St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Christmas Services for 2020

Due to significantly increasing COVID-19 infection rates and guidance from the Diocese, services this Christmas will be virtual only.

Please note that previously announced service times were updated on December 21 based on this communication from Fr. Rodney.

Christmas Eve:
3:00 p.m. – 
Eucharist & Christmas Pageant (via Zoom) (View service bulletin)
7:00 p.m. – Traditional Service with Blended Music (via Zoom) (View service bulletin)
All Day: Outdoor Nativity

Christmas Day:
10:00 a.m. – Rite I Holy Eucharist (via Zoom) (View service bulletin)
All Day: Outdoor Nativity

See here for additional information on joining our services using Zoom.


Archives of Christmas Services

Christmas Eve – Eucharist & Christmas Pageant

Posted by St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, December 24th, 2020

Virtual Christmas Pageant

Posted by St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, December 24th, 2020

Christmas Eve – Traditional Service with Music

Posted by St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, December 24th, 2020

Christmas Day Service

Posted by St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Friday, December 25th, 2020

Visit Our Creche

We invite you to make a small pilgrimage to our church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to encounter our outdoor nativity scene, and to share the light of Christ with members of our community.

Please arrive with a gift of a non-perishable food donation for a local food pantry. Bins will be provided.

Parents can interact with their children at our outdoor nativity, complete with the figures of Christmas. Kids can lay out hay for our stable guests, scoop gifts of “frankincense and myrrh,” and lead a beautiful family prayer.

All are invited to pray devotions provided at the stable, and to take some Epiphany chalk and prayers home with you!

While on Saint Matthew’s campus, we ask that the whole family dons a mask, remains socially distant, and uses the provided hand sanitizer before touching or using anything at the site.

Video Walkthrough

Join Anthony Carrella, our Youth Ministry Coordinator, on a video walkthrough of the outside creche at St. Matthew’s. 


Christmas 2020 News & Information

  • Services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2020
    Watch our Zoom services from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including our Virtual Christmas Pageant. Due to significantly increasing COVID-19 infection rates and guidance from the Diocese, these services were virtual only. This week, we had to pivot at the last minute from livestream to Zoom for Christmas services due to a COVID-19 exposure involving…

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  • Virtual Christmas Pageant
    The children and youth of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church and Nursery School have created a virtual telling of the story of the Birth of Jesus! The pageant premiered during our 3 p.m. service on Christmas Eve. Virtual Christmas Pageant Posted by St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, December 24th, 2020 St. Matthew’s would like to thank…

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  • COVID Update
    St. Matthew’s Family, No doubt, this has been a year that has stretched our abilities to be flexible and frequently change plans, but, with Jesus Christ as our anchor of hope, we take these alterations as they come and faithfully put our trust in God.  Now I must share with you another change of plans…

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  • Christmas Services for 2020
    Due to significantly increasing COVID-19 infection rates and guidance from the Diocese, services this Christmas will be virtual only. Please note that previously announced service times were updated on December 21 based on this communication from Fr. Rodney. Christmas Eve:3:00 p.m. – Eucharist & Christmas Pageant (via Zoom) (View service bulletin)7:00 p.m. – Traditional Service with…

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