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Life@Morningside for May 11, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for May 11, 2014

Baron Mullis, preaching “The Good Shepherd and The Black Sheep”
Texts: Psalm 23; John 10:1-10

 

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 Baptism for special classes: Threes, fours,
and fives - Room 011; K-1st grade - Room 003; 2nd
-3rd grade - Room 001; 4th-5th grade - Room 005.

BAPTISM THIS SUNDAY
Liam Fox, son of Caitlin and Anthony Fox, will receive
the sacrament of baptism this morning.

SERVICE MUSIC
The prelude this morning is a setting of the tune,
"Brother James's Air," written by James Leith Macbeth
Bain (1860-1925), a Scottish hymn writer,
minister and author who became known to his
peers as Brother James. The text associated with
this tune is "The Lord Is my Shepherd, I'll Not
Want." This setting is by Searle Wright (1918-
2004), an American organist, composer and
teacher. He was Music Director at St. Paul's
Chapel, Columbia University from1952 to 1971.
He also served a term as president of the American
Guild of Organists. He was a deeply religious person.
The postlude, "The Strife Is O'er," is a setting
by Wilbur Held of the tune "Victory," (Hymn #
119), composed by Palestrina (1526-1594).
Palestrina was one of three great composers of the
16th century; the other two were Lassus and Byrd.
Palestrina composed 102 masses, 400 motets, and
56 sacred madrigals. His polyphonic techniques
continue to be studied by music students.

ONE GRAY HAIR
One Gray Hair is fortunate to have Morningside
member Ken Sharpe present our May 14 program
at noon on Christian Meditation: How We Prepare Our
Hearts and Minds. Everyone is invited to lunch and
an interesting and informative discussion as Ken
shares his extensive knowledge about the practice of
meditation that Christianity shares with other traditions
and cultures worldwide. RSVP to
rsbrownlee1046@att.net so we can have an accurate
count for lunch. Invite your friends and
neighbors. Hope to see you on the 14th!

LYDIA CIRCLE
Lydia Circle will gather at the home of Lele Ruby
(1797 Meadowdale Ave.) this Thursday, May 15,
from 7 to 9 p.m. Please bring an appetizier or bottle
of wine to share.

END OF SCHOOL YEAR
Next Sunday, May 18, we welcome our Cherub
Choir in worship for a last time this school year -
led by Rebecca Shipley. Our youth will also "end
the school year" with festivities at youth
group. RSVP to Chris Peters by Friday, May 16.

"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. They have accomplished
the task of bridging the time between Walter Huff
and Mason and have offered us new ways to think of
worship and music. Say "thank you" to Robert and
Sarah at our Congregational Lunch next Sunday,
May 18. If you have not yet signed up to come to
the lunch, you may do so by emailing the church office
office@morningsidepc.org by noon tomorrow.

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

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.

PROVIDING MEALS
Thanks to Lydia Circle for providing the dinner
tonight for 30 men staying at Journey. 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.

SUPPORTING SENIORS
Our annual collection for the Emergency Food
Pantry at Calvin Court Presbyterian Home for
Seniors continues 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.

WELCOME SUMMER INTERN
This summer Assistant Youth Director Landon
Dillard will take on additional roles as our pastoral
intern. She will preach her first sermon in
our pulpit on May 25. Members and friends are
encouraged to be with us that Sunday and welcome
Landon in her new assignment. She will
continue to work with our kids during her internship,
providing transition for the time when
Youth Director Chris Peters receives his first
pastoral call after completing his seminary
studies.

 

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. See the requests for
snacks and additional supplies for Vacation Bible
School on the Welcome Center easel. There are also
samples of some recyclables that are needed including
orange juice size rectangle cartons for a create-an-ark
craft. Our next VBS Workday will be Thursday,
June 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Contact Melinda
Sandkam msandkam@morningsidepc.org if you are
able to join us on this day or another day of your
choosing for a few hours towards our VBS effort.

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.

ITEMS NEEDED THIS SUMMER
If you have realistic looking stuffed animals to loan or
donate to the church for our Noah's Ark themed
VBS, we welcome them (loaners will be returned
after June 20). During Mission Camp, we can use
newspaper to shred for puppies, and the ICM food
pantry needs plastic grocery bags. Please bring your
donations to the baskets outside Room 001.

 

Christian Education at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES
Next Sunday, May 18 Drew Stockstill will conclude our current 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 hear the story A New Friend and learn what made Paul a strong spokesman for Jesus. Elementary classes will read Daniel 3 and learn that three friends faced fire rather than worship the king.

 

This Week at Morningside - Calvin Court Collection - May 11 through May 25

SUNDAY, MAY 11
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

MONDAY, MAY 12
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MPP Tap/Ballet
6 p.m. Ballet/Tap Recital
7 p.m. Ballet/Tap Recital; Mandolin Society
7:30 p.m. MLPA

TUESDAY, MAY 13
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. Preschool Committee

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14
8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga
9 a.m. MPP
12 noon One Gray Hair Luncheon
6 p.m. Cherub Choir
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

THURSDAY, MAY 15
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

FRIDAY, MAY 16
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. KidzTennis

SATURDAY, MAY 17
9 a.m. AA Meeting
11 a.m.—1 p.m. Meditation Workshop

SUNDAY, MAY 18
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Worship/Cherub Choir Singing
12 noon Congregational Lunch/Farewell to Robert
Bolyard and Sarah Martin
1 p.m. RHO Readers
1:30 p.m. Small Group Meeting
5 p.m. Youth End of the Year Party

 

LGBT & Friends upcoming program "Gay Contemporary
Literary Discussion" will include readings
and discussions from several plays and books including
Next Fall and Angels in America. The discussion,
including dinner, will be Tuesday, May 20 from
7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Curt Barrett (1365
N. Morningside Dr., 30306). RSVP to
lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org. All are welcome.

 

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 5/4/14 — 170
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$13,813
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$283,069
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$ 286,031

 


Next Food Trucks
May 22

 

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: Duncan Spears 678.612.5746
DEACON ON CALL: Anthony Owens 404.781.3269
USHERS: Gloria Joiner, Temple Elliott , Rhonda McIntosh, Nancy Lane
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Pat and Jim Antennuci
COUNTERS: Van Jensen, Randy Parrish
INFANT VOLUNTEER: David Yntema, Esther Patrick
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEERS: Jane Stack
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Heather Regnault, Emily O’Brien
K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Amanda Lewis
2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Randy Parrish
4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Mindy Potter
FELLOWSHIP: Kathy Bremer and Couples Group

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 8, 2014 5:08 PM