St. 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!
We are part of the Metropolitan Washington Synod, which includes the areas of Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
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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at St. Matthew’s!
The Evangelism Committee is developing a hospitality team to study what we do here at St. Matt’s, as well as “best practices” in the area of hospitality and welcoming guests and visitors… and then recommending and implementing ideas and suggestions to try. We are planning to meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays over the next two months from 7:00-8:00 pm. If you are interested in this study/discussion, please email Pastor at: email@example.com
Tables of Fellowship Saturday, Mar 23rd
Join us for dinner and fellowship in a small group setting. You are invited to host a meal in your home or join others in another home for dinner. This is a great way to get to know your fellow St. Matthew’s parishoners!
Please see poster on the bulletin board for more information and to sign up !
Interested in learning more about membership at St. Matthew’s? Pastor Zimmerer will be hosting a New Member Orientation and “Get to Know St. Matt’s” conversation on Sunday, March 24th from 3:00-4:30. Come learn about basic Lutheran beliefs and practices ~ ask questions ~ get to know some of our leaders!
Blood does the life-sustaining job of bringing oxygen to all of our cells. Severe loss of blood volume is a life-threatening emergency, but in many cases bystanders can step in and help.
Join us for a short tutorial on how to control life-threatening bleeding in the minutes between injury and the arrival of professional responders. Topics will include basic vascular anatomy (where major blood vessels are), responder safety, and the use of basic bleeding control tools such as tourniquets and pressure dressings. We will discuss myths around the use of tourniquets, and special circumstances such as the use of blood thinners.
Young people are welcome with parental guidance. We will not be showing graphic pictures or videos during this presentation.
Sponsored by the Church Women, open to everyone. Presented by Rebecca Lucast. Questions? Contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-402-5204.
First Communion classes forming
Pastor Zimmerer will be teaching a First Communion instruction class for those children interested in receiving the sacrament.
The classes will be taught Sundays, March 31st and April 7th from 12:30-1:30 pm. At least one parent is requested to attend with your child. If your child is beginning to take part in the worship liturgy or ask questions about worship – these are signs they might be ready. Questions?.. speak to Pastor.
Special Lenten Concert
Sunday, April 7, 2019, 7 pm
Composer and pianist Tom Keesecker returns to lead us in a quiet hour of piano music, reflection, and poetry. His new collection of piano music, “The Quiet Journey”, takes its inspiration from the hymn “Bless Now, O God, the Journey” (ELW #326) –
Bless now, O God, the journey that all your people make,
the path through noise and silence, the way of give and take.
The trail is found in desert and winds the mountain round,
then leads beside still waters, the road where faith is found.
Tom will have CDs of “The Quiet Journey” available for purchase after the program.
Tom has served as a musician in both Lutheran and Roman Catholic parishes in Virginia, Montana, and Maryland. His award-winning choral music is published by several publishers. His studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Catholic University School of Music in Washington, D.C. prepared him for a career in which he has mixed classical technique and jazz improvisation. During the last decade he has explored the nexus of creativity and healing and its implication for liturgical musicians. He and his wife, Tricia, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary in December 2019.
ACTS has a great way for you to celebrate spring by donating to their Prom Shop so more girls can enjoy that special day. They are collecting dresses, shoes, new make-up and accessories to share with the kids. Items may be brought to church and left in the ACTS closet thru Apr 9. Please call Lydia at (703) 441-8606 ext. 249 for more info.
A Seder Meal is a Christian Passover. On Holy Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30 we will be hosting a Seder Meal celebration as part of our Holy Week worship opportunities. Join us as we remember through food and drink God’s saving act of leading the Hebrew nation out of their Egyptian slavery. This experience is open to all, but is especially helpful for confirmands and those taking first communion instruction. A free will offering will be taken to cover the cost of food. Please sign-up in the narthex, so that we have sufficient seating and food.
Sign up also if you’d like to help set-up and serve.
Questions… email or speak to Pastor.