St. Paul Presbyterian Church, which meets near the Lowland exit on I-81 at 4540 St. Paul Road, will celebrate homecoming and its 209th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 13.
The celebration begins with worship at 9:30 a.m. conducted by the Rev. Diana Moore. A special feature of the worship service will be bagpipe music played by Sarah Storms.
Storms grew up in Morristown, attended the First Presbyterian Church and is an accomplished musician. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from Appalachian State University and her Masters of Music from the University of Tennessee. She plays with the Highland Pipes and Drums in Knoxville in addition to solo performances on the bagpipes. She has competed in numerous Highland Games and has been selected as the Piper of the Day at different competitions.
After worship, there will be dinner at the pavilion. Everyone is asked to take one or more covered dishes.
Storms will stay stay after the service and talk about her kilt, show us how the bagpipes are played, and play some other tunes that she plays in competitions.
The historic church was founded in 1804. The original rock church was located on Flat Creek on the McClister Farm near the “Bend of Chucky.” The present building was erected in 1857.
St. Paul Presbyterian is served by the Rev. Diana Moore, a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Before attending seminary, the Rev. Moore served in the U.S. Army as an officer lawyer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. She had assignments throughout the United States and Korea and served as a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and as a judge at different times in her career.
For more information, email Rev. Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends of the church are invited to attend.
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