St Matthews By The Sea

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Welcome to St. Matthews By-the-Sea. It is our hope that during our time of worship you will experience the presence of the risen Christ. As a courtesy to other worshippers, please check now to make sure that your cell phones are turned off. Thank you.

Today is Commitment Sunday.    You are being asked to show your faith in the future of the church by pledging to support it financially in 2018.    In November, we'll shift our focus to Discipleship Commitments.    In any event, we thank you for your past support and look forward to its continuance as St. Matthews By the Sea seeks to remain a beacon of light for Jesus at the beach.

Rev. Miller begins his sermon series this week entitled "The Perils of Paul - INE, (Internationally Noted Evangelist)". We have spent the last three months following the greatest Christian missionary who has ever lived.    Rev. Miller hopes you have enjoyed his messages and learned from them.

Upper Room devotionals for November/December are available free of charge in the narthex.     Start or end your day with the inspiring testimonies found in this fine publication.

The Quilters will gather in Clendaniel Hall tomorrow at 10am to continue their tender ministry.     Bring a covered dish for the noon luncheon.

With so much in the world to pray for, our Prayer Group does just that every Monday morning at 9am in the Baker Parlor. Add your prayers to those of our Prayer Group.

Want to sing in the December 10th Christmas Cantata? Rehearsals began last Wednesday and continue each week from 6:30pm -7:15pm each Wednesday.  Sopranos are especially needed both for the cantata and for the res of the year as well. 

The United Methodist Men will meet on Thursday, October 19 for dinner at 6pm and a program featuring speakers from the Salvation Army to follow.     All the men of the church and ladies who are interested in bell ringing at Christmas are invited.     Sign up in the narthex this morning.

You are welcome to join our UMW group that will be leading a song service this Thursday at the nursing home in Millsboro.     Call Phyllis Nichols at 436-0168.

"Jammin By-the-Sea"kicks off again this Friday from 4-6pm.     Add your voice and perhaps your instrument to the fun and "cool" sounds of yesteryear. 

Our Single Seniors will meet at Bert Paulsen's home on Friday, October 27 at noon.     Bring a covered dish for the luncheon.      Thanks to Capt. Paulsen, we will enjoy some thrilling boat rides.     RSVP to Jill Brown (302-98-1099) or Wanda Bagarus (443-664-5772).

Looking for a bargain?     Put it on your calendar -   our Christmas Bazaar Friday, Nov. 10 4:30pm-8pm and Sat. Nov.  11 8am-1pm.      Crafts, jewelry, books, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Attic Treasures,  baked goods.   (Fri.-chili/hot dogs & Sat.-homemade soups/hot dogs).     Santa & Mrs. Claus will arrive Sat. at 10am!     All proceeds go for UMW Missions.

News added: September 22, 2017

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News added: September 22, 2017
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