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Life@Morningside for March 1, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for March 1, 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 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

Felix Mendelssohn’s Opus 37 consists of his three

preludes and fugues for organ. Mendelssohn composed

these works from 1835-37, and they are dedicated

to Thomas Attwood, the composer of today’s

anthem Teach me O Lord. These works are part of the

German Romantic idiom. The Prelude and Fugue in C

minor encapsulates the chromatic language of the era

from which it comes. While visiting Germany several

years ago, I was privileged to play several of

these 19th century instruments. Their rich, lush tone

is truly indescribable as is the impossibly heavy key

action. After a performance of this work, I was exhausted.

Gott Lob für deutsches Bier.

 

FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY

The flowers today are given to the glory of God and

in honor of Drew and Ellen Stockstill on the coming

birth of their baby by the congregation of Morningside

Presbyterian Church.

 

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 today.

This isn't a shower, exactly-simply a time to rejoice

and celebrate with Drew and Ellen.

 

ADULT MISSION TRIP

Please keep the eight members and friends traveling

to New Orleans this week, March 4-8, in your prayers

as they partner with RHINO (Rebuilding Hope

in New Orleans): Ellen & Roland Behm, Kevin

Jones, Jack Klotz, Daisy Ottmann, Lloyd Prince,

Laura Robinson, and Jackie Wardlaw.

 

IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR EXISTING BUILDING

Another strong component of our Standing and

Serving for Generations campaign is improvements

to our existing building. It is not only important

that we take care of this structure for our immediate

needs but for those who will come after us, our children

and grandchildren. While a building is just

bricks and mortar, within it is a legacy for generations

to come. Within this proposed scope of work

are repairs to the roof, windows and masonry; enhancing

the church grounds with additional parking

and landscaping; repairs and replacements to our

HVAC systems; updates to the pipe organ and handbells

and upgrading electrical and safety systems

with additional lighting and smoke alarms. All of

these things are essential to Morningside being here

for today and the future and it is our good stewardship

that will make this possible. Please pray about

your support for this campaign and let's all stretch

ourselves to give beyond what we think is

enough. Your gift and our combined gifts will ensure

that this church continues to be a force in this

neighborhood, the city of Atlanta and beyond.

 

NEW “OUR DAILY BREAD” AVAILABLE

Copies of the devotional booklet, Our Daily Bread,

(March through May) are available in the Narthex

and Welcome Center. Pick one up as you leave

the sanctuary this morning.

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP

Men of Morningside mark your calendars for the

next TOT to be hosted by Peter Cobb this Tuesday,

March 3 at 7 p.m. (1150 St. Charles Place, 30306).

RSVP to the church office office@morningsidepc.org.

 

MEDITATION AND BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Morningside’s Meditation and Discussion Group

continues Sunday, March 8, at the home of Pam

and Ken Sharpe (1700 Timberland Road, Atlanta,

30345) at 5:30 p.m. A light dinner will be served

and then meditation practice and discussion of Jim

Marion’s book, “Putting on the Mind of

Christ.” RSVP to kensharpe@bellsouth.net.

 

CHILDREN EXPLORING LENT

Elementary age children are invited to special

morning activities in Room 001 at 9:45 a.m. Sundays

during Lent. Child care is available for

younger siblings. Next Sunday, March 8, we will

continue learning Lenten songs with Elisabeth

Copeland and the following Sunday, we welcome

Intern Josh Stanley to lead a lesson on Lent and

we will also do an outreach project. RSVP to

Melinda Sandkam for any or all Sundays.

 

PARTICIPATE IN FOCUS GROUPS

Morningside's Evangelism/Communications Team

is interested in learning how our communications

vehicles are being used and is interested in discovering

opportunities for improvement. Consider

participating in a 1-hour focus group to share your

valuable input on Monday, March 9: 6-7 p.m., age

50+; 7:15-8:15 p.m., age 18-49; 8:15-9:15 p.m.,

all ages. To participate, please contact Jeff Peters

404.731.9291 or jeffcpeters@gmail.com.

 

OUR HOUSE

MPC and MPP are partnering to collect diapers

(all sizes), baby wipes and gently used spring and

summer clothing for children, infant through 5

years old, for Our House, the preschool in Decatur

and shelter in Atlanta that serves families facing

homelessness. Please place your items in baskets

in the Welcome Center and the Preschool

entrance through March 27.

 

HABITAT BUILD

We began our Lenten Habitat build this Saturday.

Contact Lynsley Tyler or see availability on bulletin

boards in hallway for volunteer needs on

March 21, April 11 and 18.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS -  JUNGLE JAM IS APRIL 25

Morningside Presbyterian Preschool’s spring carnival,

Jungle Jam, will be Saturday, April 25, from

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have bounce houses, a

petting zoo, train, face painting, King of POPS, and

activities for kids of all ages. We will have a separate

toddler area for younger kids and an obstacle

course bounce house for older kids. Come join the

fun! Jungle Jam is the preschool’s main spring fundraiser,

and the whole neighborhood is invited. We

can’t make it a success without your help! We hope

you will bring your own family, spread the word,

and/or sign up for a volunteer shift or two the day

of the event. More details and volunteer sign-up

opportunities will be available soon.

 

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 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 bulletin

boards. Contact Melinda Sandkam

msandkam@morningsidepc.org with questions

including inquiries regarding scholarships.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Megan and Mark Mashburn on the birth of their

son, Emmett Charles Mashburn, on February 20.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES

Next Sunday, you can learn more about how to engage with the Lenten Season through the Faith Development Class in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m. facilitated by Jim Martin. This class will skip Easter Sunday and wind up the series with a final session April 12.

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

All elementary ages are invited to a special class offering at 9:45 a.m. in Room 001 the next three Sundays of Lent (taking a break on March 22 when children's choirs sing and all ages are invited to come early to prepare to wave palm leaves on Palm Sunday, March 29).

 

MARCH 1 - Lenten Songs with Elisabeth Copeland and Outreach project for Genesis Shelter

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, MARCH 1
OUR HOUSE Collection

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

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

11 a.m. Worship with Communion

12 noon Stockstill Fellowship

12:15 p.m. Gala Benefit Rehearsal

5-7 p.m. Youth Group


MONDAY, MARCH 2
OUR HOUSE Collection

8:15 & 9:30 a.m. MPP Creative Movement

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

7 p.m. Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, MARCH 3
OUR HOUSE Collection

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; Love & Logic Parenting Class

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


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
RHINO Mission Trip; OUR HOUSE Collection

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, MARCH 5
RHINO Mission Trip; OUR HOUSE Collection

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

1 p.m. MPP Playball

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, MARCH 6
RHINO Mission Trip; OUR HOUSE Collection

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis


SATURDAY, MARCH 7
RHINO Mission Trip; OUR HOUSE Collection

8:30 a.m. Weight Watchers

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

4 p.m. Organ Concert


SUNDAY, MARCH 8 - DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS
RHINO Mission Trip; OUR HOUSE Collection

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

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

10:30 a.m. Capital Campaign Information Session

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

12:15 p.m. Deacons; Gala Benefit Rehearsal

5-7 p.m. Youth Group

5:30 p.m. Meditation and Book Discussion Group

6 p.m. Journey

 

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: Beth Baer 404.873.0648

DEACON ON CALL: Ann Bowers 404.580.8285

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

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Brenda Fishpaw

GREETERS: Bill and Sanda Means, Jane Stack, Austin Davis

COUNTERS: Gail Kitchens, Peter Tuuk

FLOATER VOLUNTEER: Caroline Parrish

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Carolyn/Taylor Morton

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Brian Johnson

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Claire Burke, Alyssa Durden

K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEERS: Jill Davis, Susan Kimball

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER : Brooke Williams

FELLOWSHIP FOR DREW AND ELLEN STOCKSTILL: Sarah Brownlee and Cindy Humphries, coordinators

 

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

Connie Crowley (Hugh Bell’s sister-in-law)

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)

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

John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)

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

Last Published: February 26, 2015 9:48 PM