This Week:..

Saturday, Jan. 19: SW MN South Africa Partnership meeting at Synod office 9:30A.

Sunday, Jan. 20: Worship services at Our Savior’s with Annual Meeting & St. Matthew 8:45A and Trinity & Sundown 10:45A.

Monday, Jan. 21: Valley View Manor Worship 10:00A.

Tuesday, Jan. 22: Text study at Shalom.

Wednesday, Jan. 23: Confirmation/Christian Education/Adult Bible Study at St. Matthew 6:00P with Worship 7:15P.

Sunday, Jan. 27: Worship services at Our Savior’s & St. Matthew (Annual Meeting) 8:45A and Trinity & Sundown 10:45A.

(Check Calendar for Worship Times, Bible Study & Communion)

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New Members: Anyone interested in becoming a new member, please contact Pr. Nita at 507-360-7582 or call the church office at 342-532

Thrivent Choice Dollars:  You have until March 1, 2019 to let Thrivent know where you want to send your Choice Dollars.  Please contact them at 1-800-847-4836.

 

 LET'S fill the laundry basket to overflowing with hand towels (prefer dark colors) and bars of soap (gentle soap like Ivory) for our child care kits that we will be working on this spring and summer. The basket is on the table in the fellowship hall and will be there for the next couple of Sundays.  Thanks.

New Year, New envelopes - This year we will be having envelopes in the pew for you to fill out.  St. Matthew has had a history of purchased individual envelopes, they are expensive when we end up throwing 3/4 of them away.  So all of the churches will find envelopes in the pews.  These envelopes are for you to use as you choose.  There is a place for you to write your name on the outside, and you can designate where you want the funds to go there also.  We are trying it this year to save some money.  Remember that in order to qualify as an active member of the congregation we need $1 of record and one communion record.  Thank you all for helping us to keep good records!

SW MN Synod Senior High Youth Gathering will be on April 5 & 6 at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria.  The theme this year is “Walk Humbly”.  Please let Pr. Nita or Pr. Vicki know if you are interested in participating.

Deb Hadley is coming to St. Michael’s in Milroy on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7:00P.  Everyone is invited to hear Deb’s amazing faith journey.  Deb has endured many hardships in her life but strives to find purpose and meaning through her suffering.  Deb is from Alexandria, MN and is the founder of the KT Humble Hearts Foundation, a foundation she started in memory of her children Kaylie and Tyler.