Epigrapha–December 30, 2018
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St. Matthew C.M.E. Church

2944 North Ninth Street

Milwaukee, WI 53206

(414) 562–7580



   December 30, 2018
Epigrapha Scripture Reading

The Boy Jesus at the Temple

41 Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover.  42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom.  43 After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it.  44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day.  Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.  45 When they did not find him, they went back to Jerusalem to look for him.  46 After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.  47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers.  48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”  49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”  50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them.  51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them.  But his mother treasured all these things in her heart.  52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:41-52 (NIV)

God Bless You Dove
Giving–Online, Mobile or Text
 St. Matthew C.M.E. Church offers online giving.
Attention Members and Friends of St. Matthew C.M.E. Church, in the midst of celebrating 100 years we would like to draw your attention to the building that has more than stood the test of time.  The Capital Campaign Committee would like to offer you an opportunity to contribute to the next phase of our Church Home.  Stop by our table in the overflow room and take home a beautiful keepsake inscribed pen for Capital Campaign donations of at least $100.00 or $10.00 per month through the online giving application.  The pen comes with a gift box so donate and perhaps give the pen as a gift to an out of town friend or relative and then encourage them to donate and get a pen to gift to someone else.  Just think a new Church could be on the horizon for a simple widespread giving campaign of just $10.00 per month.
The sick list will not be included in the bulletin. If you would like a printed copy, there will be a limited number on the usher’s table.  If you would like an electronic copy, please contact Brenda White (whitebjoyce@sbcglobal.net).
Attention St. Matthew. We are trying a new form of communication here at the church.  Some of you are not on the internet, Facebook or are get text messages. Therefore, you will receive an automated call. You don’t have to respond to the call, just listen to the message. We are trying to reach as many people as possible.
Trustee Board:  On behalf of the St. Matthew Trustee board, This is a reminder that if you are attending the Breakfast Ministry on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays….Please do not take any food and or beverages out of the cafeteria/ lower level. All food and beverages should be consumed during the Breakfast Ministry scheduled time.  There should not be any carry outs.
Also, food and beverages are not permitted in the Sanctuary.  Thank you, St. Matthew Trustee Board


“Please Discontinue all Clothing Donations Until Further Notice.”Several months ago, the St. Matthew Stewardess and Trustee Board leadership met and decided that the clothing donation system needed revamping.  Although your blessings are appreciated we are asking members, please discontinue bringing clothing to the church for donations until further notice.”  Dr. Mary L. Spencer, RN, MSN
Attention St. Matthew:  
DVDs and CDs from previous services are available every week in the bookstore.  DVDs $10.00, CDs $5.00.  Proceeds go toward all youth ministries.
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“Spirit of Hope: Hope Built on a Solid Foundation”

(Romans 15:4b)

Youth Prayer Workshop – Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9am-11am. Rev. Linda Rogers will conduct this workshop at the church. 
Dinner with Rev. Shaw – January 13, 2019 at BW3s at Bayshore immediately after morning Worship.
Due to the Pastor’s Conference in January, church conference will be held Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
The Ida Mae Black Missionary Society’s next meeting: 
Thursday, January 17, 2019. 
The Board of Christian Education is seeking participants interested in assisting in any area with the following programs for the 2018/2019 conference year:  Black History, and Easter. Please complete the “I am Interested” form in the classroom in the overflow room. Thank you. BOCE


“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”  -Martin Luther King Jr.-

St. Matthew is partnering with the Milwaukee Frontier Club in sponsoring the:   

Martin Luther King Drum Major Award Luncheon

January 19, 2019, Noon – 2:00 p.m.

African American Women’s Center

$30.00 per person

 We are asking all to participate by attending and/or sponsor a St. Matthew or North Division student to attend.   The luncheon includes recognition of the recipients of the Martin Luther King Drum Major Award who are our One Church One School Partner – North Division High School, male students who have met the identified criteria. 

Please contact any Board of Christian Education member or Sheryl Dean for tickets. May God bless you and thank you for supporting our youth.  -The Board of Christian Education- 


The Youth/Young Adult 12-hour prayer will begin on Friday, January 25th at 7:00 p.m.


The St. Matthew C.M.E. Church YAF invites you to:

Family Game Night with a Fish Fry & Taco Bar

Friday, February 1, 2019

5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of friendly competition, fellowship, food, and fun.

Please, pre-order your dinner $10 fish fry and $2 Taco Bar.

See a Young Adult Fellowship member or Lisa Rembert for your tickets.  

Will be in the Ladies Lounge directly after service until January 13, 2019.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there.  

The 2018-2019 Church Calendars are not available in the shelf in the foyer.

Attention St. Matthew, winter has arrived! We pray that you consider donating hats and gloves to our children and youth.  There will be a bin set up in the overflow room for your drop offs. We will also accept socks. Thank you in advance, the Young Adult Fellowship.


And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called to his purpose.” Rom 8:28

Koinonia Family Development Center is currently recruiting potential Board Members. Please stop by the Koinonia Family Development Center Vision Board in the overflow room for more information or contact any of the following Board members: Rev. Dr. Richard Shaw, Sheryl Dean, Ada Walker, Shelton Watkins, George Matthews, Roderick Rush, Ronald Hayes or Aubrey James. Blessings, 

Sheryl Dean, Board President

The S.A.F.E. Singles Ministry will hold a holiday activity during the month of December.  More information forthcoming after the 100th Anniversary Celebration.
Our beautiful Church Directory is a great memento and resource.
They are available for $10.00 per copy. Please contact:
Macie Franklin (414) 449-2288, Theresa Jemison (414) 640-1023, Margaret Todd or Sybil Woods. God bless you. -The Church Directory Team-
KEYS to the WORD


You are invited to Sunday School and

Worship Service.

Sunday School and C.M.E. Classes

begin at 8:30 a.m.

Worship Service

begins at 9:30 a.m.

Daily Bible Readings – Week of December 31

Monday—Love as I Have Loved You John 15:12-17 Tuesday—Live in Love and Light 1 John 2:7-11 Wednesday—Live by The Truth 1 John 2:20-17 Thursday—Support Coworkers 3 John 2-8 Friday—Stand Firm in the Faith 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Saturday—Do What is Right 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Sunday—Love God and One Another 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5; 2 John 4-11

This Week at St. Matthew



8:30 a.m.

Sunday School

C.M.E. Classes

9:30 a.m.

Morning Worship
6:00 p.m.
New Life Bible Study


 5:30 p.m.

Youth & Young Adult Choir Rehearsal

6:00 p.m.

Men’s Support Group Ministry

7:00 p.m.

Assemblies of Christ Choir Rehearsal
Bible Study
6:00 p.m.
Bible Study



11:30 a.m.

The Children’s Choir Rehearsal

2:30 p.m.

Male Chorus Rehearsal






NOTEs of appreciation

  To my St. Matthew church family, Pastor and Lady Shaw; Thank you for the warm and friendly welcome back to church.  I greatly appreciate the love, and concerns from my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. May god bless each of you.  Love, sister Sandra Yvette Moore.        


To the St. Matthew family, thank you for helping to keep incarcerated parents in touch with their children this Christmas.  Your monetary donations and gifts to children on behalf of the incarcerated parents is greatly appreciated.  2 Corinthians 9:7—For God loves a cheerful giver.  May God continue to bless you as you are a wonderful blessing to others.  -Angel Tree Committee-  

 Special Announcement

Labor of Love–Married Couples Ball
Saturday, February 9, 2019 Four Points by Sheraton 8900 N Kildeer Court Brown Deer, WI 53209
Tickets on sale until January 31, 2019  $75 per couple Meet us in the overflow after service!  
Community events
New Jubilee Community YOUTH Chorale
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
2207 North Second Street
Friday, February 22, 2019 – 7:00 p.m.
new jubilee Community Choir annual concert
St. Paul episcopal church
914 east knapp street
April 28, 2019–4:00 p.m.