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!
  
Church Office
The Church Office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
through the Labor Day weekend.
 
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
 

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.
 
Fill the Bus, 2017
Each summer, ECS hold a back-to-school drive called Fill the Bus to support the
education of our school-aged participants.  For more than 20 years, supporters
like you have stepped up.  Last year’s very successful drive provided the
much-needed backpacks and school supplies to help ECS children and youth
excel in the classroom.  Our award-winning afterschool enrichment program,
Out of School Time, now serves more than 600 students, and we serve
300 additional students in our other programs.  Please help us in the following ways:
 
You may donate an empty new unisex backpack.
 
You may donate any or all of the following supplies to fill a backpack for
either Elementary of Middle School
 
Elementary Backpack                                                Middle School Backpack
Set of Washable colored markers, wide tips                Set of 10 colored markers fine line
Pack of 24 crayons                                                       Glue Stick
Glue stick                                                                      5 - #2 Pencils
Safety scissors                                                              Pencil Sharpener
Set of 12 colored pencils                                              2 – Blue Pens
5 - #2 Pencils                                                                2 – Red Pens
Pencil sharpener                                                           1 - Highlighter
Pink eraser                                                                    Pink eraser
2-Blue pens                                                                  1-Protractor
2-Red pens                                                                   1-Ruler
1-Highlighter                                                               2-2 pocket folders
Watercolor set and brushes                                         Spiral notebook
2-pocket folders                                                          1 Pack of filler paper, college-ruled
1-Spiral notebook                                                       1 Pack of graph paper
1-Pack of filler paper, wide-rule                                 10 digit scientific calculator
1-Pack of construction paper
 
You may provide a $25 Visa gift card for teachers to support classroom activities year-round.
 
All gifts should be returned by Sunday, August 26.

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 is beginning a new study on the Book of Acts. 
They will meet on August 6 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the library. 
If you have 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.   Contact Pam Dunlap,
pamela.dunlap@verizon.net for more information
 

Women’s Group
Will meet on Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m.
in the home of Nancy McElwee to discuss the
book  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.
Please contact Nancy, 215-855-1888 to
let her know you are coming.  All
women of Saint Matthew's are welcome
to attend. 

Saint Matthew's Day
Will be celebrated on Sunday, September 24th as we
remember 50 years of service and worship in the name
of Jesus Christ. 
 

Scripture Reading for Today

 

Scripture Reading for Sunday, July 23, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 44:6-8
Psalm 86:11-17
Romans 8:12-25 (7:45 & 9:00 a.m.)
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

 

Preaching on July 23 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
Tel. 215-646-4092 • Fax 215-646-3840
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