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									                         LIVING FAITH
                           ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

         Web: www.stmatthews.us                   email: stmatthews@stmatthews.us            August 2010
              PARISH BRUNCH                              Tuesday, September 14, Get Acquainted
                                                         Salad Supper. Hear the plans for the upcoming
              SUNDAY, AUG. 29                            program year. See highlights of the past year’s
              The Fellowship Committee is                activities. All women of the church are
              sponsoring a brunch. See the               welcome. Look for a poster on the bulletin
              poster in the narthex to sign up.          board for more information and to sign up.
              The brunch follows the                     Monday, September 20, 7:30 p.m. Women’s
              10 a.m. service and all food is            Evening Study Group. This group meets the
              provided.                                  third Monday of each month for reflection and
                                                         discussion. This year the group will be studying
      MEETINGS IN AUGUST                                 The Story of Ruth: Twelve Moments in Every
Social Ministry, Tues., Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.                Woman's Life by Joan Chittister and John
Fin. & Stewardship, Thurs., Aug. 5, 8 p.m.               August Swanson. Location information will be
Worship & Music, Tues., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.               listed in upcoming bulletins and the September
Fellowship, Thurs., Aug. 19, 7 p.m.                      newsletter.
SCS Teachers, Mon., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Christian Ed., Thurs., Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.
                                                               HOMELESS PREVENTION
                                                                    SHELTER
          WOMEN’S NEWS                                   St. Matthew’s will be providing food and serv-
Saturday, August 14, you’re invited to gather            ing meals at the Hilda Barg Homeless Preven-
in the church parking lot at 9:30 AM, to car             tion Shelter the week of August 22 through 28.
pool to the Benedictine Monastery in Bris-               See the sign up poster to indicate your availa-
tow, VA. The day will include an Orientation, a          bility to provide food item(s) and/or serve the
visit to the labyrinth, free time to walk around         meal at the shelter.
the grounds and gift shop and meeting as a
group in the Teaching Garden for a briefing by a
Master Gardener and time to walk the garden.
                                                         FALL MUSIC PROGRAM
                                                         Circle these dates on your calendar:
After the Monastery, we will have lunch at
Asian Gardens. Cost of lunch will be $15 - $20.                     Sr. Choir begins Weds., Sept. 1,
Please indicate your intention to participate by                    8-10 p.m.
signing up on the poster on the church bulletin                    The following choirs begin Thurs.,
board.                                                             Sept. 16:
Tuesday, August 24, 7:30 p.m., Women’s                             Cherub Choir, (K-2nd), 6:15-6:45
Steering Committee. Join in the planning of                        p.m.
the Church Women’s activities including                            Youth Choir, (3rd-6th), 7-7:45 p.m.
monthly programs, retreat and other special                         Teen Choir, (7th-12th), 8-8:45 p.m.
events. New members welcome.                                        PreSchool Choir (3-5 year olds,
                                                                    potty trained), begins Mon., Oct. 18,
                                                                   4-4:30 p.m.
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AUGUST BIRTHDAYS                 Eric Taylor                        Emma Skelley
& ANNIVERSARIES                  Tim Kline                          Brian Bennett
                                 Heidi Petty                    21-Tyler Humphreys
                               9-Hugh Miller                       Terry Lerch
                                 Kelsie Evans                      Susan Sexton
                              11-Judy Woronicz                     Violet Lawton
                                 John Quast                     23-Suzanne Ferguson
                                 Trent Bean                     24-Donna Bouchery
                                 Janet Woessner                    Joshua Smith
1-Jared Robbins               12- Jim Stagner                      Anastasia Lyreman
   Jeff Dion                  13-Kevin Tignor                      Alexis Lerch
   Beth Kuhn                      Joan Anderson                 25-Andrew Drupa
   Jackson Kuhn                   Rose Abraham                     Monica Debban
2-Cathy Hand                      Katrina Jackson                  Samantha Weldon
   Skylar Petty               14-Edythe Jorstad                 27-Brooklyn Washington
   John Urick                     Dalton Deem                      Anthony Joseph
3-Ken Smith                   15-Allison Kinneberg              28-Theresa Tameris
4-Steve Gordon                16-Matthew Drupa                  30-Christopher Bayne
5-Matthew Walent                 Emily Moessner                    Brad Miller
  Dennis Dillon                  Dan Wuchenich                     Kimberly Doerr
  Mike Bennett                17-Amy Lyreman                       Aris Runnels
6-Timothy Butcher, Jr.            Esther Stemple                   Gabriel Riedl
    Jagger Stageberg          19-Carrie Scronce                 31-Claudia Tameris
 7-Jonathan Schwentner            Tamera Lerch                     Brian Tignor
   J.R. Lyons                 20-Lee Colbert



ANNIVERSARIES
2-Cetan & Theresa Tameris                      19-Al & Karen Schmidt
5-Shari & Gary Olson                               Charles & Meredith Bertrand
  John & Angela Stageberg                      20-Art & Pat Reynolds
6-Terrie & Susan Sexton                        21-Doug & Pat Robbins
  Stephen & Nancy Zimmerman                       Tarja & Brian Stevenson
  Janet & Bill Woessner                        25-Bill & Julie Schwentner
7-Larry & Donna Wiprud                            John & Kathy Drupa
8-Brent & Kathleen Howard                      27-Kevin & Jane Tamai
11-Dennis & Kay Melvin                         29-George & Christine Gianakaris
14-Darryl & Kathy Lundgren                        Tim & Jodi Kline
16-Vince & Shelley Amato                          Susan & Michael Thayer
   Lee & Paul Schuessler
   Dan & Tess Wuchenich
  ST. MATTHEW'S DAY SCHOOL                           PARENTS PLEASE
                                                    NOTIFY THE CHURCH
 REGISTRATION continues for the '10-'11
                                                      OFFICE WITH THE
school year with openings for 3, 4, and 5 year
                                                     ADDRESS OF YOUR
olds, 2, 3, or 4 sessions per week. Lunch Bunch
                                                         COLLEGE
on Thursdays and Fridays begins in October.
                                                         STUDENT
For information, call the office and ask for
Mary-Catherine Deadman. You can also check          Please call to confirm all
the web at www.dayschool.stmatthews.us to           addresses; even if the same
read program information, newsletters, and          as last year. Thank you!
print out necessary forms. The office is open for
registration from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mon-               SILENT AUCTION UPDATE
day – Friday.                                       Thank you for supporting the Silent Auction this
                                                    year! The auction raised over $3,300, including
                                                    a matching grant of $1,000 from Thrivent to
                    FALL WORSHIP                    support the Prince William County Drop-In Cen-
                      SCHEDULE                      ter by bidding on items donated by businesses
                      BEGINS ON                     in our community.
                       SUNDAY,                      The following businesses and restaurants pro-
                    SEPTEMBER 19                    vided items and gift certificates for the auction:
                                                    Auto Spa Carwash, Costco, Four Dirty Paws
                                                    Pet Grooming, Giant, Lake Ridge Nursery,
         8:30 & 11:00 WORSHIP                       Massage Envy, Potomac Nationals, Safeway,
9:45 SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL                           Sam’s Club, Tackett’s Mill Car Wash, True Col-
                                                    ors Nails, Wal-Mart, Washington Nationals
                                                    Baseball, Wegman’s, The Wild Bird Center of
                                                    Lake Ridge, Bistro L’Hermitage, Bob Evans,
                                                    Carmello’s & Little Portugal, Cheeseburger in
             Fellowship Event                       Paradise, Dixie Bones, Glory Days Grill, IHOP,
Wine Tasting at Potomac Point Winery, Sat.,         Jerry’s Pizza, La Chappelle Restaurant, Occo-
August 7 with dinner following at Globe and         quan Inn, Okra’s Louisiana Bistro, Ruby Tues-
Laurel Restaurant. See the poster on the bulletin   day, The Original Steakhouse, Tim’s River-
                                                    shore Restaurant, Uncle Julio’s, Zoe’s Kitchen,
board for more information and to indicate your     and Zum Rheingarten.
participation.
                                                    The following golf courses provided greens
                                                    fees: Aquia Harbor, Bristow, Broad Run, For-
   CALLING ALL SENIOR HIGH                          est Greens, Ft. Belvoir, Montclair, Osprey’s, VA
                                                    Oaks.
        YOUTH
                                                    Thank you to our church family members for
Pool Party, Friday, August 20,                      their donations: Coach Purse (Vi Freeman), Lia
7-9 p.m. at the Occhiuzzo’s, 13676                  Sophia Jewelry (Sabrina Chandler), Mary Kay
Andorra Drive, Woodbridge                           (Nancy Zimmerman), Pampered Chef (Barbara
22193 Rising 9th through 12th                       McDaniel), Two Sisters Gourmet Baskets (Deb
graders are invited to come for an                  Hallgren), and other anonymous donors.
evening of fun, fellowship and                      A special note of thanks to STG, Inc. for provid-
swimming. See the poster on the narthex             ing golf balls and Thrivent Financial for Luthe-
bulletin board to sign up!                          rans for providing golf balls and tees for our
                                                    golf tournament, and 2 rounds of golf at Rendi-
Prepare and Serve Meal at the Homeless              tions Golf Course.
Prevention Shelter – Sun., Aug. 22
                                                    Your support is greatly appreciated!
If you have any questions, please speak to Pr.
Stevenson.
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     Thanks St. Matthew’s Lutheran
    “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed,
      do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
 giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
                 Colossians 3:17
I would like to take this opportunity to thank
each of you for taking your break to come to
Lynchburg to work on my house. When I count
my blessings I will always think of St. Mat-
thew’s Lutheran for the thoughtful things you
did. Sorry I didn’t get to work with you all as
much as I wanted to. When I think of this group
from St. Matthew’s Lutheran you all were very
nice, helpful, kindhearted, thoughtful, and very
supportive. I wish each of you a safe trip back
home. If you are ever back in Lynchburg again
please call me so you can stop by for a visit.
Continue to keep me in your prayers and I will
do the same for you. Keep in touch.
Jo-Anne Keats
The Sr. High Youth group worked on Jo-Anne’s
house during their recent trip to Lynchburg to
support Habitat for Humanity.


Dear Pastor Bohannon,
Thank you and St. Matthew’s for the gift card
and anniversary gift. Moreover, I would like to
express my deepest thanks and appreciation for
the opportunity to work at the Day School. St.
Matthew’s is a wonderful place to work. Under
the direction of Mary-Catherine Deadman and
Kathy Lundgren, I have learned so much.
Thanks to you and the parish.
Sincerely,
Kitty Hoeck
Kitty finished her fifth year of teaching at St.
Matthew’s Day School at the end of the 2009-
2010 school year.
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         Meet the New Vicar                          graduating from Loyola, I was able to begin my
                                                     seminary studies full time.
Hello St. Matthews!
                                                     I have always had a great love for church and
My name is Nicole Wachter and I am a semi-
                                                     there has always been something pulling me to
nary student at the Lutheran Theological Semi-
                                                     seminary. I never, EVER thought I would end
nary at Gettysburg. I am looking forward to my
                                                     up where I am, but have learned that God is full
upcoming internship year and am very excited to
                                                     of surprises. I am happy to talk more about my
be placed with all of you at St. Matthew’s Lu-
                                                     call to ministry, what prompted this process and
theran Church! I understand that St. Matthew’s
                                                     how it has gone with whoever is interested. For
is very familiar with the internship program and
                                                     now I will say that I am continually amazed at
have had some wonderful interns (in fact, I
                                                     how God is at work and at how active and alive
know several of them and they speak very high-
                                                     the Holy Spirit is in the world.
ly of you as well!) I have had the opportunity to
look through a lot of information that has been      I look forward to meeting you all and to a year
provided to me by the seminary about you. I          filled with lots of learning and growing together
thought I would send a little bio along for your     (and a whole lot of fun as well!)
newsletter so you would have a little bit of in-     Have a blessed summer and I will see you all on
formation about me, too.                             August 22nd!
By the time I arrive in August, I will have turned   Nicole
32 years old. I am the oldest of 3 with two
younger brothers. I have two wonderful parents       As Nicole says, her first Sunday with us will be
and an incredibly supportive and loving family.      August 22. We will have a cookie and punch
I live in Jefferson, MD which is often unheard       reception to welcome her following the 10:00
of for many, but if you have heard of Mar-Lu-        service on that Sunday.
Ridge Camp and Retreat Center, then you have
heard of Jefferson. The people of Jefferson are
often thankful for Mar-Lu-Ridge as it puts us on
the map!
I am a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in
Jefferson, MD. St. Paul is the church where I
was baptized and confirmed. I continue to wor-
ship there and consider the people of St. Paul to
literally be the village that has helped to raise
me. I have worked at St. Paul in various capaci-
ties. I have served as the Director of Youth and
Family Ministry for 4 ½ years and also as the
office administrator for 6 years. The youth posi-
tion I “retired” from several years ago when be-
ginning seminary. The office position I am tran-
sitioning out of this summer before moving to
Virginia.
I just completed my 4th year of seminary. I have
been what is considered a “non-traditional” stu-
dent, in that I have been part time up until this
last school year. I entered seminary at the same
time I was beginning another master’s program
at Loyola College in Maryland. I completed that
program in May of 2009 and graduated with a
master’s degree in pastoral counseling. After
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          August 2010 Calendar
   (refer to the weekly bulletin and sign up
         board for more information)

Social Ministry           Tues., Aug. 3,
Committee                 7:30 p.m.
Finance & Stewardship     Thurs., Aug. 5, 8 p.m.
Committee
Fellowship Winery         Sat., Aug. 7
Outing
IHOP Benefit for Drop     Mon., Aug. 9
in Center
Women’s Field Trip        Sat., Aug. 14, leave St.
                          Matthew’s 9:30 a.m.
Worship & Music           Tues., Aug. 17, 7:30
Committee                 p.m.
Day School Teacher        Weds., Aug. 18 – Fri.,
Meetings                  Aug. 20
Collating                 Fri., Aug. 20, 10 a.m.
Sr. High Youth Pool       Fri., Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m.
Party
Reception to welcome      Sun., Aug. 22, following
Vr. Nicole Wachter        10 a.m. Worship
                          Service
Homeless Prevention       Sun., Aug. 22 – Sat.,
Center Week               Aug. 28
Sr. High Youth Prepare    Sun., Aug. 22, meet at
and Serve Meal for        St. Matthew’s at 5:30
Homeless Prevention       p.m.
Center
SCS Teacher Meeting       Mon., Aug. 23,
                          7:30 p.m.
Women’s Steering          Tues., Aug. 24,
Committee                 7:30 p.m.
Christian Ed. Committee   Thurs., Aug. 26,
                          7:30 p.m.
Brunch Set Up             Sat., Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
Parish Brunch             Sun., Aug. 29, following
                          10 a.m. Worship Service

								
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