St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Please note: Regular in-person activities and services at Saint Matthew’s remain suspended as we seek to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Limited in-person Holy Eucharist worship services in the sanctuary resumed on September 13th, details here.

Livestreamed Service from Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Watch our livestreamed service for Sunday, September 20th, 2020 – the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The service was led by Father Peter.Martha Reynolds, Phil LeFevre and Cathy Haas were on hand to provide the wonderful music. Our reader was John McLaughlin. Note: There’s approximately two minutes of silence before the start of the prelude. The…

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Interim Rector’s Message: How do we offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to God?

(Reprinted from the September 2020 issue of The Oracle.) Paul says, I beseech you sisters and brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that…

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September 2020 Oracle Now Available

The September 2020 issue of The Oracle, St. Matthew’s newsletter, has been mailed and is hitting mailboxes this week! This issue is chock full of exciting stuff, including details on our return to Sunday worship in the Sanctuary (with communion!), information on the new Lifelong Learning Ministry, news from the Nursery School about reopening this…

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Service Change ~ August 30th and September 6th

On Sunday, August 30th and Sunday, September 6th, Saint Matthew’s will offer in-person worship in the sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. The format will be morning prayer with music. You must register to attend, as attendance is limited. Please register here: https://reopen.church/r/MZEUeRNk As always, the primary goal is to gather in the safest way possible. Therefore,…

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Update – Search Committee – August 21st, 2020

As of August 18th, St. Matthew’s has been blessed with many responses to our posting for a new full-time rector. All of the candidates are in various stages of discernment, with the Search Committee meeting multiple times per week to keep the process moving for each Candidate. Each Candidate provides us with a cover letter,…

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Update – Search Committee – July 31st, 2020

We have received a few more applications this week. We are in the process of scheduling some initial Zoom calls with a couple candidates in order to start distilling our list. Still a long road ahead in the discernment process. Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph, the Canon of Transition Ministry for the Diocese of…

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Comfort for a Church in Times of Crisis: The Book of Revelation

Join Father Peter on Thursdays @ 4:00 p.m. during the months of August through October for a study and discussion of The Book of Revelation. Revelation is one of the more misunderstood and perhaps misused books in the Bible. It was written to the Church by St. John at the end of the first century…

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Registration for Outdoor Worship Service on August 2nd, 2020

Starting August 2nd, Saint Matthew’s will offer an outdoor in-person worship service each Sunday at 8 a.m., weather permitting. The 9:30 a.m. service will remain livestream-only. You must register to attend the outdoor service, and attendance will be limited to 25. Registration link: https://reopen.church/r/MZEUeRNk(Registration is now open for services on August 2nd and August 9th)…

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Update on In-Person Worship Services – July 24, 2020

Saint Matthew’s will return to offering an in-person worship service beginning on August 2nd at 8:00 a.m. There will only be one in-person worship service each Sunday, and it will be held outside, weather permitting. The 9:30 a.m. service will remain livestream-only.  You must register to attend the outdoor service, and attendance will be limited…

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Update – Search Committee – July 6th, 2020

The Search Committee leads had a very productive kickoff meeting with Rev. Canon Arlette D. Benoit Joseph, the Canon of Transition Ministry for the Diocese of Pennsylvania, and we continue to work weekly with Bud Holland, our rector search consultant. Arlette mentioned that application flow will probably be a little slow until we get closer…

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