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Life@Morningside for August 24, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for August 24, 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 in Room
001; 2nd-3rd grade in Room 003; 4th-5th grade in
Room 005.

LAY READER
In keeping with the Presbyterian tenet of the priesthood
of all believers, Morningside members participate
regularly in worship leadership. Today's lay
reader is Roland Behm.

SERVICE MUSIC
Prelude, Fugue, et Variation - A Belgian at birth,
César Franck (1822-1890) spent most of his life
teaching and composing in France. Franck, at the
age of 15, was accepted into Paris Conservatoire but
most of his mature compositions occurred much
later in his life during his 50s and 60s. He composed
Prelude, Fugue, and Variation Op. 18 in dedication
to Camille Saint-Saëns. Today, we hear the Prelude
and Fugue sections, which are well balanced, similar
to those of Johann Sebastian Bach.

JOIN US FOR LUNCH TODAY
We always allow for visitors at our Congregational
lunches, so please don't hesitate to join us downstairs
after worship. All are welcome.

WELCOMING OUR CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
You will notice that our elementary age children
will return to worship during the offering. 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
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
seek ways to help our children learn this time of
worship is indeed for them too.

PRESBYTERY OF GREATER ATLANTA
Last Saturday, the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta
concurred unanimously with our call to Drew
Stockstill! We now begin plans for his installation
on September 28.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Practice begins Wednesday, August 27 for Cherub
and Treble Choirs. Older elementary children will
be in the Treble Choir (meets Wednesdays, 4:15 to
5 p.m.), and the younger elementary children will
be in the Cherub Choir (meets Wednesdays, 5 to
5:30 p.m.). For more information, contact Rebecca
Shipley rebeccashipley@pop.mindspring.com.

FOOD TRUCKS
Join us for a meal this Thursday, August 28, from 5
to 8 p.m. when the food trucks return to our parking
lot. Come over for an after-school, after-work
dinner with your MPC friends and neighbors.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers are appreciated, and we welcome even
more! With our younger classes, we have parents
rotating off and on as they welcome new members
to their family (five babies arriving), so support
from the whole congregation is 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.

WELCOME TO MPP!
Morningside Presbyterian Preschool welcomes 97
students for the 2014-2015 school year. Our
teachers are thrilled to start their new classes and
to make new friends! We offer a special welcome
to our 21 new families who are just starting out in
our program. MPP has 9 preschool classes with
ages ranging from 15 months to 5 years. Limited
spots are available in the Toddler class and Pre-K
class. Call Sarah Tomaka, Preschool Director, at
404.685.8758 or email mpp@morningsidepc.org
for more information.

THINKING ABOUT JOINING MORNINGSIDE
Morningside will offer visitors the following opportunities
to learn more about our church. On
Sunday, September 14, we will hold an Inquirers
Class followed by a New Members Class on Sunday,
September 21. Both will be held in the Session
Room at 9:45 a.m. For more information or
to register, please contact Baron Mullis
404.876.7396, ext. 11; baron.mullis@morningsidepc.org.

THEOLOGY ON TAP
Morningside’s men’s group, 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). RSVP to the church office
office@morningsidepc.org.

LGBT & FRIENDS
The group will kick off its new season with
"Touching Up Our Roots: A Look at the History
of the Gay Pride Movement in Atlanta." We welcome
guest speaker Dave Hayward who will discuss
the history of Atlanta's Gay Pride movement
from its beginnings in 1972. Dave is a co-founder
of the non-profit group "Touching Up Our Roots:
Georgia's LGBT History Project Initiative." Dave
will be joined by the Reverend Dr. Erin Swenson
who has been featured in a documentary produced
by the organization. The discussion, including
dinner, will be Tuesday, September 16 from 7 to
9 p.m. at the home of Austin Davis (2546 Haberfield
Ct., 30319). All are welcome. RSVP to
lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

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.

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.

HOMES
Volunteer with HOMES to help the elderly with
yard work on September 20 from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Sign up on the mission bulletin board. For
more information, contact Jack Klotz
jacksklotz@gmail.com and Lloyd Prince
lloydprince@comcast.net.

ALL CHURCH RETREAT
It's not to 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 all-church retreat!
Each year, it's been an event to remember for
the whole family. Sign up today (registration forms
are available at the church and on the website) and
save $25 per person. The deadline for overall registration
is September 21.

NEW “OUR DAILY BREAD” AVAILABLE
Copies of the devotional booklet, Our Daily Bread,
(September through November) are available in
the Narthex and Welcome Center. Pick one up as
you leave the sanctuary this morning.


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 is 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
Preschool children will hear about a loving gift Jesus received from his friend Mary in the story I Love You, Jesus! Elementary age children are creating Hosanna Shakers in their continued exploration of music in worship.


This Week at Morningside

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 25
9 a.m. MPP
6 p.m. Discipleship/Small Group Workshop
7 p.m. Mandolin Society; Parliamentarians

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26
9 a.m. MPP
1:30 p.m. Retreat Meeting
2:15 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
7 p.m. Children’s Education Committee

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
9 a.m. MPP
4:15 - 5 p.m. Treble Choir
5 p.m. Cherub Choir
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
9 a.m. MPP
5 - 8 p.m. Food Trucks

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
9 a.m. MPP

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Worship
12 noon Fellowship


New Fall Opportunity - 2nd Thursday Poetry
Join us on the second Thursday of each month as
Dr. Robert Gray and Dr. Baron Mullis co-teach
this poetry discussion class. This small group will
meet at 12:30 p.m. to discuss the works of poets
of note and how they relate to the life of faith
and the church. Join us September 9 as we begin
reading through the Life of Jesus in World Poetry
using the book, Divine Inspiration.


Giving and Attendance Update
WORSHIP COUNT 8/17/14 — 176
GIVING UPDATE 8/17/14
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$20,515
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$518,959
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$474,820


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: Lisa Jern 404.680.4034
DEACON ON CALL: Shirley Adair 404.910.5469
USHERS: Jack and Jill Klotz, Brenda Fishpaw, Beth Baer
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Holly Campbell
GREETERS: Cindy and Bill Humphries, Gail Kitchens, Jane Stack
COUNTERS: Sarah Tomaka, Beth Baer
INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Carolyn and Taylor Morton
TWOS VOLUNTEER: Katrina Weis
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Betsy Holland, Carol Senf
K-1st VOLUNTEER: Betty Treschitta
2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Angie Keller
4th-5th VOLUNTEER: Randy Parrish
FELLOWSHIP: Congregational Lunch

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 21, 2014 11:59 PM