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.

Justin Daisey is this morning's acolyte at the 10:45am service.       The flowers were given by the church as a tribute to Rev. and Mrs. Miller.

Upper Room devotionals for July/August are available in the narthex for you to take home.     Start or end your day with the inspiring testimonies and spiritual insights found in the Upper Room.

Bruce and Bonnie Miller want to say "Thank You!" to the church that they have loved for the last twenty years for last week's festivities surrounding the pastor's retirement.       It was far more than we could have ever imagined.      Your love and kind words will stick with us forever.        Thank you.

Plan on attending next week's worship services to meet St. Matthews  By-the-Sea's new pastoral couple, Mike and Ann Hurley.       Let's have a good crowd to welcome the Hurley's to our fellowship.

The Prayer Group invites all who believe in the power of prayer 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 Church office will be closed this Thursday in observance of the July 4th holiday.

All men are invited to join the United Methodist Men for "Breakfast Brotherhood and Bibles" this Saturday, July 6 at 7:30am in Clendaniel Hall.      Guest speakers are Drs. Tracy and Chris Rush.      Their topic is "Missing in the Marketplace."      Sign up in the narthex or call Phil Drew at 703-402-5735.

 Please remember to bring a  non-perishable food item with you each Sunday when you come to church.     We'll see to it that your donations are delivered to the Pyle Center where they'll be distributed to needy Sussex Countians.     Make sure to check the expiration dates printed on your contributions.

Save this date - July 15, 2019.     Our missionary family, the Zimmermans, will be visiting SMBTS that day.       We'll let you know the time when it's finalized.       Plan on hearing the takes from Nepal that Mark, Deidre, Zachary, and Benjamin will be bringing with them.