On Wednesday, we began the season of Lent. This season leading up to Easter is an opportunity each year for us to practice our faith more seriously. During Lent we are called to repent – to turn away from the things that keep us from God and turn instead towards God. This can be a difficult time – one full of temptation as we struggle to follow God in a more disciplined and intense manner. It is always….
Why ashes on Ash Wednesday? - The United Methodist Church -
The use of ashes as a sign of mortality and repentance has a long history in Jewish and Christian worship.
Join us at St. Matthew’s UMC for Ash Wednesday Worship, tomorrow (March 5th) at 6:30 AM, 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM. 8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA.
Our season of Lent always begins with a special worship service, Ash Wednesday. Our Ash Wednesday worship is a meditative time, to prepare ourselves for our journey with Jesus to the cross, and to be in touch with our own brokenness.
Weather Announcement: Monday, March 3rd | St. Matthew's UMC -
Due to inclement weather, the St. Matthew’s Church Office and Weekday School are closed on Monday, March 3, 2014. The office and school both follow the weather….
There is a certain “buzz” in the air whenever we are expecting company to arrive.
There is a busy-ness of preparation,
a fulfilling of lists to be completed before “they” come,
a fresh look around to make sure that all is neat and tidy (putting our best foot forward),
a planned intentionality about welcoming and hospitality, and a counting down of the time until it all begins!
BRING YOUR OWN WHEELS: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10:00-11:00 am. Toddlers and preschoolers, ages 18 months-5 years, are invited to bring a ride-on or push toy to the Social Hall and burn some energy indoors! Light refreshments will be served. Toddlers can play and parents can visit! Questions? Contact our Preschool Ministries Coordinator, Emily.
"God doesn’t want something from us, He simply wants us." - C.S. Lewis
Weather Announcement: Tuesday, February 18th | St. Matthew's UMC -
Due to inclement weather, the St. Matthew’s Church Office will open two hours late (11:00 AM) and the Weekday School will open 1 hour late (10:00 AM) on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The office and school both follow the weather decisions of Fairfax County Public Schools.
Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? He who brings out their host and numbers them, calling them all by name; because he is great in strength, mighty in power, not one is missing. - Isaiah 40:26 (NRSV)