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Congregation mourns the passing of our dear Saint, Roman R.
Wojciechowski who died in Faith on May 1, 2013.
to view the on-line obituary and sign the on-line Guest Book.
the Desk of our
Pastor May 2013
Friends in Christ,
our April 21st "Good Shepherd Sunday" second service, we
were privileged to hear our hand bell choir present "Ring
Together Easter" in celebration of our Lord's glorious resurrection.
a blessing it was to our hearts, ears, and minds as they together
rang out the familiar melodies: "Jesus, keep me near the
cross", "All glory, laud and honor", "What
wondrous love is this", "The strife is o'er", and
"Jesus Christ is risen today". As they played, I couldn't
help but follow along mentally singing the words of each song as best
I could remember them. Being a lover of music and hymnody I
especially enjoyed the celebration of the good news they shared.
as we gather around the Altar on Sunday morningswe also gather
around the Dinner Table on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m.
look forward to seeing all of you, as we greet old friends and make
new ones as well. Please join us at the Celebration Café.
is important that you make a reservation by the preceding Monday so
that we can shop and buy the correct amount of food.
to make your reservations on-line by the week or by the month.
Likewise, if you must cancel, please also let us know.
you can make your reservation by calling the Church Office 706-561-3406.
Matthew charter members attending the 50th anniversary celebration
row: Rev. Dr. Richard Hollinger, DeLouris Hollinger, and
CSM Frank Plass
row: Alberta Loney, Betty Davidson, Mary French, and
started the official anniversary functions off with a Fish Fry on
Friday afternoon. On Saturday, after an early morning breakfast, the
Memorial Garden was dedicated and members of the congregation got a
chance to view historical photo albums and pictures from our
archives. Later in the evening we had a tasty diner at The Estate
plus terrific musical entertainment by the Front
and a variety of musical talent gathered by Pat Bonaker, our Musical
Director. Craig DuPriest was the Master of Ceremonies. The 50th
Anniversary Celebration concluded with a reception following the
Sunday morning worship service.
special note of thanks to all of our former pastors, interim
pastors, and supply pastors who attended and participated in the
behind the scenes hard work of the 50th Anniversary Committee truly
made this weekend a memorial event for all of those who could
attend. In alphabetical order, the committee members are: Pat
Bonaker, Betty Bouchard, Betty Davidson, Charlotte DuPriest, Joyce
Garver-Messenger, Cecilia Hogencamp, Edie Klein (Chairperson), Karen
Knudsen, Alberta Loney, Connie Sieg, Christine Slusher, and Jean
Wing. Thank you ladies!
to view photos leading up to the celebration weekendpainting,
planting, and photos of the Memorial Bell, Walkway, and Garden plus
photos of the events noted above. Photos by Ron Klein.
a joint undertaking with Saint Francis Hospital, our church started
a Parish Nurse Program in September 2002.
part of the Parish Nurse Program, informative health notes will be
published in the News Network Newsletter and in the Announcements
Section of the Worship Bulletin. Blood pressure testing will be
available between the Sunday worship services. From time-to-time, we
will to hold guest speaker presentations on various health topics
following our Wonderful Wednesday Celebration Café meal.
the Parish Nurse Program has acquired from the CONTACT
organization a copy of their Service Programs resource data on
computer disk. Click here
for more information.
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