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Life@Morningside for June 22, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for June 22, 2014

Baron Mullis preaching “God of the Troubled”
Texts: Romans 6:1-11; Genesis 21:8-21
 

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-in Room 001.

SERVICE MUSIC
Air-American composer, organist, and improviser,
Gerre Hancock, passed away unexpectedly
on January 21, 2012. Affectionately referred to
as “Uncle Gerre,” he was probably one of the
most influential church musicians of his time. He
held many prestigious positions at many large cathedrals
and schools throughout the United
States including St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, NYC.
This Air is a lyrical piece dedicated to his wife Judith
Hancock. You might say that Gerre had an
influence on my life considering I have studied
with three of his best students: Todd Wilson,
Jeffrey Smith, and Bruce Neswick.
The Rejoicing-Charles Callahan, born 1951, is
responsible for the consultation and installation
of many significant instruments including the
great organ at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica. A
graduate of Curtis Institute of Music, Callahan
spends most of his time composing, consulting
for organ projects, and performing as an improviser
throughout the United States. The Rejoicing
is from his Suite in G.

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 Sarah
Mercer Chatel.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS
The flowers in the sanctuary are given to the
glory of God by Carolyn and Peter Cobb “to express
our deep appreciation for the gifts of our
grandchildren Harper and Nate and our Morningside
Church family.”

VBS THANKS
There are never enough words to thank all the
staff and volunteers that make VBS happen. Special
thanks to our summer intern Landon Dillard for preparation
assistance and all week support. Also to Robin
Hackney and Carolyn Morton for bringing a
games rotation to our VBS - on this ninety degree
week. Elisabeth Smith and Sally Horne
were also vital support as staff. And, to the volunteers
- whether parents or not, behind the
scenes or on-deck help, loaning stuffed animals
or donating snacks, sewing costumes or painting
the ark - we could not do it without every single
one of you.
- Melinda
(sending a special thanks for the best VBS ever,
this being my 10th one at MPC!)

DRIVERS/CHAPERONES NEEDED FOR MISSION CAMP
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 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.

MPP
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: 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.

FOOD TRUCK THURSDAYS
The eclectic and changing variety of food vendors
will beback 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
this Thursday, June 26, then July 24 and August
28. Invite someone to join you this month!

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
There will be a brief congregational meeting
following worship on June 29th. The purpose
of this meeting twofold: first to fill the vacancy
on the session created by Bonnie
Daneker's resignation due to moving. Second,
the congregation will vote on new bylaws, as
required by the new Form of Government
enacted by the Presbyterian General Assembly
in 2012.

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.

Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 6/15/14 — 170
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$9,075
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$377,425
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$ 360,285
6/8/14 offering—$20,260.89

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

ADULT CLASSES

Next Sunday, the joint Adult Education class continues 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.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES
The preschool class will hear The Tall Wall and discover how God brought Joshua and God's people to their new land. Elementary classes will learn what happened to Paul and Silas as they prayed and praised God during their time in jail.


This Week at Morningside

SUNDAY, JUNE 22
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Worship
12 noon Fellowship
7 p.m. Pulse PNC

MONDAY, JUNE 23
9 a.m. MPP Summer Camp
7 p.m. Parliamentarians; Mandolin Society

TUESDAY, JUNE 24
9 a.m. MPP Summer Camp
11 a.m. Yoga
2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi
4:30 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
9 a.m. MPP Summer Camp
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

THURSDAY, JUNE 26
9 a.m. MPP Summer Camp
11 a.m. Fun with Weights
5-8 p.m. Food Trucks
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir

FRIDAY, JUNE 27
9 a.m. MPP Summer Camp

SATURDAY, JUNE 28
9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, JUNE 29
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: Caroline Tanner 404.873.1519
DEACON ON CALL: Robin Hackney 404.329.1574
USHERS: Carolyn and Peter Cobb, Monirah and Gary Womack
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Ann and John Watson
GREETERS: Gail Kitchens, Jane Stack, Cindy Humphries, Carol Senf
COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Debbie Fox
INFANT VOLUNTEERS: Amy Jensen
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEER: Amy Millard
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ibby Bailey, Mary Hardy Holaway
K-2nd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Amy Jarratt
3rd-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Hal Nuckols
FELLOWSHIP: Session (Hillery McNeill, 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)
Rick Forbis (Baron Mullis’ uncle)
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)
The family and friends of Sue Muntner
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 19, 2014 4:20 PM