September 2020  
This Week's Events


Men's Bible Study by Zoom
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Topic: Ezra & Nehemiah. Please contact Charlie Nitschke or the church office for the Zoom invite
Choir Practice
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Quilters Sewing Day
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Stay as long as you like!


Caring for the Environment Program - Bays Mountain
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
We will meet in the Upper parking lot at Bays
Mountain and is expected to run approximately 90 minutes.  

Please join us as we explore the challenges and blessings of stewardship of the Earth entrusted to us by God.

All are welcome. Call the church office to get more information.
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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (HTLC)

- - Target for re-opening is two weeks after moving average is >17.3  YELLOW  - - 

 Please Click here to go to our Reopening Summary for explanation.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to an increase number of cases of COVID-19 for Sullivan county, we have started an alternative and temporary "drive-in" worship service.  This worship service will also be videotaped and will be posted to this site as well. This temporary shift in our worship service will allow us a few weeks to evaluate our direction going forward. 

Our #1 priority is lifting the name of God on high while keeping you safe. Please continue to pray with us for God’s continued guidance as we seek to safely worship each week.

Please call the office and/or visit this site frequently for updates. 
We are church 

We are what God has made us – people whom God has created by grace to live in union with Jesus Christ and has prepared to live faithful, fruitful lives by the power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 2:8-10). In Jesus Christ, God has reconciled us to God and to each other. As we gather around word and sacraments, this life in Christ is what defines, shapes and guides us as a community of faith, the church. 

By God’s grace we can and do live confidently and generously in this community of faith and in service of others, amid the mysteries and paradoxes of this life in Christ – including our human limitations and failings, and the ambiguities, uncertainties and suffering that we experience.

We are Lutheran

We are a church that walks by faith, trusting God's promise in the gospel and knowing that we exist by and for the proclamation of this gospel word. We proclaim Jesus Christ crucified and raised from the dead for the life of the world. As the apostle Paul wrote (Romans 1:16-17), and we echo in our Constitution (2.02), we are not ashamed of this gospel ministry because it is God’s power for saving all people who trust the God who makes these promises. “We are to fear and love God, so, that we do not despise preaching or

God’s word, but instead keep that word holy and gladly hear it and learn it” (Small Catechism). God’s word, specifically God’s promise in Jesus Christ, creates this liberated, confident and generous faith. God gives the Holy Spirit who uses gospel proclamation – in preaching and sacraments, in forgiveness and in healing conversations – to create and sustain this faith. As a Lutheran church, we give central place to this gospel message in our ministry.

We understand to be Lutheran is to be ecumenical – committed to the oneness to which God calls the world in the saving gift of Jesus Christ, recognizing the brokenness of the church in history and the call of God to heal this disunity.


Our Motto —  Helping Transform Lives in Christ


Our Mission Statement

Holy Trinity Lutheran church, called by Christ, and guided by the Holy Spirit, affirms God’s love for all His creation.

In response, we commit ourselves and our gifts to God’s work and His praise through worshipping, celebrating the sacraments, proclaiming the Gospel, teaching God’s Word, and loving all people.

Following Christ’s example, we promise to live our faith in word and deed by being a living sacrifice for others, forgiving and reconciling our differences, and ministering to those in need. All this we do in the sure and certain hope of our salvation.






Contact Information  
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
800 Broad Street
Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
Phone (423)247-9106

Vision and Mission Update


Environmental Stewardship Program at Bays Mountain

All are welcome! Come join us as we explore the challenges and blessings of stewardship of the Earth entrusted to us by God. 

Saturday, Sept. 26 at 9:00 AM until 10:30  Click here for more information.


Flu Shot Clinic - Drive Thru


Click here for more information and for the registration form.


Women’s Bible Study by Zoom

Tuesdays 10 AM - Topic: A Bible study by Melissa Spoelstra on Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More. Contact Loretta Nitschke or the church office for the Zoom invite.


HTLC Pandemic Reopening Summary

HTLC Pandemic Reopening Detail Guidance

Drive-In Worship Service Information

Drive-In Worship Service Instructional Video

Adult Sunday School by Zoom - 6:30 pm Sundays

We are using a Bible Study that is based on current events.

We have a different, and relevant topic each week. Our sessions start with a little visitation, a few minutes of “check-in” to see how everyone is doing. Then, our Bible study lasts about an hour.

Please consider joining us on Sunday even if it’s only to say “hello” and to tell us how you are doing.


HTLC is active in our Community.

Serving Lunch at the Salvation Army. Volunteers at HTLC volunteer the first Saturday of each month! Meals on Wheels. Family Promise host church. VBS and more!

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