St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Please note: All in-person activities and services at Saint Matthew’s are suspended until at least May 4th as we seek to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We ask you to keep in your prayers all who have been affected by this pandemic and those who care for them. To stay in community and support one another during this time, we will continue to livestream a weekly Sunday service at 10:00 a.m. and will be sharing additional resources and services by email, Facebook, and Instagram.

Update – Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Happy St. Cyril of Jerusalem Day.  

We celebrated our first streamed service today, Noonday Prayer!

Children, Youth, and Families 
Our Youth Ministry Coordinator is working on establishing remote education and fellowship opportunities for Saint Matthew’s families.  He and his team will be planning weekly storytelling, crafting, and prayer sessions for children and youth, as well as a discussion forum for adults, via Facebook and Zoom. Updates on how to join these groups will be posted very soon. If you are interested in joining the team working on this, reach-out to Anthony (anthony@santmattsec.org)

Morning Prayer – Thursday @ 9 a.m.
Tomorrow at 9:00 Morning Prayer is being offered, this time on Zoom so that you will be able to see each other and interact.  Click on the following link and follow the directions that come up on your computer and you should be able to be seen and heard as well as see and hear the service.  There is also a phone number you can call for sound only.  The link is: 

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/166239168?pwd=aGhZQTJ6WWNKUGxiRWtkVUVjYWl2UT09

One tap mobile:
+19292056099, 166239168# US (New York)

Lenten Studies – Thursday @ 4 p.m.
Tomorrow at 4:00 pm, I will offer another of the Lenten Studies, this time on Zoom.  If you plan to participate let me know and I will forward the study materials to you.  It will last about an hour and be fully interactive.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/377657389?pwd=WXhCVXh5STBnQ3pRTkxzZ0diYi9JUT09

Men’s Bible Study – Saturday @ 8 a.m. 
Men’s Bible Study will also be on Zoom on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. for any who want to attend.  We will discuss a relevant text or more on the faithfulness of God to God’s people in moments like these.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/997085158?pwd=b3lIdzA0aldTNXkyQUh1aHVNZTduUT09

Book of Common Prayer – Online Edition 
If you do not have a Book of Common Prayer at home the Church Hymnal Corporation is offering a very nice online edition for download.  There is also a very fine Lenten Study by Barbara Crafton and a fine Children’s resource.  Wonderful resources all. 
https://www.episcopalnewsservice.org/pressreleases/church-publishing-offers-book-of-common-prayer-other-free-resources-for-devotional-use/

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