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

Sun Dec 24th  Christmas Eve:  

                  5:00 pm Children’s Service; 

                  7:00 pm, 9:00 pm, 11:00 pm

                                   Candle Light Service with communion

Mon Dec 25th  Christmas DayWorship 11:00 am


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.

Last Class is  Dec 10th @ 7:00 pm 

Family Game Night Dates

2017-2018 School Year

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

The whole family is invited to join us Friday, December 15th at 5:00 pm

in the basement at St. Matt’s for pizza and Gingerbread House decorating!

Please sign up

with what you can contribute.

We need fruit, veggies, juice boxes, water, graham crackers, icing and candy.

Hope to see you there!!

Save the Dates…

Jan 19th  (Paint Night) – Game Night

Feb 16th – Game Night

Mar 9th*(date change) – Game Night

Apr 20th – Game Night

    


December 9th 8:30 am.  

All men of the congregation and friends are invited to this time of food, fellowship and education.  Please sign-up in the narthex if you are planning on attending.  Following a hearty breakfast Ron Trostel, a certified National Home Inspector will share with us a program and slides: Everything You Need to Know About Home Inspections.   Even if you are not selling or buying a home, there will be lots of good tips for homeowners.

PLEASE JOIN US…The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on Sunday, December 10, 9:45 AM.

All members are asked to attend!

The purpose of the meeting will be to elect three members to serve on Church Council and two members to serve on the Mission Fund. We will also discuss and vote on the Ministry Plan for 2018.


Advent Reflections will be held at the home of Pat Robbins on Sunday, December 10 at 2:30

Watch for the sign up poster in the narthex.

The Quiet Center- Advent Reflections with Tom Keesecker

On Sunday, December 10, 6pm, Tom Keesecker will share his new piano collection The Quiet Center in an hour long presentation of Advent music, song, and reflection. Tom was the Music Director at St Matthew’s for several years in the mid-80s. Since then he has served Lutheran and Catholic parishes in Maryland and Montana. His church music is published by several leading church music publishers and has been sung and performed in many churches and venues in several countries.

He recorded The Quiet Center in a professional studio last winter and will have CDs available for $8 the night of the performance.  Look for his facebook page at Thomas Keesecker, composer.

The Sunday School Christmas Program will be on Sunday, Dec. 17th at 6:00pm.

 Children of all ages will participate in this program. The children will learn their songs during the Sunday School Hour.  We will have two rehearsals on Dec. 9th and 16th from 10:30 – noon.


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