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Life@Morningside for October 5, 2014
Anna Best

 

Life @ Morningside for October 5, 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 celebration

of Carolyn Morton’s two year anniversary

as a breast cancer survivor and in gratitude for the

loving and supportive congregation that sustains all

of MPC’s breast cancer survivors by Greg and Taylor

Morton and Link Marx.

 

SERVICE MUSIC...Recit de tierce en taille - Nicolas

de Grigny’s Recit de tierce en taille is taken

from the Gloria of his Mass. It is usually performed

as the fourth movement in relation to the

text, Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater ominpotens.

It is thought that the movements of the

Mass were not compiled in the correct order, as it

better relates to the text Qui tollis peccata mundi,

suscipe deprecationem nostrum, meaning who takes

away the sins of the world, receive our prayers.

The slow sustained harmonic rhythm with the rising

scale passages, in the middle section, suggests

an offering up of prayers. This movement is vocally

conceived with accompaniment on the Fond

d’Orgue , 16’ and 8’ on Grand Orgue coupled to

the pedal, and the solo voice played on a cornet

composed of 8’, 4’, 2-2/3’, 2, & 1-3/5’.

Prealudium in e minor - Dietrich Buxtehude was a

composer and organist of German descent. Buxtehude

could compose works for organ as well as

works for keyboard and voice at a young age. Some

referred to him as a child prodigy, because he was

also a skilled improviser. This Prealudium in e minor

exemplifies a typical early German prelude, alternating

toccata, fugue, toccata, fugue, toccata.

 

PEACEMAKING OFFERING...Today we receive

the Peacemaking Offering for those in our communities

- near and far - who are in need of God’s healing

and reconciling peace. Twenty-five percent of the offering

goes to peacemaking efforts locally, another

25 percent to regional peacemaking efforts and 50

percent enables the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program

to be active throughout the world. Please use

the envelopes in your bulletin today and/or indicate

“peacemaking” in the memo line of your check.

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS...This afternoon

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 pets but we

do ask that they are appropriately restrained by leash

or carrier. (Rain cancels.)

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING—OCTOBER 12

The Officer Nominating Committee will announce

the final slate of church leaders for the next term—

Elders for the Session, and Deacons for the Board of

Deacons, each to serve for three years. We will also

vote on new members for next year’s Officer Nominating

Committee. The meeting takes place immediately

after the worship service, so plan to remain in

your seat and exercise your membership right to select

your church’s leadership. Child care will continue.

 

 

RHO READERS BOOK SALE...The RHO Readers

will have a book sale during today’s fellowship.

The books, donated by the group and MPC

members, are priced to sell. All proceeds will go

to charity.

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP...Theology on Tap meets

Tuesday, October 7, at 7 p.m. Our dinner-anddiscussion

men’s group continues their exploration

of the Apostles Creed with words “And in Jesus

Christ, his son, our Lord…” What does it mean to

believe in Jesus? What does it mean to say he is

God’s son? What about calling him, “Lord?” RSVP

to office@morningsidepc.org for the meeting

hosted by Philip Hawkins at the home of Robert

Hicks, 2332 Bry-Mar Drive, 30345.

 

COME SUPPORT MPP AT EL TACO!...This

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 Avenue) 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

family, and invite your friends and neighbors! Be

sure to mention to the hostess you are with MPP.

We’ll see you there!

 

ATLANTA PRIDE SERVICE & PARADE…A Celebration

of Pride service will be held at Rock Spring

Presbyterian, 1824 Piedmont Avenue, on Thursday,

October 9 at 7 p.m. LGBT & Friends will march

with members of area PC(USA) congregations in the

Pride Parade on Sunday, October 12. Feel free to

join us after worship; parade starts at 1 p.m. For

more information, contact lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org

 

SIGN UP FOR PAGEANT...The information to sign

up to participate in the Christmas pageant on Sunday,

December 14 at 5 p.m. is available on the website

and at the church. Sign up your 4 year old-5th

grader today so that we can assign the cast and tweak

the script before practices begin in November. Details

on roles, rehearsals and volunteer opportunities

are available on the form.

 

SERVING MEN AT JOURNEY...Pick up a pan in

the narthex today to return filled with the requested

item next 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 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. Cost for

double occupancy at the Brent House Hotel is

$265 and is due by next 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.

 

OUR HOUSE...The Our House mission is to break

the chain of homelessness by providing early childhood

education and support services for families

experiencing homelessness. 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.

 

LAST CHANCE TO RETREAT TO MONTREAT

The lodge is filled for the all 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

Jill Klotz wageworth@aol.com immediately if

you can join the weekend.

 

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 3-4-5 class will hear A Girl Named Rebekah to learn how Abraham chose a wife for his son. Younger elementary children will continue their worship with the reading of Genesis 37:1-36, the story of Joseph and his brothers. Fourth and fifth grades will remain in worship.

 

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

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6

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

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

7 p.m. Mandolin Society

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7

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

5-10 P.M. EL Taco/MPP Dine Out

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

7 p.m. Theology on Tap

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir; Troop 455;

MLPA Zoning

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

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 9

MPP Closed; Parent/Teacher Conferences

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

12:30 p.m. Poetry Discussion

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

MPP Closed

7 p.m. Couples Group

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

9 a.m. AA Meeting

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Church School

11 a.m. Worship with Baptism/Congregational Meeting

immediately following

12 noon Fellowship/RHO Book Sale

12:15 p.m. Deacons

12:30 p.m. RHO Readers

6 p.m. Journey

 

POETRY GROUP HAS ITS 2ND MEETING OCTOBER 9
 

Come share

your experiences

with the group.


…I want them to waterski

across the surface of a poem

waving at the author’s name on the shore.

But all they want to do

is tie the poem to a chair with rope

and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose

to find out what it really means. - Billy Collins Introduction to Poetry

We promise not to torture the poetry – or each other. What we

will do is hear poetry about the life of Jesus – and the life of faith –

and consider what memories and feelings are prompted for us by

reading. This discussion-based group will meet at 12:30 and

brown-bag lunches are welcomed. No prior knowledge or study is

necessary – it’s all about the response that the words evoke in you.

 

COUPLES GROUP...All couples are invited for conversation

and dinner on Friday, October 10. Join us at 7 p.m. at Kathy and

Alan Bremer’s home, 785 Cumberland Road 30306. RSVP to the

Bremers kdbremer@bellsouth.net.

 

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: Jeff Peters 404.254.0706

DEACON ON CALL: Curt Barrett 404.310.4665

USHERS: Kathy and Alan Bremer, Ann Benson, Ericson Harris

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Jim and Pat Antenucci

GREETERS: Lynsley Tyler, Ellen Landers, Cindy Humphries, Gail Kitchens

COUNTERS: Lynsley Tyler, Peter Cobb

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Laura Fillyaw

TWOS VOLUNTEER: Emilee Terry

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Betsy Holland, Mary Hardy Holaway

K-1st VOLUNTEER: Amanda Lewis

2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Ian Irwin

FELLOWSHIP: LGBT & Friends in celebration of Atlanta Pride

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

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: October 2, 2014 4:54 PM