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iFollow:  An Everyday Death

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8:30, 9:30 & 11 am


This Week in Worship: iFollow: An Everyday Death
Hope to see you Sunday, bring a Bible and bring a friend.  

Youth & Children’s Ministry Fundraiser “Wall O’ Money”, April 13th
This summer both the Youth and Children’s Ministries will be participating in special events.  The youth have two major events planned for this summer.  First, the youth will be traveling to Lake Junaluska in July for a long weekend of spiritual growth.  Secondly, youth will be holding their 2nd CROSS Training “Boot Camp” in August where they spend a week at St. Matthew’s participating in various mission opportunities in the surrounding communities during the day and spending time in worship and group building in the evening.  The children’s Vacation Bible School “Weird Animals” is in June.  The children’s ministry will have 21 3rd-6th graders attending Camp KidJam at Wingate University in Wingate, NC, in July.
To help offset some of the costs of these adventures, the Youth and Children, are asking the congregation to help by participating in the “Wall O’ Money!”  The wall will be stocked with envelopes numbered 1-100.  Participants are asked to take an envelope that matches the donation you would like to make (#5 for $5, #80 for $80).  The proceeds will be split evenly between the youth and children.  Envelopes will be in the narthex and can be picked up starting Sunday, April 13th, and are due back by May 4th.  See Leigh Ann Pruitt, Karen Joseph, or Chad Robins with any questions.
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, April 19th @ 10:00 a.m.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 19th at 10:00 a.m. for our Easter Egg Hunt.  We will have breakfast, activities, a bouncy house, and an Easter Egg Hunt.  We also need a few more people to help out.  Please RSVP and let us know if you can help out by emailing Leigh Ann at  We are still in need of individual wrapped candy and plastic eggs.  

Relay For Life of Goochland, Corporate Sponsors & Vendor Lane
Relay For Life of Goochland is looking for Corporate Sponsors ($100, $250, & $500 levels).  The deadline is April 30th.  Relay for Life of Goochland is also accepting applications for Vendor Lane and due by May 15th.  Each space is $25.00 along with donations of your sales at the event.  See Lyndal Howard or Mary Morano for applications and for more information.   Relay for Life of Goochland will be on June 7th.
High School Senior Banquet, May 10th
We are planning this year’s Senior Banquet for all High School Seniors on Saturday, May 10th.  If you have a 2014 high school graduate and have not received any information about the banquet, please let us know!

The Daniel Plan, Beginning May 11th @ St. Matthew’s 
The Daniel Plan is a groundbreaking healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. The program offers an innovative approach to achieving a healthy lifestyle where people get better together by optimizing their health in each of these life areas. Each is essential and supports and influences the others, offering a practical step-by-step approach for anyone to follow.  We will be sharing more information about this in the weeks to come, in the meantime go to to learn more.  If you would like to purchase the book, The Daniel Plan, at $10.00 each, please let us know. 


Mark Your Calendars!
April 17 @ 7:00 PM:  Maundy Thursday Service
April 19 @ 10:00 AM:  Children’s Easter Egg Hunt/Breakfast
April 20 @ 7:00 AM:  Easter Breakfast
April 20:  Easter Sunday Services @ 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 AM
May 4:  Confirmation Sunday
May 10 @ 5:30 PM:  Senior Banquet
May 18:  Stop Hunger Now
June 7:  Relay for Life at Goochland Elementary 10 AM-10 PM
June 23-27:  Vacation Bible School




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