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

Summer Worship Schedule

8:30 am Worship Service

NO Sunday Church School

10:00 am Worship Service


Church Office Hours

Monday – Friday    9:00 am to  1:00 pm

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

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Our next youth group trip is to Busch Gardens!  Save the date for

June 20th!  Cost is $80 per person, BUT this pass is good until September! So you can join us on the 20th and then visit the park whenever you want throughout the summer! Watch for a sign up.

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.

YOUTH MISSION TRIP – WE MAY HAVE A SPOT LEFT!

This year’s Mission Trip will be to Charleston, West Virginia July 9-15.

If interested please speak to Sarah Wright or Sabrina Chandler.

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

  

YOUTH BEACH TRIP   

SON & SAND RETREAT Ocean City, MD

Monday, August 7 thru 11

This trip is open to youth entering High School (9th grade) and up.  We depart the Church parking lot Monday, 10 AM and return Friday, late afternoon. We will stay at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Son and Sand Retreat Center in Ocean City, MD. The center is only a block away from the ocean!

Trip is $150 (Includes transportation and most food, but you’ll probably want to bring some spending money) Please look for

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