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Saint Matthew Online Newsletter
Weekly Good News
October 5, 2018
In This Issue
Calendar This Week
Oct. 5th-Oct. 14th  
10/6-7 IGNITE Broomball Overnight
10/7 No Dine with Nine
10/9 Healing Prayers  
10/14 Fall Farmers' Market 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Birthdays This Week

10/7 Stefanie Tomlinson
10/8 Bill Rood
10/10 Zack Fitterer
10/11 Pat Carlin
10/12 Beverly Harris
10/12 Jane Maynard
10/12 Tony Mercado
10/12 Mollie Sanregret

Anniversaries This Week

10/8 Jim & Joanie        DeBeaumont
10/10 John & Carla        Dodd
10/10 Dave & Carolyn Briere
10/10 Kim & Matthew Niebuhr
10/11 Phil & Tami          Gomez
10/13 Bill & Cindy          Kopper
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?

July 17, 2018

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"Asking God for an Honorable Life"
Sunday Sermon
Pastor Tim will lead us in an exploration of the commandment to "honor your father and your mother," examining how the application of the commandment has expanded from its original context, wrestling with the complexities of our relationships with our parents, and inviting each of us to ask God to make it possible for us to lead an honorable life.
Exodus 20:12, Matthew 7:7-12
Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 am
2019 Stewardship Campaign   
The stewardship letter and 2019 pledge forms have been mailed out. Please watch for an envelope with the above logo on it. Please return your completed form by Sunday, October 21st. 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.  
Children's Ministry Director   
Search Committee is Forming       
We are beginning the process of forming a Search Committee to immediately commence the search for a new Director of Children's Ministries at Saint Matthew. If you would like to serve on this Search Committee, please contact Pastor Tim Philips.
Fall Farmers' Market   
Sunday, Oct. 14th | Fellowship Hall  
Our 1st Fall Farmers' Market will start on Sunday, October 14th and continue on the second Sunday of the month through December. Join us in the Fellowship Hall between services! Please contact Toshiko Barrett if you would like to be part of this valuable ministry. 
Nominating Committee 
The Nominating Committee is in the process of filling leadership roles on the various counsels in preparation of our annual 'vote' in December. Opportunities exist for participation on Church Council, Nominating Committee, and the Saint Matthew Foundation . We feel a strong call to identify members who are representative of the diverse community we serve; consider using your gifts to further the mission of Saint Matthew. Contact Ron Mahlman for more information on open positions.  
Change 4 Change Cleanup Buckets
Exciting News! Our sisters and brothers in Christ at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in High Point, North Carolina are going to be our partners in creating the cleanup buckets for hurricane victims through Church World Services. We will forward our Change 4 Change offerings to Emmanuel, and they will assemble and deliver the buckets. Watch the e-news and announcements in the coming weeks for pictures of our partners in action.
Healing Prayers    
Tuesday, Oct. 9th | 7:30-8:30 pm | Fellowship Hall 
If you have a physical, spiritual, or emotional need,  let the Healing Prayers Team partner with you in prayer to see what God will do! 
Candy Needed for the Trunk or Treat! 
Sunday, October 28th | 4:00-6:00 pm 
For the next couple of Sundays, we will have bins in the Narthex to collect bags of candy for the Trunk or Treat. 
Grab Trunk or Treat cards at the Welcome Center to hand out to your friends and neighbors. Sign up at the Welcome Center to volunteer or contact Amanda Diehl. Let's make Saint Matthew's first Trunk or Treat community event a fun-filled success! 
Interim Process Forum 
Draft Vision for Worship
Thirty six members of the Saint Matthew community gathered on Sunday, September 30th to review a draft vision for worship
as presented by members of the Worship & Arts Director Search Team. 
If you were unable to attend and would like to review the draft document, you can find it here.
Moms of Teens Mini Retreat 
Saturday, October 20th | 9:00 am to 12:00 noon Optional Lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm     
You're invited to a restful time with fellow moms of teens. RSVP to Donna Noonan via email or 925.708.1011.
This Saint Matthew mini retreat will include a group discussion, personal time, and a chance to hear from and have fellowship with other moms in the Raymond's beautiful, mountain-top home in Pleasant Hill. If you would like to stay for lunch, please bring a salad topping to share.
Fundraiser for Kymber Starmack  
Sunday, October 21st | 1:00 to 5:00 pm      
Spread the Word and Save the Date ~ On Sunday, October 21st from 1:00 to 5:00 pm there will be a fundraiser for Kymber Starmack's medical fund at Calicraft Brewing Company, 2700 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek, CA in the Shadelands Business Park. Fifteen percent of all DRAFT BEER sales will go toward Kymber's medical funds.
You can view sermon recordings and download the sermon notes at Saint Matthew's website under the Media and Resources area.
You can still sign up your children for SPARK Wednesday (3rd-5th grade) registration here and SPARK Sunday registration here . Sign up your teen(s) for IGNITE middle school and/or FORGE high school registration here.   
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