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Life@Morningside for December 28, 2014
Anna Best


 

Life @ Morningside for December 28, 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-5th grade in

worship this morning.


BAPTISM THIS MORNING

This morning Rebecca Elizabeth Frampton, daughter

of Will and Sarah Frampton, will receive the sacrament

of baptism.


CHRISTMAS DAY- EPIPHANY BANNERS

The Christmas Day-Epiphany banners are titled Can

You See the Christ? and The Glory of the Lord Came,

Christ Jesus. They represent the love, hope, joy and

strength of God bringing forth Christ incarnate to

the world. The purple shades moving into the vibrant

batiks show the arms and heart of God giving

the person of Christ to our lives. You can see the

powerful love and hope of Jesus in the golds, oranges

and intense blues as they rise up from the purples

spreading into the world. The gift of Christ given to

us on Christmas Day and the recognition of Christ as

the Son of God by the Magi with their gifts on

Epiphany are represented in both banners.


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.


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).


YOGA AND FUN WITH WEIGHTS

Yoga will begin on Tuesday, January 6, at 11 a.m.

in Room 201. The class will run six weeks, and will

focus on flexibility, strengthening, balance, breathing,

relaxation and fun. Fun and fitness is also the

focus of Thursday's class...Weights to the Oldies.

Thursday's students work with hand-held weights on

body sculpting and resistance training. Plus, we

workout to great music! For questions email instructor,

Pam Sharpe, at yogapam@bellsouth.net.


THEOLOGY ON TAP

The Men of Morningside will gather for friendship

and study on Tuesday, January 6, at 7 p.m. Following

dinner they will explore the phrase from

the Apostles’ Creed “The third day, he arose again

from the dead, ascended into heaven, and sitteth at

the right hand of God the father almighty…” Baron

leads the ongoing discussion of the creed we

say most Sundays. He’ll cover what it means to

affirm that Jesus rose from the dead. What does it

mean for our lives that we worship a risen Lord?

What do all those other phrases mean? Richard

Brownlee will host at the home of Ken and Pam

Sharpe (1700 Timberland Road, 30345). RSVP to

the church office office@morningsidepc.org.

 

 

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?

Show us that you will be participating with your group by signing up now.

•  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 (March 14, 21, 28)

•  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 (all ages)

•  Serve dinner at Genesis Shelter—a new partner with Our House (4th grade and older)


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MAKING A LENTEN COMMITMENT?

•  Sign up to build one Saturday with Habitat (February 28; March 14, 21, 28; April 11,18)

•  Travel to New Orleans to work with RHINO on adult mission trip (March 4-8)

•  Sign up for two hours at Shearith Israel Shelter for Women one evening in February (20, 21, 22—still open)


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.

 

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT CLASSES

Throughout the month of January, our adult Faith Development curriculum will explore the dynamics of God’s mission throughout the world and in our community. Each topic in Room 201 Sundays at 9:45 a.m. stands-alone and everyone is invited to attend all four or any of particular interest.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES

There will be no Adult Faith Development Class December 28. Classes will resume January 4. Drew Stockstill will kick off the month long study of Mission with reflections from his recent trip to Ethiopia.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

This morning, preschool children will hear about Anna and Simeon, two people who waited their whole lives for Jesus’ birth. Elementary classes will read John 1:1-9 and study John’s description of Jesus.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


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


MONDAY, DECEMBER 29

MPP Christmas Break


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30

MPP Christmas Break

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31

MPP Christmas Break


THURSDAY, JANUARY 1

MPP and Church Office Closed in Observance of New Year’s Day

ICM Food Collection


FRIDAY, JANUARY 2

MPP Christmas Break

ICM Food Collection


SATURDAY, JANUARY 3

ICM Food Collection

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, JANUARY 4

ICM Food Collection

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship with Communion and Baptism

12 noon Fellowship

 

DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST,

Merry Christmas! This week, in place of the service music notes, I would like to thank our dedicated Chancel Choir for their time and talents this holiday season, and all year long. At Morningside, we are blessed to have generous musicians who volunteer their gifts weekly. It is because of their dedication, ability, and continued work ethic that we have had such a successful year of worship through music. We also would like to thank you, the congregation, for your continued support of music at Morningside. When you see a choir member during Fellowship, in the hallways, or in the parking lot, feel free to strike up a conversation about the music or share your appreciation for their commitment to the church, for it is conversations like these that provide inspiration for the weeks to come. Choir, thanks again and I cannot wait to see what 2015 brings!

Gratefully, Mason

 

Attendance Update

WORSHIP COUNT 12/21/14
189 11 a.m.
35 7:30 p.m.

 

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: Jack Klotz 678.428.6255

DEACON ON CALL: Ann Bowers 404.580.8285

USHERS: Jack and Jill Klotz, Monirah Womack, Jane Stack

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Ann and John Watson

GREETERS: Betsy Holland, Sanda Means, Cindy Humphries, Ellen Landers

COUNTERS: Bill Humphries, Richard Brownlee

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Kelly Garrison

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Amy Kayler

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Tish/Charles Woolley, Sue Ballay

FELLOWSHIP: One Gray Hair (Sarah and Richard Brownlee, 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, Ellen Hardeman, Peggy, 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)

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 27, 2014 3:04 PM