St. Matthew's Episcopal


St. Matthew Episcopal Church

We are a community of welcoming Christian disciples, shaped by faith, worshiping in Sunbury, and living the Gospel everywhere.

The Diocese is suspending worship in all parishes from March 16 until further notice.

An important weekly message from Bishop Scanlan (new every Friday)

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A spiritual communion is a personal devotional that anyone can pray at any time to express their desire to receive Holy Communion at that moment, but in which circumstances impede them from actually receiving Holy Communion.

To those of us who are not able to receive the Holy Sacrament on any day we do not have Eucharist, I offer the prayer used by the National Cathedral:


My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar. I love you above all things, and long for you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though you have already come, I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you; never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

(St. Alphonsus de Liguori, 1696-1787)


Dear Good People of St. Matthew’s:

We are continuing our time of Physical Distancing as we participate in the common good of keeping one another safe during the the COVID-19 virus.  We practice this method of self-quarantine to protect ourselves, our church family, as well as to protect our own family, neighbors and friends we all hold near and dear.

We have now moved into Easter.  How do we celebrate with joy when we are living in such uncertain times?  Please join us online as we work together to find ways to be “Easter People” even during a pandemic.

We have an opportunity to be Christ’s followers in ways that can be uplifting for all of us.  I humbly ask each of us to keep one another in prayer — to keep “checking in” on those we are concerned about — and finally, to give one another the chance to respond graciously to any needs we find.  To that end, I would ask that you please let me know if you, or anyone in the parish, becomes ill with the virus.  I can be reached by cell phone, rectory phone, email, text, or Facebook messenger.


Mother Robin+

Please join us for Pentecost, this coming Sunday May 31 at 10:00 am.

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For the readings on Pentecost, click here.  (We’ll be reading Numbers, Acts, and John 7)

7th Sunday of Easter May 24.

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For the readings on Sunday, click here.




 His Disciples Food Pantry Saturday,

May 30, 2020 from  9:00-11:00 am.



Cole Allen Diaper Pantry Saturday,

June 6, 2020, from 10:00 – 11:30 am








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