Celebrating 25 Years of Ordained Ministry

Sunday, September 16, we  celebrated Leslie’s 25 years of ordained ministry with the Presbyterian Church, USA. She was ordained in 1993 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, VA, and installed as pastor of St. Matthew in 2002. Members of the congregation joined with family and friends for a pot-luck luncheon following

the morning service. 


Dinners for Six

St. Matthew has offered the Dinners of Six program for almost 50 years, continuing to provide members and friends of the church the opportunity to get together on a regular basis and better know each other. You will attend three dinners (four guests plus the hosts) served between October and May.  You will be asked to host one of the three dinners.  Now is the time to consider joining the program which is an excellent way to get to know other members of the congregation. You can register on the sign up form in the narthex or submit the form below.  If you register using the form below, be sure to scroll to the bottom and click submit.



University of Livingstonia in Malawi

Fund-raiser Sunday September 23

The University of Livingstonia Foundation will be holding its annual fund-

raiser on Sunday, September 23rd at 3:00 pm in the Commons.  St. Matthew has been a long-time supporter of the University of Livingstonia in Malawi, and the Foundation raises funds in theUnited States to support scholarships, purchase of IT and science equipment, and other needs ofthe University.  Please join us for an afternoon of education, music, food and fellowship.  Guest speakers will be Rev. Tyler Holm, professor of Theology at UNILA and Ken Gentili, long-time volunteer at UNILIA.  We can also use help in setting up the fellowship hall following worship on the 23rd, next Sunday.  Please contact Donna Chirwa if you can help.

Time to catch up......

Summer has come to a close and kids are back in school or off to college. It’s been a busy summer with our Property Improvement Projects (which are just about complete) as well as our usual monthly operating expenses. With summer vacations and missed Sunday’s it is easy to fall behind with your pledge.  As of September 9 we are $11,000 dollars behind where we should be in our pledge revenue at this time of year. We would like to try to close that gap before we get far into the Fall. Please check your pledge status in Breeze by going to your profile clicking on Contributions on the left then on Pledges to see where you are or ask Terry or Glenda DeJong for an update. You can reach Terry and Glenda at 301 460 8523 ordejongt@verizon.net. Your efforts to get us back on track this fall are greatly appreciated.  

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

The book discussion group for adults will kick off for the fall season on September 26 at 7:30 pm in the Agnes Wilson Room. Our book for September and October will be Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi. For September 26, we will read the first three chapters, pages 1-62.

Rise Against Hunger

SAVE THE DATE

St. Matthew will sponsor a meal packing event for Rise Against Hunger on Sunday, October 14. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall right after the worship service. We hope to pack 15,000 meals in just a couple of hours and we need all hands on deck! Plan to join us for a fun and rewarding experience!

Please register to participate or donate click the link below.


http://events.stophungernow.org/SMPC18

Time and Talent

Volunteers Needed

GREETERS NEEDED - Please sign up to be a greeter at the front door. You need to come 15-20 minutes before church and welcome people as they enter.