ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR December 10, 2017
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.
The flowers this morning were given by Kaye Reese in memory of her husband, Chud.
Upper Room devotionals for January/February are available in the narthex at non charge. Start or end your day with the devotionals found in the Upper Room.
The Prayer Group meets every Monday at 9am in the Baker Parlor. Join them in praying for people in our church, community, nation, and world.
The United Methodist Women will meet for their program and annual Cookie Exchange this Tuesday at 12:30pm. Bring three dozen of your finest baked creations and the recipes.
Longing for some old time music? Come to Jammin’ By-the-Sea this Friday at 4pm. and enjoy the songs of yesteryear. It will set your toes to tap pin’ and put a smile o your face!
The United Methodist Men will meet Thursday, December 21 at 6pm for dinner and a program. Trippe van Dyke will tai about his son, Matthew’s experiences as an activist for displaced and persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Sign up in the narthex this morning.
The church will be electing new Trustees on Sunday, December 24 after the 10:45am service. The Committee on Lay Leadership (the Nominating Committee) has nominated Jim Hayes, Patricia McClure, Charles Rossiter, and Trippe Van Dyke to serve. Cast your vote on the 24th.
This year’s Memorial Communion Service will be held at 10:45am on December 31. If you would like to have remembered a loved one who died in 2017, please contact Rev. Miller. Because of the large number of SMBTS members who died this year, preference among non-members will be given to spouses, parents, and children.
You did great helping eighteen families have food on their tables for Thanksgiving, but don’t forget that we collect nonperishable food every Sunday. Your weekly donations go to the staff of the Pyle Center which sees to it that they get to people who truly need them. The bins are in the back. Help out as you can.