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Life@Morningside for September 28, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for September 28, 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 by the congregation

to the glory of God and in celebration of the installation of

Drew Stockstill as Associate Pastor of Morningside Presbyterian

Church.

 

SERVICE MUSIC

Variations on See the Conquering Hero - “See the Conquering

Hero Comes” from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus Oratorio

is one of the most memorable and recognizable melodies

from this work, and depicts a triumphant Jewish people

forming an alliance with Rome, bringing lasting peace

to their country. In his Theme and Variations, Beethoven

takes this melody and does, perhaps, what Beethoven does

best: creates a development on a theme. Throughout the

12 variations, Beethoven provides sweeping lyrical

phrases, complex harmonies, minor variations, bouncing

time signatures, lugubrious legatos, and virtuosic passages

for both the cello and piano. A true master of theme and

variation, Beethoven presents the same theme over a dozen

times, yet manages to keep it exciting to the listener upon

each repeat. Today, we hear selections from the 12 variations.

 

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. Today, nomination

forms are in the bulletin, the Narthex and the Welcome

Center. This is your opportunity to nominate someone to

be a candidate for office. Prayerfully consider whether the

person is willing to serve a three-year commitment 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.

 

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!

 

BARON TO SPEAK AT WOMEN’S
ROUNDTABLE TOMORROW, 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. tomorrow,

September 29 at the home of Lynn Young, 277 The Prado,

30309. RSVP to Sarah Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

Next 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 pets are appropriately restrained by

leash or carrier. Please join in giving thanks to God!

 

COME SUPPORT MPP AT EL TACO!

On Tuesday, October 7, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. MPP

needs at least 40 diners at the Original El Taco Restaurant

(1186 N. Highland Ave., 404.873.4656) in order to receive

20 percent of the entire restaurant sales for the evening!

If we have less than 40, we will receive 20 percent of

our supporter’s sales. Bring the whole family, and invite

your friends and neighbors, too! Reservations are accepted

for parties over seven. Be sure to mention to the hostess

you are with MPP. We hope to see you there!

 

LAST CHANCE TO RETREAT TO MONTREAT

We have filled the lodge for the church retreat to the

North Carolina mountains October 17-19. There are a few

rooms available in the cottage behind the lodge and there is

a wait list for the lodge. Contact Jack Klotz jacksklotz@gmail.com

immediately if you can join the weekend.

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Last Sunday, Morningside welcomed the following new

members: Kelly Anderson, Vicky Jones, Ellen Stockstill,

and Jennie Stockstill. Please give them a warm welcome

the next time you see them!

 

 PEACEMAKING OFFERING

As we celebrate World Communion Sunday next week,

we will receive the Peacemaking Offering being mindful of

those in our communities - near and far - who are in need

of God’s healing and reconciling peace. The Peacemaking

Offering is one of our special collections that MPC receives

each year. Twenty-five percent of the offering goes

to peacemaking efforts locally, another 25 percent goes to

regional peacemaking efforts and 50 percent enables the

Presbyterian Peacemaking Program to be active throughout

the world as a peaceful and faithful presence.

 

OUR HOUSE

The Our House mission is to break the chain of homelessness

by providing early childhood education and comprehensive

support services for families experiencing homelessness.

From October 1 through October 31 we will collect

gently used or new items for the Mitten Tree to benefit

the children of Our House (mittens, gloves, hats,

scarves, jackets, and sweaters). Place your donations on

the tree outside of Room 107. MPP will also collect Halloween

costumes for the children - ages infant-5 years. See

the Preschool Halloween Board with pumpkin tags for

each child, and please bring in a new/gently-used costume

to fit one of the tag requests. Pin the pumpkin tag to the

costume and place it in the Preschool or Welcome Center

bins by October 24. Contact Becky Schreiber

becky.schreiber@gmail.com with questions. Thank you

for your support.

 

SERVING MEN AT JOURNEY

Pick up a pan in the narthex to return filled with the requested

item on Sunday, October 12 to feed men staying at

Journey Shelter. We also need a few folks to serve the meal

on that date. Contact Tamara Nix tamaranix@yahoo.com

to volunteer for this role.

 

NEW ORLEANS MISSION TRIP

The 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). Cost for double occupancy at the

Brent House Hotel is $265 and is due by Sunday, October 12.

(Checks written to MPC to be given to Roland Behm). More

information can be found on the bulletin board at church and

by contacting Roland Behm roland.behm@gmail.com,

404.217.5514.

 

Christian Education at Morningside

 ADULT CLASSES...There will be one Faith Development class for October which will meet in Room 201. Members of the class will facilitate conversation on the topic: The Grace of Christ: From Scripture to Our Lives Today.

 CHILDREN’S CLASSES...The Preschool class will wonder about God's promise to Abraham as they hear Count the Stars! Elementary classes will continue their worship by reading Genesis 32:3-21, 33:1-10. Graded follow-up activities will focus on how after many years Esau forgave his brother.

 

This Week at Morningside


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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

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

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

6:30 p.m. Women’s Roundtable

7 p.m. Mandolin Society

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

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. Campaign Leadership; Weight Watchers

7:30 p.m. Troop 455

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

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, OCTOBER 2

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

1 p.m. Playball

5:30 p.m. MPP Open House

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir; MLPA Public Safety

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

Youth Lock in

9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

Youth Lock in

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Church School

11 a.m. Worship with communion

12 noon Fellowship/RHO Book Sale

12:15 p.m. 2nd-5th Grade Training with Communion Elements

5 p.m. Blessing of the Animals

 

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: Hillery McNeill 678.640.9648

DEACON ON CALL: Shirley Adair 404.910.5469

USHERS: Sandy and Todd Jones, Katherine and Dave Johnston

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Carol Senf

GREETERS: Bill and Sanda Means, Jane Stack, Bill Humphries

COUNTERS: Debbie Fox, Philip Hawkins

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Catherine Segring

TWOS VOLUNTEER: Jane Stack

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Beth Baer, Suzanne Macpherson

K-1st VOLUNTEER: Lisa Ladds

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Preston Ladds

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Randy Parrish

FELLOWSHIP: Sarah Brownlee, Hillary McNeill, Lisa Jern, Pat Antenucci and Rose Mary Wells

Find a complete list of our church officers and staff at http://www.morningsidepc.org/leaders.

 

 SAVE THE DATE

MPP’S 13TH ANNUAL FUN-RAISER—FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Book your favorite babysitter now for a fun night out at Le Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce on Friday, November 14. Mingle with other MPP parents and supporters while enjoying delicious food, adult beverages and more. Our live and silent auction will feature donations from area merchants, families, teachers and fabulous art work from our kids. Tickets will go on sale in October.

 

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

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-in-law)

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 28, 2014 11:29 PM