Suzuki Strings on Children's Rescue Mission Sunday
Saint Matthew Online Newsletter
Weekly Good News
May 12, 2017
In This Issue
Calendar This Week
May 12-21

5/12  Parents' Night Out
5/13  Memorial service for Pete Miller
5/14  Mother's Day celebration
5/14  Layette donation deadline
5/14  Baptism meeting
5/16  Layette Assembly
5/19  Church Without Shoes prayer gathering
5/19-20  SPARK & IGNITE Homeless experience
5/21  Discover Saint Matthew Luncheon
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Birthdays This Week

5/17  Beth Bremer
5/17  Kathy Frattini
5/17  Mike Sigler
5/18  Nancy Schott
5/19  Sarah Ely
5/21  Les Hansen

Anniversaries This Week

5/16  Jim Hunt & Jamie Atwood-Hunt
5/18  TJ & Sue Burke
5/18  Jim & Sandi Vandersloot
5/20  Bret & Kristin Cary
5/21  Ted & Faith Fisher

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

"What Only Jesus Can Do"
Sunday Sermon

Jesus comes eating and drinking in Luke's Gospel.  This Sunday we continue the Easter season sermon series, "Eating with Jesus" as we look at Jesus's miraculous feeding of more than 5000 people. When are the times that we feel the most overwhelmed and that our life is the messiest? Tami Gomez's message will invite you to follow Jesus as He shows us that meals can be a place of hope as we learn to place our trust in Him.

Luke 9:10-17
Worship:  9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Parents' Night Out
Tonight, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Drop your kids off at church and go have a night on the town. Your kids will enjoy fun activities and will be in the hands of loving adults and teens you can trust. Kids should be fed dinner before you come. The evening is free, but donations are accepted.
Memorial Service for Pete Miller

The memorial service for Pete Miller is on Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. Pete's wife, Carole, and her family invite you to come and help celebrate his life, and then stay for a luncheon reception after the service in Fellowship Hall.
Mother's Day Celebration on Sunday
10:00-10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

Come to Fellowship Hall on Sunday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. for a Mother's Day celebration. The Children's Ministry Team will provide refreshments, a photo booth, and crafts for kids. Everyone is invited, we hope to see you there!
Layette Donations Due Sunday
May 14

Layette donations are due this Sunday. This is your last chance to bring new: onesies, footed sleepers, sweaters, socks, blankets, teething toys, beanies, and diapers. We have a particular need for onesies and footed sleepers (size 0-3 months and 3 months). Please bring items to the crib in the Welcome Center.

Help sort the items on Tuesday, May 16 at 9:30 a.m. and help assemble the kits at 5:45 p.m. that night in the Teen Center. 
Baptism Meeting
Sunday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m.

Our next Baptism Sunday is May 21 at the 10:30 worship service. If you would like to have yourself or your child baptized on that Sunday, plan on coming to a meeting on Sunday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m. Please email Kathy in the office to register for the meeting.
Prayer Gathering for Church Without Shoes
Friday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Our multi-denominational group of churches in the Diablo Valley, called Church Without Shoes, gathers quarterly to pray. This is a time to come together as the one Body of Christ, united and unified as we pray for the season ahead. Saint Matthew is hosting the prayer gathering on Friday, May 19, and you are invited to join us in the Worship Center. No need to sign up, just show up.
A's Game With the Guys (and Kids too!)
Saturday, June 3 - Deadline to buy tickets is May 28

Join the Band of Brothers for a day at the park for an A's baseball game vs. the Washington Nationals. Price is $40, which includes game ticket and food at the Saint Matthew tailgate BBQ in the A's Oakland parking lot at 11:30 a.m. Buy your tickets here.
Graduate Information Needed
Graduate Sunday is June 4

We'll be honoring the graduating class of 2017 on Sunday, June 4. If you are the proud parent of a graduate (or are graduating yourself), please send us their information and photo and we'll include them on the slideshow. We need to know the graduate's name, name of school, type of degree (if applicable), where they are moving on to and a photo. Email this information and photo to Gail in the office or leave at the Welcome Center no later than Sunday, May 27. Graduates should be high school age or older and limited to you or your child(ren) - please no grandchildren.
Results of Silent Auction and Donations for Children's Rescue Mission

A heartfelt THANK YOU, Saint Matthew Community, for your generous support of the Children's Rescue Mission fundraiser on Sunday, April 30th.  We had over 70 items donated from members, friends and local businesses for sale and people generously brought breakfast muffins and fruit for you to enjoy. Between items sold, money received from the men's golf tournament and direct donations, over $17,500 was collected to support children and seniors through the work of CRM.

Please keep Miguel Giron, the Honduras pastors and volunteers in your prayers as their good work continues. We thank you again for your generous support of this ministry.

Finally, just a reminder that spots are still available for the mission trip to Teupasenti, Honduras, June 17 to 23. Contact Cheryl Sigler if you are interested in learning more!

Discover Saint Matthew Luncheon is Sunday, May 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Learn about becoming a Partner in Mission (member) of Saint Matthew. Children are welcome and childcare is available. Please register here.

"Footsteps of Jesus" Pilgrimage to Israel with Pastor Kevin is June 2-15, 2018. Brochure with daily schedule is here.
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Walnut Creek, California 94598