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Life@Morningside for August 17, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for August 17, 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.

SERVICE MUSIC
Nimrod - Edward Elgar (1857-1934) composed
Enigma Variations between 1898 and 1899, and it
is based on hidden themes. These themes portray
his friends and the work is dedicated to “my friends
pictured within.” Variation IV, entitled Nimrod, is
an affectionate portrayal of Augustus J. Jaeger, a
music editor employed by the London publisher
Novello and Company. Jaeger influenced Elgar and
inspired him to pursue his career as a composer.
The title Nimrod comes from the name of Noah’s
great-grandson which means mighty hunter. Augustus’
surname, Jaeger, in German translates to
hunter. Elgar sought to create Jaeger’s nobility in
this variation marked adagio.
Finale for Symphony in D Major - French composer
Louis Vierne (1870-1937) pays homage to Charles
Marie Widor with his Symphony No. 1 in D Major.
The Finale is a staple of organ repertoire and could
be compared to the famous Toccata of Widor’s
Fifth Symphony. The movement begins with an unforgettable
ostinato, or repeated note figuration,
with the theme heard beneath in the pedal. The
creative development adapts the main theme and
goes through several transformations in different
keys. It ends with a large pedal flourish followed by
three large chords that are sure to make Morningside
ring.

WORSHIP THIS MORNING
The phrase “This I Believe…” prompts various
responses from all of us. Some think of Starbucks
cups, others of Edward R. Murrow, and many of
us remember the services at MPC where our fellow
congregants told us what they held as core
values. During worship this morning we will repeat
“This I Believe” with homilies delivered by
three of our Morningside members: Betsy Holland,
Lisa Jern, and Alex Page.

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 begins, 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.

MEN’S BREAKFAST
The first meeting of the Men's Breakfast will be this
Wednesday, August 20 in Fellowship Hall from
7 to 8 a.m. There will be breakfast and a Bible
study. RSVP to Allen Burke allen_n_burke@hotmail.com.

3RD THURSDAY THEOLOGY
You are invited to bring a sack lunch and join the
growing theology study group meeting in Baron’s
office this Thursday, August 21 at 12:30 p.m. No
preparation is necessary. RSVP to the church office
office@morningsidepc.org.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Practices for Cherub and Treble Choirs start on
Wednesday, August 27. Contact Children's Choir
Director Rebecca Shipley rebeccashipley@pop.mindspring.com
to let her know of your interest. Older
elementary will be in Treble Choir
which will now meet on Wednesdays from 4:15 to
5 p.m. each week and younger elementary will be
in the Cherub Choir meeting from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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 (five babies
arriving this month), so support from the whole
congregation is always needed to provide a loving
environment for our children. Contact Program
Director Melinda Sandkam if you can help out
once every 10-12 weeks. Current strong needs
are in the infant, twos, and three/fours classes.

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.

INTOWN COLLABORATIVE MINISTRIES
Dine-out for ICM this Tuesday, August 19, at
Yeah! Burger in Virginia-Highland. The restaurant
will donate 10 percent of all proceeds to ICM.
Please join us from 6 to 10 p.m. to support ICM’s
work to serve our homeless neighbors.

TUTORS NEEDED
Clifton Sanctuary Ministries is in need of computer
tutors: Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays
from 7 to 9 p.m. Primary needs are setting up
e-mail, resume typing, basic PC knowledge.
Please contact Carolyn Morton at
carolynmorton@bellsouth.net for more info.

SAVE THE DATES
Theology on Tap will resume on Tuesday, September
9 at 7 p.m. (note different week of the
month due to Labor Day holiday). Ken Sharpe
will host (1700 Timberland Road, 30345).
Volunteer with HOMES to help the elderly with
yard work on September 20 from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. For more information, contact Jack Klotz
jacksklotz@gmail.com and Lloyd Prince
lloydprince@comcast.net.

ALL CHURCH RETREAT
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 week. Sign up and pay at the
Congregational Lunch August 24 and save $25 per
person.

OUR SYMPATHY TO
Ann Bowers and Maria Ragland on the death of
Ann's father on August 10.

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”).


Christian Education at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES

Join us in one of the two different groups meeting from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings through September 28. 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 leads a discussion of The Psalms in Room 201.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES
Today, Preschool children will hear the story David and the Giant and wonder what it means to be brave. The elementary age class will continue to learn about music in the Bible and to become familiar with their new hymnals.


This Week at Morningside

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 18
7 p.m. Mandolin Society

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19
2:15 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
1 p.m. Retreat Committee
7 p.m. Session

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast
12 noon MPP Teacher and MPC Staff Luncheon
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21
12:30 p.m. 3rd Thursday Theology
6:30 p.m. MPP Meet and Greet

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
9 a.m. CPR training

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Worship
12 noon Congregational Lunch
1 p.m. Youth Committee


Attendance Update
WORSHIP COUNT 8/10/14 — 203

Congregational Lunch Menu (Fat Matt's Rib Shack) - August 24, 2014
Rib sandwiches
BBQ chicken sandwiches
BBQ pork sandwiches
Baked Beans
Cole Slaw
Potato Salad
Dessert


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: Will Barnette 404.881.9616
DEACON ON CALL: Anthony Owens 404.719.7115
USHERS: Kathy and Alan Bremer, Carolyn and Peter Cobb
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Lib and Rich Boggs
GREETERS: Carol Senf, Lynsley Tyler, Cindy and Bill Humphries
COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Sarah Tomaka
INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Caitlin Fox
TWOS VOLUNTEER: Lisa Harris
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ibby Bailey, Suzanne Macpherson
K-1st VOLUNTEER: Jen James
2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Michael Perez
4th-5th VOLUNTEER: Heather Regnault
FELLOWSHIP: Deacons (Curt Barrett, 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
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
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 15, 2014 5:33 PM