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Life@Morningside for February 15, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for February 15, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian

Church. Joanna Adams, Pastor Emerita, will be our

preacher, and Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor, and

Drew Stockstill, Associate Pastor, will be our liturgists.

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-3rd grade in Room 001;

4th-5th grade in Room 005.

 

WE WELCOME JOANNA ADAMS TO THE PULPIT

We are pleased and honored to welcome Joanna

Adams back to the pulpit. A well-known speaker

and author, Joanna is also Pastor Emerita of Morningside,

having served as senior pastor from

2004-2010.

 

SANCTUARY FLOWERS

The flowers today are given to the glory of God and

to the congregation by the Deacons of Morningside

Presbyterian Church.

 

SERVICE MUSIC

German-Danish composer Dietrich Buxtehude is

considered to be one of the most influential figures

of the German mid-Baroque era. His nineteen extant

organ preludes are probably the most important

contributions to the seventeenth century. These

pieces represent the highest evolution in the north

German organ prelude and the free style of composition

know as stylus phantasticus. The Prealudium in F,

BuxWV 143, is one of Buxtehude’s later compositions

that would influence composers such as Johann

Sebastian Bach. How does it differ from his early

works? In the earlier north German preludes of Nicolas

Bruhns and Buxethude, the compositions consist

of free sectional alternating with imitation or fugal

writing. Many organists refer to this as TFTFT,

or toccata, fugue, toccata, fugue, toccata. This

work resembles the model of later preludes, which

consist of a longer prelude followed by a separate

fugue with no alternating.

 

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES

Standing and Serving for Generations, the Capital

Campaign for Morningside, kicked off last Sunday

during our congregational lunch. Details of the

campaign were outlined, and we celebrated the

burning of the note for a loan used for previous upgrades

to the church that was paid off in December.

This payoff was made possible by early gifts to

the campaign. What a wonderful way to launch this

campaign which focuses on increased financial independence,

improvements to our existing facilities

and investing in Christian education and mission

ministries! Campaign packets will be distributed this

coming Sunday to all members in attendance and

delivered early next week if you happen to be away.

If you have questions feel free to contact any of the

co-chairs: Hillery McNeill, Tara Parrish or Doug Self.

 

LGBT & FRIENDS

Everyone is welcome to join the LGBT &

Friends group this 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 this Tuesday, 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.

 

ANNUAL SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE
SUPPER AND PAJAMA PARTY

This 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. Contact

Brooke Williams brookeowilliams@gmail.com

with any late RSVPs or to volunteer for the

clean-up shift 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

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.

 

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, this Thursday,

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

Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family

Therapist, Dr. Doyle Hamilton. 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.

 

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE

Join the group for dinner and fellowship on Monday,

February 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Lynn

Young, 277 The Prado, 30309. Their speaker will

be Marie Tingle, Director of Prevention at Night-

Light Atlanta. This faith-based organization addresses

complex issues of commercial sexual exploitation

through prevention, intervention, restoration and

education. RSVP to Sarah Brownlee

rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

 

YOUNG ADULTS SERVING OTHERS

Contact Katye Watts katyemae@gmail.com if you

are interested in joining the Young Adults in planning

and leading an activity for homeless children

or teens on Thursday, February 26, from 7:30 to

8:30 p.m. while their parents are in life skills

training at Nicholas House.

 

CONGREGATIONAL SOCIAL HOUR MARCH 1
WILL BE ALL ABOUT BABY STOCKSTILL

Drew and Ellen Stockstill are expecting their first

child. The congregation is invited to celebrate with

them during our social time after worship on

March 1. This isn't a shower, exactly-simply a time

to rejoice and celebrate with Drew and Ellen. The

Stockstills are registered at http://babyli.st/baby-stockstill.

For more information, contact Cindy

Humphries cindy52@bellsouth.net or Sarah

Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Last Sunday, February 8, Morningside Presbyterian

Church welcomed the following new members:

Christian Bromley, Christopher Crowder, Bess

Hinson, Michelle and Ryan Gorman, Kasey and

Stephanie Libby, Brandon Odom, and Sandy Ryan.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

David and Natalie Batchelor on the birth of their

grandson, Charles “Chase” Mayer Batchelor, on

January 27.

 

MANY THANKS... for the generous donations of

$10 gift cards to accompany the Valentines’ Day

cards made by the children of MPC for the women

staying at Shearith Israel Shelter.

 

Faith Development at Morningside


ADULT CLASSES... Next Sunday, February 22, Dr. George Stroup, emeritus professor of theology at Columbia Theological Seminary, will lead a class in a study of the Belhar Confession. The Belhar Confession is currently being voted on by the presbyteries of the PC(USA) for adoption in our Book of Confessions. Everyone is invited to join the class at 9:45 a.m. in Room 201.


CHILDREN’S CLASSES... Today, the Pre-K class will learn how Jesus taught his disciples to pray as they hear the story The Lord's Prayer. Elementary classes will learn how Jesus modeled an open and all-embracing welcome when he welcomed children.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


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


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16
MPP Winter Break

7 p.m. Session; Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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

5:30 p.m. Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

7 p.m. LGBT & Friends


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Volunteer at Shearith Israel Shelter

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. Music Canopy; Brick4Kids

7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Worship

7:45 p.m. Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Volunteer at Shearith Israel Shelter

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

12:30 p.m. Thursday Theology

1 p.m. MPP Playball

7 p.m. Love and Logic Parenting Course; Young Adult Workshop and Covered Dish Supper

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20
Volunteer at Shearith Israel Shelter

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Volunteer at Shearith Israel Shelter

8:30 a.m. Weight Watchers

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

7 p.m. Morningside Mingle


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22
Volunteer at Shearith Israel Shelter

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

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

11 a.m. Worship with Baptism

12 noon Fellowship

5-7 p.m. Youth Group

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST... Come join us for breakfast and fellowship this

Wednesday, February 18 at 7 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Coffee, a good

breakfast, devotional and encouraging, lively discussion – what better

way to recharge midway through the week? Contact Allen Burke

allen_n_burke@hotmail.com to RSVP or with any questions.

 

MORNINGSIDE ‘NEWBIES’ ARE INVITED TO MINGLE

If you joined our church during 2014 and would like to spend a little

‘adult time’ over dinner with other new members, our staff and

deacons, you are invited to the home of Sarah and Peter Chatel

(4588 Pine St. Smyrna 30080) on Saturday, February 21. RSVP to the

church office@morningsidepc.org.

 

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

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

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

Mention MPC when you make a reservation and 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: Hillery McNeill 678.640.9648

DEACON ON CALL: Katrina Weis 404.819.5844

USHERS: Jack and Jill Klotz, Kathy and Alan Bremer

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Hillery McNeill

GREETERS: Sanda and Bill Means, Nancy Collins, Gail Kitchens

COUNTERS: Peter Cobb and Randy Parrish

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Allie Roach

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEERS: Brian Johnson/Bryan Rogers

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Beth Baer, Kim Nuckols

K-3rd VOLUNTEERS: Alex Bach and Heather Scribner

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Jim McKelvey

FELLOWSHIP: Jennie Stockstill, Margaret Hofland, Jeanne McCarthy and Emilie Paille, Sarah and Richard Brownlee

 

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)

Rhett Laurens (Sarah and Richard Brownlee’s neighbor)

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 13, 2015 11:36 AM