St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

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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Rector Search Update – November 2019

The Vestry is creating two committees, the Church Profile Committee, and the Search Committee to lead us through the transition process. The Church Profile Committee is being led by Joe Buesgen, and the Search Committee by Tim Walsh. Both are finalizing the group of members to assist with the committees, taking careful consideration to include…

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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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Message from our Associate Rector Jay Walton

It’s been a whirlwind of a month both personally and around Saint Matthew’s. We just celebrated St. Matthew’s day where we heard the impact Saint Matthew’s has had on so many families and the community. The weather was beautiful, so we were able to sit and chat with each other while enjoying some delicious food….

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Message from Interim Rector Peter B. Stube

It has been my great privilege to be invited to walk with you as interim rector in this time of discernment and transition in the life of St. Matthews. I want to propose some of the work we will do together. Teamwork: We will use our time together to hear what the Spirit is saying…

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Message from our Associate Rector Jay Walton

Merriam-Webster defines transition as “a movement, development, or evolution from one form, stage, or style to another.” St. Matthew’s is currently undergoing a major transition. Our previous rector retired after 34 years of ministry, a new rector began his term here on July 21st, and shortly, a third transition will take place. Approximately, three years…

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Telling Your Story… Telling Saint Matthew’s (Our) Story!

What?We are gathering your St. Matthew’s stories! Telling Your Story… is an opportunity to reflect on the people and events that have helped you build a deeper, more personal relationship with God. Specifically, we are asking you to tell us: What experiences and events stood out for you? What touched your heart, mind, and soul?…

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Announcing our Interim Rector, The Rev. Canon Dr. Peter B Stube

Interim Rector Role: As Interim Priest or Rector, Peter will serve as Rector of Saint Matthew’s Church.  He will provide leadership, pastoral care, teaching, and preaching.  In his Interim Role, Peter will support the congregation in our spiritual growth as we begin to discover and articulate our identity in Jesus Christ.  Peter will support us…

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