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Life@Morningside for September 21, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for September 21, 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.

 

SANCTUARY FLOWERS

The flowers in the sanctuary are given to the glory

of God by Dale and Barbara Ray in gratitude for

the blessings of 61 years of marriage.

 

SERVICE MUSIC

Jesu Dulcis Memoria - Gerald Near is a well-known

sacred music composer in America. His compositions

vary from organ literature, heard as our prelude,

to his choral works similar to today’s anthem.

Jesu Dulcis Memoria is a chanted hymn of which

three sections were sung during the liturgical hours

of Vespers, Office of Readings, and Lauds. We are

most familiar with the English text, “Jesus, the Very

Thought of Thee.”

Carillon - Many know Louis Vierne’s famous composition

Carillon de Westminster based on the tune,

at the Palace of Westminster, London, as the clock

chimes the hour. This, maybe less familiar Carillon,

is number 21 from Vierne’s 24 pieces in free style

written between 1913-1914. While it is not in the

same grand scale of the larger Carillon de Westminster,

this smaller Carillon is based on a peal of bells

in the chapel tower of the Château de Longpont, in

Aise, northeast of Paris.

 

BRING YOUR ELECTRONICS TO CHURCH DAY

Everyone is invited to a hands-on tutorial after

worship today in Fellowship Hall. Demonstrations

by our members will be set up around the room,

and if you bring your own laptop or tablet, guides

will help you enter your own information into the

membership section of our website to make it a secure

and useful tool for everyone to use to connect

with one another.

 

 INSTALLATION OF DREW STOCKSTILL

On September 28, Morningside will join with representatives

of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta

to install Drew Stockstill to the office of Associate

Pastor at MPC. This special service will take place

at the 11 a.m. service of worship with Dana

Hughes preaching. A reception will follow.

 

OFFICER NOMINATING COMMITTEE

It's time to nominate Elders for the Session, Deacons

for the Board of Deacons, and next year’s representatives

to the Officer Nominating Committee.

On Sundays, September 21 and 28, nomination

forms will be in the bulletin, the Narthex and the

Welcome Center. This is your opportunity to nominate

someone to be a candidate for office. Please

prayerfully consider your nominee(s) then ask their

permission before you submit their name for consideration

to the Officer Nominating Committee. You

can turn in nomination forms to the church office,

place them in the offering plate or put them in one

of the boxes in the Narthex and Welcome Center.

The Officer Nominating Committee will announce

the final slate of officers at a Congregational Meeting

on Sunday, October 12 when actual elections

will take place.

 

 SIX STAR FAMILY

The Six Star Refugee Partnership will welcome

their new family from Sri Lanka will arrive a week

earlier than first expected - this Tuesday, September

23! Therefore, the apartment furnishing

will be this Monday, September 22 and this

Tuesday, September 23. If you can help with

any of these activities or needed apartment supplies,

please contact Holly Campbell

hollycampbell1@gmail.com, 404.435.0676.

 

FOOD TRUCKS RETURN

Food trucks return this Thursday, September 25,

in our parking lot from 5 to 8 p.m. Come on

over for an after-school, after-work dinner with

your MPC friends and neighbors.

 

CLIFTON GRADUATION DINNER

Our next time to provide food for Clifton is this

Saturday, September 27, the day of their graduation

celebration. We will help by bringing side

items, desserts, and drinks to share from 4 to 6

p.m. Graduation is a special event to honor past

and present graduates and is always memorable.

Please sign up to help with Dave Johnston

dmjohnst@gmail.com or on the bulletin board.

 

BARON TO SPEAK AT WOMEN’S
ROUNDTABLE ON SEPTEMBER 29

Hear Baron talk about the influence of women in

his life, on his faith journey and his call to ministry.

We welcome members and friends for dinner at

6:30 p.m. Monday, September 29 at the home of

Lynn Young, 277 The Prado, 30309. RSVP to

Sarah Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

 

RHO BOOK SALE

Got books? Want books? Either way, you can help

support literacy among immigrant students at The

Global Village School in Decatur and The Fugees

Academy in Clarkston by donating your used books

to our RHO Readers group for their annual sale in

Fellowship Hall, which will begin October 5, and

by picking up some low-priced new reads during

the sale. You can drop off your hardbacks, paperbacks,

children’s books and audio literature in the

Session Room beginning September 28.

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

On Sunday, October 5, Morningside members –

and their animals – are invited to gather on the

lawn at 5 p.m. for a special service in which we

give thanks to God for all of creation. Traditionally

celebrated on the Feast Day of St. Francis,

Blessing of the Animals is our opportunity to express

our love for our pets and to give thanks to God

for them. This short service welcomes all – as is

our custom – but we do ask that all are appropriately

restrained by leash or carrier. Please join in

giving thanks to God!

 

 YOUTH GROUP

Youth Group will meet from 5-7 p.m. this Sunday. All 6th -12th graders are welcome to join us for games, supper and our ongoing study of the Lord's Prayer. Bring a friend and join the fun!

 

 ALL CHURCH RETREAT

Register today for our sixth annual all-church retreat to

Montreat, North Carolina, October 17-19! Registration forms are

available at the church and on the website. Registration deadline

is today, September 21. We must release any remaining rooms at

that time. If there are additional rooms available, we can still register

folks, but there is an additional charge of $25 per person.

 

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…

Today our preschoolers will hear A Very Sad Day and learn what happened when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. Elementary classes will continue their worship in Room 001 where they will read and respond to Genesis 25:19-34; 33:1-10, the story of the mean trick Jacob played on his brother Esau.

 

This Week at Morningside

 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Church School; New Members Class

10:40 a.m. Called Session Meeting

11 a.m. Worship/New Member Class

12 noon Fellowship & Bring Your Electronics Forum

12:30 p.m. RHO Readers

12:30-2:30 p.m. 4th & 5th graders go bowling

5-7 p.m. Youth Group

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

8:15 & 9:30 a.m. MPP Creative Movement

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

7 p.m. Mandolin Society; Parliamentarians

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Yoga Class

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. Community Outreach

7:30 p.m. Troop 455

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. Music Canopy; Bricks4Kidz

4:15 - 5 p.m. Treble Choir

5 p.m. Cherub Choir

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

1 p.m. Playball

5-8 p.m. Food Trucks

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir

 

 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

9 a.m. AA Meeting

5:30 p.m. Clifton Sanctuary Ministries

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Church School

11 a.m. Worship/Installation of Drew Stockstill

12 noon Stockstill Reception

5-7 p.m. Youth Group

 

 NEW ORLEANS MISSION TRIP

The Morningside Presbyterian Fall Mission Trip to New Orleans

will take place from Wednesday, November 12 to Sunday, November

16. We will work with Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans

(RHINO), the urban mission outreach program of St. Charles

Avenue Presbyterian Church (SCAPC) in New Orleans. Wednesday

will be a travel day to New Orleans, with dinner that night at

SCAPC. We will work Thursday, Friday, and Saturday on one or

more projects (e.g., Habitat home build) and return Sunday after

the 8:30 a.m. service at SCAPC. More information can be found

on bulletin board at church and by contacting Roland Behm

roland.behm@gmail.com, 404.217.5514.

 

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: Sandy Jones 770.321.8680

USHERS: Kathy and Alan Bremer, Jill and Jack Klotz

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Mary Leight and Bart Engram

GREETERS: Ellen Landers, Lynsley Tyler, Carol Senf, Gail Kitchens

COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Jack Klotz

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Carolyn and Taylor Morton

TWOS VOLUNTEER: David Johnston

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ibby Bailey, Julie/Nathan Zook

K-1st VOLUNTEER: Greg Brow

2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Heather Scribner

4th-5th VOLUNTEER: Hal Nuckols

FELLOWSHIP: Deacons (Anthony Owens, coordinator) and Commitment Committee (Van Jensen and Peter Cobb, coordinators)

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)

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 18, 2014 10:31 PM