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.

Livestreamed Service from Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Watch our livestreamed Sunday Service from Sunday, March 29th, 2020. Father Peter preached, and both Martha Reynolds from the Arise band, and Phil Lefevre, our organist, were on hand to provide our music.  The bulletin from this service can be downloaded here. Livestream of our service on Sunday, March 22nd. Posted by St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church…

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Children & Youth Ministry Update – March 24th, 2020

To our beloved families, We know that your inboxes have been flooded with messages relating to Covid-19 over the last few days. Let’s decide to put the dreariness to the side, and hear some GOOD news: Christ never stops working at Saint Matthew’s. Our staff and volunteers have been hard at work over the past few days, thinking of the…

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Update – Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Dearest Parishioners, I have several important updates to share relating to our life and ministry at Saint Matthew’s: Suspension of Live WorshipThe Vestry and I met several times over the last few days to consider how long we should suspend our worship services and programmatic activities. We were informed that Bishop Gutierrez, in consultation with…

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Livestreamed Service from Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Watch our livestreamed Sunday Service from Sunday, March 22nd. Father Peter preached, and both Martha Reynolds from the Arise band, and Phil Lefevre, our organist, were on hand to provide our music.  The bulletin from this service can be downloaded here. Livestream of our service on Sunday, March 22nd. Posted by St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on Sunday,…

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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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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…

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Update – Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

A blessed St. Patrick’s Day, St. Matthew’s.   I include a brief reflection on St. Patrick and his most famous hymn below for your reflection.  The hymn number is 370 if you feel like singing.  I am including the more literal text than the one that appears in the Hymnal.  It seems more poetic. My staff…

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Update – Monday, March 16th, 2020

Good afternoon St. Matthews, Yesterday was the is the first time in 40 years of ministry that I have cancelled Sunday services.  But we have not seen a moment like this in my lifetime.  It is clear that this is the appropriate response to protect you our people, particularly those most at risk. We your…

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Sunday Services Canceled on 3/15 and 3/22

My dear friends, Last evening, Bishop Gutierrez sent a letter to the clergy of Montgomery County advising us to close our churches. Chris Suhy, our Senior Warden and I have consulted with other Parish leaders this evening and we agree that it is best that we close St. Matthew’s for the next two weeks.  Informing…

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Letter Regarding Changes Due to COVID-19

Friday, March 13th, 2020 Beloved in Christ, Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered schools closed in Montgomery County and urged all residents to refrain from attending gyms, theaters, stores, and large gatherings due to the spread of the COVID-19, the coronavirus, for the next two weeks.  What does this mean for us at St. Matthews? We…

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