What to expect
Stepping into a new church can be intimidating. To make you more comfortable, here are several things you’ll experience in Sunday worship:
All are welcome to St. Timothy, and you can expect folks to greet you with a smile as you enter.
Our Sunday morning worship is a blended service. It blends traditional and contemporary worship music and styles. We are deliberate in the way we worship, incorporating elements of historical Lutheran liturgy; but we also regularly explain why we do what we do. If you are brand new to church, it won’t take long to learn the flow of the service.
The worship service is around one hour in length; a little longer when we celebrate Holy Communion (first and third Sundays of the month and on special occasions).
There is no “dress code” at St. Timothy. Folks come from all walks of life and dress in everything from Saturday casual to Sunday best.
Following the worship service everyone is invited to the courtyard for drinks and snacks. In the summertime we have ice cream! Pull up a chair to one of the tables and get to know someone new!
STLC is governed by the church council. There are 12 members on the church council which are elected by the congregation. Each council member offers leadership in a particular area of church life (i.e. Outreach, Service, Fellowship, etc.). The church council meets monthly and if you have any questions you can reach out here.
meet the staff
Pastor Brodie grew up in North Central OH before going to Asbury College in Wilmore, KY and meeting Andrea. They have 3 children: Abby (2001), Carolyn (2004), and Silas (2005) and enjoy spending time with family and traveling. Pastor Brodie’s responsibilities include: preaching/teaching, worship planning, pastoral care, and greeting new visitors. If you need to contact Pastor Brodie, you can reach him at email or mobile.
Pastor Andrea and Pastor Brodie moved to Southern California in 2021 after living 20 years in Columbus, OH. Andrea is the sister, daughter, niece, and granddaughter (on both sides) of Lutheran pastors. Andrea has a background in social work and hospital chaplaincy. Her responsibilities include: preaching/teaching, working with youth and youth leaders, and visitation of friends and members who are homebound. If you need to contact Andrea, you can reach her at email or mobile.
Patsy has been working at STLC since 1993, but grew up in Alaska. Her responsibilities include: bookkeeper, bulletin prep, liaison to the Headstart program, and general office duties. Patsy is married to Paul and in her free time enjoys quilting and spending time with family. If you need to contact Patsy you can reach her at email or call.
Linda has been a member at STLC since 2001. She has served the church in many capacities, including: church council, council secretary/treasurer, data entry, and general office duties. Linda served in the US Air Force and enjoys travel and serving others. If you need to contact Linda, you can reach her at email or call.