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.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR LIVESTREAM SERVICE for Sunday, March 22nd

While we are all saddened by our inability to gather as a community within our sanctuary to worship, that does not mean that we cannot worship together!  St. Matthew’s will livestream a service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, March 22, on Facebook (see instructions below).You do not need a Facebook account to view this service.  Father Peter…

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Lenten Schedule – Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday

Lenten Study with Father StubeWednesdays, 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 This study will facilitate conversation around Scripture and the current historical moment in order that we might reflect together about what the Holy Spirit may be inviting Christians (particularly those of us who worship together at St. Matthews)…

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Interim Rector’s Message

At our annual Vestry Retreat, we considered a verse from Isaiah which you will recognize from Sunday mornings, “I have sent you to be a light to the nations that my salvation may come to the whole earth.” We framed our consideration of St. Matthew’s mission around the need to balance all aspects of our…

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Parish Clean-Up Day

Saint Matthew’s Property Committee will be running a Parish Clean-Up Day on Saturday, January 18th from 9am to 3pm. The primary goal of this event will be to clean-out and organize the four storage areas (closets) in the Parish Hall. If you manage or participate in a ministry with items stored in any of these…

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Epiphany and the Mission of the Church

During Epiphany the Church draws our attention to God’s intention that all people become a part of his beloved community. The Apostle Paul has much to say to all of us at St. Matthews about the call that is on our lives as believers to be ambassadors who bring the world’s people to peace with…

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Hospitality

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 3:2 From before Jesus’ birth, while his mother and father journeyed to Bethlehem, we Christians, like them, have been dependent on Hospitality of strangers. In Bethlehem Mary and Joseph were unable to find room in the inn and so…

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Annual Parish Meeting & 2019 Annual Report

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 10 at 9:50 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Sunday school will be offered at the usual time of 9 a.m. and will continue until the meeting’s end. To accommodate the meeting, our 9 a.m. Eucharist will be abbreviated, and the later service will start at…

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The Art of Discipline

Discipline. Too often when we consider “discipline” we think of punishment. “Spare the rod, spoil the child,” we quote. But what if “discipline” is the process by which we become more Christ-like? Donald Coggan, an Archbishop of Canterbury observed, “I go through life as a transient on his way to eternity, made in the image…

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Announcing our New Coordinator for Youth Ministry

I am pleased to announce that with advice and approval of the Vestry, I have called Anthony Carrella to serve as Coordinator for Youth Ministry at St. Matthew’s. He will begin his ministry on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. I wanted there to be an overlap for Anthony to be introduced to the youth by Fr….

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Stewardship: our faithful response to God’s Generosity

Stewardship. God has given us memory, reason, and skill for the common good. If we would be faithful stewards of these gifts, skills, and resources we will mirror the incredible generosity of our God toward us as we engage the world around us. In the book of Deuteronomy God states an expectation for the people…

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