Announcements for the Week of May 19, 2019

Alleluia, the Lord is risen indeed!

Bible Study will meet on Wednesday, May 22 at 9:15 a.m. in the Library-Chapel. The topic will be the ending of the Gospel of John in Chapter 20.

We will celebrate Memorial Day with a coffee hour forum to discuss the Bladensburg Peace Cross on Sunday, May 26 immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service. On Memorial Day itself, Monday, May 27, we will celebrate the Holy Eucharist in Saint Matthew’s former cemetery located on what is now private land in University Park. Meet at the church at 9:30 a.m., where directions will be provided. All attending are invited to a time of brunch and fellowship afterward at the home of Martha and Ed Wells. At 11:00 a.m. also on May 27, there will be a public gathering and patriotic themed rally at the current site of the Bladensburg Cross on Route 50.

Graduation exercises for the Parish Day School will be held in the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31. Our pre-K class will march as they become kindergarteners, and will lead the devotional exercises. Our younger students will receive their certificates of promotion. Photographs and potluck luncheon for all will follow immediately in the Parish Hall.

The community care planning group will meet immediately after the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, June 2 to determine next steps for their two priority items, a welcoming letter and responding to parish needs generated by temporary protected status and related policies.

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington will present a workshop on Methods for Business Affairs in the Church from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 in the Parish Hall. Registration will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a light supper provided. This workshop is open to all parishes in Prince George’s County. There is no cost to attend.

Everyone is invited to join a group visit to the new Museum of the Bible on Monday, June 10. We will meet at the Prince George’s Plaza metro and take the 10:00 a.m. train into D.C. The Museum is a very short walk from the metro. We expect to be back by 2:30 p.m.