St. Matthew's Weekly Newsletter
9th Sunday after Pentecost
August 11, 2019
Worship Schedule at St. Matthew's 

Presider: Paul Frolick
Deacon: Shelly Banner
Preacher: Paul Frolick
Organist: Jennifer Bearup
8:00am - John Vigliotti
 10:15am - Lambros Alamond
Altar Guild :
Coffee Hour:   Sunday Punch
Lectors/ EMs:
8:00am - Tim Sager, Jackie Gates
 10:15am - Sarah Alamond, Larry Mathews, Sallie Jameson, Bill Hawkins
Nursery : Open but not staffed 
Tellers: Mary Beth Sullivan, Elana Henner
Ushers: Elana Henner, Dave Holloway

Join your St. Matthew’s friends at the Syracuse Mets game on Monday, August 26 th at 6:35 p.m. when they take on the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.  We have been able to secure a group ticket rate of $11 in the 200 section.  Please sign up on the bulletin board by the kitchen.  Checks can be made out to St. Matthew’s with Baseball game on the memo line and sent to the office or put in the offering plate.  Please sign up by August 11 th Please note parking is $5 at the stadium.  If you have any questions please contact Robin Lisi at or 315-243-5996 or Diane Frey at or 315-699-5769. See you on August 26 th !
Dear Friends,

You are all invited to join a Hearth Group which will begin this coming October and end in June of 2020. Folks will be placed in small groups and will share a meal, fellowship and prayer time. Everyone in the group will have a turn hosting the gathering at their home, once every six weeks or so. Dates and times selected are mutually agreed upon by the group. The parish hall may also be available to host a group, if needed. Everyone brings a dish to pass! 

Father Paul will be providing us with a few simple meal graces to say and a series of short written meditations to be read at each gathering following the meal. The meditations are designed to promote informal discussion and reflection followed by an opportunity for intercessional prayer. The groups can plan this reflection and prayer time to take approximately 30 minutes. 

Hearth Groups are a wonderful way for folks to deepen existing relationships and begin new friendships! Please look for sign up sheets on the bulletin board near the kitchen. There will be an option if you would prefer to be placed in a kid friendly group. 
For additional information and/or questions, please contact Cindy Adamowsky at  or call 315-560-4278. 

Blessings and Peace!
It seems like Summer just started but time marches on.  The Great New York State Fair is right around the corner. And close on its heels is the Amazing St. Matthew’s Rummage Sale!  With any luck, the weather will be beautiful and there will be no bridge construction!

The Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, September 7 th .  The preparation for the Sale begins well before that.  We need all of you to help by gathering all of the items that have accumulated in your homes since last year and donating them to us.  We are looking for clothing, household items, toys, games, furniture, small kitchen appliances, books, etc.  Please be sure that the items are gently used, in working condition, all parts present, clean, and (most important) sellable.  

PLEASE do not donate electronics – televisions, computers, laptops, DVD players, music players, or the like.  These to do not sell and are difficult to dispose of.

Also, please do not drop off cribs, car seats, bike helmets.  These have “expiration dates” and do not sell either nor can we give them away.

Items can be dropped off at the church on Sundays or call the office to be sure that someone is there to let you in.  If you would like a donation receipt, these will be available upon request.

OK.  Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty.  The Rummage Sale is a BIG event.  It takes a lot of time, effort, and people…..BUT all of this can be spread out over many hands.  Here’s the time line:

  • Thursday, September 5th, starting at 6:30pm and lasting about 2 hours:  We will get the tables set up in the Parish Hall and bring out all the bags and boxes.  We will put them in the general areas where they will be put out for sale.
  • Friday, September 6th, staring at 9am and lasting until we are done:  We will put out all of the donated items, arrange them for sale, and price them.  (This is the perfect time to find that special item that will make your own life complete!)
  • Saturday, September 7th, the Sale runs from 9am to 3pm, the volunteers are there from 8am to approximately 4:30pm:  This is where the real fun is!  Not only are we making money for the parish but we are providing a service to the community.  
  • Saturday, September 7ththrough Monday, September 9th, distributing and divesting the unsold items.

A little bit about volunteering, no one is expected work the Rummage Sale every minute from Thursday night to Monday afternoon – not that we would turn that person away!  What we are looking for are people who can spend an hour or two.  Even 30 minutes so a volunteer could take a break would be an immense help.  Volunteers are not limited to St. Matthew’s parishioners.  Bring your spouse, adult children, neighbors, or friends…more the merrier!

Sign-up sheets are hanging down near the Parish Hall.  Feel free to sign up as many times as you like.  

Snacks, coffee, and water will be available each day of the set-up and the day of the Sale for the volunteers.  In addition, on Saturday, lunch will be provided for the workers.  Lunch on Friday depends on how long it takes us to get everything out, checked, sorted, displayed, and priced.  We usually play that one by ear.

If you have any questions, please call me at 315-491-3999.  Feel free to leave a message and I will get back to you. You can also call the Church office.

Let’s make this year’s Rummage Sale another rousing success!  

Respectfully submitted,
Gail Jones
Keuka Lake Wine Tour planned for Oct 12, 2019

Payment needed from all participants by August 31st to secure bus transportation and final count.

Plans are being finalized for our 5 th Finger Lakes wine tour to beautiful Keuka Lake. The Keuka Lake area offers many of the original and award winning upstate wineries, interesting wine and gift shops, and spectacular sites.  On our way, our first tasting stop will be to Bellhurst Win ery and Castle at the top of Seneca Lake.   As with all wineries, time will be provided for strolling the gift shop and grounds.

Rolling on, we will proceed to the Keuka Lake wine trail, stopping at Keuka Springs Winery for wine tastings and lunch overlooking Keuka.  Bring your own picnic lunch, and enjoy their local picnic area; open a bottle of wine if you like! Following lunch, we will move on to Hunt Country, and finally on to famous Heron Hill.      

Our own chartered bus will leave from the church parking lot at 8:45 AM and return by 5:30 PM.  

Cost:  $65 per person which includes bus, a tip for driver, breakfast treats and coffee.  Bottled water will also be provided.   Payment is due by August 31 st  payable to St Matthews, please note  Keuka wine tour .  

Sign-up sheets are posted on the bulletin board near the parish hall.  Friends and family are welcome!  (Age 21 and over)  Tasting fees of $28, covering all wineries, will be collected the day of our tour. Most wineries offer wine discounts in exchange.

Cheers!  More details will be provided at a later date.  This is our 5 th wine tour of the Finger Lakes; these are very relaxing, informing and a whole lot of fun.   Contact Dave Holloway if you have questions, phone 315-383-2314.
Lindsay Todd, expecting twins
John Menter, hip replacement surgery 
Clinnie Poole, health concerns
Jim Carruthers, health concerns
Jill Stocking, health concerns 
Bruce Ratliff,  friend of Jim & Mary Beth Sullivan , battling cancer
Mimi Sachel,  Amy Good’s aunt , health concerns
Haley and her family , friend of Courtenay McKeon , health concerns
Marisa Bertini,  Christina Stearns’ niece , undergoing cancer treatment
Susan, Linda Chambers’ sister , undergoing cancer treatment
Kathleen Fox,  friend of Dale Vigliotti , diagnosed with breast cancer
Betty, friend ofLaurel Iavarone , diagnosed with stage 4 cancer

Serving in Armed Forces:
Peter Guy,  grandson of Jim & Mary Beth Sullivan , Air Force Special Forces, New Mexico 
Paul Smith,  Penny Dugas’ grandson , Air National Guard
Sarah Gratien & David Gratien,  grandchildren of Sallie Jameson , Air National Guard
Leo Henry, attending West Point Military Academy
Benjamin McDonald,  son of Jodi McDonald,  Air Force,Wright-Patterson, Ohio
Matt Hidy & Mina Hidy, grandchildren of Alice Hidy, U.S. Coast Guard, Japan
Brighid O'Neil,  daughter of Tom & Mary O’Neil , Captain, NYC Police Dept.

Pat Martin, Alec Stearns, Jennifer, Laura McGaffick, Cheryl Familo, Vyrna Brown, Bill Braun, Fr. Edward Caldwell, Andrew
In the Diocese ...
Border crisis advocacy resources

Deeply embedded in the Christian a profound conviction...that care for the stranger, the alien, the visitor, is a sacred duty, a vow."
—Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
[ The Messenger ] A reminder that you can visit the diocesan website for ways your congregation can advocate for asylum-seekers and respond to the humanitarian crisis on the US/Mexico border:  pray, learn, give, act>
In the Community...
Liverpool is the Place Concerts

When: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm every Monday and Wednesday
During August.

Where: Johnson Park, Village of Liverpool

What: Free music in the park! Bring your families, lawn chairs, and food if you'd like! There will be snacks and drinks available for sale.
Office Hours: M-F 9:00am-12:00pm