Announcements

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.

SPRINGFIELD LIONS are collecting cancelled postage stamps to be used for therapy for Wounded Warriors. Please leave a 1/4 inch border around the stamp. There is a box on the table in the hallway. Thank you for any stamps you can bring in.

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 th 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.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – St. Matthew has been connecting people and changing lives for 75 years.  As a part of our year-long celebration, we are currently looking for your stories and thoughts of St. Matthew to be included in our 75th Anniversary Memory Booklet.  Please submit your stories to the office, Frankie Savage, or Nicole Smith.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY PERENNIAL PLANTS OR BULBS they would like to donate to St. Matthew, please contact Bill Kobasa.

DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, WELCA is collecting items for the Welcome Church in Philadelphia where The Rev. Violet Little, founder, ministers to persons in poverty. The items needed in September are: coffee, sugar, creamer, Sweet ’n Low, and stirrers. There is a box in the hallway for your donations.

THE EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet on September 13 at 7:30 in the Parlor.

WE WILL BE PRINTING A NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY in the near future. If you have a new address, telephone number or email address, please contact Janice at 610-543-8700 or office@stmattspringfield.org.

BOOK FAIR—Have you ever wanted to learn more about Luther, Lutherans, or the Reformation? Then there’s no better time than this fall, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation! From the 17th to the 30th of September, we will be hosting a book fair with 20 different books right here at St. Matthew. For those two weeks, we will have a display table in front of the parlor with samples of each of the books, as well as order forms. We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about our Lutheran heritage and how it relates to life today!

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY begins again this week. We meet at 6:30 AM in the Library or noon in the Parlor. All are welcome!

WEDNESDAY PRAYER GROUP meets at 1:30 PM following Bible Study. If you are interested in a brief mid-week time of prayer of approximately 50 minutes, you are invited and welcome to attend as your schedule allows.

THE DELAWARE CONFERENCE GATHERING OF WOMEN OF THE ELCA will take place on Saturday, October 21, at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 535 Lamp Post Lane, Aston, PA 19014.   Registration is at 10 AM, followed by brunch and the meeting at 10:30 AM. Members of the Triennial Team will speak on “A Trip to Triennial”.

Discussion of Living Lutheran —Today we will be having a casual discussion on the cover article in September’s Living Lutheran. It will be held between worship services on the fourth Sunday of each month, in the parlor.

 

 

 

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