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Life@Morningside for April 27, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for April 27, 2014

Drew Stockstill, preaching “Holy Water, Holy Life”
Texts: Isaiah 43:18-21; John 21: 1-14

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, fours, and fives - Room 011; K-1st grade -
Room 003; 2nd-3rd grade - Room 001; 4th-5th
grade - Room 005.

LAY LITURGIST
Today's liturgist is Rev. Matt Frease, an ordained
minister in the PC (USA). Ame Frease joined
Morningside with the most recent new member
class and Matt, who is a member of Sheppard and
Lapsley Presbytery, joined as an affiliate. Matt is
finishing a Master of Theology at Candler School of
Theology and will begin work on a Doctor of Theology
degree at Columbia Theological Seminary in
the fall.
 

SANCTUARY FLOWERS
The flowers in the sanctuary are given to the glory
of God by the Youth Group and for Chris Peters
and Lauren Van Wicklen in celebration of their upcoming
marriage and graduation from Columbia
Seminary.

SERVICE MUSIC
The organ music today are arrangements of Easter
hymns. "This Joyful Eastertide'' is a 17th century
Dutch folk melody, Vruechten, (Hymn #105) arranged
by Jan Bender, 1909-1994. Bender had a
long career in Germany and the US as a prominent
church musician, composer, recitalist and
professor.
The organ offertory, "Christ the Lord Is Risen
Again" (Hymn #112) is a German folk melody
that first appeared in Klug's "Geistliche Lieder" in
1533 with the text beginning "Christus Ist Erstanden,"
written in1531.
The tune, 'Ave Virgo Virginum,' to which "Come,
Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain" is set (Hymn #114),
was first published in the Bohemian Brethren Gesangbuch
of 1544. The text of this hymn was written
by John of Damascus in the middle of the 8th
century. It was used on the first Sunday after
Easter (St. Thomas Sunday) as it is today. Both the
offertory and the postlude are settings by Wilbur
Held, b. 1914. Dr. Held lives in retirement in
Claremont, CA, and still plays the organ occasionally
for church services.

YOUTH GROUP
Join the youth families this afternoon, 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. Youth
Group meets at the regular time of 5 to 7 p.m.

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE
We're shaking things up this month! Members and
friends are invited to join in for an evening of food
and fun at Eclipse di Luna (764 Miami Circle
30324) on Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. $20 per
person for unlimited tapas. RSVP to Sarah Brownlee
at rsbrownlee1046att.net.

CELEBRATING INTERIM MUSICIANS
We will celebrate the music ministries of Robert
Bolyard and Sarah Martin at the May 18 Congregational
Lunch. Robert and Sarah have been faithfully
serving MPC as we searched for a new Organist/
Choirmaster. Join us as we thank them for all that
they have done.

GALA BENEFIT EVENING
This Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m., twentyfive
singers and musicians from Morningside
will present 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. Invite your friends and neighbors!

INTOWN COLLABORATIVE MINISTRIES
ARTS & EATS

Attend the ICM Arts and Eats fundraiser, a
fun event with entertainment and great auction
items, next Sunday, May 4 from 4 to
7 p.m. at the Hellenic Center on Clairmont
Road. Money raised will support their Food
Pantry and Snack in a Backpack program.
Tickets tickets@intownicm.org are
$100. Contact Heather Regnault
hpregnault@yahoo.com for information.

SUPPLY A MEAL
Meal Coordinator Carrie Branon will be arranging
a meal calendar for some of our
families who have welcomed a new baby
recently. If you would like to help, please
contact her at carriebranon@yahoo.com

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 4/20/14 — 519
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$19,788
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$266,177
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$251,617

 

SIGN UP NOW FOR
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
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. Deadline is May 25.

IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT ME
MISSION CAMP, JULY 21-25

This camp is for rising 3rd-5th graders and will be
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all week with an overnight trip
on Thursday. Register by the June 1 deadline with
forms found on the bulletin board across from the
Nursery Room 105 or on line. We also offer a Youth
Track Mission Camp the same week. Contact
Melinda Sandkam msandkam@morningsidepc.org
with questions.

STORYTELLERS CAMP REGISTRATION
MPP’s Summer Storytellers Camp will open new
opportunities for children age 2 to 5 this summer!
Weekly camps are June 2 through August 1 with one
week off for VBS. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration
forms are available on line and at the preschool.
Contact Summer Camp Coordinator Christi
Feeney cfeeney@morningsidepc.org with questions.

ITEMS NEEDED THIS SUMMER
If you have realistic looking stuffed animals (ie. no
pink elephants) to loan or donate to the church for
our Noah's Ark themed VBS, we would welcome
them. Bring to Melinda who will see they are returned
after June 20. During Mission Camp, we visit
the Atlanta Humane Society who always needs newspaper
to shred for puppies and the food pantry at Intown
Collaborative Ministries who can never have
enough plastic grocery bags. We will collect these
items over the next few months in Room 001.

 

Christian Education at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES
Next Sunday, May 4 Drew Stockstill will continue leading a class, Life after Easter: A look at Resurrection Theology in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m. All are welcome.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES
Today preschool children will learn about Jesus' Ascension in the story Good-bye for Now. All elementary classes will learn how Ruth promised to stay with Naomi, and the two helped each other in tough circumstances.

 

This Week at Morningside

SUNDAY, APRIL 27
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Worship
12 noon Fellowship
3 p.m. Wedding Shower for Chris Peters and
Lauren Van Wicklen
5 p.m. Youth Group

MONDAY, APRIL 28
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MPP Tap/Ballet
6:30 p.m. Women’s Roundtable
7 p.m. Ask the Expert Community Forum;
Mandolin Society; Parliamentarians

TUESDAY, APRIL 29
9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. Yoga
1 p.m. Mini Monets; 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, APRIL 30
8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MusiCanopy
6 p.m. Cherub Choir

THURSDAY, MAY 1
9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. Yoga/Zen
1 p.m. Playball
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. MLPA Public Safety

FRIDAY, MAY 2
8:15 a.m. MPP Creative Movement
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. KidzTennis
7 p.m. Jerome Kern Dress Rehearsal

SATURDAY, MAY 3
9 a.m. AA Meeting
7:30 p.m. Jerome Kern Benefit Performance

SUNDAY, MAY 4
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Worship with Communion
12 noon Fellowship
4 - 7 p.m. ICM Arts and Eats Fundraiser
5 p.m. Youth Group

 

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: Curt Barrett 404.310.4665
GREETERS: Lynsley Tyler, Ellen Landers, Jane Stack, Gail Kitchens
USHERS: Monirah and Gary Womack, Whitney Stevens and Aaron Pratt
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Mary Leight
COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Sarah Tomaka
INFANT VOLUNTEER: Hillery McNeill
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEERS: Julie and Nathan Zook
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Beth Baer, Julie Loring
K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Bryan Smith
2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Lisa Ladds
4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Alex Bach
FELLOWSHIP: Deacon Robin Hackney, coordinator
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...
The family of Linda and Ann Claire Booker
Jean Clark
Jim Clegg
Jackie Cleveland
Karen Cox
Ann Herndon (Will’s mother)
Olivia Fishback (Aaron Pratt’s friend of the family)
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 Muntner (Jane Stack’s friend of the family)
Gerry Paul (Jim and Pat Antenucci’s friend)
Gail Peters (Jeff Peters’ mother)
Lloyd Prince
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 24, 2014 8:37 PM