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This Week At St. Matthew's
February 21, 2021

First Sunday In Lent

All services are ONLINE only. Go to:

Weekday worship:
Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 a.m.,
Wednesday (healing service) at 10:00 a.m.

IN THIS ISSUE:
(Scroll Down/Click Links)

This Sunday, Feb 21


8:00 a.m.

Zoom Holy Eucharist ++

Join Early Sunday a.m. Zoom Service:


10:45 a.m.

Holy Eucharist++

ONLINE ONLY
Find the service on


for both services


++Please note: Because of the scheduled Annual Meeting at 12 noon, Drive through Holy Communion will be held from 2-3 p.m. to correspond with the Fish Fry. Have you ordered your family's plates yet?
SS and CE All Ages
SUNDAY QUICK LINKS
Click the above link for all classes, including
Confirmation Class
(10:00 – 10:40 a.m.)
Youth Group Today
This Week we are going to have separate meetings for the youth.

Middle School: Outside & In-person at 5 pm on campus

High School: Zoom at 5 pm.

Sr. High Youth: Zoom Link:
Annual Meeting Information
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
This Sunday

FEBRUARY 21

12 NOON

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT
ONLINE MEETING


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 967 1757 3197


including Agenda and Last Year's Annual Meeting Minutes

Mindy Barringer, Jack Denton, Morgan Fletcher-DeVoss, Trisha Voiles
ANNUAL BROTHERHOOD FISH FRY
DRIVE-BY PICK UP
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21
2-4 P.M.


Follows the Annual Parish Meeting on Sunday, February 21, 2021
 from 2-4 p.m.  
Pickup located at the back parking lot.

Each plate: Two fish filets, potato tots, coleslaw and a cookie

REGISTER ON REALM -- One Registration Per Household for the Total Number of plates desired. No need to register each family member by name.
Note: Be sure to complete ALL screens and Click Register at the end in order for your order to be placed.

Donations only. $7 each is only a suggested amount.
All donations fund the Brotherhood ministry in support of St. Matthew’s.
Donate through Realm, or by check payable to St. Matthew’s. Please notate Brotherhood Fish Fry on the detail line. 

Please wear a mask at pick up and maintain social distancing
where possible.
It's Pledge Time...


Scan and email the completed form to: mfallen0@gmail.com
or
Mail to: St. Matthew's 1520 Oak Rd. Snellville GA 30078

You can also Pledge Online on Realm
or
Drop off the form at drive-thru Communion each Sunday in Feb.


We trust God's promise to us: God will always be with us and sustain us.
We give out of all that God has given us, in gratitude for God's blessings
And out of love for God's people. We give to the Glory of God.

Lent At St. Matthew's

While Covid continues to limit how we visit the St. Matthew's campus for now, there are new ways you and your family can be present there during Lent. We invite you to be intentional about finding sacred space during this holy season for prayer and self-reflection. Here are a few ways to consider:

Stations of the Cross: An outdoor Stations of the Cross will be set up on the left side of the church for you to come and walk at your leisure beginning February 21. (If others are walking the stations when you are there, please maintain social distancing).

Sacred Space Pilgrimage: Have you missed being in the sanctuary? Here's a time to pray and meditate in that space during Lent: Beginning Thursday, February 25th; Thursday’s – 10 – 11:30 am and Saturday’s – 2 – 3:30 pm, Individuals and/or families are invited to take a Spiritual Pilgrimage of prayer and meditation to St. Matthew’s Sanctuary. Registration on Realm is required due to Covid restrictions. Spaces limited to 10 individuals at a time, inclusive.

Sunday’s Outside Live In-Person Service @ 4 pm. w/communion (weather permitting) Beginning Sunday, February 28th
Bring your own chair and join us for a Casual Outside & In-Person Service in the Garden area, located beside the undercroft. **Weather Permitting. Registration on Realm is required due to Covid restrictions.


For information on Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Services
Outreach During Lent
Many of you remember the successful collection we held in 2019 for CCG and we are excited to be able to support this important ministry in 2021.

Items needed for CCG:
  • Men’s XL socks (black or white)
  • 4 lb bags of sugar
  • Hot Cocoa Packets
  • Sandwich Cracker Packets
  • Water flavoring packets 

Donation Drop Offs at St. Matthew’s on Sundays February 14th through March 28th 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Helpers needed! If you can assist in collecting items during these times please sign up for a date here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F45ADAA28A13-stmatthews 

If you would like to order and have your items delivered you can send them to St. Matthew’s:
Outreach at St. Matthew's
1520 Oak Rd. Snellville, GA 30078

2021 Hunger Walk/Run
is Going Virtual

Hunger Walk Registration is open!

Join the St. Matthew's Team and walk or run for the SE Gwinnett Co-Op on (or around)
Sunday, March 7th.

St. Matthew’s has a goal to raise $2,500 for the Southeast Gwinnett Co-Op through the Hunger Walk this year and the need is greater than ever! Even if you can’t join the virtual walk donations made through the link below are greatly appreciated.

Details for a small group, socially distanced park walk are in the works. Sign up for the team and you will be notified of team updates.
Around St. Matt's
Prayer For The Parish
Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent. Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen (BCP, p. 817)
Birthdays and Anniversaries
2/14 - 2/20

Birthdays: Sophie Ulmer, Linda Newton, Judy Hobbs, Phil Morgan, Andrew Wallace, Michael Chapman

Anniversaries: Barbara & Jerry Day, Jennifer & Tina Staples
Marvelous Monday Walking Group

Join us Monday, February 22 at 8:00 a.m. for our Marvelous Monday Walking! We will be at Alexander Park for the month of February. The Walking Group meets every Monday at 8:00 a.m. for exercise and fellowship. All are welcome!

Alexander Park is located at 800 Old Snellville Hwy, Lawrenceville. Meet at the pavilion nearest Hwy 124. Please contact Fr. Tommy with any questions.
Shrove Tuesday--Pancakes! Photos

Although we couldn't enjoy our usual tradition of pancakes served by the Youth in the parish hall this year, Covid couldn't cancel pancakes! Folks enjoyed a traditional meal at home, and posted pics on Facebook.

Here are some of the great photos we received. Many thanks to all who made this a “together-separately” Shrove Tuesday to remember!


Is Your Photo In Realm?

Did you know that you can add your picture to your individual profile in Realm? Having parishioner's pictures in the directory is helpful to Fr. Tommy and will be helpful to an interim and new rector,

To add a photo, log into Realm and choose My Profile, then Click on the square next to your name that says "Add an individual photo". You can use any photo or snapshot of yourself that you prefer.

Do we have your correct contact information in Realm?

We ask that you please take a moment to log into Realm and check your contact information to ensure that your records are up to date.

You can correct or change your own contact information in Realm. The Realm system gives you, the account holder, access to your personal information just as you have with other online accounts for things like banking or credit card accounts.

As always, if you have any questions or problems with logging into Realm or making needed changes, please contact Susan Carson. Thank you!
Financial Giving in REALM

stmatthewssnellville.org/give or
Text Stmattsnell to 73256

Or, give through your Realm account by logging into Realm and choose Giving.

Or, go to the church website, www.itsthepeople.org. Click on the blue Give Online button near the center of the page, and follow the prompts to choose the desired fund designation from the drop-down menu.

If you have trouble logging into Realm, please contact Susan Carson.

Please mail donations made by check to St. Matthew's, 1520 Oak Rd. Snellville, GA, 30078. DO NOT MAIL CASH.
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