Blessing of Pets
Our annual Blessing of Pets will take place on Sunday, October 1 near the end of the 10:00 AM service. Bring your pets (or a photo of your shy or uncontrollable pets) for this special blessing! We encourage children to bring their favorite stuffed puppy or kitty to also receive a blessing. It is always a panting, barking, meowing good time!
The Saginaw County Crop Hunger Walk is Sunday, October 8. Register at the YMCA at 1:00 PM. The walk begins about 1:30 PM. There is a 3 mile and a 6 mile course. Please donate or plan to participate for a great cause.
Come learn about the the Book of Exodus. Sessions are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 P.M. at the parish rectory on the following dates: October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, 22 and possibly November 29. Please contact Rev. Mary Jo for more information or registration.
Tee Shirts Anyone?
It’s been a while since we have ordered tee shirts, sweat shirts, or fleece jackets. Please contact Becki or Beth if you are interested.
St. Paul’s – Feeding Program
Our next feeding at St. Paul’s is September 24, 2017. Several times a year, volunteers from St. Matthew’s purchase, prepare and serve the hungry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. This is an amazing outreach program that St. Paul’s has been providing for many years. They depend on the help of other churches and organizations to provide this service.
There is a Sign-up sheet in our Fellowship Hall if you are interested in volunteering to purchase the food, prepare the meal and/or help serve the meal.
Future feeding dates in 2017: September 24 and November 5
On Thursday, October 28 we will meet to make rosaries; materials are supplied. Scrapbooking day will be on Saturday, October 7. Scrapbooking, crafting, whatever you like to do. The cost is $10.00 for a table. Please contact Becki Sanders or Patti Williams for more information.
The Men’s Club meets as needed. Please check your Email regularly for notification of projects and meetings. Let us know if you would like to receive these emails. During the grass growing season, the Men’s Club gets together every Wednesday at 6:00 PM to mow the church and rectory lawns.
The next vestry meeting is October 15, 2017 after the Sunday morning service. Grab a goodie, a cup of coffee and we’ll see you in the meeting room.
Ministry to the Sick
Please notify the church office with the names of members who cannot attend church due to lack of transportation, illness or hospitalization (989‑792‑7911); or call Roger Steffes.
St. Matthew’s Annual Christmas Bazaar
The St. Matthew’s Annual Christmas Bazaar is Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00 AM through 3:00 PM. Early setup for vendors is Friday, November 3, 2017 from 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM. We have many vendors selling various items. If you are a vendor and you would like to fill out a contract for a place at the bazaar, please click here . . . Bazaar Contract
We will need as much help as we can get to set up and run the bazaar. There is a sign up sheet in the Fellowship Hall.