St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

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  • When Christmas isn’t Merry

    When Christmas isn’t Merry

    Thirteen years ago, Christmas was a sad and lonely time for me. My marriage was over, my toddler was living with my ex-wife in another state and I didn’t really feel like Christmas was something I wanted to celebrate. I hoped and prayed for a Christmas Miracle, for my marriage …Read More
  • Christmas This Year: A Meditation

    Christmas This Year: A Meditation

    “In the beginning was the Word…in him was life, and the life was the light of humanity. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…the true light that enlightens everyone has come into the world.” (John 1:1-5,9) It is very easy to see the darkness …Read More
  • Lessons and Reflections for the First Sunday of Advent

    Lessons and Reflections for the First Sunday of Advent

    Isaiah 64:1-9 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 Dear Friends, The new church year begins with Advent – a four week season that looks to the coming of Christ.  The season works “backwards to front” in that it begins with the “final” or “second” coming of Christ, before moving towards our celebration of Christ’s …Read More
  • Lessons and Reflections for the Last Sunday of Pentecost – Christ the King Sunday

    Lessons and Reflections for the Last Sunday of Pentecost – Christ the King Sunday

    Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 The prophet Ezekiel declares a day when God will seek out his scattered and wounded people and judge between the “fat sheep and lean sheep” – the “fat sheep” being those who use their wealth and power to exploit the weak and poor.  The Lord will accomplish this …Read More
  • Lessons and Reflections for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost

    Lessons and Reflections for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost

    Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30 Dear Friends, As we come to the final weeks of the church calendar year, we find the Sunday lessons focusing on themes of last things and final judgment. In classic prophetic style, Zephaniah declares the day of the Lord/ day of wrath.  I read “wrath” …Read More

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Calendar

  • December 13, 2017  9:15 am - 9:45 am
    NS Chapel

  • December 14, 2017  9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Morning Prayer

  • December 16, 2017  8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Men's Breakfast

  • December 17, 2017  7:45 am - 8:30 am
    Traditional Eucharist

  • December 18, 2017  9:15 am - 9:45 am
    NS Music

  • December 19, 2017  9:15 am - 9:45 am
    NS Music