October 2020  
This Week's Events


Family Promise Fundraiser Setup
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Feel free to come by and help!


Annual Fundraiser for Family Promise
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Held outside in the HTLC "drive-thru" area.
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  • 12 dogs, 2 newborn kittens and a 45 year old box turtle brought their people!
  • Pets brought their people to the Blessing of the Animals Worship 10/2020
  • Blessing of the Animals Worship Service Oct. 2020
  • Blessing of the Animals Worship Service Oct. 2020
  • Advent
  • Our Church
  • HTLC Steeple
  • Pastor Scottie Burkhalter
  • Pastor Scottie Burkhalter and his wife, Myra
  • Dr. Susan Waters
  • Beautiful Music
  • Come and walk our Prayer Labyrinth
  • One of our many community outreach programs
  • Our choir
  • Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank
Welcome to
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (HTLC)

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


As of 9/27 (Sunday) the Sullivan County 14-day moving average of new COVID cases is back up into the RED zone.  Based on the Reopening Guidelines agreed by Council in August, this means that we will continue with DRIVE-IN style worship until the 14-day average (a) drops below 17.4 AND (b) remains below 17.4 for at least 2 weeks (2 Sundays minimum).  

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

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. 


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is and will grow as an engaging and compassionate Lutheran worshipping community, grounded in the Word, where all are welcome to experience the grace and love of Christ through prayer, service and fellowship.


Following Christ and our Vision, we promise to prayerfully live our faith in word and deed.  We commit ourselves and our gifts to God’s work of building, blessing and bringing in serving God’s people.  We challenge ourselves to focus on the needs of others, service to all and sharing God’s grace. When we do these things, we are Helping Transform Lives in Christ.


Our Motto —  Helping Transform Lives in Christ

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.






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

Vision and Mission Update

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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.


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.


Men's Bible Study / Fellowship by Zoom

Wednesday mornings at 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Topic: Ezra & Nehemiah. Please contact Charlie Nitschke or the church office for the Zoom invite. All are welcome!


HTLC Pandemic Reopening Summary

HTLC Pandemic Reopening Detail Guidance

Drive-In Worship Service Information

Drive-In Worship Service Instructional Video

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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