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Life@Morningside for March 15, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for March 15, 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 Room 005.

 

SERVICE MUSIC

Today's Offertory, What Wondrous Love Is This?, is a

lush setting of the early American hymn for handbells,

handchimes and keyboard. The hymn was first

published in 1811 as part of the southern rural singing

school movement. Today, it is a widely known

hymn included in hymnals of many Christian denominations.

The hymn's lyrics express awe at the

love of God and are reminiscent of the text of John

3:16. Our setting today is arranged by Joel Raney

and transcribed by Arnold Sherman. The arrangement

is played in Dorian Mode giving it a haunting

quality, particularly suited for the Lenten season.

The arrangement begins in the key of Bb Major,

modulates through Ab Major & Eb Major before

settling into Db Major for the final theme.

 

PLEDGE SUNDAY

Today is Pledge Sunday for our Standing and

Serving for Generations Capital Campaign. You

will notice in the order of worship that we will be

bringing our pledge cards to the communion table

during the service. For any who do not want to

walk up the steps, we have also provided a pedestal

at the front of the church so that you can participate

without having to navigate the steps. We look forward

to reporting to you next Sunday the results of

today’s pledges. You will note that there are pledge

cards included here if you forgot to bring yours.

Thank you for your participation in this momentous

time of our church’s history.

 

LGBT & FRIENDS

The next meeting of LGBT & Friends is coming up

this Tuesday, March 17. The evening includes fellowship,

dinner and a book discussion of the novel

"These Things Happen." All are welcome to join us

from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Curt Barrett, 1365

N. Morningside Dr. NE, 30306. RSVP to

lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST

Come join us for breakfast and fellowship this

Wednesday, March 18 at 7 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Coffee, a good breakfast, a devotional led by Drew

Stockstill, 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.

 

THURSDAY THEOLOGY

Engage with a small but lively group of members

hashing out theological terms with Baron in his office

this Thursday, March 19, at 12:30 p.m.

 

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE

On Monday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. our speaker

will be Luma Mufleh, founder and director of The

Fugees Family. This non-profit provides refugee

girls and boys, grades 6 to 12, with mentorship,

structure and support to help them succeed in academics

and soccer (http://www.fugeesfamily.org).

Enjoy dinner and fellowship at the home of Lynn

Young, 277 The Prado, 30309. RSVP to Sarah

Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

 

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.

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY DINNER

On April 2, we will hold our annual Mediterranean

style dinner at 6:15 preceding our 7 p.m. worship

in Fellowship Hall for Maundy Thursday.

Please contact Worship Chair Susan Oder

susan.oder@harrynorman.com if you can co-chair

this event (we are trying to implement a two-year

succession plan for leadership; learning co-chair

first year, lead co-chair second year). Contact

Melinda Sandkam if you can volunteer to help or

you can sign up at the church. And RSVP to attend

dinner no later than Sunday, March 29 to the

church office.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Food Trucks Return

Thursday, March 26. 5-8 p.m.

Mark your calendars and join us for food and fellowship!

 

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 enjoyed a special class offering at 9:45 a.m. for Lent (taking a break next week, 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 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


MONDAY, MARCH 16
OUR HOUSE Collection
MPP Closed for Continuing Education

7 p.m. Session; Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, MARCH 17
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. LGBT & Friends

7:30 p.m. Scout Troop 455


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
OUR HOUSE Collection

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast

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 19
OUR HOUSE Collection

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

12:30 p.m. Thursday Theology

1 p.m. MPP Playball

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, MARCH 20
OUR HOUSE Collection

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. KidzTennis


SATURDAY, MARCH 21
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 22
OUR HOUSE Collection

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

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

11 a.m. Worship with Children’s Choirs

12 noon Fellowship

12:15 p.m. Gala Benefit Rehearsal

5-7 p.m. Youth Group

 

OUR SYMPATHY TO:

the family of Jackie Cleveland on her death

Tuesday, March 10.

 

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: Will Barnette 404.881.9616

DEACON ON CALL: Nathan Zook 404.668.5547

USHERS: Whitney and Aaron Shepherd, Kathy and Alan Bremer

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Jane Stack

GREETERS: Sanda and Bill Means, Bill and Cindy Humphries

COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Laura Fillyaw

FLOATER VOLUNTEER: Tristin Loomis

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Kelly Garrison

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Amy Millard

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Becky Schreiber, Tish/Charles Woolley

K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEER: Heather Regnault

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER : Angie Keller

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Ian Irwin

FELLOWSHIP: Deacons (Cindy Humphries, 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...

Baby Vivian (Antenucci’s grandniece)

Grace Bittick (daughter of former members Charles and Mimi Bittick)

Sandra Crawford

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

Mary Edwards (Pam Sharpe’s mother)

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 14, 2015 1:20 PM