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Life@Morningside for February 16, 2014
Anna Best
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY, SERVICE MUSIC, YOUNG ADULTS' BRUNCH, A ZEN WORKOUT, LGBT & FRIENDS, OUR HOUSE PRESCHOOL, SEASON OF SERVICE, MPC OUTREACH T-SHIRT, TOUR OUTREACH LOCATIONS, DONATE PAJAMAS FOR THREADS, BINGO WITH SENIORS FEBRUARY 17, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE, SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER, CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AT MORNINGSIDE, SUNDAY MORNING SEASON OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES AT 9:45A.M., CHILDREN'S CLASSES, THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE, PRAYER LIST

LIFE @ MORNINGSIDE FOR FEBRUARY 16, 2014

BARON MULLIS PREACHING, "THAT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE"

TEXTS: DEUTERONOMY 30:15-20; MATTHEW 5:21-37

SERVICE MUSIC
Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847, made his first visit to England in 1829, and in the course of the next seven months met nearly all of England's most prominent musicians and composers. Certainly foremost among them in terms of the organ was Thomas Attwood, 1765-1838, organist at St. Paul's in London. Their meeting developed into a lifelong friendship, with Attwood becoming one of Mendelssohn's staunchest supporters in England. The prelude this morning is from Mendelssohn’s "Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 37," dedicated to Thomas Attwood. The "Prelude in G Major" is a very lyrical piece in the style of a pastorale, and similar to Mendelssohn's "Songs without Words" for piano. Attwood's compositions show the influence of his teacher Mozart, but are largely forgotten today except for a few short anthems. These anthems include "Teach me, O Lord" that the choir is singing. The subject of the “Cathedral Fugue” at the postlude is based on the opening phrase of "O God, Our Help in Ages Past."

YOUNG ADULTS' BRUNCH
Plan on going to brunch after church today. We'll meet at DBA for BBQ at 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Drew Stockstill.

A ZEN WORKOUT
On February 20 at 11 a.m., in Room 201, you are invited to join veteran Yoga teacher and personal trainer Pam Sharpe for gentle training and conditioning. Using small free weights and isometrics, we will incorporate Yoga poses and breathing techniques. For more information contact Pam 404.217.5420 or yogapam@bellsouth.net.

LGBT & FRIENDS
The LGBT & Friends meeting canceled due to the January ice storm will be held in Fellowship Hall this Tuesday, February 18, at 7 p.m. After dinner, Baron will lead the discussion on "Marriage Equality in the Church." All are welcome. RSVP to lgbtandfirends@morningsidepc.org.

OUR HOUSE PRESCHOOL
Our House is a Decatur preschool that serves children facing homelessness. A great way to participate in this outreach is to attend their fundraiser at Piedmont Estate and Gardens this Saturday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include dinner, drinks, entertainment and a silent/live auction and wine/whisky tasting. Visit  www.ourhouse ga.org to purchase tickets. MPC Young Adults are especially invited to volunteer at the event as a service activity. Sign up with Katye Watts katyemae@gmail.com.

SEASON OF SERVICE
Season of Service is a month of challenging you and your friends to participate in the variety of mission work MPC is involved with. Find time to check out a new outreach or bring an old friend or new member with you as you help out - meet the Plus 1 challenge!  MPC hopes you will get connected while helping those in need.
MPC OUTREACH T-SHIRT
There are t-shirts for everyone! Choose yours today from the stage display and plan to wear it to worship on February 23 as we celebrate our month of service.

TOUR OUTREACH LOCATIONS
Our second tour of outreaches has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, February 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. After meeting in Room 107, we will carpool to locations to learn more about them, visiting Journey Shelter for men and Threads clothing for children. RSVP to Melinda msandkam@morningsidepc.org to reserve your spot.
DONATE PAJAMAS FOR THREADS
We are collecting new pajamas, underwear and socks for children served by the ministry of Threads. This outreach provides a “shopping” environment for children of all ages for gently used clothing. Every child also gets a week's worth of new pajamas, underwear and socks on their visit. So help us supply these items and don't forget sizes for older children too. Place items in basket in Welcome Center through Tuesday, March 4.
BINGO WITH SENIORS FEBRUARY 17
Elementary-age children are invited to a service outing from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Presidents' Day. Chaperones/drivers needed. We will meet at MPC at 11:30 (with our own lunch) and plan songs to share, then carpool to Calvin Court to sing and lead Bingo with seniors. RSVP to Melinda today.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Our annual spring Habitat build begins this Saturday, February 22.  Sign up to build on one of six Saturdays or to help with lunch on Saturday, March 29. Contact shepherd Lynsley Tyler with questions lynsley@bellsouth.net.
WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE
All are welcome for dinner at 6:30 p.m. next Monday, February 24 at Lynn Young’s home (277 The Prado, 30309) and to hear Anne Sayre, president of  Evangelical Center for Pastoral Studies of Central America USA, speak on international mission. She works with Guatemala in the areas of Women’s Ministry, Intercultural Encounters, Biblical and Theological Interpretation and Disaster Ministry. RSVP to rsbrownlee1046@att.net.


SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER
Mark your calendars now for March 4 when kids are invited to wear their pajamas and all are welcome to enjoy a pancake supper 5:30-6:45 p.m. We will once again be entertained by Bill Packard, The Magic Man. Contact Brooke Williams brookeowilliams@gmail.com today with your RSVP or your willingness to help flip flapjacks for a volunteer shift.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AT MORNINGSIDE
SUNDAY MORNING SEASON OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES AT 9:45 A.M.
“Why do we send our youth away for mission?”
Next Sunday, February 23 Morningside Youth and Chris Peters will help lead our class by discussing their experience in Mission Immersion last summer in Asheville. Chris will preview the 2014 mission trip to work with Government Street Presbyterian in Mobile, AL, and talk about why sending youth (and adults) "out" in mission really matters!
CHILDREN’S CLASSES
In the story A Scary Storm Preschool children will learn what happened when Jesus' helpers were frightened by a storm. Elementary Classes will read Matthew 7:1-5 in which Jesus challenges his followers to choose between wisdom and foolishness.

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Pajama Collection for Threads
MPP Closed
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Bingo with Calvin Court Seniors
7 p.m. Mandolin Society; Session
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Pajama Collection for Threads
9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. Yoga
1 p.m. Mini Monets Art Class; Playball
2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi
4:30 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
7 p.m. LGBT & Friends
7:30 p.m. Troop 455
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Pajama Collection for Threads
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MusiCanopy
6 p.m. Cherub Choir
6:30 p.m. Youth Ensemble
7:30  p.m. Chancel Choir
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Pajama Collection for Threads
9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. Yoga/Zen
12 noon 3rd Thursday Theology
1 p.m. Playball
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Pajama Collection for Threads
8:15 a.m. MPP Creative Movement
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. KidzTennis
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Pajama Collection for Threads
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Habitat Build
9 a.m. AA Meeting
6:30 p.m. Our House Fundraiser
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Pajama Collection for Threads
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School for All Ages
11 a.m. Worship
12 noon Fellowship/Movie Celebration of Season of Service
5 p.m. Youth Group

KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS....
The family and friends of Grier Christenbury
Jean Clark (Sue Ballay’s sister)
Jackie Cleveland
Karen Cox
Travis, Cyndi, and Katelyn Drake (Anna Best’s family)
Tarrance Eatman
Ann Herndon (Will's mother)
Finley Holaway
Jane Huff (Walter Huff’s mother)
Friends and relatives of Linda Johnson: Kaitlin Andry, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr., and Sharon Foote
Gayle Jones (Jill Klotz’s mother)
The family of Holly Klotz
Jan McMahan
Philip Marshall (Georgia Marshall’s brother-in-law)
Catherine Nance (Ann Bowers’ aunt)
Anne and Nate Reid
John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)
Katrina Weis

Last Published: March 5, 2014 1:05 AM