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Life@Morningside for August 31, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for August 31, 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
worship.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS
The flowers in the sanctuary are given to the glory
of God and in loving memory of Alvine Goutierez
Johnson by her daughter Linda Johnson.

SERVICE MUSIC
Largo, from Symphony in e minor - In 1893, while
serving as the director of the National Conservatory
of Music of America, Antonín Dvorák composed
Symphony No. 9 in e minor, entitled “From the New
World.” Better known as “The New World Sym-
phony,” the piece was commissioned by the New
York Philharmonic and stands to be one of Dvorák’s
most popular works. Dvorák had much interest in
Native American music and African-American spirituals.
In the Largo melody, we hear these influences.
His student William Arms Fisher later wrote
the lyrics “Goin’ Home” to go with the tune, and, as
a result, many mistakenly associate this tune as a
folk song or traditional spiritual.
Trumpet Tune in D - David Johnson’s Trumpet Tune
in D follows the tradition of many English trumpet
voluntaries. The triumphant melody alternates between
the large, solo reed stops and the full organ
registration. Heard as the introduction to the wellknown
NPR program “With Heart and Voice,” millions
across the nation recognize this tune.

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.

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 twos, infants, and three/fours classes.

2ND THURSDAY POETRY THIS FALL
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.

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.

PICK A PAN
Journey Shelter serves 30 men in our community
with housing and transition to employment and
self-sufficiency. Please help provide a meal on
Sunday, September 14 by picking up a pan in the
Narthex and returning it to the church kitchen
Sunday morning the 14th. For more information,
contact Shepherd Tamara Nix,
tamaranix@alumni.duke.edu or 404.805.8955.

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.

HOMES
Volunteer with HOMES (Home Owner Maintenance
and Enhancement for Seniors) 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 or for more information, contact Jack Klotz
jacksklotz@gmail.com and Lloyd Prince
lloydprince@comcast.net.

SIX STAR FAMILY
Our service partner Six Star Refugee Partnership
will welcome a new family of six from Sri Lanka
soon and is looking for specific items as well as
hands-on help. Six Star is looking for help to get
their apartment furnished most likely on Saturday,
September 27 and Monday, September 29. See
the Mission bulletin board signup sheet for needed
household items and return to baskets in the Welcome
Center by September 21. More major items
still needed are a TV, computer, microwave, night
stands, end tables, sofa, lamps, dressers, student
desk. Please contact our Six Star shepherd, Holly
Campbell (hollycampbell1@gmail.com or
404.233.0045).

ALL CHURCH RETREAT
Register today for our sixth annual all-church retreat
to Montreat NC, October 17-19! Each year,
it's been an event to remember for the whole family.
Registration forms are available at the church
and on the website. The deadline for registration is
September 21.

ATLANTA OPERA CELEBRATES
Many MPC choir members will sing in celebration
of Walter Huff's 25 years with The Atlanta Opera
in a special Silver Anniversary Concert. Lynnette
Anderson, Keith Blount, Michael Gaare, Jennye
Guy, Chris Hawkins, Lara Longsworth Gaare,
Megan Mashburn, Brandon Odom, Nadeen Paul,
Rebecca Shipley, Trenton Tunnell, Lenna Turner
and John Young will participate. Concerts will be
performed at Emory University's Schwartz Center
for Performing Arts on Friday, September 12,
at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 14, at 3 p.m., as
well as at Kennesaw State University's School of
Music on Tuesday, September 16 at 8 p.m. For
tickets visit the opera's website
www.atlantaopera.org.


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 engage in hands-on activities about color and light as follow-up for Blue and Green and Purple, Too! Elementary age children study music in components of worship while completing children hymnal art. 4th-5th graders are in worship.


This Week at Morningside

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Church office and preschool closed in
observance of Labor Day

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
9 a.m. MPP
2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir; MLPA Zoning

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
9 a.m. MPP
4:15 - 5 p.m. Treble Choir
5 p.m. Cherub Choir
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
9 a.m. MPP
7:30 p.m. MLPA Public Safety

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
9 a.m. MPP

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Worship with Communion
12 noon Fellowship
12:15 p.m. Deacons
12:30 p.m. Worship Committee


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.

Giving and Attendance Update
WORSHIP COUNT 8/24/14 — 191
NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726
RECEIVED —$10,524
NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$534,685
RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$485,344


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: Jack Klotz 678.428.6255
DEACON ON CALL: Sarah Chatel 404.784.4871
USHERS: Beth Baer, Laura Fillyaw, Art and Linda Sweum
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Brenda Fishpaw
GREETERS: Cindy and Bill Humphries, Lynsley Tyler, Ellen Landers
COUNTERS: Doug Self, David Wingert
INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Kelly Garrison
TWOS VOLUNTEERS: David Yntema/Esther Patrick
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Carrie Branon, Julie/Nathan Zook
K-1st VOLUNTEER: Frances Bresnahan
2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Bill Palmer
FELLOWSHIP: Sarah Brownlee, 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
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)
Kevin Jones
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)
Anne and Nate Reid
Jennifer and Jason Swafford (Sandy Jones’
friends)
John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)
Ethel Young (John Young’s mother)

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

Last Published: August 28, 2014 8:34 PM