Advent and Christmas at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Moorestown, NJ.

12/1-12/15 The Annual Twin Oaks Giving Tree

will be decorated with tags for the Dec. 1 services. All gifts are to be returned by Dec. 15. Thank you for helping to brighten the season for a young boy or girl. For more info, see Melissa Feeney.

12/5 Older Wiser Lutheran Seniors (OWLS)

Thurs. Dec. 5 Noon Sign up for Christmas Luncheon on bulletin board The OWLS will gather for their Annual Holiday Luncheon in Fellowship Hall. Again this year, Georgetti’s Market and Catering in Cinnaminson will be supplying the main course of baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans with garlic/oil, Caesar salad, and bread & butter. Appetizers, desserts, and the famous punches will be supplied by the committee. A charge of $10 per person will be collected at the door. Happily, Pat Hall will again provide piano accompaniment for our singing of traditional Christmas carols. As always, a collection will be taken for two or three charities to be selected during the luncheon. Please sign-up on the attend- ance sheets pinned to the bulletin board to help the committee determine the number of dinners to be ordered. For more info, see Sue Kuhn.

12/5 Evening Bible Study: “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

Thurs. 7pm in Shockey Lounge ~ 12/5 & 12/12 Led by Pastor Peggy Marks.

12/6 A Winter Potpourri of Music

Friday, December 6, 7:30 PM The William Allen Middle School 801 N. Stanwick Rd., Moorestown.

12/7 Christmas Parade

Sat., Dec. 7, 11am ~ Helpers Wanted! Pam Bowen is heading the parade planning and looking for volunteers to help with pre-parade snacks, buying and/or collecting candy (Halloween leftovers?), and many other details. If you wish to help with the parade, sign up or contact Pam Bowen.

12/7 Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Saturday, December 7, Noon-3pm 30 Irvin Avenue, Collingswood, NJ A community Event that supports the Perkin’s Center Scholarship fund and the Food Pantries of Oaklyn and Moorestown This year, Perkins Center for the Arts has chosen two, independent food pantries to be the financial recipients of our Empty Bowls Fundraiser. Perkins Empty Bowls 2019 has selected the Oaklyn Food Pantry (Camden County) and the Moorestown Food Pantry (Burlington County) to receive funds. Representatives from both pantries are invited to be onsite at the event and share information about their services. Join us! Purchase one or more artist-created and donated, handmade bowls and enjoy a delicious, simple meal donated by one of our caring, community restaurant partners. A bowl and the meal are provided in exchange for a minimum donation of $15. For more info, contact Kahra Buss.

12/8 Poinsettia Orders Due

Please complete the form on page 4 of the newsletter and place in the offering plate.

12/8 Brunch Reception for New Members

Sunday, Dec. 8, 9:45AM ~ Please sign up to bring a brunch item.

12/10 St. Matthew Roller Skating Christmas Celebration

Tues., Dec. 10, 6:30-8:30pm at Cherry Hill Skating Center. You are invited to attend the Roller Skating Christmas Celebration with folks from SMLC, Bridge of Peace, Troop 42 and all 10 mission partner churches. This event was a huge success last year. We sponsor the cost of the rink rental, skates, food and arcade tokens for all of us from SMLC and Bridge of Peace. If you would like to be a sponsor; make your check payable to St. Matthew, with “Xmas Skating” in the memo.

12/12 Evening Bible Study: “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

Thurs. 7pm in Shockey Lounge ~ 12/5 & 12/12 Led by Pastor Peggy Marks.

12/12 Lunch Bunch

Thursday, Dec. 12, A food ministry which provides a cold lunch, once per month to the patrons of Cathedral Kitchen in Camden) Drop off your baked goodies (on a paper plate) and drop it off outside the office.

12/15 Advent Concert 

at SMLC 4pm Sunday, Dec. 15th. 

12/21 Wanted: Decorators

Sat. Dec. 21, 9am We will be decorating the church for Christmas. Many hands and greens (especially red berry holly) are needed! Call Joy Wadleigh or Chris Cassel if you can help in delivering greens.

12/22 Sunday School Christmas Program

Sunday, Dec. 22, 9:45am CLF hopes that you will join us for the Children’s Christmas Program on 12/22 at 9:45 in the Sanctuary.

12/24 Christmas Eve Festival Services

Come worship with us this Christmas, when we celebrate the most unexpected mystery:  God-in-the-flesh, found in a homeless baby lying in an animal’s feeding trough for a crib:                    

4:00 – 4:30 PM Christmas Eve Family Service – especially for young children
7:00 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of the Word
10:30 PM Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with Communion

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Sunday Worship

Communion Services 8:30am & 11am
Sunday School & Adult Forum 9:45am

318 Chester Avenue, Moorestown, NJ
856-235-2055 • stmatthew@stmatthew-lutheran.org

Mission Statement

Saint Matthew Lutheran Church is a community of disciples reaching out through Christ in loving worship, witness, and service.

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