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Weekly Good News
April 12, 2019
In This Issue
Calendar This Week

 April 12th-April 21st    

 4/14 Palm Sunday
 4/14 First Communion
 4/18 Maundy Thursday
 4/19 Good Friday
 4/20 Holy Saturday
 Prayer Vigil
 4/21 Easter Sunday
 4/21 Continental
 4/21 Kids Easter
 Treasure Hunt

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Birthdays This Week

4/13 Yolanda Sanregret
4/15 Dick Brown
4/15 Parker Douglas
4/15 Loretta Starr
4/16 Cal Fraga
4/16 Marti Maple
4/16 Kimberly Twesme
4/17 John Kelly III
4/17 Colleen Morrison
4/17 Laura Prange
4/18 Bradley Parsons

Anniversaries This Week

4/12 Rod & Sharon Uffindell
4/13 Jerry & Yvonne Hanson
4/13 Nick & Jen Pelosi
4/13 Kris & Lara Smith
4/14 Gary & Janette Drew
4/16 Dale & Robin Davidson
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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"Turning Home  
Palm Sunday Sermon
Join us this Palm Sunday as we celebrate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and the beginning of Holy Week. This Sunday we will be taking a look at a small portion of text that is normally passed over when we talk about the Triumphal entry and Jesus' final days. Meet Jesus and Peter at the Last Supper and understand what Turning Home means. 
Luke 22:31-34
Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 am
First Communion Celebration   
Sunday | 10:30 am 
This Sunday we welcome to the Lord's table for their First Communion, those who have prepared through study and discussion: Amaya Burke, Caelyn Caldwell, Logan Clifton, Michael Clifton, Tyler Gentry, Isabella Gomez, Clare Kelley, Lily Koschmann, Darren McFadden, David Nemcik, Michael Nemcik, Elijah Salter, Estelle Schoon, Charles Taylor, Hudson Taylor, Jude Taylor, Jacob Thompson
Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil
We Still Have Some Spaces Available!
Saturday, April 20th | 6:00 am-6:00 pm 
  Partners in Mission and friends of Saint Matthew are invited to sign up to pray for 30 minute time slots so that we can be in continuous prayer for 12 hours for the future that God has in store for Saint Matthew.
Please sign up online here or in the Lobby. Join us as we breathe new life into the ancient practice of the Easter Vigil!
Holy Week at Saint Matthew  
Palm Sunday, April 14th
    Worship at 9:00 am and 10:30 am
Maundy Thursday, April 18th at 7:30 pm 
Good Friday, April 19th at 7:30 pm
Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil, April 20th from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm 
Easter Sunday, April 21st
    Worship at 9:00 am and 10:30 am
    Continental Breakfast 10:00-11:00 am 
    Kids Easter Treasure Hunt 10:00-11:00 am
White Rose on the Altar & Memorial 
A white rose will be placed on the altar to honor the life of David Cunnyngham, beloved brother of Anne Russell, who died on April 4th. Anne would like her church family to know there will be a viewing in the Redwood Chapel at Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette on Saturday, April 13th from 12:30-1:30 pm followed by a graveside service at 2:00 pm. 
The memorial service for Jim Lape will be on Tuesday, April 16th at 3:00 pm in the Worship Center with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.   
Kids' Easter Treasure Hunt  
Easter Sunday | April 21st | 10:00-11:00 am  
Easter Candy Donations Wanted   
Drop off in the Baskets in the Lobby  
SPARK Children's Ministry is collecting Easter chocolate and candy for the upcoming Easter Treasure Hunt. Items must be wrapped and able to fit into a plastic Easter egg. Please do not donate plastic eggs. We have plenty! Please drop off in the baskets in the lobby. If you would like to volunteer at the Treasure Hunt, please contact Tanya Nemcik
Please Join the Women of Wednesday
As We Begin a New Bible Study 
Please contact Cathy Fuller or Donna Noonan for more information or sign up today at the Welcome Center.
Tuesday Service Group Recognition 
Our wonderful Tuesday Service Group (aka, The Grandmothers' Group) recently received recognition for their faithful service to YEAH! YEAH's mission is to support young adults (18-24) in Berkeley who are currently homeless. If you are interested in being a part of this worthwhile ministry, please contact Barbara Groenveld or Cheryl Jennings  
Scholarships Available
Applications Due April 28th
The Saint Matthew Foundation has scholarships available for those who plan on attending college, a vocational institute, or a Christian leadership program in the fall of 2019. Applications are online only and the deadline to submit them is April 28th.

Use this link to submit your application.
For more information about these scholarships, read here.

Prayer Line 
Are you interested in joining a team of people receiving prayer requests who pray for the people and friends of our community? Praying can be done on your own and in a way in which is most comfortable for you. Please contact Tami Gomez to be added to the Prayer Line.
Anyone from the congregation is welcome to send prayer requests to the team of "pray-ers," who are asked to keep the requests confidential. Please send prayer requests and prayer or praise updates to  at any time. 
Let's Talk About Dementia 
May 19th | 11:30 am | Green Classroom
S ave the date, Sunday, May 19, 2019, for a seminar: Let's Talk About Dementia at 11:30 am in the Green Classroom.
Contact Tami Gomez for more information about this program
Saint Matthew Family Camp    
June 13th-16th | Sign up at the Welcome Center 
We're going to the Coloma Resort for a fabulous time of rafting on the river, swimming, balancing on the ropes course, climbing the rock wall, playing on the playground, etc. There are different ways to camp, including tenting, RVing or sleeping in a cabin. Contact Tom Aragon to find out more information about pricing and accommodations. Deadline to sign up at the Welcome Center is May 10th. 
Want Clean Pews?
Have you noticed the pews not looking very organized the last few weeks?
We were hoping you might want to help organize the pews for one hour/once a month.
Contact   Jack Easby at 925.932.1955, ext. 100 to get started!
IGNITE Sugar Pine Summer Camp   
July 7th-12th | Sign Your Kids up Today Here!
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Are you signed up to receive other Saint Matthew e-newsletters (e.g., SPARK, IGNITE/FORGE, Guys' Ministry, Women's Ministry, Young at Heart)?
If not, sign up here today to stay informed of events! 
Get Social with Saint Matthew!
Get social with us and always know what is going on at Saint Matthew! 
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Women's Ministry Facebook 
SPARK Children's Facebook  
SPARK Children's Instagram 
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FORGE High School Instagram 
Saint Matthew ~ Save the Dates! 
April 14th - Palm Sunday/First Communion Celebration
April 18th - Maundy Thursday 
April 19th - Good Friday 
April 20th - Holy Saturday Prayer Vigil  
April 21st - Easter Sunday
April 27th - Guys' Golf Gathering 
May 5th - Farmers' Market 
May 18th - Guys' Cards, Brats 'n' Beer Night
June 2nd - Farmers' Market
June 9th - Graduation Sunday
June 13th-16th - Family Camp at the Coloma Resort
July 7th - Summer Farmers' Market (start date) 
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-20th - FORGE at Hume Lake Ponderosa Camp
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!  
Missed a previous sermon? You can always view sermon recordings at Saint Matthew's website under Media and Resources.
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