Life@Morningside for January 11, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for January 11, 2015



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 Room

001; 2nd-3rd grade in Room 003; 4th-5th grade in

Room 005.



Prélude sur l’Introït de l’Épiphanie - French organist

and composer Maurice Duruflé lived from 1902-

1986. At age 17, he moved to Paris and began his

organ studies with Charles Tournemire, whom he

assisted at Basilique Ste-Clotilde until 1927. Later in

1927, Louis Vierne nominated Duruflé to be his assistant

at Notre-Dame. The Prelude sur l’Introït de

l’Epiphanie is a delightful free piece written in mixed

meter expressing the inflection of chant melody. In

Fugue sur le theme du Carillon des Heures de la cathédrale

de Soissons, the fugue subject is based on the carillon

melody much like Louis Vierne’s Carrilon de Westminster.



January meetings of Session and the Diaconate will

welcome new members for their three-year terms

of service after they are ordained and installed during

worship today. Our Elder Class of 2017 includes

Ellen Brown Landers, Kim Nuckols, Susan

Oder, Jeff Peters, Peter Tuuk and Alex Watts, with

Martin Dunlap filling a vacancy in the class of 2015.

Philip Hawkins, Cindy Humphries, Sanda Means

and Katrina Weis make up the Deacon Class of

2017, plus Sarah Brownlee will fill an opening in the

Class of 2016.

Elders leaving Session this year are Sue Ballay, Peter

Cobb, Jennye Guy, Leslie Prince and Caroline

Tanner. Deacons who completed their terms are

Shirley Adair, Curt Barrett, Faye McKay-Clegg

and Ken Sharpe. We would like to thank them for

a job well done.



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. Registration is open to the community.

Contact Liz Sommerfeld (elizabethsommerfeld@gmail.com)

to find out about remaining availability.



The One Gray Hair group will have their first lunch

and program of 2015 this Wednesday, January 14 at

noon in Fellowship Hall. Robert Gray will lead the

program "Reflections on Christmas." We look forward

to seeing everyone in the new year. RSVP to

Richard and Sarah Brownlee (rsbrownlee1046@att.net)

so they can get an accurate count for food.



The next opportunity to join Morningside Presbyterian

Church will be Sunday, February 8. We will

offer an Inquirers’ Class on Sunday, February 1,

which is your chance to know more about the history

of Morningside, ask questions, learn a bit about

the history of Presbyterianism and meet some people.

On February 8, we have an orientation to the

ministries of Morningside followed by an opportunity

to join the church. For more information, contact

Baron Mullis (baron.mullis@morningsidepc.org)

in the church office.



Season of Service Is Here!

The core of the SOS event will be NEXT WEEKEND during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Help MPC show their “Serving Others” spirit by participating in at least one of the following activities (and be sure to wear your MPC Serving Others t-shirt, pick up new one if needed - kids sizes, short and long sleeve and ladies fit, all will be restocked, get yours early):

- PRE-MLK: Thank you to the men of Theology on Tap who will serve dinner to the men at Journey this evening; collect newspapers for Atlanta Humane Society and plastic bags for Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry and drop off with children before or after worship on January 11 or 18; bring non-perishable food items to baskets in Welcome Center to support food pantry collection by MPC Youth in conjunction with nationwide Souper Bowl Offering.

- SATURDAY: Partner with a family or two to take our Six Star Refugee family on an Atlanta outing (can be another date, too); sign up for Senior Workday in Decatur 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Youth to prepare and serve breakfast at Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry.

- SUNDAY: WEAR YOUR SERVING OTHERS T-SHIRT TO WORSHIP! Attend Adult Faith Development at 9:45 a.m. with Presbyterians for a Better Georgia Advocate Elizabeth Appley. Children work with Cure Childhood Cancer Brown Bag program and Bread for Journey during 9:45 hour. Sign up for a ride-along with Meals on Wheels for two hours one Monday, Wednesday, or Friday this month (check it out to see if you would be willing to be on the sub list, AND we are looking for regular volunteers on the third and fourth Wednesdays). *Adults participate in providing and serving dinner at Genesis Shelter (*please note this is a change to adults only). Volunteers still needed for Shearith Israel Shelter for Women this evening, 6-8 p.m.

- MONDAY: Sign up for Senior Workday in Decatur 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; families (children all ages welcome) sign up to lead songs and Bingo at Calvin Court, 12 noon-3 p.m.

- POST-MLK: Attend Presbyterians for a Better Georgia Advocacy Event, January 22; Young Adults serve dinner to men at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries, January 24; donate to Souper Bowl Offering collected by Youth, February 1 following worship; Lydia Circle provides dinner for men at Journey, February 8 (Sign up today to provide a dish). Bring children’s new pajamas, underwear and socks (all sizes, boys and girls) to donate to Threads, February 1 through Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 17. Volunteers still needed for Shearith Israel Shelter for Women February 20-22, 6-8 p.m.

- LENTEN: Sign up on bulletin boards or with leaders at Fellowship Hour on Sunday, January 18 for Habitat for Humanity build (February 28; March 14, 21, 28; April 11, 18) and March trip to New Orleans to work with RHINO (March 4-8).


 MPP... Early MPP registration for currently enrolled

families and MPC members begins tomorrow,

January 12. You can now download the necessary

forms at http://www.morningsidepc.org/registration.

You must submit your application and

registration fee by Friday, January 23.

Open registration begins Monday, February 2.


WANT TO LEARN to read music or improve your

singing? MPC member Megan Mashburn teaches

voice, beginning piano, and music skills on Tuesdays

and Wednesdays at MPC. Megan has a Masters’ Degree

in Music and sings in our chancel choir and the

Atlanta area. She accepts students of all ages and

offers 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons. For more information,

contact meganmashburn@gmail.com.


Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES... Next Sunday, January 18, come explore social justice issues at 9:45 a.m. in Room 201 with attorney Elizabeth Appley, an experienced advocate for vulnerable populations who both litigates and lobbies in the public interest. Elizabeth represents Presbyterians for a Better Georgia and the Central Outreach and Advocacy Center at the Georgia General Assembly this year. She will share about these organizations and why they are motivated by their faith to speak out against gun violence, in support of a safe harbor for youth who have been the victims of sex trafficking in our community, and in favor of helping people to avoid or overcome homelessness. Also learn how you can be an effective advocate on these issues and more as we strive together to support public policies that serve the least of these. MPC is a partner with Presbyterians for a Better Georgia.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES...Today, the Pre-K Class will hear the story Come to the Water and talk about Jesus' Baptism. Elementary classes will learn what happened when young Jesus went to Jerusalem for Passover.




9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class; Confirmation Class

11 a.m. Worship/Officer Ordination and Installation

12 noon Fellowship

12:15 p.m. Deacons

5 p.m. Youth Group

6 p.m. Journey


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

9:00 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

7 p.m. Mandolin Society

7:30 p.m. MLPA


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. Preschool Committee

7:30 p.m. Scout Troup 455


9 a.m. MPP

12 noon One Gray Hair Luncheon

1 p.m. MPP Music Canopy; Brick4Kids

4:15 p.m. Treble Choir

5 p.m. Cherub Choir

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

12:30 p.m. Thursday Theology

1 p.m. MPP Playball

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP KidzTennis


Youth serve breakfast at Intown Collaborative Ministries

8:30 a.m. Weight Watchers

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Decatur Seniors Workday

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class; Confirmation Class; Children in Mission

11 a.m. Worship (wear Season of Service T-shirts)

12 noon Fellowship

12:30 p.m. RHO Readers

3-6 p.m. Genesis Shelter

5 p.m. Youth Group


LGBT & Friends next meeting on Tuesday, January 20

includes dinner and the program "Keeping Faith in an

Interfaith World" led by Joanna Adams. All are welcome

to join us from 7 to 9 p.m. in Fellowship Hall!

RSVP to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.


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: Duncan Spears 678.612.5746

DEACON ON CALL: Faye McKay-Clegg 404.325.2622

USHERS: Brenda Fishpaw, Temple Elliott, Rhonda McIntosh, Nancy Lane


GREETERS: Betsy Holland, Nancy Collins, Lynsley Tyler, Gail Kitchens

COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Beth Baer



3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Carrie Branon, Julie Zook

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Heather Regnault, Betty Treschitta

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Michael Perez

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Melanie Davidson

FELLOWSHIP: Couples Group (Kathy Bremer, 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-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: January 11, 2015 12:16 PM