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It all started on August 1, 1961, when Pastor Kenneth W. Zimmerman came
as mission developer called by the board of American Missions. The First Worship
Service was held at the Killen-Miles American Legion Post on
(now Yarnell's) on October 1, 1961 with 137 in attendance.
began 2 weeks later attended by 116. On
Charter Sunday, January 14, 1962, 79 persons signed the Charter Membership Roll. Then on March 18,
1962, at a Service of Organization 143 charter members were received.
We were received officially as a congregation of the Eastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran Church of
America in May, 1962, and Pastor Zimmerman was instilled as the first Pastor in June.
As time progressed, there was a need for a House of God and so a Capital
Funds Campaign was begun on November 8, 1962 - and on June 14, 1964, ground was broken
for what is now the Fellowship Hall and classrooms. The first Church Service in the new
building was on December 29, 1964. The
Rev. Thomas H. Reinsel was installed as our second Pastor on June 12, 1966.
He served St. Timothy's
until 1969, when the Rev. Edwin L. Druckenmiller was installed as our third
pastor. The Rev. Steven Tochterman accepted our official call and was installed
on August 1, 1973
Our congregation had grown to over 400 contributing and communing members
and we were literally bursting at the seams when our second Capital Funds
Campaign was begun in1977. Dedication
of our sanctuary and offices addition was on December 16, 1979.
On July1, 1984, Pastor Steven Boughter was installed as our
fifth pastor. Since 1984 St. Timothy's has received over 200 members and our membership
total is now close to 600. To add to the enhancement and beauty of worship a handbell
choir was started. A Stephen
program was begun as a way of caring
for members in the church through lay counseling. Our Social Ministry of the congregation aids more and more
needy families every year and a monthly feeding of the
was begun. In addition, St. Timothy's has sponsored 10 ELCA seminary interns, added an Alpha program, numerous adult education opportunities, a women's fellowship group, supported mission congregations and added a contemporary worship service.
We have been richly blessed by God's grace, the
generous support of our members, and strong lay leadership in Church Council and our committees. We look forward to as yet unseen opportunities to serve Jesus Christ.
Revised: August 10, 2006
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