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Life@Morningside for April 6, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for April 6, 2014

SERVICE OF LENTEN ANTHEMS AND READINGS

Texts: 
Romans 8:6-11
John 11:1-16
John 11:17-35
John 11:36-45

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 worship.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS
The flowers in the sanctuary are given by Ellen and
Jim Landers to the glory of God and in honor of
their anniversary.

EMORY GRADUATE STUDENTS
MPC invites the Emory Graduate Students among
us to meet for lunch at George's today after worship.
See Drew Stockstill with any questions.

THEOLOGY ON TAP
Our next Theology on Tap men’s dinner gathering
will be Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Our host is
Richard Brownlee and the location is Pam and Ken
Sharpe’s home (700 Timberland Road, 30345).
RSVP to the church.

COUPLES GROUP
The MPC Couples Group invites all couples to enjoy
an informal evening with friends at Cous Cous
Restaurant (260 Dutch Valley Rd.) on Friday,
April 11 at 7 p.m. For more information, contact
Kathy Bremer kdbremer@bellsouth.net.

BRAVES GAME
There are 7 tickets left for the church's outing to
the Braves game on Sunday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m.
This is a sold out game. 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!

PICK-A-PAN FOR JOURNEY
Please help provide a nutritious meal to the men of
Journey Shelter next 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.

LGBT & FRIENDS
LGBT & Friends’ upcoming meeting, "A Conversation
on the Public Witness of the Christian Life,"
will be lead by Drew Stockstill. The discussion, including
dinner, will be in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday,
April 15 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. RSVP to
lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

ASSISTING SENIORS
Join an MPC team to assist with light repairs and
yard work to help a senior in Fulton County stay in
their home through the HOMES program. Sign up
on the mission bulletin board for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on
Saturday, April 26. Contact Shepherds Jack Klotz
jacksklotz@gmail.com or Lloyd Prince
lloydprince@comcast.net with your questions.

YOUTH GROUP
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!

OUR SYMPATHY TO
the family of MPC member Leslie Brenner on her
death on April 1. Arrangements are pending.

PALM SUNDAY...11 a.m. worship includes waving
palm branches, remembering the joy of Jesus’
followers as he entered Jerusalem in triumph.

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 msandkammorningsidepc.org if
you are able to help.

GOOD FRIDAY...On Good Friday, April 18 MPC
will join with other area Presbyterian congregations
for an introspective evening service. Combining
pastors, members and musicians from Central,
Druid Hills, MPC, and Shallowford Presbyterian
churches, the service this year will be held at
Shallowford at 7:30 p.m.

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 candy-filled eggs are
needed by April 13 (no peanuts please). Volunteers
are needed for setup/egg hiding and event/
clean-up. To volunteer please sign up on the posters
at church or contact maryhardyh@gmail.com.

EASTER SUNDAY...We will offer two very similar
traditional services in our Sanctuary at 8:30 and
11 a.m. During both services, we will take our
annual collection for One Great Hour of Sharing.
Our gifts support ministries of disaster response,
refugee assistance and community development.

GALA BENEFIT EVENING, SATURDAY, MAY 3
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 performance
will enhance the community ministries
which Morningside supports. The performance is
at 7:30 p.m.

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. Tickets tickets@intownicm.org
are $85 through April 7 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).
It is truly a lot of fun, and we need YOU to
volunteer to be able to offer this program to the
children of our community. Contact Melinda Sandkam
to volunteer. Registration forms are available
on line and at the church.

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 new
opportunities for children age 2 to 5 this summer!
Dates are June 2 through August 1 with one week
off for VBS. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration
forms available online and at the preschool.

YOGA...The Spring Yoga Session with Weights/
ZEN workout will run through May 9 (11 a.m.-
12:15 p.m. in Room 201). The Spring Classic Yoga
Session will run April 8 through May 13 (11 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. in Room 201). All classes are taught by
veteran yoga teacher Pam Sharpe. For more information
or to register, call Pam 404.217.5420.

 

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
Today the preschool class will hear the story of Jesus' meeting with Zacchaeus and have a chance to
make their own play about the story. Younger elementary classes will read the Passion Story and learn
of Jesus' arrest, trial, and crucifixion. 4th and 5th graders will be in worship.

 

This Week at Morningside

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

MONDAY, APRIL 7
MPP Spring Break
7 p.m. Mandolin Society

TUESDAY, APRIL 8
MPP Spring Break
11 a.m. Yoga
2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi
4:30 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
7 p.m. Theology on Tap

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9
MPP Spring Break
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

THURSDAY, APRIL 10
MPP Spring Break
11 a.m. Yoga/Zen
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir

FRIDAY, APRIL 11
MPP Spring Break
7 p.m. Couples Group

SATURDAY, APRIL 12
9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, APRIL 13
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship
12 noon Fellowship
12:15 p.m. Deacons
12:30 p.m. RHO Readers
1:30 p.m. Braves Game
5 p.m. Youth Group
6 p.m. Journey

 

WELCOME
As we welcome the newest member of our congregation,
Virginia Claire Strong, we surround her family
with love by providing some meals. If you are interested
in providing one, please go to takethem
ameal.com, and search by last name (Strong) and
password (MPC) or contact MPC Meal Coordinator
Carrie Branon carriebranon@yahoo.com with any
questions.

FOOD TRUCKS
The trucks return to Morningside’s parking lot on
Thursday, April 24. Please join us on the 24th and
the fourth Thursday of each month for a tasty supper
without all the fuss!

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 3/30/14 — 176
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726 RECEIVED —$19,840
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$204,439
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$203,292

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 404.873.0648
DEACON ON CALL: Peter Tuuk 616-340-5587
GREETERS: Bill and Cindy Humphries, Jane Stack, Carol Senf
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Mary Chapman
COUNTERS: Peter Cobb, Philip Hawkins
INFANT VOLUNTEERS: Nancy Crow
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEER: Amy Millard
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Mary Chapman, Carol Senf
K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Billy Palmer
2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Hal Nuckols
FELLOWSHIP: Van & Amy Jensen

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: April 3, 2014 10:13 PM