What's Happening

Sunday Morning Details

                                                 
 
50th Anniversary
Saint Matthew's Church will celebrate it's 50th Anniversary as a worshiping 
congregation on Sunday, September 10.  A celebratory brunch will be served
following the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. services.  Please reserve that Sunday on
your calendar and join us to  celebrate this milestone!
 
Adult Forum
Has concluded and will resume in the fall. 
 
Vacation Bible School
VBS will be held Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 15.  This year's theme will
be Hero Central. There will be a VBS meeting on Wednesdy, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.
in the Choir Room.  Anyone interested in helping with VBS should plan on attending
this meeting.  Contact: Laura Zakrzewski, laurazak@verizon.net.  
 
Phillies Tickets Raffle to Support the Mission Trip 
Enter to win 4 tickets 8 rows behind home plate to a Phillies game. 
Winner will also receive preferred parking pass and each ticket includes
$30 in credit for food or souvenirs.  Only $20 per raffle ticket! Drawing
will be on May 31.
 
Parish Clean Up Day 
On Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. we will be having a parish
spruce up day.  We will be removing shrubs, small brush and other plantings
from specific beds around the church.  Come for all or part of the time. 
Many hands make for light work.  Lunch will be provided afterwards.
 
End of Year Picnic
Saint Matthew's Youth and Family Ministries presents Summer Picnic on
June 11,
Noon through 2:00 p.m.  Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burgers and cake will be
provided.  Please bring a salad and dessert to share.  This is a rain or shine event.
No need to RSVP,  just show up,
 
Position Open at Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church: Parish Secretary/Receptionist
Saint Matthew's Church seeks a personable, highly organized individual who
enjoys teamwork and engagement with a variety of people and administrative tasks. 
Primary responsibilities include preparation of worship bulletins and the monthly
newsletter, attendance reports, web site maintenance, parish communications,
ministry scheduling, answering phone calls and greeting visitors to the office.  
The normally scheduled hours are 9 am - 1 pm or 2 pm Monday through
Thursday during the school year, and 9 am - 1 pm Tuesday and Wednesday
during the summer season.  We anticipate an orientation/training period to
begin in June of this year. Please send inquiries with resume to Dave Robinson
 
Recognizing our Graduates 
Saint Matthew’s would like to recognize the achievements of church members
graduating from Graduate School, College, High School or any other program
or institute.  Please contact the church office, 215-646-4092 or Parsecy@verizon.net
and let us know from which school you are graduating, any activities in which you were
involved both in school and church and your future plans.
                                        

Ministries Opportunities

 
 
Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard 
Donations of baked beans, canned sweet peas, boxed instant mashed potatoes,
canned fruit, mixed fruit, pears, boxed snacks/crackers, coffee, tea, cocoa,
boxed cereals, hot cereal (oatmeal), pancake mix and pancake syrup 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 racks outside the kitchen.
 
Interfaith Volunteers
Every June, Saint Matthew’s hosts  3 families from the
Interfaith Hospitality Alliance (IHA).  The families are carefully screened and must
qualify to enter the Interfaith Hospitality program.  
The families that enter the IHA program are not looking for a handout; they are looking
for a helping hand to get them back on their feet.  This year, we have 3 other buddy
congregations that will be adopting the families for several days during their stay at
St. Matthew’s. Interfaith is a volunteer effort where individuals, entire families, the young,
the old and everyone in between can participate for a worthwhile cause.  This is a wonderful
way to serve our community and give just a few hours of your time.  Here are a
few easy ways to participate in the IHN outreach project.  While our guests are
residing with us, we will need volunteers to prepare and serve dinner, provide
AM and PM transportation, stay overnight and launder linens.  Whether this
is your first time or you have volunteered in the past, we have dedicated coordinators
that will guide you through each of the volunteer opportunities, and answer any
questions that you may have.  There are signup sheets and additional info in the lobby. 
We also have an electronic signup available via Sign up Genius.  You can find the link
on the main page of the Church’s website (www.saintmattsec.org).  Please contact
Joe Higgins with any questions at jdh719@aol.com or 215-208-3828.

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.
 
Youth Group has ended for the summer and will restart in the fall.

Upcoming Events

 

Monday Evening Bible Study
The group has concluded their study on Colossians and will begin a
new study on the Book of Acts.  They will meet on June 5 and 19
at 7:30 p.m. in the library.  If you been thinking of joining the study,
now would be a good time to come.  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. in the library.  Contact Pam Dunlap,
pamela.dunlap@verizon.net for more information
 

Women’s Group
Will meet on Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
in the home of Dorothea Graham to discuss the
book   The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro
Please contact Dorothea, 215-348-5932 to
let her know you are coming. In June we are
reading Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.  All
women of Saint Matthew's are welcome
to attend. 

Robin Mark Concert:   
Worship leader and singer songwriter
Robin Mark is returning to Saint
Matthews for his 9th concert here on 
Sunday July 16., backed by the Arise
Band. Robin is from Belfast Ireland and
travels the world to praise and worship
through his music,  we sing many of his
songs at the 9:00 service.  Don't miss
this evening of worship! You can
purchase tickets by calling the church
office, 215-646-4092,
email Parsecy@verizon.net, or see
Martha Reynolds.

Scripture Reading for Today

 

Scripture Reading for Sunday, May 28, Seventh Sunday of Easter

Acts 1:6-14 (7:45 & 9:00 a.m.) 
1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
Psalm 68:4-5,7-8,17-18
John 17:1-11

 

Preaching on May 28 is David S. Robinson.

 

On-Going Announcements

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. And as always, if you have a prayer request for a longer-term for our Prayer Chain, please contact Chris Strittmatter, 215-412-3321or Judy Ermigiotti, 267-491-5286.

Sunday Morning Nursery Care
For infants and children through second grade is available every Sunday beginning at 8:55 a.m. for the 9:00 a.m. service and 10:25 a.m. for our 10:30 a.m. service.   The Nursery is located in the downstairs Nursery Room directly beneath the Parish Hall.

The Knitwits
Invite all those who enjoy knitting
or crocheting to join them on Tuesday
mornings at 10:00 a.m.  
Contact Millie Graf, 215-822-2771.
 
The Service of Morning Prayer 
Morning Prayer meets every Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
For information/questions contact
Treva McLaughlin, trevajohn@comcast.net, 215-643-5609.

An E-giving Option
Is now available for those who would like to make pledges and offerings through electronic funds transfer.  Please call the church office, 215-646-4092 on how to participate.

Weekly Bible E-notes
Brief comments on the upcoming readings for each Sunday are being sent by the rector to those who would like this way of reading scripture and preparing for our worship.  let Dave know if you'd like to be on the mailing list.

 
 

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919 Tennis Avenue • Maple Glen, Pennsylvania 19002
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