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to visit our Stewardship page where you can:
Read some of the stewardship
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Sunday on Stewardship.
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Stewardship Adult Forum
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Thanksgiving Day Service and Dinner
Thanksgiving Day, November 28th,
12:00 Noon - Holy Eucharist
followed by hors d’oeuvres and dinner.
Reservations for dinner are required and due
by Thursday, November 21st!
Click here to make dinner reservations
Kentucky Refugee Ministries Winter Coat Drive
Ministries is conducting a Winter Coat Drive for
newly arrived refugees. There will be a
collection bin in the Narthex for new or gently
used coats, blankets, hats, gloves and scarves.
Thank you for whatever you may contribute.
next Sunday, November 17th:
Theologian and Bellarmine University professor,
Greg Hillis, PhD,
will talk about Pope Francis
Assistant Professor of Theology at Bellarmine
University and a Roman Catholic, will discuss
the impact of Pope Francis on the Roman Catholic
church, as well as the potential implications of
Pope Francis for Roman Catholic-Episcopalian
relations. Come prepared with questions
you would like answered about Pope Francis.
Christmas on the River
hard candy, chewing gum, unscented lip balm,
unscented hand lotion, microwave popcorn,
personal size facial tissue, playing cards and
Sudoku or word search activity books are being
collected for the Seamen’s Christmas on the
River. These items will be included
with the hand knitted and crocheted scarves and
are due by Sunday, November 17th.
Hearts for Kenya Open House, Sunday,
2013 has been
a productive year for Hearts for Kenya! Our
new medical clinic is moving forward, the
farm coop continues to grow, our school
alliance is strong and our board of
directors has been busy working on a new
Please stop by an open house on Sunday,
November 17th, 2:30 – 4:30 pm at
the home of Janet Hodes, 201
Loganberry Court, Louisville 40207.
You'll get the chance to meet other
friends of Hearts for Kenya, have
some tasty refreshments and get an
update on our work in Oyugis, Kenya.
need to RSVP, just drop by! Please
note: parking is available on ONLY
one side of the street. There is a
clubhouse just three blocks away for
those who enjoy a nice little walk.
For directions, please contact Janet
at 899-7820 or JWHodes@aol.com.
Men's Breakfast Group
men are invited to join us the third
Tuesday of every month for breakfast at
our NEW location: Wild Eggs on Dutchmans
Lane located across the street and down a block
from Denny's. We will meet next
Tuesday, November 19th at 8:30 a.m.
Please join us!
Dave Harrity's new book "Making
Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand."
Books & Culture recently
reviewed parishioner Dave Harrity's book "Making
Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom
at Hand." A
new edition of the book was released this month,
as was a digital edition. You can purchase a
copy from Dave,
the publisher's website
(click link), or borrow the book from the St.
2013 Thanksgiving Ingathering
"Not what we say about our blessings, but
how we use them, is the true measure of our
Thanksgiving" W.T. Purkiser
Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here!
Many of us will celebrate with our families or
in at St. Matthew's with our church family. November
24th is St. Matthew's annual Thanksgiving
Ingathering. This is an opportunity for us to
share the many gifts God has given us with less
fortunate people in our community. This year a
portion of our contributions will go to our own
food Pantry here at St. Matthew's. See Sunday's
bulletin for more information.
During the 186th
Convention of the Diocese of Kentucky, the
following Members of St. Matthew's were elected
to the following positions:
Bob Nesmith -
Trustees and Council
Bill Bond -
David Brooks -
Treasurer of the Diocese
Lynn Miller - Lay
Deputy to General Convention
Margaret Krantz -
1st Alternate Deputy to General Convention.
Debbie Rodahaffer -
Appointment to the Commission on Ministries
Red Cross Blood Drive
make a living by what we get. We make a life by
what we give.”
parishioners and people from our community
donated 30 units of blood to the Red Cross
during our November 8th blood drive.
kept their scheduled appointments and additional
donors showed up to fill in the extra time
slots. For those people who came and were unable
to donate, thank you for coming. We hope
you will be able to donate in the future.
A special thanks
to Ellie Britt for co chairing the drive
with me and for all the calling she and Peggy
Enriquez did to schedule appointments. I
also want to thank the many wonderful
parishioners who volunteered the day of the
The Red Cross
extends its thanks and appreciation to St.
Matthew’s for hosting another successful blood
Open IS Our Table?
Thursday evenings, 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a three-week
December 5th, 12th and 19th, 2013
Christians are welcome to receive Communion” has
been the standard invitation to the Eucharist in
the Episcopal Church until recently. Many
Episcopal congregations, including St.
Matthew's, have begun issuing an invitation to
“all people,” including people who have not been
baptized and may even be adherents of another
faith. What happened?
Why do some
believe that the Eucharist should be available
to anyone who chooses to receive while others
reserve it for baptized Christians? What should
be the practice in the Episcopal Church?
In a church that claims to offer an “open
table,” what might that really look like?
What do the words “open,” “table” and “our” mean
to 21st century seekers and followers
Join us as the
Rt. Rev. Terry White, the Rev. Anne Vouga
and the Rev. Tom Momberg take turns
sharing their theological understandings of
important dimensions of our Christian faith,
such as Baptism, Eucharist, hospitality and
community. There will be time for
reflection, questions and responses. Come
and bring a friend!
Care Teams: Progress!
In recent weeks
there has been steady progress made toward the
formation of St. Matthew’s new parish Care
Mickey Peck agreed to function as
Coordinators for the Care Teams. Rev. Tom
Momberg, Sarah and Mickey will meet with
potential Care Team Leaders to explain their job
description and begin to form the new Care
Teams, with the goal of launching the Care Teams
in early December.
It’s not too late
to join a Care Team!
If you are
interested, please contact Sarah,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Mickey,
email@example.com; for more informatio
Pet Food Pantry
Thank you for your
contributions to the Church of the Advent
Pet Food Pantry this month! There is an
on-going need for the 4-legged friends of
people in need in our community. Please
continue to donate directly to the Church of
the Advent Pet Food Pantry, 901 Baxter
Creation Relations Battery Box
Thank you to
everyone who has brought used batteries and
light bulbs to our Creation Relations box in
the narthex coat closet! We have made our
environment a little better by keeping these
items out of landfills. Our team will
continue to take these recyclables to
Batteries Plus at the Shelbyville Road
Plaza. Questions? Contact Rhody Streeter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Gaylee Gillim (ggillim@gillimlaw
St. MAMs (St.
Matthews Area Ministries) “Pulling Together”
Auction / Banquet – “Life is like MONOPOLY, take
a CHANCE and join us for a fun filled evening”,
is Thursday, November 14, 5:30-9 p.m. at St.
Matthews Baptist Church, 3515 Grandview Avenue.
Cost $30 per ticket or $216 for a table of 8.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting Lynn
Miller (email@example.com), Nathan
Adam (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call St. MAM
(893-0205). Donations of Auction items –
Bronze, Silver & Gold Sponsorships and cash
contributions – are deeply appreciated. Please
email Dan Lane (email@example.com)
or call with any other questions concerning the
Auction / Banquet.
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