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!
Adult Lunch Bunch
Join us for food and fellowship
Sept 20th at Brickmaker’s Café
9751 Ox Rd Lorton, VA 22079
Saturday, Sept 22nd 9:00 am
Help get the church grounds and building ready for the new program year. We begin at 9am and sweep, dust, rake and care for our church home together. Men, Women, helpers of all ages both needed andwelcome! Join us after the work is done for the great 2ND ANNUAL Chili Cook Off!
Please sign up on the bulletin board if you can participate.
Sunday, September 23
On the 23rd of September the Youth will hold a Cookie and Punch Reception at 9:45 am as an appreciation of your support in sending them on this wonderful trip. Any outstanding “Scripture Envelopes” would be appreciated at that time. Look for a basket in the Narthex before and after each service.
Bill Mehr Drop In Center Banquet
September 29th at 7:00 pm
at First Baptist Church Minnieville Road
The Cooperative Council of Ministries is hosting the 4th Annual Bill Mehr Banquet. The evening begins with a silent auction, a full course gourmet meal and some very prominent speakers. The banquet is held to raise money to meet yearly expenses of the Bill Mehr Drop in Center for the Homeless. The Center provides essential services to the unsheltered homeless in Prince William County. The services the Center offers are nutrition and wellness programs, social skills and job readiness programs, and medical services. These programs empower individuals with marketable skills that will increase their earning potential and avoid continued homelessness.
Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bill-mehr-banquet-tickets-49054472247
Middle /High School Youth
21164 Steptoe Hill Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
Monday, October 8th
8:15 to 4:00 pm
Camp Highroad’s Team Challenge Course builds communication, cooperation and trust by helping groups to face challenges as a team. For more information check out https://www.camphighroad.org/
Please sign up at Sign Up Genius https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e4ca8af29a7f85-camp
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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