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Weekly Good News
November 2, 2018
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Calendar This Week

  Nov. 2nd-Nov. 11th  
 11/4 Mission Beyond
 11/4 Return to Standard
 11/4 All Saints Sunday 
 11/6 Polling Place 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Birthdays This Week

11/4 Diane Covington
11/4 Janette Drew
11/4 Scott Nelson
11/5 Pat Collins
11/6 Boris Noss
11/6 Steve Schmedinghoff
11/6 JoWidmayer
11/7 Kathy Ringot
11/8 Natalie Fassio
11/8 Gary Klintworth

Anniversaries This Week

11/4 Sam & Gail Dutcher
11/6 Dan & Natalie Fassio

Church Council Members

Pres: Art Fabsits
Vice Pres: Gail Dutcher
CFO: Bill Stark 
Sec: Sherry Whitmarsh

Joanna Aragon
Karen Ball
Mark Hearn
Gary Klintworth
Therese Long 
Donna Noonan
Dave Rower
Pastor Tim Philips 
Pastor Andy Smith  

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"This is Life"
Sunday Sermon
Join us on Sunday as we conclude our sermon series on the 10 Commandments. Pastor Tim will call us back to our theme "Choose Life" as we engage the first commandment in Deuteronomy 5:6-7. Titled "This Is Life," the sermon will invite us to affirm that true life is found when our lives are centered in God, not ourselves.
Deuteronomy 5:6-7
Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 am
Return to Standard Time!
Sunday, November 4th
Reminder to set your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night to switch back to Standard Time.
Don't forget so you can get an extra hour of sleep and you don't arrive at Saint Matthew an hour early.
All Saints Sunday   
Sunday, November 4th
White Roses
In celebration of All Saints Sunday, the Saint Matthew Foundation will be providing a white rose to each family that wishes to honor someone wherever they may be laid to rest. Many people have left roses on the benches in the Memorial Garden for those who are elsewhere, as well as on the ledges of the Columbarium for those "inurned" there. There will also be cookies and lemonade available in the Fellowship Hall to mark this Church Festival Day.
Mission Beyond Reception 
Sunday, November 4th | 10:00-11:00 am
Everyone is invited to the Mission Beyond reception in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday, November 4th from 10:00 to 11:00 am to learn about all of the wonderful Saint Matthew Mission Beyond outreach programs. Light refreshments will be served. 
Walk 'n' Talk 
Saturday, November 3rd | 9:00 am 
We're heading to Clayton this Saturday, November 3rd. We will meet at the Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Road at 9:00 am. The path is level, though unpaved. Hope you can join us... the weather looks perfect.
The topic for this walk is Finding Our Balance. What to do when there is too much to do... work, family duties, over-scheduling. 
Polling Place on Election Day   
Tuesday, November 6th
The Saint Matthew facilities will be used as an official polling place on election day.
Remember to vote! 
ELCA Presiding Bishop Responds to Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Here is the link to the ELCA's Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton's response to the tragic Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. 
Wings As Eagles ~ Advent Giving   
Sunday, December 2nd
Beginning next week, we will be collecting shoe boxes filled with gifts for the kids served by the Wings As Eagles Ministry in South Dakota. We will have gift tags with various age ranges and lists of recommended gifts. The price range will be $25-$50 and all gifts need to fit in a shoe box. We are hoping to bless WAE kids with 100 gifts. All shoe boxes must be returned by December 2nd, as they are being shipped out December 3rd. If you're not a big shopper, we will also have gift tags for monetary donations.
Chili with the Bishop
November 18th | 3:00-6:00 pm | Fellowship Hall
Bishop Mark Holmerud looks forward to visiting Saint Matthew to hear from you what God is doing in and through your lives and ministries. All you are asked to bring is your favorite chili topping (e.g., grated cheese, sour cream, chopped onions, cilantro, Sriracha Sauce, saltine crackers, etc.) and corn bread or another type of bread. Please register here or at the Welcome Center by November 12th.
Thanksgiving Eve Pie Fest
November 21st | 7:00-9:00 pm | Fellowship Hall
The Thanksgiving Eve Pie Fest is a time for faith, fellowship, family, friends, and enjoying pie!
Please bring a store bought pie for Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving (where those in need share a meal the next day at First Lutheran in Concord) and if you are able a homemade pie to share at the Pie Fest. Please label your pie(s) if they are nut-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, and/or sugar-free.
To help at the Pie Fest, please sign up at the Welcome Center. 
Stewardship Pledge Forms Due   
Help us continue Saint Matthew's amazing ministries and add new ministries!
Please continue to return pledge forms either at the Welcome Center, in the collection plate, or mail them to the office.
This year the pledge form can also be completed on the Saint Matthew website (under the "Give" tab). Here is the direct link to the online pledge form. 
Carole Noerenberg, Partner in Mission and beloved wife to Larry's memorial service will be held at Saint Matthew on Thursday, Nov. 8th at 2:00 pm. Please contact Tami Gomez if you can contribute cookies for the reception. 
You c an view sermon recordings and download the sermon  notes at   Saint Matthew's website under the Media and Resources area.
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