St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

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  • Readings and Reflections for Trinity Sunday

    Isaiah 6:1-8 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 Dear Friends, In Isaiah’s vision of God, the prophet is transported to the Holy presence of the living God!  Even as he sees his own frailty and unworthiness and the brokenness of his culture (unclean lips), grace is immediately extended to cleanse him.  Now, Isaiah also is …Read More
  • Readings and Reflections for the Day of Pentecost

    Ezekiel 37:1-14 (or Acts 2:1-21) Psalm 104: 25-35,37 Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Dear Friends, Ezekiel 37 describes the “Valley of Dry Bones” – an “image parable” which represents the people of Israel, defeated and in exile, cut off from hope and life.  While this was an actual historic situation, it is …Read More
  • Readings and Reflections for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

    Readings and Reflections for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

     Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 Dear Friends, John 17 allows us to “eavesdrop” as Jesus prays for his disciples in anticipation of his death, resurrection and ascension.  They will be “in the world” without his physical presence.  But Pentecost is coming next week, so we know they will not be alone!  And we …Read More
  • Readings and Reflections for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

    Readings and Reflections for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

    Acts 10:44-48 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 Dear Friends, In John’s Gospel we hear the “secret” of Jesus’ own joy, a joy that he wants to share with his disciples.  We are surprised that this joy is rooted in keeping his Father’s commandments.  In other words, Jesus describes his way of remaining …Read More
  • Readings and Reflections for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

    Readings and Reflections for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

    Acts 8:26-40 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 Dear Friends, John 15:1-8  draws on the image of the vineyard that plays a prominent part in the Biblical understanding of our relationship with God.  God wants us to remain connected to his life and be fruitful in it!  Whether in sending the …Read More

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Calendar

  • May 23, 2018  9:15 am - 10:15 am
    NS Chapel

  • May 23, 2018  1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
    NS Chapel

  • May 23, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Arise Rehearsal

  • May 24, 2018  9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Morning Prayer

  • May 24, 2018  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    NS Chapel

  • May 24, 2018  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Discovery Bible Study

  • May 24, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Adult Choir
    Choir Room

  • May 24, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    VBS Meeting

  • May 27, 2018  7:45 am - 8:30 am
    Traditional Eucharist

  • May 27, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Holy Eucharist

  • May 27, 2018  9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Sunday School and Youth Classes

  • May 27, 2018  10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Coffee Hour
    Parish Hall

  • May 27, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Holy Eucharist

  • May 28, 2018
    NS Closed

  • May 29, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    NS Music

  • May 29, 2018  10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Knitwits Craft Group
    Parish Hall

  • May 29, 2018  12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    NS Kids in Motion