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Saint Matthew Online Newsletter
Weekly Good News
June 1, 2018
In This Issue
Calendar This Week
June 1-10
6/1  Deadline for Honduras Mission Trip
6/1  Deadline for Graduate information
6/3  Bible study begins  
6/10  Graduate Sunday 
6/10  SPARK Sunday 
Birthdays & Anniversaries

Birthdays This Week

6/5  Carla Dodd
6/5  Diane Spencer
6/5  Lynn Strom
6/5  Jeanne Walker
6/7  Debbie Snyder-Puder
6/8  Maggie Schoon
6/8  Lisa Willis
6/9  Austin Dalton 

Anniversaries This Week

6/5  John & Linda Goetz
6/7  Raleigh & Helen Davis
6/9  Mike & Mary Callahan
6/9  Greg & Sue Geyer
6/9  Curt & Sue Longacre

Church Council Members

Pres: Art Fabsits
Vice Pres: Gail Dutcher
Sec: Sherry Whitmarsh
CFO: Bill Stark

Pastor Andy Smith
Pastor Tim Philips 
Joanna Aragon
Dave Rower
Karen Ball
Donna Noonan
Therese Long  
Gary Klintworth
Mark Hearn  

Questions or Comments?
Quick Links

"A Placed Called Beautiful"
Sunday Sermon

Our Pentecost sermon series, The Movement continues this week with Pastor Andy's message about a man crippled from birth who was healed and his life was forever changed at a gate called Beautiful. Peter and John's lives were changed as well at this place called Beautiful, as they witnessed the Spirit of God work through them to heal one who was broken. Join us this Sunday as we consider God's call on our lives to become "a place called Beautiful" for people we encounter every day whose lives are crippled.

Acts 3:1-10
Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Council Members Available on Sunday
Welcome Center

Church Council members will be available at the Welcome Center between services this Sunday to answer questions and hear ideas and concerns. In addition, Council members are available at any time via email (see link in black box on left) or in person at church.
Each month, minutes from the Church Council meeting are published on our website - just look under the "Welcome" tab and in the drop down menu, select "Council".
Moving Deeper: A Multigenerational Bible Study on the Book of Acts
Sunday 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Join us for an exciting opportunity to go deeper into the texts that are a part of our Sunday morning sermon series. We start with a potluck meal at 5:00 p.m. (please bring a side dish to share), a brief time in worship at 5:45 p.m., and engage the text for the week from 6:00-7:00 p.m. During the study time, we will have childcare for children under five, classes for kids from K through 8th grades, and an adult study, which includes our high school age youth. We ask that you sign up at the Welcome Center in order to make sure we have enough of the main dish for each week. 
Scholarships Available for College Students
From Saint Matthew Foundation

College students, it is time to apply for the Saint Matthew Foundation Barrett Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship is for college students who have completed their Sophomore year in either a two-year or four-year college. These students must have attended Saint Matthew and must be continuing their faith journey. The application is online (click here) and includes a requirement for two letters of recommendation. The deadline to submit both application and letters of recommendation is Friday, June 29.
Guys & Kids A's Game & Tailgate
Saturday, June 30

Join the Band of Brothers for a day at the park for an A's baseball game vs. the Cleveland Indians at the Oakland Coliseum. Tickets are $35 each and include food at the Saint Matthew tailgate BBQ in the parking lot. Tailgate starts at 11:30 a.m., game starts at 1:00 p.m. Find out more and purchase your tickets here . Deadline to purchase tickets is June 15.
Summary of Church Council Meeting
May, 2018
  • Council approved the Foundation's scholarship recommendation for high school seniors.
  • Contributions to date are 4.3% less than budget. Expenses exceed income by $18,861 YTD. Maintenance and repairs exceeded planned due to tree trimming and microphone purchases.
  • Pastor Tim gave an update on staff job descriptions and the interim process timeline.
  • The Nominating Committee membership was approved.
  • Council conducted an email approval of the Shelby (membership and financial systems) upgrade.
The full minutes from April 15, 2018 meeting can be found by clicking here.
Thank You
from Gail Penny

A few weeks ago, Pastor Andy announced my retirement from the staff of Saint Matthew. When people started asking me, "When?", I realized that I made a mistake and didn't include the date. I am officially retired as of today (June 1). This mistake leads me to say thank you to everyone who over the years has given me grace for all of the mistakes that I made. Thank you also for the well wishes I have received since the announcement. I appreciate how supportive you all are and have been over the last 16 years.

For now, my duties have been divided among some of our very capable staff members, Amanda Diehl (website),Jill Okimoto (newsletter), Jack Easby and Kathy Frattini. Any questions you have regarding who to contact may be directed to Kathy Frattini. One very exciting piece of news is that Amanda and Jill will together be improving our social media presence.

I most of all want to thank our Gracious and Loving God, who opened the door and led me to this job, directed my ministry here, and has given me the gift of leaving just prior to the birth of my first grandchild. I don't know what He has in store for me next, but I am stepping out in faith that He is already there, and it is going to be AWESOME!

Cards for Wings As Eagles Mission Trip if you committed to prayerfully support one or more of our missionaries, you can drop your card into the box on the Welcome Center up to June 10.

Summer Day Camp for preschool through 5th graders is July 9-13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost is $50 per child, register online here.

Family Camp is July 26-29 at Coloma Resort with pool, rock wall, playground, ropes course, exclusive river front access and wireless internet. Sign up at the Welcome Center or by emailing Tom Aragon by July 1.
The Weekly Good News is published by Saint Matthew Lutheran Church. Items may be submitted for publication by emailing Gail (click on the link below). Submissions are subject to editing or exclusion.


Phone: 925-932-1955 x106


Saint Matthew Lutheran Church
399 Wiget Lane
Walnut Creek, California 94598
Website: www.saintmatthew.org