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Life@Morningside for March 2, 2014
Anna Best
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY,SERVICE MUSIC,YOUTH SUNDAY,ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE,LENTEN BANNERS,SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER AND PAJAMA PARTY,IT IS ALWAYS A SEASON OF SERVICE AT MPC,THEOLOGY ON TAP,CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AT MORNINGSIDE,CHILDREN'S CLASSES, THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE,ATTENDANCE AND GIVING UPDATE,MPP,KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS

Life @ Morningside for March 2, 2014

Youth Sunday

Dialogue Sermon by Members of the 2013 Confirmation Class - Zoe Bach, Joseph Cochran, Lucy Grant, Cade Lawson, Taylor Morton

"Talking Transfiguration"

Text:  Exodus 24:12-18; Matthew 17:1-9

SERVICE MUSIC
David Schack, born 1947, wrote both the prelude and postlude this morning. He received his BM degree from Valparaiso University and his MM degree from Indiana University. He has taught in college and currently is Director of Music and Organist  at First Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE. The prelude is a "blues" arrangement of this very familiar Welsh hymn tune, which has three different hymn texts in our hymnal. The melody is in the tenor voice, the pedal part is like a string bass part, and the right hand is an improvisation. The postlude is again a very familiar melody that first appeared in 1623 in "Ausserlesene Catholische Geistliche." It also has three different hymn texts in our hymnal including the one the choir will sing for the response. This arrangement is full of energy, with the melody appearing in the pedals in an interesting rhythmic alteration.
YOUTH SUNDAY
“Worship the Lord with gladness!” (Psalm 100:2a) this morning! Morningside Youth will lead the worship service, including a “dialogue” sermon on the Transfiguration by members of last spring’s Confirmation Class. Youth have learned about Reformed worship, written liturgy, selected hymns, and discussed scripture in preparation for their leadership. The Youth Choir will sing selections as well. After the Youth Ensemble sings in worship today, they will be heading out for a pottery adventure as their end of segment outing. This is another exciting milestone for MPC Youth, as it will be our first Youth Sunday in 10 years!
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Lent begins at Morningside with our worship service and imposition of ashes on Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Child care will be available.
LENTEN BANNERS
Beginning Ash Wednesday we will once again hang our beautiful Lenten banners in the sanctuary. A description of each banner follows:
Lenten Banner #1 entitled “Hand in Hand Amidst the Journey,” represents the beginning of Lent with the unsettled turmoil that we come with to the beginning of Lent. The issues of life, questions, cares and deep sighs of the soul, along with the story of Jesus' death stir us deeply. The maroons, golds, rusts and burgundy batik fabrics represent the thunderstorm of emotions that come with Lent.
Lenten Banner #2 entitled “Labor Along the Journey,” represents the last few weeks of Lent. The thunderstorm has subsided. We are coming to the end of Lent. Though many questions and concerns linger, the peace of Christ walks with us along the journey. The work or labor continues but the reassurance of the Holy Love of God through Jesus gives us comfort. The batik fabrics are shades of blue, gold and rusts represent the calming and comfort of God, as we come to the last few weeks of Lent.
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER AND PAJAMA PARTY
All are invited to celebrate Shrove Tuesday at our annual MPC and Preschool Pancake Supper and Pajama Party on Tuesday, March 4, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Enjoy dinner for the whole family while Bill Packard - The Magic Man - delights kids and adults with his tricks and antics! We will collect NEW pajamas, socks and underwear for THREADS, a children's clothing ministry of All Saints Episcopal Church. Children are invited to wear pajamas!  Volunteers are needed in three shifts: 1st Shift, Prep 4-5:30; 2nd Shift, Serving/Greeting 5:15-6:45; 3rd Shift, Clean-up 6:30-8 p.m.  Please join us for a shift, or for the whole event.  To volunteer please contact Brooke Williams at brookeowilliams@gmail.com or on the sign-up posters at church.

IT IS ALWAYS A SEASON OF SERVICE AT MPC

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.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Our spring Habitat build began February 22. Sign up on the mission bulletin board to build on one of the four remaining Saturdays (March 8, 22, 29 or April 5). Contact shepherd Lynsley Tyler with questions lynsley@bellsouth.net.
COINS FOR CHILDREN'S
Be sure to pick up a coin bank at Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper or next Sunday in order to help us raise funds for the programs at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta during Lent.  These funds support the clown program and other programs which support patients and their families at Children's.
MISSION CAMP
Today is the deadline for Youth Track Mission Camp registration. This older version will run alongside regular Mission Camp July 21-25, but will include leadership components and outreaches just for our teens. Registration forms for BOTH mission camps are available on the bulletin board across from the nursery and also on the church website.  Registration forms for Vacation Bible School, June 16-20, are also available at this time.  Contact Melinda Sandkam with any questions.
THEOLOGY ON TAP
The first Tuesday in March is Shrove Tuesday, so we are pushing Theology on Tap to the second Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. Our host will be John Blevins (33 Beverly Road, NE, Atlanta 30309). Looking down the road, our next Theology on Tap will be on April 8.  Richard Brownlee will host, and the venue will be at Pam and Ken Sharpe's home. Details to follow.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AT MORNINGSIDE

John Calvin: The Man, The Pastor and The Church He Influenced
From March 2 to April 13 Peter Cobb, Peter Tuuk, Aaron Pratt, Baron Mullis and George Stroup will lead a class exploring the 16th century Reformer and his ministry that transformed the church. The class will use Dr. George Stroup's book, Calvin, as a guide. Any and all are welcome to join the class in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.
CHILDREN’S CLASSES
Preschool will hear a story about Jesus Praying and elementary age will learn how three of the disciples witness the transfiguration of Jesus.

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE

SUNDAY, MARCH 2
Pajama Collection for Threads
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School for All Ages
11 a.m. Worship/Youth Sunday/Youth Ensemble Sings
12 noon Fellowship
1 p.m. Emory Graduate Student Lunch
MONDAY, MARCH 3
Pajama Collection for Threads
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MPP Tap/Ballet
7 p.m. Mandolin Society
TUESDAY, MARCH 4
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
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
7:30 p.m. MLPA Zoning; Troop 455
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5
8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MusiCanopy
7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship
7:30  p.m. Chancel Choir
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. Yoga/Zen
1 p.m. Playball
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir; MLPA Public Safety
FRIDAY, MARCH 7
8:15 a.m. Creative Movement
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. KidzTennis
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Habitat Build
9 a.m. AA Meeting
SUNDAY, MARCH 9
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School for All Ages
11 a.m. Worship with Communion and Commissioning of RHINO Trip Participants
12 noon Fellowship
12:15 p.m. Deacons
5 p.m. Youth Group
6 p.m. Journey (Handbell Choir providing meal)

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 2/23/14 —  150
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$12,369
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$125,808
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$117,680

MPP
Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon MPP will partner right here in the church parking lot with Atlanta Paint Disposal to collect and recycle or dispose of household items in an environmentally friendly manner. Our preschool will earn 15 percent of fees from items turned in to help fund preschool environmental projects. Please join us, and for more information contact mpp@morningsidepc.org.

KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS...Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7
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)
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
Vicky Langford (James Beasley's mother)
Jan McMahan
Philip Marshall (Georgia Marshall’s brother-in-law)
Anne and Nate Reid
John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)
Katrina Weis

Last Published: March 5, 2014 1:06 AM