• Deacon Marion

OCTOBER 6 Newsletter

Greetings!

We live in a day and time when so many people are chasing after what will make them happy .  But the sad reality is, that instead of seeing happy people all around us, we see more and more people who are stressed out , offensive , and freely venting their anger.  The truth is, the only way to lasting happiness and satisfaction in this life, is to give your life to the One who gave us life to begin with.

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?

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Small Groups

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!

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Wine, Women, and Art event coming this Saturday!

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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.

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Thank you to all who baked cookies for the Gathering last weekend. They were enjoyed by many!

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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!

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🗓  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)

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✝️ Prayer Station✝️

Robyn.           Dr Go.           Michelle

Barb.              Jack.

Marilou.        Glenn & Maxine

Rhonda & Andy.        Deacon Ruth

Clint & Linda.             Peggy

Mason.                       Morgan

Mary.                           Stacey

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

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Grace and Peace

Deacon Marion

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