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!
We are asking that parents complete a registration form for each of their children. This year, you will have the option of registering your children for Sunday School online.
We are hoping this will make the process a bit easier. Paper forms will also be available at the Welcome Center. We are looking forward to a wonderful Sunday School year with you and your family. Please help us to learn and share together. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Minihan, Sunday School Director, email@example.com or Bruce Leiby, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advent begins Sunday, December 1
A fun way to highlight Advent is to participate in our Advent Friends program. Each week, you/your family provide Advent gifts and surprises for another individual/family.
Another individual/family will be notified that they are your Advent Friends and will be providing surprises for you. Keep your identity top secret while you give gifts or do special things for your Advent Friends. Plan to surprise your friends at least three of the four weeks in Advent. It could be all four. Some ideas: send an Advent/Christmas card, Gifts of Hope, Cookies, Cakes, Candies, Games, Pizza etc.
You will have two ways to participate in Advent Friends. The first one is Advent Friends: Church Edition. We began this last year with much success. Gifts will be exchanged secretly at Church. You will drop off and pick up your gifts upstairs in room 208. We created the Church Edition for individuals and families who want to participate in the fun of Advent Friends but do not want to run the risk of falling into bushes or missing a sidewalk step. Your second choice is Advent Friends: Home Edition. Gifts will be delivered secretly to the person’s /family’s home.
This year you will have two ways to register. You can complete a Registration Form or you can register on-line by clicking here. Paper forms may be placed in the offering plates, returned to the Welcome Center or the Church office. All forms and on-line registrations need to be completed by Sunday, November 24. You will be notified who your Advent Friends are the week of November 25. Last year, we had 24 individuals/families who participated in Advent Friends. Please consider participating in this fun event during Advent!
The Big Reveal of Advent Friends will be at the Epiphany Dinner on January 5th at 5pm.
Please save this date on your calendar NOW and plan to attend!!!