St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

The Lifelong Learning Ministry: Adults

ADULT LIFELONG LEARNING FORUM

  • Held most Sundays at 11:00 AM over Zoom
  • You can join us on Zoom here

Newcomers and regulars alike gather in St. Matthew’s virtual ministry space each week to discern and teach each other in Jesus’s Way of Love.

Prior to our weekly meeting, we invite you to study scripture, church history, or
theological commentaries at your own pace. We aim to engage all members of our community through highly accessible and portable modalities such as podcasts and video lessons.

At our meeting time each Sunday our group engages in rich conversation about the week’s topic. We unpack the scriptures together and wonder about their application in our daily lives.

We close our sessions by surrounding each other with heartfelt support, discerning counsel, and transformational prayer. Whether you are 99 or 19 years old, we invite you to join us on this lifelong journey to truly know and practice the ways of Jesus.

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St. George’s College, Jerusalem
A RIVER THROUGH THE DESERT: A LENT PILGRAMAGE

During Sundays in Lent we will take a video pilgrimage together through the Holy Land. Offered by St. George’s College, Jerusalem, The Holy Land video series invites one to experience the beauty, wonder and inspiration of this most sacred region.

You can view each week’s video at your convenience at any point in the week, and then join us on Sundays via Zoom for conversation and fellowship. We look forward to our Journey with Christ together with you!

WEEK #3 – MARCH 7: THE MOUNTAIN

A thoughtful reading of the Bible shows that many of the themes and important events in the New Testament are prefigured by themes and events in the Old Testament. This will hold true for much of what we consider in this Lent course. As mentioned before, Matthew, in his gospel account, can be seen to be presenting Jesus as a new Moses leading people out of slavery into liberation. So, it is not surprising that the mountain of Sinai should find some reflections in the life of Jesus. (Read More)

WEEK #2 – FEBRUARY 28: THE WATER WELL

Water is a vital element in the sustenance of human life. We can survive without water to drink for four days at most. In ancient civilisations, dwellings would only be built around, or near, a reliable fresh water supply. In Jerusalem, it was the Gihon Spring in the Kidron Valley which enabled King David to make the city his capital. If there was no spring, then an underwater supply would need to be found and if successful, then a well could be built over it to enable water to be collected and carried. (Read More)

WEEK #1 – FEBRUARY 21: THE DESERT

The desert has profound significance in Christian life. We are most readily drawn to think about the desert because of Jesus’s temptations there which mark the beginning of his public ministry. But that significant moment evokes the much earlier foundational event of the Exodus of the Hebrew people who escaped the clutches of Pharaoh on a long journey towards the ‘Promised Land’. (Read More)

St. George’s College, Jerusalem is also hosting two Live from Jerusalem webinars:


PRAYER GROUPS

The people of Saint Matthew’s gather weekly for prayer and conversational gatherings.

Mondays at 7:30 PM (every other week): is Bible Study (Zoom Login)

Tuesdays at 7:30 PM: is the Prayer and Share group (Zoom Login)

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM: is Noon Day Prayer (Zoom Login)

Thursdays at 9:00 AM: is Morning Prayer (Zoom Login)