DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Psalm 119:133 Wed. – Matthew 5:16 Fri. – Isaiah 41:10
Tues. – Isaiah 6:8 Thur. – Psalm 92:12-13 Sat. – Romans 10:17
Today: March 22, 2015
1:00 p.m. Hospitality Training Session Fellowship Hall
Theatre Troupe tickets on sale after each service in Fellowship Hall
UMW Retreat Registration after each service in Fellowship Hall
This Week: March 23-28, 2015
Mon 7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
7:00 p.m. SPPRC Room 126
Tues 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & 11:00 Angel Gang Room 126
3:15 p.m. VBS Planning Team Room 126
7:00 p.m. Board of Trustees Room 126
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
10:30 a.m. Bible Study for Health Room 226
6:00 p.m. Lenten Soup and Salad Fellowship Hall
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Worship Service – Lent Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Bearing Fruit Lenten Book Discussion Room 124
7:30 p.m. Theatre Troupe Rehearsals Fellowship Hall
Thurs 9:00 a.m. Disciple Bible Study 2 Room 223
8:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 SpiritMove Room 124
Fri 7:30 p.m. Theatre Troupe Rehearsals Fellowship Hall
Sat 8:00 a.m. Street Walkers Parking Lot
9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
9:30 a.m. Theatre Troupe Rehearsals Fellowship Hall
10:00 a.m. Beginning Spanish Part 2 Room 126
Mark Your Calendar
Sun Mar 29 12:15 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt Fellowship Hall
Join us, as part of our spiritual journey during Lent, in prayer every morning from 6:30 – 6:45 a.m. through Saturday, April 4. Call: (712) 775-7031 and enter Access Code: 111576270.
Hospitality Training, TODAY, March 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Pastor Daniel will be facilitating a Hospitality Training for all Greeters, Ushers and Liturgists on Sunday, March 22, 2015. A pizza lunch will be provided. If you are a regular greeter, usher, or reader – or you’d like to be a regular! – please plan to join us.
Carpools to Empty Bowls – Anyone interested in carpooling to the Empty Bowls fundraiser (SOME –So Others Might Eat), on Tuesday, March 24, should call Ruth Miller TODAY. We will meet in the church parking lot at 4:45 p.m. The dinner will be held at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 3630 Quesada St., NW, Washington, DC (near Chevy Chase Circle). The cost is $25 for a handcrafted bowl and a dinner of soup, bread, dessert and drink.
Palm Sunday Parade – March 29, 10:00 a.m., in the Sanctuary. – Children in preschool – Grade 5 are invited to bring gently used jackets, sweaters, shirts, etc. to use in re-enacting the Palm Sunday Parade. Join our children as we lay down gently used clothing in the church aisle for Jesus to come riding on a donkey as he enters Jerusalem. Everyone is invited. The children will return to their classrooms after the presentation. The clothing will be donated to the local clothes closet.
Join us on Sunday, March 29 (Palm Sunday) after the 11:00 service in Fellowship Hall for some “Bunny Snacks” and Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your own basket. We will look for eggs outside, weather permitting. (Inside if raining) There will be a separate area for children under two, so everyone will be sure to find Easter eggs. Everyone is welcome! See you there!
Easter Flowers – DON’T FORGET TO PLACE YOUR ORDER. LAST CHANCE. Deadline for all orders isTHIS Wednesday, March 25. Dedications may be made in honor or memory of a loved one or special person. Special flower envelopes and donation forms are available on the table in the narthex. Please fill out the form including the type and color of plant and the dedication message. Please PRINT CLEARLY. Enclose the donation form and cash or a check payable to St. Matthew’s in the envelope. Place the envelope in the offering plate or drop it off in the church office. Contact the church office with any questions.
St. Matthew’s Musical Theatre Troupe is presenting the production “A Little Night Music”. Shows will be performed on April 17, 18, 19, 24 and 26 in Fellowship Hall. Tickets will be on sale after each service. Prices are $8 ahead of time and $10 at the door.
Warmer Weather Perfect for a “Garden Getaway” – The annual Women’s Retreat will take place at West River Center on Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cost is $40 and includes all retreat materials, a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. Carpools will be formed to leave from the church. Don’t miss this day of fellowship and fun by the water!
Online Giving – Looking for an easier way to make your donations to St. Matthew’s. The solution is as close as your desktop or laptop computer or the St. Matthew’s Mobile App on your cell phone. Log onto the Church Web site (www.stmatthews-bowie.org) and follow the instructions on the screen. Give it a try. It’s GREAT!Contact Dick Baker with any questions.
Rev. Nancy Nedwell is retiring. – Rev. Nedwell’s last Sunday preaching will be Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Lovely Lane UMC, 2200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD, 21218. Worship service will be at 11:00 a. m., social hour and tour of the historic building and museum at 12:00 noon. Please contact Sharon in the office for a form if you would like to contribute to her retirement. Rev. Nedwell was a former associate Pastor at St. Matthew’s.