Ladies' Garden Party in July
Saint Matthew Online Newsletter
Weekly Good News
August 4, 2017
In This Issue
Calendar This Week
Aug 4-13

8/6  Summer Sumdays for youth
8/6  Farmers' Market
8/6  Memorial service for Greg Russell
8/8  FORGE Summer house party
8/8  Healing Prayers
8/11  Family Game Night
8/13  Summer Sundays for youth
8/13  Farmers' Market
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Birthdays This Week

8/8  Larry Peterson
8/9  Monica Kothny
8/10  Sue Burke
8/10  Marlene Ciminera
8/10  Alyson Zuppero
8/11  Barbara Maass
8/12  Jan Ondeck
8/13  Sandi Vandersloot

Anniversaries This Week

8/8  Brian & Heidi Woolf
8/10  Joe & Shannon Perez
8/11  Carlos & Dottie Carvalho
8/12  Bob & Tracey Cooley
8/12  Chuck & Jenny Hammond celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary!
8/13  Jerry & Lynn Strom

Church Council Members
Pres: Art Fabsits  
Vice Pres:  Joanna Aragon 
Sec:  Sherry Whitmarsh 
Treas: Rob Anderson
Pastor Kevin Murphy
Pastor Andy Smith 
Dave McCargar
Gail Dutcher 
Dave Rower
Karen Ball
Donna Noonan
Bill Stark
Therese Long 

Questions or Comments?
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"Wanted: A Miracle"
Sunday Sermon

What are we to make of Jesus' miracles? In our sermon series in Matthew's Gospel, we are now encountering a couple of weeks of Jesus doing some signs and wonders that challenge us to learn how to trust God more. In this week's message, Pastor Kevin will help us to see if our worldview can embrace God's supernatural intervention in our lives, and give us the strength to step into a deeper life of faith. Do you have a strong faith in a weak God, or a weak faith in a strong God? One is enough to save us and the other isn't. Come and hear the invitation and challenge in the way Jesus operates in our lives. 
Matthew 14:13-21
Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Scholarships Awarded Sunday
Saint Matthew Foundation

Congratulations to the first two recipients of the new Pastor Bill Barrett Scholarship given by the Saint Matthew Foundation. On Sunday we will honor Ariana Whitmarsh and Kyle Hearn during the worship service. This new scholarship gives financial help to college students.
Memorial Service for Greg Russell
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

You are invited to join us in a celebration of the life of Greg Russell on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Healing Prayers
Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

We believe in miracles! We also believe in healing. Miracles happen right away; healing happens over time. Come to Healing Prayers on Tuesday night and let us pray for your miracle or healing. Come to Fellowship Hall anytime during the hour of 7:30-8:30 p.m. There will be no Healing Prayers on Tuesday, August 22.
Family Game Night
August 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

People of all ages are invited to join us for a BBQ dinner and ball games on the lawn. The feature game is the ever-popular 9 Square in the Air. We'll supply BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks, you bring a side dish to share. Registration is required, register on our website here. 
Honduras Mission Trip Recap & Questions
Sunday, August 20, 10:15 a.m.

The Honduras Children's Rescue Mission trip is complete for this year, are you wondering what projects are underway? Are you wondering what it's like to go on a mission trip to Honduras and how you could serve? Are you wondering what kind of long-term impact our community has had on the people of Teupasenti? Come to the Green Room on Sunday, August 20 between services (10:15 a.m.). Our latest mission team will be there to share their experiences and answer your questions. Hope to see you there!
Baptism Meeting
Sunday, September 3 at 11:30 a.m.

If you would like to have you or your child baptized, the next Baptism Sunday is September 10. You are required to attend the baptism meeting on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 11:30 a.m. Please email Jack in the office to register.

All Church Carnival is Sunday, August 20 from 10:30-12:30 p.m. Everyone is invited for picnic lunch, we'll provide the main course and drinks, you bring a salad or side dish to share. Registration is required online here.

Ladies' Garden Party
is Sunday, August 27 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in a home. Come for an evening of salad, sangria and socializing. Each guest brings a topping for a green salad. Register online here or sign up at the Welcome Center.

Farmer's Market
is on Sunday mornings this summer in Fellowship Hall. Funds collected are given to help support local hungry.
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