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      This Week in Worship:    
 THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT-

FEAR NOT!

Sunday Worship Times:

8:30, 9:30 & 11 am

 
This Week in Worship: Fear Not!   
Fear attacks us right where our faith lives and keeps us from stepping into the plans God has for us.  God wants us to overcome fear and transform it into faith and obedience.  This Sunday we will look at the angels’ visit to Mary.  Hope to see you Sunday!  Bring a Bible and bring a friend!   

Christmas Eve Worship Services  
We are adding another Christmas Eve worship service this year at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  So our worship services will be as follows.  
Dec. 23rd, 7:00 p.m. Traditional worship with communion and candlelighting*  
Dec. 24th, 3:00 p.m. Acoustic worship with communion and candlelighting*; 5:00 p.m. Contemporary worship with candlelighting*; 7:00 p.m. Traditional worship with communion and candlelighting* & 11:00 p.m. Acoustic worship with communion and candlelighting. 
*The nursery will be available (for children up to age 5) for 12/23 & 12/24 services with the exception of 12/24 at 11 pm.
 
Christmas Musical, December 13th and 14th
Please join us on Saturday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 14th at 3:00 p.m. as The St. Matthew’s Sanctuary Choir and Trinity Children’s Choir presents Once Upon a Holy Night.

Adopt An Angel, December 14th 
Sunday is the last day to Adopt An Angel.  Angels have requested from 1 to 5 items.  The “most requested” items should be considered first.  If you desire, any other item on the Wish List may be purchased.  Please sign your name and telephone number beside the Angel that you are adopting.  All Angels should be returned either wrapped or in a gift bag with the Angel tag attached to the narthex or church office by Wednesday, December 17th.  Angel Tree gifts will be delivered between Thursday, December 18th and Wednesday, December 24th.  If you would like to help deliver Angel Tree gifts, please contact Barry Barnett at 380-6761.  The Outreach Committee thanks you in advance for your support of our seasonal outreach project. 

Prime Timers Luncheon
Please join us for our December “bring-a-friend” luncheon on Wednesday, December 17th at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Our special guests will be returning husband/wife duo, The Finneys, with their special Christmas musical.   Please bring your favorite “pick-up” food to share.  Drinks will be furnished.  Please RSVP by December 16th to (804) 457-3438 (Colingers).
 
Looking for Church Pictures! 
We are working to update our website and would like any current church pictures.  Please email your church pictures to: mystmatthews@gmail.com.

Mark Your Calendars!
December 13 @ 7:00 am:  Coats on Wheels
December 13 @ 6:30 pm:  Christmas Musical
December 14:  Adopt an Angel
December 14 @ 3:00 pm:  Christmas Musical
December 17 @ 11:30 am:  Prime Timers Luncheon
December 21 @ 12:30 pm:   Homebound Stockings
December 23 @ 7:00 pm:  Christmas Eve Eve Service
December 24 @ 3, 5, 7, & 11 pm:  Christmas Eve Service
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1706 St. Matthew's Lane
Richmond, VA   23233
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