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Life@Morningside for October 4, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for October 4, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church.

•  Drew Stockstill, Associate Pastor will be our preacher,

and Sarah Smith, 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 worship.

 

FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY... The flowers are given

to the glory of God by Charlsie Woolley in honor

of Mary Ann Woolley Cadiente and Lily Brooks

Woolley whose birthdays are October 14; in honor

of Tish Woolley’s service as a deacon; and in

memory of Dan Woolley who died October 14.

 

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY... We join this Sunday

in a celebration observed by several Christian

denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of

every October, that promotes Christian unity

and ecumenical cooperation. The tradition

originated in the Shadyside Presbyterian

Church (Pittsburg, PA) in 1933, was adopted

throughout the US Presbyterian Church in

1936, and subsequently spread to other denominations.

In 1940, the Federal Council of Churches

(now the National Council of Churches) endorsed

World Communion Sunday and began to promote it

to Christian churches worldwide. Today, we celebrate

communion with believers across the world.

Notice the various fabrics and loaves of bread on the

Communion Table, symbolizing our global connectedness

to each other through food and cloth. Today’s

choir anthem connects us to our Jewish brothers

and sisters; the Communion music using Taizé

chant connects us to France; and our creed connects

us to the Maasai people of East Africa. Join your fellow

travelers at the table of grace.

 

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!

 

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

The children of Morningside 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!

 

COMMITMENT SEASON

The annual Commitment Season has begun at

Morningside, which means it's time to prayerfully

consider your family's pledge for 2016. About 96

percent of the church budget comes from offerings,

which means that our pledges allow Morningside's

leaders to know what funding will be

available next year for mission work, children and

youth programs and more. All are invited to

turn in pledge cards on Commitment Sunday,

October 25, but you can also pledge at any time online:

https://secure.accessacs.com/access/memberlogin.aspx?sn=142543

 

OCTOBER THEOLOGY ON TAP

Philip Hawkins will host Theology on Tap tomorrow,

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)

this 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.

 

PICK- A- PAN FOR JOURNEY OCTOBER 11

Support Morningside’s mission to the residents of

Journey Men’s Shelter by picking up a pan in the

narthex today. Fill it with your delicious offering

and return it to church the morning of Sunday,

October 11 or let shepherd Tamara Nix know if

you would like to serve the meal,

tamaranix@lumni.duke.edu, 404.805.8955.

 

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!

 

ADULT EDUCATION BROCHURE

Pick up a copy of the new Adult Education Opportunities

brochure and see the number of ways

you can stretch your mind and grow your faith.

 

CLIFTON SANCTUARY MINISTRIES

There is a lot to celebrate at Clifton Sanctuary

Ministries (369 Connecticut Avenue,30307)! Join

us Sunday, October 25 from 4-6 p.m. to celebrate

Prince Davies-Venn’s retirement after

15 years of Ministry and Service to Clifton Sanctuary

Ministries. We honor his ability to transform

lives and share the Word of God, and we

will also honor this year’s Clifton graduates. It is

only fitting that we celebrate the progress of this

class of men, the last group mentored by Prince

and we wish Prince a Happy Retirement. We will

have music and a few surprises followed by some

BRIEF remarks. Dinner will be served at 5:20 and

there will be plenty of time to visit with old

friends and check out some of the physical improvements

made by recent volunteer groups.

For more information, please contact Jack Klotz

jacksklotz@gmail.com.

 

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.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT
A class on C.S. Lewis' classic, "The Screwtape Letters," led by Drew Stockstill concludes 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 3-4-5 class will hear A Girl Named Rebekah and learn how Abraham chose a wife for his son.

 

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


MONDAY, OCTOBER 5

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet

7 p.m. Mandolin Society; Theology on Tap


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6

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; MLPA Zoning


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7

8:15 a.m. MPP Children’s Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

9:30 a.m. MPP Music Madness

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 8

9 a.m. MPP Closed/Teacher Workday

11 a.m. Fun with Weights

1 p.m. Playball

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir; Pride Service


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

9 a.m. MPP Closed/Teacher Workday

7 p.m. Couples Group


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

6 p.m. Journey

 

LGBT & FRIENDS will hold their

next meeting on Tuesday, October 13 from 7 to

9 p.m. This month's program will revisit the very

first topic that LGBT & Friends explored,

"What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality,"

led by our own Baron Mullis. We

will gather at the home of Austin Davis and Doug

Selph, (2546 Haberfield Court, 30319 - Gate

Code: #0826). Dinner provided (a $10 donation

towards the meal cost is suggested).

RSVP by October 9 to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

 

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: Eleanor Attwood 404.783.9429

DEACON ON CALL: Sandy Jones 770.321.0898

USHERS: Ericson Harris, Monirah Womack

GREETERS: Ellen Landers, Austin Davis, Cindy Humphries, Betsy Holland

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Ellen Landers

COUNTERS: Claire Burke and Emily O'Brien

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Magan Ward

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: David Johnston

3s, 4s, & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Claire Burke and Emily O'Brien

K-1st Grade VOLUNTEER: Alyssa Durden

2nd & 3rd Grade VOLUNTEER: Greg Brow

FELLOWSHIP: David and Emilie Terry, 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)

Dick Stack (Jane Stack’s husband)

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: October 2, 2015 4:21 PM