St Matthew | St. Matthew DC and First Trinity Lutheran Church

Welcome to St Matthew

We are a faith community sent by God to pursue God's hope and dreams for Southwest, DC and the world.


SUNDAYS at 10:00 AM 


Virtual Resources

During the pandemic caused by COVID-19, we are offering online-only resources and events throughout the week including Sunday worship at 10 am. Please see our Events page for details.



If you would like to be a virtual worship assistant we could use help reading lessons and with technical aspects of the worship! When we come back together in person, we will need many hands to help with Sunday worship! Whether that's as sacristan, worship assistant, greeter, or social media. Let us know what you can help with, by emailing


Sacred Grounds Cafe, located inside St Matthew Lutheran Church, serves locally roasted coffee by Rise Up Coffee and delicious homemade treats by Honey's Desserts! Due to COVID-19, We are open for front door pick-up only, Friday and Saturday 10am-3pm. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter at "Sacred Grounds Cafe DC" for news and updates!

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St Matthew Hostel

St Matthew is developing a Hostel Ministry that will serve visitors affordable accommodations during their stay in Washington DC in the new St Matthew building. This hostel will welcome small and large groups as soon as it is okay to gather in person again due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Conference Center

St Matthew has undergone a 10 year redevelopment project that has left a beautiful new church building in Southwest DC that offers state of the art technology and functionality. St Matthew is excited to share its space with the Southwest community including use of its conference center and meeting rooms. We look forward to welcoming groups again after COVID-19 in-person gathering restrictions are lifted.

Community Outreach

St Matthew has annual traditions of giving back to the community. St Matthew hosts an annual Christmas Tree Giveaway, October BBQ, and Thanksgiving meal in partnership with First Trinity. Due to COVID-19, we are not hosting a Thanksgiving meal or Christmas Tree Giveaway this year.


St. Matthew Lutheran Church

222 M St SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 800-4600

First Trinity Lutheran Church 

501 4th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-4859

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