Announcements for March 3, 2021
Good News for FISH
Spearheaded by the folks at Trinity Lutheran Church, the community has raised a total of $26,399 for the Pennridge FISH much needed walk in freezer! Please know that any extra funds above the $25,000 raised will go to electrical, installation, hook up and support of this project. It’s amazing what God’s people can do in a month! If you would like to contribute, just identify your gift as “FISH Freezer” and Sharon will make sure it gets to the right place. Thanks to all who participated!
Pennridge FISH Food AND CLOTHING Drive + March 20th
Our regular Pennridge FISH touchless Food Drive will be held Saturday, March 20 from 9-11am in St. Matthew's Church parking lot. This month, however we’re going to add something extra- clothing. If you have gently used clothing for men, women or children that you would like to donate, please bring them on March 20th. We ask that the clothing be clean and placed in bags or boxes. (Trash bags are fine.)
As for food donations, highly needed items this month are: canned chicken, meal helpers (hamburger, tuna), salad dressing, brown & white rice. Other pantry items needed: apples, oranges, potatoes, oatmeal, canned beets, applesauce, nuts (pistachios, walnuts, pecans), toilet paper, detergent (Dollar Tree has it for $1), boxed mashed potatoes, ramen noodles, bagged dry beans, sugar, soup, cooking oil, pancake mix, canned vegetables, diapers (sizes 5, 6, 7, pull ups, trainers), canned meat (beef stew, Spam, ham), cake icing, adult diapers / underwear (large or extra-large), diabetic and gluten free foods.
First Holy Communion Instruction
If your child is in fifth or sixth grade and has not yet received First Holy Communion instruction, we are offering Zoom instruction this year. Pastor Heidi will lead two meetings on March 11 and 18 from 7:00 to 8:30pm. On Maundy Thursday, April 1, participants will be invited to receive Holy Communion for the first time. The plan is for us to gather in person for worship that evening at 7:00pm. However, plans could change due to the pandemic. Please respond to this email or contact Pastor Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your child to participate.
Sunday’s Cool! Join us for Virtual Sunday School!
St. Matthew’s continues to host a 30-minute Sunday School gathering on Zoom at 10:45am. Each week includes storytelling, activities, and a chance to see other kids from St. Matthew’s. Just log on at Sunday's Cool or go directly to Zoom and use the Meeting ID: 814 2963 2465, Passcode: 358020. If you have any questions or want to volunteer to be a session host, contact Mindy Gruver or Pastor Heidi.
St. Matthew's LYF have Giant gift cards ($20, $50 & $100) and Wawa hoagie coupons ($4) available for purchase. Please email Katie Fritchman at email@example.com or call the church office to order.
Wednesday, March 3, 7:00pm Activities Meeting on Zoom
Sunday, 10:15am Online Worship on Facebook and YouTube
Sunday, 10:45am Virtual Sunday School on Zoom - Log on at Sunday's Cool or go directly to Zoom and use the Meeting ID: 814 2963 2465, Passcode: 358020. Gatherings are posted on Facebook and YouTube later on.
Tuesday, 7:00pm In-person Worship Presentation with Mike Gruver on Zoom