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Life@Morningside for May 18, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for May 18, 2014

Baron Mullis, preaching “His Marvelous Light”
Texts: 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14

 

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.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS
The flowers in the sanctuary and Fellowship Hall are
given to the glory of God in thanksgiving for the service
and talents shared with Morningside Presbyterian by
Robert Bolyard and Sarah Martin.

SERVICE MUSIC
We are delighted to welcome
back guest cellists Mary Beth Bryant and Erin Ellis!
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) was the first
composer to call his multi-movement works organ
symphonies. He wrote 10 organ symphonies, which
he continually revised throughout his lifetime. The
prelude and postlude this morning are movements
from "Symphonie IV." The "Andante Cantabile" is a
lovely movement comparable to a song without
words in the manner of Mendelssohn. This happens
to be a movement the composer never revised.
Widor repeatedly visited the "Finale" to make alterations,
resulting in 6 versions. The form is an
atypical minuet-trio form. This majestic movement
again pays homage to Mendelssohn, not unlike the
Wedding March from "A Midsummer Night's
Dream." Haydn's setting of "Qui tollis peccata
mundi" is characteristically tuneful and thematically
compact, while the pairing of the baritone and cello
solos makes for a rich, haunting mood. The anthem
is a translation of the Swedish hymn "Bred dina vida
vingar," a lilting melody with a simple elegance. In
this arrangement the avian imagery of the text is
captured in the opening, where the cellists use harmonics
to imitate birdsong, and further referenced
later with the interpolation of other sacred songs
that reference birds. The choral response is a contrafactum
of a piece written by Isaac as a farewell to
the town of Innsbruck, with text that continues the
avian theme.

END OF SCHOOL YEAR
Today, 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.

CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH TODAY
We always allow for guests at our lunches, so if you are
visiting, please join us in Fellowship Hall after worship
for a delicious meal. Please stop by and speak to
Robert Bolyard, interim choirmaster, and Sarah
Martin, interim organist for a job well done. They
have accomplished the task of bridging the time between
Walter Huff and Mason Copeland and have
offered us new ways to think of worship and music.

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

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 next Sunday,
May 25. Members and friends are encouraged to be
with us on the 25th 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.

Next Food Trucks
Thursday, May 22, 5 to 8 p.m.

 

An Open Letter to Robert Bolyard and
Sarah Martin from the Morningside
Chancel Choir

Dear Robert and Sarah, Thank you for sharing
your God-given talents with us these past months.
Through your inspired vision and help, we, the
Chancel Choir, have upheld the high music and
worship standards Morningside's members expect of us.
Talents like yours are rare. Even rarer is the will-
ingness to nurture and train our talents so that
we become world-class in our performance. And
rarest of all is the blending of great talent with
humility of spirit and willingness to serve. Sarah
and Robert, you possess that rarest of all qualities.
Morningside has been blessed tremendously by you.
We pray God's richest blessings on you as you go
forth into new endeavors.

Sincerely,
The Morningside Chancel Choir

 

FOOD FOR CLIFTON
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 next 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 next Sunday, 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.

CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY
Longtime MPC member, Jesse Neill, was remembered
and laid to rest with a service at The Georgia National
Cemetery in Canton. We offer our sympathies to his
family.

 

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). 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. 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 a Thursday overnight
trip. Register by the June 1 deadline with
forms from the bulletin board across from the Nursery
Room or on line. We also offer a Youth Track
Mission Camp the same week. Contact Melinda
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 25 there will be a joint Adult Education class which will continue throughout the summer. The class will explore Old Testament texts you might not have heard in church and will take a closer look at some stories you thought you knew. Join us Sunday mornings in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES
The 3-4-5 year old class will listen to Over the Wall, the story of Paul's escape in a basket and have fun lowering Paul in a basket. Kindergarten through the fifth grade class will learn that Jonah tried to run from the job God gave him, but Jonah learned that he couldn't hide from God.

 

This Week at Morningside - Calvin Court Collection - May 18 through May 25

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

MONDAY, MAY 19
9 a.m. MPP
7 p.m. Session; Mandolin Society

TUESDAY, MAY 20
9 a.m. MPP
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. LGBT & Friends

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21
9 a.m. MPP
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

THURSDAY, MAY 22
9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. MPP Pre-K Celebration
11 a.m. Yoga/Zen
5-8 p.m. Food Trucks
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir

FRIDAY, MAY 23
9 a.m. MPP

SATURDAY, MAY 24
9 a.m. AA Meeting
5:30 p.m. Clifton Sanctuary

SUNDAY, MAY 25
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Worship
12 noon Fellowship

 

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 this 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.

Church Office
The Church Office will be closed Monday, May 26 in
observance of Memorial Day.

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 5/11/14 — 174
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$12,628
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$300,084
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$298,795

 

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: Peter Cobb 404.873.4557
DEACON ON CALL: Robin Hackney 404.329.1574
USHERS: Katherine and David Johnston, Carolyn and Peter Cobb
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Temple Elliott
COUNTERS: Jack Klotz, Richard Brownlee
INFANT VOLUNTEER: Cindy Humphries
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEERS: Emilee Terry
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Sue Ballay, Becky Schreiber
K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Susan Kimball
2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Melanie Davidson
4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Alex Bach
FELLOWSHIP: Congregational Lunch
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
Jackie Cleveland
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 15, 2014 6:48 PM