Life@Morningside for September 6, 2015
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for September 6, 2015


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

exit to the narthex after the Peace of Christ where

their teachers will take them to their classrooms.

Fours & fives are in Room 011; K-5th Grade in




The flowers today are given to the glory of God by

Will and Suzanne Lee in loving memory of Suzanne’s

mother Peggy Crow.



We are very excited to be led in worship this morning

by our new organist/choirmaster, Dr. Jonathan

Crutchfield. Jonathan comes to us from the Myers

Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC, where he has

served the past nine years. Jonathan has also served

churches in Tennessee and Kentucky and earned a

doctoral degree in conducting along the way. We

look forward to seeing our choirs thrive under his

expert leadership. Welcome, Jonathan and Rick!



RHO Readers books and other media go on clearance

sale today. We'll give you a bag to cram full --

all you can take away for $5 on our final day. Proceeds

support children's literacy outreach.



It’s time to kick off our new Sunday School year! If

you have a little one, age 18 months through fifth

grade, join us in the Fellowship Hall next 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 would like to help, contact Liz Sommerfeld

at elizabethsommerfeld@gmail.com.



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

or visit http://www.TakeThemAMeal.com/meals.php?t=XIME6870.



Morningside will make its sixth mission trip to New

Orleans 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 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

(cost: approximately $250 per person). Contact Roland

Behm (roland.behm@mail.com) for more information

or to indicate your interest. Registration

deadline is September 14.



New "Daily Bread" devotionals are now available in

the Welcome Center and Narthex. Please take one

with you for your fall meditations.



There will be a memorial service for Bob Coomes in

Morningside’s sanctuary Thursday, September 10, at

3 p.m. Reception follows.



·Yoga begins this 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 this 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 to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

·One Gray Hair begins the fall season on Wednesday, September 9 at noon in Fellowship Hall with lunch and a program. The program will be a talk and discussion led by Miranda Brownlee on her recent trip to Israel and Palestine. Please come with your questions and ideas as we talk about this critical part of our world so ravaged by conflict and violence. RSVP to Sarah and Richard, rsbrownlee1046@att.net, so we may get a count for lunch.

·The Couples Group will gather together on Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m. for a meal and fellowship at the home of Susan and Tom Oder (1334 Old Johnson Ferry Rd., NE 30319). All couples are invited to attend. For more information and to RSVP contact Kathy Bremer kdbremer@bellsouth.net.

·Morningside’s Meditation and Discussion Group will meet next Sunday, September 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Pam and Ken Sharpe (1700 Timberland Road, Atlanta 30345). We will have a light dinner then discuss “The Light Within: Meditation as Pure Prayer” by Laurence Freeman, OSB. We conclude with a meditation period, the evening takes about 2 hours. RSVP to kensharpe@bellsouth.net.

·Children’s Choirs resume at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 16. For more information, contact Jonathan Crutchfield jcrutchfield@morningsidepc.org.

·Thriving and Surviving >If you are the mother of a young child (or a mother to be), join us Monday, September 21 at 10 a.m. or Thursday, October 1 at 7 p.m. in Room 201. Facilitated by Dr. Sarah Juul, the mother of a young child and perinatal psychiatrist in private practice, we will discuss baby nurture, life changes, and coping and adapting resources. The free discussion needs a minimum of participants and will be limited to no more than 15. Child care will be provided, but children are welcome. RSVP to Ellen Behm ellenbehm@gmail.com by September 19, indicating your preferred discussion date.

·A year-long evening Bible Study with Baron Mullis will begin Wednesday, September 30. The class is for those who have studied the Bible and for those who feel they know nothing. There will be a cost to attend which includes a Bible, materials, and supper each week. Registration deadline is September 23. RSVP to the church office office@morningsidepc.org. For more information, see this month’s newsletter.

·Join us at Montreat for our All-Church Retreat 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.


Faith Development at Morningside

Morningside member Jennye Guy continues her introduction to Bible study that will, hopefully, whet attendees' appetites for studying and exploring the Bible on their own. With the help of reference works and methods of study, we can read and study the Bible and uncover many of its layers of meaning for ourselves. Using the book of 1 John as a teaching example, an overview of one system of study--The Inductive Method--will be presented. The class will meet at 9:45 a.m. in Room 201.

The Preschool Class will respond to the story It’s a Noisy Place! with animal activities.



9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

Church Office and MPP closed in observance of Labor Day

7 p.m. Mandolin Society


9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Yoga

2:15 p.m. Tai Chi

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

7 p.m. Preschool Committee; LGBT & Friends

7:30 p.m. Troop 455


9 a.m. MPP

12 noon One Gray Hair Luncheon

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Fun with Weights

3 p.m. Bob Coomes Memorial Service (reception follows)

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


9 a.m. MPP

7 p.m. Couples Group


9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

5 p.m. Young Adults Tailgate and Braves Game


9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class; Inquirers’ Class

11 a.m. Worship with Communion

12 noon Fellowship

12:15 p.m. Deacons

12:30 Craft Guild

4:30 p.m. MS Youth

5:30 p.m. Youth Games and Dinner

6 p.m. Journey (LGBT & Friends providing meal)

6:30 p.m. HS Youth


The MEN’S SOFTBALL TEAM capped off a fun season

this summer by winning the NACL Championship on

August 31. They beat a team from Trinity Presbyterian

18-4 for the title!


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: Laura Fillyaw 404.583.9323

DEACON ON CALL: Robin Hackney 404.329.1574

USHERS: Doug Selph, Brad Strickland, Monirah Womack

GREETERS: Sanda and Bill Means, Austin Davis, Carol Senf


COUNTERS: Peter Cobb, Sarah and Richard Brownlee



3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ibby Bailey, Suzanne Macpherson

FELLOWSHIP: Session (Kim Nuckols, 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...

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)

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.

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