St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

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What’s Happening

Bulletin Highlights

Summer Construction: The week of Monday, August 6 will see the start of construction on the concrete entryways to the church.  In addition the parking lot will be seal coated on August 9 and 10.  We do expect full access to the church for Sunday services on August 12.

The Rector will be on vacation from July 23 through August 7.  Please contact the church office and Father Jay Walton for any ministry needs during that time.                                                    

Ministry Opportunities

Back to School Supplies will again be collected this summer to support the nearly 1000 students involved in after school programs through Episcopal Community Services in Philadelphia.  Needed are unisex backpacks and the following supplies for Elementary and Middle School Students.  Feel free to donate anything as small as a pack of pencils to a backpack full of the complete list of supplies for a student, or anything “in between.”  $25 Visa Gift cards for teachers may also be donated.  We will gather backpacks and supplies for the remainder of July and the first week of August.  The supply list follows:

Elementary Backpack(s): Set of washable colored markers, wide tips (1) Pack of 24 crayons (1) Glue stick (1) Safety scissors (1) Set of 12 colored pencils (1) #2 Pencils (5) Pencil sharpener (1) Pink eraser (1) Blue pens (2) Highlighter (1) Watercolor set and brushes (1) 2-pocket folders (2) Composition Notebook (1) Pencil Case (1) Ruler (1) Pack of filler paper, wide-ruled (1) Pack of construction paper (1)

Middle School Backpack(s): Set of 10 colored markers, fine line (1) Glue stick (1) #2 Pencils (5) Pencil sharpener (1) Blue pens (2) Red pens (2) Highlighter (1) Pink eraser (1) Protractor (1) Ruler (1) Binder (1) 2-pocket folders (2) Spiral notebook (1) Pack of filler paper, college-ruled (1) Pack of graph paper (1) 10 digit scientific calculator.

You may purchase these supplies by going to a local store (Walmart and Target are good examples for discount prices), or by going online to Amazon to the Episcopal Community Services Wish List.  Do that by entering “Wish List” in the search window, then click “find a list”, and then enter “Episcopal Community Services” in the new search window.

Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard –Your donations of boxed rice, pancake mix, pancake syrup, canned fruit, mixed fruit, pears, coffee, tea, cocoa, peanut butter, jelly, cake mix, muffin mix, gravy-any kind, canned/diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, canned tuna or chicken, oatmeal, kids boxed juice, condiments, dish soap and laundry soap are needed for the Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard.  Please bring these items to church and place them in the collection box located under the coat rack outside the kitchen.

Fellowship Opportunities 

Monday Evening Bible Study
The group is beginning a new study on the Book of Acts.  If you have been thinking of joining the study, now would be a good time to come. The group meets on the first and third Monday’s of the month. Hope to see you there.  Contact Lynn Robinson with any questions (215-628-3359.)

Discovery Bible Study
Offered every Thursday at 7:30 p.m.   Contact Pam Dunlap, for more information

Praying for Each Other
If you would like to be added to Sunday’s Prayers of the People, please call the Office, or email with your request.  As always, late-breaking requests can be given to Father Dave on Sunday mornings. Names that we receive will be listed in the Sunday Bulletins for two weeks–unless you let us know to keep them on for another two-week period.

Men’s Breakfast: A gathering of men for breakfast and Bible reflection is normally offered on the third Saturday of each month in the September – May program year. Come to be nourished in body and spirit. Contact the clergy for more information.

Youth News

Youth Group is open to all middle and high school youth and their friends.  We gather for two evenings each month, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. during the school year.  Each evening includes dinner, an activity, and an informal time of prayer or Eucharist. Please contact the Assistant to the Rector, Jay Walton for more information.