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Lenten Devotion: March 5
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Is Serving A Duty?
Read Colossians 3:20-24

Take a minute to think about what the word ?serving? means in today?s world. Serving is the process of giving aid to others, assisting others, helping others in any unimaginable way. We think of our men and women serving our country in uniform, or I am not very good at serving a tennis ball, or my memory serves me well and on and on. Serving can mean to give obedience and reverent honor to God and so it does. This is what we most often think service to mean, to help meet the needs or satisfy the requirements of others who are unable to help themselves in our society. This is the kind of service we should treat as a duty as instructed by our Lord.

All of us have God-given talents to use in the service of our Lord. We are instructed to make the best use of them. These talents can appear in our personality in how we treat others. Giving of one?s self to others can make their lives more enjoyable. The folks who come to our Kay Senior Center each day very much appreciate the little things like stopping by to say ?hello? and giving your time to make their lives a little happier. It is just one service opportunity we have here at Church Street. All of us have that duty to use our talents to serve others. There are so many ways that one can serve within our church as well as outside our church. You will always be glad you did. I can only hope that if that need comes my way, there will be room at the Kay Center for me!

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to be willing to use our talents and serve you in whatever capacity you choose. Amen.

-George Dominick

This devotion is from the 2014 Church Street Lenten Devotion Book.

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Posted: March 05, 2014 08:22 AM
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Gardening Workshops
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Please join us on Sunday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m. for a Container Gardening Workshop, hosted by David Craig and the Hunger Helper Market. Get an early start on your spring and summer planting and learn container gardening skills and tips. Instructions, handouts, tools, seeds, fertilizer, and containers will all be provided. A children's/family container gardening class will be offered on Sunday, March 30, at 4 p.m. Both classes will be held in the Magnolia Parking Lot and adjacent lawn. Please sign up by emailing Kathy Ehrnschwender at Katheaze@gmail.com. All ages welcome!

Posted: March 04, 2014 07:53 AM
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Ash Wednesday Services
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Join us for Ash Wednesday services on March 5 at Noon and 6 p.m. in the Nave. Childcare will be provided for the evening service.

For a complete list of Lenten activities please click here

Posted: March 02, 2014 07:49 AM
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Support the Kay Center at Heels and Wheels
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It's time for Heels and Wheels 2014. The Kay Senior Care Center is participating in the 2014 Wells Fargo Heels and Wheels Duathlon on Saturday, April 12, at Johnson University. It's an exciting event in which competitors raise money for local organizations, including the Kay Center.

This is a fantastic fundraiser for the Kay Center. In 2013, we were able to raise close to $4,000. This year we hope to raise even more. Consider joining the Kay Center team or sponsoring a competitor. Call Judith Winters at 521-0293 for more information.

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Posted: February 27, 2014 11:06 AM
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Winter Carnival Needs Volunteers
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As we move quickly toward Lent our annual Winter Carnival/Mardi Gras celebration will take place in the gym on Sunday, March 2, from 4-4:45 p.m. Children will enjoy simple carnival games with crazy prizes, beads will be worn, and festive music will fill the gym as we enjoy one final afternoon of frivolity before the solemn days of Lent begin. Volunteers are needed to staff the games. If you can help, please contact Sue Isbell at 521-0282 or sisbell@churchstreetumc.org.

At 4:45 p.m. we will move to the courtyard where our pastors will lead us in the burning of the palms from last year's Palm Sunday parade. The ashes from the palms will be used for our Ash Wednesday observance on March 5. Everyone, not just children, is invited to participate.

The festivities will continue at Sunday Supper in Parish Hall. To make meal reservations please call 524-3048.

Posted: February 24, 2014 11:40 AM
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Join us for WNAF
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On Wednesday, February 26, the elephants are coming to our Wednesday Noon Adult Fellowship program in Parish Hall. Well, not literally, but we will get to hear about a special herd of elephants found in Hohenwald, TN. Todd Montgomery, education manager from the Elephant Sanctuary is giving a special presentation at the Knoxville Zoo and Church Street is fortunate to be able to schedule him to speak at WNAF.
The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald is the nation?s largest natural habitat refuge for endangered African and Asian elephants. It is a haven for old, sick or needy elephants. Come and hear Todd as he shares about this special place where herds of elephants can be found. Please make your lunch reservations by e-mailing reservations@churchstreetumc.org. or calling the church office at 524-3048 no later than Monday, Feb. 24. Cost is $6.50 per person.

Posted: February 23, 2014 02:02 PM
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Master Arts Concert: Feb. 23
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Join us on Sunday, February 23, at 3 p.m. in the Nave for the next Master Arts Series Concert. The one-hour program will include Jami Rogers Anderson, soprano, along with Kevin Anderson, tenor, accompanied by Donald Trentham and Carol Zinavage, pianists. Works by Maurice Rave, Benjamin Britten, Ned Rorem, Oliver Messiaen and Franz Schubert. The Andersons are members of Church Street and are now retired from extensive performance careers in singing. Don Trentham is a member of the Church Street Choir and heads the music department at Johnson University. Carol Zinavage is principal keyboardist for the Knoxville Symphony.

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Posted: February 19, 2014 12:53 PM
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New Mural in the Preschool
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Have you been in the Preschool wing lately? There's a new mural, painted by our own Preschool Director, Beth Cooper-Libby.

The Preschool is open five days a week for full-time care and has current openings. Call 524-3511 for details.

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Posted: February 17, 2014 02:01 PM
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Treble Choir Festival Concert
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Join us at 4 p.m. in the Nave on Sunday, February 16, for the next part of the Master Arts Series. This Choir Festival will feature the treble voices and Youth Choir of Church Street UMC, along with choristers from other Knoxville-area choirs, including St. James Episcopal Church, Church of the Ascension, and First Presbyterian Church. Nationally-renowned conductor, Bruce Neswick, will lead the festival.
Neswick is an associate professor of organ at the Indiana Jacobs School of Music and previously was director of music at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. He has also served at St. Philip?s Cathedral in Atlanta, and at the Washington National Cathedral. He is very active in the field of church music and is in great demand as a choral clinician with the Royal School of Church Music, for which he has conducted several courses for choristers.

There is no charge for admission and all are welcome!

Posted: February 14, 2014 10:18 AM
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Master Arts Concert This Sunday
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Sunday, February 16, 4 p.m. in the Nave - Free Admission

This Choir Festival will feature the treble voices and Youth Choir of Church Street UMC, along with choristers from other Knoxville-area choirs, including St. James Episcopal Church, Church of the Ascension, and First Presbyterian Church. Nationally-renowned conductor, Bruce Neswick, will lead the festival.
Neswick is an associate professor of organ at the Indiana Jacobs School of Music and previously was director of music at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City. He has also served at St. Philip?s Cathedral in Atlanta, and at the Washington National Cathedral. He is very active in the field of church music and is in great demand as a choral clinician with the Royal School of Church Music, for which he has conducted several courses for choristers.

Posted: February 11, 2014 02:07 PM
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