OCTOBER 6 Newsletter
The Lord told Abraham in Genesis 17:1-2,
When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly."
The word “walk” in this verse implies walking habitually with God, and the word “blameless” means a state of wholeness and integrity. If we read further on in this chapter, we see in verse 6 that God promises to then make Abraham “exceedingly fruitful ” (or overwhelmingly blessed). So, the true path to happiness is not found by seeking happiness through chasing after things, but it’s found by “walking' habitually with the Lord . I am ready for a walk - how about you?
Join us this evening at 6 pm for a light dinner - 6 pm in the parish Hall.
Fr. Doug is leading the study of the book of Nehemiah.
Deacon Marion will lead a discussion of chapters 9 and 10 of Lysa Terkeurst's book, 'Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions."
We will end our evening with service of Compline. Hope to see you tonight!
Wine, Women, and Art event coming this Saturday!
Pledge cards are due to Joe Johns/Treasurer by this Sunday Nov 10. If you need a card please let Fr. Doug know. Be generous in supporting the mission, ministry, and operations of St. Matthew's.
Thank you to all who baked cookies for the Gathering last weekend. They were enjoyed by many!
The Bishop is coming! On Saturday , Nov 23 at 3 pm we will meet at Trinity Church, Patton for a ministry opportunity- serving a meal to low income and elderly local residents. St. Matthew's will provide desserts. Please sign up to bring your favorite to share. We will provide each of our guests with a gift bag of toiletries and other items (more details to follow). Following the dinner the Bishop will lead us in a worship service with Eucharist. On Sunday, Nov 24, the Bishop will lead worship/confirmation at St. Matthew's. Mark your calendars!
🗓 Upcoming Events
Nov 9. Wine, Women and Art Party
Nov 10. Next Vestry Meeting
Nov 23 & 24. Bishop's Visit/
Nov 23. Saturday joint ministry event at Trinity, Patton
Nov 24. Worship/Confirmation/ St. Matthew's
Nov 28. Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 1. First Sunday of Advent
(Lectionary - year A)
✝️ Prayer Station✝️
Robyn. Dr Go. Michelle
Marilou. Glenn & Maxine
Rhonda & Andy. Deacon Ruth
Clint & Linda. Peggy
Joanne. Betty & Don
George & Judy.
Our nation, that our leaders and people would return to Christ and yield to Him.
Mark and Mike and all first responders, firefighters, law enforcement officers, and corrections officers
Grace and Peace