Welcome to First Trinity and

St Matthew Lutheran Churches


Welcome to First Trinity and St Matthew Lutheran Churches. You're invited to journey in faith, love, understanding, inclusivity, advocacy, and awareness. We as individuals are not perfect, but we strive to be better witnesses of Christ. 

NOTE: Due to the spread of COVID-19 in the worldwide pandemic, we are not worshipping or gathering in-person together for the foreseeable future. Instead, we offer many virtual resources and events to help you find community during this difficult time of uncertainty.  

Sunday Worship 10am

You are invited to worship via Zoom, Facebook  Live, or YouTube Live on Sunday mornings at 10AM! If you miss the livestream, you can watch the worship video anytime throughout the week on our website, Facebook, or YouTube. To follow along with the order of worship, here is our online bulletin for this upcoming Sunday! 

Tuesday Evening Fellowship 

Gather in community on Tuesday evenings with First Trinity, St Matthew, and friends from Grace Lutheran Church via Zoom for a series of fellowship, prayer, and worship. Join for any/all of the scheduled activities. For the Zoom link, email For full event CLICK HERE. 

Wednesday Bible Study 12pm

Inviting you to a NEW Bible Study series on the life of the Apostle Paul and his contributions to the Bible. This will be an open Bible Study where anyone can drop in any week and will be facilitated by Pastor Margrethe Kleiber virtually via Zoom. For the Zoom link, please email . For the full event, CLICK HERE.

Sunday School

Welcome to Sunday School for all ages! This is an opportunity to grow in faith learning the Word of God in the Bible and the love God has for us and the world. Participate virtually by watching new lessons every week on our YouTube channel.


Seeking Peace in Palestine

 “This provocation of the Palestinian people by the Israeli army and by settlers, especially during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, is completely unacceptable. Furthermore, the impending evictions in Sheikh Jarrah are illegal under international law.” -Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar of the ECJHL. For the full Voice Blog on Palestine CLICK HERE. 

Leadership Academy 

One of the Metro D.C. Synod’s priorities is to equip and develop healthy leaders on various topics and ministry tools led by industry and theological experts. From developing new worship experiences to getting in the weeds of communication tools to better tell your story, you can expect to leave each academy session uplifted and empowered to serve in the capacity God is calling you. Watch past videos or register for a new one here. 

Welcome Pastor Margrethe Kleiber! 

Please extend a warm welcome to Pastor Margrethe Kleiber, who will be serving as the interim pastor for both St. Matthew and First Trinity starting January 1st.