St. Matthew Lutheran Church-LCMS
Serving in the month of March:
Debbie Barnes & Linda Horton
Ushers: Craig & Shannon Olsen
Assisting Minister: Bob Horton
February 4: Caleb Mohr/Susan Stevenson
February 11: Rachel Mohr/Don Culwell
February 18: Caleb Mohr/David Reese
February 25: Rachel Mohr/Debbie Culwell
News from the Fellowship Committee
Join us Sunday, March 11 for a cassarole fellowship immediately following the worship service, hosted by the Fellowship Committee. All are welcome.
The committee plans to host a fellowship on the second Sunday of each month. If you would like to help with the food or serve on the fellowship committee, please contact Elaine Kahler.
The backpack program resumed 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.
We need someone who can keep an eye on the kitchen supplies and either buy or order them when they run low. We will obviously reimburse the costs if you buy it at Sam's Club or wherever. If you are interested, let pastor know.
A cleaning person has been hired. Our deepest thanks to Susan Stevenson for her years of service.
Church Security System
After our break-in the board and Craig Olsen, the chair of our property board, have discussed and considered two systems. It appears the camera system is the most popular choice due to affordability and coverage of every entrance.
For information on the proposed camera system under consideration, please talk to Craig Olsen.
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Outreach Committee: Please contact Ashleigh Hawks for date. 6:00 p.m.
Admin Council: Please check with a council member for date. 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. each Wednesday at the church. Pastor Mohr is currently leading a study of the book of Jeremiah.
Back-Up Children's Sunday School Teacher Needed
Due to health problems that cause her to be absent some Sunday mornings, Ann Linton would appreciate help with the children. Having a backup for when she is unable to attend would ensure that the children always have someone with them for prayer and a short Bible lesson, followed by fun crafts. Let Ann know if you are interested.
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).
Synodical Convention and Elections
The LCMS runs a three year convention cycle. Last year we had various local meetings and conferences. This year each of the 35 LCMS districts will hold their conventions. Next year will bring the national conventions. The Mid-South Convention will be held June 28-30, Memphis TN. Craig Olsen has volunteered to accompany Pastor Mohr as the lay delegate. Conventions include presentations on various service organizations, elections of various officials and many, many motions to modify by-laws, approve changes to how the bureaucracy runs, etc.
If you wish to nominate a pastor as the Mid-South President or to the board of directors, tell pastor. There are nomination forms in his office. For your information, pastor has no interest in holding any position.
Please remember our shut-ins: Jean Allen (home), & Juanita Blue (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.
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.
Carolyn Foster entered into membership on Sunday, February 4. She moved down from Missouri last year and lives in Greenbrier near her daughter. Please welcome Carolyn and introduce yourself if you have not yet had the opportunity.