We hope the information below will be of help to you. If you have additional questions, please call or EMAIL the church office so that we may respond.


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Why St. Timothy Lutheran Church?

St. Timothy Lutheran joyfully welcomes all people of any race, national origin, age, gender, ability, relationship status, political affiliation or sexual orientation, whether you are a believer, doubter or seeker. We welcome all because God welcomes all. Sharing and learning from our different experiences and ideas about life and faith, we live the love of Christ together.

What are the differences between the services?

During the school year we offer two worship services, one at 5 p.m. on Saturday evening and the other at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The 5 p.m. Saturday service is contemplative, full of song, and focuses on evening prayer. The 9:30 a.m. Sunday service incorporates all types of music from our chancel choir and organ to our band and instrumentalists. During the summer, we offer “Worship in the Woods”, an informal outdoor service at Burlington Woods Park Pavilion at 8 a.m. on Sunday mornings (weather permitting). Communion is offered each week at all services. All are welcome.

How should I dress?

All services are casual. Please be comfortable.  Some wear suits and others wear jeans.  God does not care what you wear.

I’m not Lutheran. Can I take communion?

At St. Timothy, all are welcome at the Lord’s table! Anyone of any denomination, whether they are a believer, seeker or doubter, are welcome to receive communion. 

What about my kids?

Children are welcome at all worship services. The nursery is open and supervised by a paid staff member for infants and toddlers (ages 3 and under) during our 9:30am worship service. During the school year, children 4 years old through 5th grade join their parents in worship and then transition to Sunday School after the children’s sermon. The children then rejoin their families in worship during communion. There are numerous youth programs for all ages.  Check out the Youth menu for programs that fit for your children’s age groups.

How can I learn more?

The best way to start is to worship with us. After worship, please feel free to visit our Welcome Center to learn more about St. Tim’s. You can also look further into our website. Throughout it’s pages, we have information on programs for children and youthsocial servicemusicadult ministries and more.  You can download our St. Tim’s Ministries Overview too. Of course, you are also welcome to call our office at 630/355-1330 for more information or if you have questions.  

I would like to speak with a pastor. What do I do?

You may call the church at 630/355-1330 and ask to speak with a pastor or mention your request to the pastor before or after service.

What is St. Timothy doing about Covid-19?

It is the goal of St. Timothy to provide a safe environment for all to gather and worship. Based on the current CDC Covid-19 guidelines, the following considerations apply: Stay up to date with Covid-19 vaccines; Get tested if you have symptoms; Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone testing positive for Covid-19; Wear a mask on public transportation. After any domestic or international travel, obtain a covid test prior to rejoining indoor gatherings and monitor for symptoms. You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect yourself and others. If you are at high risk for severe illness, consider wearing a mask indoors in public and taking additional precautions.