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Life@Morningside for December 7, 2014
Anna Best


 

Life @ Morningside for December 7, 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

worship.


SERVICE MUSIC

Johann Sebastian Bach composed the Leipzig chorales

during his tenure as Kappelmeister at Thomaskirche

in Leipzig, Germany. Affectionately referred

to as “The Great Eighteen Chorales,” these

chorales embody five different compositional models

such as the chorale motet, chorale partita, ornamental

chorale, cantus firmus chorale, and choral

trio. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, otherwise

known as “Savior of the Nations Come”, is an example

of an ornamental chorale. It is essentially four

voices. The lower voices are beautiful contrapuntal

counterpoint against the ornamented soprano line.

This work encompasses the penitential season of advent.


PAGEANT, CHILI AND CAROL SING

Mark your calendars now to enjoy the annual

Christmas Pageant next Sunday, December 14 at

5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Forty-six children are

participating this year along with 11 youth as Stage

Crew. This will be immediately followed by a

simple chili/soup dinner and Carol Sing led by

Mason Copeland (also held in Fellowship

Hall). Sign up today on the bulletin board near

the church office to share your favorite chili or

soup recipe (can be brought Sunday morning or

that evening). Co-coordinators of the event are

Linda Johnson and Rachel Spears. Contact Rachel

rachelespears@yahoo.com to sign up to bring

food or to volunteer in the kitchen that evening.

And, please take this opportunity to give the

gift of warmth to the women of Shearith Israel

Shelter (SIS) by bringing a donation of mittens,

gloves, and hats to the Chili/Soup Dinner. Collection

baskets will also be in the Welcome Center

through Sunday, December 21 for SIS.


ANNUAL CANNED FOOD COLLECTION

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.


POETRY GROUP

The Poetry Group, led by Robert Gray and Baron

Mullis, will meet this Thursday, December 12, in

Baron’s office at 12:30 p.m. No knowledge of poetry

is required - just an honesty to talk about life experiences,

faith and how we can encounter the

Word in fresh ways. You are welcome, but not required,

to bring lunch with you.


INTEREST IN A DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP?

Baron was approached recently by clergy colleagues

about the possibility of partnering with local Presbyterian

congregations to offer a divorce support

group staffed by trained therapists and counselors.

Each congregation is presently gauging support and

interest in such a group - if a critical mass exists between

the congregations, the pastors have agreed to

work together to create this group at little or no

cost to participants. If you are interested in participating

in a group designed to support people experiencing

divorce, e-mail Baron baron.mullis@morningsidepc.org

to express your interest.


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

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. There will be

additional “Serving Others” t-shirts available, and

the 9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class will focus

on outreach, too.


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 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.


CONGRATULATIONS TO

Eric and Emily O'Brien on the birth of their son

Evanston Chapman on November 30. Siblings are

Ellis and Belle.


OUR SYMPATHY TO

Aaron and JoAnn Bertrand on the death of JoAnn’s

brother James Cobb on December 1.

 

Advent at Morningside

Now Through December 21
•  Faith Development Advent Series

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
•  Youth 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
All are welcome to join the Preschool community.

December 21
•  Service of Healing and Wholeness

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

 

Attendance Update

WORSHIP COUNT 11/30/14 — 169

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726

RECEIVED —$13,029

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$754,850

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$695,977

 

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.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

CHURCH- WIDE ADVENT FAITH DEVELOPMENT

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 are encouraged to join in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.
December 7, 14, and 21. The class is lead by MPC members Laura Fillyaw and Lynn Daniel. Start Christmas week in a fun and 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!

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

The Pre-K class will hear how the shepherds responded to the news of Jesus' birth in the story Jesus is Born. Younger elementary will continue their worship by reading Luke 1:26-38, the story of Mary and the Angel Gabriel. Fourth and fifth grade will be in worship.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Church School; Christmas Pageant Rehearsal (angels/sheep)

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)


MONDAY, DECEMBER 8

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

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

7:30 p.m. MLPA


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Yoga followed by lunch (Carolyn Cobb’s home)

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 Court of Honor


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MusicCanopy; Bricks4Kidz

4:30 p.m. Ministry Support Team

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

12:30 p.m. Poetry Discussion

1 p.m. Playball

7 p.m. Lydia Circle Holiday Party (home of Suzanne Macpherson)

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

9:15 a.m. MPP Prospective Parent Tour

1 p.m. KidzTennis

5:30-7:30 p.m. Youth Christmas Party

7 p.m. Couples Group Holiday Party (home of Jim and Pat Antenucci)


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

9 a.m.-11 a.m. Christmas Pageant Rehearsal

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

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

11 a.m. Worship/Special Music Sunday

12 noon Fellowship

5 p.m. Christmas Pageant followed by Chili/Soup Dinner and Carol Sing

7 p.m. Young Adult Holiday Party

 

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: Martin Dunlap 404.276.0733

DEACON ON CALL: Sarah Chatel 404.502.2884

USHERS: Rhonda McIntosh, Brad and Kaitlyn Strickland, Ericson Harris

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Carol Senf

GREETERS: Carol Senf, Jane Stack, Lynsley Tyler, Gail Kitchens

COUNTER: David Wingert, Philip Hawkins

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Robin and William Hackney

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Leigh Gobbel

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ali Bradway, Julie Zook

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Alex Bach, Tish/Charles Woolley

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Preston Ladds

FELLOWSHIP: Handbell Choir (Jack Klotz, 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)

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: December 5, 2014 7:32 PM