July 17, 2019
Sunday @ Central
July 21, 2019 | Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
11:00 a.m. Service for the Lord's Day
Jessica Patchett, preaching

This weekend, we'll kick off a short sermon series about devotion. Anyone who's ever watched a romcom or been in love knows that it can lead us to utter distraction or pure delight, and usually we're led through both. The same is true with our spiritual devotional lives. Join us this weekend in worship, and we'll explore it. 
REMINDER!
Our Sunday Fellowship Lunch is on hiatus until
Sunday, August 4, 2019. See you then!
WORSHIP
From the Organ Bench
This Sunday’s Opening Voluntary is a simple arrangement for organ of our opening hymn, “Be Thou My Vision,” with the Irish tune name SLANE. SLANE appears in an Irish folk ballad book from 1909. It became a hymn tune when it was arranged by David Evans (PHH 285) and set to the Irish hymn "Be Thou My Vision,” translated by Mary Byrne in 1905 and published in the Church Hymnary (1927). The Psalter Hymnal Handbook of 1988 says that “SLANE is named for a hill in County Meath, Ireland, where St. Patrick's lighting of an Easter fire–-an act of defiance against the pagan king Loegaire (fifth century)–-led to his unlimited freedom to preach the gospel in Ireland.”

GUEST SOLOIST: Our soloist this Sunday is choir member Amber Tittle. Amber is singing “An Offering” by composer Dan Forrest, with a text by Eileen Berry. Forrest (b. 1978) has become one of the most popular choral composers in the country. He majored in piano at Bob Jones University, earning both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree continued >>
LEARNING
The Adult Education Committee invites you to take a seat in our seminary classroom (a.k.a. OAC Lobby/Atrium) which continues this Sunday with The Rev. Dr. Martha Moore-Keish. The class bell rings at 9:45 a.m.
CLICK HERE for the 2019 Summer Series Course Description Booklet
2019 ALL CHURCH RETREAT
How are you spending Labor Day weekend? Join us at Montreat for Central's annual All Church Retreat, "Our Hope + Our Health + Our Song"! In our program sessions, psychologist and author Angela Schaffner will integrate scripture and psychology, then help us apply it to our physical, mental, and spiritual health. Youth and children will have separate programming, and childcare will be provided for children under five during program sessions. We'll all be together for meals and other activities, including fireside fellowship Saturday evening. On Sunday afternoon there's time for hiking, games, or strolling through Black Mountain's shops. You won't want to miss the variety show Sunday night—better yet, dust off your tap shoes, trombone, stand-up routine, or other hidden talents and be a part of the show! You can register for the retreat in person after worship at the designated table in Tull Hall, Click Here to register now, or Follow us on Facebook and register from that page.
This outing is for rising 7th graders - graduated seniors.
SERVE
Bakery Items Now Available at our Third Sunday Fair Trade Market
Fresh bakery items will now be available at our third Sunday Fair Trade Market. These bakery goods are from Just Bakery , a non-profit organization based in Clarkston, Georgia, whose kitchen is located at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church.

Just Bakery partners with their refugee neighbors to provide paid job training, professional certification, and a living wage. Using local and sustainable ingredients when possible, they work toward creating a more diverse, compassionate, and connected community for all.

During the 2017 holidays, Just Bakery sold products at our alternative gift fair; they sold out of all their products in short order. We are excited to have them back. At our market Sunday, they will have the following items for sale: multigrain, sesame sourdough breads, rosemary focaccia, gruyere pretzels, a variety of cookies, orange pistachio cardamom cake, and a gluten-free blueberry almond cake.

In addition to the bakery items, we will have our regular Equal Exchange coffee, tea, chocolate, and olive oil.

Eat well while doing good!! See you Sunday!
CONNECT
August 9 - 11, 2019
Montreat Women’s Connection
Central women, let’s go to Montreat!

The annual Montreat Women’s Connection is a great opportunity to worship, learn, and laugh with women from Central and around the nation. The keynote speaker is Valerie Kaur, Sikh activist and founder of the Revolutionary Love project. Register now at  www.montreat.org/women, and select “conference, room, and meals” on the registration page. Select a single or double occupancy room in Glen Rock. If you want to be paired with a roommate, email Anna. The registration cost for sharing a double occupancy room is $345, and we are looking into scholarship funding. The cost on the website for a double occupancy room will say $400, but it will be lowered to $345 once you are paired with a roommate. Be sure to list Central Pres ATL as your church so that our rooms will be together, and then let Anna know you registered so we can help plan carpools. This will be a great trip! 
Save the Date
Central Women's Retreat-- March 6-8, 2020
Mark your calendars and plan to join us as we travel
to the Calvin Center for this annual event. 
Details will follow in January 2020.
On Saturday, July 20, the world will celebrate the 50 th anniversary of man’s landing on the moon. In July of 1969, what was going on at Central Church?
--Randy Taylor was pastor, and Bob Rea was associate pastor.
--Charlie and Peg Richards were married just the month before in the Sanctuary.
--Two of the hymns sung on Sunday, July 20, were The Spacious Firmament on High and I Sing the Mighty Power of God, the sermon title was “The Moon and the Stars,” and Norm Kohn was a Deacon on Duty.
--The Church School Attendance on July 20 was 322!

The following week, Randy Taylor wrote his “Central Topics” about the moon landing. To read it, click here.
[be sure to check our Facebook page Saturday when we will ask the question “What were you doing 50 years ago today?]
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