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Life@Morningside for October 12, 2014
Anna Best

 

Life @ Morningside for October 12, 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;

2-3 year olds are in Room 012. Children ages

3-10 are invited to leave after the Peace of Christ

for special classes: 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 and in honor of Mary Ann Woolley Cadiente

and Lily Brooks Woolley whose birthdays are

October 14 and in memory of Dan Woolley who

died October 14, 2007.

 

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Grace Katherine Roach, daughter of Stephen and

Allie Roach will receive the sacrament of baptism

this morning.

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TODAY

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 wrap up their 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.

 

ATLANTA PRIDE PARADE

LGBT and Friends will march with members of

area PC(USA) congregations in today’s Pride Parade.

Feel free to join us today after worship; parade

starts at 1 p.m. For more information, see Jeff

Peters and Michael Siedschlag.

 

RHO READERS

We’re excited to have 2013 Georgia Author of the

Year join us today. Kimberly Brock will discuss her

novel The River Witch at our 12:30 p.m. meeting in

Room 201. Everyone is invited!

 

NEW ORLEANS MISSION TRIP

The fall trip to New Orleans will be from Wednesday,

November 12 to Sunday, November 16. We

will work with Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans,

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

today. Checks written to MPC should be given to

Roland Behm. For more information contact Roland

Behm roland.behm@gmail.com.

 

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 us next weekend.

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST

The next breakfast will be in Fellowship Hall at 7

a.m. on Wednesday, October 15. All men are welcome

to gather for a hearty breakfast, devotional

and friendship. We finish by 8 a.m. RSVP to

allen_n_burke @hotmail.com by Monday,

October 13.

 

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, October 21, around noon, you will be

able to pick up your take and bake pizza, salad

and even dessert at the preschool.

 

LGBT & FRIENDS

This month’s program, “Encountering the Spirit

of God,” will be facilitated by Mardee Rightmyer.

The discussion, including dinner, will be Tuesday,

October 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of

Julie Green and Mardee Rightmyer, 2707 Pharr

Road near East Lake, 30317. All are welcome.

RSVP to lgbtandfriends @mornngsidepc.org.

 

THURSDAY THEOLOGY

Engage with a small but lively group of members

hashing out theological terms with Baron in his

office on Thursday, October 23, at 12:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

MPC GIVES THANKS FOR OUR CHILDREN

Come explore the spirit of giving at our annual

Thanksgiving Gathering, Monday, November 3,

5:30-6:45 p.m. Join us for dinner in the Fellowship

Hall and stay for face painting, crafts and

games. Help kick off our canned food drive for

the Atlanta Community Food Bank by bringing

non-perishable items. There is no cost for this

event, but RSVP’s are requested by October 30.

Volunteers are needed to staff the event which is

an outreach to our preschool and church families

with children. We encourage MPC members to

join us for the event or one of the shifts: Shift 1,

Set up (4-5:30 p.m.); Shift 2, Serving food, leading

activities (5:15-6:30 p.m.); Shift 3, Clean up

(6:15-7:45 p.m.). Contact Suzanne Macpherson

suzanne@rocketfarm.com, 678.429.2816 to volunteer

or to RSVP or you may sign up at church.

 

CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH-NOVEMBER 9

Brunch with sausage and egg casserole, French

toast and more, catered by A Peach of a Party.

RSVP by Monday, November 3. Suggested donations

are: $10, adults; $5, children. We ALWAYS

allow for visitors on the day of, so never

hesitate to invite your pew neighbor to lunch, but

RSVPs help us to not have an overabundance of

food. Use the RSVP card found in the bulletins on

Sundays (October 19, 26, and November 2) or

RSVP to office@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 we

can assign the cast and tweak the script before

November practices begin. Details on roles, rehearsals

and volunteer opportunities are available

on the form.

 

Christian Education at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES…There will be no Adult Faith Development Class next Sunday due to the church retreat. Class will resume Sunday, October 26 in Room 201 with Bob Wells facilitating a conversation on the topic: The Grace of Christ: From Scripture to Our Lives Today.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES…Today, the Preschool class will learn how his father's gift of a beautiful coat creates trouble for Joseph in Two Coats for Joseph. Elementary classes will continue their worship by reading and responding to Genesis 35:1-36, the story of how Joseph saved his family from a famine.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
Our House Mitten Tree and Costume Collections

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


MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
Our House Mitten Tree and Costume Collections

MPP Closed

7 p.m. Mandolin Society

7:30 MLPA


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
Our House Mitten Tree and Costume Collections

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

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


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
Our House Mitten Tree and

Costume Collections

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast

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 16
Our House Mitten Tree and

Costume Collections

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

1 p.m. Playball

7 p.m. Lydia Circle (home of Betty Treschitta, 1385

Greenland Dr., 30306; RSVP to leleruby@bellsouth.net)


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
All Church Retreat

Our House Mitten Tree and Costume Collections

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
All Church Retreat

Our House Mitten Tree and Costume Collections

9 a.m. AA Meeting


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
All Church Retreat

Our House Mitten Tree and Costume Collections

10:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

5-7 p.m. Youth Group

 

SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS...We celebrate with Shavon Starling-Louis (and Kirk and Sariah) on Shavon’s call to be co-pastor of Providence Presbyterian Church in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

A NOTE FROM DREW STOCKSTILL...I will be leaving for Ethiopia

October 20 and will return November 1. I am traveling with a group of

7 other PC(USA) pastors including Rev. Enock DeAssis who is from

Ethiopia. The purpose of the trip is to listen and to learn from strategic

leaders who are impacting their nation in various ways with the good

news of Jesus. For two weeks we will spend time sharing life and faith in

Addis Ababa and in rural settings and will have meetings with pastors,

local congregations, local youth, theologians, and others who are doing

important work in Ethiopia. We pray that God will impact our own

Morningside community through this engagement with brothers and sisters

in Ethiopia and strengthen our united witness to God's redeeming

love.

 

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: Jennye Guy 404.297.8459

DEACON ON CALL: Sandy Jones 770.321.0898

USHERS: Brenda Fishpaw, Ann Bowers, Rhonda McIntosh, Nancy Lane

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Sanda and Bill Means

GREETERS: Jane Stack, Curt Barrett, Sanda and Bill Means

COUNTER: Jack Klotz

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Kelly Garrison

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Eleanor Attwood

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Carrie Branon, Julie and Nathan Zook

K-1st VOLUNTEER: Heather Regnault

2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Brooke Williams

4th-5th VOLUNTEER: Sandy Jones

FELLOWSHIP: Wonderful Wednesdays (Link Marx, coordinator)

 

SAVE THE DATE…SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 9:45 A.M.

Everyone is invited to an opportunity to hear about the exciting future for families

and children at MPC. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Child care is

provided.

 

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

Al Finch (Lynsley Tyler’s friend)

Dr. Stephen A. Hayner (President, Columbia

Theological Seminary)

Ann Herndon (Will’s mother)

Finley Holaway

Friends and relatives of Linda Johnson: Kaitlin

Andry, Melanie Donnelly, 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 9, 2014 4:54 PM