Monthly Newsletter of
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church “The Church with a
612 S. College Road WELCOME”
Wilmington, NC 28403
Website: stmatthewsch.org A Stephen Ministry Congregation
Volume 8 AUGUST 2008 Number 8
DPI will take care of all reminders and scheduling.
All we have to do is sign up, show up for our
appointments, and help in the production of the
It’s Time For Directory.
A New Church
Volunteers will be needed to help plan and lay out
Directory! our Activity pages, help with the design of the
The Evangelism Team Directory, and to help gather material for the
will be supervising the Activity pages. Please contact Volunteer
production of a new Coordinator Kathren Miller at 452-3416 or
Church Directory this year. We are using a new email@example.com, or Evangelism Team Leader
digital photographer, DPI Directory Innovations, Debbie Gimbal at 313-6645 or
based out of Charlotte. firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
The church will be receiving many new exciting
features with this new service. For example, every Our photo session dates are:
family will receive a free 8 x 10 photo at the photo August 7, 8, 9
session. Every member family will receive a free September 18,19, 20
photo directory as usual, but in addition, each October 2, 3 and 4
family will also receive a copy of the church
directory on CD!
In terms of the purchase of additional photos, Sign up for a photo session, and remind everyone
church members will have a wide variety of you know at church to sign up, too! Signup sheets
choices. Options start at only $29 You may even for August and September are in the Commons
purchase non-copyright protected photos on CD to now.
take to your neighborhood photo lab for additional
prints, Christmas cards, etc.
We will have the opportunity to design and layout
our photo directory using DPI’s website. They have
hundreds of designs to choose from. They are also
giving us special interest pages. We would like to With your help and participation, we can make this
use these pages for any Church activities (e.g., our best Church Directory yet! Sign up and/or
education, youth, VBS, music, fellowship), have a volunteer today!
section dedicated to our Veterans, and a special
Memorial section for those who have passed on Thanks from the Evangelism Team
since our last photo directory in 2004.
Dear Sisters and Brothers, We are there on Easter morning, when we hear the
angel say to us: ‘Today is Christ risen from the dead.’
One of the treasures my wife inherited from We are there at all the other events of Christ’s life.
her mother was a wonderful little book written for Always we show forth the death of Christ.”
Lutheran children to explain to them the liturgy. Of
course, the author, Dr. Berthold von Schenk, a parish “When Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem
pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in the Bronx, many years ago on the Palm Sunday, the children
was writing The Little Service Book explaining the joined in singing praises, saying: ‘Hosanna to the Son
liturgy as it was celebrated in 1954. of David. Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the
Lord.’ We sing this same song every Sunday. We also
I want to share with you some of what he sing other songs like the Christmas hymn, ‘Glory to
wrote in the introduction, because it is a timeless God in the Highest,’ and the Sanctus, ‘Holy, Holy,
explanation of why the Church’s historic liturgy is Holy is the Lord God of Sabaoth.’”
about God and not about us, why authentically
Christian worship is never about entertainment or “It is so wonderful to hear children and
cultural relevance. I invite you to ponder the truth of grownups, all praising the Lord in chant and hymns.”
these words written when I was yet a baby.
“When Jesus was a lad, His parents thought
Pr. von Schenk writes: “You should know it is that He had been lost in the city of Jerusalem. Finally,
very important for you to be present when believers in they found Him in the Temple. He answered His
the Lord Jesus Christ come together on the Lord’s Blessed Mother: ‘Must I not be about my Father’s
Day to relive the Life of Jesus. Jesus wanted children business!’ Coming together on Sundays is God’s
about Him when He was on earth nineteen hundred business. That means it is your business…May you
years ago. He said, ‘Let the little children come unto learn to love the House of God, for here God’s honor
me, and hinder them not, for of such is the kingdom of dwells. It is the place, also, where the family of God
“When we Christians come together on the Pastor von Schenk, the son of a German
Lord’s Day to relive the Life of our Lord, this is the nobleman, was an exemplary parish pastor who
Church in action. This coming together of the saints is reminded his flock that the Eucharist is the uniquely
also called the Body of Christ. Each member, young Christian act of worship that has always been part of
and old, is important, for we are all members of the the Church’s worship life since the night before our
Body of Christ. If we are not at the Church Service we Lord died. Von Schenk was tireless in his insistence
cripple the Body of Christ.” that the laity understand the claims made upon all of
us in Holy Baptism – we are not our own, we are
“The Church Service, or the Liturgy, is like a managers of God’s things!
beehive. The bees all have their work to do. They all
work together to form one hive under the rule of the As we ponder God’s claims on us in Holy
Queen. Each has his part to do, but he must do his job Baptism, may each of us be called out of the insipid
together with others. When we come together it is ways of popular culture into the countercultural life of
very much like that. Jesus, the Head of the Church the children of God!
Body, is present and bestows his gifts upon the
members. When we come together to ‘do this,’ as Irrelevantly yours,
Jesus told us, we do not only commemorate the great
deeds which He did for us and for our salvation. It is
not like a Fourth of July celebration, for we are really Pastor Sam Zumwalt
there. We are there at Bethlehem when we meet at
Christmas. We hear the very words of the angel:
‘Today is born to you a Savior.’
Council Meeting July 10, 2008
Summary A few years ago a group of
church leaders met to set in motion
a plan to reduce/eliminate the church mortgage debt.
The regular monthly business and visioning meeting
The plan turned out to be simple, easy to understand
convened on July 10, 2008 at 7pm beginning with
and has been very successful. Our church membership
devotions led by Pastor Sam. The meeting continued
was invited to make a commitment toward reduction
at 7:15 pm being called to order by Richard Chinn,
of the debt by contributing to the cause on each month
that had a 5th Sunday. That occurs usually four times
per year. Envelopes for this program are included in
The reports from the previous meeting, Minutes,
your envelope box and can also be found in the pew
Pastors’ Reports and Parish Records Secretary
Membership Report were acknowledged and accepted
by motion and vote.
August is a 5th Sunday month!
Ryan Allison and Elmer Wild were present at this
meeting to deliver the June 2008 Church Council
You’re continued contributions and time
Finance Report. The audit team discussed its
will erases our mortgage debt. It started out about $
preliminary work and has issued an interim report.
742,526 and now is about $ 274,651.
A document entitled “Fundraising Policy” was
Our 5th Sunday for June, was great with contributions
brought to council’s attention for discussion and
totaling $ 5,177.38 that were applied to the debt.
follow-up. The intention of this is to provide more
formal guidelines for fundraising activities at St.
Be a part of this successful program by contributing
on Sunday, August 31st.
Council was requested to resume discussion leading to
the development of a care ministry program.
Thank you for your support of this
program that benefits the Mission School
Council deliberated the acceptance of the American
in Arizona. Your eating soup and saving
Detection Systems proposal for the installation of a
those labels helps a lot of children. In the past we have
burglar alarm system at St. Matthew’s. Council voted
taken the entire soup label but now they only require I
to accept the motion to provide for this system.
send the bar code part of the label. So just clip that
portion and put them in the basket provided in the
The next scheduled council meeting will be Thursday
hallway by the church office. I just sent 130 bar codes
August 14 at 7:00 pm.
and in the 15 years we have been supporting this
program we have sent 23,000 labels. So again, Thank
You to all you soup eaters who take the time to bring
The meeting adjourned at 9:10 pm with the praying
in that label or bar code.
together of the Lord’s Prayer.
Respectfully Submitted, WEDNESDAY MORNING DEVOTIONAL
Peter Gimbal, Recorder BREAKFAST GROUP
We will not be meeting for the year 2008-2009. We
older folks find that we can no longer participate on a
regular basis with this group. If anyone would like to
be a part of an early morning breakfast group please
volunteer to coordinate this important small group
fellowship ministry. Please contact the church office if
you can coordinate this group.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION NEWS Each group will watch one segment of marriage and
family therapist Dr. Gary Smalley’s “Keys to Loving
Confirmation Begins Wednesday September 3 Relationships.”
@ 7:00 P.M. with student/parent orientation
Our Director of Youth and Family Ministries, Nancy
Crossways Bible study resumes Wednesday Magruder, will be the coordinator for these new
September 3@ 6:00 P.M. and Thursday groups. If you have an interest in being a facilitator
September 4@ 10:00 A.M. with the study of couple for your area, please phone Nancy at 791-
Revelation and then begin with another 2-year 4582 x212 or e-mail her at
Bible study starting with Genesis. You may audit email@example.com.
this class at anytime. To order materials contact
Tammi Gates @ 200-4415 or sign up on sheet
outside office. LUTHERAN STUDENT MOVEMENT
AT ST. MATTHEW’S
LIVING FAITH ADULT CLASS
St. Matthew’s will host a catered luncheon after the
Beginning September 7, Bill Davis will lead a 10 11 a.m. Eucharist for UNCW and Cape Fear
week Sunday School class entitled “Living Community College Lutheran students each second
Faith.” Participants will watch a weekly DVD Sunday from September through May. You are
segment on basics of the Christian faith featuring invited to sign up with your spouse or with a friend in
Anglican Bishop N.T. Wright. The video the congregation to host one of these monthly
moderators are a Lutheran parish pastor and a gatherings. Please see the sign up sheet in the
seminary educator at Luther Seminary in St. Paul Commons.
MN. Participants will spend about half of each
class discussing that week’s video theme. If you are going to be enrolled at UNCW this fall as
either an undergraduate or graduate student, please
The Rev. Dr. Wright, a world-class Bible scholar, contact Pr. Sam immediately at
is the Anglican Bishop of Durham, England, a firstname.lastname@example.org, so that you can sign a form
position traditionally held by an internationally to help LSM to be a recognized organization on
known teacher of Holy Scripture. campus.
More information on Adult Sunday School We also need several persons to be on campus at
offerings for the fall will be in the September UNCW on August 27 at the LSM welcome table to
Encounter. gather e-mail addresses for Lutheran students and to
pass out information about LSM at St. Matthew’s.
To express your interest, please contact Nancy
Magruder at email@example.com or at 791-
Would you like to meet monthly in a small group of ALTAR GUILD MEETING
other married couples for fellowship and encourage- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
ment in your life together as husband and wife? AT 10:00 A.M.
Please indicate your interest on the sheet in the
Commons area. All members, new members and those interested
in becoming a part of this important ministry are
We hope to have several intergenerational, invited to join us for this important meeting. If
geographical groups meeting monthly in each other’s you have some questions or comments contact
homes. Each group will decide whether they wish to Minnie Larson, Chairperson of our Worship and
include a monthly meal or simply to have Music Team at 350-2626. If you are interested in
refreshments or desserts. being a part of the Altar Guild but can’t make the
4 meeting give Minnie a call a volunteer your time
and talent for our 2008-2009 church year.
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Remember our homebound 9:00 Habitat House
members with a card or call. Hospice Meal Work Day
Mike and Pat
Pray Daily for the prayer concerns Floyd 6:00 Worship/Comm
in your weekly bulletin.
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9:00-3:00 9:00-3:00 9:00-3:00 9:00-3:00 9:00-3:00 PHOTO SESSION
AGAPE DAY CAMP AGAPE DAY CAMP AGAPE DAY CAMP AGAPE DAY CAMP AGAPE DAY 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
8:30 Worship/Communion 9:00 Women’s CAMP
9:45 Sunday School Fitness PHOTO SESSION 1:00- 6:00 Worship/Comm
12:00 Conversations NO CHOIR PRACTICE
Planning Mtg 10:00 Prayer Group 8:45 PM PHOTO SESSION 8:00 AA
5:00 Holy Hearts
11:00 Worship/Communion 6:30 Contemporary 9:00 Women’s 1:00-8:45 PM 8:00 AL-ANON
Prayer and Svc Practice Fitness
Bible Study 6:30 CE and SS 3:30 GS #739
Plng Mtg 7:00 Boy Scouts
8:00 AA 7:00 Day Camp
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
8:30 Contemp. Worship 12:00 Conversations 5:00 MS Sleepover for MS Workcamp and MS Workcamp and MS Workcamp and MS Workcamp to
11:00 Worship/Communion 6:00 Evening work camp Sleepover Sleepover Sleepover Myrtle Beach
Bible Study 9:00 Women’s 7:30 Adult Choir 9:00 Women’s Hospice Meal 9-12 New Member Class
Fitness Fitness The Perry Family
10:00 Prayer Group 3:30 GS #739 6:00 Worship/Comm
7:00 Boy Scouts 8:00 AA
7:00 Church 8:00 AL-ANON
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
9:00 Women’s 9:00 Women’s Provide Lunch Habitat
12:00 Conversations Fitness Fitness 7:00 Via de Cristo House Workers
8:30 Worship/Communion 5:00 Holy Hearts 10:00 Prayer Group 7:30 Adult Choir 3:30 GS #739
11:00 Worship/Communion 6:00 Evening 6:30 Contemporary 7:00 Boy Scouts 6:00 Worship/Comm
Prayer and Svc Practice 8:00 AA
Bible Study 7:00 Stephen Min. 8:00 AL-ANON
24 GS #139/226 Meet 12:30-3:30 25 26 27 28 29 30
8:30 Contemp. Worship 9:00 Women’s Stephen Ministry
11:00 Worship/Communion 12:00 Conversations Fitness 7:30 Adult Choir 9:00 Women’s Retreat time / place
6:00 Evening 10:00 Prayer Group Fitness TBA
31 GS #139/226 Meet 12:30-3:30 Prayer and 7:00 Ministry 3:30 GS #739
8:30 Contemp. Worship Bible Study Teams 7:00 Boy Scouts 6:00 Worship/Comm
11:00 Worship/Communion 8:00 AA 8:00 AA
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS ** Denotes Youth Birthday
1 Alan Solana 9 Colleen Johns 21 Susan Broderick
Cindy Prehar Matthew Weaver ** Kathleen Gates **
2 Ruthe Markworth Danny Ray Walker Laurel Melito **
Addison Kitchens ** 10 Phil Christmas Abigail Bocchino
3 Cathy Barbour John Tullous 22 Lala Hollamon **
Bryanna Mallo ** Courtney Meyer ** Tom Brondy
Bailey Riesz ** 11 Allison Linkner Danae Wangenstein
Charles Riesz ** 12 H. Lee Whiteside 23 Dianne Vickery
Becky Mahler Brian Gallagher 24 Sarah Simon **
Megan Cook ** Sarah Davis ** 26 Earl Lindner
Megan Connaughton 13 William Davis David Miller
4 Ashe Stemke ** Oazie Hill Megan Rose
Walter Schultz Emily Lariviere Ariel Robertson **
5 Nancy Mees 14 Marie Douglas 27 Erika Braje
Milton Moser 15 Margaret Knoerzer ** 28 Jason Renzaglia
Gregory Adams Kelby Bauer ** Bill Glisson
6 Lori Fischl Marguerite Piper James Robery **
7 Janelle James 16 Alexandra Fulton 29 Renate Gray
Bryce Mallo ** 17 Inge Shelton Ron Meyer
Janice Siko Grace Torkelson Nancy Wells
Meredith Deily ** Laura Matthess Carson Plumley **
Jaydon Woollard ** 18 Joseph Kalous Micki Matthess
8 Trace Lerch Arielle Walker ** 30 Charlotte Harris
Elizabeth Hughes ** James Ammons 31 Hadyn Bauer **
Helen Haus 19 Shannon Humphrey ** Natalie Pressley **
Sarah Schneider Marvin Schedler Laura Gallagher
Patty Macino 20 Nikki Howard
3 Tim and Tracy Plumley 14 Bob and Yvonne Jones 23 JP and Nancy Miller
Elaine and Robert Willow 17 Jim and Margaret Ballantine Chuck and Susie Wakild
Leslie and Anna LeRoux 18 Happy and Kristi Wade 24 Michael and Deborah Pressley
Robert and Christine Gatewood Sam and Joyce Fulp 25 Robert and Cheryl Trapp
4 Andrew and Barbara Smith 20 Joseph and Kristen Kalous Glenn and Carolann Meyer
6 Christi and Scott Monroe Allan and Josey Warrington 26 Leo and Linda Andron
8 Robert and Carolyn Hooker 21 Curt and Kelly Stansbury
11 Anthony and Delores Irenze Tim and Lori Townsend
12 Earl and Pat Lindner Mark and Cindy Prehar
Perry and Diane Guy 22 Jamie and Cynthia Price
GET THE CALENDAR OUT. MARK AND PARTICIPATE IN THESE EVENTS
Agape Day Camp! 9am-3pm August 4th -8th
Camp is for rising 1st-5th grades
The cost has been reduced to $75 per person for the week. We want to
continue offering this camp so please spread the word to friends and family to join you
for a fun week. You only need to bring a bag lunch each day and everything else is provided. Registration
sheets and information is on the youth board. Any questions please call Nancy Magruder at 791-4582
Middle School Mission Project…. August 12th-16th
LAST CHANCE to sign up! Cost is $80 per person and is open to all rising 6th grade youth
through this year 8th grade youth. Sign up is on the youth board, cost includes trip at end of
week and t-shirt. Parents are asked to help provide breakfast and lunch items and dinner for
Tuesday- Friday nights. Call Nancy Magruder to donate items 791-6057.
Mark your calendar! Sunday Youth afternoon schedule- 6-7:30pm
6-12th graders share a meal then participate in separate youth
NEW 1st Sunday of each month at 4pm “Girl’s Book and Discussion Group” for 7th-10th graders
This 2nd & 3rd Sunday each month at 4pm “Puppet Ministry Group” for 7th-12th graders
Year!!! 4th Sunday each month at 4pm “Boy’s Food For Thought Group” 7th -10th graders
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION!!!!
National Youth Gathering… July 18-27, 2009
BUT THE “DEADLINE” FOR DEPOSIT AND REGISTRATION IS THIS YEAR.
Registration of a non-refundable deposit must be placed by Sept. 14 . Registration fills up
fast and we must act as early as possible to hold our spots. There will be fundraisers during the year
that will cover hotel and transportation. Sign up is on youth board. The youth gathering is open to rising
9th-12th graders for 2008-2009.
YOUTH GROUP MEAL SIGN UP Fellowship is always better when it begins with a meal, so
please take a look at the sign up list on the youth board to donate a meal. You don’t have to have youth
in the program to provide a meal!
O.W.L.’s luncheon returns on September 25th at 11:30 a.m. in the gym. Be sure to mark your calendar. It will
be a catered meal, menu to be published in the September Encounter. We will have Sena Preziosi, a Health
Service Coordinator present a program on stroke prevention.
Great Smokey Mountain Train Excursion! Nov. 4th -6th
Open to all adults, members and non-members so you can bring friends. We will be staying 2 nights at a
hotel near Cherokee, NC, so in addition to the 4 hour train ride through the mountains you will have an
opportunity to visit the Cherokee area. On the last day we will travel to West Jefferson to see the frescos at
a local church, have lunch and return home. I am working on cost, so be watching the OWLs bulletin
board for further details and to sign up. If you have questions, call Nancy Magruder at 791-4582 ext. 212
REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Hey, what a great turnout for the fundraiser on July
27th for Frank Howard. We raised over $2,400
Jane Brunt Mary Serkiz which qualified us for the $800 in matching funds
Frank Fauser Frank Howard from Thrivent. Your generosity and hard work was a
Diane Vickery Kristin Scott, blessing for this family.
Pru Hovis Bruni Kline
John Geiger Harold Shelton, Jr
Betty Lauver Michael Vickery A BIG THANK YOU is certainly in order to the
Iris Whiteside Brenda Seitter many, many, many members who helped make this a
Charles Ramseur Brenda Tyler
Randy Myers Marie Brown success. To Needham and Sylvia Hall for overseeing
Earl Lindner Bobby Seitter the cooking of all the pigs and getting the side dishes
Clement Doniere James Ammons for the bar-b-q meal. To those that provided help for
Dylan Zuege Marilyn Wilson
Betty Lentz Esther Bloedorn Needham during the long hours of cooking and
Norma Malmberg chopping the pigs and those that assisted Sylvia in
FRIENDS/FAMILY OF MEMBERS: her preparations. Oh, yes a thank you to those that
provided the desserts that were sold for $1.00 each.
Bessie King, Chuck Stansbury, To the many many helpers in the kitchen who served
Carroll Strong Edward Capalbo
Daniel Detloff Evelyn Lauer the meals, the setup and take down crews, the many
Ashley Holgerson Maury Hanes involved in the clean up process after the meal and
Norma Horn Dorothy Heberling those that collected the money for the meals. A
Nancy French Carolyn Purcell
Herb Fox Pat Dearie thank you also goes to the members who provided
Dick Bramley Dean Carlisle financial assistance for the purchase of the pigs.
Karen Brix Rick Robey Thanks as well to Mark Whitmarsh and Pastor Sam
Bertha Rankin Elsie Heinlein
Kelsea Webster Clyde Farmer who helped the men’s group organized this function.
Leon Wade, Sr. Fran Heidorn
Lois Whitmeyer Gary Faircloth Everyone involved has surely been the hands and
Sarah Mairs Linda Parker
Katherine Gatewood Military Families feet of God helping this family in their time of need.
Beverly Chamberlain Peggy Clemmons
Jerry Murrell Jacob Chamness QW ooooooo
Jeraldine Dominiack Chea Prater
THANK YOU to Nancy Magruder for organizing
The prayer needs for our members and friends are the summer outing for the Owl’s group. Twelve
health related. They need prayers of healing, peace and
comfort. Lift them up to the Lord daily in your prayer members of the group went to Raleigh on July 24th
time. to the Museum of Science and Museum of History.
She is quiet a driver of that 15 passenger van. We
REMEMBER OUR HOMEBOUND MEMBERS: saw the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit, had a nice lunch
Diane Koen, Emma Brunjes, Barbara Cook, Helen together and toured the two museums. We all
Hauns, Betty Lauver, Ruby, Hubbard, and Jane
McDougald. learned a lot on this trip and we were back home safe
and sound by 6:00 pm. Again, Nancy thanks for
planning it and taking us on the nice day trip. You
To our church family, are a blessing to this church.
As we express our thanks to you, we Love in Christ,
want to say as well, your kindness The Owl’s Travelers
means much more to us than words
alone can tell. Thank you for your care of our
NEW ADDRESS DIRECTORY IS
family in the death of my sister, Ruth Hemby. The
AVAILABLE IN THE COMMONS AREA.
meal provided by the women’s circle was
wonderful and enjoyed by our large family.
Love to all,
Lois Padgett NEW PICTORIAL DIRECTORY IN PROCESS
Ed McDonough Sign up for your photo to be in the new one.
See page one of this Encounter for details.
Those Serving in August 2008 ALTAR FLOWERS
3 S. Whitmeyer; McArver 10 Hooker; Lindner
COMMUNION ASSISTANTS 17 Wakild; S. Matthess
3 8:30 Sandra Humphrey, Nancy Magruder, 24 Schorschinsky; Stansbury
Bill/Bethel Paris 31 Hieronymus; B. Moore
11:00 Zan Bramley, Melissa Hollamon,
Melinda Knoerzer, Ellen James NURSERY
10 8:30 Frank/Marti Felter, David Miller, 8:30 11:00
Sandy O’Donnell 3 Kristen Antonelli NEEDED*
11:00 Helen Stansbury, Carol Comeskey, 10 Cindy Prehar NEEDED *
Richard Chinn, Sherri Hiler 17 Keri Rutland Rebecca Lee
17 8:30 Bob/Cheryl/David Trapp, Thelma Walter 24 Bethel Paris NEEDED *
11:00 Jerry Bramley, Lynette Farmer, Nancy Miller, 31 Alison Oring Rebecca Lee
* Signup sheet is on the door of the nursery.
24 8:30 Bill Fox, Jan Christine, Mike/Carol Roberts
11:00 Carol Chinn, Bill Davis, Kris Hall, ACOLYTES NEEDED FOR THE MONTH
Kelly Stansbury Sign the sheet on the bulletin board across from
31 8:30 Terri Dearie, Linda Renzaglia, Nancy Wells, the church office.
11:00 Sherry Bendahmane, Jodi Davis, Linda Riesz ALTAR GUILD Saturday: Carrie McDonough
Ana Marie Jackson 3 Arlene Robie, Jan Christine
10 Amy Tucker-Morgan, Kathie Tucker,
USHERS **** Kathren Miller
Saturday Service: Pete Koder 17 Thelma Walter, Linda Renzaglia, Karin Cook,
Sunday Service: Barbara Moore
3 8:30 Robert and David Trapp 24 Carol Chinn, Lynette Farmer, Laura Zumwalt,
11:00 Jeff Hollamon, Walter Brehm, Needed Carol Comeskey
10 8:30 John and Ivonne Tullous 31 Jodi Davis, Kristi Wade, Sonja Stroehl
11:00 Happy/Jake Wade, Stan Brunt
17 8:30 Vivian Alexander, Aleda Marggraff BUILDING Sat: Pete Koder
11:00 John Pollard, Tony Irenze, Needed SUNDAY: OPEN: Trevor Hornick
24 8:30 Randy Magruder, Joel Melito CLOSE: Fred Getsinger
11:00 Happy Wade, Saville Riesz, Fred Getsinger
31 8:30 Randy and Bryce Mallo June 29, 2008 – July 27, 2008
11:00 Peter Gimbal, Keith Geiger, Needed
***As you can see ushers are needed for the 11:00 am MEMORY OF LEON F. SMITH
worship service. Please contact Happy Wade at 392- Choir Tom and Hanne Flythe
9134 or Minnie Larson at 350-2626 to serve on this HONOR OF ETHAN MICHAEL RHOADES
schedule. Three are needed each Sunday for the Undesignated Mike and Eline Rhoades
11:00 am service.
MEMORY OF BOB AND MARY LOU BYRNE
GREETERS 38TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
6:00 Ed and Carrie McDonough Property Pete and Grace Koder
8:30 Robert/Carolyn Hooker; Bill/Kay Rose MEMORY OF SIDNEY SMITH
11:00 Lawrence Hughes Family; Mary Phillips-Saieed Landscape Fund Phyllis Smith
LECTORS Saturday Services: (2) Cindy Cornett; HONOR OF BOB BYRNE ON IS 75th
(9) Joanne Johnson; (16) Karen Haag; Discretionary Fund Martha VanDerLinden
(23) Brigitte Walters; (30) Phil Bloedorn (Mary Lou’s sister)
8:30 11:00 TREASURER’S REPORT June 2008
3 Inga Shelton John Antonelli Income for the 5-week month of June totaled $51,654.
10 Butch Ruefle Carol Comeskey Expenditures for June totaled $51,331 resulting in a
17 Kathy Bink Lynette Farmer positive $323.00. Income for the period January
24 Amy Tucker-Morgan Susan Wakild through June totaled $298,373. Expenditures for the
31 Kay Rose Carol Chinn same period totaled $299,474 resulting in a negative
Charles D. Malmberg, Treasurer 7
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
A Stephen Ministry Congregation
The Rev. Dr. Samuel D. Zumwalt, Pastor US POSTAGE
612 S. College Road AUGUST 2008
Wilmington, NC. 28403-3202
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WHAT: New Disciple
Planning ahead for some dates in September
WHEN: August 16 September 3rd @ 7:00 Student and Parent
TIME: 9-12 Confirmation Orientation
PLACE: Rm. 104 September 3rd @ 6:00 Crossways Bible Study begins
McCombs Hall September 4th @ 10:00 Crossways Bible Study, day
At our New Disciple Retreat, (August 16th) those that are September 6 @ 10:00 Altar Guild Meeting
new to Christianity or new to the Lutheran church learn September 7th @ 9:45 SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS
about Holy Baptism, Holy Communion, and about the September 7th @ 6:00 YOUTH GROUPS BEGIN
historic liturgy (worship pattern) of the Church. September 13th @ 9:00, Orientation to St. Matthews
September 14th DEADLINE FOR
COME be a part of this class and join the membership of
REGISTRATION for the National
St. Matthew’s Church on September 13th/14th after
Youth Gathering that will take place
attending the second class, Orientation to St. Matthews
in 2009. Contact Nancy Magruder
on the 13th of September, from 9-12. This class is for
at 791-4582, ext. 212 for details
Lutherans that are transferring to St. Matthew’s to learn
September 14th after church- Meal for the Luther Student
specifically about how our congregation operates and
Movement Group (LSM). This is for our
how each disciple can find her or his place in our life
together as disciples of the Lord Jesus.
September 18, 19, 20 PHOTO SESSIONS
Any questions contact the church office at 791-4582, ext September 21st is ST. MATTHEW’S SUNDAY
202. If you would like to attend RSVP to the church Pastor mark Fitzsimmons will be our
office by August 12th. guest pastor for the weekend.
September 25th @ 11:30 OWL’S Luncheon
September - Women’s Circle resume meeting.
The schedules are published in the new
2008-2009 WELCA book.