St. Timothy's Lutheran
Church and School
5100 Camden Ave. • San Jose, California 95124
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Worship and Music

General matters are discussed below. Click on the links to find out more about each of them. Click on the links to the left to explore areas of Worship and Music.

To inquire regarding any of these areas, contact Beth Tkacheff.

Altar Guild   
This organization’s general tasks include cleaning the Sanctuary, setting up for Holy Communion, caring for the linens, paraments and vessels used in worship, and arranging altar flowers.

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism is held during regular worship services. Parents should contact the church office to make arrangements. A preparatory appointment will be made with one of the pastors to review the teachings of Baptism, the service itself, and the responsibilities of parents and sponsors. A brochure which further describes Baptism at St. Timothy's, is available in the church entryway and in the church office.

Holy Communion is ordinarily celebrated on the first and third Sundays of the month, and on the Christian festival days of Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday as well as the Thanksgiving Eve service. At St. Timothy's we practice open communion, meaning that all who have received instruction in its meaning and who believe in the real presence of Christ in the bread and wine, are invited to receive the sacrament. Homebound members are urged to contact the pastors to bring the Sacrament to them at a convenient time.

Memorial Services  
These services may be performed for members or non-members of St. Timothy's. The pastors wish to be as involved as much as they are needed by individuals and families during times of serious illness and bereavement. Services may be performed at the church, a cemetery, in private homes or other institutions (such as nursing homes), as the conditions warrant.

Prayer Requests  
Prayer is a powerful gift God has given us, and we encourage one another in its use. Members and friends desiring public prayer during our worship services click here.

The pastors are in touch with and/or personally visit all our hospitalized and other shut-ins at least once a month. Please keep the pastors informed of any visitation needs you become aware of, so no one is overlooked.

Those wishing to be married at St. Timothy's should contact the Church Office. Premarital Counseling is available. Non-member weddings are ordinarily performed for couples desiring to make St. Timothy's their home church, or who make a commitment to be involved in another church. Supervision of all weddings and receptions held at St. Timothy's is done by our Wedding Coordinator.

Worship Assistants  
A number of members participate in the worship services at St. Timothy's. Opportunities for service include Acolytes, Communion Assistants, Greeters, Readers, Musicians, Sound Board Operators, and Ushers. Others who support our services participate in Altar Guild, Nursery Care and Coffee Service.


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5100 Camden Ave. • San Jose, California 95124
(408) 264-3858 Church • (408) 265-0244 School