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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Worship Schedule

8:30 am Worship Service

9:45 Sunday Church School

11:00 am Worship Service


Church Office Hours

Monday – Friday    8:30 am to  4:00 pm


Evangelism Study Pastor Zimmerer will facilitate a conversational book study and discussion on the state of the church in our culture today. We will be using two books: Simple Church by Thom Ranier and Rebuilt by Michael White & Tom Corcoran. We will be discussing where the “Church fits in” to people’s lives these days and how we at St. Matthew’s might respond to our ever-changing culture and society.  Topics include: outreach, discipleship, Bible and worship styles.  We will meet in the conference room.

The class schedule is: Oct 1st and 15th @ 7:00 pm,

                                    Nov 5th and 19th @ 7:00 pm

                                    Dec 10th @ 7:00 pm 


ACTS Operation Turkey 2017

LET US SHARE OUR BLESSINGS IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

St. Matthew’s is again called to support the ACTS annual food drive to give needy f amilies in our community a happy Thanksgiving.  ACTS will supply the turkeys and we help provide the accompaniments.  Please see the list of items needed .  Please fill a bag of your choice with as many of these items as you can and bring to church by October 29 so we can deliver them to ACTS prior to the beginning of their first distribution date of November 1. Thank you for your generous support of Action in Community Through Service.

  • Canned Sweet Potatoes (15 oz)
  • Boxed Corn Muffin Mix (8.5 oz) (Jiffy)
  • Boxed Turkey Stuffing Mix (6 oz)
  • Gravy Mixes (Dry packets only please)
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce (14 oz)
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes (13.75 oz)
  • Boxed Pie Crust Mix (9 oz)
  • Canned Pumpkin Pie Mix (15 oz)
  • Evaporated Milk (12 oz cans)

Family Game Night Dates

2017-2018 School Year

(3rd Friday of the Month @ 5:00 PM)

Oct 20th  (Paint Night)

Join us at Ticonderoga Farm (Chantilly) on

Friday, November 10th at 11:00 AM.  

Pack a lunch, meet us at 11:00 AM, and prepare for a day of fun!  They have two bouncy pillows, tons of slides, pedal go-carts, animals to feed, tractor rides, a suspension bridge….we’ll even make smores over a fire pit!  PWC Schools are closed for Veteran’s Day that day….come out and have a ball!

Nov 17th – Game Night

Dec 15th – Game Night

Jan 19th  (Paint Night) – Game Night

Feb 16th – Game Night

Mar 9th*(date change) – Game Night

Apr 20th – Game Night

    


Fall Senior Luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 21, in the fellowship hall. Over 100 senior citizens from our community enjoy lunch, entertainment, Bingo and door prizes at our luncheons held several times a year.  Volunteers are needed to provide food items, help serve, call Bingo and chat with the seniors. Children and teens are especially welcome to help at this event.  Please sign up to provide food items or to help serve on the poster on the narthex bulletin board.

    


Holy Spirit Mass

with National Lutheran Choir

The Holy Spirit Mass: Together in Hope performed by the National Lutheran Choir

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm

at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Hear the world premier of a major choral-instrument work, Holy Spirit Mass, by Grammy award nominated, Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arnesen.

Reserve your free tickets at

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holy-spirit-mass-a-world-premiere-tickets-35519956145

Live stream of the concert is planned from NLCA.com.

    


Church Women  – On October 24th at 7:00 pm we will meet at St. Matthew’s for a program given by Pat  Victorson called  “Ending the Silence”.  The program includes a combination power point and brief videos addressing the need to break down the stigma about mental health conditions. Refreshments will follow. Please consider joining this presentation. For more info…

https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs/NAMI-Ending-the-Silence

    


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