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Life@Morningside for January 4, 2015
Anna Best


 

Life @ Morningside for January 4, 2015

 

 

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 por-tion of worship. Worship notebooks and books for children are located in the library. Nursery for in-fants 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 Room 001; 2nd-3rd grade in Room 003; 4th-5th grade in worship. 

 

BAPTISM THIS MORNING 

This morning Zane Andrew Jensen, son of Amy and Van Jensen, will receive the sacrament of bap-tism. 

 

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 vi-brant 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, or-anges and intense blues as they rise up from the pur-ples 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. 

 

PARENTING COURSE 

Are you interested in learning more about how to put an end to back-talk, nagging, and power strug-gles? 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 reg-ister, contact Children’s Education Chair Liz Som-merfeld 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, breath-ing, 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 work out to great music! For questions email in-structor, 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. Fol-lowing 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

 

POETRY GROUP 

The Poetry Group, led by Robert Gray and Baron Mullis, will meet this Thursday, January 8, in Baron’s office at 12:30 p.m. No knowledge of po-etry 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. 

 

COUPLES GROUP 

Our Couples Group will meet at 7 p.m. this Fri-day, January 9. All couples are welcome! For in-formation email kdbremer@bellsouth.net

 

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 Bulle-tin 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 on Saturday 

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 (elementary) 

•  Lead Bingo at Calvin Court for Seniors (all ages) on Monday 

•  Serve Sunday 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 dynam-ics 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 

Next Sunday, January 11, the Reverend Gad Mpoyo, pastor of Shalom International Ministries, will lead the class as part of our month long series on God’s Mission in the world. Rev. Mpoyo will help us rethink the way we engage the global church abroad and right in our backyards. All are welcomed and encouraged to join in Room 201! 

CHILDREN’S CLASSES 

In the story Who Is This Child, the preschool class will learn about twelve year old Jesus' visit to the tem-ple. Elementary classes will read Matthew 2:1-2 to study the visit the Magi made to Jesus and will learn about their gifts and how they worshipped Jesus. 4th and 5th grade will be in worship. 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, JANUARY 4 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Adult Church School Class 

11 a.m. Worship with Communion and Baptism 

12 noon Fellowship 


MONDAY, JANUARY 5 

9:00 a.m. MPP Teacher Workday 

7 p.m. Mandolin Society 


TUESDAY, JANUARY 6 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Yoga 

1 p.m. MPP 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 p.m. Season of Service Meeting 

7:30 p.m. MLPA Zoning 

7:30 p.m. Scout Troup 455 


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 

9 a.m. MPP 

9:15 a.m. MPP Prospective Parent Tours 

1 p.m. MPP Music Canopy; Brick4Kids 

4:15 p.m. Treble Choir 

5 p.m. Cherub Choir 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir 


THURSDAY, JANUARY 8 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies 

12:30 p.m. Poetry Discussion Group 

1 p.m. MPP Playball 

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir 


FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. MPP KidzTennis 

7 p.m. Couples Group 


SATURDAY, JANUARY 10 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 


SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class 

11 a.m. Worship with Officer Ordination and Installation 

12 noon Fellowship 

12:30 p.m. Young Adult After Church Brunch 

5 p.m. Youth Group Resumes 

6 p.m. Journey 

 

Attendance Update 

WORSHIP COUNT 12/28/2014 — 106 

 

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: Bobbie McCracken 404.633.5349 

DEACON ON CALL: Robin Hackney 404.329.1574 

USHERS: Brad and Kaitlyn Strickland, Ericson Harris 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Gail Kitchens 

GREETERS: Ellen Landers, Jane Stack, Austin Davis, Carol Senf 

COUNTERS: Lynsley Tyler, Lisa Jern 

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Sarah Brownlee, Emma Lawson 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Lisa Harris 

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Sue Ballay, Suzanne Macpherson 

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Holly Greene, Jan Susan Kimball 

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Bryan Smith 

FELLOWSHIP: Session (Laura Fillyaw, 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) 

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 

Family of John Lubniewski (friend of Lynsley Tyler) 

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-in-law) 

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: January 3, 2015 4:30 PM