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      This Week in Worship:     
Sunday Worship Times:

8:30, 9:30 & 11 am

This Week in Worship: The God I Wish You Knew Loves You Unconditionally
Join us Sunday as we look at how great and awesome God’s love is for each and every one of us. Bring a Bible and bring friend.  
Morning Bible Study and Mid-Week Gathering continues Wednesday
9:00 am women’s Bible study, Make Over by Jen Hatmaker  
6:00 pm Pizza Dinner ($1 per person)
6:30 pm women’s Bible study, Make Over by Jen Hatmaker
6:30 pm men’s study, Faith Commander 
6:30 pm Youth & Trinity Choir
Contact Leigh Ann at or Pastor Gordon at if you have any questions. 
Nursery Volunteers Needed
We are still in need of nursery volunteers.  For our 9:30 service, we need volunteers on Feb. 15 and 22, Mar. 29, Apr. 19 and 25, May 17, 24, and 31.  For our 11:00 service, we need volunteers on Feb. 15, Mar. 22, Apr. 5 and 12, and May 3, 17, and 31.  If you can volunteer, please return the tear-off sheet or email Leigh Ann at

Sierra Leone Virtual Mission Trip
Help support our Helping Children Worldwide (HCW) Child Rescue Center (CRC) kids during the ongoing Ebola crisis. The children of the CRC have been isolated to the CRC compound for several months to help protect them from the spread of Ebola. Because of this, HCW has started to think outside of the box to help provide educational opportunities for the kids. As a HCW partner church St. Matthew’s has been asked to lend a hand by participating via a virtual mission. On Sunday, February 22nd after each service, we will be videotaping people reading a short, 4-8 minutes long, storybook. After all the stories have been taped HCW will send them to Sierra Leone to share with the kids. If you are interested in reading, please pick out a favorite book and contact Amanda Bumgarner (call, text or e-mail at 804-909-2810 or HCW does ask for the participants to be high school age or older.  We are also looking for anyone with a camcorder and videography skills to be our videographer.

St. Matthew’s Annual Talent Show
Mark your calendar for St. Matthew’s Annual Talent Show to be held on Sunday, February 8th at 4:30 p.m.  Please contact Lindy Moore to sign up (212-8035 or

Financial Peace University starting February 22nd  
We would like to begin this life-changing class taught by Dave Ramsey on video and coordinated by Pastor Gordon Pruitt on Sunday, February 8th (time to be determined).  The cost of the class is $93 (for individual or couple) and includes a CD, book, workbook, online budgeting tools, and video access.  This nine-week class on money will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future and much more.  Please let us know if you are interested (email or return bulletin tear-off).
Forming St. Matthew’s Tough Mudder Team  
Last year Pastor Gordon participated in the Tough Mudder race near Kings Dominion and had a blast!  This year he wants to share the love and would like to form a team to participate on this June 13th race.  If you are not familiar with the Tough Mudder its a 10-12 mile run with about 20 obstacles mixed in.   Don’t be overwhelmed by the 10-12 mile run part.  If you can run 6 miles without stopping you should be fine as there is a lot of stopping and staring.  Also, any obstacles you don’t want to do you are allowed to bypass.  One of the great things about the race is the team aspect of it.  There is no clock and you have to rely on your teammates for many of the obstacles.   You can signup online at The team name is Jesus Mud Freaks and the password is john96. Let Pastor Gordon know if you have any questions,    

Mark Your Calendars!
02/01 @ 12:15 pm:  Finance Meeting
02/08 @ 4:30 pm:  Talent Show
02/15 @ 2:00 pm: “Spread the Love” Children’s Valentine Mission Day to Our Lady of Hope
02/21-22:  Youth Winter Excapade to Avalanche Express (York, PA)













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