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Readings and Reflections for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20 Dear Friends, The reluctant prophet Jonah, having learned that he could not run away from God (chapters 1 and 2), now follows the Lord’s desire that he go and call the people of Nineveh to turn away from their evil deeds.  The entire city hears the…

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Readings and reflections for the 1st Sunday after the Epiphany

Genesis 1:1-5 Acts 19:1-7 Psalm 29 Mark 1:4-11  Dear Friends,  The opening words of Genesis point us to the Creator/Father who speaks light into the dark and formless void. The Spirit/wind of God moves over the face of the waters and God brings forth the light and order that allow life to begin.  Mark’s Gospel records the baptism…

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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” here not to mean a…

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St. Matthew’s will remember the life of Fr. Vince Liddle

  Our beloved Fr. Vince died yesterday on the Feast of All the Saints, at peace and surrounded by his family.  The Burial Office will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday, November 4, at Saint Matthew’s.  The family will greet visitors beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a reception following the service at a nearby…

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Mwamba Foundation Directors Visits St. Matthew’s

This Sunday, we were blessed to have Dorcas and the Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chemengich visit us from their home in Kitale, Kenya.  Dorcas and Emmanuel are the founders of the Mwamba Foundation, a non-profit foundation formed to transform lives and communities in Kitale region of Kenya for sustainable human socio-economic development.  Since approximately 2002, St….

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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 lunch, fellowship, an inflatable obstacle…

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Photos from our 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 10th, 2017 was the 50th anniversary of the first worship service at Saint Matthew’s.  To celebrate the occasion, the parish held a catered brunch for everyone.  Photos of the event can be found on our flickr site.    

50 years

It began in the living room of Harry and Phyllis Barbin. With them were John and Margaret Vose and Roger and Marilou Haydock, to discuss the idea of a new Episcopal Church in the Maple Glen area. Conversation with Diocesan officials and local parishes followed, and the first worship service of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church…

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Sunday School this Fall

This fall holds many exciting new additions for our children’s religious formation at St. Matthew’s.  We are implementing a toddler atrium space for children from 18–35 months, in addition to welcoming all three-year-olds through fifth graders in the modular unit each week. Thanks to those who worked hard to repair and replace the decking around…

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25 years offering Nursery School

This year the Nursery School will open on Monday, September 11, 2017 and it will be the 25th anniversary year! Twenty five years ago Evelyn Randolph began the nursery school with morning classes and it quickly grew in demand to offer afternoon sessions, lunch bunch and a phenomenal enrichment program. The success of the school…

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