Week of January 13, 2019
SNOW! Please check on your neighbors, particularly if any are infirm or alone. If anyone needs help with food, essential services or getting to critical medical appointments, please call Sister Elena on mobile 240-751-2801.
Louise Tatspaugh arrangements: Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Tatspaugh, who lived most of her 108 years on Hamilton Street in Hyattsville and who was an active parishioner at St. Matthew’s up to and beyond her 100th birthday, will be held on Saturday, January 19th at 10:00 am. in St. Matthew’s church with The Rev. Lawrence Harris officiating. Burial follows at Maryland National Memorial Park in Laurel. The family will receive visitors on Friday, January 18th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Gasch Funeral Home in Hyattsville.
The Vestry will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, January 14th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lounge.
Bible study continues on Wednesday, January 16th at 9:15 a.m. in the Library. This week we will work through the uses of the Greek word “phobos” in the New Testament, looking for similarities and differences in the message, the messenger and the individual(s) addressed with the admonition “Fear not!” or “Be not afraid” or “Do not be afraid.” We will consider what were considered realistic and unrealistic fears in Biblical times, noting that we found all four episodes of fear studied last week to be realistic in one way or another.
Thank you to our parish administrator, Fatima Vasquez, for providing new member information forms in English. These will be available on Sundays with the ushers or in the parish office. If your address, e-mail or phone number has changed, please ask for a form to give us your current contact information or call the parish office at 301-559-8686.