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Life@Morningside for September 27, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for September 27, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church.

• Drew Stockstill, Associate Pastor will be

our preacher, and Anna Miles, intern, will be

our liturgist.

• Large print hymnals and Bibles as well as hearing

aids are available; ushers will gladly assist.

• 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 3-10 are invited to exit to the narthex

after the Peace of Christ where their teachers

will take them to their classrooms. Threes,

Fours & fives are in Room 011; K-1st Grade in

Room 001; 2nd-3rd Grade in Room 003; 4th-5th

Grade in Room 005.

 

OFFICER NOMINATIONS

It is the season of discernment where our Officer

Nominating Committee asks for your help in determining

whom God is calling to be leaders at

Morningside. Our ONC nominates candidates to

the office of Elder, Deacon, and next year’s ONC.

The process is simple - fill out the form in your

bulletin and place it in a box in either the Narthex

or the Welcome Center. You don’t have to ask

their permission to share their name with the

ONC - permission is only required for later nominations.

Just give the ONC the names, and they’ll

take it from here!

 

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE WELCOMES
OUR OWN KIM NUCKOLS AS SPEAKER

Join us tomorrow, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. and

learn about Atlanta Ronald McDonald House

Charities. Enjoy dinner and fellowship as we welcome

Kim Nuckols, MPC member and elder, who

will talk to us about ARMHC. This non-profit is

dedicated to serving the needs of children, by

providing temporary housing and support services

to families of ill and injured children being treated

at local hospitals. Our host is Lynn Young, 277

The Prado, 30309. RSVP to Sarah Brownlee at

rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

 

A SUNDAY MORNING PICNIC, OCTOBER 11,
TO WELCOME SARAH KATE

The children of Morningside Presbyterian Church

will host a Sunday morning picnic to welcome

Sarah Kate DeWyngaert to her role as the new Director

of Children's Ministries. The children invite

their family members and all their friends to come

enjoy juice and sweet treats on Sunday, October

11 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Gather at the picnic

tables near the playground to join in the festivities.

This will be Sarah Kate's first activity on her first

Sunday in her new role. She is excited to begin

her adventure with the children as they celebrate

her arrival. This is a wonderful way to rejoice with

our children as they welcome Sarah Kate. All

members are invited to participate in the fun!

 

SUPPORT PRESCHOOL EL TACO DINE OUT

All are welcome to dinner at El Taco (1186 N.

Highland) on Tuesday, September 29, from 5 to

10 p.m. for an easy way to support the Preschool!

If we bring at least 60 diners, then MPP receives

20% of the restaurant’s evening proceeds. Invite

friends and neighbors and be sure to tell them you

are with MPP. Reservations are accepted for parties

of 7 or more. We hope to see you there!

 

THRIVING AND SURVIVING

If you’re the mother of a young child (or mother

to be), please join us on 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 be discussing

baby nurture, life changes, and coping and

adapting resources. The free discussion will be

limited to no more than 12 participants. Childcare

provided, but children are welcome to stay

with their moms. RSVP to Ellen Behm

ellenbehm@gmail.com by September 28.

 

OCTOBER THEOLOGY ON TAP

Philip Hawkins will host Theology on Tap

Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m. at the home of

Pam and Ken Sharpe at 1700 Timberland Road,

Atlanta, 30345. Please note this is a change from

our usual Tuesday (November's meeting will be

on the first Tuesday of the month). Please mark

your calendars.

 

PRIDE SERVICE- OCTOBER 8

In recognition of Atlanta Pride Weekend

(October 9-11) all are welcome to a service

of worship and celebration at Central Presbyterian

Church (201 Washington St., Atlanta 30303)

on Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. Members of

Morningside’s handbell and chancel choirs will

participate. For more information, contact

lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

 

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS

On Sunday, October 25, Morningside members –

and their animals – are invited to gather on the

lawn at 5 p.m. for a special service in which we

give thanks to God for all of creation. Traditionally

celebrated on the Feast Day of St. Francis, Blessing

of the Animals is our opportunity to express our

love for our pets and to give thanks to God for

them. This short service welcomes all – as is our

custom – but we do ask that all are appropriately

restrained by leash or carrier. Please join in giving

thanks to God!

 

CAMPUS MINISTRY@EMORY REQUEST:

Please consider 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 HISTORY

This Tuesday, September 29, Pierre Ravacon,

grandson of Walter Thomas (architect for Morningside

Presbyterian Church) will visit us to research

our archives. Mr. Ravacon has developed a

portfolio of Mr. Thomas’ work and wishes to add

information about Morningside with additional

drawings, sketches and information to enhance his

project. Richard Brownlee and Randy Young will

meet with Mr. Ravacon to support his efforts and

to learn more about Walter Thomas and his excellent

reputation for ecclesiastical design, and

most particularly about our church. In 1945 Mr.

Thomas was elected president of Church Architectural

Guild of America (an organization that

studied and promoted excellence in church design).

Our former pastor, Reverend Arthur Vann

Gibson, and Mr. Thomas developed a special

friendship during the design of MPC. So notable

was the design that it appeared on the Planning

Church Buildings cover, published in 1946 by the

International Bureau of Architecture. Mr. Thomas

passed away during the early months of construction.

His associate, Harold Wagoner, completed

the sanctuary to Mr. Thomas’ design.

 

OUR SYMPATHY TO:

Jason and Julie Loring on the death of Julie’s father,

James H. Davis, Jr., on September 19.

 

In case of an emergency or urgent pastoral need,

please call BARON MULLIS 404.876.7396

x11, 404.398.3118 or DREW STOCKSTILL

404.876.7396 x14, 229.224.5557. You may

also contact the elder or deacon on call listed on

the back of this section.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT

A class on C.S. Lewis' classic, "The Screwtape Letters," led by Drew Stockstill continues next week. Please acquire a copy of the book and read along with the class. This class will meet through October 11 in Room 201 and begins promptly at 9:45 a.m.

CHILDREN

The Preschool class will wonder about God's promise to Abraham as they hear Count the Stars!

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

4:30 p.m. MS Youth

5:30 p.m. Youth Games and Dinner

6:30 p.m. HS Youth


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet

7 p.m. Mandolin Society; Parliamentarians


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Yoga

1 p.m. Mini Monets; Playball

2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi

4:30 p.m. Tai Chi

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

7:30 p.m. Troop 455


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Music

5:30—6 p.m. Cherub Choir

5:30—6:15 p.m. Treble Choir

7 p.m. Bible Study with Baron

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Fun with Weights

1 p.m. Playball

7 p.m. Thriving and Surviving

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

9 a.m. MPP

10 a.m. MPP Creative Movement

11 a.m. Karate


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship with Communion

12 noon Fellowship

12:15 Deacons

4:30 p.m. MS Youth

5:30 p.m. Youth Games and Dinner

6:30 p.m. HS Youth

 

CONVERSATION ON REFUGEE CRISIS

You are invited to join a group of interested people

at Manuels’ Tavern (602 North Highland

Avenue) on Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30

p.m. to discuss, discover, and pray about how

we can be of service to those seeking refuge in

Atlanta and around the world. A number of special

guests who work in this area will be present.

For more information, contact Drew Stockstill

dstockstill @morningsidepc.org.

 

Giving Update—9/13/15

NEEDED WEEKLY—$16,881

RECEIVED—$26,431

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE—$624,596

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE—$545,099

Attendance Update—9/20/15

WORSHIP COUNT —166

 

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: Alex Watts 404.550.9315

DEACON ON CALL: Philip Hawkins 678.772.8372

USHERS: Callie and David Stewart, Beth Baer, Shari Tant

GREETERS: Gail Kitchens, Jane Stack, Bill and Sanda Means

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Nancy Anderson

COUNTERS: Jack Klotz, Kimberly Nuckols

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Tish Woolley

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Sarah Beth Gehl

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Sue Ballay, Lee Anne Sapp

K-1st Grade VOLUNTEER: Eleanor Attwood

2nd & 3rd Grade VOLUNTEER: Lisa Ladds

4th & 5th Grade VOLUNTEER: Holly Greene

FELLOWSHIP: Theology on Tap (Ken Sharpe, 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

Braxton Jarratt

Friends and relatives of Linda Johnson: Kaitlin Andry, Melanie Donnelly, Ellen Hardeman, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr.

Jill Klotz

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)

Bus and Carmen Ryan (Tyler Ryan’s parents)

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.

Last Published: September 26, 2015 12:57 AM