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Life@Morningside for March 30, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for March 30, 2014

Drew Stockstill, preaching  “Some Muddy Waters”

Texts:  John 9:1-17; John 9:18-41

 

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
Johannes Brahms, 1833-1897, wrote very few
pieces for organ. The organ prelude and postlude
this morning are from his 11 Chorale Preludes,
written in 1896, true masterpieces by a master
composer. The tune "Schmücke Dich" was written
by Johann Cruger in 1649 for the text, "Deck
Yourself, My Soul, with Gladness," Hymn # 506.
Brahms' setting of the tune is in three voices, with
the melody in the soprano voice, unadorned.
The postlude, "O Gott, du frommer Gott," Hymn
# 277, was first published in 1646. The tune and
text appeared together in 1690. In the Brahms setting
the melody is broken up by material based on
the phrase that follows.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Immediately following worship this morning we
will have a brief congregational meeting to fill a vacancy
on the Session.

YOUTH GROUP
Look for MPC Youth in the Narthex and Fellowship
Hall this Sunday, 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 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 our
Youth Group tremendously!

NEW MEMBER OPPORTUNITIES
If you have thought about joining Morningside
church, we will have a New Members’ Class next
Sunday, April 6 at 9:45 a.m. in the Session Room.
If you would like to attend, please get in touch with
Baron Mullis baron.mullis@morningsidepc.org.

PICK-A-PAN FOR JOURNEY
Please help provide a nutritious meal to the men of
Journey Shelter on Sunday April 13. Pick up a pan
outside the sanctuary and return your filled dish
with the label to the church kitchen on Palm Sunday.
We also need two people to serve the meal; if
you can, please indicate this on the sign-up sheet on
the Mission Board. If you have questions or would
like to serve in upcoming months, please contact
Shepherd Tamara Nix, tamaranix@
alumni.duke.edu, 404.805.8955.

GALA BENEFIT EVENING, SATURDAY, MAY 3
Mark your calendars now! Twenty-five singers and
musicians from Morningside are busy preparing the
Spring Gala Benefit The Way You Look Tonight, Morningside
Sings Jerome Kern. Classic American songs included
in the performance are “Smoke Gets In
Your Eyes,” “Pick Yourself Up,” “All the Things
You Are” and “The Last Time I Saw Paris.” Donations
received at the benefit performance will enhance
the community ministries which Morningside
supports. The performance is at 7:30 p.m.

MAUNDY THURSDAY
Each year, we offer a Mediterranean style dinner at
6:15 before our 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday worship
service. Child care is available for the dinner and the
worship service. All are welcome, but we do ask
you to RSVP for dinner to the church office by
Monday, April 14. We are seeking volunteers to
help prepare our meal and/or serve or clean
up. Contact Melinda Sandkam msandkam
@morningsidepc.org if you are able to help.

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
Invite your neighbors and bring your basket to
MPC’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, at
11 a.m. We will have face painting, cookies, VBS
registration and lots of eggs! Donations of candyfilled
eggs are needed by April 13 (no peanuts
please). Volunteers are needed for: 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 maryhardyh@gmail.com
to volunteer.

INTOWN COLLABORATIVE MINISTRIES
ARTS & EATS

Attend the ICM Arts and Eats fundraiser, a fun
event with entertainment and great auction items,
on Sunday, May 4 at the Hellenic Center on Clairmont
Road. Money raised will support the Food
Pantry and Snack in a Backpack programs. Consider
donating an auction item–sports/entertainment
tickets, vacation home, a special dinner, a private
tour, your famous cake or other dish. Tickets
tickets@intownicm.org are $85 through tomorrow,
March 31 and $100 after. Contact Heather Regnault
for information.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, JUNE 16-20
All Aboard the Ark Vacation Bible School is for
those who will be four years old by September 1
through 5th grade (with youth leadership opportunities).
All volunteer 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 be able to offer this
program to the children of our community. Spread
the word to neighbors! Forms are available on line
and at the church for Vacation Bible School.

MISSION CAMP, JULY 21-25
Camp registration forms are available on the nursery
bulletin board and the church website. Contact
Melinda Sandkam with questions.

STORYTELLERS CAMP REGISTRATION
MPP’s Summer Storytellers Camp will open whole
new opportunities for 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. Contact
cfeeney@morningsidepc.org.

YOGA
The Spring Yoga Session with Weights/ZEN workout
will run April 3 through May 9 (11 a.m.-12:15
p.m. in Room 201). The workout includes yoga,
resistance training with dumbbells, and lots of
stretching, music, and fun. The Spring Classic Yoga
Session will run April 8 through May 13 (11 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. in Room 201). This class is gentle and
suitable for almost anyone. All classes are taught by
veteran yoga teacher Pam Sharpe. For more information
or to register, call Pam 404.217.5420

LOST AND FOUND
If any of the following belong to you, please claim
them or they will be given to charity.
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 slide-in; 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.

 

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 CLASSESThe 3-4-5 year old class will learn how Jesus welcomed children in the story Come to Me.
All elementary classes will learn that as Jesus struggles with his situation in prayer, his closest disciples fail him by
falling asleep.

 

This Week at Morningside

SUNDAY, MARCH 30
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School; Inquirers’ Class
11 a.m. Worship/Congregational Meeting
12 noon Fellowship
12:15 p.m. Worship Committee
2:30-4:30 p.m. Youth Family Day at Piedmont Park

MONDAY, MARCH 31
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MPP Tap/Ballet
7 p.m. Mandolin Society

TUESDAY, APRIL 1
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; MLPA Zoning

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
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, APRIL 3
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, APRIL 4
8:15 a.m. Creative Movement
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. KidzTennis

SATURDAY, APRIL 5
8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Habitat Build
9 a.m. AA Meeting
5:30 p.m. Young Adults Gathering (Catherine and
Ted Fleming’s home)

SUNDAY, APRIL 6
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School; New Members’ Class
10:40 a.m. Called Session Meeting
11 a.m. Worship/New Member Sunday
12 noon Fellowship
12:30 p.m. Emory Graduates Lunch
5 p.m. Youth Group

 

FINAL STRETCH FOR HABITAT BUILD
We DO need some more volunteers for our last build
date Saturday on April 5. Contact Lynsley Tyler
lynsley@bellsouth.net TODAY to volunteer.

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!

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 3/23/14 — 197
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$15,734
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$188,712
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$171,607

 

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: Beth Baer 404.612.0516
DEACON ON CALL: Ann Bowers 404.580.8285
USHERS: Nancy Anderson, Laura Fillyaw, Beth Baer, Carolyn Cobb
GREETERS: Betsy Holland, Bill Humphries, Jane Stack, Ellen Landers
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Gail Kitchens
COUNTERS: Hillery McNeill, Bill Humphries
INFANT VOLUNTEERS: Cindy Humphries
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEER: Katrina Weis
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Kim Nuckols, Suzanne Macpherson
K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Heather Scribner
2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Hal Nuckols
FELLOWSHIP: Bonnie Daneker, team leader, for Session
Find a complete list of our church officers and staff at
http://www.morningsidepc.org/leaders.

 

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
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)
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 27, 2014 10:51 PM