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Saint Matthew Online Newsletter
Weekly Good News
June 7, 2019
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Calendar This Week

 June 7th-June 13th   

 6/9 Graduate Sunday 
 6/13-16 Family Camp at
 the Coloma Resort  
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Birthdays This Week

6/7 Aurora Carlson
6/7 Debbie Snyder-Puder
6/8 Dottie Carvalho
6/8 Maggie Schoon
6/9 Austin Dalton
6/9 Tom Torres
6/10 Kathy Odne
6/12 Mike Schwan
6/13 Maria Christensen

Anniversaries This Week

6/7 Raleigh & Helen Davis
6/9 Mike & Mary Callahan
6/9 Greg & Sue Geyer
6/9 Curt & Sue Longacre
6/12 Tim & Tracy Delony
6/12 Kevin & Lynnie Morgan
Congregation Council Members
Pres:   Mark Hearn
VP: Karen Ball 
Treasurer/CFO: Bill Stark 
Sec: Sherry Whitmarsh
Frank Anders
Gail Dutcher 
Art Fabsits 
Gary Klintworth
Therese Long  
Donna Noonan
Dave Rower 
Pastor Tim Philips 
Pastor Andy Smith

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"Living Pentecost"
Sunday Sermon
Join us on Sunday as we hear the Pentecost story from Acts 2:1-21 and then are given the opportunity to respond to ongoing work of the Spirit's work in our lives. There will be opportunities for prayer, baptism, affirmation of baptism, worship and praise -- it promises to be a uniquely engaging experience! 
We are inviting all of our school aged children to stay with us in worship on Sunday so that they can be part of the Pentecost experience. For the younger ones or, if our families choose for their older kids at some point in the service, Tanya will have engaging activities for kids of all ages in the nursery.    

Acts 2:1-21
Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 am  
A Message from Pastor Andy

Lynne and I want to thank the entire Saint Matthew community for your prayers and support during my time away on medical disability leave. On T uesday, June 4th, I underwent my final surgery and am pleased to share with you that it was extremely successful. My surgeon and team of physicians are all confident in a full and healthy recovery for me. I am deeply grateful to the Lord for my renewed health. I look forward to being back at Saint Matthew the first week in July. 
Summer Day Camp Volunteers Needed  
July 8th - 12th | 9:00 am to Noon   
We are super excited about summer day camp, and have some great opportunities to get involved. Here are some of the opportunities we need filled in order to make this a Saint Matthew community success:

The kids will be divided into smaller groups (about 5-10 per group) and they will need a lead person with them who will run the small group lesson and craft. We would prefer to have the leaders commit to being at the camp all five days so that the kids have consistency of a person. The leader will be staying with their group of kids from 9:00 am to noon. Would you be willing to be a leader of a small group? If so, what age group is your preference (i.e., preschool, kindergarten, 1st-2nd graders, or 3rd-5th grade)? 

We also need small group helpers with the small groups as well. Their role will be to help with the crafts and games and help kids make it to the bathroom and back without getting lost. Each small group will need 1-3 helpers, but a helper does not have to commit to all five days from 9:00 am to noon. If you can be a helper, please let us know what days and times you are available.

We will also need help with set up and clean up for anyone that might want to help on any of the days, or even set up the Sunday before camp, and clean up on Friday after the camp is over.

On Friday, July 12th, we will be setting up carnival games, having ice cream sundaes and face painting, which we will need extra help with as well.
If you would like to be involved, please email or call Tanya Nemcik. 
Scholarship for College Students
Saint Matthew Foundation | Deadline July 12, 2019
The Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Foundation Committee is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for college students who are or have been affiliated with Saint Matthew. Here is the link to the online application. 

To be eligible for the 2019 Barrett Scholarship a student:
  • Must be classified as at least a junior by the beginning of the fall term in 2019 when the scholarship is awarded.
  • Must be or have been associated with Saint Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek.
  • Must be continuing their faith journey while attending college.
  • Must fully complete the application and references.
Please share this information with the students in your family or others that you know who would qualify as described above. If you have immediate questions, please contact the Foundation Committee through the Saint Matthew Office. Applications (including letters of recommendations) are due by Friday, July 12, 2019, and the scholarship will be awarded in August 2019.
Healing Prayers 
Tuesday, June 11th 
If you or a loved one have a physical, spiritual, or emotional need, let the Saint Matthew Healing Prayers Team partner with you in prayer to see what God will do! Come to the Fellowship Hall anytime between 7:30 and 8:30 pm this Tuesday!
Get Your A's Family Day Tickets Now 
Saturday, July 13th | 11:30 am Tailgate BBQ, 1:00 pm Game | $35 a person (includes ticket and food) 
Join the Saint Matthew community for a fun-filled tailgate barbecue and baseball game featuring the Oakland A's vs. the Chicago White Sox! 
Sign up here to reserve your spot! 
Minnesota Ecumenical HS Troupe on Tour with Original Musical | Free! 
Tuesday, June 18th | 7:00 pm | Worship Center   
NEW WINE, an interfaith music and drama troupe of high school students will be performing their original musical, THE ARK, at Saint Matthew on Tuesday, June 18th. Comprised of 40 students representing several schools and denominations, New Wine is based out of Living Waters Lutheran Church in Sauk Rapids, MN.
Using comedy, drama, and a creative musical score, THE ARK follows a group of animals on board a great ship, facing the challenges of what it is to live together in community. With a message of reconciliation and trust in "whoever is upstairs driving this boat," THE ARK weaves the good
news of God's saving love and sacrifice into an age-old story, entertaining and inspiring young and old. Their performance is free and open to the public!  
Feed Your Soul ~ Save the Date! 
Sundays, June 23rd ~ August 11th | 5:00-7:00 pm
Childcare Will Be Available
SPARK Children's Game Night Activities in the Green Room after the Potluck (during the Adult Bible Study Time Period)
Ladies' Garden Party 
June 30th | 5:00-7:00 pm | The Raymonds' Home  
The Ladies' Garden Party is an opportunity for the women of Saint Matthew to come together for a summer evening of salad, sangria, and socializing. The Garden Party will be hosted at the Raymonds'  
beautiful home. Each guest will bring a topping to share for a green salad so that everyone can create their own sensational summer salad! Please carpool if possible since parking spaces are limited. Lynne Smith will email you with more details closer to the date. Already 40 women have signed up to attend! 
Sign up at the Welcome Center or here to save your spot.  
Meals on Wheels  
Once a Month Drivers Needed!   
We are desperate for more drivers for Meals on Wheels as a few regulars have had to drop out recently. The Saint Matthew team has taken the Friday morning route in Bay Point. It  requires driving only one Friday a month. One driver can do it, but a team of two is the ideal situation. This is a rewarding area of Mission Beyond Saint Matthew service! Most of the people served are seniors; many of whom live alone. It is a joy to bring a smile and warm meal to these friends of Saint Matthew who are house bound!
If you are interested, please contact Lin or Dennis Ashlock.
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Saint Matthew ~ Save the Dates!
June 9th - Graduate Sunday
June 13th-16th - Family Camp at the Coloma Resort
June 18th - New Wine Performance
June 23rd - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
June 30th - Ladies' Garden Party
June 30th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
July 7th - Summer Farmers' Market (start date)
July 7th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
July 7th-12th - IGNITE at Sugar Pine Summer Camp 
July 8th-12th - SPARK Summer Day Camp
July 13th - Oakland A's Family Day
July 14th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
July 14th-20th - FORGE at Hume Lake Ponderosa Camp
July 21st - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
July 28th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
August 4th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
August 11th - Summer Bible Study & Potluck Dinner
Sept. 27-29 - Mount Hermon Women's Fall Retreat
Oct. 4-6 - Mount Hermon Men's Fall Retreat (Santa Cruz)
Saint Matthew Day Camp registration is open. Cost is $50 per child. Registration closes June 15th, or when all our spots fill up. Don't delay, sign your child or grandchild up today here!   
Want to sign your middle school student up for Sugar Pine Summer Camp, July 7th-12th? You are not too late. Sign them up here today! 
Missed a previous sermon? You can always view sermon recordings at Saint Matthew's website under Media and Resources.
The Weekly Good News is published by Saint Matthew Lutheran Church. Items may be submitted for publication by emailing Jill. All submissions are subject to editing and/or exclusion.
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