Sunday Morning Details
Come and mark the beginning of Lent on Wednesday, March 1. Ashes
and Eucharist will be offered at three hours: 7:00 a.m., 12 Noon, and
Meets Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall
February 5 - TED: "The Doubt Essential to Faith. When Lesley Hazleton was
writing a biography of Muhammed, she was struck by something: the night he
received the revelation of the Koran, according to early accounts, his first reaction
was doubt, awe, even fear. And yet this experience became the bedrock of his belief.
Hazleton calls for a new appreciation of doubt and questioning as the foundation of
faith - and an end to fundamentalism of all kinds.
February 12 - TED: "Is Religion Good or Bad? Plenty of good things are done in
the name of religion, and plenty of bad things too. But what is religion exactly - is it
good or bad, in and of itself? Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah offers a generous,
February 19 - TED: "Letting Go of God. An excerpt from comedian Julia Sweeney's
solo show - how the visit of two young Mormon missionaries touched off a quest to rethink
her own beliefs.
February 26 - Discovery Bible Study
Our annual Pancake Supper will be held on Tuesday, February 28 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
The price of the supper is $6 for children 10 and under, $10 for adults, and $35 max for a
family. Please sign up on the sheets provided in the lobby, or call the church office,
215-646-4092 Sponsored by our youth group and the
proceeds from the supper will benefit the Youth Mission Trip.
Can You Help?
We would like to add one persons to the team that prepares
the altar for our worship services. Speak with Dave Robinson.
New clothing for children ages infant through age 6 may be donated and sent to
Saint Timothy's Episcopal Mission in Kentucky for distribution in this impoverished
Appalachian area. Donations will be accepted through February 26 and may be
placed in the box provided outside the parish hall.
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.
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.
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Monday Evening Bible Study
Women's Group will meet on Monday,
February 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the home
of Nancy McElwee. We will be
discussing books we would like to
read this year and then discuss at
our meetings. If you have books you
would like to recommend, we encourage
you to join us and bring your book
recommendations. All women of
Saint Matthew's are invited. Please
call Nancy at 215-855-1888 or
email at email@example.com
to let her know you are coming.
Will be held on Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 a.m. Join us for food,
meditation on scripture and prayer.
Scripture Reading for Today
Scripture Reading for Sunday, February 19, Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Preaching on February 19 is Jay Walton.
Praying for Each Other
Sunday Morning Nursery Care
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 provides a meaningful way to start the day.
Join us during Lent to see...Every Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
For information/questions contact
Treva McLaughlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
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