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Member of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
We are Located in Maryville, Tennessee.


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Children are a blessing to the Lord

Blessed are they who hear the Word of God and keep it.

This We Believe

Lutherans are Christians who have a true, sacred, and beautiful confession of the Christian faith according to the Scriptures. The essentials of the one, holy, Christian faith (what we believe) are summarized in Luther’s Small Catechism.

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Lutheran Worship

Worship begins and ends with God. He comes to us “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” and leads us back into the world with His blessing. In worship, we act different because God our King is present and He is Holy. He comes with His life giving gifts in what we call the “Divine Service.”

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Praise Lutheran Church in Maryville, Tennessee is located in the greater Knoxville region of East Tennessee  in the foothills of The Great Smoky Mountains National park. Come praise our Triune God, who is revealed to us in the risen Savior, Jesus Christ.


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Service Times

9:15 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Divine Service with the Lord’s Supper (or Matins, typically on the last Sundays of the month)



Train Derailment and Chemical Fire

Dear Friends in Christ, Thus far, everyone I’ve checked with is okay from Praise Lutheran Church which is in the region of the train derailment and chemical spill/fire which took place northwest of our church in Maryville, TN. The accident, it would appear, was less than a mile from the church as the crow flies. Five…

April 25: Jamaican Meal and a Movie

Come experience an authentic taste of Jamaica! Chef Maureen has over 50 years of cooking recipes that she learned in her mom’s kitchen. She will cook for our church family and for you this coming Saturday in our Social Hall. Following the meal will be a viewing of a family-friendly and inspiring movie. Proceeds will benefit…

VBS Save the Date: June 5-7, 2015

Praise Lutheran Church presents Walk His Way, a fun-filled adventure trail in walking in the way of the Lord, as its 2015 summer Vacation Bible School. Open to children ages 3-12. Dates and times: Friday, June 5 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration and music from 5-5:30 Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Opening at 6…

Converted to the Faith

Converted to the Faith is the theme of our Wednesday Midweek Lenten Services for 2015. Join us for Compline (Service of prayer, Scripture reading, hymns, and a homily by a called and ordained servant of the Word) at one of two service times: 12 noon and 7:00 p.m. Also join us for Wednesday Midweek Lenten Dinner at 6:00 p.m. (homemade soups,…




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A Lutheran Church in Maryville, TN

“Here is a lively Church that remembers the Lutheran way of worship, singing, preaching, teaching, serving, and praise our God in the spirit of the Reformation, the same spirit of truth and love, and focused on the mercy of God who forgives our many and daily sins,” says Pastor Derek Roberts.

At the heart of our worship is Jesus Christ. The means by which He comes is the Preaching of God’s Word (the Gospel) and receiving of Baptism and The Lord’s Supper (the Sacraments of the Lutheran church). We receive Holy Communion each Sunday of the month except the final Sunday, when we follow the order of Matins or other Service of the Word with preaching, hymns, and prayers. Our liturgy and hymns come from our synod’s hymnal Lutheran Service Book. Read the Introduction (pdf) of our hymnal from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

We value education and the raising of children in the Christian faith and life. We engage children and adults in weekly Sunday School, Bible Study, and confirmation instruction. An annual Vacation Bible School is held in the summer. We value the education that is expressed faithfully in Lutheran church music and praise. We have a choir that rehearses weekly and welcomes you to add to the beauty of our God’s worship. Praise also hosts a variety of events through our church for young and old. For example, we meet for weekly lunches and in home Bible studies, host an annual congregational picnic, and schedule potlucks with a purpose. We meet for Lenten and Advent season meals before worship. Occasional hikes, retreats, and speakers round out the picture of what we do in addition to weekly worship of our God. We also exist to serve our community in various ways through our vocations and special collections (our life of mercy and supporting of missions). We promote our synod’s seminaries, missionaries, and disaster relief organizations. Our life together as Lutherans in our Lord Jesus Christ is abundant and brings us great joy.

Above all, our Lord is here to help us grow in faith in God and in love for our neighbor. We live out our life in the forgiveness of sins into which we have been called. If you are looking for a faithful Lutheran church near the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, or in the lower Knoxville, Rockford, Louisville, Friendsville, Lenoir City, Walland, Townsend, or, of course, the city of Maryville in Blount County, Tennessee, then you’ve come to the right place.

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