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Life@Morningside for August 23, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for August 23, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian

Church. Randy Romig is our guest organist.

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 are in Room 011, and K-5th

grade is in Room 001.

 

THIS I BELIEVE

This morning, our popular series This I Believe

continues with three Morningside members

(Peter Chatel, Katye Watts, and Kent Balch)

speaking about their faith and what shapes their

core values.

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Plan to remain in the Sanctuary after worship

Sunday, August 30, for a brief meeting to vote on

the terms of Associate Pastor Drew Stockstill's

call. This is one of the few reasons the congregation

is asked to meet, so please spare a few

minutes for this important aspect of church membership.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL KICK- OFF

The children are heading back to school, so it’s

time to kick off our new Sunday School year. If you

have a little one age 18 months through fifth grade,

please join us in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday,

September 13 at 10 a.m. for face painting, crafts,

dress-up games, and light refreshments. For those

children moving into a new classroom, we will escort

them to their new room at 10:55 a.m. If you

or your youth-aged child would like to help with

this event, please contact Liz Sommerfeld at

elizabethsommerfeld@gmail.com.

 

THINKING ABOUT JOINING MORNINGSIDE

Morningside will offer visitors the following opportunities

to learn more about our church. On

Sunday, September 13, we will hold an Inquirers

Class followed by a New Members Class on Sunday,

September 20. Both will be held in the Session

Room at 9:45 a.m. For more information or to

register, please contact Baron Mullis

404.876.7396, ext. 11;

baron.mullis@morningsidepc.org.

 

CAMPUS MINISTRY@EMORY RESUMES

If you are interested in providing a meal for a

Tuesday night meeting or becoming a Campus

Ministry Friend, contact Leslie Prince

leslieprince@comcast.net.

 

MISSION TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS

Morningside will make its sixth mission trip to

New Orleans from Wednesday, November 4

through Sunday, November 8. We will work

with Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans (RHINO),

an urban outreach ministry of St. Charles Avenue

Presbyterian Church. There is a place for everyone

at the RHINO worksites, including homebuilding

with Habitat for Humanity, working in

community gardens, volunteering at food banks,

and other activities with RHINO community

partners. We will stay at the Brent House Hotel

in New Orleans (cost will be approximately $250

per person). Contact Roland Behm

(roland.behm@mail.com, 404.217.5514) for

more information or to indicate your interest in

participating. The registration deadline is

Monday, September 14.

 

YOUTH GROUP CONTINUES

This afternoon, Middle Schoolers will meet at

4:30 p.m., followed by games, music and supper

for all levels, then the Senior High meeting

begins at 6:30 p.m. This year, both groups

will continue to be led by Drew Stockstill and

Landon Dillard, with activities and Bible discussion

geared appropriately to age level.

Please join us!

 

MORNINGSIDERS IN MISSION

If you want to roll up your sleeves in service to

Our House/Genesis children and family ministry,

we have an opportunity for you. On Friday,

August 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., volunteers

are needed to build a playground for the

homeless kids served by Our House. Volunteers

should come in closed-toe shoes. Gloves,

goggles, breakfast and lunch will be provided

at 173 Boulevard NE, Atlanta 30312. You can

sign up on the Mission bulletin board or contact

Lloyd Prince LloydPrince@comcast.net

or Jack Klotz jacksklotz@gmail.com for more info.

 

SHALOM CHURCH WORKDAY

On Saturday, August 29 there will be a joint

congregation workday to support Shalom International

Ministries, a new church development

of the Atlanta Presbytery serving a primarily

refugee community. Work will be from

1 to 5 p.m. followed by dinner and a square

dance from 5 to 7 p.m. The address is 5140

Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain 30083. For

more information contact Lloyd Prince

lloydprince@comcast.net.

 

LITURGICAL ARTS DAY CAMP

Morningside is excited to offer a one day,

hands on camp for children to explore the liturgical

world through archaeology, natural

sciences, and art. Jane Arant, an awardwinning

musician, will lead this dynamic, one

day program offered to rising 4th through 6th

graders on Saturday, August 29 from 10 a.m.

to 3 p.m. Children are asked to bring their

lunch. If your student would like to attend,

email Anna Best office@morningsidepc.org to

sign up. This camp is limited to 12 students.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE FALL

•  Ken Sharpe will host September’s Theology on Tap on Tuesday, September 1, at 7 p.m. (1700 Timberland Road, Atlanta 30345).

•  Yoga begins Tuesday, September 8, in Room 201 at 11 a.m. Pam Sharpe, fitness and yoga professional, leads the class with a gentle and restorative approach. Just come and wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat. Thursday's class, Weights to the Oldies, begins September 10, in Room 201 and combines work with free weights and upbeat music. Each class runs 6 weeks, and is $69 per session. Come and bring your friends! For more information, contact Pam at yogapam@bellsouth.net.

•  LGBT & Friends will kick off their 2015/2016 season on Tuesday, September 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. We will gather at the home of Mardee Rightmyer and Julie Green (2707 Pharr Rd NE 30317- Eastlake area). This month's meeting, Marriage Equality: Check. So What's Next? will be led by Morningside member Tim Holbrook. Dinner will be provided (a $10 donation towards the meal cost is suggested). RSVP by Friday, September 4 to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

•  Chidren’s Choirs will resume Wednesday, September 16. For more information, contact Julie Schoen juliecschoen@me.com.

•  A year-long evening Bible Study with Baron Mullis will begin Wednesday, September 30. More information will follow soon.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT
This fall Adult Faith Development at Morningside is focusing on deepening our engagement with and understanding of the Bible. We continue next Sunday with Drew Stockstill leading a conversation on why the Bible matters for Christians today and how committing to reading God's Holy Scriptures as a regular practice can deepen our faith and strengthen our discipleship. This class will meet the next two Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in Room 201.

CHILDREN
The Preschool Class will learn how Jesus welcomed children in the story Come to Me.

 

This Week at Morningside


SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship/This I Believe Sunday

12 noon Congregational Lunch/Blessing of the Backpacks/RHO Book Sale

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group

6:30 p.m. Senior High Youth Group


MONDAY, AUGUST 24

9 a.m. MPP

7 p.m. Parliamentarians; Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, AUGUST 25

9 a.m. MPP

2:15 p.m. Tai Chi

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

7:30 p.m. Troop 455


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26

9 a.m. MPP

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

9 a.m. MPP

5 p.m.—8 p.m. Food Trucks


FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

8 a.m.—3 p.m. Our House Work Day

9 a.m. MPP


SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

1 p.m.—5 p.m. Shalom Church Work Day

5 p.m.—7 p.m. Shalom Dinner and Dance


SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship/Baptism

12 noon Fellowship/RHO Readers Book Sale

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group

6:30 p.m. Senior High Youth Group

 

FOOD TRUCKS-THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 5-8 P.M.

Come enjoy the food of SnoBayou, Crepe Suzette, and Just Loafin.'

 

ALL CHURCH RETREAT, OCTOBER 16-18

Join us at Montreat when our speaker will be The

Reverend Paul Roberts, President of Johnson C.

Smith Seminary. Registration forms are available

on the web and at the church.

 

OUR SYMPATHY TO...

Nancy Coomes on the death of her husband Bob on August 17. Service plans are pending. And, to Brandon Odom on the death of his grandfather, Bill Pigford, on August 7.

 

Giving and Attendance Update—8/16/15

NEEDED WEEKLY—$16,881

RECEIVED—$29,524

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE—$557,072

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE—$471,292

WORSHIP COUNT —141

 

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: Ellen Brown Landers 404.259.0586

DEACON ON CALL: Cindy Humphries 770.598.7949

USHERS: Callie and David Stewart, Beth Baer, Sandy Jones

GREETERS: Bill and Cindy Humphries, Jane Stack, Austin Davis

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Sandy Ryan

COUNTERS: Lynsley Tyler, Lisa Jern

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Carolyn/Taylor Morton

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEERS: Brian Johnson, Bryan Rogers

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Betsy Holland, Carol Senf

K-5TH GRADE VOLUNTEERS: Billy Palmer, Jim McKelvey

FELLOWSHIP: 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)

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

Hamilton family (friends of the Nuckols)

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)

Jan McMahan

Marilyn Neforas (Hugh Bell’s friend)

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)

William Taylor

Mike and Amelia Tyler (Lynsley Tyler’s brother and niece)

John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)

Lincoln Weis (Sienna Weis’s dad)

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

Last Published: August 20, 2015 9:36 PM