DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – John 1:35-51 Wed. – Luke 9:23-27, 57-62 Fri. – Matthew 11:25-30
Tues. – Matthew 4:17-22 Thur. – Matthew 10:34-42 Sat. – Matthew 19:16-30
Today: Sunday, January 14, 2018
9:30 a.m. Shelter Team Room 123
5:30 p.m. ASP Interest Meeting Fellowship Hall
6:30 p.m. Youth Group Fellowship Hall
This Week: January 15 – January 20, 2018
Mon CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
7:00 p.m. Koinonia Room 102
Tue 9:30 a.m. SEALs Team Room 125
9:45 a.m. Bible Study Room 126
11:00 a.m. Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. Book Club Room 125
7:00 p.m. EEC Board Meeting Room 126
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Susanna Wesley Circle Off-site
7:30 p.m. Ad Board Room 124
7:30 p.m. Theatre Troupe Rehearsal Fellowship Hall
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
Fri 7:30 p.m. Theatre Troupe Rehearsal Fellowship Hall
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
9:00 a.m. Leadership Training Various
9:00 p.m. Theatre Troupe Rehearsal Fellowship Hall
5:30 p.m. Family Movie Night Fellowship Hall
Mark Your Calendar
Sun, Jan 21 12:15 p.m. Discovery Weekend Meeting Room 126
Sun, Jan 21 12:30 p.m. UMM Luncheon & Meeting Fellowship Hall
Tue, Jan 23 7:00 p.m. Grief Support Group Room 226
Chelsea’s Schedule for the Spring Semester (begins 1/17/18)
Sunday: 7:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. & 3:30 -8:30 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30pm
Tuesday: Class all day, available by email
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m.
(Occasional night class at Wesley, in office 9am-6pm on those days)
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: Present for Saturday church events
Know that my door is always open, but there are times when I may have a previously scheduled meeting, appointment, or time in the community for work. Send me an email to schedule an appointment to ensure that I am available.
CHILDREN & YOUTH
YOUTH GROUP TONIGHT! – Come with your doubts and any questions of faith you have always wanted to ask but have been afraid to. We will start the evening with writing down these questions, play some games, and the leaders will take turns answering and helping us wrestle with these questions of faith. There are no wrong questions, and often there are not concrete answers, but if we can’t ask these questions in youth group, where can we? Youth group meets from 6:30 -8:15 p.m. and is open to all 6th-12th graders.
APPALACHIA SERVICE PROJECT INTEREST MEETING – Today from 5:30-6:30 p.m., come to Fellowship Hall for the ASP interest meeting. This mission trip is open to all youth who have completed 8th grade and older as of the summer. College students and young adults are also encouraged to join us for the week! The dates for the trip are July 29-August 4. Join us at the meeting for the big reveal of where we are headed.
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 20 – FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – Join us for pizza and a movie in Fellowship Hall. Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. with the movie starting around 5:45 p.m. This event is free and open to everyone, but the movie will be geared towards our children.
THANKS FOR UMW SUNDAY! – It was a wonderful experience to have so many of the members of the UMW participating in a wide variety of roles at both services on January 7. Thank you, congregation, for your support of our presence and our program presentation as your Sunday message. This was a first-time opportunity, and we thank Pastor Daniel and the rest of the staff for their full support. In faith, Linda Cooper.
JANUARY CHRISTIAN BOOK CLUB – On Tuesday, January 16, we will meet in room 125 at 7:00 p.m. The book for discussion will be Lamott’s short work Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers. All are welcome.
GRAB YOUR GLOVES. IT’S TIME TO PLAY BALL – Join us on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Fellowship Hall following the late worship service for a light lunch and a discussion about organizing a softball team to compete in the Bowie Interfaith Softball League. Two things to consider—it’s slow pitch and it’s co-ed. Also, you don’t need to be a pro to play. For more information, please contact Ray Denmark at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 651-3643.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP – St. Matthew’s will offer a grief support “class” on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. beginning January 23 and running until March 13 in room 226. If you find yourself wondering how to deal with the loss of a loved one, even a pet, consider joining Isaac for a weekly opportunity to share, learn, and be supported in a confidential setting. So that we can order enough materials for everyone, please let the office know by January 20 if you would like to participate.
ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP meets Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. in Room 126. All are welcome as we reflect on how the last few weeks have gone and talk about personal goals for the next two weeks. This group meets regularly on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
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.
Pastor Daniel’s 2018 Office Hours*
Pastor Daniel performs many of his church duties outside of the office, but has established the following office hours for 2018:
Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (scheduled evening meetings 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.)
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (no evening meetings)
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.**, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (scheduled evening meetings 7:30-9pm)
Thursday: Sermon writing day; available by appointment only
Saturday: Available by appointment only
Sunday: Available by appointment only
*Subject to change based on visitations, community meetings or other group commitments. Drop-ins are welcomed, but appointments are encouraged to ensure availability.
**On alternate Wednesdays, Pastor Daniel teaches a class at Wesley Theological Seminary, so office hours on those days are 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with scheduled evening meetings 7:30-9:00 p.m.