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Life@Morningside for March 8, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for March 8, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian

Church. Drew Stockstill, Associate Pastor, will

be our preacher, and Baron Mullis, Senior 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 Room 005.

 

SERVICE MUSIC

Georg Neumark wrote the German chorale Wer nur

den lieben Gott last walten, around 1640. Many

composers have set this tune, including Bach in his

Cantata 93. During the anthem, we will hear this

tune in English as arranged by Jody Lindh. For the

postlude, we listen for Bach’s interpretation of this

sobering tune within which there are two different

motives: one rhythmic figure in the inner voices expressing

joy, and the bass, moving in a stepwise motion,

alluding to faith.

 

FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY

The flowers today are given to the glory of God and

in memory of Trenton Tunnell, Jr. by his sons

Trenton, Spencer and Steven.

 

MEDITATION AND BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Morningside’s Meditation and Discussion Group

continues tonight, 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 15, Intern Josh Stanley

will lead a lesson on Lent, and we will do an outreach

project for the Brown Bag program of Cure

Childhood Cancer. RSVP to Melinda Sandkam.

 

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

tomorrow, 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.

 

ONE GRAY HAIR LUNCHEON

The One Gray Hair group will have their lunch and

program this Wednesday, March 11 at noon in Fellowship

Hall. Elizabeth Rice and Drew Stockstill

will share a conversation about the missions of the

Presbyterian Church yesterday, today and tomorrow.

We look forward to seeing everyone. RSVP to

the Brownlees rsbrownlee1046@att.net so they can

get an accurate count for food.

 

POETRY GROUP

The Poetry Group, led by Robert Gray and Baron

Mullis, will meet this Thursday, March 12, in

Baron’s office at 12:30 p.m. No knowledge of poetry

is required - just an honesty to talk about life experiences,

faith and how we can encounter the

Word in fresh ways. You are welcome, but not required,

to bring lunch with you.

 

COUPLES GROUP

Our Couples Group will not meet in March. Mark

your calendars for April 10 at the Danekers. For information

will follow soon.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MISSION

Additional components to our Standing and Serving for Generations campaign involve providing additional support to our Christian Education and Mission programs. This is a church that is alive with promise and possibility, made possible in part by the arrival of new families in recent years. We are committed to investing in the spiritual foundation of our young people with a one-time programmatic investment as well as enhancing the classrooms of our children and youth. 

Just as alive as we are inwardly, we are truly a church that looks out into the surrounding community and world to spread our spirit, service and welcome. We must invest at a level beyond what is allocated in our operating budget which will allow us the flexibility to respond to the call we have as a mission-based congregation. Through this fund, our Mission Committee will have the opportunity to support and serve those they identify as being in need, while also having the opportunity to plan and look ahead to those people, places and programs that could benefit from our gifts of time and resources.

As you think toward Pledge Sunday, March 15, please keep in mind that your gift, payable over the next three years, will not only help provide for the children and youth that are here but for those to come as well as others outside our church community in need.

 

LGBT & FRIENDS

All are welcome to join the group for their next

meeting which includes dinner and a program on

Tuesday, March 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information

and to RSVP email lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

 

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 continue 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.

 

EASTER EGG HUNT- SATURDAY, APRIL 4

Please join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt-

‘The Running of the Eggs!’ Activities begin at

10:45 a.m., and the egg hunt at 11 a.m. We will

have face painting, Easter masks & cookies, VBS

registration and best of all-lots of eggs (bring your

own basket). This is a big outreach to our community,

and we hope you will invite your neighbors.

Donations of candy or toy-filled-eggs are needed

by March 30 (no peanuts please). Volunteers are

needed in shifts: Setup/Egg hiding 9:30 to

10:30 a.m. and Event/Clean-up 10:30 a.m. to

12:15 p.m. Please sign up on the posters at church

or contact Holly Greene at hollyanngreene@gmail.com.

 

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).

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, MARCH 8
RHINO Mission Trip; OUR HOUSE Collection

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development & Confirmation Classes

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


MONDAY, MARCH 9
OUR HOUSE Collection

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

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet/Tap

6-9 p.m. Communications Focus Groups

7 p.m. Mandolin Society

7:30 p.m. MLPA


TUESDAY, MARCH 10
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. Preschool Committee

7:30 p.m. Scout Troop 455


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
OUR HOUSE Collection

9 a.m. MPP

12 noon One Gray Hair Luncheon

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 12
OUR HOUSE Collection

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

12:30 p.m. Poetry Discussion

1 p.m. MPP Playball

6:30 p.m. Six Star Meeting

7 p.m. Lydia Circle

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, MARCH 13
OUR HOUSE Collection

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis

7 p.m. Couples Group


SATURDAY, MARCH 14
OUR HOUSE Collection

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Build

8:30 a.m. Weight Watchers

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, MARCH 15
OUR HOUSE Collection

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development & Confirmation Classes

11 a.m. Worship with Handbells

12 noon Fellowship; Youth Group participates in Hunger Walk

12:15 p.m. Gala Benefit Rehearsal

12:30 p.m. RHO Readers; Young Adult Brunch

 

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: Martin Dunlap 404.276.0733

DEACON ON CALL: Cindy Humphries 770.565.8490

USHERS: Brenda Fishpaw, Carol Senf, Temple Elliott, Nancy Lane

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Sandy Jones

GREETERS: Nancy Collins, Ellen Landers, Betsy Holland, Gail Kitchens

COUNTERS: Richard Brownlee, Ellen Landers

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Robin/William Hackney

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Alexandra Tuuk

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ibby Bailey, Mary Hardy Holaway

K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Eleanor Attwood

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER : Amy Jarratt

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Caroline Tanner

FELLOWSHIP: Women’s Roundtable

 

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...

Vivian (Antenucci’s grandniece)

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: March 6, 2015 11:56 AM