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Life@Morningside for February 8, 2015
Anna Best


 

Life @ Morningside for February 8, 2015

 

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian

Church. Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor, will be our

preacher, and Drew Stockstill, Associate Pastor,

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 Room 005.

 

SERVICE MUSIC

American musician and composer William Bradbury

(1816-1868) composed Sweet Hour of Prayer in

1861. His compositions, including Jesus Loves Me, He

Leadeth Me, Just As I Am and The Solid Rock, are

among the most beloved found in hymnbooks today.

Jason Krug, American composer and arranger

(b. 1978), has created a flowing arrangement in C

major for handbells and handchimes. Krug's arrangement

opens with eighth note arpeggios underscoring

a simple treatment of the theme with both

chimes and bells providing contrasting timbres. The

arrangement grows in intensity until a final, powerful

statement of the theme gives way to a peaceful,

flowing ending. Krug is a native of Indianapolis and

has published over 80 compositions and arrangements

for handbells, piano solo and strings.

 

CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH TODAY

We allow for visitors on the day of, so never hesitate

to invite your pew neighbor to lunch and join us in

Fellowship Hall for a meal catered by Yeah! Burger.

Suggested donations: $10, adults; $5, children.

 

STANDING AND SERVING FOR GENERATIONS

As Baron announced last Sunday, we are officially

launching our much anticipated Capital Campaign

today during lunch. Be sure to join us in the Fellowship

Hall to know more about the campaign and to

celebrate the first victory of this journey. Also, take

note of the boards at each entry and learn more each

week about all of the key components of the campaign.

 

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. 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 tonight, February

8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center and

continue on the second Sunday of each month. For

more information contact Ken Sharpe,

kensharpe@bellsouth.net.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW

·  Reserve Sunday, March 1 for an opportunity to

rejoice and celebrate with Drew and Ellen

Stockstill who are expecting their first child (a

girl) at the end of March. The congregation is invited

to celebrate with them during the social

time after worship. For more information, contact

Cindy Humphries cindy52@bellsouth.net or

Sarah Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

·  Reserve the date on your calendar for our next

Organ Recital on Saturday, March 7 at 4 p.m. in

Morningside’s sanctuary.

 

SEASON OF SERVICE ON- GOING

Many thanks to Lydia Circle for providing and

serving dinner to the men at Journey this evening.

We serve the 30 residents each second Sunday, so

contact Tamara Nix tamaranix@yahoo.com today

if you would like to sign up.

 

LGBT & FRIENDS

Everyone is welcome to join the LGBT &

Friends group on Tuesday, February 17 for “The

Music That Moves Us.” In recognition of this

month’s Grammy Awards, we will share songs

and genres of music we go to when we are happy,

feeling troubled, need motivation, or just want to

relax. Feel free to bring a CD or electronic version

of a favorite "go-to" song to share with the

group. The meeting, including dinner, is from

7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Jeff Peters and Michael

Siedschlag, 1812 Meadowdale Ave. 30306. RSVP

to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

 

DONATE PAJAMAS FOR CHILDREN

Through February 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.

 

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. The workshop will use John

Gottman's book, "Seven Principles for Making

Marriages Work." Please bring something for the

covered dish supper. To RSVP, contact 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 volunteer,

contact Brooke Williams brookeowilliams@gmail.com

or sign up on the church posters.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY

All are invited to join us for worship including the

imposition of ashes on Wednesday, February 18 at

7 p.m. Child care is provided in the nursery.

 

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR
VBS AND MISSION CAMP

As you plan your summer camps and vacations,

don’t forget to mark June 15-19 on your calendars

for Vacation Bible School and July 20-24 for Mission

Camp. VBS is open to those turning four years

old by September 1 through 5th grade. We are

pleased to be able to offer a drama camp in conjunction

with VBS. Mission Camp is for those who have

completed 2nd through 6th grade. Registration

forms are on the church website and the bulletin

boards at MPC. Contact Program Director Melinda

Sandkam msandkam@morningsidepc.org with

questions including inquiries regarding scholarships.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES... Next Sunday, February 15, 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... In the story A Scary Storm Preschool children will learn what happened when Jesus’ helpers were frightened by a storm. Elementary classes will learn of a time when Jesus changed the life of a Samaritan woman.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


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


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9

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

7:30 p.m. MLPA


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

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; Conversation on Marriage (1st Presbyterian)

7 p.m. Preschool Committee

7:30 p.m. Scout Troop 455


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

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 12

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

12:30 p.m. Poetry Discussion

1 p.m. MPP Playball

7 p.m. Love and Logic Parenting Course

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

MPP Winter Break

7 p.m. Couples Group


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14

8:30 a.m. Weight Watchers

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

12:30 p.m. RHO Readers

 

GENEROSITY OF GAME DAY BROKE RECORDS...Whether your

team won the Super Bowl or not, we certainly scored a touchdown with

record-breaking donations to the Souper Bowl Offering. Besides the loads

of non-perishable food items donated in January, we also raised $913 to

support Intown Collaborative Ministries Food Pantry. Way to go MPC!

 

DINE OUT TO SUPPORT THE PRESCHOOL...All are invited to enjoy

dinner at La Tavola (992 Virginia Ave.) on February 24 to benefit our

preschool. 20% of the evening’s profits are donated to the preschool.

Make sure that you mention MPC when you make a reservation

and when you check in that evening. Parties including children are invited

to dine before 7 p.m.

 

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: Sarah Brownlee 404.876.3572

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

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Emilie Paille and Jeanne McCarthy

GREETERS: Carol Senf, Cindy Humphries, Jane Stack

COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Lisa Jern

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Nancy Crow

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Leigh Gobbel

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Julie Schoen, Alyssa Durden

FLOATER VOLUNTEER: Ali Lee

K-1st VOLUNTEERS: Anne Barnette, Greg Brow

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Bryan Smith

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Kelly Goldsmith

 

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)

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)

Ann Herndon (Will’s mother)

Penny Hill (Executive Presbyter)

Finley Holaway

Friends and relatives of Linda Johnson: Kaitlin Andry, Melanie Donnelly, Ellen Hardeman, 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)

Greg and Mary Ann Smith and family (friends of the Bach 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)

Please submit prayer requests using the prayer cards in the pew racks.

Last Published: February 8, 2015 11:46 AM