Tuesday, February 21, 2017

March Gifts of Time

"Gifts of Time" is our name for the rotating schedule of people who help with such things as coffee hour, Altar Guild, and so forth.

Click this link for the March Gifts of Time chart.

By the way, if you aren't listed and would like to help with these weekly events, please contact Sharon Broeder.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lent Begins

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Tuesday, February 28 from 5 to 7 PM
FREE!
Pancakes, sausage, live music, and fun

Ash Wednesday

Services at noon and 7 PM on March 1

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Super Bowl and Candlemas

Sunday, February 5, marks two significant events in our church life:

Super Bowl Chili Cook-Off

Every year on Super Bowl Sunday, our Coffee Hour is dedicated to a Chili Cook-Off. Games and prizes, including a vote for the best chili. Come join the fun, even if you don't bring any chili!

Candlemas

This is an ancient tradition in the Episcopal church. Here is a good explanation of Candlemas (which also explains our Groundhog Day). Bring a candle to be blessed, and also bring a flashlight to be given away to a family that might need an emergency light during the year.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

February Gifts of Time

"Gifts of Time" is our name for the rotating schedule of people who help with such things as coffee hour, Altar Guild, and so forth.

Click this link for the February Gifts of Time chart.

By the way, if you aren't listed and would like to help with these weekly events, please contact Sharon Broeder.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Two coming events

Weekly Bible Study

The weekly Bible study meets at the church Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. You don't have to be a Bible scholar to attend. Everyone is welcome.

Chili Cook-Off

February 5 (Superbowl Sunday) is our annual Chili Cook-Off and contest during coffee hour after church. Come and vote for the best.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Winter Convocation

2017 Winter Convocation

February 10 and 11, 2017


Early registrations are helpful. Register by January 10 to save $15 per person on registration and $25 per night at the Comfort Inn.

Click this link to get to the registration and program website.

If we bring a team of six or more Adults from St. Matthew's, we receive a 50% refund on all of our congregation's Adult Registrations.

(Each person should register independently and pay the full or early bird price. Like last year, the week after Convocation the Diocese will send a 50% reimbursement check to all parishes with sufficient registrants.)

Please note that the ticket price does not include hotel registration or Friday dinner (though the Convocation has a really extensive menu at the 8:30 reception). Breakfast isn't included either, but the Comfort Inn has a complimentary breakfast for guests.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January Official Events

Bishop's Visit

Bishop Hollingsworth will be with us for his regular annual visit on January 15. In addition to worshiping with us, he will also meet with the Vestry and with our Rector.

Annual Meeting

The parish annual meeting will be after morning Eucharist on January 22, at which time we will elect new Vestry members. We'll also have a potluck dinner that day. The retiring Vestry members are Curt Allen and Andi Shifley. Nominees to fill their positions are Sharon Broeder and David Gibbs. We had elected Mike McKinley to finish Norma McKinley's term; now Mike is nominated to fill a full term of his own.