September 8, 2021

Worship Information for Sunday
  • Rev. Mark Wimmer, Bridge Pastor will lead worship at 9:30am.
  • Masks are required for worship due to rise in Covid cases in Bucks County per CDC guidelines.
  • If you are unable to attend in-person click here for our livestream on YouTube.
  • Offering boxes will be available inside the sanctuary near each entrance to the church or click here to make an online donation.

Musical Moment for Children starting this Sunday!
The Christian Ed Team invites you and your children to join us for a Musical Moment. We will meet prior to worship for some music and movement especially for our younger members. All ages are welcome, songs will be geared toward ages 2-10. Please plan to attend with your child(ren). Meet in the fellowship hall at 9am. Music time will run for about 15 minutes. Bring a friend! Masks are required for everyone ages 3 and up.
 
Youth Gathering Information Meeting this Sunday
ELCA Youth Gathering Information Meeting will be in the Welcome Center following worship. Video of the meeting will be available for those who are unable to attend in-person (contact Katie Fritchman kellersyouth@gmail.com).

The Kindness Project
Please bring any duffel bags that you have purchased to church this Sunday, September 12th, and place them in the tote in the round room. If you did not purchase a duffel bag, but would like to support this organization, consider making a monetary donation. Write a check or make a donation electronically to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, and indicate that you would like your donation to be given to The Kindness Project. Your monetary donation can be used to purchase duffel bags, shoes, pajamas, Bed-in-a-Bag comforters, sheets, car seats, high chairs and much more. Click here https://kindnessprojectlv.org/ to check out the organization's website. If you have Amazon Prime you can click here to make a last minute purchase.

Lutheran Disaster Response – Hurricane Response
Hurricane Ida made landfall near New Orleans on Aug. 30 – exactly 16 years after Hurricane Katrina. On Sept. 1, the remnants of Hurricane Ida barreled through the Northeast, leaving devastation in their wake. New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey were hit with historic flash flooding and tornadoes touched down in Maryland, Pennsylvania & New Jersey. Donations are being accepted for victims of the hurricane through Lutheran Disaster Response by making a check payable to St. Matthew’s, with “U.S. Hurricanes” marked on the envelope OR you may click here to go online to St. Matthew's website and look under ELCA and put your amount in LDR -Disaster Relief. 100% of your donation will be used for this disaster until the response is complete.
 
Fundraising for 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering
If you are looking for a quick gift for a loved one, a reason to carry less cash, or a way to support your Youth as they prepare to travel to Minneapolis for the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering, we can help you have all of the above! Pick up your Giant grocery cards and Wawa hoagie coupons after worship on Sundays! Giant cards are available in $20, $50, and $100 denominations. Wawa coupons are $4. See Katie Fritchman for more information.

Pennridge FISH Food Donations List for September
St. Matthew's collected 59 pounds on September 5. Thank you to all who donated!

Much needed items: canned chicken, meal helpers (hamburger, tuna, Rice-A-Roni®), salad dressing, brown & white rice, hot chocolate, canned items (beets, spinach, SPAM®, sardines, pineapple), jelly, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, sugar, shelf stable broth, tissues, laundry detergent, dish soap, diapers 4T-5T. Other items needed: apples, oranges, onions, potatoes, oatmeal, applesauce, misc. nuts, boxed mashed potatoes, ramen noodles, dry beans, cooking oil, salt & pepper, pickles, shelf stable grated cheese, alfredo sauce, shelf stable meals (Hormel® Completes), canned beef stew, cake icing, tooth brushes, toilet paper, diapers (size 5, 6, 7), Pull-Ups® trainers & night time.

If you have extra vegetables from your own gardens, consider donating them to FISH, as well. Place them with the other FISH food donations on Sunday mornings, and they will be delivered to FISH.
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Perkasie, PA 18944