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Welcome to First Trinity and

St Matthew Lutheran Churches

FIRST TRINITY  ST MATTHEW

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: As the risk of spreading COVID-19 continues to decline, we have to decided to explore hybrid Sunday worship beginning June 13, 2021.  We will offer an in-person worship to those who are comfortable, reserve in advance, and adhere to safety precautions. We will continue to livestream Zoom worship to Facebook and YouTube  as well. We're grateful for the progress of vaccines that enable us to be in community with one another again in person. 

Synod-wide Worship

On June 6, we worshipped with all Lutheran churches in the DC Metro area virtually for synod assembly! To watch the recorded worship, visit the DC Metro's Facebook, YouTube, or website. Here's the bulletin to follow along with. 

New Hybrid Sunday Worship!  

We are excited to offer our first in-person worship this Sunday June 13 at 10am at St Matthew! It will be a hybrid service to allow for safety and adequate spacing- we will still have Zoom! To attend in-person, we require reservations so please sign up HERE. For the Zoom link, please email the office. Online Bulletin Here. 

Worship Volunteers Needed! 

We are excited to transition to in-person worship, but we need your help to make it happen! Please faithfully consider volunteering as an usher/greeter, worship leader, Zoom hosts and more. Contact MJ at  if you can volunteer, thank you! 

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.

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20's & 30's Happy Hour 

 The 20's & 30's invite you to Happy Hour and you have a couple options this month! They will be hosting their usual VIRTUAL happy hour on June 10 at 6pm over Google Meet. Thursday June 17 at 6:30pm, they will host an IN-PESON happy hour at Red Bear Brewing in DC. You're welcome to either or both-whatever is most comfortable for you. For RSVP/Google Meet link email Adam at

Tune in to Synod-wide Compline! 

Compline is the end of day worship tradition in the church with beautiful songs, prayers, and chants. For synod assembly last week they put together this wonderful Compline and have made it available for us to watch. It features Pastor Sarah Scherschligt and our own Cantor Stefan Brodd! Watch here on YouTube

Goodbye Pastor Margrethe Kleiber! 

Thank you to Pastor Margrethe Kleiber for serving as the interim pastor for both St. Matthew and First Trinity Lutheran Churches in 2021! June is her last month and there will be a special worship service June 27 to celebrate her last Sunday preaching with us, stay tuned.