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Life@Morningside for October 19, 2014
Anna Best



Life @ Morningside for October 19, 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 worship.

 

SERVICE MUSIC

Sechs Fugen über den Namen B-A-C-H, opus 60,

were composed in 1845 and published by 1846.

Schumann loved the music of Johann Sebastian Bach

and wanted to pay homage to him through these

fugues inspired by Bach’s name B-A-C-H, represented

by the notes B?-A-C-B? on the keyboard.

This formula is derived from the German system of

musical nomenclature wherein H is the name given

to the note B?. These fugues were originally written

for the pedal piano, an instrument which Schumann

thought would became popular during his

lifetime. Fugue III has the marking “Mit sanften

Stimmen,” which means “with gentle voices.” Because

of this marking, the registration chosen for

this fugue consists of soft 8’ stops. Fugue II,

“Lebhaft,” meaning “lively,” is contrasting to Fugue

III through the nature of its fast and jagged subject.

The first subject is short, followed by long lines developed

through fortspinnung, a spinning forth of

the musical motif. The dynamic markings in Fugue

II suggest vast changes in color and registration.

 

CHURCH RETREAT THIS WEEKEND

The William Black Lodge is full of Morningsiders

enjoying worship led by retreat leader Rev. Dr. Peter

Hobbie at the same time as we worship at MPC

this morning. Pray for safe travels as they return to

Atlanta this afternoon and don't forget to mark the

third weekend of October NOW so that you can

join next year's retreat.

 

A NOTE FROM DREW STOCKSTILL

I will be leaving for Ethiopia tomorrow morning,

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.

 

RHO READERS BOOK SALE

The RHO Readers have extended their book sale

through today’s fellowship. The books, donated by

the group and MPC members, are priced to sell. All

proceeds will go to charity.

 

LGBT & FRIENDS

This month’s program, “Encountering the Spirit of

God,” will be facilitated by Mardee Rightmyer.

The discussion, including dinner, will be this 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

this 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.

 

ALL SAINTS’ OBSERVANCE
NOVEMBER 2

All Saints' Day is a day of observance in the liturgical

calendar of the church in which we celebrate

the lives of those whose race is run, who have

kept the faith, and whose witness lives on among

us in the communion of the saints. In our communion

liturgy, those who passed from this life

this year will be remembered with thanksgiving

to God for their lives and witnesses. If there are

friends or family who died in the last year whose

names you would like remembered in this prayer

on All Saints' Day, contact the church office.

 

PRESBYTERIANS FOR A BETTER GEORGIA

invites you to their 2014 Public Policy Forum on

Thursday, November 6, from 8 to 10 a.m. at

First Presbyterian Church, 1328 Peachtree

Street, Atlanta, 30309. Hear from state legislators

about key issues: Healthcare; Education;

Taxes and Revenue; and Guns. Make your voice

heard at the capitol. Your voice matters! This event

is FREE and open to everyone.

 

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.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

We welcome the deacon class of 2017 who were

elected at the Congregational Meeting on Sunday,

October 12: Sarah Brownlee (2016; filling a vacancy),

Cindy Humphries, Philip Hawkins, Sanda

Means, and Katrina Weis. And our elder class of

2017: Ellen Brown Landers, Kim Nuckols, Susan

Oder, Peter Tuuk, and Alex Watts. The 2015

Officer Nominating Committee is Tony Fishpaw,

Robin Hackney, and Natalie Holler.

 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday,

November 2. We "fall back" and gain an extra

hour of sleep. Be sure to set your clocks back

one hour before going to bed Saturday, November 1.

 

Christian Education at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES

There will be no Adult Faith Development Class this 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

Three and four year olds will hear Plenty to Eat and discover how a famine reunites Joseph with his family. Elementary classes will continue their worship by reading Exodus 2:1-10 to learn how Miriam protected her baby brother. Additional activities will take place in graded classes.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19

All Church Retreat

Our House Mitten Tree and Costume Collections

10:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

11 a.m. Worship (Child care and children’s worship as usual)

12 noon Fellowship

5-7 p.m. Youth Group


MONDAY, OCTOBER 20

Our House Mitten Tree and Costume Collections

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

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

7 p.m. Session; Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

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 p.m. Preschool Committee

7:30 p.m. Troop 455


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

Our House Mitten Tree and

Costume Collections

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 23

Our House Mitten Tree and

Costume Collections

12:30 p.m. Thursday Theology

1 p.m. Playball

5-8 p.m. Food Trucks

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

Our House Mitten Tree and Costume Collections

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

Our House Mitten Tree

9 a.m. AA Meeting

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Presbytery of Greater Atlanta


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26

Our House Mitten Tree

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Church School

11 a.m. Worship with Baptism/Children’s Choirs Sing

12 noon Fellowship

5-7 p.m. Youth Group

 

Yoga and Weights to the Oldies new sessions will begin October

28 and 30. Veteran yoga teacher and personal trainer Pam Sharpe

is looking forward to new and returning fitness enthusiasts to join her

in these fun and focused classes. Put on your comfy clothes and get

on up to Room 201 at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays beginning

the last week in October. Session run for 6 weeks, and cost $69

for each per session. For more information, contact Pam at

yogapam@bellsouth.net.

 

FOOD TRUCKS ARE BACK!

Thursday, October 23—5 to 8 p.m.

Morningside’s parking lot

 

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: Laura Fillyaw 404.293.0668

DEACON ON CALL: Shirley Adair 404.910.5469

USHERS:  Rhonda McIntosh, Sandy Jones, Kaitlyn and Brad Strickland

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Patty and Jon Nelson

GREETERS: Ellen Landers, Jane Stack, Gail Kitchens, Carol Senf

COUNTER: Martin Dunlap, Van Jensen

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Tish Woolley

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Alex Tuuk

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Julie Schoen, Suzanne Macpherson

K-1st VOLUNTEER: Jen James

2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Angie Keller

FELLOWSHIP: Deacons (Peter Tuuk, coordinator)

 

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)

Karen Hancock and family (Shirley Adair’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.

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 16, 2014 5:07 PM