StMattCrossSt. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Woodbridge Virginia is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). We are a community that fosters faith, service, and spiritual growth.  We invite you to share our life in Christ.

ALL are welcome here!
Visiting a new church can be a bit intimidating, and we know that! To help ease the nerves, we’ve created a section of information about what to expect when visiting Saint Matthew’s. Please contact us if you need more information.

In Christ’s Name, ALL are welcome here!

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We are part of the Metropolitan Washington Synod, which includes the areas of Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Worship Schedule

8:30 am Worship Service

9:45 am Sunday Church School

11:00 am Worship Service


Church Office Hours

Monday – Friday    8:30 am to  4:00 pm

Lunch Bunch will meet

Thursday,  May 25th at 12:30 pm

at Georgee’s Grill

13641 Minnieville Rd – Woodbridge

 

Men’s June Breakfast

Join us Saturday, June 3rd

in the Fellowship Hall

for food and fellowship.

Unfortunately, we were not able

to secure a program for this month…

so we might do a couple of

small work projects around the church.  Please sign up in the narthex

if you plan on attending.

Confirmation ~ We have eight of your young people affirming their baptism (confirmation)

Pentecost Sunday, June 4th at the 11:00 am service.

We will be recognizing them with a reception in the narthex following the service.

 

Ladies Bible Study … Join us Monday, June 5, 6:30pm

as we begin a new 7 week study of

-The Armor of God with Priscilla Schirer.

A $12 workbook is available.

Please sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex. Here is a preview

 https://youtu.be/Efu6V6p2hr8?list=PLff8RH1P_VWquq_-cQkrPmVStSuPwoTDW 

 

ONE SERVICE

Sunday, June 11th at 10:00 am

We will be recognizing graduating Senior High School students at that service.

Please wear your picnic clothes to church service.

Following the service we will proceed to the picnic area for our annual church picnic.

FUN  –  FOOD  –  FELLOWSHIP  –  GAMES

Each Family/Single is asked to bring:

  • their own meat and buns (hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.)
  • a covered dish to share (salad, casserole or vegetables),
  • dessert to share.  

Grills, paper plates, cups, utensils, condiments, water and lemonade will be provided.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:30-12:30 MOONBOUNCE, GAMES, LUNCH

12:15             DESSERT AUCTION

Do you have a Home Made Dessert you are known for?   Do you dazzle ‘em with decadent chocolate desserts or candy?  Are cheesecakes or melt-in-your-mouth cookies your specialty?   If so, sign up to participate in the Dessert Auction.  Desserts will be auctioned off at the end of the Parish Picnic.  Proceeds benefit the Youth Mission Trip & the Bill Mehr Drop-In Center for the Homeless.

12:45            WATER BALLOONS

New this year… The World of Disney 5 in 1 Combo and The Big Splash Bucket Brigade.

Come prepared to get wet and have fun!!!

Book Group

Open to all.  We gather in participant homes every 4-6 weeks.  Guests may sit in for any or all conversations. Interested readers may request email updates to use for reading along with us at home.

At 2:30 P.M., on Sunday, June 25, Book Group will gather at Carolyn Trostel’s home to discuss My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.

CHURCH WOMEN

will celebrate Christmas in July

Women will gather to make Christmas Stockings for PWC foster children on Tuesday, July 11 from 9 am – noon and again from 7 – 9 pm.  We welcome all levels of talent – you do not have to know how to operate a sewing machine.   Non-sewing participants are very much needed to cut out stockings, press and decorate.   We will meet on the first floor at the end of the Sunday School classroom hallway.  Easiest way to enter is through the playground.   You may also help by providing fabric in a Christmas or colorful print.  One yard of 60” wide fleece will make 2 stockings.  2 yards of 45” fabric will also work.

 These stockings will be filled with age and gender specific gifts at the Church Women’s November Meeting.  Join us and bring a friend!

Summer Musical:  Don’t forget to register your child for our annual summer music camp which meets July 10th through the 21st.  Registration forms are available at the information desk in the narthex or online at www.stmatthews.us/resources/forms .  This year’s production will be “Oh Jonah”.  Children who have completed Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to register.  College aged volunteers are also encouraged to join the music staff for this two week musical experience.

Mark your Calendar for this

CONGREGATION WIDE EVENT –

We had so much fun last year we are doing it again!!!

Tubing on the Shenandoah! 

(Front Royal Canoe)

Thursday, July 27th – 12:00

 Tubes, rafts, kayaks available to rent …..it is a 2-3 hour float.

  

Join us July 31st – Aug 4 from 9am-12pm

At VBS Hero Central, your children will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they discover their strength in God. They will become Heroes and explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. Your Heroes will discover a Hero Verse (Bible memory verse) that will remain with them in their faith long after VBS.  Please fill out and return the registration form included in this newsletter in the offering or to the church office.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! If you are able to help with any of the duties listed on the bottom of the registration form, please let Jess Hata know. You can reach her by email at jesshata@gmai.com

  

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