Welcome to First Trinity and St Matthew Lutheran Churches.
St. Matthew and First Trinity, while two independent congregations, have chosen to act and function together. For many years, we have seen ourselves as two congregations sharing a common mission, including common worship, fellowship, and service. Now, with opportunities for renewal and reengagement in Southwest, in addition to those with our established ministries in Judiciary Square/Penn Quarter, we see ourselves as one faith community with one mission, now in two locations.
Guided by our confession of one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and by Christ’s calling to Christian unity, we are First Trinity and St. Matthew – a unified faith community with missional sites in both NW and SW DC from which we can live into the one mission to which God has called us. In living into this vision, we will adopt a unified approach to mission and ministry between the two locations, but will adapt to the particular mission and ministry needs and opportunities presented by the neighborhoods surrounding each location.