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Life@Morningside for December 21, 2014
Anna Best


 

Life @ Morningside for December 21, 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

The Six suites for unaccompanied cello by J. S. Bach are

studied by virtually every modern cellist and remain

some of the most recognizable solo compositions for

cello. The exact chronology of the suites is not certain,

but they were most likely written between

1717 and 1723, before Bach’s famous violin sonatas.

It was originally suggested that the suites were written

as étude studies, and not meant to be performed.

It is assumed that Bach did not write in

bowings or dynamics for this very reason; each individual

cellist and teacher could tailor the suites to fit

their unique studies. The suites were not widely

known before the 1900s but rose to prominence

when Catalan cellist Pablo Casals discovered

Grützmacher’s edition in a thrift shop in Barcelona,

Spain and began to study, and eventually, record

them. The Prelude to Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G major,

BWV1007 is without a doubt the most well

known movement of any in the six suites and is frequently

heard in films and on television.


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.

 

Advent at Morningside


December 21
Service of Healing/Wholeness, 7:30 p.m.
 (child care provided)
Praying for others is a foundation of our Christian faith that we draw from our roots in Judaism. Praying with and for one another is what Jesus calls us to do. Some seasons of our lives are harder than others. MPC will have a healing and wholeness service tonight at 7:30 p.m. Come and let your church family surround you with love and prayer.

December 24
Christmas Eve Services

4 p.m. Worship for Families
Children and grown-ups of all ages are welcome to attend! (A nursery is provided for any little ones.)

8 p.m. Candlelight Service of Lessons/ Carols (child care provided; doors open 7:15 p.m.)
Experience one of Atlanta’s great Christmas Eve traditions as our Chancel Choir, choir alumni and guest instrumentalists combine in offering an evening rich with variety, drama, and the beauty of our candlelit sanctuary.

 

Season of Service

SERVING IN THE NEW YEAR

Our annual Season of Service will be during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in January. We invite you to pick a date/activity now to participate in during the long weekend (see the Mission Bulletin Boards). Besides learning more about our outreach partners, there will be hands-on opportunities that weekend and 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.

DO YOU WANT TO SERVE WITH A SMALL GROUP?

• Theology on Tap will serve at Journey in January and Lydia’s Circle will serve in February 

• Young Adults will serve at Clifton in January and have three Saturday options for building with Habitat

• Youth will serve breakfast at Intown Collaborative Ministries

DO YOU WANT TO SERVE AS A FAMILY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, ELEMENTARY AGE, OR YOUTH?

• Sunday morning assembly of Bread for Journey and Cure Childhood Cancer

• Lead Bingo at Calvin Court for Seniors

• Serve dinner at Genesis Shelter (a new partner with Our House)

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MAKING A LENTEN COMMITMENT?

• Sign up to build one Saturday with Habitat

• Travel to New Orleans to work with RHINO on adult mission trip

• Sign up for two hours at Shearith Israel Shelter for Women one evening in February

ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

• On Sunday, January 18 Presbyterians for a Better Georgia advocate Elizabeth Appley will speak at the 9:45 a.m. Adult Faith Development Class, and guests from some of our outreaches will join us on MLK Jr. weekend. We will wear our MPC Serving Others t-shirts to a very special worship service on January 18.

 

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.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

CHURCH- WIDE ADVENT FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus: Sharing our Faith with Children and Others

This Sunday, the Adult Faith Development Class that meets in Room 201 will conclude their Advent Series. There will be no Adult Faith Development Class December 28.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES
This Sunday, all children will review what they've learned about Jesus' birth and celebrate his coming.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


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)


MONDAY, DECEMBER 22

MPP Christmas Break


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23

MPP Christmas Break

3 p.m. Family Friendly Christmas Eve Rehearsal

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24

MPP and Church Office Closed in Observance of Christmas

4 p.m. Family Friendly Service

8 p.m. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25

MPP and Church Office Closed in Observance of Christmas


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26

MPP Christmas Break


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28

9:45 a.m. No Adult Faith Development Class (Feel free to come at 10:30 a.m. and enjoy coffee and conversation and sharing of Christmas memories)

10:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO

David Yntema and Esther Patrick on the birth of their son, Calvin John David Yntema, on December 11. Big brother is Zane.

 

PARENTING COURSE

Are you interested in learning more about how to

put an end to back-talk, nagging, and power struggles?

MPC will offer a six week course called

Parenting the Love and Logic Way, Thursdays

7-9 p.m., January 22- February 26 taught by Ellen

Carrington. Cost is $100 for an individual and

$150 for couples. For more information or to register,

contact Children’s Education Chair Liz Sommerfeld

elizabethsommerfeld@gmail.com

(registration deadline is January 7).

 

Attendance and Giving Update

WORSHIP COUNT 12/14/14 — 234

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,726

RECEIVED —$34,315

 

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: Will Barnette 404.881.9616

DEACON ON CALL: Sandy Jones 404.735.3831

USHERS: Peter and Carolyn Cobb, Kathy and Alan Bremer

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Cindy and Bill Humphries

GREETERS: Betsy Holland, Ellen Landers, Cindy Humphries, Gail Kitchens

COUNTERS: Daisy Ottmann, Martin Dunlap

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Laura Fillyaw

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Eleanor Attwood

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ibby Bailey, Julie Loring

K-1st VOLUNTEER: Jill Davis

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Brooke Williams

FELLOWSHIP: Deacons (Ann Bowers and Faye McKay-Clegg, 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)

Todd Brawner and Peter Dickson

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

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)

Jan McMahan

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 19, 2014 9:36 AM