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Life@Morningside for April 13, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for April 13, 2014

Baron Mullis, preaching  “Hosanna!”
Texts:  Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11

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
Both the organ offertory and the postlude this
morning are examples of "Quotation Music." In
Timothy Albrecht's arrangement of "Were You
There," he uses quotations from Maurice Duruflé's
choral motet, "Ubi caritas" to surround the very familiar
hymn, "Were You There." Dr. Albrecht is
University Organist and Music Professor at Emory
University.
Alexandre Guilmant, 1837-1911, was an organist
and teacher in Paris, and an accomplished and prolific
organ composer. He was the first major
French organist to tour the US. The "Marche Religieuse"
is on the theme of the chorus, "Lift up
Your Heads, O Ye Gates" from Handel's
"Messiah."

HOLY WEEK BANNERS
Banner #1 is entitled "Grace of the Earth." The
green fabrics and batik prints of foliage represent
the path strewn with branches and palm leaves
laid to honor Jesus as he entered Jerusalem. The
batiks show the clouding of the sun in the sky
with gray-green shading. The fabrics move from
light to dark representing the impending crucifixion.
Banner #2 is entitled "God's Power in our
Midst" and symbolizes the night of Jesus' arrest
and ultimately the crucifixion. The rust and gold
batiks visually interpret the blood moon with the
brown, gold and dark batiks left to represent the
wrenching agony of the event. Again, the fabric
coloring moves from light to dark representing
the power of God's love of humanity through
Christ's life, death and resurrection.

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 this
Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
RSVP to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

3RD THURSDAY THEOLOGY
It’s time to think theologically again. Everyone is
welcome to bring a sack lunch for the study meeting
in Baron’s office this Thursday, April 17 at 12
noon. RSVP to the church office if you would like
to attend.

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 Sunday, 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. Contact the church
office for more information on where the couple is
registered.

 

HOLY WEEK
WORSHIP AND EVENTS


MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 17
We will 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. RSVP for dinner to the church
office by tomorrow, 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.

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
MPC's annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday,
April 19 at 11 a.m. Donations of candy-filled
eggs are needed by today, April 13 (no peanuts
please), and 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.

EASTER SUNDAY
We will offer two traditional services in our Sanctuary
at 8:30 and 11 a.m. A light fellowship will
follow each service. During the 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.

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!

GALA BENEFIT EVENING, SATURDAY, MAY 3
Our singers and musicians are preparing for The
Way You Look Tonight, Morningside Sings Jerome
Kern. Classic American songs will include "Smoke
Gets In Your Eyes," "Pick Yourself Up," "All the
Things You Are" and "The Last Time I Saw
Paris." Donations received will enhance the community
ministries supported by Morningside.

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 $100. Contact
Heather Regnault 404.771.0716 for information.

WELCOME
Last Sunday, April 6 we welcomed the following
new members to Morningside: Anthony and Caitlin
Fox and son Liam; Ame and Matthew Frease; and
Allison and Stephen Roach. Please give them a
warm welcome when you see them!

TAKE A MEAL
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.

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 4/6/14 — 161
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$12, 201
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$220,165
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$215,493

 

Christian Education at Morningside

There will be no Adult Education on Easter Sunday as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.
Classes will resume April 27 with Drew Stockstill leading a four week class, "Life after Easter: A look
at Resurrection Theology" in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m. All are welcome.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES
Preschool children will talk about parades - and perhaps have their own parade - as they respond to
the story of Palm Sunday. All elementary classes will learn that jubilant crowds welcome Jesus to Jerusalem,
but they do not understand who he is. (Matthew 21:1-11).

 

This Week at Morningside

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
6 p.m. Journey

MONDAY, APRIL 14
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. Ballet/Tap
7 p.m. Mandolin Society
7:30 p.m. MLPA

TUESDAY, APRIL 15
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. Preschool Committee; LGBT & Friends
7:30 p.m. Troop 455

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
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 17
9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. Yoga/Zen
12 noon 3rd Thursday Theology
6:15 p.m. Maundy Thursday Dinner and Worship

FRIDAY, APRIL 18
MPP CLOSED
7:30 p.m. Community Good Friday Service
(Shallowford Presbyterian Church)

SATURDAY, APRIL 19
9 a.m. AA Meeting
10:45 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt Pre-Activities
11 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt

SUNDAY, APRIL 20
One Great Hour of Sharing
Offering Received
8:30 a.m. Easter Worship followed by light fellowship
11 a.m. Easter Worship followed by light fellowship

 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

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 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 available on line and at 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.

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: Will Barnette 404.881.9616
DEACON ON CALL: Katherine Johnston 404.641.7630
GREETERS: Bill and Sanda Means, Gail Kitchens, Betsy Holland
USHERS: Temple Elliott, Gloria Joiner, Rhonda McIntosh, Nancy Lane
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Betsy Holland
COUNTERS: Lynsley Tyler, David Wingert
INFANT VOLUNTEERS: Leigh Gobbel
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEER: Amy Kayler
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Sue Ballay, Mary Hardy Holaway
K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Amy Jarratt
2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Heather Regnault
4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Caroline Tanner
FELLOWSHIP: The MPC January 12 Cohort

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)
Sue Mentor (Jane Stack’s friend of the family)
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
Ethel Young (John Young’s mother)

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

Last Published: April 11, 2014 10:03 AM