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Life@Morningside for March 16, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for March 16, 2014

Dr.  Baron Mullis, preaching    “Justified”

Texts:  Romans 4:1-5; 13-17 and John 3:1-17

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian
Church. Please complete the information in the
Friendship Pad at the end of the pews and pass the
pads down and back again during the Concerns
portion of worship. Worship notebooks and books
for children are located in the library. Nursery for
infants and toddlers is in Room 105; 2 year olds
are in Room 012. Children ages 3-10 are invited to
leave after the Peace of Christ for special classes:
Threes and fours - Room 011; K-1st grade - Room
003; 2nd-3rd grade - Room 001; 4th-5th grade -
in Room 005.

SERVICE MUSIC
The prelude and the offertory are from the Lenten
section of J. S. Bach's “Orgelbüchlein.” “O man, lament
your great sin” is a meditation on Christ's
passion and the sins of humankind. The chorale
melody is highly embellished throughout until the
very end when it addresses the text “stretched out
on the cross.” The offertory, “O Lamb of God unspotted,”
is in canonic form, emphasizing the sacrifice
of the Lamb as well as the obedience of the
Son. The pairs of slurred seconds that occur
throughout the prelude add to the aura of sadness.
The postlude, “Christ, Thou art clear day,” is from
the Neumeister Collection, a collection of chorale
preludes by a young Bach. The collection was
eventually purchased by Lowell Mason in 1852 and
bequeathed to Yale University.

RHINO VOLUNTEERS
Please keep the following in your prayers as they
return from New Orleans today: Roland Behm,
Bonnie Daneker, Shawn Holoway, Jack Klotz, Suzanne
& Will Lee, Anthony Owens, Lloyd Prince,
Laura Robinson, Jackie Wardlaw.

LGBT & FRIENDS
The group will welcome guest speaker Kathleen
Womack to discuss Financial and Legal Planning
for same-gender couples. The discussion, including
dinner, will be in Fellowship Hall next Tuesday,
March 18. All are welcome. RSVP to
lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

2014 PUBLIX GEORGIA MARATHON
On Sunday, March 23, the Georgia Marathon will
begin at 7 a.m. and will start and finish at Centennial
Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta with runners
heading through some of the most noteworthy
and historic areas in Atlanta including Piedmont
Park. Visit http://www.usroadsports.com/
Signature/Georgia/default.taf?_function=search
for a course map and more information about road
closures before leaving for church next Sunday.

RHO READERS
Today, March 16, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 201 our
coed eclectic book group is reading John Bobo’s
new novel, Three Degrees of Justice, described as a
“Southern gothic mystery.” The author, a former
Tennessee district attorney and personal friend of
RHO Readers participant Jeff Peters, will join the
discussion via Skype. Everyone is welcome to join
any of our conversations—even those who haven’t
read the book! The April RHO Readers meeting
date falls on Easter Sunday, so the meeting will be
moved up to April 13. The chosen book is Longbourn
by British novelist Jo Baker. It tells the story
of Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the
servants’ hall.

"DEADTON ABBEY" AT AGATHA'S
Experience dinner, theater and murder on Saturday,
April 12! An informal group of fans of
"Downton Abbey" are organizing an evening out
to see this spoof presented by Agatha's Mystery
Theater. The all-inclusive price of $70 even covers
the tip! To learn more, contact Jill Klotz.
Shows sell out, so we need your response by this
coming Saturday, March 22.

PROVIDING DINNER AT CLIFTON...
Manythanks to the Young Adults for providing dinner
for Clifton Sanctuary Ministries on Saturday,
March 22. Whether you are an individual or a
group, contact shepherd David Johnston
dmjohnst@gmail.com to volunteer.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD CONTINUES
Sign up on the mission bulletin board to build on
one of the remaining Saturdays (March 22, 29 or
April 5). Contact shepherd Lynsley Tyler with
questions lynsley@bellsouth.net.

WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE...We welcome members
and friends for dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday,
March 24. Our speaker is Rosie Hightower, founder
of House of Hope, a Christ-centered recovery
home for women who are struggling with addictions,
codependency, homelessness and abuse. We
meet at Lynn Young's (277 The Prado, 30309).
Please RSVP to Sarah Brownlee rsbrownlee
1046@att.net.

BRAVES ARE BACK!... Spring is around the corner
and so are the Braves! We've got 20 tickets
for the opening home stand on Sunday, April 13
at 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $14 and are in section
413, rows two and three. Parking lot passes available
for $10. Find Jack Klotz or Katherine Johnston
kecjohnston@gmail.com for your tickets!

MISSION CAMP... Registration forms are available
on the nursery bulletin board and also on the
church website for Mission Camp, July 21-25.
Contact Melinda Sandkam with questions.

DIAPER AND CLOTHING DRIVE...MPC and
MPP are partnering to collect diapers (all sizes),
baby wipes and gently used spring and summer
clothing for children infant through 5 years old for
Our House, the preschool in Decatur which
serves families that are facing homelessness. Place
your items in baskets in Welcome Center and
Preschool entrance through March 28.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL...Forms are now
available on line and at the church for Vacation
Bible School. Sign up today! All Aboard the Ark
Vacation Bible School is June 16-20 for those who
will be four years old by September 1 through 5th
grade (with leadership opportunities for youth).

STORYTELLERS CAMP REGISTRATION…
Morningside Presbyterian Preschool’s Summer
Storytellers Camp will open a whole new library
of opportunities for your children age 2 to 5 this
summer! We have eight weeks of camp, with a
fun theme that will be explored by our teachers in
a different way for each age group. Dates: June 2
through August 1 with one week off for VBS and
hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration forms are
available online and at the preschool entrance. For
more information, contact Christi Feeney at
cfeeney@morningsidepc.org.

CONGRATULATIONS TO...Laura and Jack Strong
on the birth of their daughter Virginia Claire Strong
who was born on March 11, 2014. Big Brother is
Charlie, and grandparents are Robert and Georgia
Marshall; and to Children's Worship Leader Sally
Horne who has been accepted to Law School on a
full scholarship at the University of South Carolina
starting next fall.

OUR SYMPATHY...to Jennye Guy on the recent
death of her sister Clarie G. Whalum.

Food Trucks are coming! Spend an evening On Tapa The World while
feasting with The Burger Truck, just to name two. Bring your appetite to
the MPC parking lot on Thursday, March 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and
enjoy a tasty supper (that YOU don’t have to cook!), and hang out with
your friends and neighbors. This has become a great event, and we
welcomed approximately 1000 people during the three evenings
that we hosted the Food Trucks last fall. We’ll see you there!

Christian Education at Morningside
John Calvin: The Man, The Pastor and The Church He Influenced
Through 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 is using Dr. George
Stroup's book, Calvin, as a guide. Join us in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES
Preschool children will hear A Wonderful Sight, a story about Jesus meeting
with a blind man. All elementary classes will read Matthew 26:6-13 to learn
how a woman cared for Jesus by anointing his head with oil.

This Week at Morningside

SUNDAY, MARCH 16
RHINO Mission Trip
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School for All Ages
11 a.m. Worship with Ordination
12 noon Fellowship
12:30 p.m. RHO Readers
5 p.m. Youth Group

MONDAY, MARCH 17
9 a.m. MPP (Early Release)
12 noon MPP Teacher Workshop
1 p.m. MPP Tap/Ballet
7 p.m. Mandolin Society; Session

TUESDAY, MARCH 18
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, MARCH 19
8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MusiCanopy
6 p.m. Cherub Choir
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

THURSDAY, MARCH 20
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, MARCH 21
8:15 a.m. Creative Movement
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. KidzTennis

SATURDAY, MARCH 22
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Habitat Build
9 a.m. AA Meeting
5:30 p.m. Clifton Sanctuary Ministries

SUNDAY, MARCH 23
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School for All Ages
11 a.m. Worship/Cherub Choir Sings
12 noon Fellowship
5 p.m. Youth Group

Youth Group...Look for MPC Youth in the Narthex and Fellowship
Hall over the next few Sundays (March 16 – 30), where they’ll be collecting
donations to help support the 2014 Summer Youth Trips –
Montreat High School Retreat and the Summer Mission Trip to Mobile.
With a youth stock purchase, you're guaranteed a great return on
your investment by supporting Morningside Youth! This Sunday,
March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. the youth will welcome Bill Smith, Morningside
member and coordinator for Journey Shelter (where Youth
Group serves each semester) for a discussion about homelessness and
his work at Journey entitled “Giving Up or Giving Back?”

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 3/9/14 — 171
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$13,569
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$157,260
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$145,254

Children are always welcome in the Sanctuary during worship.
Should you find that your child grows restless, there is child care
available. Infants/toddlers are cared for in the Nursery in Room 105,
two year olds in Room 012.
ELDER ON CALL: Bobbie McCrackin 404.633.5349
DEACON ON CALL: Nathan Zook 404.668.5547
USHERS: Kathy and Alan Bremer, Jill Klotz, Linda Sweum
GREETERS: Carol Senf, Betsy Holland, Vickie Hunter, Marshall Hunter
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Nancy Anderson
COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Jill Davis
INFANT VOLUNTEERS: Amy Jensen
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEER: Alex Tuuk
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ibby Bailey, Betty Treschitta
K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Angie Keller
2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Suzanne Macpherson
4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Ward Howell
FELLOWSHIP: Deacons
Find a complete list of our church officers and staff at
http://www.morningsidepc.org/Welcome/our-leaders.html.

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

Keep in your prayers...
Jean Clark
Jackie Cleveland
Karen Cox
The family of Travis Drake
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-inlaw)
Gerry Paul (Jim and Pat Antenucci’s friend)
Anne and Nate Reid
John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)
Steve Ware (Shirley Adair’s brother-in-law)
Katrina Weis

Please submit prayer requests using the prayer cards in the pew racks.

Last Published: March 13, 2014 10:48 PM