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Life@Morningside for May 25, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for May 25, 2014

Landon Dillard, preaching “Always Be Ready”
Texts: Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22
 

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-2nd grade - Room 003; 3rd-5th
grade - Room 001.

LAY READER
In keeping with the Presbyterian tenet of the
priesthood of all believers, Morningside members
participate regularly in worship leadership. This
Sunday's lay reader is Ken Sapp.

WELCOME SUMMER INTERN
This morning we welcome in our pulpit pastoral intern
Landon Dillard to preach her first sermon.

WELCOME GUEST ORGANIST
Today, we welcome back Sandy Land as guest organist.
Sandy is retired as Administrator of the
CHARA Project, a project in the Department of
Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University.

REGISTER FOR VBS TODAY
The deadline to register for All Aboard the Ark Vacation
Bible School is today, May 25. Forms are
available throughout church
or contact Melinda Sandkam
with any questions.

MISSION CAMP
Calling all those who have just completed 2nd-4th
grade! Youth Track Mission Camp is fully enrolled
with rising middle and high schoolers. We now
need YOU to help us complete enrollment for
regular Mission Camp. All forms are due with
payment by next Sunday, June 1. Available on
website and here at church.

 

HOW CAN I HELP?
In order to make VBS and Mission Camp happen
for the children in our community, we need
you! Please sign up on the bulletin board across
from the Nursery Room 105 or contact Melinda
Sandkam today with any questions.

• Loan items - Help us fill Noah's Ark with
realistic looking stuffed animals (all
sizes). Bring to Room 005 by June 15 with
your name on them.

• Recycle items - bring newspapers and plastics
bags to the baskets outside Room 001 for
Mission Campers to take on their outreach
visits to the Atlanta Humane Society and Intown
Collaborative Ministries. Bring clean
rectangle milk or orange juice containers in
for a Noah's Ark craft.

• Donate Items - choose a snack item to donate
from the VBS Welcome Center display.
If you would like to find a new home
for any realistic looking stuffed animals,
bring them in to board the ark.

• Volunteer 1 to 3 hours - See the needs as
described on the VBS sign-up across from
the nursery. They range from preparing the
snack, to helping in the nursery, helping
with prep, set up or clean up and even volunteering
for a day with the kids. The next
VBS workday will be Thursday, June 12,
from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

• Be a Chaperone/Driver (for half day or
whole) - Help us transport our mission
campers to their outreach projects throughout
Atlanta Monday-Wednesday, July 21-
23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

WELCOME MASON COPELAND
Morningside's new organist/choirmaster,
Mason Copeland, has begun his residence in
Atlanta, in his church office, and with our
Chancel Choir. If you see him around our
campus, be sure to extend our traditionally
warm MPC welcome. Mason's first Sunday
behind the organ will be June 1. Come and
join us as we welcome Mason during worship
and with a special reception in Fellowship
Hall.

SUPPORTING SENIORS
The deadline for our annual collection for
the Emergency Food Pantry at Calvin Court
Presbyterian Home for Seniors is today.
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.

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

NEW “OUR DAILY BREAD” AVAILABLE
Copies of the devotional booklet, Our Daily
Bread, (June, July, August) are available in
the Narthex and Welcome Center. Pick one
up as you leave the sanctuary this morning.

MONTREAT YOUTH TRIP
This year a few of our high school youth will
attend Monreat Youth Conference (June 1-7).
The theme is “Rooted and Reaching.” At Montreat
the youth will be able to connect with other
youth from all over the country. They will be
doing energizers, small group discussions, recreation
and worship. The Youth Conference is a
great place for youth to explore their identity in
a Christian community, and the conference aims
to challenge and empower participants to discover
their gifts so that together we can reach
out and be the church in the world.

COUPLES GROUP - SAVE THE DATE
On Friday, June 13, everyone is invited to
gather with the Couples Group at DBA Bar-BQue
in Virginia Highland at 7 p.m. Pat and Jim
Antenucci will host the group. More information
will follow.

 

Dear Morningside Congregation,

Thank you so much for the recognition you gave
Robert and me on Sunday, May 18. The gift
certificate, plaque and flowers were so thoughtful.
My nine-month interim as organist has been
a most enjoyable time, working with Robert and
the choir and with Baron. But the Morningside
congregation is amazing! You have been so kind
to Gene and to me, and we appreciate it. A special
thank you also to the Flower Guild ladies,
who would share lovely bouquets of flowers with
us from time to time. We will miss all of you.

Sincerely,
Sarah Martin

 

Christian Education at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES

A joint Adult Education class continues throughout the summer exploring Old Testament texts you might not have heard in church and takes 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 Pre-K class will hear the story A Ride in the Night and learn how Paul once again escaped from his enemies. All elementary classes will hear Good News from Esther 4 and learn that God called Esther through the voice of Mordecai to help save the Jews.

 

This Week at Morningside

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

MONDAY, MAY 26
Church Office closed in observance
of Memorial Day

TUESDAY, MAY 27
2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi
4:30 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

THURSDAY, MAY 29
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir

FRIDAY, MAY 30

SATURDAY, MAY 31
9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, JUNE 1
Montreat Youth Retreat
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School; Inquirers’ Class
11 a.m. Worship/Communion
12 noon Welcome Mason Copeland Fellowship

 

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 5/18/14 — 150
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$8,354
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$314,521
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$309,019

 

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: Leslie Prince 770.377.0027
DEACON ON CALL: Faye McKay-Clegg 404.325.2622
USHERS: Monirah and Gary Womack, Jill and Jack Klotz
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Nancy Anderson
GREETERS: Sanda and Bill Means, Gail Kitchens, Betsy Holland
COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Beth Baer
INFANT VOLUNTEERS: Carolyn and Taylor Morton
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEERS: Lee Ann Sapp
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ibby Bailey, Betty Treschitta
K-2nd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Michael Perez
3rd-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Ward Howell
FELLOWSHIP: Katherine Johnston and Deacon 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
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
Dale Schexnayder (Katherine Johnston’s friend)
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 23, 2014 12:22 AM