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

Thursday, September 05, 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

The Boat Did Float And There Is Hope Is Topic Sunday At Middle Valley Church Of God

Middle Valley Church of God, 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, announces that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic "The Boat Did Float And There Is Hope" in the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday.   This sermon is part of a special series of sermons based on the Biblical report of Jesus that the Last Days would be preceded by events like Noah's day.  Pastor McClure ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Renewing The Great American Spectacle

After a seemingly interminable wait, it starts again this weekend – college football season. With memories of bowl games that concluded the 2013 season fading, hopes for fans across the country are at their apex. Whether you root for Alabama or Aliquippa State, Wisconsin or Winthrop, Syracuse or Slippery Rock, expectations are high. Your team, like all the others, is undefeated, ... (click for more)

City, County Pull The Plug On Downtown Shooting Range

City and county officials have decided to keep the police firing range at Moccasin Bend rather than building an expensive new indoor facility at the former Farmers Market property. County Mayor Jim Coppinger said Sheriff Jim Hammond and new Police Chief Fred Fletcher met recently and decided to "pull the plug" on the project. He said officers felt that the Moccasin Bend range ... (click for more)

Reception Honors County's 2nd-Longest Serving Employee

General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, at a County Courthouse reception, asked anyone who was working at the courthouse in 1966 to raise their hand. Only Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson was able to do so. Judge Shattuck said he believes only Edna Camp of the Criminal Court clerk's office, has been at the courthouse longer. Ms. Thompson did not seek re-election, ... (click for more)

Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

Our Hamilton County School Board will vote on insurance changes effecting both active employees and retirees, who are not on Medicare at this time.  HCEA strongly objects to changes being made at this time and urges a “No” vote.  Insurance had been frozen three years by negotiations.  Since the Educators Professional Negotiations Act was nullified by the 2011 Legislature, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)