​​St. Matthew Lutheran Church-LCMS



Serving in the month of October:

Altar Service:

Debbie Barnes & Linda Horton 


Ushers: Craig Olsen & Robert Linton


​Assisting Minister: Kim Schreyer


​Acolyte/Reader:​

October 1: Caleb Mohr/David Peterson

October 8: Rachel Mohr/Deb Roper

October 15: Caleb Mohr/Craig Olsen

October 23: Rachel Mohr/Debbie Barnes

​October 30: Caleb Mohr/Donna Peterson



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October meetings:​

​​Outreach Committee:  October , 6:00 p.m. 


Admin Council: October , 2017 7:00 p.m.

 

Bible Study:

​Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. each Wednesday at the church.  Pastor Mohr is currently leading a study of the book of Isaiah. 


Pastor's Office Hours

Just  a reminder: Pastor Mohr is in the office most every morning Tuesday through Friday.  Stop by at any time.  If  Pastor is not in the office, you can reach him by phone 501-697-5761 (cell).




Shut Ins

​Please remember our shut-ins: Jean Allen (home),  Juanita Blue & Bill Pires  (both residing at Village Park of Conway).  Pray for them and visit them as you can. Jean Allen has a new phone number 501-245-1354. Orphans and widows have a special place in God's heart.  They should have a special place in your heart as well.



​Website

​www.stmatthewlutheranchurch.net webmaster is Janna Michaelis.  If you have any news or corrections for the website, please contact me through the church office or through the church directory.



SOCKTOBER

​Outreach is participating in a nationwide program called Socktober.  This program started on the idea that giving someone something as simple as a pair of socks can change someone's day.  We're collecting *NEW* socks, men, women and children sizes until the end of the month.  Donations will go to the local shelters and nursing homes.  Please fill the collection basket in the lobby of the church!

​* Remember, outreach to our community is only successful if you participate*


Trunk or Treat

St. Matthew will hold a Trunk or Treat at the end of October (date determined by the city's designated trick or treat day).  The basic idea is: we will gather in the church parking lot the evening of trick or treat.  Everyone who is there will open the back of thei car trunks, van hatches or truck tailgates and have treats to pa ss out to any children who come by.  We will decorate the backs of our cars, etc. You can decorate your car yourself or come to the church early and we will have decorating materials as well as hamburgers and hot dogs to eat.


​We ask that if you have any spare dryer vent hose lying around the house that you donate it to the Outreach to make cute pumpkin decor with.  More info on this event will be posted.


Come join us for  some fun and fellowship.

​**Remember, fellowship and outreach are successful only if you participate**


Presentation: Walk in Jesus' footsteps, A Tour of Israel:

Don Culwell shared his journey through the Holy Land through a power point presentation and narration at Peace Lutheran. We are so blessed to have had this opportunity.

​Thank you, Don!


Coffee Fellowship
Join us Sunday, October 8 for a coffee fellowship immediately following the worship service, hosted by the Fellowship Committee.  Their plan is to host a fellowship on the second Sunday of each month.  If you would like to provide goodies or serve on the fellowship committee, please contact Russ Kahler.


Garage Sale

The garage sale at the Casteel's on September 16  was a success, netting over $400, all donated to the church & this covered the cost of the parking lot repair. 


​Movie Success

Peace Lutheran Church booked the  Conway Cinemark theater for the documentary Martin Luther:  The Idea that Changed the World shown on Wednesday, October 4 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:18 p.m. Thanks to the few members of StMt that attended.  Remember, fellowship is only successful if you participate.


Backpack Program

The backpack program will resume September 20, 12:30 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church located at 150 Amity  Road, Conway AR 72032.  There are two opportunities to help!  Use your hands to help assemble the goods for delivery to the schools...just go upstairs and look for the room with the friendly people and groceries.  They are friendly and assign you a spot in the assembly line. And/or register your Kroger card to support the Backpack Program if you physically lend a hand. Registering your Kroger card is an open opportunity to help all year!  Kroger cards have the option to send the Kroger rewards to charities once a quarter from Kroger.  The church office has a list of instructions on how to do this.  If you need assistance, ask Debbie Barnes or Deb Roper.  They are available to help after church some Sunday if you are interested.


Kid's Food Programs

St. Matthew continues to support various programs which feed needy children in Conway .  If you care to support these programs, please donate money labeled "kid's food programs."  At this time, Federal guidelines now prohibit the donation of food items.



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​LCEF Accounts

Thank you to everyone who has opened an LCEF account.  The more who do, the better for our congregation.  One way is that with a certain number of existing accounts owned by our congregational members, our mortgage interest rate is lowered.


Food Pantry


​CAPCA Food Pantry is always happy to receive donations.  If you are interested I helping, please contact Terri Kemper at 501-329-3891 x2133 or email terri.kemper@capcainc.org