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Life@Morningside for May 4, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for May 4, 2014

Baron Mullis, preaching “On The Road To Emmaus”
Texts: Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; Luke 24:13-15

 

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 - in
worship.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS
The flowers in the sanctuary are given in gratitude
to the Glory of God and in celebration of the birthdays
of Luke and Madelaine Ottmann by Daisy
Ottmann.

SERVICE MUSIC
The organ Offertory, "Abide with Us, For It Is Toward
Evening," was written by Jaromir Weinberger,
1896-1967, a Czech-American composer, born
in Prague of Jewish origin. In 1939 Weinberger fled
his native country to escape the Nazis and settled in
NY State, teaching there and in Ohio. He composed
operas, operettas, choral works and works for orchestra.
The offertory is from the organ work,
'Bible Poems,' written in 1939. It describes musically
Jesus on the road to Emmaus, Luke 24: 28-29.
The postlude, "O Filii et Filiae," was written by
Jean-Francois Dandrieu, 1682-1738, a French Baroque
composer, harpsichordist and organist. He
was an organist in Paris during the French Classical
Period. The tune and text, "O Sons and Daughters,
Let Us Sing!" were published probably together between
1518 and 1536, and intended for the second
Sunday of Easter. Dandrieu's setting is in the form
of theme and variation. It is Hymn # 116 in the
hymnal.

COUPLES GROUP
This Friday, May 9, everyone is invited to gather
with the Couples Group at the Flip Burger Boutique
(664 N Highland Ave. NE, 30306) at 7 p.m. RSVP
to Kathy Bremer kdbremer@bellsouth.net.

SUPPORTING SENIORS
Our annual collection for the Emergency Food Pantry
at Calvin Court Presbyterian Home for Seniors
begins next week on Mother’s Day, continuing
through May 25. Seniors often need this food pantry
at the end of the month when funds are running
short. Items requested include: canned meats
(especially chicken), soup (low sodium), hot cereal
packets (Grits, Oatmeal), evaporated or powdered
milk, peanut butter, crackers, canned fruits or
vegetables.

PROVIDING MEALS
Thanks to Lydia Circle for providing the dinner for
30 men staying at Journey on May 11. If you are
seeking an opportunity to serve this month, sign up
on mission bulletin board to provide a dish and/or
serve the meal to 30 men at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries
on Saturday, May 24. Contact Shepherd
David Johnston dmjohnst@gmail.com with any
questions.

SAYING "THANK YOU"
FOR A JOB WELL DONE

As we look ahead to the arrival of Mason Copeland
as Morningside's new organist/choirmaster, we
owe a deep word of thanks for a job well done to
Robert Bolyard, interim choirmaster, and Sarah
Martin, interim organist. We need not think back
any further than the glorious Easter music to know
how well and truly they have accomplished the task
of bridging the time between Walter Huff and Mason
- and indeed, in offering us new ways to think
of worship and music. Say "thank you" to Robert
and Sarah at our Congregational Lunch on May 18.

VBS WORKDAY
Contact Melinda Sandkam msandkam @morningsidepc.org
if you are able to join us for our May workday to
prepare items for Vacation
Bible School, THIS Wednesday, May 7,
from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. If this date doesn't
work for you, but you would like to give a few
hours to the VBS effort - running errands, sewing
an animal costume, or assembling items at
church, please contact Melinda to set up a
separate time.

THEOLOGY ON TAP
Bill Means will host Theology on Tap on Tuesday,
May 6, at 7 p.m., (1071 McLynn Ave.,
30306). RSVP to the church office office@ morningsidepc.org
for this men’s dinner and discussion.

MEDITATION WORKSHOP
How do we develop the “good soil” in our
minds? Meditation has been a Christian practice
since apostolic times and is effective in calming
the mind and allowing the Holy Spirit to expand
in our hearts. It is a practice that has stood the
test of time with untold numbers of meditators
from all religions. Please join us for a Christian
meditation workshop on Saturday, May 17 at
11 a.m. Ken Sharpe will cover what meditation
is, why it is effective, and how we practice it.

YOUTH GROUP
Next Sunday, we will take a break on Mother’s
Day, but will gather for our end of the school
year festivities on Sunday, May 18.

RHO READERS
RHO Readers welcome everyone to talk with
author Matthew Guinn about his novel The
Resurrectionist via Skype on May 18 in Room 201
at 1 p.m. The Southern novel describes early
efforts to obtain cadavers for medical research.

 

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 11 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
In A Prayer for Peter, preschool children will hear how God answered the prayers of Peter's
friends. The younger elementary classes will learn how Eli encouraged Samuel to listen for
God's voice and spread God's news. 4th and 5th graders will be in worship.

 

This Week at Morningside

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

MONDAY, MAY 5
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MPP Tap/Ballet
7 p.m. Mandolin Society

TUESDAY, MAY 6
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 p.m. Theology on Tap
7:30 p.m. MLPA Zoning; Troop 455

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7
8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga
9 a.m. MPP
9 a.m. - 12 noon VBS Workday
1 p.m. MusiCanopy
6 p.m. Cherub Choir
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

THURSDAY, MAY 8
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. Playball
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir

FRIDAY, MAY 9
8:15 a.m. MPP Creative Movement
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. KidzTennis
7 p.m. Couples Grop

SATURDAY, MAY 10
9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, MAY 11
Calvin Court Collection
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Worship with Baptism
12 noon Fellowship
12:15 p.m. Deacons
6 p.m. Journey

 

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 4/27/14 — 106
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$5,508
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$272,035
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$267,343

 

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: Bobbie McCrackin 404.633.5349
DEACON ON CALL: Nathan Zook 404.668.5547
GREETERS: Marshall and Vickie Hunter, Sanda and Bill Means
USHERS: Eric Harris, Doug Selph, Jeanne McCarthy, Emilie Paille
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: Sanda and Bill Means
COUNTERS: Daisy Ottmann, Philip Hawkins
INFANT VOLUNTEER: Kelly Garrison
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEERS: Claire Burke
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Carrie Branon, Sarah Wilde
K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Greg Brow
2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Lisa Ladds
FELLOWSHIP: Michael Siedschlag and the LGBT & Friends Team

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
The Christy Family (Betsy Holland’s friends)
Jean Clark
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: May 1, 2014 6:33 PM