking for a non-traditional service at a non-traditional time!
CHRISTMAS PROJECT FOR BOWIE FOOD PANTRY – Soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, kickballs, hats, gloves, and scarfs are needed so that the clients of the Bowie Food Pantry can “shop” for Christmas gifts for their children. Please pick up a card or two on the table in the narthex and return items to the church unwrapped no later than Sunday, December 3. Please put them in the specially marked boxes in the narthex. For more information, please contact Barbara Haddock.
FINANCIAL PLANNING AND REMINDER – With the stock market at record highs, some parishioners may find it advantageous from a tax planning perspective to fulfill their pledges by transferring appreciated stock. If you are interested in this option, please consult with your tax preparer or financial planner before making any donation of stock. In order to properly receive and credit your gift, please contact Dick Baker. Also, as you make your year-end contributions, please remember that checks must be received at the church by December 29, 2017. If received after that date, they will be credited in 2018 (regardless of the date on them).