St. Paul Lutheran Church – The Church Journey
October 27, 2020 http://mynetzone.com/
I had the privilege to visit St. Lutheran Church in about 6,000 square feet in delightful two stories. In 1994, God used his people to start what is now St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sevierville, Tennessee. They celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 2014!
The church had its humble beginnings with a few families in 1994 at a small Wedding Chapel behind the Holiday Inn in Pigeon Forge. They later moved into a house in Pigeon Forge near what is now the new entrance to Dollywood, off McCarter Hollow Road. Our current church building on Pullen Road in Sevierville was finished in 1999. 
You can watch the 20th year anniversary at the following link. What a great story on church planting.  https://youtu.be/hCPOXVeyHKo
On my journey visiting others churches in the area I came across St. Paul Lutheran Church located off of a winding road surrounded by residential housing. I spent time walking around the beautiful landscaped grounds of green grass and blooming trees. As I captured several pictures my focus shifted to giving thanks for a wonderful day on The Church Journey.
I always enjoy a story on how churches are planted. Saint Paul Lutheran Church had its humble beginnings with a few families back in 1994. I thought about the parable of the mustard seed in Matthew 13:31-32. Jesus used the example of the mustard seed as the smallest seed a farmer used. Jesus used this parable to show that the kingdom has small beginnings, but will grow and produce great results. It grows large and becomes a source of food, rest, and shelter, for both believers and false professing individuals that seek to consume or take advantage of its benefits, while residing or mixing among what was produced by the seed. Without proper care and attention, the seedling will fade away. But with proper care, the reward is a hearty, thriving plant that sustains life and becomes a beautiful paradise. As I exited the church grounds, I was reminded that I was “NOW ENTERING THE MISSION FIELD”
With the National emergency for the COVID-19 virus many churches are remaining closed during the week. At the time of my visit the church was closed, so I spent time outside the church in meditation and prayer.
Church Website: https://www.splctn.com
Date Visited: 2020 August 17th.
Location: 1610 Pullen Rd. Sevierville, TN.
If you would like to learn more about this church, upcoming events, or listen to a sermon I encourage you to visit the church website listed above.
May our Lord continue to bless this church in Jesus name.
“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.” – (Psalm 143:5)
Please Pray for all our churches as they continue to face challenges in the year 2020.
May this find you well and happy, God Bless
PICTURE GALLERY: Inside the church and snow pictures was provided on the church website.
- Paul Lutheran Church website, “Story” (2020, October 24) Retrieved from https://www.splctn.com/story