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Saint Matthew Online Newsletter
Weekly Good News
October 6, 2017
In This Issue
Calendar This Week
Oct 6-15

10/8  Deadline to sign up for Men's Poker Night
10/9  Deadline to sign up for Celebration of Pastor Kevin and Debi
10/10  Healing Prayers
10/13  Men's Poker Night
10/13-14  IGNITE Broomball
10/15  Discover Saint Matthew Luncheon
Birthdays & Anniversaries

Birthdays This Week
10/11  Pat Carlin
10/12  Beverly Harris
10/12  Jane Maynard
10/14  Scott Selby
10/15  Dorothy Butler
Anniversaries This Week
10/10  Dave & Carolyn Briere
10/11  Phil & Tami Gomez

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?
Quick Links

"The Cornerstone"
Sunday Sermon

Less than one week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, investigators appear no closer to answering the question: "Why?" Why did Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old retired accountant, fire from his 32nd-floor hotel window into a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers in the heart of Las Vegas? Why did he continue firing with an arsenal of weapons for nine to 11 minutes, leaving at least 59 people dead and more than 527 with serious gunshot wounds or stampede injuries? Why? Pastor Andy's message this Sunday from the parable of the tenants will help us all stand firm upon the cornerstone of our lives in times like these. 

Matthew 21:33-46
Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.


We welcome to the Lord's family through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, Matthew Stark. Matthew is the son of Bill & Natlie Stark and will be baptized at the second service on Sunday.
White Rose on Altar Sunday

There will be a white rose on the altar on Sunday to celebrate the life of Salvador Jarquin, beloved father of Randy Jarquin. Salvador passed away on September 24. We extend Christian sympathy to Randy and the rest of his family and friends.
Deadline to Sign Up for Celebration of Pastor Kevin & Debi
Monday deadline

We invite you to join us on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. for an evening of thanks and laughter (MC'd by our very own Mike Sigler). We start with appetizers, desserts and drinks in Fellowship Hall and move into the Worship Center for a time of remembrances. Tickets are $15 per person and you must sign up online which you can do on our website or at the Welcome Center. We need to give advanced notice to the caterer, so please sign up by October 9. Childcare is available for $10 per child for the evening - register and pay when you buy your tickets online.
Healing Prayers
Tuesday, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Last time we had prayers, a woman with many problems including physical pain, loss of a loved one and friends with cancer. She came in with a painful rotator cuff of about 5 out of 10, and left with no pain at all! Thank you Jesus! Our prayer team is available Tuesday night, anytime between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Come on by - when you seek Him, you will find Him.
Men's Poker Night
Friday, Oct. 13 at Mark Hearn's House

Join the men of Saint Matthew for an Oktoberfest of Brats, potato salad, poker and a rousing game of Texas Hold'em! We'll be at Mark Hearn's house, his address is on the sign-up form. There is a $40 buy-in which you can pay at the door. Please bring your own drinks. Help us plan by signing up by Tuesday, October 10.
IGNITE (Middle School) Broomball Overnighter
Oct 13-14

Join us as we play games, enjoy munchies, hang-out and slip and slide around on the ice in our tennis shoes to play broomball. Remember to eat dinner before you arrive. We'll provide snacks and breakfast. Cost is $30, Today is the last day to register online.
Discover Saint Matthew Luncheon
Sunday, October 15

Join us for a casual, complimentary brunch on  Sunday, October 15 in Fellowship Hall from  10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more about Saint Matthew and the opportunities for involvement, and decide if you would like to make steps toward becoming a Saint Matthew Partner in Mission (member). Childcare will be available. Please sign up on our website under Connect/Adults by Wednesday, October 11. Feel free to forward this announcement to others!  
Fall Fest Chili Cook-Off
Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Saint Matthew family ministries is hosting a Chili Cook-Off and we want you to be a part of it! Join us for an amazing night of great food, fun games and prizes. Kids are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes. Each family is asked to bring either a green salad, fruit salad, cornbread or dessert. Invite your friends, it is a great way to introduce them to our church community. Registration is required, sign up online here.

Do you have a really good chili recipe that you would like to enter into a friendly competition? We'd love to have a pot of your chili for all to taste. Indicate so on the registration form.
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Walnut Creek, California 94598