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St. Matthew`s U.C.C.
A Reservoir of Fait h in the Springs
St. Matthew’s U.C.C.
Volume 12 Issue 12
www.stmucc.org
DECEMBER 2007
CHRISTMAS EVE
Candlelight Service & Holy Communion
Monday, December 24, 7 p.m.
Please worship with us as
we celebrate Christ’s birth
through the singing of carols, reading of scripture,
choral and handbell music,
and Holy Communion.
MITTEN GIFT TREE
FOR THE SEA COAST MISSION IN
MAINE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
This year we will collect gloves and mittens
which will be sent to the Sea Coast Mission in
Bar Harbor, Maine. The gloves and mittens
will be collected on December 9 so they can
be mailed to Maine in time for Christmas.
Thank you for your continued support for our
many outreach programs.
CHRISTMAS COOKIE SUNDAY, DEC. 30
Bring your favorite cookies to share and join us following
worship for cookies, coffee and hot chocolate!
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December Birthdays
2 Doug Bowersox
4 Jackson Wetzel
5 Randy Reed
6 Tim Garvey
9 Jason Mumper
9 Darin Wagner
13 Jason Barkley
13 Joan Hiser
15 Ann Vavrock
16 Tammy Snyder
21 Wes Metzger
21 Dennis Harmon
29 Hayley Brewbaker
29 Aaron Justh
29 Marjorie Justh
29 Holly Schwalm
31 Jill Harmon
31 Michelle Epstein
December Anniversaries
2 Chet & Joan Kamowski
13 Jay & Karen Crane
14 Charles & Melissa Leeds
19 Robert & Michelle Sweger
23 Floyd & Jennie Weary
The Christmas season
is only as meaningful
as we make it!
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WOMEN’S GUILD
TUESDAY, DEC. 11 7 P.M.
Secret Pal Night
Join us to see if you can guess who
your secret pal
was for 2007.
We will be selecting new secret
pals for 2008. If
you wish to be
part of this program contact
Esta Brewbaker.
See you at the
meeting!
Cookbooks
make Great
Christmas
gifts
Just a reminder that the Women’s Guild
still has cookbooks for sale. The books
are $9 each. If you pay by check it
should be made out to St. Matthew’s
Women’s Guild. The books are in the
back of the sanctuary. Pick up several
for Christmas.
COLLECTING FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
We are collecting magazines as well as tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. They
prefer magazines with glossy pages. Place them in the plastic containers in the
back of the sanctuary. We thank everyone who continues to support this project.
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SENIOR SESSION
MONDAY, DECEMBER 17
MEADOWBROOK GOURDS
9:30 A.M. meet at ST. MATTHEW’S
We will meet with our friends from Incarnation U.C.C. Newport and travel to Meadowbrook Gourds near
Newville. We will be given a tour of the facilities and have the opportunity to make our own bird house gourd. The cost is $10 per
person for the gourd. We must have at least 15 people signed up
to take the tour. Please sign up in the narthex and pay the $10 to
Mary Justh.
HANGING OF THE GREENS & SPECIAL GUEST
Sunday, December 2 6 p.m.
We will have our Hanging of the Greens service in the sanctuary beginning at 6 p.m.
Following the service we will meet a special
visitor in Fellowship Hall. Parents are asked
to provide a gift for their children so the
visitor can hand out the presents to all the
youth. Refreshments will also be available.
Results from our Annual Congregation Meeting
Elder Patti Reed Deacon Kelly Wetzel Deacon Jason Mumper
Property Bill Chronister, Charles Leeds. Sr.
Conference Delegates Becky Lausch, Mary Justh
The new members of Consistory will be installed on Sunday, Dec. 16.
Our December Consistory Meeting is an open meeting and any interested
members are invited to attend. Our new Consistory members will also be
in attendance. Consistory positions will be selected for 2008.
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YOUTH GROUP
CHRISTMAS PARTY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
10:30 TIL 12
All participants are asked to purchase a gift for $5.
We will give prizes for the funniest and strangest
gifts. Be sure to wrap them so no one knows what
the gift is. We will have some fun games to assist
with the gift giving and will have hotdogs, chips,
and soda for lunch. Sign up in the narthex to participate in this fun event. Bring a friend!
YOUTH DONATE $1,000 TO
THE PAVILION FUND!
We thank the youth for their donation to the pavilion fund. They
realize the importance of looking
to the future as we continue to
grow through God’s grace.
PAVILION UPDATE
Construction has begun on the pavilion. Currently the walls
have been completed for the three storage units. The roof
will be completed shortly. We are going to wait until spring
to pour the concrete floor. Be sure to check out the project!
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December
1
Galatians 5:1-15
Lamentations 5
Psalm 147
2
Galatians 5:16-26
Ezekiel 1
Psalm 148
3
Galatians 6
Ezekiel 2-3
Psalm 149
4
Ephesians 1
Ezekiel 4-5
Psalm 150
5
Ephesians 2
Ezekiel 6-7
Isaiah 40
6
Ephesians 3
Ezekiel 8-9
Isaiah 41
7
Ephesians 4:1-16
Ezekiel 10-11
Isaiah 42
8
Ephesians 4:17-32
Ezekiel 12-13
Isaiah 43
9
Ephesians 5:1-20
Ezekiel 14-15
Isaiah 44
10
Ephesians 5:21-33
Ezekiel 16
Isaiah 45
11
Ephesians 6
Ezekiel 17
Isaiah 46
12
Philippians 1:1-11
Ezekiel 18
Isaiah 47
13
Philippians 1:12-30
Ezekiel 19
Isaiah 48
14
Philippians 2:1-11
Ezekiel 20
Isaiah 49
15
Philippians 2:12-30
Ezekiel 21-22
Isaiah 50
16
Philippians 3
Ezekiel 23
Isaiah 51
17
Philippians 4
Ezekiel 24
Isaiah 52
18
Colossians 1:1-23
Ezekiel 25-26
Isaiah 53
19
Colossians 1:24-2:19
Ezekiel 27-28
Isaiah 54
20
Colossians 2:20-3:17
Ezekiel 29-30
Isaiah 55
21
Colossians 3:18-4:18
Ezekiel 31-32
Isaiah 56
22
Luke 1:1-25
Ezekiel 33
Isaiah 57
23
Luke 1:26-56
Ezekiel 34
Isaiah 58
24
Luke 1:57-80
Ezekiel 35-36
Isaiah 59
25
Luke 2:1-20
Ezekiel 37
Isaiah 60
26
Luke 2:21-52
Ezekiel 38-39
Isaiah 61
27
Luke 3:1-20
Ezekiel 40-41
Isaiah 62
28
Luke 3:21-38
Ezekiel 42-43
Isaiah 63
29
Luke 4:1-30
Ezekiel 44-45
Isaiah 64
30
Luke 4:31-44
Ezekiel 46-47
Isaiah 65
31
Luke 5:1-26
Ezekiel 48
Isaiah 66
CABARET 2007
We had another great time and good food. We also took
the show on the road and performed at Harrisburg and
Newport. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped
make the food. We raised over $600 for our mission trip
to maine in 2008.