“Celebrating the Gift of Aging”
October 19, 2017
Highland Presbyterian Church, Winston Salem NC
The POAMN conference for older adults is a one day (8:30am – 2:20pm) conference featuring worship, workshops, and lunch! Rev. Jill Crainshaw, acting Dean and Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, will give the keynote address.
Cost is $25 per person.
More information can be accessed by clicking HERE.
Please contact Smitty if you are interested in attending.
Don’t delay! Registration closes October 13!
Penny Musson will traveling to Chiapas, Mexico in October for a two week medical mission trip through Hebron USA. During a typical two week trip the team provides medical treatment to 1,200-1,500 patients in the medical clinic and provide free medication or medication vouchers.
There is a great need for funding to provide the medications needed. Checks may be made payable and mailed to Hebron USA – 6091 Mountain Brook Road, Greensboro, NC 27455 (memo line – medication fund) or online at www.razoo.com/story/HebronUSA.
Please give as you feel led and are able, and please support this mission with your prayers.
Each Sunday immediately following worship all youth (grades 6 – 12) are encouraged to stay for lunch and learn which is an opportunity to debrief their experiences in worship. Youth will enjoy a light lunch and then will have the chance to share thoughts and ideas from their experience in worship with faithful adults who are excited to participate in these conversations with our young people.
Cost of the meal is $5.00 for 6th grade – adults, $2.00 for kindergarten – 5th grade, and free for Pre-K and under. Reservation cards are located in the pew racks and can be placed in the offering plates each Sunday.
Please make your reservation by Tuesday at noon by calling or emailing the church office so that Dale can prepare adequately. (336-667-1288 or email@example.com)
October Kirk Night Schedule
October 4 – Committee Meetings
October 11 – Children and Youth Talent Show
October 18 – 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Presentation
October 25 – 500th Anniversary of the Reformation Presentation
October Kirk Night Menu
October 4 – Pancakes with Hot Syrup, Scrambled Eggs, and Bacon
October 11 – Chicken Pie, Buttered Green Peas, Fried Apples, and Dessert
October 18 – Dale’s Potato Soup, Grilled Cheese, and Dessert
October 25 – Hamburger Steak, Baked Potato, Salad w/Dressing, Dessert
As a youth, I can remember sitting in the confirmation class and having to memorize this one important date in history: October 31, 1517. This is the date when Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. I learned that he placed them there for folks to see when they attended church the very next day in observance of All Saints’ Day, November 1st.
If you think back to your own history or confirmation classes, you may remember that in these 95 Theses Luther questioned some of the practices and the theology of the church. One of the practices he questioned was the selling of indulgences. This practice allowed the church to collect money in order to guarantee a soul’s entrance into heaven. (Indulgences anyone?!?) There is an old couplet credited to the Dominican preacher Johann Tetzel (1465–1519), accused of selling indulgences himself, who wrote: As soon as a coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs. (http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?ParagraphID=hnj)
Luther also held to a conviction that the Bible alone has authority as “our rule for faith and life” captured in the phrase: sola Scriptura, (scripture alone) the cry of the Reformation, and that salvation is through faith and not by achieved through works.
Luther would eventually be excommunicated and would be called to appear before the Diet of Worms in Germany. It is there that he would give his famous statement, “Here I stand. God help me. I can do no other.”
His work and ministry continue to influence Christian thought to this very day. It is hard to believe that this month marks 500 years since the beginning of the Protestant Reformation!
Please plan to attend our special Kirk Nights with Dr. Rick Laws, professor at Wilkes Community College in Ashe County, on October 18th and 25th as he speaks to us about the Reformation. Please be sure to attend worship on October 29th, as we will celebrate Reformation Sunday during our 11:00 worship service.
It’s a great time to be 500!
Wilkes Recovery Revolution is hosting the First Annual Recovery Rally on Friday, September 29, at the parking deck concert area in North Wilkesboro, featuring live music, speakers, Studio 68 dance performance, and community resource booths. Please consider attending this event to support this worthy cause!