A member congregation of

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


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Live by Faith and Don’t be a Fool

November 12, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 25:1-13 |


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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Sundays in Advent

9:15 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Divine Service or Matins (for the final Sundays of the months)

Wed, Dec 6, 13, 20: Midweek Noon and Evening Service

12:oo noon Midweek Advent Service
5:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal
6:00 p.m.
Soup and Sandwiches (all welcome)
7:00 p.m.
Midweek Advent Service


Youth Easter Breakfast

Easter Breakfast on April 20

Come join us at Praise for Easter Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on April 20, 2014. The breakfast is provided by our congregational Youth. Bring a free-will offering to support the Youth and their upcoming trip to the Creation Museum.

Upcoming Holy Days

Upcoming Holy Days that include Services in the Life of the Church at Praise Lutheran:   Transfiguration of our Lord: Sunday, March 2   Lent Ash Wednesday, Lent begins: Wednesday, March 5, 7pm Midweek Lenten Services: Wednesdays, March 5 – April 9, 7pm Midweek Soup & Sandwiches: Wednesdays, Mar 12 – Apr 9, 6pm Sundays…

Luther's Small Catechism with explanation

New Members Class and Review

Come learn the essentials of the Christian Faith with Pastor Roberts, the Bible, and Luther’s Small Catechism. Tuesdays, 6:30 pm Beginning January 28, 2014 (If you miss any sessions, pastor will provide materials and helpful review.) Praise Lutheran Church 1850 Big Springs Rd Maryville, TN 37801 (865) 977-5810 Questions: Contact Pastor Roberts or come to class…

When was Jesus born? Sundays, 9:15am

Starting January 5th, Pastor Roberts is leading a new study at Praise on Sunday mornings entitled, “When was Jesus Born?” based on a new book by author Steven Ware, entitled, “When was Jesus Really Born?” The class looks at some of dating issues involved in the question and considers the various attempts of some great…



9:15 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Divine Service or Matins (for the final Sundays of the months)



12:oo noon Midweek Advent Service
5:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal
6:00 p.m.
Soup and Sandwiches (all welcome)
7:00 p.m.
Midweek Advent Service



10:00 a.m. Ladies Bible Study at a member’s home (contact us for details)
11:30 a.m. Men’s Lunch at a different Maryville location each week

Other Events


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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