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Life@Morningside for August 3, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for August 3, 2014

 

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 worship.

SERVICE MUSIC
Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV, 532
The Prelude and Fugue in D major was probably
composed in 1710, although this is not certain.
However, it was definitely written before Bach codified
the clear two-section prelude and fugue in the
form of what is used in the The Well-Tempered Clavier,
BWV 846–893, which was composed in 1722.
This is because BWV 532 features a lengthy, complex,
self-contained fugue preceded by a multisectional
prelude. The prelude begins with pedal
scales followed by an explosive response in the hands
in a free style. The middle section is noted alla breve
and is stricter. It ends with an Adagio section filled
with extreme dissonances that resolve beautifully.
The Fugue is a made of a simple 4-note subject that
repeats. It requires virtuosic pedal technique, especially
in the final pedal cadenza, which brings this
fiery fugue to a close.
- We invite those who wish to remain seated until the
postlude has ended.

THANK YOU SALLY
Our 4th and 5th grade families threw a party this
morning during the Sunday School hour to thank
Sally Horne for her leadership in children's worship
this past year. MPC is grateful for all that she has
brought to our children's programs including her
time with us on the church retreat last fall. We wish
Sally well as she starts law school at the University of
South Carolina this fall.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRIS PETERS
We extend our deep congratulations to our youth
director Chris Peters, who has accepted a call to become
the associate pastor of Trinity Presbyterian
Church in Fairhope, AL. Chris will conclude his service
at Morningside today. Chris has developed our
youth program the last three years including mission
trips, Montreat Youth Conferences and confirmation.
We wish Chris and Lauren all the best in this
new chapter of their lives together.

SUNDAY SCHOOL KICK-OFF
Kids of all ages are invited to a light breakfast and
fun activities with their parents in Fellowship Hall
next Sunday, August 10, from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
There will be face painting, animal costumes, games,
music with Mrs. Shipley and “moving up” to new
classes. Don’t miss the celebration of a new school
year.

VOLUNTEER FOR CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The summer is not a slow time for children's programming
at MPC - especially with Sunday School
Kick Off being the second Sunday in August. If anyone
has 2-4 hours this week, there are quite a few
projects needing attention at this time - reorganizing
class supplies, preparing new music notebooks for
our elementary age Children's Worship, and preparing
signage, crafts and games for kick-off. Contact
Melinda if you have a few hours to give towards
these efforts.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Following worship next Sunday, August 10, we
will take a congregational vote to call Rev. Drew
Stockstill to become our full-time installed Associate
Pastor. Please be here for this important
meeting. Child care will continue.

GIVE TO THORNWELL
Four times a year, we receive a special offering
during worship. Next Sunday, August 10, watch
for a child-made envelope in your bulletin and
consider what you are able to give to Thornwell
Home for Children. This Presbyterian Home in
South Carolina serves children throughout the
southeast as they encounter temporary or longterm
needs for a home. We had a guest from
Thornwell at Mission Camp this year and the kids
asked some great questions about the challenges
the children at Thornwell are facing and what can
be done to help them overcome them.

MEAL AT JOURNEY
Many thanks to the MPC softball team for providing
the August 10 meal for 30 men at Journey.

NEW ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES
When two different groups meet from 9:45 to
10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings, there will be
plenty to discuss and learn, August 17 through
September 28. Using Paul's letters to look at the
issues the early Christians wrestled with, the class
topic in Room 107 will be The First Christians and
how we wrestle with many of the same issues today.
Dr. Carol Senf will lead a discussion of The
Psalms in Room 201.

MORNINGSIDE PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL (MPP)
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.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS
A flower calendar is posted on the bulletin board
in the hallway outside the Session Room, and if
you wish to give flowers in honor or in memory
of a loved one, we invite you to write your name
and phone number next to the desired date. It is
possible to share a date with other members if you
want to give one arrangement or you may sign up
alone to give both arrangements. Contact Anna
Best in the church office office@morningsidepc.org
for more information.

SAVE THE DATE
It’s not too soon to mark off October 17-19 on
your calendar and plan to get away to cool and
lovely Montreat, NC, for our sixth annual allchurch
retreat! Each year, it’s been an event to
remember for the whole family. Watch for further
details in the next couple of months.

CONGRATULATIONS TO
Mason Copeland and Elisabeth Smith on their
July 26 marriage in Colorado.

 

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
Today, the preschool children will hear the story Lions Lions and learn how God honored Daniel's faithfulness. Elementary classes will read Colossians 3 to learn how Christians are to live together in peace and love.

 

This Week at Morningside

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
10 a.m. Celebrate Sally Horne
11 a.m. Worship with communion
12 noon Goodbye Reception for Chris Peters

MONDAY, AUGUST 4
7 p.m. Mandolin Society

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
2:15 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
7:30 p.m. MLPA

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. MLPA

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School Kickoff
11 a.m. Worship with baptism followed by Congregational
Meeting/Thornwell Offering
12 noon Fellowship
12:15 p.m. Deacons
6 p.m. Journey


Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 7/27/14 — 188
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$9,887
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$471,781
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$424,919


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.


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: Martin Dunlap 404.276.0733
DEACON ON CALL: Ann Bowers 404.580.8285
USHERS: Kaitlyn Strickland, Brad Strickland, Ericson Harris and Doug Selph
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Betsy Holland
GREETERS: Betsy Holland, Jane Stack, Gail Kitchens, Ellen Landers
COUNTERS: Jack Klotz, Van Jensen
INFANT VOLUNTEER: Leigh Gobbel
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEERS: David Yntema, Esther Patrick
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Liz Sommerfeld, Alyssa Durden
K-2nd VOLUNTEER: Amanda Lewis
FELLOWSHIP: Daniel Easton, Jack and Jill Klotz, Emilee Terry

 

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
The Rev. Canon Domenic Ciannella (Rebecca
Shipley’s father)
Jackie Cleveland
Sandra Crawford
Sarah Smith Crump (Bill Smith’s mother)
Dr. Stephen A. Hayner (President, Columbia
Theological Seminary)
Ann Herndon (Will’s mother)
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)
Philip Marshall (Georgia Marshall’s brother-inlaw)
Jan McMahan
Hugh McNeill (John McNeill’s father)
Marilyn Neforas (Hugh Bell’s friend)
Lloyd Prince
The friends and family of Hugh Ragsdale
Anne and Nate Reid
Jennifer and Jason Swafford (Sandy Jones’
friends)
John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)
Steve Ware (Shirley Adair’s brother-in-law)
Ethel Young (John Young’s mother)

Please submit prayer requests using the prayer cards in the pew racks.

Last Published: August 3, 2014 11:54 PM