Candlelight Service and Christmas Day



7:00 pm on Christmas Eve St. Paul East Candlelight Service.

Christmas Day Sunday:
10:30 am Service at our regularly scheduled time. As I am sure you are all aware…Christmas falls on Sunday. Many churches have elected to cancel their services that day–WHAT?!!! On the day we celebrate the birth of our Savior, what a joy it is to look forward to seeing everyone in worship that morning. The gifts will wait until you get home.



Easter Weekend 2016 in East Knoxville


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Our community comes together every year during Holy Week to coordinate services. Celebrate the Risen Savior on Easter Sunday Morning.

Holy Week Schedule

Wednesday – Lenten Bible study 6:00 pm at Pleasant Hill United Methodist

Maundy Thursday “Tenebrae” service 7:00 pm at St. Paul East United Methodist

Good Friday Service 7:00 pm nearby at Trentville United Methodist Church

Saturday – Children’s Easter Celebration 10:00am at Trentville United Methodist Church

Easter Sunday – Sunrise Service 7:00am. Breakfast following at Caledonia Presbyterian. Worship service @ 9:45am

Questions? Call 865-661-0869

St. Paul United Methodist Map & Directions:

Caledonia Presbyterian Church Map & Directions:

Trentville United Methodist Church Map & Directions

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Map & Directions

Meatloaf Lunch Fundraiser for Sunnyview Educator Battling Cancer


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People of Sunnyview neighborhood, your prayers and presence is requested at St. Paul Church. Mark your calendar, and make plans to attend this meaningful fundraising lunch following church service on Sunday, March 6, 2016. Whether you come for church or lunch or both, your prayers are greatly appreciated.


What: Fundraising Lunch for Cheryl Hooks
Description: Proceeds go to Cheryl and her young family to help with expenses related to Cheryl’s cancer treatments
Where: St. Paul East United Methodist Church, 6500 Faith Lane, Knoxville, TN 37924

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Time: 11:30 am lunch in the church basement
Menu prepared by St. Paul United Methodist Women: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, mac ‘n cheese, deviled eggs, desserts and drink.
Questions? Call 865-525-6710

Sunday Church Service: 10:30 am church services take place at St. Paul East this Sunday and every Sunday.

Unable to attend?
You can always make a donation via the following YouCaring page. Click Here to Donate

Other Upcoming Events at St. Paul Church:

What: Movie Night at St. Paul East
Movie Title: War Room
Date: Friday, March 4, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Details: See movie trailer below…

What: Prayer Gathering for the Hooks Family
Location: Sanctuary of St. Paul United Methodist Church
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm
Details: Everyone is invited. Please attend and pray with the family as they prepare to travel for Cheryl’s upcoming surgery and procedures.

Church Valentine’s Day Party


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WHAT: a Valentine’s Day Lunch Party following our Sunday church service
WHERE: Downstairs in the Fellowship Hall

WHEN: Everyone is invited to join us for church on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 10:30 am, then afterward downstairs in the church basement for lunch and Valentine’s Day Party. The ladies of the church prepare a special lunch meal with a Valentine’s theme. Enjoy fellowship, food, friends, and special Valentine treats.

COST: free, but any donations are greatly appreciated.

This is the Day

I think one of the reasons Christ spoke to Mary and Martha as He did is because at one time or another we are all like Martha. Isn’t it true that life is so busy it’s hard to take a few minutes out of the day just to sit at Jesus’ feet? Considering all of the bible verses, it becomes pretty apparent that love is more than just an ooy gooy feeling deep inside us.
Christ often equated love, that is love for Him, with keeping His word and
His commandments. Yet, how can we keep His word and His commandments when we do not have any time in our life to learn them, ponder them, and apply them to our

This is the day

which the Lord hath made;

We will rejoice

and be glad in it.

–Psalm 118:24



Homecoming 2015

We encourage everyone to worship at St. Paul every Sunday. Our annual Homecoming service is an especially great time with a guest speaker and special music. If you ever visited or once attended St. Paul, please come back and see the great things God is doing.

Make plans to attend Homecoming 2015
Mark your calendar, and make plans to attend Homecoming
Sunday, September 13, 2015
10:30 am

St. Paul United Methodist Church in Knoxville, TN

Homecoming Meal: Everyone brings a covered dish and enjoys food, friends, and fellowship downstairs in the church basement following worship service.

Questions? e-mail Pastor Russ:




Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does God allow suffering and evil? These are questions central to the Christian faith, and questions that have not gone unexplored in the canon of Christian philosophy. Job, Augustine, C.S. Lewis, and others have contributed to the ongoing dialog surrounding this issue. For some, stories of personal suffering, persecution, and martyrdom provide a rallying point and reminder of the pain Christ faced at the cross and the price of our sin; others suggest suffering is a character-building endeavor. One thing is sure: suffering is an important element of the Christian faith. As the apostle Paul wrote: ” I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things” (Philippians 3 :8, NIV).

Why Christians don’t share their faith



IMG_33331. Fear. The fear of being ridiculed, disapproved and persecuted by the world, especially those close to us and those who have authority over us like parents, spouses and bosses.
2. They don’t feel or think that they are qualified. I AM ALSO GUILTY OF THAT. I spent most of my life trying to heal my
emotions. Didn’t feel qualified to share the gospel I was so messed up who would want what I have if I am still a mess?
3. They want to keep their jobs. Just to keep their jobs, Christians have negated the Great Commission. In the workplace you fear losing your job. It is a very real possibility in this day and age. However in the church it is also a problem because of those with legalistic perspectives. You might not get it right.
4. Complacency, lack of compassion and passion, spiritual laziness Luke 8:14 and that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
5. Too many worry about “political correctness”. It’s not politically correct anymore to share your faith.
6. Influenced by worldly culture because they have believed the lie that they are “pushing” their beliefs on someone.
7. A lack of training and don’t know how to share. ! believe it’s because they weren’t informed about the true meaning and responsibility of being a disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ.
8. Not strong Christians with strong faith.
9. Few people believed what they said and believed in. Because we live in a world that is so tolerant of everything but Christianity! Just the mention of “Jesus” sends everyone to their politically correct corner.

10. ” they don’t see the example from Church leaders.