As we respond to the challenges presented by COVID-19, we are offering a number of ways to connect virtually as a congregation. See below for a list of ways we can continue to be the body of Christ, even in a time of social distancing:
Sunday Worship on Zoom and Facebook Live: Join us for worship on Sundays at 11:00 am through Zoom and on the St. Matthew Facebook page. The service can be joined at its time of streaming, and a recording will remain available on the page after the service has concluded. You don't need a Facebook account to join the service - anyone can participate! If you wish to participate in the service by Zoom, email the church office to receive a link to the worship service.
Wednesday Noon Bible Study: Join us on Wednesdays at noon for a Bible Study using Zoom. We will discuss the sermon text for the coming Sunday, and will take some time to pray with/for one another. Click on this link to join the meeting or call +1 (301)-715-8592.
Wednesday Evening Compline: Pastor Katie and her husband Chris will lead sung Compline (evening prayer) from their home on GoTo Meeting for the remainder of the Lenten season. Join them on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm by clicking on this link or calling +1 (301) 715-8592. Music/readings will be shared during the service so you can follow along.
Wednesday Evening Paul Study: Pastor Phil will offer his study on Paul via GoTo Meeting for the remainder of the Lenten season. Join him and others on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm by clicking on this link or calling +1 (301) 715-8592.
Pastor Katie's Virtual Office Hours: Sign up for a 30-minute slot to connect with Pastor Katie to chat, pray, study the Bible, etc. Hours are from 9 am - 3 pm on Mondays, and 10:30 am - 1 pm on Tuesdays, and it's possible to connect using GoogleHangouts, FaceTime, your phone, Skype, or whatever digital medium is most convenient for you - she will follow up with you to figure out the details. Sign up here.
20s/30s Virtual Happy Hour: Join other 20s/30s members of the congregation and friends for a virtual happy hour every Thursday from 5-6 pm on Google Hangouts. Email Pastor Katie (email@example.com) for a calendar invite.
Volunteer/Assistance Sign up: Those who choose to practice social distancing or self-quarantine will struggle in the coming days and weeks to access the things they need - groceries, prescriptions, household supplies, etc. If you are stuck at home and need something specific, are running low on supplies because you're out of work, or are willing to run an errand and drop things off, let us know by signing up on this form or by calling the First Trinity Office (202-737-4859) or the St. Matthew Office (202-800-4600). Instructions for how to safely provide this service will be provided.