April 11, 2019

We opened with the Bonhoeffer reading and Allan led us in a prayer.

Members present
Bert Ackermann
Kit Barrett
Larry Beach
Roy Biberdorf
Jim Brock
Larry Crowson
Rick Deaderick
Allen Douglass
Les Hargrove
Gary Harper x
Monty Harris
Jim Hodge
Emmitt Howard
Dave Irvin
Joe Johnston
Tom Ladd
Ed Lester
Danny Maddox
Aron Mast
Donald McGavin
Andrew Morehead
Greg O’Connor
Herky Payne
Jim Phillips
John Robertson
Sam Rotolo
John Threadgill
Curtis Tipton
Terry Wertz
Allan Willoughby
The Smokn’ Brother will prepare pork tenderloins on Good Friday between 4 – 5 PM and smoke them on Saturday. Danny needs help both daays to season the pork on Friday and then wrap them on Saturday at noon PM. The tenderloins will be sold on Saturday between 12 and 2 PM and  Easter Sunday after the services.for $15.00 each.
Justice Knox: the Nehamiah Assembly is on May 6, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Central UMC on the 3rd Avenue. The topics are Restorative Justice, Home for the Homeless, and the Criminalization of the Mentally Ill. This is the third year and we need to support this effort.
Friday, May 17 at 9:00 AM is the Family Promise Golf Tournament at the Wee Golf Course in East Knoxville off Riverside Drive. Players are needed
Retreat: I sent out the cabin assignment and a map of the campus on Tuesday night. There are only 2 changes. Allen Douglass will room with Emmitt in Rhododendron and Greg will room with Steve Hagy in Ash. I also offered to purchase “New Seeds of Contemplation” and 5 guys responded. If there are more men who would like for me to buy the book, let me know. I can get it with free shipping.
It was suggested I get a few cases of bottled water. Are there other requests? Cheese, crackers, mixed nuts Doritos, salsa, kettle chips, etc?
Program: “Lent Isn’t Rocket Science” discussion led John Threadgill
Program next week: “Lent Isn’t Rocket Science” discussion led by
Breakfast next week: Jon Dittrich
Prayer requests
Traveling mercies for Les and Carla
The clergy and staff as we go into Holy Week
Steve Hagy needs our prayers
Peg Hess’ father passed away yesterday
Paul and Mary Lee Bergeron
Michael Brenner
Jim and Pam Brock
Joe and Suellen
Erin Goble, a volunteer at FISH, is dying of a brain tumor
A prayer that we will embrace each other even in our differences.
We closed with the Prayer of St Andrews
Thought for today
“To say that I am made in the image of God is to say that love is the reason for my existence, for God is love. ” “New Seeds of Contemplation”, Thomas Merton, pg 60