DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Matthew 10:1-15 Wed. – Matthew 10:24-42 Fri. – 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
Tues. – Matthew 10:16-23 Thur. – 2 Corinthians 11:7–12:10 Sat. – 2 Timothy 2:14-26
This Week: October 23 – October 28, 2017
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
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
7:00 p.m. Bowie Interfaith Coalition Fellowship Hall
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. Trunk or Treat
Mark Your Calendar
Sat, Nov. 4 10:00 a.m. UMW Craft Show Various
Tue, Nov 7 7:00 p.m. Annual Church Conference Various
CHILDREN & YOUTH
YOUTH GO TO FRIGHTFEST – Don’t forget to meet in the church parking lot today at 3 p.m. to go to Six Flags for an afternoon of rides and an evening of Frightfest. We will return to the church around 8 p.m. If you have not already RSVP’d with Chelsea, we may have an extra ticket so check in just in case.
TRUNK OR TREAT! – This year it is outside in the parking lot (fingers crossed for good weather with a rain plan of inside)! Trunk-or-Treat is on October 28th and festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with games, face painting, music and more! The trunk parade will begin at noon, with everything wrapping up around 12:30 p.m. Come in costume and get ready to have lots of fun. Last year we had about 10 trunks participating, this year can we top that?!
YOUTH GROUP REUNION: We need your help! – On November 5th, we are inviting anyone and everyone who was ever involved in the youth program at St. Matthew’s to come to worship at 11 a.m. and then to join us for a reunion. Does this apply to your kids or grandkids? If so, Chelsea needs their contact information to invite them to this crazy afternoon of stories, games, and of course pizza.
OCTOBER IS PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH – The SPPRC reminds you that October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Take a few minutes to let your pastor know you’re thinking of him, and appreciate his efforts to serve God, SMUMC and you.
- MATTHEW’S MUSICAL THEATRE TROUPE– This is your last chance to see “Steel Magnolias”. Showtime today is3 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WREATH BOY SCOUT FUNDRAISER – As we head into the Season of Advent it is time to decide what Christmas greenery we might want from the Boy Scouts. They again will be selling wreaths, door swags, center pieces and garlands at church on Sundays October 29th and November 5th. See them after church and bring your check book.
CHRISTIAN BOOK CLUB will meet on Tuesday evening, November 21st at 7:30 p.m. in room 125. The book is “An Altar in the World”, by Barbara Brown Taylor. Join us for an enjoyable hour of discussion.
UMW CRAFT SHOW IS NOVEMBER 4TH! – The annual craft show returns with over 20 crafters, a huge bake sale, and a delicious lunch concession. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, please contact Deanna Lesche at 301-937-8714.
LIFE LINE SCREENING, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at St Matthew’s on November 22nd. For more information, please pick up a flyer at the Welcome Desk. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit http://lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – Copies of the September 2016 Financial Statements are available in the Tower of Opportunity.