ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR October 14, 2018
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 Financial Commitment Sunday. Towards the end of this morning's service, you'll have the opportunity of placing your 2019 pledge card in the basket on the altar. If you are not prepared to make your commitment this morning, it would be great if you would mail your card to us or bring it next Sunday, Our people have always risen up to meet our financial goals, so we are thanking you ahead of time for doing it again.
Upper Room devotionals for November/December are available for you free of charge in the narthex. Start or end your day with the inspiring messages found in the Upper Room
The Prayer Group reminds you that all who believe in the power of prayer are invited to join them in the Baker Parlor every Monday at 9am for an hour of praise and supplication. What a great way to begin the work week. Add your prayers to those of our Prayer Group.
The Quilters will gather in Clendaniel Hall tomorrow, Monday, October 15 at 10am to continue creating warm, colorful quilts for those facing difficult health situations. Bring a covered dish for the noon lunch break.
Our Christmas Bazaar is just around the corner and the Crafts Group is working hard to prepare for it. The group meets on Tuesdays at 9am in Clendaniel Hall. They would be delighted to have you join them.
Our Single Seniors will be attending a concert at the Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Tuesday, October 16 at 3pm. Pianist David Zipse will perform and take requests. Dinner will follow at a TBD location. RSVP to Sue Rhue (302-537-5457).
Jammin' By-the-Sea kicks up its heels this Friday from 4-6pm. Dust off those old instruments and add them to the rag tag orchestra. Or just come for a toe tapping time. Either way, you'll have a barrel of fun!
Rehearsals for the December 9 Christmas cantata have begun. The rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:15pm. Debby Dudley would be happy to have you join the Chancel Choir for the cantata.
Make sure you're in church next Sunday as our Red Bird Mission Team reports on their adventures in eastern Kentucky. It was a week of physical labor as well as spiritual growth. You'll be inspired and impressed by what they have to say.
Congratulations to David & Jennifer Frye who were married in our sanctuary yesterday afternoon. Jennifer is a long-time member here and the daughter of Stan and Karen Clark. Congratulations kids! We wish you the best.