St. Matthew's Episcopal Church 919 Tennis Avenue | Maple Glen, Pennsylvania 19002 | 215-646-4092

The Lifelong Learning Ministry: Adults


Seven-week Bible Study, September – October, 2023

When: Most Tuesdays, from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.

Online: Participate on Zoom

This seven-week Bible Study is based on the book Hearing God by Dallas Willard.  This study will meet on Tuesday evenings (Wednesdays some weeks) from 7:30-8:45pm and will explore scripture passages to discern how God speaks to us.  It is not necessary to read the book!  Have to miss a session? No problem, each session stands on its own! We gather on Zoom at

September 5 (Tuesday) Does God speak to us? Join us to explore if it is possible to hear God speaking to us and how we can make ourselves available to listen.

September 13 (Wednesday) Is it possible to have conversations with God? Join us as we read 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and observe God leading us step by step as we converse with him about the things that matter to us. Covers Chapters: Covers Preface & Chapter 1.

September 19 (Tuesday) Do you think of God as a good friend? Join us as we read Matthew 25: 18 -30 and explore the need to understand God as a friend and coworker. Covers Chapters 2 & 3.

September 26 (Tuesday) How can the Bible help you have a conversational relationship with God? Join us as we read Psalm 19:7-14 and discuss how to read the Bible openly, honestly, intelligently, and persistently in developing a conversational life with God. Covers Chapters 4, 5 & 6.

October 3 (Tuesday) Do you want to hear God’s still, small voice? Join us as we read 1 Kings 19:2-18 and explore how God speaks primarily in the still, small voice as we develop a conversational relationship. Covers Chapter 7.

October 11 (Wednesday) What if you hear something unexpected or unwanted? Join us as we read Acts 10:9-23, 44-48 and recognize that God may say unexpected things and ask us to interact with unfamiliar people. Covers Chapter 8.

October 17 (Tuesday) What might happen if you work as a colaborer with God? Join us as we read 1 Chronicles 14:8-17 and see how colaborers with God freely engage in conversation with God. Covers Chapter 9 & Epilogue.


The people of Saint Matthew’s gather weekly for prayer and conversational gatherings.

Mondays at 7:00 PM (first & third Monday each month) is Bible Study (Zoom Login)

Thursdays at 9:00 AM is Morning Prayer (Zoom Login)