Saint Timothy Lutheran Church
A Member of the Missouri Synod
About Saint Timothy
Upon completion of an extensive survey of the area in September 1961, the Northwest District of our Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod resolved to establish a mission in this rapidly growing community.
The “Mother Church” of St. Timothy was St. Matthews in Edmonds. Rev. F. Arthur Schweim, pastor of the Mt. Zion, Mountlake Terrace, was selected to serve as pastor of St. Timothy. This meant he would have to serve two churches on Sunday mornings. This he did by having the St Timothy service at 9:00 AM.
The first services were held at 9:00 AM on May 12, 1963 in the Beverly Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room with 25 present. They were: Rev. and Mrs. F. A. Schweim, pianist: Mrs. Loretta Kennedy and usher Mr. Huber Curtis, from Mt. Zion; Mr. and Mrs. Michael Parker, Scott Janna, and Kimberly; Mrs. Solveig Robbins; Miss Signe Hjermstad; Mrs. Mary Sandberg, Debra, Buddy, and JoEllen; Mr. and Mrs. Obert Wangen; and David; Mrs. Evelyn Summers; Mr. Dean Montgomery; and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kulas, Alan, Bret and Cheryl.
In March of 1962, 4.8 acres were purchased on the corner of 164th SW and 52nd West and an architect, Mr. Robert Chervenak of Seattle, was appointed. Preliminary drawings of the proposed $75,000 church and educational unit were then completed and approved. In August of 1963, ground was broken for the church building. The first worship service in the new sanctuary was held on Ash Wednesday February 12th, 1964. Dedication was on June 14th 1964. Saint Timothy Lutheran was officially affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in June, 1966.
In March of 1970, ground was broken and new education building was dedicated in September. In 2007 a Narthex was completed that created a new entry to a Narthex that joined the Sanctuary and Education buildings.
The Cross of SAINT Timothy
The cross at the Alter of St. Timothy was co-designed by Robert Chevenak, architect of the church building, and Norman G. Warsinski. It was constructed and executed by Norman Warsinski.
While appearing to be wood, the cross is actually two pieces of bronze made by constructing a replica in Styrofoam, packing sand around the replica and pouring molten bronze through an opening. The molten bronze melted the Styrofoam and took the form of the original replica. After cooling, the surface was polished.
How we operate
At Saint Timothy we rely on the Bible to guide our activities. However, we have additional documents and forms that define and help us manage our programs, make decisions and insure that proper and consistent policies are followed. These documents can be viewed at the following links:
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