DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – 1 Kings 17 Wed. – Luke 12:22-32 Fri. – 2 Corinthians 10:1-18
Tues. – Luke 12:1-21 Thur. – 1 Timothy 6:1-19 Sat. – Philippians 4:10-19
Today: September 27, 2015
12:15 p.m. Third Grade Bible Adventure Fellowship Hall
2:00 p.m. Blessing of the Pets in front of St. Matthew’s
1:45 p.m. UMYF Middle and High School in front of church
7:00 p.m. UMW Executive Board Room 102
Ticket Sales for “Snoopy!!!” the musical, after services in Fellowship Hall
This Week: September 28 –October 3, 2015
Mon 9:15 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Gospel of John Room 222
7:00 p.m. Charge Conference at Glenn Dale UMC
7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
Tues 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & 11:00 a.m. Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. Endowment Committee Room 102
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Worship Service Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Game Plan for Life 1 Room 224
7:30 p.m. SPPRC Room 126
7:30 p.m. Theatre Troupe Fellowship Hall
Thur 9:15 a.m. Jesus in the Gospels Room 223
9:30 a.m. Agape Circle Room 102
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 p.m. SpiritMove Room 124
Fri 7:30 p.m. Theatre Troupe Fellowship Hall
Sat 9:30 a.m. Theatre Troupe Fellowship Hall
10:00 a.m. Conversational Spanish Room 126
6:30 p.m. St. Matthew’s Upper Elementary Girls Night
Mark Your Calendar
Sun, Oct 4 1:00 p.m. CROP Walk Fellowship Hall
Sun, Oct 4 6:00 p.m. Reception for Jerry Sumo Fellowship Hall
Charge Conference Reminder – St. Matthew’s annual meeting with the District Superintendent isTOMORROW, Monday, September 28, 7:00 p.m., at Glenn Dale UMC located at 8500 Springfield Road, Glenn Dale, MD. All members of the Administrative Board, Council on Ministries and interested lay people and members of the congregation are invited to attend.
Our Youth Group has issued an “Ice Bucket Challenge” to Pastor Daniel to see who can raise the most money for the CROP Walk to Fight Hunger! The youth have raised $600—but Daniel has raised $695! The Challenge will take place Sunday, October 11 after the 11:00 service. So pick your side and make your donation to either the Youth or Daniel!
Tickets for “Snoopy!!!” the musical start today in Fellowship Hall. Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Sally are back, bringing with them Peppermint Patty and Woodstock! The Theatre Troupe promises a laughing good time for all ages. Shows will be in Fellowship Hall, and will be held on October 9, 11, 16, 17, and 18. Fridayand Saturday nights are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows are at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
The annual fall camping trip is on for the weekend of October 9 -12. Bring yourselves, your family, food for the potluck dinner Saturday night, fixins for s’mores and a good book and be prepared for a great weekend of fellowship. Need more details? See the October Circuit Rider or contact Jody Rudd.
Wanted: Women who encourage and support each other. Can you keep a secret for a whole year? I bet you can. Intrigued? Sign up for your Secret Sister and take on that challenge. You do NOT have to be a member of a Circle or the UMW to join. Deadline to register is NEXT SUNDAY, October 4. See Laura Hayes in Fellowship Hall after each service or email her for more information.
Jerry Sumo, the Principal of St. Matthew United Methodist High School in Logan Town, Liberia will be visiting with us NEXT Sunday, October 4, 2015. He will speak at both services and we will have a reception for him at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. He would like to thank us for all the assistance and support we provided during the Ebola crisis. St. Matthew is the school that we have sent two VIM teams to work at and now a third team is being organized.
Join our next VIM Team to Logan Town, Liberia – The team will be departing on Thursday, January 7 and return on Saturday, January 16. We will be working at the school and clinic and will also visit the United Methodist Women’s Education Center in Monrovia. Princess Julu, the missionary we support, is in charge of the Education Center. Contact Pete Saderholm at if you are interested in joining the team.
Small Group Invitation – Methodists are people of devotion and small groups help people grow in their devotion. St. Matthew’s invites everyone to be a part of a small group. Small group invitation forms are in the Tower of Opportunity in the narthex. Complete the back of the form and drop it in the offering plate or place it in the church drop box outside the church office. Thank you.