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.

You 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, you are welcome here!


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



Worship Schedule for the SUMMER

8:30 am Worship Service

10:00 am Worship Service

Church Office Hours for the SUMMER

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




September 2

4 pm to 8 pm

Canterbury Woods Pool on Springwoods Drive

Bring your own float and let’s have some fun for all ages!

men's breakfast

Saturday, September 10 at 8:30 am


Our confirmation will begin this year on Wednesday, September 14th at 7:00pm.  This will be a one hour introductory meeting for the confirmands AND at least one parent.  There will be an opportunity to meet the teachers, including our new intern, Sarah Wright.  There are a few “adjustments” in this year’s program that we want to share with parents and students.  One of these changes will be that the confirmands will be required to acolyte – so parents bring your calendars.

Confirmation is a ministry of the church and parents helping to fulfill the promises made by parents and the congregation at their baptism.  At St. Matthew’s confirmation is a three year program for 7th, 8th and 9th graders. The goals of confirmation are to teach basic knowledge of the Bible, Creeds, Lutheran history and beliefs and to help the youth become active disciples living out their baptismal covenant.   Questions??? Please speak to Pastor Zimmerer.



Wine and Cheese ~ Saturday, September 17 at 7 pm

Enjoy fellowship at the home of Rob & Jan Mouw.  Please bring an appetizer and beverage to share.

spoolDo you love to read? Do you love to socialize with other women?



Drop in for Book Group at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, September 18, us for discussion of  A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. We gather in each other’s homes for conversation and light refreshments.  Watch the church bulletin for details about time and location.  Everyone is welcome.

“It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon. . .” This is how Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The Whitshanks are one of those families that radiate togetherness: an indefinable, enviable kind of specialness. But they are also like all families, in that the stories they tell themselves reveal only part of the picture. Abby and Red and their four grown children have accumulated not only tender moments, laughter, and celebrations, but also jealousies, disappointments, and carefully guarded secrets. From Red’s father and mother, newly arrived in Baltimore in the 1920s, to Abby and Red’s grandchildren carrying the family legacy boisterously into the twenty-first century, here are four generations of Whitshanks, their lives unfolding in and around the sprawling, lovingly worn Baltimore house that has always been their anchor.


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Bring a Friend Sunday

September 25, 2016

A recent study indicated that 92% of those surveyed responded that they would attend church with a friend, if only they were invited!

YOU are the key element to our

Bring a Friend Sunday becoming a success!!!!!


Think about the many places you have friends: Relatives, Close personal friends, Family with a new baby, Neighbor nearby or distant, Person who just moved in, Hobby, craft, fishing, camping friends, Contacts in organizations and clubs, Vocational associates.


Who will you invite?     Pray this prayer every day this week:

Lord Jesus, you invited tax collectors, lepers and sinners into your presence and transformed their lives. Grant me a sense of your inviting presence that I too might have the attitude of acceptance and hospitality toward all people.  I lift up to you the name(s) of my friend(s),______________________.  Grant them a sure sense of your presence in their life. Bless my asking and inviting. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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