St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

What’s Happening

Ministry Opportunities

Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard 
Thanksgiving is coming soon and the Cupboard is looking for items that go into the Turkey Boxes.  They are requesting: Turkey’s (delivered directly to the Community Cupboard) Turkey Gravy, Yams or sweet potatoes, Dinner Rolls, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Pumpkin Pies, French’s Fried Onions, Cranberry Sauce and Boxed Stuffing.  Please bring these items to church and place them in the collection box located under the coat racks outside the kitchen.  All Thanksgiving Donations need to be in by November 3rd, 2017

Monday Evening Bible Study
The group is beginning a new study on the Book of Acts.  If you have been thinking of joining the study, now would be a good time to come.  Hope to see you there.  Contact Lynn Robinson with any questions (215-628-3359.)

Discovery Bible Study
Offered every Thursday at 7:30 p.m.   Contact Pam Dunlap, for more information

Praying for Each Other
If you would like to be added to Sunday’s Prayers of the People, please call the Office, or email with your request.  As always, late-breaking requests can be given to Father Dave on Sunday mornings. Names that we receive will be listed in the Sunday Bulletins for two weeks–unless you let us know to keep them on for another two-week period.

Entire Community Events


Trunk-or-Treat at St. Matthew’s – Sunday October 29 from 3:00-5:00pm.

Trunk-or-treating is a version of trick-or-treating, but instead of children going door-to-door to collect candy, they go from trunk of car to trunk of car.  This is a joint event between the parish and the nursery school.  Since this is the first time we are hosting this type of community event, we need as many people as possible to come out and decorate their trunks! More information is on the table in the Narthex.  If you would like to participate, please sign up on the registration sheet!

Tuesday Noon Organ Recital – Tuesday October 31 from 12:00-12:30pm.

The program, A Heritage of Hymns, will feature organ arrangements of hymns of various church denominations from the Reformation to the present. Come, and bring a friend!

Youth News

Youth Group is open to all middle and high school youth and their friends.  We gather for two evenings each month, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. during the school year.  Each evening includes dinner, an activity, and an informal time of prayer or Eucharist. Please contact the Assistant to the Rector, Jay Walton for more information.

The Fall Schedule is packed with great fellowship opportunities for youth.

Sunday October 29th – Haunted Hayride – Change of Location!!!
We will travel to  the Valley of Fear for a haunted hayride and bonfire.  Youth will have the opportunity to also tour a haunted cornmaze if they wish.  All youth are invited to bring their friends along for this frightfully good night!  Cost of the evening is $20 for just hayride.  You must RSVP for this event in order that we have enough drivers.

Sunday November 5th – Care Package Creating
Tonight we will be creating care packages for our college students.  Come out and show some love to those students that are away at college studying!

Sunday November 19 – We Give Thanks
an evening dedicated to giving thanks for all that we have.  As we prepare for Thanksgiving this week, let’s take an evening to think about everything we take for granted but should be thankful for. All activities for the evening will center around thanks.

Sunday November 26 – Youth Group Movie Night – Disney’s Coco
We will be journeying to a local movie theater to watch Disney’s new animated movie, Coco.

“Despite his family’s generation-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel and his dog Dante find themselves in the Land of the Dead. Along the way, they meet charming trickster Hector and together they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.”

Sunday December 10 – Youth Group
More details about this evening’s theme and events will be announced as the date gets closer.

Sunday December 17 – Christmas Party and Pollyanna Exchange
Tonight we will celebrate Christmas in a way only youth group can celebrate!  Who can make the best Gingerbread House, Who will bring the best pollyanna gift that is recycled from their bedroom?  Bring your friends for an evening that will surely include lots of laughter and joy.