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Life@Morningside for December 14, 2014
Anna Best


 

Life @ Morningside for December 14, 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

Franz Joseph Haydn: Mass no. 6 in G major, Hob

XXII:6, Missa Sancti Nicolai

Franz Joseph Haydn lived from 1732-1809 and

found himself employed by the Esterhazy family for

many years of his life. In the summer of 1772, after

a long visit to Nicholas Esterhazy’s summer palace,

the court musicians grew weary, and wished to return

home to their families. Haydn, in his boyish

wit, composed Symphony No. 45, also known as

“The Farewell Symphony,” in order for the musicians’

message to be heard for them to return home.

Shortly after, Prince Nicholas announced that they

all could return back home to Eisenstadt. It is

thought that Haydn quickly composed Missa Sancti

Nicolai in thanks to Prince Nicholas for his graciousness.

It is also known that Prince Nicholas Esterhazy

celebrated his name day on December 6, and this

mass was composed for that celebration.

Missa Sancti Nicolai is a sub-genre of masses called a

pastoral mass. These masses were typically performed

during advent, portraying the shepherds in

the fields heralding Christ’s birth and had defining

characteristics that include, as does the Nicolai, the

pastoral key of G major in addition to the uplifting

and dance-like time signatures of 6/4. Due to the

hasty compositional time frame, Haydn chose to repeat

a large section Kyrie in the Dona nobis pacem as

well as to shorten sections of the Mass Ordinary by

treating the text syllabically.


PAGEANT, CHILI AND CAROL SING

All are invited to the annual Christmas Pageant

this evening, December 14 at 5 p.m. in Fellowship

Hall. Forty-six children are participating this year

along with 10 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). 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 be in the Welcome

Center through next Sunday, December 21

for SIS.


MEN’S BREAKFAST

Come join us for breakfast and fellowship this

Wednesday, December 17 at 7 a.m. in the Fellowship

Hall. A good breakfast, devotional and encouraging,

lively discussion – what better way to recharge

midway through the week? Please contact

Allen Burke allen_n_burke@hotmail.com to RSVP

or with any questions.


THURSDAY THEOLOGY

Engage with a small but lively group of members

hashing out theological terms with Baron in his office

on Thursday, December 18, at 12:30 p.m.


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, email

Baron baron.mullis@morningsidepc.org


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.


OUR SYMPATHY TO

John, Hillery, Jack and Annie McNeill on the recent

death of John’s father Hugh McNeill.

 

Advent at Morningside

Now Through December 21
•  Faith Development Advent Series

December 14
•  Special Music Sunday
•  Christmas Pageant, Carol Sing, and
Chili/Soup Dinner

December 17
•  MPP Carols and Coffee
All are welcome to join the Preschool 
community.

December 21
•  Service of Healing and Wholeness
(child care provided)

December 24
Christmas Eve Services
•  4 p.m. Worship for Families
•  8 p.m. Candlelight Service of
Lessons and Carols (child care
provided; doors open at 7:15 p.m.)

 

Attendance Update

WORSHIP COUNT 12/7/14 — 196

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726

RECEIVED —$23,751

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE —$770,576

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE —$719,661

 

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 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 Preschool class will hear about the Wise Men and their journey in the story The Amazing Star. Elementary children will learn about Jesus' birth, the shepherds and the angels. 4th and 5th grades will be in worship for the special music.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


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


MONDAY, DECEMBER 15

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

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

6 p.m. Dinner and Joint Meeting of the Session and Diaconate

7 p.m. Mandolin Society

7:30 p.m. MLPA


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16

9 a.m. MPP (early dismissal at noon)

11 a.m. Yoga

12 noon Playball; Mini-Monets

2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi

4:30 p.m. Tai Chi

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast

9 a.m. MPP

9:15 a.m. MPP Carols and Coffee

1 p.m. MusicCanopy; Bricks4Kidz

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18

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, DECEMBER 19

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Church School

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

12:15 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

7:30 p.m. Service of Healing and Wholeness (child care provided)

 

GIFTS OF SECURITIES

Some Morningsiders choose to fulfill their annual

pledge or make special gifts to Morningside through the

gift of stock or other securities. We are always happy to

accept such gifts; we ask only that you notify MPC

Treasurer Randy Parrish when you initiate a transfer of

securities so that we can make sure you receive proper

credit for your gift. Should you have questions or wish

to make a gift of securities, contact him at randyparrish

@bellsouth.net, 770.690.4745.

 

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: Beth Baer 404.873.0648

DEACON ON CALL: Sandy Jones 770.321.0898

USHERS: Doug Selph, Brenda Fishpaw, Temple Elliott, Nancy Lane

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Gail Kitchens

GREETERS: Ellen Landers, Bill and Sanda Means, Bill Humphries

COUNTERS: Beth Baer, Lynsley Tyler

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Catherine Segring

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Amy Kayler

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Carrie Branon, Alyssa Durden

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Eleanor Attwood, Amanda Lewis

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Ian Irwin

FELLOWSHIP: Worship Team (Philip Hawkins, Jennye Guy, coordinators)

 

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)

Penny Hill

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

Catherine Nance (Ann Bowers’ aunt)

Marilyn Neforas (Hugh Bell’s friend)

Jason Perryman (Anthony Owens’ nephew)

The Picallo Family and Sonia Picallo (Nancy Anderson’s family)

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 12, 2014 6:45 PM