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Life@Morningside for May 17, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for May 17, 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. Today, we

honor Melinda Sandkam’s decade of service

at Morningside Presbyterian Church. We are

grateful to Melinda for her leadership and look

forward to many more years to come.

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

English composer Gerald Finzi ((1901-1956) grew

up a lover of words and poetry. In a public lecture

series at the Royal College of Music, he argued

that the English language was as musical as Italian.

While he did not use text painting to illustrate

texts, he tried to capture the lyricism of words

themselves. This resulted in a flowing, smooth,

and natural way of speech. God Is Gone Up, originally

composed for the feast day of St. Cecilia,

contains a wonderful text written by Edward Taylor.

We sing this anthem today as it illustrates the

ascension of Christ.

 

MEDITATION GROUP

Morningside's Meditation and Discussion Group

will meet this evening at 5:30 p.m. at the home of

Ken and Pam Sharpe (1700 Timberland Road,

30345). We will continue our discussion of Jim

Marion's "Putting on the Mind of Christ." A light

dinner will be served. RSVP to

kensharpe@bellsouth.net.

 

CLOSING IN ON THE GOAL

We continue to receive pledges for our Standing

and Serving for Generations Capital Campaign

and are so grateful for the response from so

many of you to this integral part of our church’s

future. We are on the cusp (so close!) of achieving

our goal of $1.5 million dollars so it is really important

that if you have not yet pledged you consider

what you might be able to do to help us reach

this goal, keeping in mind that you have the next

three tax years to pay out your pledge. We have

had several original pledges bumped up which has

been a wonderful blessing, and welcome more for

those who feel they can. Remember that no gift

is too small and the sum of our overall participation

is what will lead us to be able to very soon report

to you that the goal has been achieved so we

can start outlining to you the plans for how the

money will be spent.

For those who have already pledged, we ask that if

you didn’t give us an indication of your timeline

for paying out your pledge on your pledge card

that you email Tom Daniel tomdaniel404@gmail.com

to let him know. This just helps us as we start to

work on the cash flow in order to initiate

the work outlined in the campaign. Obviously,

we realize that this may not be firm but it does

give us some framework from which to work. For

any of you who are still considering a gift or need

any clarification about what the campaign is for, do

not hesitate to contact any of the co-chairs, Hillery

McNeill, Tara Parrish or Doug Self.

 

VBS REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Today, May 17, is the FINAL DAY to register your children

for ‘Around the World in 5 Days’ Vacation Bible School

June 15-19 (four years old by September 1 through 5th grade).

We will be traveling by plane, train, boat, hot air balloon and

space shuttle to help those in need. Registration forms can

be found at church and on our website. Final arrangements

for crafts, volunteers and ordering of t-shirts will take place

tomorrow morning, so be sure Melinda receives any final

registrations. Volunteers still needed for lots of 1-3 day

tasks (serving snacks, childcare for younger siblings,

running one day activities). Sign up today!

 

IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT ME!

Mission Camp registration deadline is May 31

(for completed 2nd-6th graders). This five day experience

for hands-on outreach for our children is July 20-24.

We welcome volunteers willing to chaperone and drive to

locations of projects. Please check your calendar now for

a half or whole day and help us make this a great

opportunity for our children.

 

STOCK SENIOR EMERGENCY PANTRY

Each May, we collect requested items for the

emergency pantry at Calvin Court Senior Community.

This is often utilized at the end of the

month when finances run short for seniors.

Please bring your items to the baskets in the Welcome

Center before May 24. Current prioritized

needs are: canned fruit, paper towels, toilet paper,

tissues, crackers; less needed but still welcome:

tuna fish, soups (low sodium also helpful),

canned vegetables.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT JOURNEY

All those in the Decatur area interested in supporting

Journey Men’s Shelter are welcome to join us

on Wednesday, May 27 at 5:30 for dinner or 6:30

for our talk at First Baptist Church, 308 Clairemont

Ave., Decatur, 30030. If you plan to join us for

dinner, reserve your space by this Wednesday,

May 20 at development@journeyshelter.org. We

hope to see you there!

 

FIRST ANNUAL MPC GOLF CLASSIC

You are invited to join other MPC members and

friends on Wednesday, June 17 at the Marietta

City Club. There will be men’s and women’s divisions.

Tee off at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available

in the grill from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The practice

range and putting greens will be available. At the

conclusion of the event, we will return to the grill

to award prizes. The cost is $55 per person. Registration

forms (deadline is this Tuesday, May 19)

are available in the Welcome Center. For more

information contact Link Marx

fmarx25@yahoo.com or Taylor Morton

gtmorton123@gmail.com.

 

SING WITH THE CHOIR SUNDAY

Have you ever wanted to sing with Morningside’s

Chancel Choir? Join us on June 14 for our annual

“Sing with the Choir” Sunday! To prepare for worship,

we will rehearse Wednesday, June 10 from

7:30 to 8:15 p.m. We then meet on Sunday morning

at 9:30 a.m. If interested, email our Choirmaster

masoncopeland@morningsidepc.org. We hope

to see many participants - come and bring a friend!

 

OUR SYMPATHY TO

Lloyd and Leslie Prince on the death of Lloyd’s

mother, Catherine Lucas Prince, on Wednesday,

May 13.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT CLASSES... Next Sunday, the Faith Development class will take a break for the Memorial Day weekend and will resume on Sunday, May 31 at 9:45 a.m. in Room 201. Ken Sharpe will facilitate the class “Christianity and Islam.”

CHILDREN’S CLASSES... Today, The Pre-K class will hear the story A Ride in the Night and learn how Paul once again escaped from his enemies.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, MAY 17

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Congregational Lunch Honoring Melinda Sandkam

1 p.m. RHO Readers

5 p.m. Youth Group End of the Year party

5:30 p.m. Meditation Group


MONDAY, MAY 18

9 a.m. MPP (Spirit Week)

1 p.m. MPP Celebration of Sarah Tomaka

7 p.m. Session; Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, MAY 19

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Yoga

1 p.m. Playball

2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

7 p.m. LGBT & Friends


WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP/MPC Staff Luncheon

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, MAY 21

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Weights to the Oldies

12:30 p.m. Third Thursday Theology

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, MAY 22

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP


SATURDAY, MAY 23

8:30 a.m. Weight Watchers

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

5:30 p.m. Clifton Sanctuary


SUNDAY, MAY 24

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

 

LGBT & FRIENDS

The final meeting before summer hiatus of LGBT &

Friends will be this Tuesday, May 19. The evening's

guest speaker will be Baron Mullis who will discuss

"The Ongoing Work of Inclusion in the Church." All

are welcome to join us for fellowship, dinner and an

enriching discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fellowship

Hall. RSVP to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST

Come join us for breakfast and fellowship this Wednesday,

May 20 at 7 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Coffee, a

good breakfast, a 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.

 

THURSDAY THEOLOGY

Engage with a small but lively group of members hashing

out theological terms with Baron in his office this

Thursday, May 21, at 12:30 p.m.

 

FOOD TRUCKS

The food trucks return to Morningside’s parking lot

Thursday, May 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. Please join us for

great food and fellowship!

 

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: Peter Tuuk 616.340.5587

DEACON ON CALL: Sarah Brownlee 404.876.3572

USHERS: Sandy and Todd Jones, Carolyn and Peter Cobb

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Cindy and Bill Humphries

GREETERS: Betsy Holland, Lynsley Tyler, Carol Senf, Gail Kitchens

COUNTERS: Richard Brownlee, Ellen Landers

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Melissa and Emma Lawson

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Sarah Beth Gehl

FLOATER VOLUNTEER: Alli Lee

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Liz Sommerfeld, Suzanne Macpherosn

K-1st GRADE VOLUNTEERS: Anne Barnette, Tish/Charles Woolley

2nd-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Amy Jarratt

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Caroline Tanner

CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH

 

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)

Baby Burkhalter (Jill Klotz’s friend’s child)

Georgiana Burnside (Ted Fleming’s cousin)

Bob Coomes

Sandra Crawford

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

Mary Edwards (Pam Sharpe’s mother)

Angela Frampton (Mac and Nancy Frampton’s daughter-in-law)

Hamilton Family (friends of the Nuckols)

Ann Herndon (Will’s mother)

Penny Hill (Executive Presbyter)

Finley Holaway

Sue Lutz (Pat and Jim Antenucci’s family)

Baby Vivian Lutz (Pat and Jim Antenucci’s family)

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)

Jan McMahan

Jason, Joullian, Isaac, and Noah Mitchell (Katrina Weis’ brother and nephews)

Marilyn Neforas (Hugh Bell’s friend)

Betty Ray

Anne and Nate Reid

Marta and Katy Ringenberg-Means

Linda and Mike Robinson (Bill Smith’s family)

Lawson Rucker (Keith Blount’s nephew)

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)

John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)

Doreen Waugaman and family (Sandy Jones’ friend)

Lincoln Weis (Sienna Weis’ dad)

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

Last Published: May 16, 2015 11:54 PM