March 15, 2019
Worship on Sunday, March 17, 2019
Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 27, Matthew 10:16-20
Meditation: “Our Protestant Debt to Patrick”
Preacher: Rev. Dwyn Mounger
Special: St. Patrick’s Day (wear green or orange if possible)
Participating in the Service: Acolyte: Emma Meade
Liturgist: Courtney Webb
Greeters: JoAnn Booker and Dee Ann Ostby
Fellowship Hosts: Beverly Green and Mark Durand
Faith Formation News:
The Youth Group will resume this Wednesday, March 20, and will begin a study of the life of Jesus.
The Comparative Religions class continues to meet on Wednesdays at the usual time of 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome
Confirmation classes will begin March 24, with Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday, June 9. If your child is interested in being confirmed at this time, please contact Courtney Webb so materials can be ordered.
The Session has accepted with regret the resignation of our Organist Carol LaForce, after Easter Sunday, April 21, and with great admiration and appreciation to God for her most faithful service in her ministry of music for our corporate worship of God! Session has appointed Leonard Blankner, Jennifer Hill and Melissa Meade as a search committee for a new organist.
Session's Committee Chairs now are Rich Schenk, Treasurer (Administration and Stewardship), Don Kilgore (Building and Grounds), Happy Highlanders as a Group (Care Committee), Courtney Webb (Faith Formation), Stacey Nordquist (Hospitality), Sweet Young (Missions), Beverly Green (Outreach), and Melissa Meade (Worship). Jeff Bay continues as Clerk of Session.
Flowers in the sanctuary during the past few weeks have been given in memory of Cheryl Baker’s brothers Teddy and Randy. Please bring YOUR plants or blossoms when you can!
Easter Egg Hunt: Please place your donations of Easter candy/plastic eggs for our annual Easter egg hunt in the container in the narthex. If you would like to make a monetary donation instead, please see Stacey Nordquist or Jan Burgess.
Thank you! The Fellowship Committee
Happy Highlanders will hold their monthly sack-lunch meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. The program will be “THEN, NOW AND NEXT” by David Young, a discussion format of looking back and forward about how things have changed. Some of the topics are telephones, automobiles, grocery shopping, kidney failure, money, banking and movies. Come prepared to share how it was when you were 5 to 10 years old. David will talk about the possibilities that are on the horizon.
Irish Tales this evening! At Vienna Coffee House, 212 College Street, Maryville, Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association entertainers Kathleen Mavournin and Janice Brooks-Headrick will be spinning the tales from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Coffee and desserts will be available. Come have fun with your friends! For more information please call 865-429-1783.
And more Irish Tales! Saturday, March 16, come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Bird and The Book, 1509 East Broadway, Maryville, next to Southland Books. Dining and bar service will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. and continuing throughout the evening. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day/Irish-themed stories will be told by Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association members, including Sheri Liles, Roland Mote, Fred Goddard and Susan and Stephen Fulbright. Don’t forget to wear your green or orange and come celebrate your Irish heritage!
Maryville College’s “February Meetings” will feature guest speaker Dr. Todne Thomas, a sociocultural anthropologist and assistant professor of African American Religions at Harvard Divinity School. Her presentation, titled “On Faithful Families and Families of Faith: The Collective Spirituality of Black Evangelicals,” will begin at 7:00 p.m. on March 24 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. The public is invited.
Mark your calendar: Maryville College Choir’s annual Homecoming Concerts are on March 28 and 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Clayton Center Lambert Recital Hall. Tickets are $5 at the Clayton Center Box Office at 865-981-8590.
The Homecoming Concert will also be presented on April 7 at 6:00 p.m. at New Providence Presbyterian Church. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.
Senior Services from Blount Memorial Hospital
Doctor with Big Shoes--Experiences as a Physician in Pre-communist China, Dr. Henry S. Nelson, medical doctor and author, Thursday, March 28, 1:30–3:00 p.m., Vienna Coffee House
Open Stage for Musicians: Mid-Week Music, Everett Senior Center, Wednesday, March 27, 10:00-11:30 a.m., performers’ sign-up at 9:30 a.m.
Caregiver Coffee and Conversation, Vienna Coffee House, Tuesday, March 19, 10:00-11:00 a.m.