St Paul wrote to the Corinthians (and us): Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Sunday worshipers gather before and after the service to socialize and enjoy coffee, tea and a very tempting variety of sweets. A great time to catch up on what’s going on in each others lives!
What better way to end a week than to enjoy fellowship and scintillating conversation over a plate of good food (prepared by someone else!). Following the 5 o’clock services on Saturdays, 9-12 members of St. Matthew have traipsed to a different restaurant on the first Saturday of each month. They have gathered at Rosie’s Pizza, Neptune Diner, Grand China and the Park City Diner.
Once a year near Candelmas ( a Christian Holy Day commemorating the presentation of baby Jesus at the Temple) the St Matthew family gathers for a High Teas featuring special tea, fancy sandwiches, lots of sweets and joyful fellowship.
Christmas & Other Craft Fairs
Several times each year members and friends gather to make seasonal crafts. Kits of required materiel for each craft item is provided along with guidance and direction. Snacks and beverages served. Lots of fun!
Organizes monthly (first Tuesdays at 1:30) fellowship events typically featuring a movie or interesting speaker. All welcome!
Members ‘sign-up’ to be an informal point of continuing friendly contact with shut-ins and members who have difficulty getting to church.
College Student Care Packages
Get ready for exams ‘Care’ packages are sent to St Matthew’s college students each semester.
S Clyde Weavers
A weekly opportunity (except during Lent) to meet with Pastor and other St Matthew members at this nearby delicatessen on Lititz Pike. On Wednesdays from 10 am to 11:30am