The ECP meets regularly on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month.
We have a box in the vestibule where you can add drinks or toiletry items throughout the year. These items will be used by the lunch ministry at St. Paul’s, Saginaw.
St. Paul’s – Feeding Program
Our next feeding at St. Paul’s is September 22, 2019. 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 2019: November
We will be studying the book of the prophet Isaiah. We will meet on Tuesday evenings at the Parish house from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM beginning September 24. Future dates are October 1, 15, 22, 29, November 5 and 12.
Blessing of Pets
Our annual Blessing of Pets will take place on Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. 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 13. 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.
Please go online and register as a member of the St. Matthew’s team!
Annual Convention is Near
This year’s annual Diocesan Convention is October 25 and 26 in Bay City. Please keep those attending in your prayers, for the Spirit to guide the direction of our diocese.
Trunk or Treat
Our Trunk or Treat event is Sunday, October 27 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the church parking lot. We load the trunks of our cars with candy and pass it out in the church parking lot. Let us know if you would like to join in the fun!What is Trunk or treat? We meet and park in the church parking lot armed with candy, open our trunks and the children line up and go car to car. It is great to see the excited little faces, all dressed up in their costumes, collecting their sweet treats! It’s a safe way for children to celebrate Halloween.We encourage dressing up but PLEASE NO CLOWN COSTUMES! All witches and ghosts are welcome! Get here ahead of time to set up.
St. Matthew’s Annual Christmas Bazaar
The St. Matthew’s Annual Christmas Bazaar is Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9:00 AM through 3:00 PM. Early setup for vendors is Friday, November 1, 2019 from 6:00 PM through 8:00 PM. We have many vendors selling various items.
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.
The Men’s Club meets as needed. You may receive notification of projects and meetings via email. Let us know if you would like to receive these emails.
Please don’t forget to use those Missions envelopes in your St. Matthew’s donation box. Any amount is appreciated! We also have a box in the church vestibule where you can add drinks or toiletry items throughout the year. These items will be used by the lunch ministry as well as other ministries at St. Paul’s, Saginaw.
The next vestry meeting is September 15, 2019 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.