St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

Focus on the Future of Saint Matthew’s Church

All members of Saint Matthew’s are invited to join its Parish Profile Committee at several upcoming focus sessions. These group meetings are intentionally designed to engage our church’s membership in answering critical questions surrounding the assembly of the parish profile, and the qualities of our next Rector.  Several of these sessions will be held at…

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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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Sign Up for Parish Profile Focus Group Sessions

Your opinion matters! In January and February the Parish Profile Committee is conducting focus group sessions to identify the qualities we are looking for in a new Rector for Saint Matthew’s church. During the focus group session, you will answer five questions about the life and ministry of Saint Matthew’s. Please sign up to attend…

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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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Preparation for the 2020 Solemn Communion Group

While some of our children begin receiving communion at a young age, we offer Solemn Communion for further learning about the Eucharist as a group experience for elementary school children. Typically, the participants are in third grade or older. This Solemn Communion preparation is aligned with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd work and should…

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Hosts Needed for Parish Profile Focus Group Sessions

The Parish Profile Committee is looking for parishioners to host one Focus Group Session in their home in January or early February. This would involve hosting 10-12 people during the day or evening and providing a light refreshment. If you would like to host, please contact Pam Dunlap at 215-350-3985 or pamela.dunlap@verizon.net with your preferred…

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Rector Search Update – January 2020

The Vestry has executed a letter of agreement retaining the services of The Rev. Melford “Bud” Holland. He will be working with the Vestry and both our Profile and Search Committees during the transition period. Bud is a very respected transition consultant in the diocese and comes highly recommended. He was recently the transition consultant…

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Rector Search Update – December 2019

The Church Profile Committee is tasked with defining who the church is, and gleaning a collective vision of who we want to become. They will do this by conducting surveys, having small group discussions and in other ways not yet defined. Efforts will be made to hear from our entire congregation to build this vision….

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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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