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									                         LIVING FAITH
                            ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

www.stmatthews.us               E-mail: stmatthews@stmatthews.us          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
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                                                      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
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             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
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       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!
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 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
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        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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