A member congregation of

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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Midweeks in Lent: Noon and 7:00 p.m.

Midweeks in Lent at Praise Lutheran (1850 Big Springs Rd, Maryville, TN) at 12 noon and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. Plus Soup & Sandwiches (dinner) at 6:00 p.m. Theme: Miracles in Lent.



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)



Luther's Small Catechism with explanation

Invitation to New Member Class

Pastor Roberts invites you to come to a New Member class. The class is 7 weeks and covers the 6 Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism. Contact Pastor Roberts to declare your interest and hear more details of potential dates and times being considered. Give your input.

Facing the Giants Movie Night Nov 9

Movie Night and Dessert Auction 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, Nov 9, 2014 Free Admission Fundraiser for Community Food Connection (Thanksgiving Meals program) Hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be available for purchase. Come and bid on a dessert to bring home. All funds go to helping the hungry in Blount County. Location: Praise Lutheran Church,…

Congregational Picnic Oct 19

Our annual congregational picnic will be held October 19 at Pearson Springs Park in Maryville, TN. Members and guests of our church are encouraged to bring a side dish to share. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and drinks will be provided.  

Adoration of the Holy Trinity

Ascension Service, May 29, 7:00 p.m.

Come worship on Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. at Praise Lutheran Church, 1850 Big Springs Rd., Maryville, TN 37801. This service helps us remember and honor the event that took place exactly 40 days after Easter, when Jesus ascended into heaven and the disciples beheld the sight. The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated.




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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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