January 17, 2020
Worship on Sunday, January 19, 2020
Scripture: Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40, John 1:29-42
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Dwyn Mounger
Participating in the Service: Acolyte: Teegun Slagle
Liturgist: David Kemp
Children’s Message: Dwyn Mounger
Greeters: Jason McTeer and Eleanor Wills
Fellowship Host: David Kemp
The Session calls the congregation and corporation to Annual Meeting, on January 26, after an abbreviated 10:30 a.m. service of worship, to:
1. Receive reports from its committees on their work in 2019;
2. Elect three ruling elders to the Session (our congregation’s Nominating Committee’s nominees are Rebecca Judy, Jason McTeer, and Kathy White), Class of 2022;
3. Elect the congregation’s Nominating Committee for 2020 (their nominees for our new Nominating Committee are Susan Ambler, Katie Hill, Rich Schenk, Shane Tyson, and Eleanor Wills); and
4. Hear and act upon a unanimous recommendation by the Session that the number of currently serving Session members on the congregation’s Nominating Committee be reduced from two to one.
As always, by Presbyterian law, you may make additional nomination(s) from the floor provided your nominee(s) is/are present and/or have/has agreed to serve if elected.
5. Routinely, as required annually by state law, to designate the sitting Session as trustees of the corporation.
A Potluck lunch and fun baby shower for our expectant moms and new moms follows Annual Meeting! You can drop off a dish to share in the downstairs kitchen before the service.
Welcome, Babies! We will welcome our newest congregational additions with a baby shower during the annual meeting potluck after services on January 26. We will be honoring the Malipo family and the McMahon-Weller family, and will also have cards to sign for Sarah (Stacey Nordquist’s daughter) and Elizabeth (Gene Johnson and Portia Carver’s daughter), both of whom also have new little angels. There will be a box in the narthex for financial contributions for gift cards as well as a notepad to list gifts already bought (to minimize duplications). Contributions can also be put in the collection plate, well-marked for the babies of course. In addition, the McMahon-Wellers have a baby registry https://www.babylist.com/baby-mcmahon-weller. All are welcome!
Good Neighbors invites everyone to their inaugural Love Your Neighbor Prayer Breakfast on Friday, February 7, 7:00-8:00 a.m. at RT Lodge to share their Mission and to discuss ways we can all assist in caring for our neighbors. The hearty country breakfast will be prepared by the RT chefs. Tickets are $50 and proceeds will go directly to Good Neighbors’ programs. Tickets are available through Goodneighborsbc.org.
Magi Meals: A total of $563 has been received in the Magi Meals Offering and has been equally divided between Community Food Connection and Blount County Community Action for their Meals on Wheels Program.
Happy Highlanders will have their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 21. Join us at 11:30 with a brown bag lunch in the fellowship hall. We will plan our meetings for the year, followed by a brief presentation by Sandy Miller on the POAMN Conference she attended. Everyone is welcome!
YOU’RE INVITED! – Blessing of the Home of Janvier and Mayele & Family, next Sunday, January 19, 2:00 p.m., 207 Fern St., Knoxville, Tennessee 37914.
Dr. Mounger will conduct this brief service to which the congregation, friends, and neighbors are most welcome
Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Schedule is:
Friday, January 17
12:00 pm MLK Business Luncheon, Airport Hilton, Alcoa
Speaker: Hallerin Hilton Hill, Radio Host
Saturday, January 18
1:00 pm MLK Kids and Families Fair, Blount County Public Library
Sunday, January 19
4:00 pm MLK Worship Service, First United Methodist, 617 Gilbert St, Alcoa
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Willa Estell
Monday, January 20
12:30 pm Assemble at MLK Center, 209 East Franklin Street, Alcoa
12:45 pm March from MLK Center to Maryville College
2:00 pm Celebration Program, Clayton Center for the Arts Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theater; Speaker: Dr. Frances Henderson
Professor in Gender and Women's Studies and African American and African Studies, University of Kentucky; Music: MLK Celebration Choir
Themes of our Worship for the Next Several Weeks
Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m., 2nd Sun. after Epiphany- “Baa, Baa, RED Sheep” (John 1:29-42).
Jan. 26, 10:30 a.m., 3rd Sun. aft Epiphany- “De-Icing Your Windshield” (I Samuel 3:1-20); service
service abbreviated for congregation’s Annual Meeting that follows, with potluck lunch and Baby Shower for our three expectant moms right afterwards! Come and bring a dish to share.
Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m., 4th Sun. after Epiphany, Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday- Holy Communion, “Godly Guesting” (II Kings 4:8-
Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m., 5th Sun. after Epiphany- “Who’s Imprisoned?” (Micah 6:6-8).
Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m., 6th Sun. after Epiphany- “Lesson from the Ladder”
Sun., Feb. 23, Transfiguration of the Lord, 10:30 a.m.- “Standing Up to Terror” (Matthew
ASH WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m.- Service of Penitence, anointing with ashes for all who wish it.