St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Saint Matthew’s Church! We are a people gathered to worship and pray, grow and serve in the presence of Jesus Christ.

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  • Readings and Reflections for the Third Sunday of Advent

    Zephaniah 3:14-20 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18 Dear Friends, This Sunday of Advent combines the themes of anticipatory joy with the coming of the powerful Messiah who baptizes with the Holy Spirit and fire! The prophet Zephaniah calls on the people of Israel, who have lived in exile and defeat, to rejoice in anticipation of the …Read More
  • Readings and Reflections for the Second Sunday of Advent

    Malachi 3:1-4 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6 Dear Friends, The prophet Malachi declares the coming of a messenger to prepare the way for God’s judgment.  The impact will be like fire and soap to cleanse and restore the priesthood of Israel to serve God rightly. Luke’s Gospel describes the ministry of John the Baptist, who prepares …Read More
  • The Season of Advent

    The Season of Advent

    All around us we see signs of Christmas; stores are decorated, shows and commercials on television have gone to Christmas themes, Christmas Tree stands are up and the black Friday sales have begun. For the secular world, Christmas is here in full force and it isn’t even December first yet. …Read More
  • Readings and Reflections for the First Sunday of Advent

    Jeremiah 33:14-16 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36 Dear Friends, The prophet Jeremiah looks forward to a time when the Lord will restore the defeated Northern Kingdom of Israel and reform the corrupt Southern Kingdom of Judah (Jerusalem).  This will take place through the person of a descendant of King David. Today’s reading from Luke’s Gospel contains …Read More
  • Readings and Reflections for the Last Sunday After Pentecost

    Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 93 Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37 Dear Friends, The verses from Daniel 7 give us an image of God, the Ancient of Days, sitting in judgment. “One like a son of man” is presented to God and is given rule over all the peoples of the earth.  Christians will …Read More

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Calendar

  • December 12, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Arise Rehearsal

  • December 13, 2018  9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Morning Prayer

  • December 13, 2018  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Discovery Bible Study

  • December 13, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Adult Choir
    Choir Room

  • December 15, 2018
    SCLC Meeting - Tentative

  • December 15, 2018  8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Men's Breakfast

  • December 16, 2018  7:45 am - 8:30 am
    Traditional Eucharist

  • December 16, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Holy Eucharist

  • December 16, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Forum
    Parish Hall

  • December 16, 2018  9:00 am - 10:15 am
    Sunday School

  • December 16, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Youth Sunday School

  • December 16, 2018  10:00 am - 10:30 am
    Coffee Hour
    Parish Hall

  • December 16, 2018  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Advent Lessons and Carols

  • December 16, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Youth Dinner Church

    Dinner Church is a monthly offering where diocesan youth can come together to enjoy a meal, celebrate the Eucharist, and engage in a youth only conversation about tough topics in a safe and loving environment. This moveable feast will be hosted by a different parish in the diocese each month so that youth can get a glimpse into each other's lives, understand our similarities and differences, and share our love of God with each other.

  • December 17, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    NS MUSIC IN CHURCH

  • December 17, 2018  12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    NS Kids in Motion

  • December 17, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    NS Music

  • December 17, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bible Study

    The group is currently studying the Book of Acts

  • December 18, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    NS MUSIC IN CHURCH

  • December 18, 2018  10:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Knitwits Craft Group
    Parish Hall

  • December 18, 2018  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Noonday Prayer & Lunch

    On the third Tuesday of each month, we will gather for a short service of noonday prayer after which everyone is invited to have lunch together. The prayer service is a wonderful way to spend your lunch worshipping the Lord. Since the luncheon is an informal gathering, we ask that everyone bring his or her own lunch. We will provide water, tea and coffee to drink

  • December 18, 2018  12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
    NS Kids in Motion