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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St. Matthew’s this fall!
Huge News to share! We have a FREE 2 hour event at Laser Quest at Potomac Mills booked for Thursday, October 18th from 5:00-7:00. There are no tricks. It is 100% free. We have the ability to host 70 children. All kids will get to play three 20 minute “battles.” Laser Quest wants all of our non-church families to also feel welcome to come and join us at this event, just like you do at our other events. If you are reading this, you are invited and wanted!!!
To sign up:
Scroll up and click on the orange SignUp Genius rectangle. Click on our Elementary Youth group icon…..
find the date for Oct. 18th….sign up!
FYI: there will also be a different night for the Middle/High youth groups…also space for 70 on that night.
High School STOCKHOLDER Spaghetti Luncheon
October 21 following the Second Service 12:30
The Youth that attended the National Youth Gathering wish to express their appreciation to the Congregation members who “Took Stock in the Youth”. A Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad & Italian Bread dinner will be served . They will share their personal experiences of their time at the National Youth Gathering in Texas along with a slide show of the trip.
Current Stockholders will receive an invitation.
If you are not a current Stockholder and you wish to attend, Stock Certificates will be available in the Narthex before and after each service for $50.
Thank you for supporting St. Matthew’s Youth!!!
“Confirmation,” also called “Affirmation of Baptism,” is an opportunity for our young people to affirm for themselves the promises that their parents, sponsors and congregation made for them at their baptism. In our baptism service at St. Matthew’s, we the congregation promise to welcome these lives into our community and to support them in their faith formation. Please join us in celebrating the ministry at work in the lives of our new confirmands on Reformation Sunday, October 28th, 2018. A reception will follow the 11 o’clock service. Please look for a sign-up in the narthex if you are willing to help provide food items for the reception.
Sunday, October 28th at 2:30 pm
Join us as we discuss The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone.
In 1916, a young poetry scholar was hired to find secret messages embedded in Shakespeare’s plays. She soon learned to apply her skills to an exciting new venture: codebreaking. Fagone chronicles the life of this extraordinary woman who played an integral role in our nation’s history—from the Great War to the Cold War. Elizebeth Smith Friedman helped catch gangsters and smugglers, exposed a Nazi spy ring in South America, and fought a clandestine battle of wits against Hitler’s Reich, cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine. She and her husband William are considered the “Adam and Eve” of the NSA.
We will end our 2018 Book Group discussions on Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. with Our Souls at Night, Kent Haruf’s final installment (published after his death) from Holt, Colorado, the familiar setting of all of his stories. Two neighbors, both in the autumn years of their lives, have long been living alone in their houses, now empty of family—the nights so terribly lonely, especially with no one to talk to. “A fitting close to a storied career . . . a powerful pared-down story of two characters who refuse to go gently into that good night.”
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