St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

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  • Lessons and Reflections for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost

    Lessons and Reflections for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost

    In the reading from Isaiah, we hear the words of God to Cyrus, a foreign ruler, who is nonetheless called “anointed” = called, chosen, and empowered by God for God’s own purposes.  The working of the Lord is not limited to those who believe in or worship him!  The Lord of …Read More
  • Lessons and Reflections for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost

    Lessons and Reflections for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost

    Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 The prophet Isaiah describes a day when the Lord God will redeem his people and restore them to the fullness of life.  The great feast on the mountain (Jersusalem) is a vivid picture of this time when death and sorrow are no more.  …Read More
  • Lessons and reflections for the 18th Sunday After Pentecost, October 8, 2017

    Lessons and reflections for the 18th Sunday After Pentecost, October 8, 2017

    Isaiah 5:1-7 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21: 33-46 The prophet Isaiah paints the scene of a vineyard that is lovingly established by its owner.  It is clear that the vineyard is the people of Israel who were set free from captivity and established by the hand of the Lord. But the “produce” …Read More
  • Saint Matthew’s Day 2017

    Saint Matthew’s Day 2017

    On September 24th, we celebrated our patronal feast day.  Our annual celebration includes a combined service beginning at 10:00 a.m. and then a parish picnic immediately following.  Each year, it seems the celebration increases in size and this year was no exception.  Over 120 parishioners and visitors joined together for …Read More
  • Lessons and Reflections for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, October 1, 2017

    Lessons and Reflections for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, October 1, 2017

    Exodus 17:1-7 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 In the reading from Exodus, we hear the people of Israel contending with Moses over the lack of water. Their complaint to Moses is understood here to mean the same thing as doubting God’s guidance, since Moses is following God’s directions in leading Israel. …Read More

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  • October 23, 2017  9:15 am - 9:45 am
    NS Music

  • October 24, 2017  9:15 am - 9:45 am
    NS Music

  • October 25, 2017  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Arise Rehearsal

  • October 26, 2017  9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Morning Prayer

  • October 29, 2017  7:45 am - 8:30 am
    Traditional Eucharist