LIVING FAITH ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH www.stmatthews.us E-mail: email@example.com SEPTEMBER 2010 CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION FOR PARENTS OF BEGINS SEPTEMBER 19 th th 7 , 8 & 9th GRADE Worship: 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday Church School: 9:45 a.m. STUDENTS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15 BIBLE STUDIES BEGIN 7:30 P.M. September 16, Thursday, Confirmation begins Weds., Sept. 22, 10:00-11:30 a.m. - Pr. Bohannon 5:30-7:30 p.m. September 19, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study Pr. Bohannon FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES FOR September 20, Monday, 7:30 p.m. Women’s Evening Study Group FALL Mark your calendar! September 22, Wednesday, Fall Wine & Cheese Party, Sat., Sept. 18, 9:30-11:00 a.m., 7:30 p.m. Bring an appetizer or snack and Women’s Bible Study a beverage to share. See sign up poster Pr. Stevenson for details. Committee Meetings SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON for September SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18 See poster to sign up to provide food, serve Fin. & Stewardship, Thurs., Sept. 2, 8 p.m. and help with transportation. Social Ministry, Tues., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. Questions? Call Gretchen Evangelism, Thurs., Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Wilcox 703-361-7483 Council Mtg., Sun., Sept. 12, 7 p.m. Property, Tues., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. Fellowship, Thurs., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Worship & Music, Tues., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. Christian Ed., Thurs., Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. JoLee DeMott 20-Andrew McDaniel Benjamin Deadman Colby Breitenbach 10-Dennis Melvin 21-Ty Cresap Amanda Bombay 22- Betsy Minihan Mackenzie Chandler 23-Gillian Clark Kathy MacDonald 24-Tarja Stevenson 11-William Jebram Jacob Bushmire SEPTEMBER Grace Stamper David Galvan BIRTHDAYS 12- Erin Lambert Jessie Mouw Michael Fink Alexander Brown 2- Carla Badger Sean Sexton Finn Riedl Shane Jampole Aaron Bish 25-Ted Bean 3-Caralyn Lerch Paul Jampole 26-Tony Johnson 4 -Samantha Smith 14-Charlie Bertrand David Carr Zachary Bombay Marisa Rigot Heather Seubert 5-Ashlyn Pumphrey 15-Eugene Dovgalyuk 28-Carl Lay Vi Freeman Lorene Larson Hannah Clark 6-Gary Bliss 16-Alex Shelkin Sam Holbrook Thomas Walsh Joe Petrone Hal Deadman Paul Laster 17-Andrew McCormack 29-Aaron Deadman Jaelyn Lerch Kristin Humphreys David Matvay 7-Diana Lyons Jake Mendoza Susan Matvay Patti Scronce 18-Shelley Amato Joshua Occhiuzzo 8-Kate Dovgalyuk Mike Jones 30-Ellen Bliss 9-Jon Crowder Pat Robbins Wayne Drake 19-Richard Schreiber Jim Vanderzyl Anniversary Celebrations: 2- JoLee DeMott & Jhake ElMamuwaldi 3-Mike & Celene Bennett 4-Dorothy & Terry Lerch Do you have a birthday or 5-Chuck & Pat Moler anniversary that is not listed? Michael & Donna Bouchery Please contact the church office so 8-Craig Gerhart & Marty Reinhart we can update our database. 10-Jeff & Lisa Bushmire 13-Sean & Linda Graham 15-Greg & Heather Seubert 17-Sharen & Paul Moessner 18-William & Diane Jebram Joshua & Yulia Occhiuzzo 20-James & Rebecca Bish Mark & Beth Kuhn 29-Karen & John Pallansch 3 NEWSLETTER SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL CLASSES Choir News! ARE FOR ALL AGES Door-opener: When the book of Acts (see SCS begins Sept. 19, 9:45 am. There are classes for 16:25-26) reports that Paul and Silas sang in the children nursery age through Philippian jail at midnight, it doesn’t record 100! All are welcome to whether they were basses or tenors. It doesn’t attend! even report if they sang on key. It simply says they sang. And as they sang, there was an Sunday Church School Staff for 2010-2011 earthquake and the prison doors were opened. Nursery Jennifer Knick Stacy Urick Many of life’s doors open more easily when we 3 Year Olds Kathy Lambert sing. So why not open some doors by joining the Jeanine Robba choir? 4 Year Olds Lisa Bushmire The Cherub, Youth and Teen Choirs meet on Jane Bohannon Thursday evenings starting on September 16th. 5 Year/Kindergarten Barbara & David Carr The Preschool Choir meets on Monday after- 1st Grade Lisa Knudson noons (4:00 – 4:30 PM) starting on October 18th. Lesley Reifsnyder I’ll be in the narthex between services on Sep- nd 2 Grade Evelyn & Bill Langman tember 5th and 12th to answer questions and rd 3 Grade Sue Orndorff take registrations. Vi Freeman Kathy Lundgren th 4 Grade Doug & Helen Baumgardt 703-494-9100 Bryan Orndorff Lundgrenkl@aol.com th 5 Grade Gretchen Wilcox Tony Occhiuzzo Choir Age group Rehearsal day & time th 6 Grade George & Pam Orr Preschool 3-5 years Mon., 4:00 – 4:30 PM th th Cherub K – 2nd Thurs., 6:15 – 6:45 PM 7 /8 Grades Susan Kuhn Youth 3rd – 6th Thurs., 7:00 – 7:45 PM Dave Lambert Teen 7th – 12th Thurs, 8:00 – 8:45 PM Jeff Bushmire th th 9 -12 Grades Pr. David Bohannon Attention! Summer Musical Adult Pr. Tarja Stevenson Mary-Catherine Deadman Participants!! Mark Victorson Please remember we are presenting “Table for Vr. Nicole Wachter 5000” for the Senior Citizen’s Luncheon, Satur- Steve & Nancy Zimmerman day, September 18. Please be at church at 11:30 Music Kathy Lundgren wearing your t-shirt and jeans. We should finish Storyteller Pat Victorson the musical by 1:30 pm. There is a rehearsal Financial Assistant Connie Clark Saturday, September 11, 9-10 a.m. RSVP to Copier Assistant Jeanine Robba Kathy Lundgren by September 6th at 703-494- Coordinator Jan Mouw 3090 or LundgrenKL@aol.com 4 NEWSLETTER Adult Class Offerings Christian an interpreter of Scripture (Wycliffe, Lu- Below are summaries of the adult classes offered ther, Zwingli, Calvin, et al.). Explore these ideas, this year. Look for more information in the bulletin. the people who thought about them, and the impact of these ideas and people on the religion, society, Pr. Tarja Stevenson culture, politics, and economy of early modern Eu- “Everything you always wanted to know rope and of the world down to the 21st century. about Lutheranism” Open your Bible, study history, live dangerously! In this study we will discuss basic Lutheran teach- ings, beginning with a brief summary of Refor- mation history. We will explore Lutheran theologi- PRIME TIMERS cal concepts in relation to other theological teach- The Prime Timers are a group of retired people who ings. The class will provide a place to ask questions like to get together and have fun! This energetic about Lutheran theology and how it differs from group meets on the third Thursday of each month other (existing) theological perspectives.” (unless the church calendar calls for a change in Mary-Catherine Deadman schedule). “Parenting and Family Life” The first event of the program year will be Thurs., The Parenting and Family Life Adult Class is a Sept. 23, 12:30 p.m. for lunch at church. Plans for group of “practicing parents” (and grandparents). the upcoming program year will also be discussed. Each year participants explore books that support us Come join the fun! If you have any questions, in the important work of raising children, and lead- please speak to Molly Parker. ing families along a right path. Class members have found that they learn a great deal from perspectives introduced by the texts and the experiences and in- sights of others in the group. We welcome you to the conversation. Steve & Nancy Zimmerman MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES “NOOMA” Each fall we invite your support of ongoing congre- gational ministries. Are you new to the area? Come and experience spirituality in a new way. Ready to get involved? Call 491-2898 for more in- Through a series of short films we will explore formation. faith, culture, and life with Rob Bell in a refreshing confession of Christian faith. Like parables, Bell Tuesday, Sept. 7 volunteer from noon to 2:00 p.m. uses the experiences of our lives to teach about the at the ACTS Thrift Store in Woodbridge. Provide a fullness of life through Jesus, tackling issues like lunch break for staff and other volunteers while forgiveness, discipleship, and unconditional love. sorting, straightening and generally lending a hand. Robert Bell Jr. is a best-selling author, Christian Friday, September 24, meet in the narthex at 10:00 speaker, and the founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible a.m. to collate, sort and bundle the church newslet- Church located in Grandville, Michigan. Bell re- ter and other church mailings. ceived a M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Daytime Drivers - St. Matthew’s provides emer- Each week we will view one of Bell's video sessions gency transportation to medical appointments for and discuss topics covered in the video. residents of Fellowship House, a retirement com- Mark Victorson munity in Tackett’s Mill. Do you have wheels “Dangerous Ideas: you’re willing to share? To volunteer call Susan A History of the Reformation” Kuhn, 703-491-2898. Dangerous Ideas – Justification by faith (St. Paul), salvation by grace (St. Paul, St. Augustine, et al.), justification by faith alone (Martin Luther), the priesthood of all believers (Martin Luther), every 5 NEWSLETTER CHURCH WOMEN’S NEWS Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 p.m. You’re invited to participate in the annual Get Acquainted SaladSupper at Barbara Leiby’s house, 11828 An- tietam Road., 22192, 703-491-3639. Bring a favor- ite appetizer, salad or dessert. Learn about program plans for the upcoming year. See the sign up poster for details and to indicate your participation. WOMEN’S EVENING STUDY GROUP - Join us for refreshments on Mon- YOUTH GROUP NEWS day, September 20, at 7:30 Senior High Youth PM at Jan Mouw’s house, 12715 Knightsbridge Drive, Sept. 19 Meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 22192 703/878-3259. We'll 7th & 8th Grade Youth be discussing Joan Sept. 26 Greetings & Games, 6-8 p.m. Chittister's The Story of Ruth, Twelve Moments in Every Woman's Life . Please read the introductory pages and Chapter One -- "Loss". Susan Kuhn will Babysitters: From time to time the church facilitate the discussion. Questions? Talk to Susan office gets requests for names of babysit- Kuhn. ters. If you would like your name to be WOMEN’S STEERING COMMITTEE - Join us included on the list, call the church office Tuesday, September 28 at church, at 7:30 PM, to (703-494-3090) and speak to Mrs. review current church women’s programs and to Orndorff. anticipate future needs. Suggestions and new ideas are useful in helping to shape the ministries by and for St. Matthew’s women. Questions? Concerns? Speak to Kathy Meier. Lazarus Project Christmas Gift Support A Need for Volunteers in the For the past several years, St. Matthew’s has Church Nursery provided Christmas gift kits for the children at The church nursery welcomes young children up to the Lazarus Project Village of Hope in Haiti. 3 years old who are not ready to participate in the This year, Molly Parker, the Lazarus Project coordinator, worked with the children in the worship service. For some of our visitors, the Summer Music program to collect the items nursery is one of the first places they meet the needed to complete 50 gift kits. The gift kits members of St. Matthew’s. The nursery is staffed will be sent to Food for the Poor the end of by volunteers, both adults and teens 7th grade and September to ensure delivery to Haiti in time up. Nursery Coordinators Rose Abraham and Tess for Christmas. Thanks to all who participated Wuchenich schedule nursery support for the majori- in this service project! ty of the worship services throughout the year. We are in need of additional nursery volunteers. If you are interested in serving in the nursery please call the church office. Thanks for your support! 6 NEWSLETTER GIFTS OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES chain. You can also trace your hand to send as a “pat” on the back. Do you have shares of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that you would have to pay capital gains taxes Send a good morning or good night IM. Let on, if you sold them? them know you’re thinking about them at the start and end of the day. Here is a win-win situation for both you Write down a Bible verse or two as encourage- and St. Matthew’s. ment. The college years can be difficult for 1. Transfer your shares to St. Matthew’s even the most spiritually mature young Chris- (Contact the church office for details) tian, which is why making your mail a ministry 2. The church sells your securities and uses the pro- to your college-age children will help them ceeds for its ministry programs. bridge that uncertain gap to the future. 3. You receive credit for your donation and you re- ceive an income tax deduction for the fair market REMINDER: Parents please give the church value of the securities as of date of transfer, no mat- office your student’s address at school so news- ter what you originally paid for them. letters can be sent. We do not keep college ad- 4. You pay no capital gains tax on the securities dresses from one year to the next. Please call to you donate. provide an address for your student, even if it is 5. You can direct your gift to any specific items in the same as last year. Thank you. our budget. 6. You can do this any time of the year if you feel the market is headed down. Please contact the church office and ask to speak to someone further about this so we can work with you in a timely manner. DO YOU HAVE A STUDENT AWAY AT SCHOOL? Here are a few ideas to keep in mind: Send several short notes a month instead of one long letter. Forward any mail they receive at home. Don’t save it for their next visit. Clip items from your newspaper about their old high school, friend, or local event. This will help them feel connected with home. Periodically send some pocket money. Students appreciate quarters for laundry or a few dollars to buy a treat. Send stamps so they can send a letter home. Don’t forget family photos. Phone calls help--a friendly voice can lighten the most stressed spirit. Send a “HUG” by tracing the hands of everyone in your family and taping them together into a 7 NEWSLETTER September 2010 Calendar Men’s Bible Study Sun., Sept. 19, 7 p.m. (See the bulletin and bulletin board for Women’s Evening Study Mon., Sept. 20, Group 7:30 p.m. more details) Worship & Music Tues., Sept. 21, Sr. Choir Begins Weds., Sept. 1, 8 p.m. Committee 7:30 p.m. Finance & Stewardship Thurs., Sept. 2, 8 p.m. Women’s Bible Study Weds., Sept. 22, 9:30- Committee Starts 11 a.m. Office Closed in Mon., Sept. 6 Confirmation Begins Weds., Sept. 22, 5:30- Observance of Labor 7:30 p.m. Day Sr. Choir Weds., Sept. 22, 8 p.m. Volunteers to ACTS Tues., Sept. 7, 12-2 p.m. Bible Study Thurs., Sept. 23, 10 a.m. Social Ministry Tues., Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. Prime Timers Thurs., Sept. 23, Committee 12:30 p.m. Staff Meeting Thurs., Sept. 9, Cherub Choir Thurs., Sept. 23, 6:15- 12:30 p.m. 6:45 p.m. Evangelism Committee Thurs., Sept. 9, 8 p.m. Youth Choir Thurs., Sept. 23, 7- Summer Music Sat., Sept. 11, 9-10 a.m. 7:45 p.m. Rehearsal Teen Choir Thurs., Sept. 23, 8- Book Group Sun., Sept. 12, leave St. 8:45 p.m. Matthew’s 10 a.m. Christian Ed. Committee Thurs., Sept. 23, Council Sun., Sept. 12, 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Church Women Tues., Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Collating Fri., Sept. 24, 10 a.m. Property Committee Tues., Sept. 14, Fall Synod Assembly Sat., Sept. 25 7:30 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Youth Sun., Sept. 26, 6-8 p.m. Confirmation Parent Weds., Sept. 15, Women’s Steering Tues., Sept. 28, Orientation 7:30 p.m. Committee 7:30 p.m. Sr. Choir Weds., Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Women’s Bible Study Weds., Sept. 29, Bible Study Begins Thurs., Sept. 16, 10 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Cherub Choir Begins Thurs., Sept. 16, Confirmation Weds., Sept. 29, 6:15-6:45 p.m. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Youth Choir Begins Thurs., Sept. 16, Sr. Choir Weds., Sept. 29, 8 p.m. 7-7:45 p.m. Bible Study Thurs., Sept. 30, 10 a.m. Teen Choir Begins Thurs., Sept. 16, Cherub Choir Thurs., Sept. 30, 6:15- 8-8:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m. Fellowship Committee Thurs., Sept. 16, 7 p.m. Youth Choir Thurs., Sept. 30, Set up Sr. Citizen Fri., Sept. 17, 6 p.m. 7-7:45 p.m. Luncheon Teen Choir Thurs., Sept. 30, Sr. Citizen Luncheon Sat., Sept. 18, noon 8-8:45 p.m. Have food items to church by 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Fall Sat., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. Celebration Fall Worship Schedule Sun., Sept. 19 Begins Worship 8:30 & 11 a.m. SCS 9:45-10:40 a.m. Sr. High Youth Sun., Sept. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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