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Life@Morningside for October 18, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for October 18, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church.

•  Sarah Smith, intern, will be our preacher, and

Mathew Frease, 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 attend worship.

 

FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY

The flowers are given to the glory of God by Anna

Best in honor of Morningside Presbyterian

Church’s weekly office volunteers: Gail Kitchens,

Herb Grodemange, Dianne Johnson, Nancy

Coomes, Lynn Daniel, and Bill and Sanda Means.

 

CHURCH RETREAT THIS WEEKEND

The William Black Lodge is full of Morningsiders

enjoying worship led by retreat leader Rev. Paul

Roberts at the same time as we worship at MPC this

morning. Pray for safe travels as they return to Atlanta

this afternoon and don't forget to mark the

third weekend of October NOW so that you can

join next year's retreat.

 

MEDITATION AND DISCUSSION GROUP

Morningside’s meditation group meets tonight,

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.

 

FOOD TRUCKS

Come enjoy an easy dinner and good fellowship at

the food trucks in our parking lot this Thursday,

October 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. This will be the last

time the trucks will be here this fall as we will take

a break during the colder months.

 

ATLANTA CHOIR TO PRESENT CONCERT 
AT MORNINGSIDE

Coro Vocati, an Atlanta-based choral ensemble of

professional musicians, will be in concert in our

Sanctuary, Saturday, October 24, presenting an

evening of “Songs of Love and Remembrance” beginning

at 7 p.m. Our Organist/Choirmaster Jonathan

Crutchfield is the accompanist with this

choir, which quickly is rising as one of Atlanta’s

finest choral ensembles. Our bass soloist Brandon

Odom also sings with the choir. A suggested donation

of $10 will be received at the door. For information

about this group, visit corovocati.com.

 

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE

Join us as we welcome Sarah Kate, our

new Director of Children’s Ministries, on Monday,

October 26, at 6:30 p.m. She's been in her

newly created role at MPC for three weeks and

is eager to meet all of us. Come see why our children

and families are excited about her arrival! After

dinner together, Sarah Kate will talk and give

us a chance to ask questions. Our intergenerational

group meets monthly and enjoys good conversation,

good food and wine, and great speakers who

enlighten us about opportunities to serve. The

host is Lynn Young, 277 The Prado, 30309. RSVP

to Sarah Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

 

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 4 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!


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.

 

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.

 

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November

1. We "fall back" and gain an extra hour

of sleep. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour

before going to bed Saturday, October 31.

 

ALL SAINTS’ OBSERVANCE- NOVEMBER 1

All Saints' Day is a day of observance in the liturgical

calendar of the church in which we celebrate

the lives of those whose race is run, who have

kept the faith, and whose witness lives on among

us in the communion of the saints. In our communion

liturgy, those who passed from this life

this year will be remembered with thanksgiving

to God for their lives and witnesses. If there are

friends or family who died in the last year whose

names you would like remembered in this prayer

on All Saints' Day, contact the church office.

 

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... Next Sunday, 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. This class will meet in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.


CHILDREN... This morning, three and four-year-olds will continue working with the story Two Coats for Joseph to learn more about Joseph's time in Egypt.

 


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


MONDAY, OCTOBER 19

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet

7 p.m. Session; Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20

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, OCTOBER 21

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast

8:15 a.m. MPP Children’s Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

9 a.m. MPP/Vision Screening

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 22

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Fun with Weights

1 p.m. Playball

5—8 p.m. Food Trucks

6 p.m. Six Star meeting

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
Youth Lock In

9 a.m. MPP

10 a.m. MPP Creative Movement

11 a.m. Karate


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
Youth Lock In

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

12 noon Coro Vocati Rehearsal

7 p.m. Coro Vocati Concert


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship/Commitment Sunday

12 noon Fellowship

12:30 p.m. Evangelism Committee

4 p.m. Blessing of the Animals

4 p.m. Ashton Edmeades Eagle Ceremony

4-6 p.m. Clifton Sanctuary Ministries Graduation Dinner

 

Come explore the spirit of giving at our annual Thanksgiving Gathering, Monday, November 2, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Join us for dinner in the Fellowship Hall and stay for face painting, crafts, and games. Help kick off our canned food drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank by bringing in non-perishable items. There is no cost for this event, but RSVP’s are requested by October 30! Members of our congregation are needed to staff the event, which especially honors our preschool families. Volunteers are encouraged to join us for the whole event or for one of three shifts: Shift 1: Set-up (4-5:15 p.m.), Shift 2: Serving food, leading activities (5:15-6:30 p.m.), and Shift 3: Clean-up (6:15-7:30 p.m.). To volunteer or to RSVP contact Lisa Ladds lisaladds@gmail.com, 678.637.4698.

 

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: Van Jensen 404.991.8817

DEACON ON CALL: Sandy Jones 770.321.0898

USHERS: Callie and David Stewart, Nancy Anderson, Amy Jensen

GREETERS: Nancy Collins, Jane Stack, Sanda Means, Gail Kitchens

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Sandy Ryan

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Robin and William Hackney

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Amy Kayler

4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Charles and Tish Woolley

K-1st Grade VOLUNTEER: Frances Bresnahan

2nd & 3rd Grade VOLUNTEER: Mary Hardy Holaway

FELLOWSHIP: Deacons (Sarah Chatel, 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.

Timothy Johnson (Hugh Bell’s friend)

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)

Ken Sapp

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 16, 2015 10:33 PM