February 22, 2018
Experience World Day of Prayer at St. Matthew’s
World Day of Prayer (WDP) is a worldwide ecumenical movement when Christian women of many traditions come together on the first Friday of March each year to observe a common day of prayer. Everyone is invited to participate in WDP onFriday, March 2. So that we can be sure the entire day from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. is covered, please sign up for specific times on the sheet in the Tower of Opportunity, or go to firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course your prayers are welcome at any time even if you don’t sign up. You may choose to pray anywhere, but the Sanctuary will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for contemplation and prayer. Various stations will be set up in the Sanctuary to assist in your quiet time. At 7 p.m. there will be a short worship service including stories about the women in Suriname, the focus country this year.
At this time, the greatest needs at the Bowie Food Pantry are canned meats (chicken, chili, corned beef hash), low salt/no salt canned vegetables, granola bars, condiments (ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, etc.). Items may be left in the shopping cart in the coatroom.
This Sunday after the 11 a.m. service the leadership team for Discovery Weekend is meeting in room 126 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. If you are interested in helping with the Discovery Weekend (our new youth retreat taking place April 20-22) and you have not been contacted yet, reach out to Chelsea (email@example.com) and Jennifer Boyer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday– 6:30-8:15 p.m. – Very, Very Good
Our culture and especially the church are often afraid to talk about sexuality. On Sunday we will begin exploring how we as God’s creation were called very good, and how our sexuality is a part of that calling of goodness.
Adult Sunday School During Lent
Jim Wiedman’s Sunday School class is on hiatus until after Easter.
Do you want more joy in your life? Come Sunday mornings during Lent from this Sunday, February 18, through Sunday, March 25, at the Sunday School hour in room 126 to explore the joys of preparing for Easter. Class will be lead by Linda Mosakowski. No previous Sunday School experience is required.
The Jericho Road
This Lent, experience an interactive devotional like no other, centered on the speeches of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, the thoughts of leaders of the Baltimore-Washington Conference and opportunities to live out a rich legacy of justice and hope. You can find it at http://www.bwcumc.org/resources/the-jericho-road-devotional/
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