• Forms such as the following are available for download here.
  • Photograph Release visit the Photograph Policy page for more information
  • Parental Consent

Off-site links (will open in new tab/window)

Boy Scout Troop 1396– The troop chartered by Saint Matthew’s back in 1989, go check out their great website for more information!

Metropolitan D.C. Synod & the ELCA– Check out our larger church bodies!

Community Organizations
OrganizationPhone Number
ACTS Office: 703-441-8606
ACTS Thrift Store, Dumfries:703-221-3298
ACTS Emergency Assistance: 703-221-3186
Bill Mehr Drop-in Center 703-897-0199
Hilda Barg Center 703-680-5403
ELCA Metro DC Synod Office202-417-3678
Lutheran Social Services703-698-5026

Spiritual Gifts

God has given each Christian two vitally important gifts.

First is the gift of faith in Jesus Christ, his work of redemption, and thus forgiveness of sin.

Second is the gift of one or more special abilities, which are used for the purpose of unifying the body of Christ and for the growth of God’s Kingdom. These abilities are called spiritual gifts and they are received through our baptism.

Like other presents, it is impossible to fully appreciate and make use of our spiritual gifts until they have been opened.  The ELCA has provided a Spiritual Gifts Self-Assessment website which will help begin to open our spiritual gifts by guiding you through some activities and questions.