The Grocery Cart- Back to school expenses can be a burden for some parents. St. Matthews Area Ministries is hosting a “Back-To-School” supplies drive to assist children in need of such items. Items needed are: Pens, Pencils, Erasers, Rulers, Markers, Crayons, Yellow Highlighters, Colored Pencils, Red Pens, Composition Notebooks, Steno Pads, 2 inch Binders, Backpacks, Lunch Boxes, Spiral Notebooks, Solid Color Pocket Folders, Loose Leaf Paper (College & Wide Rule), Glue Sticks, Fiskars Blunt Tip Scissors, Small Pencil Sharpeners, and Soft & Hard Pencil Cases. School Supplies needs to be placed in the grocery cart no later than Sunday, July 29. Supplies will be distributed at St. MAM on August 8. For questions/concerns, contact Wilma Bennett.
Reception for our Mission Co-Worker – On August 19 Rev. Michael Parker will be visiting. He teaches church history at the Evangelical (Protestant) Seminary in Cairo, Egypt. After the service there will be a reception in the gym and he will give a brief talk entitled “Christianity in Egypt, Past and Present.” All receptions will be in Emory Hall at 11:00 AM after worship. If you need child care during this event, please contact Julie Rousseau. Thank you to the 35 Harvey Browners that showed their hospitality and support by being present at the July 1 reception for Tyler Holm.
Food Truck Friday – Join us on July 20 for Food Truck Friday! We will be having the following food trucks: Crave, Sweet and Savory, Lexie Lu’s, and The Cookie Cabin. There will be plenty of activities for kids and admission is free, however, seating is limited so please bring some outdoor chairs. Jonathan Sutphin’s band The Anchorites will be playing during the event. Craft and domestic beers will be for sale for $3.50 and $4.50. Cash only for beer sales. Be sure to save the dates for the entire season of Food Truck Friday’s: August 17, September 21, and October 19 (or the third Friday of each month.) If you know of any food trucks that are interested in being scheduled for future events this season, please have them contact Kathy Williams. Hope to see you there!
PW Horizons Bible Study – Rev. Janice Catron will be hosting a bible study on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Registration and coffee begins at 9:30 AM. This day will be especially beneficial to Presbyterian Women that wish to prepare for Circle Bible Study leadership. This is also a wonderful opportunity for all who enjoy a good bible study with a dynamic leader! The registration fee is $25.00 and includes lunch. Make checks payable to PW Mid-Kentucky Presbytery and give them to JoAnna Overstreet. For questions, contact Amy Parker at 502-897-0129 or email@example.com.
Mission Behind Bars and Beyond – Bill Williamson will be preaching at the Diersen House women’s jail facility on Tuesday, July 31 at 7:00 PM. Others are invited to attend and participate in the service. We are asked to bring snacks, drinks, and paper products (cups, plates, napkins) to enjoy after the service. If you would like to attend, please contact Bill or Joanne Heumann.
Church wide Gathering – 2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women (CWG) will be held August 2-5 in Louisville at the Galt House. The CWG is an amazing event! It is an opportunity to hear inspiring speakers, learn more about ways to live out our faith, connect with long-time friends, make new friends and celebrate. 2018 celebrates Presbyterian Women’s 30th anniversary as a reunited ministry. The theme is based on Isaiah 60:1, “Arise, shine, your light has come!” For more information on the gathering visit www.presbyterianwomen.org/gathering To volunteer you can talk or email Beth Snyder, 812-569-4857, firstname.lastname@example.org or Bevin Snyder, 812-525-1186, email@example.com
St. Matthews Methodist Needs Volunteers – Volunteers are needed for the St. Matthews Methodist Church eighth annual Touched Twice Clinic. This year the focus will be on children with a “back-to-school” theme providing them with school supplies as well as many health services. The date is set for Saturday, August 4 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Volunteers report at 8:30 AM for registration confirmation in Gordon Hall. To register you can email Ron Crompton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Martha Royse at email@example.com. You can also visit the church website at www.stmatthewsmethodist.com or simply show up on August 4 at 8:30 AM to register in person.
Mike Parker to Speak – On August 19, Harvey Browne will be hosting Mike Parker who teaches church history at the Evangelical (Protestant) Seminary in Cairo, Egypt. After the service there will be a reception in the gym and he will give a brief talk entitled “Christianity in Egypt, Past and Present.” I think you will find him to be a very informative speaker.
Presbyterian Women – PW Retreat, Saturday August 25, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Anchorage Presbyterian Church. Theme: “Everything Sacred” presented by Christian Educator, Rebecca Bosarge from Cincinnati. She will help us explore practices that help us pay attention to God’s presence and that help us live wisely as part of God’s creation. Contact Mary Alice Grover to make reservations. Price is $20.00 which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Directions, maps and carpooling will be available. Contact Lynn Cole 491-5337 or Mary Lou Krieg 895-0489 for more information.
2018 Fall Yard Sale – The 2018 Fall ‘Hunger Justice’ yard sale will be held on September 8 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Emory Hall. Starting August 31 you may leave yard sale items in room 209.
Summer Choir – You are cordially invited to come and sing with the Summer Choir for the next few months as we provide worship leadership through music for the 10:00 AM summer service. Summer Choir rehearses at 9:15 AM in the Sanctuary each Sunday. There are no robes (casual and comfortable dress) and after we sing you are welcome to go and sit with your family/friends in the congregation.
The Hunger, Justice and Earth Care Committee has two letters to be sent to Congress – The first relates to the cutbacks in environmental regulations that were initiated during the preceding administration. The second concerns the military munitions being sold to Saudi Arabia, along with the provision of logistics and intelligence, to be used in the civil war in Yemen. Much of this is being used to bomb Houthi rebels, and it is also destroying schools, hospitals, and the homes of Yemini citizens. Food and medical supplies are being blocked. Needless to say, a great deal of anti-American sentiment is being promoted by all of this. (Details can be seen on the PBS Newshour website. The letters will be available in the foyer today as well as in the gym afterwards. Thank you for considering lending your voice to these two important issues.
July 8 – Bill Williamson
July 15 – Paul Huh
July 22 – Bill Williamson
July 29 – Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty – Bellarmine University
August 5 – Youth
August 12 – Tim Cargal
August 19 – Bill Williamson
August 26 – Bill Williamson