How do Lutherans Celebrate Advent

Advent is the first season in the church year, comprising the four weeks before Christmas. The word “Advent” comes from the Latin, “to come,” and the church has observed Advent as weeks of preparation since the fifth century with themes of watchfulness, preparation, and hope infusing this season. Together we both anticipate the celebration of […]

Thanks be to God for this Beautiful Artwork Reflecting our RIC Commitment!

On October 25, 2022, St. Timothy Lutheran Church will celebrate five years as a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community, a community which openly embraces and welcomes all people, regardless of faith history, legal status, economic status, addiction recovery, personal history, marital status, education, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental abilities. [...]

Supported, Loved and Accepted!

Finding a church, for many, may be a tedious process, full of trial and error. I had driven past St. Timothy numerous times after moving to Hendersonville in May of 2019. Having been confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Antioch, I knew liturgy and format, so I felt comfortable with that aspect. Between May and [...]

Why we joined St. Timothy

Joe and Jennifer Howard recently joined St. Timothy Lutheran Church.  Find out a little about them and why they joined the church - in their own words! We have been married 11 years and have lived in Hendersonville more than 12 years.  We have five children ages 10 to 21 years old.  We chose St [...]

Bread Baking Ministry

Sometimes an opportunity to get plugged into our church community just falls into our lap. And that’s exactly what happened when Pastor Jennifer introduced a communion bread ministry to our parish. As part of her Lenten practice, Pastor Jennifer baked the Holy Eucharist Host for our faith community. It was such a lovely, personal gesture [...]

Nashville Pride Parade

Caring for the Altar

Who sets up and cleans up Communion for every service? Who takes care of the altar, flower arranging, and decorating for the seasons?  Who fills the candles with oil?  Who hangs the banners and altar cloths for the liturgical year?  Who launders the altar cloths?     Yes, the Altar Guild. In general, this group takes care [...]

Bridget’s “Reconciling in Christ” Story

On December 31, 2012 my partner, Teresa, died after a 7 year battle with ovarian cancer.  Throughout this journey, members of St. Timothy ELCA in Hendersonville, TN were most supportive.  Pastor Lewis was extraordinary in his compassion and companionship.  But the most amazing part, that while a few suspected that Teresa and I were more [...]

Walking the Labyrinth

World Labyrinth Day was celebrated on May 7th.  Our labyrinth sits ready for use 24/7, 365,  yet I find myself only using it on this one occasion.  The quiet, solitude, peace, and meditation that comes with walking the labyrinth is powerful.  We certainly live in a world that needs lots of prayer.  I am going [...]

Faith Formation at St. Timothy

As the school year ends, many of our youth are transitioning from one stage of development to the next in their secular education and Sunday Faith Formation comes to end for the year within this congregation, I thought it would be a good time to write about the Learning Committee at Saint Timothy’s. Before I [...]
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