Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Monday, April 06, 2020

Announcements

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS UPDATED MARCH 27
 
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and out of a sense of caution, the Marietta Church session has voted to conduct live stream only worship services March 29th, April 5th, April 12th, and April 19th. We are monitoring the situation and will reunite for worship as soon as it is deemed safe. Until then, join us at 9:45 a.m. (EDT) each Sunday morning for worship.
 
We will continue to provide an online worship service using Facebook Live which you can view on Facebook or from the link on this page. That link will be available shortly before the service begins at 9:45. If you have anything you want others to know, please send it to us in an email (MariettaCPChurch@gmail.com), or through the contact info below, and it will be shared during the online worship service. You can find our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/MariettaCPC/live.
 
 
When this page is updated new and/or very important items will be highlighted in blue, but be sure to look for other changes since the last time you visited.  
 
 

In an effort to keep everyone informed, we will use all of the resources available to us including this website, the church Facebook page, phone, text messaging, email, and newsletter. Some of these sources can be used and updated daily and others are monthly. We will try to keep the latest information on each.  Continue to monitor each of these for updates.


Please keep each other in prayer. Thank you.

 

 
Scroll down, or click on these links, for information on the following:
 
 

Where Is God

 

As we seek to find our way in these unknown times, we are tempted to ask about God’s presence in times of great uncertainty. These same questions confronted the prophets in the Old Testament. Instead of seeing the doom and gloom of the situation (though they never denied the problems) they looked at the issues confronting the nation and themselves and saw what it meant as an opportunity to draw nearer to and trust God more.

The issues we face today are again an opportunity to humble ourselves before God and see the opportunities we will have to proclaim God’s love and grace and, to live as witnesses of that love and grace.

 

 

 

The following decisions have been made by the church session to help us to ensure the health and safety of our congregation during the uncertainties surrounding Covid-19. These decisions have been made in light of and compliance with the CDC, Knox County Health Department, White House, denomination, and presbytery recommendations, guidelines and requirements.

  • On site/in person worship services are canceled March 22, 29, and April 5. Services will be available by online streaming using Facebook Live.
  • The session will reassess the situation after April 5 to determine if we will return to on site worship or extend the cancellation beyond that time.
  • All evening activities including committee meetings and Bible Studies are canceled until April 19.
  • Sunday School, Sip n Chat, and Children’s Church are canceled until April 19.
  • The Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 4th is canceled. (Should it be possible to reschedule, that date will be announced.)
  • The special worship service with the men from Miracle Lake Christian Training Center is being rescheduled to a date that has yet to be determined.
  • The Celebration of Life service for Susan Hubbard has been rescheduled for April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

 

Online Worship Service

 We are entering new territory with online worship. There may be a few glitches as we begin. Please remember that our goal is to provide continuity in our growth as disciples of Christ. In these times we will continue to learn, to worship, and to serve God. Thus equipped we will be in the world to serve and be witness of God in our community.

 

Prior streaming services are available from the link below and from our Facebook Page.
 

 Click here to watch past live stream services.


  

Family Week Devotion

If you are looking for an activity to occupy your time during the “safer at home” shutdown, the Christian Education committee has a project for you. Each year for Family Week we compile a special publication for the church. This year the committee would like to compile a booklet containing favorite scripture passages and a paragraph or two that is a meditation or explanation on why that passage is special to you.

You are invited to share your favorite verse and thoughts on that passage. You are asked to include the scripture reference, and name. 

Email them to:   mariettacpchurch@gmail.com

 

Please put “Family Week” in the subject line. Our deadline for receiving material to include in the booklet is Sunday April 19th. We will compile this devotion booklet and have it available Sunday, May 3rd

 

 

One of the most important aspects of our morning service is fellowship. Even though we are fortunate to be able to continue our services during this time online, we are also missing our weekly time to talk and check in on each other. Therefore, during the announcements each week we want to take a moment to share updates.


Let us know if there is something you want shared with the church. Please email us at mariettacpchurch@gmail.com and indicate you want to make it a part of the sharing corner. We will then include this in our announcements each week. This can be anything from birthdays, special events, prayer concerns, or just an update on how everybody is doing. Please send your email by Friday afternoon before the service.


Also, keep in mind that we will be sharing this information on Facebook Livestream. We want to honor everyone's privacy, so please consider this before submitting information for the sharing corner. We hope these updates will help us be supportive of each other during this time of isolation.


Emergency Contacts


Should you need to contact the pastor or one of the elders, please use one of the following phone numbers:

To request general information please call the church office (865) 693-0080.

If no one is available at the office please leave a message and we will get back in touch with you.


 Other numbers:


Pastor:

  • Randall Mayfield (865) 386-4756

Elders:

  • Mary Kay Buckner (865) 803-2913

  • Morgan Douglas (865) 748-7386

  • Bruce Fortune (865) 806-2585

  • Daren Spoon (865) 604-0396

  • Jake Stafford (865) 789-6341

  • Janet Stooksbury (865) 809-8558

  • Beth Swanson (865) 748-9474

 

These are uncertain times and we must be ready to help each other. If you have a need, please do not hesitate to contact the pastor or one of the elders. In addition, we encourage you to check on each other and if you become aware of a need that we may not know of, please share it with your pastor or an elder so that we may provide for our congregation and others in our community who are in need.

 

 

Offering

 Since we will not be meeting together, it is important that you remember your church during these times. You are encouraged to not forget your offering to the church. At this time, we do not take credit cards nor are we equipped to receive on line offerings. We encourage you to send your offering to the church Post Office Box. 

 

That address is:

Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church

P.O. Box 32007

Knoxville, TN 37930-2007

 

Please remember that although we are not meeting together on site, the church has ongoing expenses.


 

 


 


 
 
Society of St. Andrew - Gleaning America's Fields, Feeding America's Hungry 
  The Society of St. Andrew is seeking volunteers to glean produce at the Hardin Valley Farmers Market on Wednesday evenings and distribute it to local food pantries.  This is not hard - all it takes is a heart for missions.
  Since 1979, SoSA has used two problems to solve each other: produce that is about to be wasted and hungry people.  SoSA volunteers glean produce (for example from farmers markets) and deliver it to food pantries that distribute it to hungry people.
  To volunteer or learn more, please contact Chuck Parmele at 865-424-4463 or parmelecc@aol.com.
 
   
 
The Missions and Christian Service committee has been approved by the session to adopt Miracle Lake and The House That Mercy Built (Christian based substance abuse rehabilitation ministries for men and women) as outreach ministries.  These two ministries instill Christian values as they help men and women recovering from substance abuse.  Many of those who participate in these programs arrive with little more than the clothes they wear yet with a desire to restore order in their lives.

There are many ways that we (you) can help the church support these ministries.
  • Pray for these ministries.  Each 5th Sunday, we will have a special time of prayer for each of these ministries.
  • Participate in a special offering we will receive for these ministries each 5th Sunday.
  • Participate in the collection of clothing and hygiene items for men and women.
  • When we have representatives of these ministries at the church show your support by attending to hear about lives God is touching.
Though we may ask why support these or other ministries like this, our own church family has been touched by these ministries.  Each of us either knows someone who knows a family affected by substance abuse.  These ministries offer us a means to go beyond our own individual capabilities for helping.  Now God has given us this opportunity.  Please help us in supporting these ministries.  For more information please contact the church office.
 
 
     Please join us for our Sunday evening activities!  There is something for all ages with activities and studies for children, middle school, high school, and adult.  There is a short social time at 5:45 with a snack to share followed by classes and activities from 6:00 to 7:00!  Please contact us if you have any questions, or just show up at 5:45 on Sunday evenings!  We look forward to seeing you there!
 
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us through our Contact Page, by phone (865-693-0080), or feel free to just show up!
 
Tuesday Evening Bible Study
     The Tuesday Evening Bible Study is for all ages. Those interested should meet in the fellowship hall at 7:00 pm.
 
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
     The Tuesday Morning Bible study meets at 10:00 am.
 
Karm Donations
     Your donations to Karm can now help others in added ways.  If you bring the things you want to donate to Karm to the church office (865-693-0080), the church will receive credit points.  These points result in gift cards to Karm stores that the church can then provide to those in need.  This is another way we can help others in need.
 
 
Be sure to check out our Facebook page!  http://www.facebook.com/MariettaCPC/
Remember that if you want to post on the Marietta Church Facebook page, feel free to do so.  The post will have to be approved, but once that is done it will be posted.  If you are asking for prayers, try to avoid proper names.  If your post can't be approved the way it is, you will be contacted to make sure we have a way to post it.  If you want an anonymous post, send us a message with the information you want in it, and the church can make that post on your behalf.  Also, feel free to share any post on the church Facebook page.  
 
     The Buildings & Ground committee meets once a quarter: January, April, July, and October.  Any requests that are deemed non-emergencies will be addressed at the quarterly meeting.  Emergencies are defined as HVAC issues, water leaks, and security system problems.  Our church does not have a maintenance man on staff.  If there is an emergency, please contact the church office.  If there is an item that needs to be added to our next meetings' agenda, please contact any member of the Building & Grounds committee or the church office. 
  
 
"Treasured Recipes" cookbook corrections 
There are a few corrections that you need to know if you own one of the cookbooks.  The corrections can be found on our Cookbook Corrections page by clicking here.
 
Contacting Marietta Church
You can contact us by sending us an email through our Contact Us page, calling the church office at 865-693+-0772, or by mailing us at Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 32007, Knoxville, TN 37930-2007. 
 
Other Information:
 
The Church and Church Office are Located at 
1922 Marietta Church Road
Knoxville, TN 37932
Phone: 865-693-0772
 
The Mailing Address is
P. O. Box 32007
Knoxville, TN 37930-2007
 
 
Church Directory
    The Church Directories are available and can be picked up at the church.