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Life@Morningside for November 16, 2014
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for November 16, 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

Canon in C - Robert Schumann was fascinated with

the pedal piano, and in 1845 he wrote a set of six

pieces, Opus 56 to be played on the Pedalklavier.

Opus 56 is a set of canons or imitative works much

like singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” in a

round. The first one entitled Nicht zu schnell is a

spritely tune that cascades down with the second

wildly chasing after.


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."


LGBT & FRIENDS

LGBT & Friends upcoming meeting "Turning Points

in Our Faith Journeys" will continue our series of

conversations about our faith journeys, facilitated by

Drew Stockstill. The program, including dinner,

will be this Tuesday, November 18, at 7 p.m. at the

home of Rob Payne and Steve Smith (1100 Balmoral

Road 30319). All are welcome. RSVP

to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.


PAGEANT PRACTICE UNDERWAY

Roles have been assigned, scripts tweaked, and

practices have started on Sunday mornings at

9:45 a.m. All are invited to attend the pageant at 5

p.m. on Sunday, December 14. We are seeking a

chili/soup dinner coordinator (please contact

Melinda Sandkam).


SIX STAR

Six Star Refugee Partnership is looking for volunteers

to tutor the youngest child of our new family

from Pakistan. She is 7 years old and has been placed

in 2nd grade and needs help with reading and homework.

In addition, anyone interested in doing homework

tutoring for middle and high school ages may

be needed. (schedule flexible; after school; Mercer

University area). Please contact Holly Campbell at

hollycampbell1@gmail.com, 404.435.0676.


THURSDAY THEOLOGY

Engage with a small but lively group of members

hashing out theological terms with Baron in his office

on Thursday, November 20, at 12:30 p.m.


THANKSGIVING AT CLIFTON

We're doing Thanksgiving a bit Southern this year

for the 30 men staying at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries.

We have the fried chicken and sweet tea, but

need help with the sides. Please check out the sign

up sheet in the hallway and email David Johnston

dmjohnst@gmail.com if you can bring anything to

the shelter at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 22.

You can drop off the food or stay for fellowship

with the men during dinner, which usually lasts less

than an hour. It’s a perfect opportunity to go out

with friends afterward at the nearby restaurants in

Candler Park!


YOUNG ADULTS

Following worship next Sunday, November 23 the

Young Adults will meet for brunch at D.B.A. Barbecue

(1190 N. Highland Ave. NE, 30306,

404.249.5000). Please join us.


MEN’S BREAKFAST

The next breakfast will be in Fellowship Hall at

7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 19. 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,

November 17.


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. Help us fill the barrels to feed

those in need throughout metro Atlanta.


WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE

Members and friends are invited for dinner and

fellowship on Monday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m.

at the home of Lynn Young, 277 The Prado,

30309. Cindy Humphries will lead a discussion

on preparing for Christmas, both practically and

spiritually. Please join us as we all share our holiday

memories and traditions, and prepare for the

season of Advent. RSVP to Sarah Brownlee

rsbrownlee1046 @att.net.


SERVING IN THE NEW YEAR

Our annual Season of Service will be during Martin

Luther King Jr. weekend in January. We invite

you to save the date to participate in outreach

during the long weekend. Besides learning more

about our outreach partners, there will be handson

opportunities both that weekend and to sign

up for during Lent. We challenge you to try one

new outreach during this time - if you’ve cooked

and served at Journey, you could try Clifton instead

- or vice versa; if you’ve built at Habitat,

but never been an evening volunteer at Shearith

Israel Shelter for Women, mix it up! Learn about

a different outreach at MPC by giving it a try.

Regardless of where and how you give of your

time, we challenge you to join us in our goal of

100% participation.


WOMEN’S SHELTER
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Once again this year Morningside is providing

volunteers at Shearith Israel's Women's Shelter as

part of our mission outreach program. Volunteers

serve from 6 to 8 p.m. warming up the dinner

meal (provided by other volunteers) and serving

on paper plates as the women arrive from their

daily work or job searches. The kitchen is cleaned

up before leaving.

The dates we have committed to provide volunteers

are: January 14-18 and February 18-22. If

you can help any of these dates, please sign up by

posting your name on the list at the Mission

Board or by e-mailing Phyllis Grimes

grimes2230@bellsouth.net. You will receive a reminder

email a week prior to your commitment indicating

who is working with you, the shelter address,

etc. Men are welcome to also serve.

There is an additional need for

donations of mittens, gloves, and

hats for the women. Collection

baskets will be provided in the

Welcome Center through Sunday,

December 21.


WELCOME

Last Sunday, Morningside welcomed Frank and

Margaret Hofland as new members. Please give

them a warm welcome the next time you see

them.


CONGRATULATIONS TO

David and Natalie Batchelor on the birth of their

grandson, Sam David Lonergan, on October 26

(parents are Laura and Tim Lonergan; big brother

is Wes).


Attendance Update

WORSHIP COUNT 11/9/14 — 192

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726

RECEIVED —$18,986

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$691,946

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$649,276

 

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 Preschool Class will hear the story What is It? and learn about the special food God provided for the people as they traveled through the desert. Elementary classes will continue their worship with the reading of 1Samuel 25:2-42 to learn how Abigail acted as peacemaker between David and her foolish husband.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE

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

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17

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

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

7 p.m. Session Meeting; Mandolin Society

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

9 a.m. MPP

9:15 a.m. MPP Prospective Parent Tour

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. Scout Troop 455

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast

9 a.m. MPP

12 noon ICM Board Meeting

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 20

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

12:30 p.m. Thursday Theology

1 p.m. Playball

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

5:30 p.m. Clifton Sanctuary Ministries

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

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

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

12:30 p.m. Young Adults Brunch; New Deacon Training

5-7 p.m. Youth Group

 

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.

 

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: Van Jensen 404.991.8817

DEACON ON CALL: Shirley Adair 404.910.5469

USHERS:  Kaitlyn and Brad Strickland, Kathy and Alan Bremer

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Temple Elliott

GREETERS: Cindy and Bill Humphries, Lynsley Tyler, Betsy Holland

COUNTERS: Jack Klotz, Martin Dunlap

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Allie Roach

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Emilee Terry

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Liz Sommerfeld, Alyssa Durden

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Jennifer James, Sarah Wilde

2nd-3rd VOLUNTEER: Bryan Smith

4th-5th VOLUNTEER: Jim McKelvey

FELLOWSHIP: Deacons (Sarah Mercer Chatel, 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...

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

The Rev. Canon Domenic Ciannella (Rebecca Shipley’s father)

Travis and Erin Cottle

Sandra Crawford

Mary Ann Embleton (Rob Payne and Stephen Smith’s friend)

John Garner (father of Stephen Smith)

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

Linda and Mike Robinson (Bill Smith’s family)

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 13, 2014 5:36 PM