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Life@Morningside for November 9, 2014
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for November 9, 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.


FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY

The flowers today are given to the glory of God and

in loving memory of Scott Lee, brother of Will Lee,

by Suzanne and Will Lee.


SERVICE MUSIC

Andante in D Major

German Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn was

well known for his revival of Johann Sebastian

Bach’s music. Mendelssohn’s Andante in D Major,

originally intended for his better-known Organ Sonatas,

is a set of six variations. He composed this

work in July of 1844, while he was visiting Britain

and conducting concerts in London. The Andante

begins with a hymn-like chordal texture, followed

by a set of flowing, lyric variations.

Suite Gothique

French composer Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)

composed Suite Gothique in 1895. An admirer of

César Franck and Camille Saint-Saëns, Boëllmann’s

organ repertoire is grounded in the French romantic

school with a turn-of-the-century Post-romantic esthetic.

Suite Gothique, his better-known composition,

is mostly remembered by the closing Toccata.

Today we hear the second movement entitled

Menuet Gothique. It is in a buoyant . time and uses

the fuller Grand Orgue sound.


POSTLUDE LISTENERS ARE INVITED TO COME TO THE CHANCEL

Many in our congregation are choosing to be seated

to listen to the music, which is the last act of our

worship service. If you are still having trouble hearing

the music and would like to get a little better

seat, you are invited to take the seats in the choir

loft and sit "among the pipes."


CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH TODAY

We always allow for visitors on the day of, so never

hesitate to invite your pew neighbor to lunch and

join us in Fellowship Hall for Brunch with sausage

and egg casserole, French toast and more, catered

by A Peach of a Party. Suggested donations are: $10,

adults; $5, children.


ONE GRAY HAIR

Our next lunch and program will be this Wednesday,

November 12 in Fellowship Hall at noon. Our

guest speaker is Lewis Cobb, who played baseball

for the South Cobb Bears in '57 and '58. The South

Cobb Bears was one of the teams in the Josh Gipson

League of the Atlanta-area Negro Leagues that later

became the Hank Aaron League. Lewis met many of

the stars of the day and will talk about such players

as Mike Jones, who was drafted by the Milwaukee

Braves. Come and bring your friends and RSVP to

rsbrownlee1046@att.net.


JOURNEY

Our regular monthly meal for the men at Journey

shelter continues with our Young Adults providing

dinner for the 30 men at Journey tonight, November

9, then feasting on Fellini’s pizza afterwards.


POETRY GROUP MEETS NOVEMBER 13

This discussion-based group will meet at

12:30 p.m., and brown-bag lunches are welcomed.

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. No prior knowledge

or study is necessary – it’s all about the response

that the words evoke in you. Please join us and

share your experiences with the group.


COUPLES GROUP

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

November 14. All couples are welcome! For

more information contact the Bremers

kdbremer@bellsouth.net.


MPP ANNUAL FUN-RAISER

This Friday, November 14 at 7 p.m., 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. 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 this 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.


LGBT & FRIENDS

LGBT & Friends upcoming meeting "Turning

Points in Our Faith Journeys" will continue our

popular series of conversations on our varied faith

journeys, facilitated by Drew Stockstill. The program,

including dinner, will be Tuesday, November

18 from 7 to 9 p.m. The venue will be announced

soon. RSVP to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

All are welcome! We hope to see you there.


PAGEANT PRACTICE UNDERWAY

Roles have been assigned, scripts tweaked, and

practices have started on Sunday mornings at

9:45 a.m. If your 4 year old through 5th grader

has not yet signed up but would like to participate,

there are spots left as angels and sheep.

Please contact Melinda Sandkam ASAP so that we

can get them added to the cast and you won’t miss

any practices. All are invited to attend the pageant

at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 14. We are

seeking a chili/soup dinner coordinator.


ANNUAL CANNED FOOD COLLECTION

Our annual collection of non-perishable items for

the Atlanta Community Food Bank is in full

swing. Mac 'n cheese, peanut butter, canned veggies,

meats, fruits and low sugar whole grain cereals

are welcome.

 

Attendance Update

WORSHIP COUNT 10/26/14 — 236

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726

RECEIVED —$16,522

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$676,220

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$626,795

 

In case of an emergency or urgent pastoral need,

please call BARON MULLIS 404.876.7396 x11,

404.398.3118 or DREW STOCKSTILL

404.876.7396 x 14, 229.224.5557. You may also

contact the elder or deacon on call listed on the back

of this section.

 

Christian Education at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES

In November, the Adult Faith Development Class that meets in Room 201 will be led by Lindsay Armstrong. Her topic will be Trending Church: Innovation, Mission and Changes Shaping the 21st Century Church. Join us as we explore current trends and the shape of things that draw us rather than drive us into new ways of being. Rev. Armstrong is a friend of Morningside and on the front lines of fresh expressions of church as the Executive Director of the New Church Development Commission of our presbytery.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

The Pre-K Class will hear Safe at Last and learn how God showed Moses how to bring the people to freedom. Elementary classes will continue with their worship with the reading of 1 Samuel 17, the story of David and Goliath, to learn more about how David trusted God.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


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


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

7 p.m. Mandolin Society

7:30 p.m. MLPA


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

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. Scout Troop 455


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

9 a.m. MPP

12 noon One Gray Hair Luncheon

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 13

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

12:30 p.m. Poetry Discussion Group

1 p.m. Playball

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis

6 p.m. Ending Gun Violence Forum (The Temple)

7 p.m. Couples Group; MPP Annual Fun-Raiser (Le

Maison Rouge at Paris on Ponce)


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ending Gun Violence Forum

(Central Presbyterian Church)

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Church School; Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

11 a.m. Worship with Children’s Choirs Singing

12 noon Fellowship

12:30 p.m. RHO Readers; New Elder Training

5-7 p.m. Youth Group

 

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: Leslie Prince 770.377.0027

DEACON ON CALL: Anthony Owens 404.719.7115

USHERS:  Brenda Fishpaw, Whitney and Aaron Shepherd, Nancy Lane

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Lynn Young, Holly Greene

GREETERS: Cindy and Bill Humphries, Sanda and Bill Means

COUNTERS: Richard Brownlee, Sarah Tomaka

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Caitlin Fox

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: David Yntema/Esther Patrick

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ibby Bailey, Julie Loring

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Francis Bresnahan, Lisa Ladds

2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Billy Palmer

4th-5th VOLUNTEER: Heather Regnault

FELLOWSHIP: Congregational Lunch

 

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)

Jason Perryman (Anthony Owens’ nephew)

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: November 7, 2014 8:54 AM