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Life@Morningside for October 11, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for October 11, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church.


•  Baron Mullis, Senior 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.

 

FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY

The flowers are given to the glory of God by the

congregation and children of Morningside Presbyterian

to welcome Sarah Kate DeWyngaert as the

new Director of Children’s Ministries.


SERVICE MUSIC

Today’s offertory is a gospel-infused arrangement

of Thomas A. Dorsey's beloved hymn "Precious

Lord, Take My Hand". Dorsey (July 1, 1899 -

January 23, 1993) was born in Villa Rica, Georgia

and was the music director at Pilgrim Baptist

Church in Chicago from 1932 until the late 1970s.

"Precious Lord, Take My Hand" was Martin Luther

King Jr.'s favorite song, and he often invited

gospel singer Mahalia Jackson to sing it at civil

rights rallies to inspire crowds. At his request, she

sang it at his funeral in April 1968. Today's arrangement

includes handchimes, malleted bells,

singing bells, keyboard, string bass and percussion.

It is the debut of MPC's fourth octave of

handbells and fully-refurbished handbell instruments.


MEDITATION AND DISCUSSION GROUP

Morningside’s meditation group meets next Sunday,

October 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Pam

and Ken Sharpe (1700 Timberland Road, 30345).

A light dinner will be served followed by discussion

and meditation. The evening takes about two

hours. RSVP to kensharpe@bellsouth.net.

 

THURSDAY THEOLOGY

Engage with a small but lively group of members

hashing out theological terms with Baron in his office

this Thursday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m.

 

LGBT & FRIENDS

The group 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 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.

 

FAITH DEVELOPMENT CLASS

Dr. George Stroup, Emeritus Professor of Theology

at Columbia Theological Seminary, returns to

the Morningside classroom to lead an exciting four

-week series on the biblical concept of idolatry,

the topic of Dr. Stroup’s latest book. The class

will be October 25 through November 15 and will

meet in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday. All

are welcome and encouraged to learn about the

second of the 10 Commandments.

 

COMMITMENT SEASON

Mission has always been of primary importance to

Morningside, but this year we're embarking on an

effort to raise the annual budget for Mission, part

of a multi-year effort to raise it to 10 percent of

the church's budget. If we successfully complete

our goal of a 2 percent increase this Commitment

season, we'll be on our way to making our Mission

budget a true tithe, and increasing the support

we give to those in need in our community.

Please consider helping this effort when you decide

your pledge. Commitment Sunday is October

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

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

 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME COLLECTION FOR
OUR HOUSE THROUGH OCTOBER 18

Do you have outgrown costumes cluttering your

closets from years past? We are collecting gently

used costumes for the children of Our House so

that they can take part in the childhood tradition

of dressing up for Halloween. Drop off any size

costume up to size 6 in the welcome center by

Sunday, October 18.

 

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!

 

MITTEN TREE COLLECTION FOR OUR
HOUSE THROUGH OCTOBER 30

October brings cooler weather and our annual

collection of new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves

for the children at Our House. Gently used coats

and sweaters may also be donated. Please hang

your gifts on the Mitten Tree, which will blossom

in the preschool alcove throughout the month of

October, or place them in the basket in the welcome

center. Our House is a childcare and support

center located in Decatur that serves children

and families facing homelessness.

 

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.

Please join us at the dinner by visiting

www.cliftonsanctuary.com/media/annual-dinner-graduation/.

For more information, please contact 

Jack Klotz jacksklotz@gmail.com.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

November 15 is an important date in the history

of Morningside Presbyterian Church. This year,

on that date, MPC will celebrate its 90th anniversary!

We will commemorate the special day with

a Worship Service and Celebration Luncheon

highlighting our congregation's past, present and

future. Please mark your calendars for November

15--we hope you'll join us!

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT

There will be no Adult Faith Development class next Sunday, October 18 due to the all-church retreat. On October 25 the class will begin a four-week series on idolatry led by Dr. George Stroup, Emeritus Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary.

CHILDREN

Today, the Preschool class will learn how his father's gift of a beautiful coat creates trouble for Joseph in Two Coats for Joseph.

 

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

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12

9 a.m. MPP Closed in observance of Columbus Day

7:30 p.m. Morningside Lenox Park Association

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13

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 p.m. Preschool Committee

7:30 p.m. Troop 455

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14

8:15 a.m. MPP Children’s Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

9 a.m. MPP/Speech Evaluation

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 15

9 a.m. MPP

9 a.m. MPP/Speech Evaluation

11 a.m. Fun with Weights

12:30 p.m. Thursday Theology

1 p.m. Playball

5:30 p.m. MPP Open House

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir; Girl Scout Leaders

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
All Church Retreat at Montreat

9 a.m. MPP

10 a.m. MPP Creative Movement

11 a.m. Karate

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
All Church Retreat at Montreat

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
All Church Retreat at Montreat

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

10:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

12:30 p.m. RHO Readers; Young Adult Luncheon

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group

5:30 p.m. Youth Games and Dinner

6:30 p.m. High School Youth Group

 

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: Susan Oder 404.256.5144

DEACON ON CALL: Sarah Chatel 404.502.2884

USHERS: Brenda Fishpaw, George Logan, Rhonda McIntosh, Nancy Lane

GREETERS: Curt Barrett, Jane Stack, Bill Humphries, Gail Kitchens

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Carolyn Cobb

COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Gail Kitchens

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Melissa and Emma Lawson

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Stephanie/Kasey Libby

4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Lee Anne Sapp, Ibby Bailey

K-1st Grade VOLUNTEER: Tish/Charles Woolley

2nd & 3rd Grade VOLUNTEER: Amy Jarratt

4th & 5th Grade VOLUNTEER: Randy Parrish

PLEASE JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP FOLLOWING WORSHIP

 

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)

Jennifer and Jason Swafford (Sandy Jones’ friends)

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 8, 2015 5:11 PM