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Life@Morningside for September 7, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for September 7, 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 Peggy Crow, mother of Suzanne Lee.

SERVICE MUSIC...Prélude Modal - French composer,
organist, and improviser Jean Langlais lived
from 1907-1991. Blinded by glaucoma at the age
of two, Langlais was sent to Institut National des
Jeunes Aveugles, an institution for blind children,
where he began studying the organ with Andre
Marchal. Later he would go on to win competitions
leading him to Paris Conservatoire where he studied
organ with Marcel Dupré and improvisation
with Charles Tournemire. Influenced by Gregorian
chant and its use of modes, Langlais was influenced
to write in a polymodal style that can be heard in
this work. His registrations and interesting harmonies
create a beautiful atmosphere.
Fanfare - Composer Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens (1823
-1881) began his successful career by winning the famous
Prix de Rome in 1847. Later in 1849, Lemmens
was appointed organ teacher at the Royal Brussels
Conservatoire where he taught students such as Alexandre
Guilmant and Charles Marie Widor. This
spritely fanfare in D major consists of two contrasting
sections. The first is played on the Grand Orgue
division with full registration and pedal. The second
is played on the smaller Récit division with the expression
shades closed and resembles a march-like
section. After a return to the fanfare theme, the
piece closes with arpeggios that extend the full range
of the organ.

OUR CHILDREN IN WORSHIP...You have noticed
that our elementary age children return to worship
during the offering. We are strengthening our children
offerings by providing them an opportunity to
participate in more worship time while having their
own age appropriate children's worship. By returning
during the offering, they participate by presenting
their offerings, and they can be present with their
families on Communion Sundays. We appreciate
your prayers as we seek ways to help our children
learn this time of worship is indeed for them too.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED...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 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 11 as we begin reading
through the Life of Jesus in World Poetry using the
book, Divine Inspiration.

INSTALLATION OF DREW STOCKSTILL…
On September 28, Morningside will join with representatives
of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta to install
the Rev. Drew Stockstill to the office of Associate
Pastor at MPC. This special service will take place
within the 11 a.m. service of worship with Dana
Hughes preaching and a reception to follow.

THEOLOGY ON TAP...Morningside’s men’s
group, Theology on Tap, will resume next Tuesday,
September 9 at 7 p.m. Ken Sharpe will host
(1700 Timberland Road, 30345). RSVP to the
church office office@morningsidepc.org.

EXERCISE CLASSES FORMING...Fall is fast approaching!
Yoga and "Weights to the Oldies" begins
Tuesday, September 9 with a visit to the
JDouglas showroom at the Atlanta Merchandise
Mart. Classes will officially begin with Weights on
Thursday, September 11, and Gentle Yoga on
Tuesday, September 16. Come and join us at 11
a.m. in Room 201 for fun, fellowship, and fitness
with Yoga teacher and fitness trainer Pam Sharpe.
For more information or to sign up, contact Pam at
yogapam@bellsouth.net.

ONE GRAY HAIR...Our lunch-and-discussion
series will open the fall season with a timely international
topic: "Ukraine: Conflict, Creativity, and
Children at Risk" at noon on Wednesday, September
10 in Fellowship Hall. Speaking will be
the Rev. Dr. Robert Gamble, a long-time friend
of Robert Gray. He will address the current
situation in Ukraine and the work of This Child
Here, both with youth and children without parents,
and with a new initiative, Peacemaking and
Reconciliation. RSVP to Richard and Sarah
Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

COUPLES GROUP...We hope you can join the
Couples’ fall re-launch dinner on September 12 at
7 p.m., at the newly renovated home of Susan and
Tom Oder, 1334 Old Johnson Ferry Road NE
30319! The main dish is BBQ! RSVP to the
Bremers kdbremer@bellsouth.net.

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. 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.orgundefined.

HOMES...Volunteer with HOMES (Home Owner
Maintenance and Enhancement for Seniors) to
help elderly with yard work on September 20
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up on the mission bulletin
board or contact Jack Klotz jacksklotz@gmail.com
and Lloyd Prince lloydprince@comcast.net.

SIX STAR FAMILY...Six Star is looking for help to
get our new family from Sri Lanka’s apartment furnished
most likely on September 27 and 29. See the
Mission bulletin board for needed household items
and return to Welcome Center baskets by September
21. Major items still needed are: TV, computer,
microwave, night stands, end tables, sofa,
lamps, dressers, and student desk. Contact Holly
Campbell hollycampbell1@gmail.com.

ALL CHURCH RETREAT...Register today for
our sixth annual all-church retreat to Montreat
NC, October 17-19! Registration forms are available
at the church and on the website. Registration
deadline is September 21.

ATLANTA OPERA CELEBRATES...Thirteen of
our MPC choir members will sing in celebration of
Walter Huff's 25 years with The Atlanta Opera in a
special Silver Anniversary Concert. Concerts will
be 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 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...The Preschool Class will respond to the story It's a Noisy Place! with animal activities. Younger elementary children will continue their worship by reading Genesis 1:26-31. They will learn that God created people to live in community and to care for God's world. 4th and 5th graders will be in worship.

 

This Week at Morningside

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
8:15 & 9:30 a.m. MPP Creative Movement
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap
7 p.m. Mandolin Society
7:30 p.m. MLPA

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. Yoga Class Trip
1 p.m. Playball; Mini-Monets
2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi
4:30 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
7 p.m. Theology on Tap; Preschool Comm.
7:30 p.m. Troop 455

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
9 a.m. MPP
12 noon One Gray Hair Luncheon
1 p.m. Music Canopy; Bricks4Kidz
4:15 - 5 p.m. Treble Choir
5 p.m. Cherub Choir

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies
12:30 p.m. Poetry Discussion
1 p.m. Playball
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. KidzTennis
7 p.m. Couples Group
8 p.m. Walter Huff/Atlanta Opera Chorus

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School; Inquirers’ Class
11 a.m. Worship
12 noon Fellowship
3 p.m. Walter Huff/Atlanta Opera Chorus
5-7 p.m. Youth Group Kickoff
6 p.m. Journey

 

TAI CHI...All are welcome on Tuesday, September 9, when Tai
Chi resumes in Fellowship Hall at 4:30 p.m. Tai Chi is the ancient
Chinese system of exercise, martial arts, and moving meditation. In
class you will learn the slow, graceful movements of the Yang
style. Contact Bob Wells wellscom@comcast.net for information.

UNCLE MADDIO’S DINNER TO GO...On the third Tuesday of
the month we will partner with Uncle Maddio’s Pizza to bring
pizza dinners to MPP and MPC! They will donate 10 percent of the
proceeds to MPP. Here’s how it works – there will be order forms
available in the Welcome Center to fill out and return to the preschool
office the Friday before the third Tuesday. You can pay by
check or credit card. Then, on Tuesday around noon, you will be
able to pick up your take and bake pizza, salad and even dessert at
the preschool. Our first day will be Tuesday, September 16.

 

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: Sue Ballay 404.874.2132
DEACON ON CALL: Katherine Johnston 678.641.7630
USHERS: Doug Selph, Ericson Harris, Brad and Kaitlyn Strickland
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Gail Kitchens
GREETERS: Gail Kitchens, Carol Senf, Cindy Humphries, Jane Stack
COUNTERS: Randy Parrish, Peter Cobb
INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Sarah Brownlee
TWOS VOLUNTEER: Amy Kayler
3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Liz Sommerfeld, Julie Loring
K-1st VOLUNTEER: Sarah Wilde
2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Bryan Smith
FELLOWSHIP: Session (Leslie Prince, 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.
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: September 4, 2014 11:17 PM