Life@Morningside for November 30, 2014
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for November 30, 2014



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.


Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, the voice is

calling), is a Lutheran hymn written by German native 

Philipp Nicolai. Typically sung on the first Sunday

of Advent, we know the tune as “Sleeper,

Wake!” A Voice Astounds Us #17 in our hymnal.

Many composers from Dietrich Buxtehude to Max

Reger have used the tune as a foundation in cantatas

and various organ works. Bach sets this tune in the

tenor, or second voice, of this deceptively challenging

trio texture.

Benedictus - British composer Alec Rowley studied

at the Royal Academy of Music where his successes

garnished him with many scholarships and prizes.

He served as organist at many London churches including

St. Margaret’s, Westminster during WWII.

Rowley (1892-1985) must have been influenced by

Max Reger’s (1873-1916) Benedictus and used it as a

model for this composition. Benedictus requires

many piston changes with crescendos and diminuendos,

which explores the vast vocal range of the organ.

The tonal scheme of Morningside’s organ adds

authenticity and inspiration to this music.


Beginning this Sunday we will have the opportunity

to once again enjoy our lovely Advent banners.

Advent means a coming or arrival. The Advent banners

represent the coming of the promises of God

through Christ Jesus. The title of the banners is

"Heart Root Promises of God; Hope, Peace, Joy,

Love." The purple batiks represent the living, powerful

energy of the Holy Spirit, bringing forth the

promises through Christ into the world. Green,

blue, pink and gold batiks represent the power and

ever-continuing evolution of these promises.


Roles have been assigned, scripts tweaked, and

practices continue on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m.

All are invited to attend the pageant on Sunday, December

14 at 5 p.m. We are seeking a chili/

soup dinner coordinator (please contact

Melinda Sandkam). Dinner immediately follows

the pageant with our annual Carol Sing. Next Sunday,

December 7, only angels and sheep practice at

9:45 a.m. in Room 001. Everyone practices songs

with Mrs. Shipley on stage from 12:15 - 12:45 p.m.


Our next Theology on Tap will be hosted by Lloyd

Prince this 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”?


Members and friends are invited for dinner and

fellowship tomorrow, 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



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

hands-on 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.


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 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.

Men are also welcome to 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.


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 6
• LGBT & Friends Holiday Celebration

December 7
• Children’s Choirs Sing and Serve
at Journey Shelter

December 11
• Lydia Circle White Elephant
Holiday Party

December 12
• Couples Group Holiday Party

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 21
• Service of Healing and

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


Faith Development at Morningside

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus: Sharing our Faith with Children and Others

How do we share our faith with children and others? Stories make a connection to our lives. Come hear how we connect and learn through stories. All ages and stages are encouraged to join in Room 201 at 9:45a.m. November 30, December 7, 14, and 21. The class is lead by MPC members Laura Fillyaw and Lynn Daniel. Start Christmas week in a fun and truly unique way and bring kids, family, neighbors and friends on December 21 for a very special guest. Southern Order of Storytellers Jonah McDonald will be telling stories! All are welcome!

Today, the Preschool Class will hear The Good News, a story about the birth of Jesus. Elementary students will continue their worship with the reading of Luke 1:1-25, 57-66 to learn about the birth of John. Followup activities will occur in graded age groups.



ACFB Food Collection
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School
11 a.m. Worship
12 noon Fellowship

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. Mandolin Society; Beekeeping Group

9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. Yoga
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. Scout Troop 455; MLPA Zoning

9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MusicCanopy; Bricks4Kidz
4:15 p.m. Treble Choir
5 p.m. Cherub Choir
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir

9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies
1 p.m. Playball
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir; MLPA Public Safety

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. KidzTennis

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting
9 a.m.-12 noon Christmas Pageant Workday

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School; Christmas
Pageant Rehearsal
11 a.m. Worship with Communion;
Children’s Choirs Sing
12 noon Fellowship
12:15 p.m. Faith Development
Committee; Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
3:45 p.m. Christmas Pageant Stage Crew
5-7 p.m. Youth Group
6 p.m. Journey (Children’s Choirs
and Families Sing and Serve)



Our annual collection of non-perishable items for the Atlanta Community Food Bank is coming to an end soon. Help us fill the barrels to feed those in need throughout metro Atlanta. Mac 'n cheese, peanut butter, canned veggies, meats, fruits and low sugar whole grain cereals are welcome.


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: Jack Klotz 678.428.6255

DEACON ON CALL: Ann Bowers 404.580.8285

USHERS:  Laura Fillyaw, Nancy Anderson, Gloria Joiner, Brenda Fishpaw


GREETERS: Sanda and Bill Means, Bill and Cindy Humphries

COUNTER: David Wingert

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Carolyn and Taylor Morton


3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Beth Baer, Sue Ballay

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Anne Barnette, Greg Brow

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Heather Scribner

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Holly Greene

FELLOWSHIP: Couples Group

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)

Maya (Ann Bowers friend’s 4 mo. old daughter)

Jan McMahan

Hugh McNeill (John McNeill’s father)

Catherine Nance (Ann Bowers’ aunt)

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 27, 2014 12:39 PM