Life@Morningside for June 8, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for June 8, 2014

Baron Mullis, preaching “Filled with New Wine”
Texts: Acts 2:1-12; Acts 2:13-21

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY... Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. Please com-plete 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 lo-cated in the library. Nursery for infants and tod-dlers 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-in Room 001.

SERVICE MUSIC... The German hymn Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott, comes from a 12th century chant Veni Sancte Spiritus, and was arranged as a cho-rale by Martin Luther around 1524. Usually sung as an introit to invite the Holy Spirit into the hearts of the faithful, today this tune is sung during Pente-cost. This beautiful, florid tune, brilliantly orna-mented by Dieterich Buxtehude, begins with an opening soprano line ascending the first note of the tune inviting the Holy Spirit to enter our worship space. Nicolas de Grigny (c.1672-1703), a loved composer of the French Baroque organ tradition, was known for his setting of the Catholic Mass in 5 hymns. This setting of Veni Creator Spiritus comes from his collection Premier livre d’orgue originally published in 1699. The genre En taille à 5 indicates that there are 5 voices with the tune in the Taille or tenor voice. The long pedal notes sing the tune over the ornamented filigree.

We recognize Pentecost as the beginning of Christ’s church. Titled “Anointing Power”, the pair of banners at the front of the sanctuary make use of batik fabrics in red, gold and yellow. The movement in the fabrics conveys the power and energy of the Holy Spirit coming upon the apostles and tongues of fire inspiring and enabling the start of the church. This Living Spirit that moved on that first Pentecost continues to move in our midst and in our souls across all boundaries and through-out all time.

The flowers today are given to God’s glory by Daniel Easton in grateful tribute and loving memory of George Easton.

Congregation Shearith Israel (1190 University Ave. 30306) welcomes all to a free concert by Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra at 3:30 p.m. today. Following the concert there will be a silent auction and hors d'oeuvres. MPC part-ners with the Shearith Israel Shelter for Women each year by providing evening volunteers.


- 17 items remain to be claimed from the VBS donation board. Help supply snack items for 56 kids attending VBS.
- VBS Workday THIS THURSDAY, June 12, 9 a.m.-12 noon. Any amount of time is helpful!
Can YOU give ONE, TWO or THREE hours?
- We provide childcare for younger children of our volunteers. We STILL NEED a volunteer per day to assist Ms. Pat in the nursery. Can YOU give ONE morning June 16-20?
- While activity and group leaders are corralling kids, we need helpers to prepare and serve snack each day. We STILL NEED helpers 9-11 a.m. Can YOU give ONE morning Wed.-Fri., June 18-20?
- Many group leaders are volunteering 1, 2 or 3 days. We STILL NEED 1 volunteer each day Monday through Friday assisting the Fours and Fives to make the whole week happen. Can YOU give at least ONE morning?
- Bring any stuffed animals to donate or loan for our Noah's Ark theme to Room 005 this week!


There are 17 kids registered for elementary age Mission Camp and 16 more for Youth Track Mission Camp July 21-25. That totals 33 atten-dees that we must transport to off-site outreach projects each day Monday-Wednesday. Check your calendars NOW and let Melinda know if there is a day (or half day) that you can drive/chaperone to help us make this hands-on experience a reality for the children and youth of our church. We must secure volunteers in June so that we have time to review Child Protection Policy before the actual camp - any off-site volunteers are considered lead volunteers, which includes reading of CPP, a one hour training video on-line and background check (including driving record).

This Friday, June 13, everyone is invited to gather with the Couples Group at DBA Bar-B-Que in Virginia Highland at 7 p.m. Pat and Jim An-tenucci will host the group.

Yoga classes will return to Room 201 at 11 a.m. beginning Tuesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 12. Instructor Pam Sharpe calls this class “Oldies with Weights.” We think she’s referring to the fun CDs she plays during the gentle but effective toning workout—not the participants! Six-week sessions cost $65. For more informa-tion, reach out to Pam yogapam@bellsouth.net.

Are you planning to be in town for the Fourth of July, and seeking something for little ones to do in the days before the holiday? Check out
summer camp at Morningside Presbyterian Preschool. Some openings also remain throughout other weeks of camp: June 9, 23, and July 7, 14, 21, 28. To enroll your pre-schooler, contact MPP Director Sarah Tomaka mpp@morningsidepc.org. For the next school year, there are still openings for toddlers (who must be 15 months old by Sept. 1).

The eclectic and changing variety of food vendors will be back the fourth Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. and serving until 8 p.m. The playground welcomes the kids while members are having great conversa-tions with each other and with the vast num-ber of neighborhood visitors. Next date is June 26, then July 24 and August 28. Invite someone to join you this month!

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.

We celebrate with joy the birth of twins to Heather and Reuben Clarson. Carolyn and Peter Cobb are the proud grandparents.

In case of an emergency or urgent pastoral need, please call BARON MULLIS 404.876.7396 x11, 404.398.3118 or DREW STOCKSTILL 404.876.7396 x 14, 229.224.5557. You may also contact the elder or deacon on call listed on the back of this section.


Christian Education at Morningside


Next Sunday, the joint Adult Education class continues throughout the summer exploring Old Testament texts you might not have heard in church, and looking closer at some stories you thought you knew. Join us Sunday mornings in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.

Preschool children will hear A Song in the Night and learn how Paul and Silas escaped from prison in the middle of the night. All Elementary Classes will read Acts 2:1-13, to learn that as the disciples gathered to celebrate Pentecost, they were filled with the Holy Spirit and surprised the people around them.


This Week at Morningside

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School; New Member Class
11 a.m. Worship/New Member Sunday
12 noon Fellowship
12:15 p.m. Deacon’s Meeting
5 p.m. Wessyngton Block Party
6 p.m. Journey (off-site)

9 a.m. MPP Summer Camp
7 p.m. Mandolin Society
7:30 p.m. Morningside Lenox Park Assoc.

9 a.m. MPP Summer Camp
10 a.m. Yoga
2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi
6 p.m. Mission Trip Meeting (off-site)
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
7 p.m. Preschool Committee (off-site)

9 a.m. MPP Summer Camp
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

9 a.m. MPP Summer Camp;
VBS Workday
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir

9 a.m. MPP Summer Camp
7 p.m. Couples Group at DBA BBQ

9 a.m. AA Meeting
10:30 a.m. VBS Volunteer Orientation

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Worship / Father’s Day
12 noon Fellowship
1 p.m. RHO Readers
2 p.m. VBS Set-up


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: Jennye Guy 404.297.8459
DEACON ON CALL: Nathan Zook 404.668.5547
USHERS: Rhonda McIntosh, Gloria Joiner, Temple Elliott, Nancy Lane
GREETERS: Gail Kitchens, Jane Stack, Sanda and Bill Means
COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Jack Klotz
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Kim Nuckols and Suzanne Macpherson
K-2nd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Billy Palmer
3rd-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Caroline Tanner
FELLOWSHIP: Mary Leight and Bart Engram

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 fam-ily)
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.
Gayle Jones (Jill Klotz’s mother)
Vicky Langford (James Beasley’s mother)
Jan McMahan
Philip Marshall (Georgia Marshall’s brother-in-law)
Sue Muntner (Jane Stack’s friend of the family)
The family of Gerry Paul
Gail Peters (Jeff Peters’ mother)
Lloyd Prince
The friends and family of Hugh Ragsdale
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: June 9, 2014 5:54 PM