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Life@Morningside for March 23, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for March 23, 2014

Dr.  Baron Mullis, preaching   “Water in the Wilderness”

Texts:  Romans 5:1-11; Exodus 17:1-7

 

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
All the organ and choral music this morning is by
American composers. The tune "Wondrous
Love" (Hymn #85) first appeared in William
Walker's “Southern Harmony” in 1843. Craig Phillips
states the melody in various meters and
rhythms, giving an interesting twist to this well
known hymn. "Jesu, Dulcis Memoria" (Hymn
#511) is based on a Gregorian chant melody. In
Gerald Near's arrangement snippets of the melody
appear before the melody actually comes in each
time. “O Love, How Deep” (Hymn #83) was composed
for 'The Agincourt Song' in England c. 1415.
Paul Manz's setting begins with a ritornello figure
that is heard throughout.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS
The flowers this morning are given to the glory of
God and in celebration of the birth of Virginia
Claire Strong and the 2nd birthday of her brother
Charlie by proud grandparents, Georgia and
Robert Marshall.

YOUTH GROUP
Look for MPC Youth in the Narthex and Fellowship
Hall over the next few Sundays, 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,
AL. With a youth stock purchase, you're guaranteed
a great return on your investment by supporting
Morningside Youth!
Join the youth families April 27 from 3-4:30 p.m.
in Fellowship Hall as we shower Chris Peters and
Lauren Van Wicklen with good wishes for a happy
life together and gifts to help them get settled in a
home of their own. Chris and Lauren will graduate
from Columbia Seminary this May and are seeking
their first calls. During Chris' tenure as Youth Director
we have grown from a group of 4 to almost
25, begun a tradition of summer mission trips and
trips to Montreat, had confirmation class and our
first Youth Sunday in 10 years.

WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE
We welcome members and friends for dinner at
6:30 p.m. tomorrow, 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). RSVP to Sarah Brownlee
rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

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 this 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.

NEW MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES
If you have thought about joining Morningside
church, we have two opportunities for you: an Inquirers’
Class next Sunday, March 30, at 9:45 a.m.
in the Session Room followed by a New Members’
Class on Sunday, April 6 at 9:45 a.m. If you would
like to attend either, please get in touch with Baron
Mullis baron.mullis@morningsidepc.org.

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.

EASTER EGG HUNT
Mark your calendars for MPC’s annual Easter Egg
Hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. Join us for
face painting, cookies, VBS registration and lots of
eggs! We hope you will invite your neighbors and
bring your own basket. Donations of candy-filled
eggs are needed by April 13 (no peanuts
please). Volunteers are needed in 2 shifts: Setup/
Egg hiding 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and Event/Clean-up
10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Please sign up on the
posters at church or contact Mary Hardy Holaway
at maryhardyh @gmail.com to volunteer.

INTOWN COLLABORATIVE MINISTRIES
ARTS & EATS

Mark your calendars to attend the ICM Arts and
Eats fundraiser on Sunday, May 4 at the Hellenic
Center on Clairmont Road. MPC is a sponsoring
member of ICM, and this is a fun event with entertainment
and great auction items. Money raised will
support the Food Pantry and Snack in a Backpack
programs. Interested in helping but unable to attend?
Consider donating an auction item – sports/
entertainment tickets, a vacation home, host a special
dinner, guide a private tour, offer your famous
cake or other dish. Donations received by April 15
will be included in the event catalog. Tickets: $85
through March 31 and $100 after at tickets
@intownicm.org. Contact Heather Regnault for
more information.

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.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Forms are 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). Now is also the opportunity to volunteer
to help with VBS. All help is welcome, but we
are trying to line up the volunteers who will work
with kids NOW. If you have 2, 3, or 5 mornings,
please contact Melinda as soon as possible. It is
truly a lot of fun, and we need you to offer this program
to the children of our community. ALSO,
spread the word to neighbors!

STORYTELLERS CAMP REGISTRATION
MPP’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 available online and at
the preschool entrance. For more information,
contact cfeeney@morningsidepc.org.

LOST AND FOUND
We have the following items in our lost and found:
wide brim straw sun hat; child's insulated jacket -
Blue, hooded, size 2-3 years; pair of men's black
fleece gloves; pair of men's black leather gloves; pair
of men's dark brown leather gloves; men or boys
skull cap - black; Oakley sunglass case - vinyl slidein;
clear plastic water bottle; hot pink plastic water
bottle; various pairs of sunglasses; various pairs of
reading glasses; string of pearls; United Healthcare
ID card; men's woven brown belt - Size 34; girl’s
violet sweater trimmed with roses - toddler size;
girl’s knitted shrug - cranberry size S/M; car keys -
Saturn ignition, with Kroger shopper's card and
Dekalb Library card
If any of them belong to you, please claim them or
they will be given to charity.

 

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
The story I Love You Jesus! introduces preschool children to a special gift that Mary gave Jesus. Elementary-aged classes will study The Last Supper and learn that Jesus celebrates the Passover with his disciples and gives new meaning to their sharing the cup and bread.

 

This Week at Morningside

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

MONDAY, MARCH 24
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MPP Tap/Ballet
6:30 p.m. Women’s Roundtable
7 p.m. Mandolin Society; Parliamentarians

TUESDAY, MARCH 25
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
7:30 p.m. Troop 455

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26
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 27
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

FRIDAY, MARCH 28
8:15 a.m. Creative Movement
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. KidzTennis

SATURDAY, MARCH 29
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Habitat Build
9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, MARCH 30
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School for All Ages; Inquirers’
Class
11 a.m. Worship
12 noon Fellowship
5 p.m. Youth Group

 

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

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

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 3/16/14 — 150
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$10,619
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$172,986
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$155,873

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: Rob Payne 404.219.0538
DEACON ON CALL: Ken Sharpe 404.321.6630
USHERS: Monirah and Gary Womack, Carolyn and Peter Cobb
GREETERS: Gail Kitchens, Jane Stack
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Emilie Paille and Jeanne McCarthy
COUNTERS: Peter Cobb, Laura Fillyaw
INFANT VOLUNTEERS: Carolyn and Taylor Morton
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEER: Betsy Holland
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Liz Sommerfeld, Alyssa Durden
K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Susan Kimball
2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Michael Perez
4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Sandy Jones
FELLOWSHIP: Handbell Choir
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...
Marie Barr ( Faye McKay-Clegg’s friend)
Jean Clark
Jackie Cleveland
Karen Cox
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
Jennifer and Jason Swafford (Sandy Jones’
friends)
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 21, 2014 12:41 AM