Weekly News

19th Sunday after Trinity – October 22, 2017

Dear Church Family & Friends,

This Sunday, October 22nd , will be a Finger-food Fellowship following the 11 a.m. service. All are invited. Our next potluck will be October 29th.

Please mark your calendars: our annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols is scheduled for Saturday December 2 at 6 p.m. Invite a friend or neighbor to this musical proclamation of God’s saving love.

The 19th Sunday after Trinity – October 22, 2017:

9:00 a.m.: spoken Holy Communion service.

9:45-10:30 a.m.: Christian education for all ages; Choir practice.

11:00 a.m.: Holy Communion. The Psalm is 99, and the First Lesson is Romans 3:19-26. Fr. Greg will be preaching on“The Distribution, & Prayer of Thanksgiving” in the BCP Holy Communion service series.

Hymns:Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us567;Come Down, O Love Divine376;Come with Us, O Blessed Jesus211;Rejoice, Rejoice Believers4.

The Reader is Kay St. Clair. The Chalice Bearer is Keith Whisenant. The Acolytes are from among Caleb Allen, Thomas Kopp, Spencer Roane, and Brookelyn Weaver. The Ushers are Jim Gill and Emmett Rigsbee.

The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God by the St. Matthew’s Church Family.

There are activity packets for younger children available for use during the service hanging on the coat hooks by the organ.

Wednesday, October 25: 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Bible devotional at the church (St. Luke the Evangelist).

Thursday, October 26: 5:30 p.m. Montreat Evening Prayer & Bible devotional.

ABCCM North needs: rice, sugar, pasta sauce, spaghetti sauce, self-rising flour, grits, mac and cheese, and crackers. A basket for these and other donations for the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry is located near the church main entrance.

The Altar Flower Chart is posted on the bulletin board. Please sign up for a special date on the chart and take one of the envelopes to make your contribution. The cost of the flowers is $25.00. Be sure to specify if your donation is given in memory or honor of a loved-one so that proper acknowledgment can be made.

The Vestry encourages us all to wear our name tags as a help for visitors, and a way for our newest members to get to know one another by name.

Can’t make it to church on Sunday? Whereas there is no substitute for the real thing, don’t forget that there are sermons and devotionals on the church website (stmatthewsweaverville.org) posted each week for your edification.

Thank you all for your continued ministry of prayer for those on the St. Matthew’s Prayer List, each other, all those traveling, the victims of the recent natural disasters, and the other needs of the world around us. Special prayers are asked for Tricia (chemo), Cheryl (surgery recovery), and Alma.

Fr. Greg