April 2017 Bulletins, Announcements, and Friday Emails

April 2, 2017 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent Announcements

April 2, 2017 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.

April 9, 2017 – Palm Sunday 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.

April 9, 2017 – Palm Sunday Announcements

April 11, 2017 Healing and Reconciliation Service 7.30pm

April 13, 2017 – Maundy Thursday Service 7.30 p.m.

April 14, 2017 – Good Friday Service 12 noon. and 7.30 p.m.

April 15, 2017 – Vigil of Easter 7.30

April 16, 2017 Easter Day Service 8 and 10.30 am

April 23. 2017 – Second Sunday of Easter 8AM

April 23, 2017 – Second Sunday of Easter 10.30 a.m.

April 30, 2017 – Third Sunday of Easter 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.

April 30, 2017 – Third Sunday of Easter Announcements

 

 



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March 2017 Bulletins, Announcements, and Friday Emails

March 26, 2017 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent Announcements

March 26, 2017 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.

March 19, 2017 – The Third Sunday in Lent 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.

March 19, 2017 – The Third Sunday in Lent Announcements

March 12, 2017 – The Second Sunday in Lent 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.

March 12, 2017 – The Second Sunday in Lent Announcements

March 5, 2017 – The First Sunday in Lent 8 and 10.30 a.m.

March 5, 2017 – The First Sunday in Lent Announcements

March 1, 2017 – Ash Wednesday Service

 

March 19 2017 Weekly Email

March 12 2017 Weekly Email

March 5 2017 Weekly Email



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You Helped! St. Matt’s raises over $5,000 for SE Gwinnett CoOp

St. Matthews Episcopal Church for SE Gwinnett CoOp Hunger Walk Team http://engage.acfb.org/goto/stmatts

On Sunday afternoon, March 5, 2017, thousands of people came together to raise awareness and funds to help fight hunger in our community. Our team was there!

Hunger Walk/Run is one of the most important hunger relief efforts of the year. The money raised feeds hope for the 1 in 5 people who face hunger in our community.

You can still help!

  • Donate and spread the word! Even if you weren’t able to join the Walk/Run on you can still be an integral part of the fight against hunger in our community. Donate online at http://engage.acfb.org/goto/stmatts and then send the link to a few friends to do the same. Our team goal raised over  $5,000 for the Southeast Gwinnett CoOp!

Together, we can make sure that a child in our community doesn’t go to bed hungry tonight. We can offer a glimmer of hope to struggling parents desperately trying to make ends meet for their family. We can ensure another senior citizen isn’t forced to choose between paying for medicine or food.

Thank you, for your support!  



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Vestry Voice — Vestry Meeting January 2017

This month’s meeting was held on Monday night January 9th.  Most all Vestry members were present along with Sally Ulrey, Mother Liz and, our recording secretary, Susan Carson.
We opened the meeting at 7:04 with prayer. Mother Liz asked the Vestry to read Psalm 40 and a reflection on the Psalm followed.
Fellowship Committee members asked to come to the Vestry meeting and brought some of their concerns to the attention of the Vestry.
The first was their concern for the Sunday morning breakfast and the participation of the parish in signing up to serve. The sign ups have been fewer in number and there is some confusion about the expectation of those who volunteer. The discussion centered around the cost of breakfast, the procedures for kitchen prep and clean up, and the paper supplies.   The Vestry made suggestions to re-instate a kitchen guild and develop guidelines for serving breakfast and the use of the kitchen. It was further suggested that the committee has the power to design their own guidelines and develop a plan for breakfast sign ups that is workable.  Oscar said that he would try to determine which Sundays would be busier that others so that volunteers wouldn’t feel pressured to spend more than they could afford.
The question was asked if the coffee expense comes out of the Fellowship Budget.  Jack indicated he would check with the Treasurer to verify where the funds are pulled from so that it would not directly affect the budget.
The Global Mission Ministry has decided to postpone the 2017 Reading Camp in Grenada due to logistical and scheduling issues, and the absence of lead teachers available as trainers on the date chosen by Grenada.
The Long Range Planning Committee announced that they have over 150 completed surveys with the possibility of more coming in prior to the January 20th deadline. They will meet on the 24th to tabulate the results and determine the 6 priority areas that the parish identified as important to them for the coming year.  More on this to come at the annual meeting.
To date we have three nominees for the Vestry with the possibility of an additional 3 more.  We charged the nominating committee to develop a spread sheet of those who had been asked so that there would be no overlap. The spreadsheet also includes those who declined and those who have currently accepted.
Mother Liz indicated that the 5:00 service on Christmas Eve set a record with 220 in attendance.
Three versions of a draft 2017 budget were presented to the Vestry for discussion.  After much discussions of the pros and cons of the three budget versions and a desire to be good stewards of the pledges we have to date, and while still stepping out in faith to do what God is calling us to do, it was decided to postpone the approval of the budget until after the results of the surveys come through and we have the real input from the parish from those surveys.  We scheduled a follow up budget meeting for January 29th after the 10:30 service.
We adjourned the meeting at 9:23 PM.
Jack Denton
Sr. Warden



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February 2017 Bulletins, Announcements and Weekly Emails

February 26, 2017 – Last Sunday After the Epiphany 8 and 10.30 a.m.

February 26, 2017 -Last Sunday After Epiphany Announcements

February 19, 2017 – 7th Sunday After the Epiphany 8 am

February 19, 2017 – 7th Sunday After the Epiphany with EPIPHANY CHOIR

February 19, 2017 – 7th Sunday After Epiphany Announcements

In the Spotlight Weekley Email February 19, 2017

February 12, 2017 – 6th Sunday After the Epiphany Combined Service after Annual Mtg

February 12, 2017 – 6th Sunday After Epiphany Announcements

In the Spotlight Weekly Email February 12, 2017

February 5, 2017 – 5th Sunday After the Epiphany 8 and 10.30 a.m.

February 5, 2017 – 5th Sunday After Epiphany Announcements

In the Spotlight Weekly Email February 5, 2017



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January 2017 Bulletins Announcements and Weekly Emails

In the Spotlight January 29, 2017 Weekly Email

January 29, 2017 – 4th Sunday After the Epiphany 8 and 10.30 a.m.

January 22, 2017 – 3rd Sunday After the Epiphany with EPIPHANY CHOIR

January 22, 2017 – 3rd Sunday After the Epiphany 8 a.m.

In the Spotlight January 22, 2017 Weekly Email

January 15 2017 – 2nd Sunday After the Epiphany

In the Spotlight January 15 2017 Weekly Email

January 8, 2017 – 1st Sunday After Epiphany with Baptisms

January 1, 2017 – 1st Sunday After Christmas

In the Spotlight January 1 2017 Weekly email



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Spotlight on Ministry — Episcopal Church Women (ECW)

The Nativity Display sponsored by the ECW was this past Sunday, December 11, in the parish hall. A wide variety of nativity displays from all parts of the world as well as well-loved family displays were featured.  This annual event is a favorite at St. Matthew’s.

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About the ECW:

The purpose of the ECW is to assist the women of the Episcopal Church to carry on Christ’s work of
reconciliation in the world and to take their place as leaders in the life, governance and worship of the church.

ALL women of St. Matthew’s are invited to participate in this dynamic group.

ECW benefits monies from the bi-annual Cathedral Book store visit to St. Matthew’s. The Vera Bradley sales at St. Matthew’s is another activity of this self-supporting organization. ECW has sponsored education & clothing costs for Daysy Caceres, in ‘Our Little Roses” orphanage for the past 12 years. The ECW provides for the Episcopal Church by the United Thank Offering (UTO).

ECW is represented at the Diocesan Annual ECW meeting, ECW Retreat. Meetings include the Annual Chili Cook-off, Salad Social, ECW Retreat at Camp Mikell, Halloween Bingo, Christmas Gathering and Display of Nativities.

Watch the bulletin board for other upcoming ECW events. Contact the church office for further information.



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Thanksgiving Parish Wide Outreach Project Nov 20th

We will be putting together Taco Soup bags at the Thanksgiving luncheon for delivery to the SE Gwinnett co-op. Each bag will contain the non-perishable ingredients and a gift card for ground beef to make a delicious pot of Taco Soup on a chilly fall or winter evening.

You can bring all the items to complete as many bags as you wish or you can donate specific items. The ingredients listing can be found on the Outreach bulletin board. Please place donations in container found in the Old Narthex.

Outreach will be providing the bags and the recipe card with a spot for you to write a special note.

Please contact Cheryl Wheeler for more information. cherly756@yahoo.com.

 



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