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Weekly Good News
August 3, 2018
In This Issue
Calendar This Week
August 3rd-12th  
8/5 Summer Market 
8/5 Moving Deeper Potluck & Bilble Study 
8/12 Ladies Garden Party 

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Birthdays This Week

8/6 Mike Ball
8/9 Monica Kothny
8/10 Sue Burke
8/10 Marlene Ciminera
8/10 Alyson Zuppero
8/11 Susan Christoffersen
8/11 Barbara Maass
8/12 Jan Ondeck

Anniversaries This Week

8/6 Reijer & Barbara Groenveld
8/6 Keith & Colleen Murphy
8/8 Dave & Kelly Buck
8/8 Tim & Kelly Stiller
8/8 Brian & Heidi Woolf
8/11 Carlos & Dottie Carvalho
8/12 Bob & Tracey Cooley
8/12 Chuck & Jenny Hammond

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  

Questions or Comments?

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"Finishing Well"
Sunday Sermon

A pebble dropped into a pond creates rippling circles that move outward in rhythm, seemingly without end. On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit dropped a pebble into the pond of the religious landscape in Jerusalem creating a movement that rippled outwardly, seemingly without end, all the way to Rome. Although Luke's story ends in Rome with Paul awaiting his execution, The Movement will never end. In Rome, however, Paul has completed his race; he has fought the good fight and kept the faith. His faithful journey is now over. Paul's final days in a Roman prison inspire the church in every age to finish well the race set before us. 
Acts 28:23-31
Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 am
Ladies Garden Party
Sunday, August 12th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm 

Ladies, please save the date for the summer Garden Party including salad, sangria, and socializing at the Raymond's beautiful home.
Please sign up at the Welcome Center or here. Lynne Smith will be sending out information the week prior to the event. Since parking is limited, please take a look at the Welcome Center sign up sheet and plan to carpool with others.
Your Input Is Needed!  
At the last Interim Process Forum, Pastor Tim distributed a document with three different questions about ministry at Saint Matthew. We recognize that not everyone is able to attend   Sunday  morning forums, and we would love to get feedback from as many of our partners in mission and friends as possible.
To this end, we have made the survey available here. It will only take a few minutes, and your voice can be heard in this important season of discernment about the future that God has in store for our congregation.
Discover Saint Matthew Breakfast 
Sunday, August 19th, 10:30 to Noon   
Would you like to learn more about becoming a Partner in Mission (member) at Saint Matthew? You are invited to join us for a complimentary breakfast on Sunday, August 19, 2018 to learn more about Saint Matthew-the core values, the SPARK, IGNITE, and FORGE youth programs, adult Next Steps groups, Care Ministries, and the Mission Within and Beyond Communities. 
Sign up here to attend the Discover Saint Matthew breakfast! Please email Jill Okimoto if you have any questions.
Registration Is Open
Sign up for SPARK Wednesday (3rd-5th grade) registration here and SPARK Sunday children registration here.

Sign up for IGNITE middle school and/or FORGE high school registration here.  
Young Life's Russia FSU Friend & Family Camp at Woodleaf   
Labor Day Weekend 
Would you like to meet leaders from across the former Soviet Union? Hear inspiring stories of God at work in some of the most unl ikely places on the globe? Have a wild and crazy time in a beautiful mountain setting with your family and friends from Saint Matthew? Click on the link here if interested in learning more or signing up your family.
Want to Be a Next Steps Leader?  
A re you a good facilitator and coordinator? We would like to offer m ore Next Steps small groups t his fall and are looking for l eaders for the following groups: Art of Neighboring; Help! I'm a Single Parent; Marriage Enrichmen t; Young Adults; Parents of Young Children, Parents of Teens; Raising Your Parents/Supporting Your Spouse: Issues Related to Aging.  
Please email Jill Okimoto with a CC to Pastor Andy if you are interested in leading one of these or another Next Steps group.
Help Our Littlest Ones  
Nursery Volunteers Needed
We are still looking for one or two adults who are willing to serve as "on-call" sitters in the nursery. We are asking that each person commits to being "on-call" one   Sunday  a month (or less if we have lots of volunteers). You will need to arrive at church at   8:45 am on your assigned   Sunday, then check-in to the nursery. If the scheduled sitter is in the nursery, you can head to worship. If the scheduled sitter isn't there, you are now the "on-call" sitter. If are willing and able to help with our little people, please contact Angie Kavert. Thank you to those individuals that have already stepped up to help!

The final Moving Deeper: Potluck and Bible Study will be this Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Teen Center. All are welcome to attend! Please email Tami Gomez if you are planning on attending and you haven't signed up previously.  
Come and enjoy the summer market this Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. In the past five weeks, we have raised $5,414 towards feeding the poor! Please contact Toshiko Barrett if you would like to help with this worthwhile ministry. 
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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