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Life@Morningside for January 25, 2015
Anna Best


 

Life @ Morningside for January 25, 2015

 

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY...Welcome to worship

at Morningside Presbyterian Church. Rev. Drew

Stockstill, Associate Pastor, will be our preacher;

Josh Stanley, Ministry Intern, will be our liturgist;

and Bryan Davis will be our lay reader. 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

Room 005.

 

SERVICE MUSIC...The flugelhorn is an instrument

used primarily in brass ensembles as a bridge between

the trumpet voice and horn scoring, as well

as a solo instrument in jazz and popular music,

although it appears occasionally in orchestral music.

This solo setting is an arrangement by Robert

Redhead, a Canadian composer/arranger and Salvation

Army officer, of the tune "O Waly Waly," an

English folk melody. The tune is most commonly

used in the Presbyterian Hymnal with the words

found in hymn #335, "Though I May Speak."

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY...Today’s Fellowship

Hour will highlight our Lenten Habitat for Humanity

build. Visit with volunteers to find out what a

build day looks like and sign up to help! The build

will begin Saturday, February 28. Contact Lynsley

Tyler lynsley@bellsouth.net with questions.

 

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE...We’re delighted

Drew Stockstill will join us tomorrow, 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 rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING...The Session has

called a congregational meeting following the

11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, February 1.

The purpose of this annual meeting is for the congregation

to receive the budget as information, to

act on the pastors’ terms of call, and to hear announcements

related to the life of the church. Child

care will continue.

 

ADULT MISSION TRIP...Next Sunday, February 1

is the deadline to sign up for the Lenten experience

with RHINO (Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans)

March 4-8. Contact shepherd Roland Behm

roland.behm@gmail.com with any questions and be

sure to give your check for $265 (written to MPC

with RHINO in the memo line) directly to Roland.

There are already nine signed up to go. Many

others have done it previously and would be happy

to tell you about their experience. We will carpool

to NOLA on Wednesday, work with RHINO partners

three days and return after 8 a.m. Sunday worship

at St. Charles Ave. Presbyterian. Two dinners

are provided by the church and there are opportunities

to explore the city on additional evenings.

Lodging is in the Brent House Hotel and the price

quoted is for double occupancy.

 

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.

Please join us for good food and fellowship, and a

program delivered by Baron Mullis on the Apostles’

Creed. Baron will give us insight into the phrase

“from thence he shall come to judge the quick and

the dead…” As we consider Lent and our own season

of introspection, what does it mean that we will

face judgment? What does it mean that Jesus will

judge us? Should we be afraid? RSVP to the church

office office@morningsidepc.org.

 

WOMEN’S SHELTER

Send some love to the women staying at Shearith

Israel Shelter by donating a $10 gift card to Publix,

Kroger, Target, CVS, Walmart, etc. to be

delivered with Valentines’ Day cards that MPC

kids have made. Please put your cards in the heart

bag on the bulletin board by Sunday, February 8.

 

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.

 

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER AND
PAJAMA PARTY

All are invited to celebrate Shrove Tuesday at our

annual MPC and Preschool Pancake Supper and

Pajama Party on Tuesday, February 17, from 5:30

to 6:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Enjoy dinner for

the whole family while Bill Packard - The Magic

Man - delights kids and adults with his tricks and

antics! We will collect NEW pajamas, socks and

underwear for THREADS, a children's clothing

ministry of All Saints Episcopal Church. Children

are invited to wear their pajamas! RSVP's are requested

for this event by February 12. Volunteers

are needed for this event in 3 shifts: 1st Shift -

Prep. 4 to 5:30; 2nd Shift - Serving/Greeting

5:15 to 6:45; 3rd Shift - Clean-up 6:30 to

7:45. Please join us for a shift, or for the whole

event. To RSVP and to volunteer, please contact

Brooke Williams at brookeowilliams@gmail.com

or sign up on the posters at church.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Sarah and Brian Burns on the birth of their daughter, Eloise Gwen Burns, on January 6. Big brother is Oliver.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES

Next Sunday, February 1, Peter Tuuk and Peter Cobb will continue 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

The Preschool Class will hear A Little Lunch and learn how a boy helped Jesus feed a great crowd. In John 1:35-51 the elementary classes will learn how the disciples chose to follow Jesus.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


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

4:30 p.m. Youth Child Care Training

5 p.m. Youth Group


MONDAY, JANUARY 26

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

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

6:30 p.m. Women’s Roundtable

7 p.m. Mandolin Society; Parliamentarians


TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

9 a.m. MPP

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. Scout Troop 455


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28

9 a.m. MPP

12 noon Intown Board Meeting

1 p.m. Music Canopy; Brick4Kids

4:15 p.m. Treble Choir

5 p.m. Cherub Choir

7:30 p.m. Called Session Meeting; Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, JANUARY 29

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Playball

7 p.m. Parenting Course

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, JANUARY 30

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP KidzTennis


SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

8:30 a.m. Weight Watchers

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

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

11 a.m. Worship with Communion and Children’s Choirs; Congregational Meeting (immediately following)

12 noon Fellowship

12:30 p.m. Evangelism Team Meeting

5 p.m. Youth Group Super Bowl Party

 

YOUTH COLLECT FOOD AND FUNDS
FOR THE SOUPER BOWL OF CARING

From now until Super Bowl Sunday, February 1,

the Youth Group asks that you bring non-perishable

food items to the Welcome Center whenever you

come to church and bring a donation February1 to

put in the Youth's big soup pots after worship. All

food and funds will be donated to the Intown Food

Pantry which is in need of lots of food right now.

 

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: Van Jensen 404.991.8817

DEACON ON CALL: Shirley Adair 404.910.5469

USHERS: Monirah Womack, Jane Stack, Carolyn and Peter Cobb

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Lib Boggs

GREETERS: Cindy and Bill Humphries, Sanda and Bill Means

COUNTERS: Peter Cobb, Sarah Tomaka

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Caitlin Fox

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Emilie Terry

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Carrie Branon, Carol Senf

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Holly Greene, Sarah Wilde

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Billy Palmer

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Randy Parrish

FELLOWSHIP: Habitat Builders (Lynsley Tyler, 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 (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)

Pat Savage-Donio (Bill and Cindy Humphries’ friend)

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 23, 2015 9:45 PM