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Life@Morningside for February 1, 2015
Anna Best


 

Life @ Morningside for February 1, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY... Welcome to worship at

Morningside Presbyterian Church. Dr. Baron Mullis,

Senior Pastor, will be our preacher, and Josh

Stanley, Ministry Intern, will be our liturgist. 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 worship.

 

SERVICE MUSIC... In 1919, Dupré wrote How Fair

and Pleasant Art Thou, as part of a collection of pieces

entitled Fifteen Versets sur les Vepres de commun

des fetes de la Sainte Vierge (Antiphons for Vespers

of the Common Feasts of the Virgin Mary). With

the text from Solomon 7:6 in mind, the work begins

with a sustained pedal F while the chant melody rises

delicately and expands above. As the piece develops,

we move to different key areas and the meter

changes between the 6/8 and 3/4. One can wonder

if Dupré sets only verse 6, or, possibly the following

verses as well… For reference, see page 591 of

your pew Bible.

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING... The Session has

called a congregational meeting following worship

today. 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.

 

SUPPORT SOUPER BOWL OFFERING TODAY

Today is not only Super Bowl Sunday, but also

“Souper Bowl” Sunday. Join this national effort to

fight food insecurity by giving to our local outreaches

that fight hunger on the day of the big game! Our

youth will greet you with empty soup pots as you

exit the sanctuary today and invite you to fill the

pots with your donations. MPC’s Souper Bowl collection

will be given to the Food Pantry at Intown

Collaborative Ministries this year.

 

ADULT MISSION TRIP... Today, 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 this 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.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW... Reserve the

date on your calendar for our next Organ Recital on

Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. in Morningside’s sanctuary.

 

DONATE PAJAMAS FOR CHILDREN

February 1-17, we are collecting new pajamas,

socks and underwear for Threads, a children’s

clothing ministry of All Saints Episcopal

Church. All children’s sizes, infant through elementary

age are welcome. Bring your donations

to the baskets in the Welcome Center or to the

Fellowship Hall at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake

Supper on February 17. Don’t miss our yearround

collection point for gently-used clothes for

Threads in the hallway near the elevator on the

lower level.

 

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 next 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 the month, beginning next Sunday, 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 MPC 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. 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." Please

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.

 

ANNUAL SHROVE TUESDAY
PANCAKE SUPPER AND PAJAMA PARTY

On Tuesday, February 17, everyone is invited to

celebrate Shrove Tuesday at our Pancake Supper

and Pajama Party (children invited to wear their

pajamas) in Fellowship Hall from 5:30 to

6:45 p.m. Enjoy dinner while Bill Packard - The

Magic Man - delights kids and adults with his

tricks and antics! Shrove Tuesday is the culmination

of our Threads pajama collection and the

kickoff of our Lenten Coins for Children offering

which benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

RSVP by February 12. Volunteers are needed

for this event: 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. Join us for a shift,

or for the whole event. To RSVP and to volunteer,

contact Brooke Williams

at brookeowilliams@gmail.com or sign up on the

posters at church.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES

Next Sunday, February 8, 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 Pre-K Class will learn how Jesus helped a man who couldn't walk as they listen to Get Up and Walk! Elementary classes learn about the night when Jesus told Nicodemus, a Pharisee, about being born anew.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Souper Bowl of Caring Offering

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

12:15 p.m. Deacons Sub-Committee

12:30 p.m. Evangelism Team Meeting

5 p.m. Youth Group Super Bowl Party


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2

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

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

7 p.m. Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

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

7:30 p.m. Children’s Education Committee

7:30 p.m. Scout Troop 455; MLPA Zoning


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. Music Canopy; Brick4Kids

4:15 p.m. Treble Choir

5 p.m. Cherub Choir

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

1 p.m. MPP Playball

7 p.m. Love and Logic Parenting Course

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir; MLPA Public Safety


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP KidzTennis


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7

8:30 a.m. Weight Watchers

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

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

10:40 a.m. Called Session Meeting

11 a.m. Worship/New Member Sunday

12 noon Congregational Lunch

1 p.m. Deacons

2:30 p.m. Worship & Arts Committee

5 p.m. Youth Group

5:30 p.m. AMIS Dinner

6 p.m. Journey

7:30 p.m. Meditation 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: Laura Fillyaw 404.583.9323

DEACON ON CALL: Nathan Zook 404.668.4023

USHERS: Doug Selph, Eric Harris, Kaitlyn and Brad Strickland

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Gary and Holly Campbell

GREETERS: Cindy Humphries, Austin Davis, Lynsley Tyler, Betsy Holland

COUNTERS: Richard Brownlee, Gail Kitchens

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Melissa and Emma Lawson

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: David Johnston

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Liz Sommerfeld, Suzanne Macpherson

FLOATER VOLUNTEER: Tristin Loomis

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Holly Greene, Lisa Ladds

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Ian Irwin

FELLOWSHIP: Capital Campaign (Hillery McNeill, 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)

Hamilton Family (friends of the Nuckols)

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

Ronnie Vincent (Bill Smith’s friend)

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 31, 2015 12:33 AM