Life@Morningside for June 15, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for June 15, 2014

Drew Stockstill, preaching “Who Are We”
Texts: Psalm 8; Genesis 1-2:3

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-in Room 001.

In the Lutheran tradition, Allein Gott in der Höh
sei Ehr, is sung as the Gloria in service. The Gloria
praises God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son,
and the Holy Spirit acknowledging the Trinity.
This ornamented chorale by Bach, BWV 662, is
from the Great Eighteen Chorales that Bach composed
while at Leipzig. Today, the chorale will be
played with light flutes for the accompaniment
and a cornet, composed of several stops, for the
solo voice.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fugue in E-flat Major,
often referred to as the “St. Anne” fugue, is the final
piece from his Clavierübung. This is a collection
of liturgical organ works that Bach had published
during his lifetime. The “St. Anne” title refers
to the opening fugue subject, which references
the hymn tune St. Anne (1708), or otherwise
known as “Our God, Our Help in Ages
Past.” This renowned work consisting of three
fugues and its key signature of three flats, suggests
Bach’s emphasis on the Trinity. The third
and final fugue closes with the “St. Anne” subject
returning in the pedal.

56 kids arrive tomorrow morning for a week of fun
Aboard the Ark. Many thanks for donations of
snack items, loans of stuffed animals and commitments
of time and energy to make this week happen!
Please keep children, leaders and all volunteers
in your prayers as we embark on our VBS

- Set up this afternoon, 2-5 p.m. The more volunteers
we have, the faster it goes as we prepare
registration table, create an ark and more!
- A snack volunteer from 9 to 11 a.m. is still
needed on Tuesday. One more activity volunteer
is needed from 8:45 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday.
Contact Melinda today if you can help.
- Clean up Friday, June 20, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
We truly knock this out at a fast and furious pace,
but every extra volunteer we have makes it go
faster. All are invited to attend the closing program
and lunch on Friday, June 20 at 12:05 in
Fellowship Hall. Come see what the kids have
been up to.

Inspired by this year's VBS theme that included an
ark, MPC was blessed to have the engineering skills
of MPC member Herb Grodemange who designed
a permanent play structure for the front left corner
of Fellowship Hall. Thanks also go to assembling
and painting volunteers Daisy Ottmann, Lloyd
Prince and Peter Tuuk. The church and preschool
communities will be able to enjoy this for many a
year to come.

A special thanks to this morning's scripture readers:
Elisabeth Smith, Lloyd Prince, Landon Dillard,
Daisy Ottmann, and Taylor Morton.

If you’re missing the social interaction while
many of our regular groups pause for the summer,
come visit with the RHO Readers, which
continues reading and discussing books all summer.
Meetings are the third Sunday of the
month at 1 p.m. in the Session Room and anyone
is welcome to drop in and talk books. Today,
Carol Senf leads the discussion of The Anatomy
Lesson by Nina Siegal. The novel tells the back
stories of the men pictured in Rembrandt’s masterpiece
The Anatomy Lesson, as well as the
painting itself.

There are 17 kids registered for elementary age
Mission Camp and 17 more for Youth Track
Mission Camp July 21-25. That totals 34 attendees
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 our Child
Protection Policy before the actual camp - any
off-site volunteers are considered lead
volunteers, which includes reading of CPP, one
hour training video on-line, and background
check including driving record.

Yoga classes have returned at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. Six-week sessions cost $65.
For more information, reach out to Pam Sharpe

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 23, and July 7, 14,
21, 28. To enroll your preschooler, 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) and one opening
for pre-K. As you consider when to start your
child in preschool, keep in mind that once you
are part of the preschool community, your child
has a spot for subsequent years. Twos classes are
often filled with current students before we
reach open enrollment.

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 conversations with each other and with the
vast number 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.

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.

Today the preschool class will learn how Paul and all those on his ship survived a terrible storm at sea in The Shipwreck. Elementary classes will learn how Lydia became a Christian after listening to Paul preach the Gospel.


This Week at Morningside

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

8:45 a.m. - 12 noon Vacation Bible School
7 p.m. Session; Mandolin Society

8:45 a.m. - 12 noon Vacation Bible School
10 a.m. Yoga
2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi
4:30 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

8:45 a.m. - 12 noon Vacation Bible School

8:45 a.m. - 12 noon Vacation Bible School
11 a.m. Fun with Weights
12 noon Thursday Theology
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir

8:45 a.m. - 12 noon Vacation Bible School
12:05 p.m. VBS Closing Program and Lunch
1 - 2:30 p.m. VBS Breakdown and Cleanup

9 a.m. AA Meeting

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

Save the Date—Sunday, July 13!
MPC member Pam Sharpe invites you 
to her recital featuring 
“Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (1949)
4 p.m. in Morningside’s sanctuary
Assisted by Walter Huff, piano
Reception to follow.

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: Laura Fillyaw 404.293.0668
DEACON ON CALL: Ken Sharpe 404.321.6630
USHERS: Scott and Kathy Bremer, Jack and Jill Klotz
GREETERS: Cindy and Bill Humphries, Lynsley Tyler, Ellen Landers
COUNTERS: Laura Fillyaw, Bill Humphries
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Sue Ballay, Carol Senf
K-2nd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Heather Scribner
3rd-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Sandy Jones
FELLOWSHIP: Deacons (Nathan Zook, coordinator)

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
Jackie Cleveland
Ann Herndon (Will’s mother)
Olivia Fishback (Aaron Pratt’s friend of the family)
Finley Holaway
The family and friends of Greg Holbrook
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-inlaw)
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’
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 13, 2014 7:35 AM