"At The Table" Is Fall Theme At Episcopal Church Of Good Shepherd, Lookout Mountain

Thursday, September 5, 2013

This fall, formation, worship and special events at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 211 Franklin Road, Lookout Mountain, will focus on the theme of "At the Table." We come to the table each week for nourishment, strengthening, encouragement, acceptance, and above all, love. In worship and during classes we will be pondering "table" questions. What do you bring to the table? Who is welcome at the table? With whom did Jesus share the table? What tables need turning over? What cards do we need to lay on the table?

This Sunday, you will be asked during and after church what you bring to the table. God has bestowed each of us with unique gifts. When we gather to break bread each week, we bring gifts to the altar. We give gifts of money at the collection. People with rich voices and an appreciation for the very word of God and God's people serve as lectors and in the choir. People with a gift for hospitality form the usher ministry. The careful and care-taking hands of the flower and linen guilds contribute the gifts that make for a beautifully-set table. We can all serve in large and small ways.

Visit the tables outside the church, or in Talbird Hall if weather is inclement, to explore some ways large and small, to share your gifts with the community and to give back to our generous and loving God. There will be opportunities to sign up for everything. Table treats will be served too.
Father Robert Childers will begin a new series, "Exploring Your Faith, What do You Believe and Why," Wednesday, Sept. 11, for Shepherd's Night Out. Worship is at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 and the class at 6:40. In addition, the adult choir will meet, children and youth have their programs and a nursery will be available at 6:40. Reservations are necessary for the dinner by calling 821-1583 or www.goodshepherdlookout.com

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