Welcome To St. Joseph, The Carpenter, Episcopal Church!

We are a church community with approximately 60 families who call St. Joseph’s home. When you stop by for a visit and worship with us, you will notice that our parish always has the welcome mat out. We happily open our circle of friends and families to all who are looking for a sense of community and belonging. We come from a wide variety of faiths, baptisms and up bringings, and we celebrate that diversity.

 Some of us have lived in Tennessee for a lifetime, while others have discovered the riches of God’s grace in East Tennessee from other parts of the world. In Sevierville, Tennessee, we blend our talents, our backgrounds and our faith into the wonderful parish known as St. Joseph the Carpenter. 

 We are part of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, The Episcopal Church in the United States, and the worldwide Anglican Communion. As Episcopalians, we consider ourselves both protestant and catholic in our heritage.

 We invite you to join us for worship and participate in Christ’s ministry. We would love to speak with you to extend a warm welcome to Saint Joseph’s.

St. Joseph's Mission Statement

“Joyfully serving God, each other, and our community in all endeavors, both personal and public, with love, patience and understanding.”

OUR BLESSING FOR YOU

"Life is short, and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So be swift to love, and make haste to be kind. And the blessing of God who made us, who loves us, and who travels with us, be with you now and forever. Amen."

Time & Location

We are glad you are visiting St. Joseph’s web site! Our church is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains approximately thirty minutes from two entrances to the national park. We are very blessed to be surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation.

We are located in Sevierville, Tennessee, 25 miles from downtown Knoxville, 10 miles off the 407 Exit of I-40, 5 miles from Pigeon Forge and 10 miles from Gatlinburg.

If you live in this area of the Smoky Mountains or are planning a visit here, we invite you to contact us at:

Address

St. 345 E Hardin Ln, Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 865-366-1335
Email: stjoesepiscopal@gmail.com

(Our phone is not continuously staffed during normal business hours. However, messages are retrieved and returned daily.)

We gather for worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate the Holy Eucharist. Everyone is welcome at God’s Table. Come as you are!

Times

Sundays
9:30 a.m.

About Us

We are a church community with approximately 60 families who call St. Joseph's home. When you stop by for a visit and worship with us, you will notice that our parish always has the welcome mat out. We happily open our circle of friends and families to all who are looking for a sense of community and belonging. We come from a wide variety of faiths, baptisms and up bringings, and we celebrate that diversity. Some of us have lived in Tennessee for a lifetime, while others have discovered the riches of God's grace in East Tennessee from other parts of the world. In Sevierville, Tennessee, we blend our talents, our backgrounds and our faith into the wonderful parish known as St. Joseph the Carpenter. We are part of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, The Episcopal Church in the United States, and the worldwide Anglican Communion. As Episcopalians, we consider ourselves both protestant and catholic in our heritage.

How To Get Involved

We invite all who worship here to a deep and lasting involvement in the life of St. Joseph’s. A healthy parish depends upon it. However, we also understand that involvement is a personal matter and looks different for each individual. The timing and nature of involvement varies throughout our parish. It is our desire for each person to find the place in our ministries which best fits with his or her passion and skills. In so doing, the richness of Christ will be manifested in this place.

If you desire a greater level of involvement, please let your desire be known to the priest or a member of the Vestry. We always have opportunities available. Some of those are listed below:

Worship

Outreach

Parish Life

What Is The Episcopal Church?

If you are not familiar with the Episcopal Church, you might wonder what we believe. Who are these Episcopalians? What is their theology? Perhaps the following list of typical characteristics of Episcopal churches and their members will begin to answer your questions. If they cause you to visit our parish, we will be delighted to share more.

  • Worship that brings you into the action instead of leaving you on the sidelines.
  • Theology that expects and encourages you to utilize your God-given intelligence.
  • Toleration of differences and positions.
  • Views the Bible as the inspired Word of God but is not bound by literalism.
  • A sense of community in which our consensus is in Christ, not in the conformity of opinion.
  • Centered around the Biblical sacraments instituted by Jesus which evoke holy mystery.
  • Understanding that inclusion is the obligation and the privilege of every person.
  • Confidence in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the heritage of the Apostolic order of ministry.
  • Belief in the Great Commission to go and make disciples…baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.