The Weekly Link
Weekly Link for May 12 to May 18, 2013
SunMay 12, 2013
- Middle School Youth
- Childrens Choir
- Sr. High Youth Group
MonMay 13, 2013
- St. Hilda's Circle
- AA Meeting
- Men's Bible Study
TueMay 14, 2013
WedMay 15, 2013
ThuMay 16, 2013
- Chancel Choir Rehearsal
FriMay 17, 2013
Intercessions and Thanksgivings
THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR are given to the glory of God in memory of Sally Hereford from her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, Anne and Jay, Paul, Steven, Eric, Elizabeth and Alexis, Madison and Katelyn.
WE PRAY FOR THE SICK AND THOSE RECOVERING: Scott Alcorn, Steve Archibald, Charles Bailey, Hal Baird, Judy Cahill, Sarah Cluver, Libby Cowgill, Joan Deming, Charles Duncan, Ruby Elliott, Kate Feuille, Richard Feuille, Thomas George, Tucker Gordon, Mary Guengrich, Gary Harton, Pi Harwood, Joan Jones, Day Jordan, Janet Marcus, Michael Perryman, Crystal Phillips, Rita Purcell, Larry Sharpe, Ron Smith, Bruce Sullivan, Ashley Tucker, and Dick Turner.
WE PRAY FOR THOSE UNABLE TO JOIN US PHYSICALLY FOR WORSHIP: John Andrako, Jule Bolio, Gloria Brown, Helen Dunnington, Gertrude Gault, Ann Jackson, Foster Jennings, Bea Johnson, Stewart Peery, Nita Rhett, Alice Wilson, and Helen Wilson.
WE PRAY FOR ST. MATTHEW’S FAMILIES EXPECTING BABIES: Nicole and Don Feuerstein, Farah and Matthew Grainger, Rebecca and Nelson Hernandez, Jasmine and Richard Hopkins, and Amy and Andy Wood.
TODAY WE WELCOME guest violinist Violaine Michael. The children’s choirs are also singing this morning. Thank you to all of our musicians for leading us in worship!
CHILDRENS CHOIRS will not meet this afternoon. Rehearsals will resume in the fall.
DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TEA TIME (not on the golf course) followed by dinner at Richmond's version of Downton Abbey on Saturday night, May 18. Tea begins at 5:30 and the dinner at 6:30 p.m. You do not have to come in early 20th century dress nor do you have to watch an episode of the Downton Abbey to enjoy the party (although it might be helpful). There may be surprise appearances of upstairs and downstairs characters to add to the evening's ambiance. Please RSVP by May 14 to .
STAND STRONG FOR GOD AT VBS 2013, July 8-12! Registration for St. Matthew’s families is going on now. Forms are available in the Parish hall and on the education wing bulletin board. Please return completed forms to the VBS box on the door of the education wing office. Questions, please contact January Britt at . Supplies are needed for the week. Please save/donate cereal boxes, newspaper, solid color fabric, rolls of silver duct tape, and old CD’s to help with decorations. A box will be in the Parish hall.
ACOLYTE TRAINING –All youth grades 6 – 12 are invited to an acolyte training session in the sanctuary on Sunday, May 19 after the 10:30 a.m. service. Being an acolyte allows you to serve your church and God in a meaningful capacity. It is a great way to learn about the components of the church service and be in fellowship with Christian peers. If you are interested but cannot attend the training, please contact Laura Allin at 282-2524.
SUMMER CHILDCARE – If you DO NOT have young children and would like the honor of their company for an hour one Sunday morning so their parents can attend church, please consider assisting with childcare. You get to choose a date and we will send you a reminder as we implement a new system using “Sign-up Genius”. Please e-mail Laura Allin at to receive an invitation to sign up.
THE IAG GROUP is focusing on the book The Love Dare by Stephen and Alex Kendrick during this 7 week session. There are two sessions offered in the library—one at 9:15 a.m. and one at 5:00 p.m. The potluck dinner takes place at 6:00 p.m. in Parish Hall. If you have been married 5 months or 50 years, grab a book and join us.
ALTAR FLOWER DONATIONS are needed for the summer months. Please consider giving the altar flowers as a thanksgiving for an event in your life or the life of a loved one. For detailed information contact Marlene Schue at 282-8201.
SPIRITUAL SNACKS: Many of us are not aware of the work of the Christian Union in the Ivy League colleges and universities. The CU’s purpose concerns “changing the culture for the glory of God by discipling, mentoring, and training our future leaders at eight of the most strategic universities in America and by building networks of Christian leaders in key cities.” Check out their website and the videos of CU’s Bible Memorization Contest, an event hosted by Eric Metaxas: http://christianunion.org/university/news/263-spokenword-2013-videos It is encouraging to see these young people in the Ivies with such a heart for Scripture!
GARDEN HELP We are in need of volunteers to help us keep the flower beds up during the spring through the fall. It only requires a couple of hours a month. Please contact Pat Moore at 749-7275 or call the church office.
COME HELP US MULCH! – On Saturday May 18, from 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. we will be spreading mulch on the grounds. Mulch will be delivered in advance. Please bring a wheelbarrow, pitchfork, shovel, etc. if you have one. If not, we will have extras on hand. Contact: Boyd Brown, 363-1292.
UPCOMING MUSIC IN WORSHIP:
June 2 John White, trumpeter
Karine Marshall, soprano
June 9 Susan Davis Farmer, flutist
June 16 Ginevra Bridges, harpist
June 23 John Scott, trumpeter
SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Renew Crew builds and installs ramps for our neighbors in need. For three Saturdays this year-- June 15, September 7 and October 26 --St. Matthew’s volunteers will be installing ramps. Please join us! No experience necessary. Contact: Boyd Brown, 363-1292.