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Life@Morningside for August 10, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for August 10, 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-1st grade-
Room 001; 2nd-3rd grade-in Room 003; 4th-5th
grade-in Room 005.

FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY
The flowers today are given to the glory of God
in celebration of the sixth anniversary of Sarah
and Peter Chatel.

SERVICE MUSIC
Suite Gothique - French composer Léon Boëllmann
(1862-1897) composed Suite Gothique in
1895. An admirer of Caser Franck and Camille
Saint-Saëns, Boëllmann’s organ repertoire is
grounded in the French romantic school with a
turn-of-the-century Post-romantic esthetic. Suite
Gothique, his better-known composition, is mostly
remembered by the closing Toccata. The third
movement, Prière à Notre-Dame, is a soft lyrical
piece, intended to be a prayer to Our Lady.
- We invite those who wish to remain seated until the
postlude has ended.

BAPTISM THIS SUNDAY
Hugh Thomas Garrison, son of Kelly and Ed Garrison,
will receive the sacrament of baptism this
morning.

WELCOMING OUR CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
You will notice this morning that our elementary
age children will return to worship during the offering.
As our Sunday School year kicks off today,
we are strengthening our offerings for the children
by providing them an opportunity to participate in
a bit more worship time while still having their
own age appropriate children's worship. By returning
during the offering, they can participate by
presenting their own offerings alongside those of
the adults, they can be present with their families
on Communion Sundays, and they can be surrounded
by the congregation that shares in their
baptismal vows to support them in their faith journeys.
Please know that it may take a few weeks for
this re-entry to worship to become a smooth process.
We appreciate your prayers as we continually
seek ways to help our children learn that this time
of worship is indeed for them too.

GIVE TO THORNWELL
Four times a year, we receive a special offering
during worship. This morning, please place your
offering in a child-made envelope in your bulletin
to give to Thornwell Home for Children.

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Following worship this morning, 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.

MEAL AT JOURNEY
Many thanks to the MPC softball team for providing
this evening’s meal for 30 men at Journey.

A SPECIAL DATE
Don’t miss being in church next Sunday, August 17
for our annual “This I Believe” Sunday. Homilies
will be delivered by three of our Morningside
members: Betsy Holland, Lisa Jern, and Alex Page.

LYDIA CIRCLE
Our next Lydia Circle gathering will be Thursday,
August 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Suzanne MacPherson
has graciously agreed to host (828 Clemont Drive;
behind Inman Middle School). There is parking on
the street. Please bring something to drink or an
appetizer/dessert to share. RSVP to Lele Ruby
leleruby@bellsouth.net. We look forward to seeing
everyone.

SHEPHERDS, TEACHERS & VOLUNTEERS
- As we kicked off the Sunday School year this
morning, we'd like to extend a special thank you
to all our shepherds, teachers and volunteers. Each
age group has a volunteer shepherd that coordinates
the lists and sends you friendly reminders.
Kelly Garrison - infants & toddlers; Amy
Millard & Lisa Harris - twos; Kim Nuckols - threes
and fours; Robin Hackney - Kindergarten-1st
grade; Lele Ruby - 2nd-3rd grade; Joanna Irwin -
4th-5th grade. We are pleased to have Debbi
Loomis continue as our K-1st teacher and Jessica
Coons has returned as our 2nd-3rd grade
teacher. Watch for news on 4th-5th grade coleaders
in next few weeks.
- All our volunteers are greatly appreciated and we
welcome even more. With our younger classes,
we often have parents rotating off and on as they
welcome new members to their family, so support
from the whole congregation is always needed to
provide a loving environment for our children.
Contact any shepherd or Program Director
Melinda Sandkam if you can help out once every
10-12 weeks.
- The elementary age are discovering improvements
to each of their rooms this morning and
tweaks to our children's worship. Peak in their
rooms any week to see these new and exciting
changes. Three and fours volunteers will be doing
some training in next few weeks. Mark your calendars
to meet in Room 011 at 9:45 a.m. either
August 17 or 24.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Practices for Cherub and Treble Choirs start on
Wednesday, August 27. If you didn't get a chance
to talk with Children's Choir Director Rebecca
Shipley at Sunday School Kick Off this morning
contact her at rebeccashipley@pop.mindspring.com
to let her know of your interest. Older elementary
will be in Treble Choir which will now meet on
Wednesdays 4:15-5pm each week and younger
elementary will be in the Cherub Choir meeting 5-5:30 p.m.

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 registration
materials this month. Sign up and pay at
the Congregational Lunch August 24 and save $25
per person.

OUR SYMPATHY TO
Bill Smith on the death of his mother, Sarah Smith
Crump, on August 5. Funeral services were Thursday,
August 7 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

CONGRATULATIONS TO
Lee Anne and Hunter Sapp on the birth of their
son, Dixon Alexander, on July 24. Big sister is
Anna Gray.


Christian Education at Morningside

ADULT 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.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES
Today, the Pre-K class will hear the story Lions and Bears and learn how young David protected the sheep in his care. The elementary age class will share the first all-elementary age worship time and will create their own hymnals.


This Week at Morningside

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 11
9 a.m. Ballet Camp; MPP Teacher Meeting
7 p.m. Mandolin Society
7:30 p.m. MLPA

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12
9 a.m. Ballet Camp
2:15 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
7:30 p.m. Preschool Committee

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13
9 a.m. Ballet Camp

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14
9 a.m. Ballet Camp
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
9 a.m. Ballet Camp

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16
9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. “This I Believe” Worship
12 noon Fellowship
12:30 p.m. RHO Readers


First Aid/CPR Training
Each year, the preschool offers First Aid/CPR
Training. Anyone in the community is welcome
to participate. Contact MPP Director Sarah Tomaka
mpp@morningsidepc.org to sign up for
the Friday, August 22 course from 9 a.m. to 12
noon. Cost is $20 (please make checks payable
to “First Response”).


Attendance and Giving Update
WORSHIP COUNT 8/3/14 — 146
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$14,019
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$487,507
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$438,938

 


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: Beth Baer 404.873.0648
DEACON ON CALL: Faye McKay-Clegg 404.325.2622
USHERS: Gloria Joiner, Temple Elliott, Nancy Lane, Brenda Fishpaw
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Patty and Jon Nelson
GREETERS: Sanda and Bill Means, Cindy and Bill Humphries
COUNTERS: Marshall Hunter, Will Barnette
INFANT VOLUNTEER: Laura Fillyaw
TODDLER/TWOS VOLUNTEER: Alex Tuuk
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Carrie Branon, Heather Regnault
K-1st VOLUNTEER: Anne Barnette
2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Susan Kimball
4th-5th VOLUNTEER: Jim McKelvey
FELLOWSHIP: Handbell Choir (Daniel Easton, 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
Charlie Bowers (Ann Bowers’ father)
The Rev. Canon Domenic Ciannella (Rebecca
Shipley’s father)
Jackie Cleveland
Sandra Crawford
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 8, 2014 9:25 AM