News for the Week of March 27th
Preparing for Sunday:
- Ezekiel 37:1-14
The dry bones of Israel brought to life
- Psalm 130
I wait for you, O Lord; in your word is my hope. (Ps. 130:5)
- Romans 8:6-11
Life in the Spirit
- John 11:1-45
Baptismal image: the raising of Lazarus
This Week at SMT
A member of our congregation and local artist, Sarah Reever-Pickerel, created a coloring sheet for children here in Hoboken! Her idea is for children to color and post their sheets in windows across Hoboken. These sheets demonstrate to them and the entire community that we’ll get through this time together. Thank you Sarah, for uplifting our community with art and sending a message of hope to Hoboken.
Sunday Service Online at 10:30 am
We will be holding Worship online at 10:30 am this Sunday, March 29. An email with information about how to join in will go out on Saturday evening. There will be no in person service this Sunday.
Lenten Bible Study Online
There will be a Bible Study online held on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. We are reading and discussing the passion narratives. An email with information about how to join bible study will go out each Tuesday. All are welcome to join.
Note from Treasurer
Now more than ever we need your contributions! Please continue to send in your donations during this time. Donations can be made online by going to the St. Matthew Trinity website and pressing the donate button. Checks can be mailed to the office and checks can also be dropped through the office door mail slot. Melissa and Carol are counting, keeping CCB and Quick Books up to date, and making bank deposits. We will keep paying salaries, utilities, property, insurance, and so on. For the bigger picture we want to keep our pledge to the synod going as well to help with the ongoing crisis in our state and nation, https://www.njsynod.org/virtual-church-resources. Thank you so much and stay safe and well!
Friday Night Hangouts
SMT will be holding a weekly hangout on Zoom on Fridays at 7:00 pm! Come join us for good conversation and company each week. We are stronger together.
Stewardship: Time, Talent, & Treasure
This past week has shown that this church community has used their time and talents to reach out with our virtual worship service, virtual Church Council meeting, and small group virtual meetings! We have used social media and technology to spread our message of love and hope. We are so blessed to be a part of this caring community. Our church does need your donations as much as ever. You may donate online @ www.stmatthewtrinity.org You may mail your donation into the office @ 57 8th Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. We need everyone to come together and support each other. We need to be here for everyone when we come out of this pandemic.
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” …2 Corinthians 9:7
Spread the Word on the St. Matthew Trinity Center
Brick by Brick! Step by Step! Day by Day! Keep this project in your prayers and help in whatever way you can. You may go online, www.stmatthewtrinity.org, to make a donation. It’s not too late! Spread the word. Tell your family and friends. This will be a very special and welcoming place to gather once we are able to be in groups once again. “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12
Greetings from Lunchtime Ministry
Greetings from Lunchtime Ministry! We are continuing our to-go food and coffee at LTM and it has been going well. We have also received many generous donations, including 80 dozen hard-boiled eggs from All Saints Episcopal Day School (pictured). If you would like to donate, you can order items via our Amazon wish list (https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/32YGAW4XW37K4/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1), but most importantly, stay home and be safe. Thanks so much for your support during this difficult time.
Want to place an announcement in the Newsletter? Email Ellen in the office at Office@Stmatthewtrinity.org by Thursday at 10 AM each week to make sure it gets included!