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Sunday Morning Details

                                       
50th Anniversary
Saint Matthew's Church will celebrate it's 50th Anniversary as a worshiping 
congregation on Sunday, September 10.  A celebratory brunch will be served
following the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. services.  Please reserve that Sunday on
your calendar and join us to  celebrate this milestone!
  
Church Office will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9a.m. to 2p.m...
 
 
 

Ministries Opportunities

 
 
Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard 
Donations of baked beans, canned sweet peas, boxed instant mashed potatoes,
canned fruit, mixed fruit, pears, boxed snacks/crackers, coffee, tea, cocoa,
boxed cereals, hot cereal (oatmeal), pancake mix and pancake syrup are needed
for the Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard.  Please bring these items to church
and place them in the collection box located under the coat racks outside the kitchen.
 
 

Youth News

Youth Group is open to all middle and high school youth and their friends.  We gather for two evenings each month, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. during the school year.  Each evening includes dinner, an activity, and an informal time of prayer or Eucharist. Please contact the Assistant to the Rector, Jay Walton for more information.
 
The Fall Schedule is packed withgreat fellowship opportunities for youth.  
 
Sunday September 17 - Welcome Back BBQ 
We will gather to welcome everyone back to Youth Group for the new year.  We will be
having a BBQ Dinner, discussion our hopes and dreams for this year, planning future
events, and getting to know our new members.
 
Sunday October 1 - An evening discussing Peer Pressure
This eveing we will focus our attention on something that affects every young person, peer pressure.
We will watch a short video and discuss how each of us handles peer pressure.  Finally, we will look
at alternative methods of handling the pressures we face from our peers.
 
Friday October 6 - Movie Night 
Since Hatboro Horsham School District has early dismissal, let's take advantage of that and go see a
recently released movie, Lego Ninjago.  Time and location will be announced as the date gets closer.
 
Sunday October 15 - Youth Group Card and Board Game Night
We will once again return to every one's favorite theme, Game night.  Come out and enter
into a competition to see who can win at games like Sorry, Scategories, and other perennial
favorites.
 
Sunday October 29th - Haunted Hayride
We will travel to  Shadybrook Farms for a haunted hayride and bonfire.  Youth will have the
opportunity to also tour a haunted cornmaze if they wish.  All youth are invited to bring their
friends along for this frightfully good night!  Cost of the evening is $20 for just hayride or $25
for hayride and corn maze.
 
Sunday November 5th - Care Package Creating
Tonight we will be creating care packages for our college students.  Come out and show some
love to those students that are away at college studying!  
 
Sunday November 19 - We Give Thanks
an evening dedicated to giving thanks for all that we have.  As we prepare for Thanksgiving this
week, let's take an evening to think about everything we take for granted but should be thankful for.  
All activities for the evening will center around thanks.
 
Sunday November 26 - Youth Group Movie Night - Disney's Coco
We will be journeying to a local movie theater to watch Disney's new animated movie, Coco.  

"Despite his family's generation-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished
musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel and his dog Dante
find themselves in the Land of the Dead. Along the way, they meet charming trickster Hector and
together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family
history."
 
Sunday December 10 - Youth Group
More details about this evening's theme and events will be announced as the date gets closer.
 
Sunday December 17 - Christmas Party and Pollyanna Exchange
Tonight we will celebrate Christmas in a way only youth group can celebrate!  Who can
make the best Gingerbread House, Who will bring the best pollyanna gift that is recycled
from their bedroom?  Bring your friends for an evening that will surely include lots of
laughter and joy.
 

Upcoming Events

 

Monday Evening Bible Study
The group is beginning a new study on the Book of Acts. They will meet on August  21 at 7:30 p.m. in the library. If you have been thinking of joining the study, now would be a good time to come.  Hope to see you there.  Contact Lynn Robinson with any questions (215-628-3359.)

Discovery Bible Study
Offered every Thursday at 7:30 p.m.   Contact Pam Dunlap,
pamela.dunlap@verizon.net for more information

Saint Matthew's Day
Will be celebrated on Sunday, September 24th as we remember 50 years of service and worship in the name of Jesus Christ. 
 

Scripture Reading for Today

 

The Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 17 are:

Genesis 50:15-21
Psalm 103:1-6
Romans 14:1-12 
Matthew 18:21-35

 

Preaching on September 17 is Jay Walton

 

On-Going Announcements

Praying for Each Other
If you would like to be added to Sunday's Prayers of the People, please call the Office, or email with your request.  As always, late-breaking requests can be given to Father Dave on Sunday mornings. Names that we receive will be listed in the Sunday Bulletins for two weeks--unless you let us know to keep them on for another two-week period. And as always, if you have a prayer request for a longer-term for our Prayer Chain, please contact Chris Strittmatter, 215-412-3321or Judy Ermigiotti, 267-491-5286.

Sunday Morning Nursery Care
For infants and children through second grade is available every Sunday beginning at 8:55 a.m. for the 9:00 a.m. service and 10:25 a.m. for our 10:30 a.m. service.   The Nursery is located in the downstairs Nursery Room directly beneath the Parish Hall.

The Knitwits
Invite all those who enjoy knitting
or crocheting to join them on Tuesday
mornings at 10:00 a.m.  
Contact Millie Graf, 215-822-2771.
 
The Service of Morning Prayer 
Morning Prayer meets every Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
For information/questions contact
Treva McLaughlin, trevajohn@comcast.net, 215-643-5609.

An E-giving Option
Is now available for those who would like to make pledges and offerings through electronic funds transfer.  Please call the church office, 215-646-4092 on how to participate.

Weekly Bible E-notes
Brief comments on the upcoming readings for each Sunday are being sent by the rector to those who would like this way of reading scripture and preparing for our worship.  let Dave know if you'd like to be on the mailing list.

 
 

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