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.

DURING THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER THROUGH DECEMBER, 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 these months are: hot chocolate, coffee, tea, artificial sweeteners, socks, paper products (cups, plates, bowls), plastic forks and spoons, drawing pads, pens, colored pencils, drawing paper and cookies.

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.

BIBLE STUDY will meet on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, at 6:30 AM in the Library or noon in the Parlor, instead of the usual Wednesday meeting. All are welcome!

Halloween Candy for Silver Springs—Halloween will soon be here with all the candy.   If you and your children have candy that you would like to share with the children of Silver Springs-Martin Luther School, we will be collecting candy on Sunday, November 5 and 12. There is a box in the hallway marked “Halloween Candy.” We will deliver it to the children to enjoy. Thank you for sharing and caring about the children.

CONCERT FOR THOSE IN NEED—Come to Willistown United Methodist Church, 6051 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073, at 4:00 on Saturday, November 11, for a concert of World Fusion Music by Jay Gullo, Musician and Singer/Songwriter joined by the Willistown Praise Band, to benefit Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Admission is your contribution of non-perishable foods.   Donations can also be made with supermarket gift cards or personal checks made out to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.

A NIGHT WITH MARTIN—Come join us in Elbert Hall at 7 PM on Saturday, November 11, for a movie about the Reformation, fellowship and refreshments as we continue to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Sign up on the hallway table.

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