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Life@Morningside for October 26, 2014
Anna Best



Life @ Morningside for October 26, 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 2-10 are invited to leave after the Peace of Christ for special classes: Fours and fives in Room 011; K-1st grade in Room 001; 2nd-3rd grade in Room 003; 4th-5th grade in Room 005. 

 

SERVICE MUSIC 

The 24 Pieces in Free Style, Op. 31 were composed in 1914. All except two have one-word titles that represent free musical forms. They were composed as pieces that could be used at the offer-tory during services. These pieces show Vierne's skill as a miniaturist, for each piece is a little world unto itself and represents a uniquely personal mood. Most reveal Vierne's marvelous harmonic ingenuity, and many are among his most hauntingly sensitive and beautiful. The Méditation is, maybe, the most beautiful. The Scherzetto contains haunting gargoyles running across the cathedral roof. 

 

THIS JUST IN FROM DREW STOCKSTILL 

Greetings from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We arrived early Monday morning and have had several full days visiting local congregations and the head office of the Mekana Yesus Church (our Presbyterian partners in Ethiopia). We are cur-rently in the rural area of Jima meeting with very inspiring leaders. I want you to know that Chris-tians here are praying for you in Morningside. Please pray for us and for the church in Ethiopia. Grace and Peace, Drew. 

 

WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE

This month we welcome MPC member Ellen Brown Landers who will talk about The Georgia Justice Project. GJP works to break the cycle of poverty by defending the indigent, criminally ac-cused and working to address barriers to economic stability that they face. All are invited to join us for dinner and conversation tomorrow, Monday, Oc-tober 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Lynn Young, 277 The Prado, 30309. RSVP to Sarah Brownlee 404.403.8063 or rsbrownlee1046@att.net

 

OUR HOUSE 

The mission of Our House is to break the chain of homelessness by providing early childhood educa-tion and support services for families experienc-ing homelessness. Through this Friday, 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 out-side of Room 107. Contact Becky Schreiber becky.schreiber@gmail.com with questions. 

 

ALL SAINTS’ OBSERVANCE NOVEMBER 2 

All Saints' Day is a day of observance in the litur-gical 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 com-munion 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 by this Tuesday, October 28. 

 

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 Fellow-ship 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 this Thurs-day, October 30. Volunteers are needed to staff the event, 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 Suz-anne Macpherson 678.429.2816 or at suzanne@rocketfarm.com, to volunteer or to RSVP. You may also sign up at church. 

 

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 legisla-tors 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. Contact MPC Shepherd Amy Jensen ajensen731@gmail.com with any questions. Contact Melinda Sandkam to carpool from MPC. 

 

SAVE THE DATE ANNUAL FUN-raiser 

Join Morningside Preschool for a fun night out at Le Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce on Friday, No-vember 14. Mingle with MPP parents, teachers and supporters while enjoying elegant passed hors d'ouevres and delicious buffet, including vegetarian options. Our signature cocktail will be back along with a variety of other beverages. The live and si-lent auction will feature donations from area mer-chants, families, teachers and fabulous art work from our kids. Most importantly, this is a great chance to support a good cause – our kids and MPP! Tickets cost $65 and are available online www.biddingforgood.com/mpp or by contacting Suzanne Macpherson suzanne@rocketfarm.com

 

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 by next Sunday, Nov. 2, 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. Contact Program Director Melinda Sandkam with any questions. 

 

NOT ONE MORE: ENDING GUN VIOLENCE 

Nov. 14-15 join in multi-faith advocacy and action to take steps in ending gun violence in our community. The event begins with Shabbat at The Temple Friday, 6 p.m., Rev. Jim Atwood and Josh Horowitz presenting. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Central Presbyterian will host presentations, workshops and a Service of Remembrance for victims in Georgia. Contact Drew Stockstill for more information. 

 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME 

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. next 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. 

 

WELCOME TO THE WORLD! 

Rebecca Elizabeth Frampton, daughter of Will and Sarah Frampton, granddaughter of Nancy and Mac Frampton, was born October 21. Congratulations! 

 

Christian Education at Morningside 

ADULT CLASSES 

The Adult Faith Development Class gathers in Room 201, with Bob Wells facilitating a conversation on The Grace of Christ: From Scripture to Our Lives Today. 

CHILDREN’S CLASSES 

The Pre-K class will hear about the wonderful way God kept Baby Moses safe as they listen to Safe in a Basket. Elementary classes will continue their worship by reading and responding to the story of how Aaron helped Moses (Exodus 3:1-4, 20:27-31). 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


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 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 

Our House Mitten Tree 

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. Parliamentarians; Mandolin Society 


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28 

Our House Mitten Tree 

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. Troop 455 


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 

Our House Mitten Tree 

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 30 

Our House Mitten Tree 

11 a.m. Yoga Class 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. Playball 

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 

Our House Mitten Tree 

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga 

9:15 a.m. MPP Halloween Parade 

1 p.m. KidzTennis 


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 

Our House Mitten Tree 

9 a.m. AA Meeting 


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 

Our House Mitten Tree 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Church School; Inquirers Class 

11 a.m. Worship with Communion/All Saints’ Day 

12 noon Fellowship 

12:30 p.m. Worship Committee 

5-7 p.m. Youth Group 

 

Yoga and Weights to the Oldies new sessions will begin Octo-ber 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. Ses-sions run for 6 weeks, and cost $69 per session. For more informa-tion, contact Pam at yogapam@bellsouth.net

 

Giving and Attendance Update 

WORSHIP COUNT 10/19/14 — 104 

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726 RECEIVED —$9,756 

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$644,768 

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$597,217 

 

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: Caroline Tanner 404.873.1519 

DEACON ON CALL: Katherine Johnston 678.641.7630 

USHERS: Carolyn Cobb, Peter Cobb, Gary Womack, Monirah Womack 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Ellen and Jim Landers 

GREETERS: Betsy Holland, Gail Kitchens, Lynsley Tyler 

COUNTERS: Doug Self and David Wingert 

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Leigh Gobbel 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Brian Johnson/Bryan Rogers 

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ali Bradway and Sue Ballay 

K-1st VOLUNTEER: Anne Barnette 

2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Michael Perez 

4th-5th VOLUNTEER: Kelly Goldsmith 

FELLOWSHIP: Theology on Tap 

 

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 

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-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: October 23, 2014 1:59 PM