WELCOME TO SAINT MATTHEW LUTHERAN CHURCH! If you are visiting us today, we welcome you into our community of believers and pray that God will bless you. Please sign the Guest Register in the Narthex and come to visit again.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE IN PRAYER for health and healing: Bennie Lybrand, Jackie Calhoun, Bill Conrad, Joe Thorn, Elizabeth McElwee, Tim Kirby, Letekidan Menghesha, Carol Arnao, Bob Wagner, Muriel Wagner, Kerry Freeman, Jeff Wesley, Janice Sadowski, Jill Smith, Donald Umbenhauer, Betty Paterson, Barbara Doyle, Jean Fisher, Rick Link, Shirley Thorn, Bob Billick, Jenna Cirillo, Carson West, and Paul Krauter.
THE WORSHIP FOLDERS are dedicated to the glory of God and in honor of Bob’s birthday by Jackie Calhoun; and in honor of Dick Wilson’s 93rd birthday by Margie Larkin.
THE PRAYER CHAIN may be activated by calling the church office at 610-543-8700.
PRAYER BOARD—Be sure to visit the Prayer Board in the narthex. There is nothing we can do that is more meaningful than asking God to bless those in need.
ALTAR FLOWERS AND WORSHIP FOLDERS—Each Sunday you have the opportunity to dedicate altar flowers or worship folders in memory of someone, in honor of a special occasion, or in thanksgiving for blessings. Sign-up sheets and envelopes are on the tables in the narthex. The cost of each dedication is $20.00.
ALTAR FLOWER DELIVERY—If you will be visiting someone who would like to receive the altar flowers, please speak to one of the people serving on Altar Guild this week.
SHOPPING ON AMAZON—Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization selected by their customers. St. Matthew is registered with AmazonSmile. Bookmark this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-6005341 and, when you shop at AmazonSmile, all your eligible shopping will benefit St. Matthew.
LOAVES AND FISHES—We continue to support the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Non-perishable foods can be brought to the church and placed in the can in the hallway. We are also accepting new or gently used kitchen items. Your generosity provides much-needed food products to people in Delaware County.
WELCA is collecting plastic amber-colored or clear prescription bottles with caps but minus all labels. These bottles will be sent to a hospital in Liberia throughout the year. Save yours and bring them to church. A container is in the hallway.
DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH, WELCA is collecting items for the Welcome Church in Philadelphia where The Rev. Violet Little, founder, ministers to persons in poverty. Items needed this month are: small toiletries (foot powder, razors, deodorant, small packets of tissues), reading glasses, yarn, crochet hooks, puzzles, and cookies.
2ND ANNUAL FUN RUN PLANNING COMMITTEE—The Souper Bowl of Caring stocks the shelves of Loaves and Fishes and three other food pantries for about five months. 37,000 plus items only last five months?! In an effort to extend that a month or two, we are holding our 2nd Annual Fun Run. Last year we collected over 300 items and roughly $1,200. The Evangelism Committee is forming a planning subcommittee in order to make this year’s event an even bigger success than last year. With your help, we want to hit 1,000 items and $2,000. Save the date: May 19, 2018 at 9 AM. If you are interested, contact anyone on the Evangelism Committee or write firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS during Lent at 7:00 PM for midweek prayer services with meditation. Mark your calendars for March 7, 14 and 21. This week we will focus on Mary—God’s Will and My Identity.
THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet immediately after the Wednesday evening service on March 14th.
BLUE JEAN SATURDAY which was scheduled for March 10 has been canceled.
EASTER EGG HUNT—Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m. Join us for crafts, music, refreshments, and lots of family fun! Admission is free and all children involved in the hunt must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP with the number of children by March 17 to Melissa Lavery on Facebook, the church sign-up sheet, or email: email@example.com.
COFFEE CONNECTION—Coffee and refreshments will be served after both services next Sunday. Please stay and enjoy some delicious snacks and pleasant fellowship. If you would like to bake or bring something, please sign up on the hallway table.