News for the Week of March 13th
Preparing for Sunday:
- Exodus 17:1-7
Water from the rock in the wilderness
- Psalm 95
Let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation. (Ps. 95:1)
- Romans 5:1-11
Reconciled to God by Christ’s death
- John 4:5-42
Baptismal image: the woman at the well.
This Week at SMT
Lenten Discipline Leviticus 3:16 All Fat Belongs to the Lord
Each week after church in order to get a little more exercise, some of us will walk from the church to the top of Castle Point and back. Take a few minutes after church to exercise and meditate on the gift that is our bodies. And wear your tennis shoes!
The Mile Square Cathedral
Lenten Bible Study Continues
All Saints will be hosting an Interfaith Service of Remembrance on Sunday, March 15 at 4:00 pm at 701 Washington Street.
Our weekly Bible Study will continue this week on Tuesday, March 17 at 2:30 pm. There will also be an evening bible study on the Words of The Cross at Chise Koyama's house on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 pm. For more information please call Chise at (917) 689-3398 or Pastor Gary at (73) 449-2577.
Stewardship: Time, Talent, & Treasure
Time = show up! Talent = share what you’re good at and enjoy! Treasure = generously sharing what you have been blessed with first! As Pastor said in his letter, “The pledge card is not a contract or an ironclad commitment. It is a prayerful hope of our intentions. Pledging allows us to take stock of our resources and prioritize what is important to us. It is never too late to pledge.” Please add your commitment to SMT as we strengthen our footprint in Hoboken.
“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
Youth Nights at St John's Lutheran Church
St John's is hosting a youth night from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Wednesdays for kids between the ages of 12 and 18 at their church at 155 North St in Jersey City Heights. Activities will include basketball, board games, arts and crafts, and more! For more information, please contact Dan Stoll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Hospitality ~ Enjoy our abundance!
Every Sunday after service we enjoy coffee or juice as well as both healthy and sweet snacks. We have a small group of members who supply these snacks, and we welcome more people to join us. Please contact Leslie Neve on any Sunday or email her at email@example.com
We Need Your Help to Keep The Prayer List Current
Please email me at Office@stmatthewtrinity.org to add and remove names from the prayer list. We will remove names after one month unless otherwise notified.
Spread the Word on the St. Matthew Trinity Center
Brick by Brick! Step by Step! Day by Day! Once again last week there were more bricks donated to this fabulous project. There are flyers available or you may go online, www.stmatthewtrinity.org, to make a donation. It’s not too late! Spread the word. Tell your family and friends. Share with local businesses that may want to support a newly renovated space on Washington Street that will improve the neighborhood that we share. “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you.” Matthew 7:12
Greetings from Lunchtime Ministry
Greetings from Lunchtime Ministry! This week, one of our most popular dishes was an egg salad prepared by our friends at Trinity Episcopal Church (Cliffside Park) and served by volunteers from Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy.
Many folks have been asking about what LTM is doing in light of the coronavirus pandemic. We will continue feeding those that need it while still being mindful of everyone's safety. We appreciate the commitment and support of our volunteers and SMT's congregation. Stay safe everyone!
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