Worship on Sunday, November 17, 2019
Scripture: Deuteronomy 34:1-12, Isaiah 12:3-6, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-12
Sermon: How Far Can You See?
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Dwyn Mounger
Participating in the Service: Acolyte: Wesley Meade
Liturgist: Tiara Kemp
Children’s Message: Jason McTeer
Greeters: Susan Ambler and Dwane Bell
Stewardship Message: Dwane Bell
Presbyterians Today: Our package of Presbyterians Today contained several copies meant for a church in Milwaukee and sent to Highland in error. We have been asked to make these available to our congregation. This issue has some very interesting articles for this time of the year: Who will decorate the church? Creating calm in anxious times, A new look at stewardship, and many others. Please take one of the copies from the table at the back of the sanctuary.
Consecration and Harvest Home Sunday Celebration will be November 24, beginning with the 10:30 worship service where Financial Commitment and Time and Talent Forms will be presented. This will be followed by the annual Fall Soup Luncheon. Volunteers to help provide soup, bread and finger desserts are needed. PIease contact any member of the Fellowship Committee if you can help with any of these items. Donations for the lunch will be given to Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels and Blount County Community Food Bank.
There will be no Sunday School that day; children will stay in worship with their families.
Harvest Sunday Decorations - If you have small gourds, pumpkins, or lotus pods that you can donate for decorations on Harvest Sunday (November 24), please drop off with Kim Chaney-Bay on Sunday, November 17.
Happy Highlanders: A reminder that Rev. Mounger will present the program at this Tuesday’s meeting, November 19, 11:30 a.m. Please bring your brown-bag lunch and enjoy his monologue from his book, assuming the identity of Elihu, son of Bethlehem’s innkeeper. Rev. Mounger will have paperback and hardback editions with him in case anyone wishes to buy a copy. Dwane Bell will provide refreshments.
On Wednesday, December 18, 11:30 a.m., the annual Christmas Luncheon will be held at the Asbury Bistro. There will be no cost for the meal. Reservation can be made with Sandy Miller at 865-223-8278. (This luncheon is on Wednesday, not the usual Tuesday.)
You are invited to an informal conversation with Eric Dozier, who presented “A Change is Gonna Come: Musical Journeys Through American Race Relations” last Saturday at the Alcoa Service Center. The conversation, on Wednesday, November 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at St. Paul A.M.E Zion Church, Maryville, will expand upon some of the themes he presented on Saturday. Together, we will explore the forces that have pulled us apart in this country and examine next steps on the path toward unity, peace, justice and reconciliation.
Millie Sieber invites you to:
Tellabration--a World-wide Celebration of Storytelling: TELLABRATION: Vienna Coffee House, Maryville, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 16. Smoky Mountain Storytellers: Millie Sieber, Kathleen Mavournin and Delmas Franklin.
More Tellabration--Different Stories, plus all you care to eat Pizza Buffet with Salad and Beverage! BLUE TICK TAVERN (FORMERLY CALLED BARLEY’S) 5:45-8:00 P.M. Thursday, November 21. Smoky Mountain Storytellers: Millie Sieber, Sheri Liles, Fred Goddard. Cost: Adults $22.50; children 6–12 $13.75
Reservations Highly Recommended: Text name and number in party to 865 803-8753.