Holy Week Services Announced By Grace Episcopal

Friday, April 11, 2014
Holy Week services following Palm Sunday, leading up to Easter at Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. are:
 
Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. – This liturgy commemorates Jesus’ commandment to love one another and includes the washing of feet and if followed by a night-long vigil.
 
Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. begins in the courtyard and moves through the grounds unless the weather sends it into the Nave. A meditative experience, the service follows Jesus’ journey to the cross.

 
Good Friday Liturgy,  April 18, 12:15 p.m., is solemn and quiet, centering around Jesus’ crucifixion.
 
Easter Vigil,  Saturday, April 19, 8 p.m., is a service which begins outdoors with the kindling of the new fire, which is carried into the darkened Nave. It's first part is a remembrance of the salvation history of God’s people, followed immediately by the first service of Easter. This liturgy will be followed (in true Grace style) with a champagne reception and potluck goodies. Please bring potluck goodies.

Praying And Fasting Series Continues Sunday At Middle Valley COG

Middle Valley Church of God, 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, announces that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic, 'Things Are Starting To Happen '  in the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday.  This is part of a sermon series titled 'Praying And Fasting Will Motivate Us.'  This sermon series will focus on the need for believers to spend time in prayer and fasting as ... (click for more)

Steve Ellison: A Matter Of Life And Death

A coaching friend of mine who jumped back and forth from high school to college coaching used to frequently share with me and the young men he was entrusted with about a Scripture passage that he considered to be his life verse. Deuteronomy 30:15-20 had made a tremendous impact on his life and even though I have not spoken with him in several years, I am quite sure that it still ... (click for more)

County Commission Votes 8-1 To Deny Permit For Controversial Bakewell Firing Range

The County Commission voted 8-1 on Wednesday to deny a special exceptions permit for a $2.4 million firing range at Retro-Hughes Road at Bakewell. Only Commissioner Greg Martin was in support. Opponents and supporters were again gathered at the courthouse, but the commission voted without hearing further argument. Commissioner Randy Fairbanks said to him "it is not a gun ... (click for more)

Big Woody's Tree Service Employee Killed In Fall On Signal Mountain

Recovery efforts are underway for a man who fell off the side of Signal Mountain. At  11:22 a.m. , a 911 call was made by an employee of Big Woody's Tree Service reporting a man in his early 30s had fallen off the side of the mountain while trimming trees on private property. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded to 6202 Forest Park Drive and arrived on ... (click for more)

Beyond Freedom Of Speech - And Response

Yes, most people know about the First Amendment to our Constitution, "The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction."  I being a "deplorable" draw the line when people block traffic, try to disrupt, and even stop an activity through malice and disregard for others. Case being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Want To Protest? Get Paid!

In a troubling time when “false news” is the rage and people ask me – to my face – if anybody from Russia ever approached me personally searching for votes for President-elect Donald Trump, there appears a website that, to cop a phrase, “is too good to be true.” There is a group out of California that allegedly wants to hire “operatives” to protest Friday’s inauguration. Forget ... (click for more)