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Life@Morningside for November 2, 2014
Anna Best



Life @ Morningside for November 2, 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 Minute Message 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

worship.

 

ALL SAINTS’ OBSERVANCE TODAY

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.

 

SERVICE MUSIC

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele

Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 written between

1723-1750 during Bach’s tenure at the

Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Germany, is from “The

Great 18 Chorales,” also known as “The Leipzig

Chorales.” The collection of these chorales represents

a lifetime of Bach’s work and contains the following

chorale prelude genres: chorale motet, chorale

partita, ornamental chorale, cantus firmus chorale,

and chorale trio. This chorale, an ornamental

chorale, consists of four voices: one pedal obbligato

line, two accompanying voices, and the chorale

tune. In this performance, the cantus firmus, or solo

voice, is played on a cornet composed of flutes following

the harmonic series: 8’, 4’, 2’, 2 2/3’, and

1 3/5’.

Choral No. 3 in A Minor

French Romantic composer César Franck wrote

three chorales in 1890. Each choral is quite lengthy

due to the development of many large sections. His

third choral, A Minor, is probably the most played

as it is the shortest of the three. Choral No. 3 starts

with fast, rhapsodic gestures, which lead into dissonant,

diminished chords. The choral is heard after a

short introduction and is developed extensively.

The middle section is a gorgeous melody with beautiful,

chromatic accompaniment, which is also developed.

Finally, Franck returns to the opening

rhapsodic movement with the original choral tune

superimposed above.

 

MPC GIVES THANKS FOR OUR CHILDREN

Come explore the spirit of giving at our annual

Thanksgiving Gathering, tomorrow, 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 RSVPs

are requested. 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:

Serving food, leading activities (5:15-6:30 p.m.);

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

Macpherson 678.429.2816, suzanne@rocketfarm.com,

to volunteer or to RSVP. You may also sign up

at church today.

 

 

MPP BOOK FAIR

The Preschool's Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday,

November 3. Check out the Book Fair homepage to buy

online, donate books to the preschool or donate books to

Children's Hospital at Egleston.

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP

Theology on Tap meets this Tuesday, November

4, at 7 p.m. Our dinner-and-discussion men’s

group continues their exploration of the Apostles

Creed with words “Who was conceived by the

Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, suffered

under Pontius Pilate…” Wasn’t Jesus born like

any other human? What’s the deal with the virgin

birth? What does it mean that he lived a human

life? What does it mean that Jesus “suffered?”

RSVP to office@morningsidepc.org for the meeting

hosted by John Watson, 1397 Harvard Road,

30306.

 

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. Contact Program Director

Melinda Sandkam with any questions.

 

PRESBYTERIANS FOR A BETTER GEORGIA

invites you to their 2014 Public Policy Forum this

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

Presbyterian Church (1328 Peachtree Street,

30309). Enjoy a continental breakfast from 7:30

to 8 a.m. RSVP to Karen Turney kt2654@gmail.com.

Hear from state legislators about key

issues: Healthcare; Education; Taxes and Revenue;

and Guns. Make your voice heard at the

capitol. This event is FREE and open to everyone.

Contact MPC Shepherd Amy Jensen

ajensen731@gmail.com with questions.

Contact Melinda Sandkam to carpool from MPC.

 

COUPLES GROUP

Our Couples Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Friday,

November 14. All couples are welcome! For

more information contact the Bremers

kdbremer@bellsouth.net.

 

MPP ANNUAL FUN-RAISER

On Friday, November 14, mingle with MPP parents,

teachers and supporters while enjoying elegant

hors d'ouevres and a delicious buffet, including

vegetarian options. It is certain to be a fun

night out at Le Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce.

Our signature cocktail will be back along with a

variety of other beverages. The live and silent auction

will feature donations from area merchants,

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 at

www.biddingforgood.com/mpp or

suzanne@rocketfarm.com.

 

ENDING GUN VIOLENCE

On November 14-15 join in a multi-faith advocacy

and action to take steps in ending gun violence

in our community. The event begins with

Shabbat at The Temple on Friday, November 14

at 6 p.m. with Rev. Jim Atwood and Josh

Horowitz presenting. On Saturday, November 15

from 8:30 a.m. to 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.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO

MPC member Mary Chapman on the birth of

her granddaughter on October 28.

 

Christian Education at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES

In November, the Adult Faith Development Class that gathers in Room 201 will be led by Lindsay Armstrong, head of the New Church Development for the Greater Atlanta Presbytery.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Today, preschool children hear about the time when God chose Moses to lead God’s people in a story about the “burning bush” titled I’ll Do It. Younger elementary classes will continue their worship by reading and responding to 1 Samuel 16:1-13, the story of Samuel anointing young David as king. Fourth and Fifth Grades will remain in worship.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

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


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

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

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Gathering

7 p.m. Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

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. Theology on Tap

7:30 p.m. Troop 455; MLPA Zoning


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

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, NOVEMBER 6

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

1 p.m. Playball

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


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Church School; New Members Class; Christmas

Pageant Rehearsal

10:40 a.m. Called Session Meeting

11 a.m. Worship/New Members’ Sunday

12 noon Congregational Lunch

12:15 p.m. Deacons

1:15 p.m. New Deacon/Elder Training

5-7 p.m. Youth Group

6 p.m. Journey

 

Attendance Update

WORSHIP COUNT 10/26/14 — 156

 

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: Eleanor Attwood 404.783.9429

DEACON ON CALL: Curt Barrett 404.310.4665

USHERS:  Gloria Joiner, Eric Harris, Jack and Jill Klotz

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Peter and Carolyn Cobb

GREETERS: Carol Senf, Jane Stack, Cindy and Bill Humphries

COUNTERS: Richard Brownlee, Peter Cobb

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Hillery McNeill

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Katrina Weis

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Charles Woolley, Emily O’Brien

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Heather Regnault, Betty Treschitta

2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Susan Kimball

FELLOWSHIP: Lydia Circle

 

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...

Grace Bittick (daughter of former members Charles and Mimi Bittick)

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-inlaw)

Jan McMahan

Hugh McNeill (John McNeill’s father)

Marilyn Neforas (Hugh Bell’s friend)

Anne and Nate Reid

Kent Smith (Hugh Bell’s friend)

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 30, 2014 9:02 PM