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.

Worship Schedule

8:30 am and 11:00 am Worship Service

9:45 Sunday School

Church Office Hours

Monday – Friday    9:00 am to  4:00 pm


We are streamlining our

Sign up process…

Use this link to sign up for greeting, lector,
communion assistant, acolyte, and nursery.
You can also sign up for all
Elementary  Youth Activities  through this link.
We will be adding more activities to this sign up each week!

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St. Matthew’s this fall!


Elementary Youth

Gingerbread House Night

Friday, December 14th 5:00 pm

All are welcome! We will eat pizza for dinner (free will donation collected to cover cost of pizza) before constructing the Gingerbread houses. Please sign up and list what items you can bring to add to our meal together. We need fruit, vegetables, juice boxes, water and dessert.

Please bring graham crackers, a tub of icing, and a bag of candy for each child.

Sign up at www.stmatthews.us

Click on Sign Up Genius button,

    then Elementary Youth button if you are coming!

Photos with Santa

Join us Saturday, December 15th  10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Meet at St. Matthew’s back parking lot

Professional photographs by Sasha Darnell

There is no cost, however cash donation to local food bank and/or pet food/treat for PWC Animal Shelter are welcome!

 


Sunday School Christmas Program

Sunday, December 16, 6:00 pm

 All children ages 3 through High School are invited to participate in this year’s program “Signs of Christmas.” All practices will be held during Sunday School. There will be no Saturday rehearsals. The 3, 4, and 5 year old children will wear angel costumes provided by church. We would like all other children to wear solid red or green shirts, preferably without logos. Our program will be followed by a cookie and punch reception. Each family is asked to bring 2 dozen cookies to share.


Christmas Decorating

The Greening of the Church will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 18th at 7:00 PM.  There will be jobs for all ages and levels of experience. We will be setting up and decorating the large Christmas tree, placing decorations around the church, setting up the poles for candlelight services, and more. Bring a plate of Christmas cookies to share if you wish and join in the decorating fun!

What goes up must come down… Mark your calendars

De-greening the church will be Thursday, January 3rd at 7 pm.


December Worship Services

December 23 – Advent 4 – 11 am only

 Christmas Eve

 December 24    5:00 pm – Family Celebration of Christmas  

7:00, 9:00 and 11:00 pm – Festive Candlelight & Eucharist Service

*Bells may be brought to ring at the Hymn of Praise

Christmas Day

December 25      11:00 am – A Service of Carols & Communion

December 30– 1st Sunday of Christmas – 8:30 and 11am Service  NO Sunday School


Epiphany Dinner, January 6, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Please join us, one and all, for our Epiphany Dinner on Sunday January 6, 2019 at 5PM.  The Fellowship and Christian Education Committees invite you to an evening of fun, learning, and fellowship.  Epiphany is commonly known as the “Three Kings Day” when the three kings, wise men, or Magi visited the baby Jesus in Bethlehem.  It is also the church season of the same name.  During the evening we will crown our Twelfth Night King and Queen.  Doug Baumgardt will share an Epiphany lesson and songs.

Our final activity will be the revealing of Advent Friends!

Please sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

This is an evening for the entire Congregation!!!

If you have any questions, contact

Tessa Wise at tessawise@gmail.comor Bruce Leiby at leibybb@hotmail.com.


January Travel Breakfast

Saturday, January 12th  8:30-10:00

Come join us for a time of food and fellowship as Chuck and Pat Moler take us on a “trip” to India.  Recently they visited Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur, and Udaipur. All cities in the northern part of the country. This is the area known as the “Golden Triangle”.   They will share the magnitude and beauty of the sites in this area that includes the Taj Mahal, but also with the stark contrasts between rich and poor.

Please sign up on the narthex bulletin board so we have enough food prepared.

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