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.

Summer Worship Schedule

8:30 am and 10:00 am Worship Service

Summer Church Office Hours

Monday – Friday    9:00 am to  1:00 pm

We are streamlining our

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!

https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=0FC0C8DBFCCFFA60&cs=09B5BADF8FC58B177B7C64715BB79BCE&sortby=c.community

Scroll Down for all the activities at St. Matthew’s this summer!

The Magic Putting Place

Putt Putt  and  Ice Cream

Saturday, July 17th at 6:00 pm

Bowling at Bowl America

on Occoquan Road

Wednesday, July 18th at 3:00 pm

www.bowl-america.com

2nd  Annual Pet Parade & Picnic 

at  St. Matthew’s

(Fire Pit! Hot Dogs!  Smores!)

Friday, July 20th-5:00 pm

All children are invited to dress up their pet or stuffed animal in a silly costume.

Please bring a donation for the Animal Shelter!

Saturday, July 21st   9:30 am at St. Matthew’s

Indoor Rock Climbing

Tuesday, August 7th 10:00 am

 

Washington DC

Thursday, August 9th 10 am

  

Splashdown

Tuesday, August 21st  12 pm

 

Floatie Friday

August 24th 4 pm


Reserve the Date!

St. Matthew’s Summer Music Camp will present:

Some things never grow old and never go out of fashion — some things remain “cool” forever. Bible stories are timeless, and the tale of a Godly guy named Daniel, his three side-kicks (Shadrack, Meshak and Abednego) and a fiery furnace is about as cool as it gets. So too is the classic children’s musical that recounts this captivating tale with humor, action, and spiritual heart. With the thirty-five year anniversary re-release of It’s Cool in the Furnace by Grace Hawthorne and Buryl Red, a whole new generation of kids will get to experience this certified “standard” for the first time, just as another generation will get to relive what made this musical adventure an instant classic. 

When:  July 9th – 20th: Music Camp (9:00 AM – 12:00),

                        Presentation of the musical at both services on July 22nd.

Who:  Children who have completed Kindergarten through High School and whose family worships at

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church.

What:  Bible Study, vocal training, stage presence, costume design, set design, fun and fellowship

Registration will begin on June 1st.  Spaces do fill up quickly! Registration forms are available at the church on the information table or click here.

Questions? Contact Kathy Lundgren at 703-494-3090 or Lundgrenkl@aol.com. Adult volunteers are welcome!


CHURCH WOMEN

Join St. Matthew’s Church Women for a day of service and fellowship…

Make Christmas Stockings for PWC Foster Care Children

Tuesday, July 17 – 9 am to 9pm

Sign up on the Bulletin Board in the Narthex


WE NEED YOUR HELP

Blood Drive

Saturday, July 21 – 7:00 am

at St. Matthew’s

Sign up online at http://bit.ly/StMatthewLutheran0721

to choose your time slot!


FELLOWSHIP

Adult Cooking Class

Saturday, July 21 – 7:00 pm

Look for sign up sheet on the bulletin board.


BOOK GROUP  

 

On Sunday July 22nd  we will spend some time in South Africa with Gerda Saunders as we discuss her memoir Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia. We will meet at Linda Mazzucchi’s home, 13393 Gandall Ct. 20112, at 2:30 p.m. 

Based on the “field notes” she keeps in her journal, Memory’s Last Breath is Gerda Saunders’ astonishing window into a life distorted by dementia. She writes about shopping trips cut short by unintentional shoplifting, car journeys derailed when she loses her bearings, and the embarrassment of forgetting what she has just said to a room of colleagues. Coping with the complications of losing short-term memory, Saunders, a former university professor, nonetheless embarks on a personal investigation of the brain and its mysteries, examining science and literature, and immersing herself in vivid memories of her childhood in South Africa.

Next our travels will take us to the Middle East. On Sunday August 19 at 2:30 p.m. we will discuss Don’t Go by Lisa Scottoline. 

LScottoline has thrilled millions with her emotionally-charged novels that feature strong women; in Don’t Go she breaks new ground delivering the story of a soldier who discovers what it means to be a man, a father, and ultimately, a hero. Called to serve as an army surgeon in Afghanistan, Dr. Scanlon is acutely aware of the dangers he’ll face and the hardships it will cause his wife and newborn daughter. Ironically, while he is saving wounded soldiers in a war-torn country, his wife dies in their suburban kitchen, the victim of an apparent household accident. Devastated, he returns home to find that it was more than an accidental death. Worse, he learns a shocking secret that sends him in a downward spiral—a gripping, thrilling and profoundly emotional story.

On Sept. 16 we will end the summer with the discussion of GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love by Duncan Barrett.


Congregational Tubing Trip!

Thursday, July 26th at 12:30 pm

at Front Royal Canoe

Meet us there! All are welcome! Rafts, tubes, & kayaks are available. See flyer on the bulletin board. We will receive group pricing. Reserve your tube, kayak, or raft through  barbaragearybell@gmail.com


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 

July 30-August 3, 2018

ROLLING RIVER RAMPAGE

Get your life jackets ready as we experience the ride of a lifetime with God.  Our 2018 VBS program theme is Rolling River Rampage.  Along the river we will discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise and that we can trust God to lead us through anything.  Our program will include bible stories, music, arts and crafts, science, games and so much more.  Be ready for wonderful experiences with God.

Our program dates are July 30-August 3.  The times are 9:00-12:30.  Our program is open to children from PreK through the end of 6th Grade.  We will be actively recruiting our seventh and eighth graders and our senior high youth to help as VBS assistants.  To all congregation members, we invite you to volunteer as a teacher or assistant.  If you have the time, we have a place for you to help.  More details will follow.

If you have any questions and /or you want to volunteer, please contact Bruce Leiby at leibybb@hotmail.com or 703-491-3639.  See you on the River! Check out Resources then click on Forms & Docs on this website for VBS registration forms.


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