St. Matthew Lutheran Church
A Congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
211 E. Hinman Street 
Mancelona, Michigan  49659
Church Office: 231-587-8442
Church Email: stmatthewmancelona@gmail.com
St. Matt's Chats
October 2018

Stuff the Bus
All the items collected were taken to the Resource Center in Mancelona Thank you to all who donated this year!

Bible Studies for the Fall
​Monday Afternoon - 1pm @ St. Matthew - Studying the Gospel of John
Wednesday Morning - 9:45am @ St. Matthew - Studying Genesis 1-3
Sunday Morning - 9:00am @ St. Matthew - Studying Titus

Quarterly Congregational Meeting
Sunday, October 14th after church, we will have a potluck and a quarterly congregational meeting. Please plan on attending.

Burgess Baby Shower
The Altar Guild will be hosting a baby shower for Pastor Jeff & Bailey on Friday, October 5th at 5:30pm. The guild will furnish the meal.

LWML Reformation Bake Sale
After church on Sunday, October 28th the LWML of St. Matthew will be selling baked goods as a group fundraiser.

Community Meal
St. Matthew will be hosting the community meal at the Mancelona United Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 30th. Please see Beverly Pirtle if you are able to help set up, cook, serve, or clean up. Thank you!

Halloween is just around the bend!
We will be set up at church for trick-or-treating on Wednesday, October 31st from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Come in costume and hand out candy to the neighborhood kiddos! In the meantime, we are in need of individually wrapped candy for the event. Please bring your candy donation to church and place it in the Halloween bucket. If you have any questions please see Betty Sell.

LWML: Land of the Lakes Zone Fall Rally
LWML of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kalkaska invites the women of our Zone to join them for the Fall Rally on Saturday, October 13th. Registration starts at 9:30am ($3.00). Rally begins at 10:00am. Luncheon to follow. Guest speakers: Pastor Eric and Allison Black on their recent visit to Slovenia. Ingathering items for the Kalkaska Baby Pantry include: Diapers (infant to size 6); baby wipes; boy's clothing gently used or new (sizes 9-12 & 12-18 mos.); Please let Edith know if you plan to attend in order to send your RSVP in time to the ladies of St. Paul.

Altar Duty         Date                      Elder on Duty     
Edith                      October 7              Don
Louise                    October 14            Jack
Marg                      October 21            Ed
Edith                      October 28            Roger

Birthdays
Danielle O'Dell - October 21
Liz Hunt - October 23
Jill Kirk - October 30

Anniversaries
Roger & Beverly Pirtle - October 3
Jim & Joyce Sprague - October 6
Rick & Cindy Burd - October 14
Jim & Fran Heegeman - October 17
Don & Louise Hinds - October 19
John & Jill Kirk - October 21
Jack & Anita Mosher - October 26