St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

What’s Happening

Bulletin Highlights

 

Today we welcome as our guest speaker at all services Brooke Winters.  Brooke grew up among us at St. Matthew’s Church, singing in choirs, participating in Sunday School and Youth events, and playing the violin on Passion Sunday.  These and other interests led Brooke to continue singing and worshipping in a variety of cultural expression while away at college.  This in turn led to an internship in urban worship and songwriting, which became a gateway to a ministry of racial reconciliation in Jesus Christ in the city of Richmond, Virginia.

A Note From Laura Meschio about the Lenten Food Collection:  I want to extend a big thank you for all who participated in the outpouring of food and donations this year to help the families in need in the West Philadelphia community.  Minnie was able to provide a full pantry for at least 6 families whose loved ones are in Graterford Prison, unable to provide for their family.  It is always an uplifting experience to deliver the bags on a usually dreary Good Friday.  Minnie and her husband Leonard are truly unique and special people. They are always so overwhelmed with the generosity of the St. Matthews congregation. I am passing along their thanks, gratitude and prayers.

Ministry Opportunities 

Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard –Your donations of boxed rice, pancake mix, pancake syrup, canned fruit, mixed fruit, pears, coffee, tea, cocoa, peanut butter, jelly, cake mix, muffin mix, gravy-any kind, canned/diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, canned tuna or chicken, oatmeal, kids boxed juice, condiments, dish soap and laundry soap are needed for the Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard.  Please bring these items to church and place them in the collection box located under the coat rack outside the kitchen.

Fellowship Opportunities 

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. The group meets on the first and third Monday’s of the month. 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, pamela.dunlap@verizon.net 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.

Men’s Breakfast: A gathering of men for breakfast and Bible reflection is normally offered on the third Saturday of each month in the September – May program year. Come to be nourished in body and spirit. The next breakfast is May 19. Contact the clergy for more information.

The Next Women’s Group Meeting will be on Monday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Treva McLaughlin.  We will be discussing The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. Contact Treva at 215-643-5609 or trevajohn@comcast.net for further information and to let her know you are coming.  Come and enjoy good fellowship and an interesting discussion. All women of St. Matthew’s are welcome.

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.

April 22nd  – Family Ice Skating – An afternoon of ice skating and fellowship open to the entire congregation.
April 29th – Youth Group Dinner Church 6 – 8 p.m – Join with other 6  – 12th grade youth from area churches for dinner, conversation and fellowship.
Mission Trip Fundraising Opportunities – Help support our youth going on the mission trip by purchasing Wawa Shorti Certificates for $4.00 each.  New for this year, we are also selling gift cards to Giant grocery stores.  The cards are available in $25 increments.  Please see any youth going on the mission trip to purchase these fundraisers.