Worship on Sunday, May 19, 2019
Scripture: Acts 11:1-18, Psalm 133, Galatians 3:23-28
Message: Reports from the 2019 Pilgrimage of our Highland/Taguasco Seven
Special: Anthem by Children’s Choir
Participating in the Service: Acolyte: Wes Meade
Liturgist: Jason McTeer
Greeters: Susan Ambler and Dwane Bell
Fellowship Host: Sandy Miller
The Highland Session has called a congregational meeting after the worship service this Sunday, May 19 to elect the congregation’s Nominating Committee for 2019. The following names will be presented for election: Tracey Farr, Beverly Green, Jeremy Lloyd, Millie Sieber and Jack Tymon. Nominations may be made from the floor, provided your nominee is present and/or has agreed to serve if elected.
Confirmation class meets at 12:00 noon this Sunday and every Sunday, with Confirmation set for Pentecost Day on June 9.
Reminder: Happy Highlanders will gather at the church at 11:30 on Tuesday, May 21, to carpool to Townsend for lunch at the Carriage House, ordering from the menu. At 1:30, the group will assemble at Appalachian Bear Rescue’s Trillium office for an interesting program. Please let Sandy Miller (223-8278) know by this Sunday if you plan to attend. Don’t miss out on this fun activity!
Vacation Bible School: Highland will partner with St. Paul AME Zion and New Providence Presbyterian at New Prov for VBS this year.
From June 9 - 12, the children will travel to Athens, Greece to meet the Apostle Paul and learn about his dangerous and exciting second missionary journey. Children from age 2 through rising 6th graders are welcome to join in for this adventure!
Each day will begin with dinner served in the New Providence pavilion at 5:20. Then at 5:45 children will gather in the sanctuary for a celebration of singing and welcome. Afterwards, the festivities continue with Olympic games, a visit to a Greek marketplace, and visits with the disciple Paul.
Mark your calendars for this special event! Everyone from early preschool through adult volunteers will enjoy the journey to Athens while making new friends.
The biggest need for VBS is volunteers! Also needed are:
Flowers in the Sanctuary: Please contact Kim Chaney-Bay if you wish to bring flowers for the alter on a specific Sunday. Florist arrangements as well as cut-flower bouquets are welcome.
Great News from the Mission Committee: The Malipo family (Janvier’s wife and seven children) have arrived and are living in an apartment in Knoxville. To offer your support in their new home, please contact our Project Coordinators:
Marie Erickson, coordinating housewares as needed.
Eleanor Wills, arranging for clothing (children: boy age 16, twin girls age 14, girl age 13, boy age 6, girl age 5, and boy age 3).
Reese Wills, tracking volunteer information. Anyone who volunteers should keep a record of hours and mileage and let Reese know every month. This helps Bridge get grants, etc. to continue its work with aiding refugees.
Volunteers for a variety of jobs—everything from transportation to office work. You may contact Josh Russell at Bridge: 865-540-1311, Whitney Erickson, or David Kemp. Volunteers need to fill out a little paper work and will have a background check.
Financial Gifts of all amounts from anyone. For tax purposes, checks may be written to Highland Presbyterian Church, and marked “Refugee Fund.”
All the vegetable plots on the Highland lawn have now been claimed by folks who are interested in growing their own vegetables and flowers. Stop by and see how our gardens grow!
Looking ahead: The church office will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Church Secretary Ethel White will be on vacation from Thursday, May 31 through Thursday, June 6. Thanks to Judith Gregory who will take care of the financial duties while Ethel is away!
Blount County United Youth Police Academy:
For students ages 16+
June 17—June21, 6:00 p.m.—8 :00 p.m.
Locations: Maryville Police Department, Alcoa Police Department, Blount County Sheriff’s Office (alternating locations nightly)
Come learn more about law enforcement and community policing.
Applications available at www.blountcountyunited.org
The Beloved Community Outreach Foundation and Foothills Funeral Home will sponsor the 6th Annual Memorial/Decoration Day Celebration on Monday, May 27, 12:00 noon—2:30 p.m. at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Kings Court, Alcoa. Everyone is invited to join in a time of remembrance, celebration and fellowship. For more information, please contact the Rev. Dr. Willa Estell (335-7527), Dorothy Kincaid (983-8470) or Marjorie Stewart (207-6776).