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Life@Morningside for November 23, 2014
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for November 23, 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.


SANCTUARY FLOWERS

The flowers in the sanctuary are given to the glory

of God and for our church family which sustains us

every day by Carolyn and Peter Cobb.


SERVICE MUSIC

The Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (“The Dorian”)

BWV 538 was written ca. 1712-1717 while Bach

was working for the Duke of Weimar. During his

time serving the Duke, Bach was in charge of

“Capelle und Kammermusik” (musicians of the court

and chamber music). It was during this time that

Bach composed most of his organ output.

The instrumental texture and form of this piece resembles

the first movement of an eighteenth century

Italian instrumental concerto. Like the concerti of

this period, its first movement is a ritornello form.

The spinning-out of the sixteenth note figure, seen

below, imitates that of Baroque string playing.

The Fugue is one of the ancient style, or a stile antico,

fugue. This is Bach referencing an earlier style

from the Renaissance that grew out of choral motet

which was later implemented into keyboard

works by composers such as Jan Pieterszoon

Sweelinck (1562-1621). The long note notation explores

the vocal, singing qualities of the instrument

as opposed to the instrumental quality of the Toccata.


YOUNG ADULTS

Following worship today the Young Adults will

meet for brunch at D.B.A. Barbecue (1190 N.

Highland Ave. NE, 30306). Please join us.


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). Dinner immediately

follows the pageant with our annual Carol

Sing.


SIX STAR

Six Star Refugee Partnership is looking for volunteers

to tutor a 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 (Mercer University area). Please contact

Holly Campbell at hollycampbell1@gmail.com.


THEOLOGY ON TAP

Our next Theology on Tap will be hosted by Lloyd

Prince on Tuesday, December 2, at 7 p.m. (91

Lakeview Drive, NE, 30317). RSVP to the church

office office@morningsidepc.org if you would like

to attend this men’s program with dinner. Baron

Mullis will continue the study of the Apostles Creed

with “Was crucified, dead and buried. He descended

into hell…” As we prepare to worship Jesus at the

time of his birth, what does it mean to remember

that he died? What does it mean that Jesus

“descended into hell?”


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

as the women arrive from their daily work or job

searches. The kitchen is then 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.


NEW “OUR DAILY BREAD” AVAILABLE

Copies of the devotional booklet, Our Daily Bread,

(December through February) are available in the

Narthex and Welcome Center. Pick one up as

you leave the sanctuary this morning.



Advent at Morningside

November 30-December 21
• Faith Development Advent Series

December 14
• Special Music Sunday
• Christmas Pageant, Carol Sing, and Chili/
Soup Dinner (sign up to provide chili/soup)

December 17
• MPP Carols and Coffee

December 24
Christmas Eve Services
• 4 p.m. Worship for Families
• 8 p.m. Candlelight Service
of Lessons and Carols

 

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 discuss the way people are to care for God's world as they respond to Take Good Care of My World! Elementary classes will continue their worship with the reading of 2 Kings 4:1-7 to learn how Elisha answered the pleas of a widow.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23

ACFB Food Collection

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


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24

ACFB Food Collection

MPP Thanksgiving Break

6 p.m. MLPA Security

7 p.m. Mandolin Society; Parliamentarians


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

ACFB Food Collection

MPP Thanksgiving Break

2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi

4:30 p.m. Tai Chi

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

ACFB Food Collection

MPP Thanksgiving Break

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27

ACFB Food Collection

MPP Thanksgiving Break

Church Office closed in observance of

Thanksgiving


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

ACFB Food Collection

MPP Thanksgiving Break

Church Office closed in observance of

Thanksgiving


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29

ACFB Food Collection

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30

ACFB Food Collection

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Church School

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

 

Attendance Update

WORSHIP COUNT 11/16/14 — 196

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726

RECEIVED —$19,796

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$707,672

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$669,747

 

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: Peter Cobb 404.873.4557

DEACON ON CALL: Sandy Jones 404.735.3831

USHERS:  Monirah Womack, Jill Klotz, Carolyn and Peter Cobb

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Jane Stack

GREETERS: Gail Kitchens, Carol Senf, Cindy Humphries, Jane Stack

COUNTERS: Lynsley Tyler, Laura Fillyaw

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Tish Woolley

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Lisa Harris

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Betsy Holland, Carol Senf

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Vickie Hunter, Kelly Anderson

2nd-3rd VOLUNTEERS: Amy Jarratt, Holly Greene

4th-5th VOLUNTEERS: Landon Dillard, Mindy Potter

FELLOWSHIP: Theology on Tap (Ken Sharpe, 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 20, 2014 11:01 PM