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Sunday Morning Details

Ash Wednesday
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
7:30 p.m.
Adult Forum
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,
surprising view.
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
Shrove Tuesday
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.

Ministries Opportunities

Layette Ingathering
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 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.

Upcoming Events


Monday Evening Bible Study
After completing a study on the Gospel of Mark, the group will focus on Colossians. Come join us on  February 20 from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the parish library (across from the offices.) Contact Lynn Robinson with any questions (215-628-3359).

Women’s Group
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
to let her know you are coming.
Men’s Breakfast
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
Psalm 119:33-40
1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 (7:45 & 9:00 a.m.) 
Matthew 5:38-48

Preaching on February 19 is Jay Walton.

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 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, trevajohn@comcast.net

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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