Bishop’s Visit – Rev. Mary Jo Installation
The bishop is scheduled to visit St. Matthew’s on Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 PM for the installation of Rev. Mary Jo Hudson as priest-in-charge. Please try to attend this very important service.
The next Bible study on the Book of Psalms is April 24 at 6:30 p.m. We will meet at the parish house. It will run for 3 more weeks.
Fill the Van for CAN!
Each year, the month of April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. In April 2003, St. Matthew’s began what has become an annual event…our “Fill the Van for CAN” event. This year will be the 16th year the CAN Council has benefited from the enormous generosity of our St. Matthew’s family!
The last Sunday in April is known as “Blue Sunday”; a nationally recognized day of prayer for abused and neglected children. Our “Fill the Van for CAN” event will be held on Sunday, April 29th. As a long time supporter, volunteer, former Board Member, and now part-time employee for the CAN Council, as well as an adult survivor of child abuse, I invite you to share with me in accomplishing the CAN Council’s mission: “We are building a community where children are free from abuse and neglect”.
On Sunday, April 29th, the CAN Council’s van will be available in St. Matthew’s parking lot until12:00 Noon in anticipation of filling it with items from the CAN Council Wish List. By donating these items that this non-profit organization would otherwise have to purchase, this event allows the CAN Council the opportunity to put their funds toward prevention, education, and awareness programs. There is also a “Kash for Kids” container available at St. Matthew’s during the month of April for monetary donations.
Please say a prayer for the children and join us in our work by participating in the 16th Annual “Fill a Van for CAN” event on Sunday, April 29th.
Thank you all for your continued support!!
Yours In Christ,
St. Paul’s – Feeding Program
Our next feeding at St. Paul’s is April 22, 2018. 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 2018: April 22, May 20, September 9, November 11
Our next project is getting ready for Rev. Mary Jo’s installation on May 17. Volunteers from the men’s club are needed to help us ready the church. A date to clean the church is yet to be determined. A dessert reception will be held after the service, so all you bakers brush off your best recipes to share with our Provisional Bishop, Cate. Thanks!
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.
The next vestry meeting is April 29, 2018 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.