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From the Desk of Pastor Bob Swickard

Do you have a favorite quilt? Of all the quilts in our house, there is one that I prefer over
all the others. My favorite is a patchwork quilt with small squares of brilliant colors. I’m pretty
sure I sleep better whenever I use that quilt.
Because I have been thinking about quilts lately, I wonder what it would be like if every
person in the church brought a piece of fabric that represented his/her life. After stitching them
all together as one piece, a beautiful quilt would be made. If we did that at Saint Matthew, it would be one large, beautiful quilt!
In a way, we will have an opportunity to do just that. This January 14th, 22nd, and 24th, we will be having meetings called “visioning together” talks. The meetings will begin at 6:30 PM each night in the vine café. These meetings are identical in structure and content. By visioning together, we will be able to
assess our current situation as well as share our hopes and dreams for the future.
There are three nights on different days of the week so as many people as possible can
come and contribute to this process.
I hope you will be able to find one night out of those three to come and join us in the vine.
In doing so, we begin to put the quilt together.

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Martin L. King, Jr. Day Monday, Jan 21 - All Day
**DOLLY VACATION** Tuesday, Jan 22 - All Day
**LARRY VACATION** Tuesday, Jan 22 - All Day
Prayer ~ Sanctuary Tuesday, Jan 22 @ 6:30 AM

Sunday Times
8:00 a.m. - Traditional
9:17 a.m. - Contemporary
10:45 a.m. - Blended
6:00 p.m. - Cornerstone Deaf Church
6:30 p.m. - Bible Study

6:30 p.m. - Pray, Praise, and Preaching
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