St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Sterling, Virginia

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Sterling, Virginia


Apparently, it's Greatest Showman week everywhere:
🚨🚨Last call! We have limited appointment slots left for Friday’s screening. You must pre-register to attend and also get your member discount. Call (800) 690-6495 by 9PM EST to register. See you Friday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Sterling, Virginia
🚨🚨Last call! We have limited appointment slots left for next Friday’s screening. You must pre-register to attend and also get your member discount. Call (800) 690-6495 by 9PM EST to register. See you next Friday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Sterling, Virginia
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Wow! What another amazing Sunday in the books. Fr. Rob was right — i absolutely did tell myself while i was getting in the car to come to church “i should just stay home and crochet and sit outside and enjoy the weather.” But i am SO GLAD I came out this morning. Rev. Grant gave a powerful sermon that was so genuine and sincere, few eyes were dry by the end. The band was ROCKIN OUT and so in-sync today. The quality and spirit of the music were high in equal measure. Seeing Ashley, Keith, and Hudson was a cherry topper on an already full heart today. Thanks for a great day, family!!
St Matt’s service today was AMAZING!! From Fr. Rob’s announcement of how we are trying to de-gender our liturgy, to Elliot’s poignant sermon about FEAR and “we are never our best selves when we are in fear” and how Jesus is with us even when we are AFRAID of losing our families and our children, to Courtney’s amazing spiritual gift of leading worship with Oceans.... felt so blessed to be there this morning! Thank you, family!
Hi St. Matt's! I am singing in a competition Friday March 23 and would love to see you there!! The audience gets to vote, so I am hoping I can get as many friends and supporters in the audience as possible!! Here's the link for tickets: If you plan to come, please let me know (I have some discount codes)! I hope to see you there! :)
Hi Folks. I just had one spot open up in my upcoming Daring Way (tm) Retreat the weekend of March 16-18. It will be held at Play, Work or Dash in Tysons. Maximum of 8 people. Please PM me if you are interested in attending.

We meet virtually at the following times: Sundays at 8:00, 9:30a, and 11:00am

Mission: The Vision of Saint Matthew's To live life at its fullest in Christ. The Mission of Saint Matthew's To know and share God's love through the following actions: Do all in our power, and then some, to foster, nourish, and sustain authentic, living relationships with God in Christ To build a community devoted to becoming one human family in pursuit of God's dream for us To promote personal growth so that, with God's leading, help, and grace, we will more fully realize our God given potential and purpose To embrace the highest standards, as individuals, families, and a church, of love, dedication, honesty, integrity, and service.

Let's see those Easter bonnets. Email pictures to the church office for a fun project we are creating: [email protected]. Pictures due by Friday at 10pm.

Let us pray.

Even though we can't be physically together this Easter, we can still celebrate the resurrection!

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
~Matthew 18:20

Join us online at 8:00am, 9:30am, and 11:00am at or

Join us for Compline - Tuesday of Holy Week.

Let us pray.

Join Kevin for Compline - Monday of Holy Week

Palm Sunday Procession 2020

We couldn't be together for worship on Sunday, but that didn't stop us from having a virtual Palm Sunday procession. Thanks to all who participated.

We hope you'll join us for Virtual Holy Week Services:
Wednesday, April 8, 7:30pm - Tenebrae
Thursday, April 9, 7:30pm - Maundy Thursday
Friday, April 10, 12:00pm - Good Friday
Saturday, April 11, 10:00am - Holy Saturday
Sunday, April 12, 8:00am, 9:30am, and 11:00am - Easter!

Let us pray.

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Last week in the mail we received several checks for both regular offerings and special gifts. These contributions allowed us to pay the gas and water bill of a single mother of three - including one special needs child. Having children out of school right now presents a challenge to many families, but it's especially tough on single parents and special needs families. It brings us great joy to be able to share your generosity to help people in our community!

"What a wonderful blessing this is! Thank you so much!! I don't know what to say-- I am very grateful to you. Words are not adequate to express my gratitude."

What brings you joy today?

On Grit: Staying the Course (Palm Sunday, Apr 5, 11am)

On Grit: Staying the Course (Palm Sunday, Apr 5, 9:30am)

On Grit: Staying the Course (Palm Sunday, Apr 5, 8am)


Please join me in prayer.

Join Kevin for Compline.

Do you miss going out with friends at night? Are you looking for something fun to do in the evenings? Join us for Show and Tell & Trivia Night.

Thursday, April 2, 8:15pm - Show and Tell with Fr. Rob. Be prepared to share a favorite object, picture, pet, plant - let your creativity flow.
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Friday, April 3, 8:15pm - Trivia Night. Bring your A game as we battle it out in a fun night of trivia. We'll even have prizes!
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Please join me in prayer.


Please join me in prayer.

Join us for Compline.

Wow! What an incredible month. The LINK Food Pantry has seen a huge surge in requests for food and assistance. In March there was a 170% increase in deliveries. Additionally, the LINK Food Pantry was able to achieve the following in just 7 days! Thank you!

Please continue to help by dropping off items outside the St. Matthew's doors on Tuesday and Thursday from 8am - 4pm or Sunday 8am - 12pm. Items needed: Jelly, Peanut Butter, Hearty Soups, Canned Meats (tuna, chicken, etc.), Canned Corn, Canned Carrots, Canned Peas, Canned Potatoes, Pasta Sauce, Canned Tomatoes (diced type), Canned pasta (like Chef Boyardee), Boxed Potatoes, Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Snack items for kids, Baking products (oil, flour, sugar, etc.), Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap), Toilet paper and Paper towels.

Please join me in prayer. Teachers/School Children

Please join me in prayer.

Join us for Compline.

Breaking Sad

Dear Friends,

If there is a consistent word I’ve been hearing, it is “heartbroken.” Teachers are heartbroken. College students are heartbroken. High school seniors are heartbroken. Workers losing their jobs are heartbroken. People with loved ones in assisted living facilities are heartbroken. Our beloved elders in those facilities who cannot even leave their rooms are heartbroken. And those who care about the heartbroken are heartbroken.

Not far behind the word “heartbroken” is the very simple word, “sad.” For some, the word “heartbroken” is perhaps too strong a word. But the word “sad” is not. I am hearing over and over and over again, for a hundred different reasons, “I’m sad.”

It is not that there aren’t sweet spots; there are. It’s that there is so much loss all around us, and none of us are unaffected by it. If you find yourself pushing back on that, do remember that the very first stage of grief is denial.

So, what do we do? We talked about this yesterday, and at 9:30 the band shared a great, uplifting song at the conculsion of the sermon. If you missed the service yesteray, or if you'd just like to listen one more time, I pray this is helpful to you. Perhaps you'll consider sharing on social media with anyone you know who is feeling down, discouraged, or otherwise tempted to despair.

Of course, one of the best things we can always do to manage sadness is to help someone else. There is another link on our website:, which details how you can do this. We update this as we continue to discover and figure out new ways to be of service to our community and the people in it.

Finally, it will get better. The virus will run its course. When this is over, we will gather and sing and dance and celebrate like never before. Please, do not forget that.

But not yet. First, we must make time and space to grieve, because the only way out with grief is through it. And going through grief is always something that is best done…together.
Grieving with you while keeping the faith,

Please join us in prayer.

Lent 5

Lent 5

Breaking Sad (Mar 29, 11am)

Breaking Sad (Mar 29, 9:30 AM)

Breaking Sad (Mar 29, 8am)

We need You. and You. and You! We used to have a small handful of people who shopped for large quantities of food each week to support Backpack Buddies. Due to restrictions on the amount of food that can be purchased by an individual we desperately need your help!

We need as many of us who are able to add two or three items to each shopping trip to help support children in our community who are at risk for going hungry. Donations can be dropped off outside the church doors on Sunday morning or most week days. Please call to confirm daily office hours. 703-430-2121. Together we can help keep our children fed.

Donation items: individual milks, tuna, ravioli, Vienna sausages, mac n cheese, Top Ramen, granola bars, and oatmeal packets.

Looking for something to do this weekend? You are invited to create your own artwork (painting, drawing, sculpture? be creative!) of any of the stations, and send a picture of it to Genevieve Catherine Davis Zetlan [email protected] for inclusion in the Good Friday Stations of the Cross.

Please submit your artwork photos by the end of the day on Palm Sunday, April 5. For reference, the 14 Stations are: Jesus is condemned to death by Pilate, Jesus takes up his Cross, Jesus falls the first time, Jesus meets his afflicted mother, The Cross is picked up by Simon of Cyrene, A woman wipes the face of Jesus, Jesus falls a second time, Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem, Jesus falls a third time, Jesus is stripped of his garments, Jesus is nailed to the Cross, Jesus dies on the Cross, The body of Jesus is placed in the arms of his mother, Jesus is laid in the tomb.

People are grieving - the lack of physical connection, job losses, changes in schedules, the cancellation of important events, and much more. Please be with us this Sunday for a candid conversation about grief. We need Jesus and each other now more than ever.

Please join us in prayer.

Join our choir director, Kevin, for Compline.

It's Back! The St. Matt’s PEEPs Diorama Contest
Entrants illustrate an all ages appropriate Bible passage, parable, or psalm that features PEEPS as the characters in a standard size shoe box. If you don’t have access to Peeps or are not leaving the house, feel free to use any other items you have on hand.

Submit a photo of your diorama and to [email protected] by Wednesday, April 8, 3pm. Include your name, Bible verse or story and category in your email.

Individual Children and Youth: K-5th grade; and 6th-12th grade.
Individual Adult: age 18 and older
Group Effort: any project created by multiple people (families, friends, etc.)

Please join us in prayer.

Ways to Help

Are you looking for ways to help from home?

Click here for lots of ideas:

Please join us in prayer.

Join us for Noonday Prayer

Please join us in prayer.

Come as you are! Get in your comfy chair or go in your closet for some alone time with your sisters in Christ. Bring your prayers. We will gather together via zoom meeting to pray and study God's Word for us through the faithful women of the Bible.

Two times will be offered each week. Mondays at 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays at noon. All women are welcome - you do not need to be a church member to attend.

To join our Women's Uncommon Prayer group, email [email protected], introduce yourself and indicate which day and time you would like to participate, and you will receive a return email with a link to connect with our group.

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Palm Sunday Procession 2020
On Grit: Staying the Course (Palm Sunday, Apr 5, 11am)
On Grit: Staying the Course (Palm Sunday, Apr 5, 9:30am)
On Grit: Staying the Course (Palm Sunday, Apr 5, 8am)




201 E Frederick Dr
Sterling, VA

General information

Saturday 5:00 pm: Contemporary Communion Service with intimate acoustic music Sunday 8:00 am: Rite I Communion 9:30 am: Contemporary Communion Service with vibrant rock band and Sunday School 11:00 am: Rite II Communion Service with choir and Sunday school A nursery is provided at all services. Sunday school for elementary aged children is offered at 9:30am and 11am on Sunday morning. Watch sermons and special services online at:

Opening Hours

Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Sunday 07:45 - 12:30
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