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.
WELCA is again 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.
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Shopping on Amazon – Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization selected by their customer Matthew Lutheran Church is now 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.
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – St. Matthew has been connecting lives and changing people 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.
DURING THE SUMMER, WELCA is not requesting any specific items for the Welcome Church in Philadelphia where The Rev. Violet Little, founder, ministers to persons in poverty. They can always use coffee and cookies (homemade are always welcome) There is a box in the hallway for your donations.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY PERENNIAL PLANTS OR BULBS they would like to donate to St. Matthew, please contact Bill Kobasa.
WEEKLY EMAIL—Summer is a great time for barbecues, trips to the shore, and vacations. During these few months, you may find yourself away from Sunday worship at St. Matthew from time to time. While you may not be physically here with us, you can be with us in spirit! Once a week in the summer, we will be sending out an email with that day’s Bible readings, prayers, and video links to the hymns. We encourage you to take some time with your family each Sunday morning to read through the Bible passages together and praise God while we are worshiping here at St. Matthew. We hope that you will continue to be a part of our worship of the Lord, even if it’s from another state or country!
SOCIAL MINISTRY will be collecting school supplies for the children in grades 1-12 who attend Faith Immanuel Lutheran Church. All items are welcome. There is a bin in the hallway for your gifts. Delivery will be in late August.
THE CRAYON INITIATIVE at A. C. Moore recycles unwanted crayons into new ones and donates them to children’s hospitals throughout the country, keeping crayons out of landfills and in the hands of children who need them. One pound of used crayons creates 5 packs of new crayons. We will collect used/broken/unwanted crayons through Sunday, July 30. There is a container in the hallway.
THURSDAY EVENING SERVICE—During the months of July and August, there will be an informal worship service on Thursday evening at 6:30 in the Parlor.
VBS —There is still space for you at Vacation Bible School July 24-28 from 9-11:30. It is a great way to spend a week. We are also in need of volunteers to help the children enjoy their special week. Please contact Julie Cirillo if you have any questions. Registration may be done on line at http://www.myvbs.org/sttmatt or there are registration forms on the hallway table.
SNACK HELP —We are in need of snack donations for Vacation Bible School. If you are able to help, please take a card on the bulletin board and bring the snack to church by Sunday the 23rd. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Cirillo.