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Life@Morningside for January 18, 2015
Anna Best


 

Life @ Morningside for January 18, 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 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.

 

BAPTISM THIS SUNDAY

This morning, Zane Andrew Jensen, son of Amy

and Van Jensen, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

 

LGBT & FRIENDS

LGBT & Friends’ next meeting this 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.

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST

Come join us for breakfast and fellowship this

Wednesday, January 21 at 7 a.m. in 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.

 

LEGISLATIVE KICKOFF

All are welcome to the free event hosted by Central

Outreach and Advocacy Center and Presbyterians

for a Better Georgia this Thursday, January 22,

from 6-8:30 p.m. The kickoff will be at Central

Presbyterian Church (201 Washington Street) with

free parking available at the GA Dept. of Public

Safety Garage (180 Central Avenue). RSVP to Sharon

Damelio at 404.601.3110 or sdamelio@centraloac.org

(donations for dinner suggested).

More details available in MPC’s Narthex and

Welcome Center.

 

MORNINGSIDE PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL

Early registration for currently enrolled families and

Morningside members continues through Friday,

January 23. You can now download the necessary forms at

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

Open registration begins Monday, February 2.

 

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE

We’re delighted Drew Stockstill will join us on

Monday, January 26 to speak about curbing gun violence

in Georgia. He will talk about some of the

ways clergy are trying to work with legislators, police

and gun manufacturers. Come for dinner and

fellowship at 6:30 p.m. This month’s host is Sanda

Means, 1071 McLynn Avenue 30306. RSVP to Sarah

Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

 

THINKING OF JOINING MORNINGSIDE?

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.

 

DATE CHANGE FOR FEBRUARY LUNCH

Note that our first congregational lunch of the

new year has changed from the previously announced

February 1 to the following Sunday, February

8. Mark your calendars now for a yummy

selection from Yeah! Burger, and RSVP to the

church office office@morningsidepc.org so that

we can get an accurate count.

 

ORGAN RECITAL

A free recital in our Sanctuary this Saturday, January

24, at 4 p.m. will present not only our Organist/

Choirmaster Mason Copeland in concert, but

also a fellow graduate of the Jacobs School of Music

at Indiana University, Joshua C. Bullock. Everyone

is invited to come revel in the music. Both

are members of the American Guild of Organists

and hold recent master’s degrees in organ performance

from the Jacobs School. Mason and Josh

promise to give full range to our Wicks-Coulter

pipe organ.

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP

Alan Bremer (785 Cumberland Road, 30306) will

host the next Theology on Tap gathering on Tuesday,

February 3, at 7 p.m. More information to

follow.

 

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION AND BOOK 
DISCUSSION GROUP

Meditation is an ancient practice of stilling the

“outer thinking mind” and allowing the “inner intuitive

mind” to arise. It is a discipline that has

been practiced by countless people from cultures

and traditions around the world for thousands of

years. Our Christian scripture tells us to “Be still

and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Members

and visitors of Morningside Presbyterian are

invited to practice this simple technique in the

benign discipline of a group. In addition, we will

read and discuss books on contemplative Christianity

beginning with “Putting on the Mind of

Christ: The Inner Work of Christian Spirituality”

by Jim Marion. We will meet the second Sunday

of each month, beginning February 8, at

7:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center. For more information

contact Ken Sharpe,

kensharpe@bellsouth.net.

 

YOUNG ADULTS HOST WORKSHOP ON
STRENGTHENING RELATIONSHIPS IN FAITH

The Young Adults invite the Morningside community

to a covered dish supper and free workshop on

building strong marriages and partnerships, on

Thursday, February 19 from 6:30-9 p.m. led by

Pastoral Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family

Therapist, Dr. Doyle Hamilton. Supper begins at

6:30 followed by the workshop at 7 p.m. Dr. Hamilton

is a Certified Pastoral Counselor in the American

Association of Pastoral Counselors and Clinical

Member of the American Association for Marriage

and Family Therapy. He has extensive experience

working with couples and leading workshops. The

workshop will use John Gottman's book, "Seven

Principles for Making Marriages Work." Dr. Hamilton

invites you to read the book in advance though

it is not required. You are invited to bring something

for the covered dish supper. For more information

and to RSVP, contact Brad Strickland

bstrickland3@gmail.com or Drew Stockstill

dstockstill@morningsidepc.org.

 

MUSIC LESSONS

Ever wanted to learn to read music? Want to improve

your singing? Morningside member Megan

Mashburn teaches private voice, beginning piano,

and music skills on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at

MPC. Megan has a Masters of Music from Boston

University and sings frequently in the Atlanta area,

including the MPC chancel choir. She accepts students

of all ages and offers 30, 45, and 60 minute

lessons. If you or someone you know is interested,

contact Megan Mashburn at

meganmashburn@gmail.com or 864.230.5813.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES

Next Sunday, January 25, Peter Tuuk and Peter Cobb will begin a month-long series on the Book of Confessions. Everyone is invited to join the class for one or all of the classes at 9:45 a.m. in Room 201.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Today, preschool children will hear how Jesus called his twelve helpers in the story Follow Me! Elementary classes will read Mark1:1-11 and discuss Jesus' baptism.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, JANUARY 18—VOLUNTEER AT SIS

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


MONDAY, JANUARY 19

MPP and Church Office Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

8:30 a.m.—1 p.m. Decatur Seniors Workday (minor repairs and yard work)

12 noon—3 p.m. Bingo at Calvin Court

7 p.m. Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, JANUARY 20

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. Session; LGBT & Friends


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast

9 a.m. MPP

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 22

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

1 p.m. MPP Playball

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP KidzTennis


SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

8:30 a.m. Weight Watchers

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

4 p.m. Organ Concert

5:30 p.m. Clifton Sanctuary Ministries


SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

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

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

5 p.m. Youth Group

 

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: Eleanor Attwood 404.783.9429

DEACON ON CALL: Sarah Chatel 404.502.2884

USHERS: Kathy and Alan Bremer, Jill and Jack Klotz

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Peter and Sarah Chatel

GREETERS: Carol Senf, Jane Stack, Cindy Humphries, Gail Kitchens

COUNTERS: Daisy Ottmann, Tony Fishpaw

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Hillery McNeill

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEERS: David Yntema/Esther Patrick

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

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Frances Bresnahan, Kelly Anderson

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Susan Kimball

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Hal Nuckols

FELLOWSHIP: Sarah Chatel, leader

 

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 (Executive Presbyter)

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)

Grady Ulep

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 16, 2015 12:05 PM