September 13, 2019
Worship on Sunday, September 15, 2019
Scripture: I Chronicles 15:16, 22, 27-28; 16:7-10; Psalm 150; Colossians 3:12-17
Sermon: Robed for Rejoicing
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Dwyn Mounger
Special: Choirs and Musicians Recognition and Appreciation
Participating in the Service: Acolyte: Jaelyn Berry
Liturgist: Molly Bay
Children’s Message: Ed Meade
Greeters: Bruce Watt and Jason McTeer
Welcome-Back Reception for our Adult and Children’s Choirs will be this Sunday, September 15, during Fellowship Time after the worship service. Please come express your appreciation for the music program at Highland!
Burchfield House project: The restoring and refurbishing have begun. When this phase has been completed, the next step will be the much-needed replacement of carpets in the parlors, hallway and dining room.
Happy Highlanders: On Tuesday, September 17, Anne Van Curen, Volunteer Coordinator with Blount Memorial Hospital’s Home Health and Hospice, will present a program on their services. Everyone is welcome to bring a sack lunch and come enjoy a time of fellowship and learning! Cheryl Baker will provide snacks and drinks. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m., and the program follows.
You are invited to take part in a March to Raise Awareness re: CLIMATE CHANGE on Friday, September 20, leaving Clayton Center at Maryville College at 11:30 a.m. and proceeding to New Providence Presbyterian Church. Please contact Millie Sieber (310-0177) for more information.
Fall Festival Celebration! CAM Cabin Crafts invites everyone to their Fall Festival Celebration on Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21, at the cabin at 1329 Wears Valley Road, Townsend. They offer local crafts and crafters, food, music, fun and more! Admission and parking are free. CAM Cabin Crafts is one of the vendors who participated in Highland’s Alternative Christmas Market in past years.
Distinguished Korean National Leader, Pastor, to Speak Here on Wednesday, September 25
The Rev. Moon-Sook Lee, who has held several ecumenical and Presbyterian posts in South Korea over the past three decades, will speak at Highland Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, Sept. 25. The Hospitality Committee will serve heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages, beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the Rev. Moon-Sook Lee’s speaking afterwards. Reserve your place for the supper by telephoning or emailing the church office, 865-982-9272 or email@example.com. no later than noon, Monday, Sept. 23.
“Through our reunification movement, including meetings with people from the North, we have come to realize that the North Korean people are neither monsters nor demons, but they are human beings who have compassion and want peace just like us, but also have legitimate fears from threats to their existence,” Lee maintains.
She has been involved in activities for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula since the 1990s, and now is sharing accounts of that work with congregations and other groups in the United States as one of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program’s 15 International Peacemakers in September
The Rev. Lee will share the story of the Korean ecumenical and Christian women’s movements opposing the U.S.-supported South Korean dictatorship and developing relationships with our North Korean partners the Korean Christian Federation, that promote reconciliation and peaceful resolution of
the Korean War.
Climate Change Series: Is climate change real and if so, what can I do about it? Noted author, award-winning activist and public theologian Jim Antal will address this question and discuss his book Climate Church, Climate World on Sunday afternoon, September 29 from 2:00 to 3:30, in Westminster Hall at New Providence Presbyterian Church.
This free presentation is open to the public and is sponsored by Highland Presbyterian Church, New Providence Presbyterian Church, Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Maryville College CCM, Knoxville Chapter of Interfaith Power and Light, and First Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge.
Following Antal’s presentation, New Providence will host a deeper delve into the book on the five consecutive Sundays (October 6 through November 3) at 2:00 pm. In Eastminster Hall. Discussion leaders will be Dr. Andrew Irvine, Maryville College professor; Rev. Laura Bogle of Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship; Dr. Peggy Cowan, retired Maryville College professor; and Dr. Jay Clark, Maryville College adjunct instructor. All are welcome.