Life@Morningside for November 1, 2015
Anna Best

Life @ Morningside for November 1, 2015


WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY... Welcome to worship

at Morningside Presbyterian Church.

•  Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor will be our

preacher and celebrant, 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 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 today are

given to the Glory of God by Leslie and Lloyd Prince

with large amounts of gratitude to our Morningside

family for seeing us through a fabulous first ten years

of marriage.


TODAY’S MUSIC... Shall We Gather at the River was

written by American poet and gospel music composer

Robert Lowry in 1864. It was originally titled

HANSON PLACE referencing the original Hanson

Place Baptist Church in Brooklyn, where Lowry, as a

Baptist minister, sometimes served. With delicate

and unexpected opening harmonies, the poignancy

of the hymn text comes through in today’s handbell

arrangement. The arrangement perfectly captures

the ebb and flow of Lowry’s beloved composition

and voyages through varying moods and styles and

before closing on a final, triumphant iteration of the

hymn before fading gently away.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM... This morning Lydia

Grace Stockstill, daughter of Ellen and Drew

Stockstill, will receive the sacrament of baptism.

Lydia’s grandfather, Stephen Murray, will assist with

the baptism.


NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS... If you have been considering

joining Morningside Presbyterian, there will

be an opportunity to learn more about the church on

Sunday, November 8, in the Session Room where at

the conclusion of the class you will meet with the

Session of the church and be received into membership.

For more information and to RSVP for the

classes, contact Baron Mullis baron.mullis@morningsidepc.org.


THEOLOGY ON TAP... The next meeting of Morningside’s

men’s group, Theology on Tap, will be

hosted by John Watson on Tuesday, November 3, at

7 p.m. (1397 Harvard Road, Atlanta, 30306). RSVP

to the church office office@morningsidepc.org.


THANKSGIVING GATHERING... Join us in the Fellowship

Hall tomorrow, November 2, 5:30-6:45

p.m., for dinner and fun activities for the children.

Please bring a non-perishable donation to help kickoff

our food drive for Intown Collaborative Ministries.

Volunteers and dinner reservations are needed.

To do either, please contact Lisa Ladds

lisaladds@gmail.com or Julie Brow juliebrowatl@gmail.com.


ONE GRAY HAIR... The next meeting of One Gray

Hair will be Wednesday, November 4. The program

will be brought by our " new " Minister of Music

and Worship, Dr. Jonathan Crutchfield. Jonathan

will share with us about his work in South Africa. If

you have been enjoying the music as much as we

have, you will not want to miss this opportunity to

share time with Jonathan! RSVP to the Brownlees at

rsbrownlee1046@att.net if you are able to attend.

We look forward to seeing you!



LGBT & Friends will hold its November meeting

on Tuesday, November 10, from 7 to 9 p.m.

We will gather at the home of Rob Payne and

Steve Smith, (1100 Balmoral Road, NE, Atlanta

30319). This month's program, "The Evolution of

LGBT Characters in Film and Television," will

include a discussion of how LGBT characters have

become prominent in the industry while many of

us were struggling with our identities. Dinner

will be provided (a $10 donation towards the cost

of the meal is suggested). RSVP by Friday, November

6 to lgbtandfriends @morningsidepc.org.



In anticipation of new programming in Children's

Ministry, Sarah Kate and the Transition Committee

would like an opportunity to hear from the

congregation. Please join us for a Listening Session

on one of three dates: November 11, 5:30-

6:30 p.m. in Room 201; November 17, 9:15-

10:15 a.m. in the Session Room; or December 7,

7-8 p.m. in the Session Room. Refreshments and

childcare will be provided at each session, but

please let us know you will be there at




The Couples Group invite you to join them at

Mary Mac’s Restaurant on Friday, November 13,

7 p.m. The hosts will be Phyllis Grimes and Katie

Davis. Famous for Southern cooking traditions,

Mary Mac’s is at 224 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE,

Atlanta 30308. And mark your calendar for upcoming

MPC Couples evenings: Christmas gettogether

December 11 at the Antenuccis’; New

Year Resolutions at the Princes’ January 8; and

Valentine celebration at the Bremers’

February 12.



Morningside Presbyterian Preschool holds its fall

FUN-Raiser at Paris on Ponce on Friday, November

13 at 7 p.m. This event includes amazing silent

auction items, creative food and cocktails and

a happy crowd of church and preschool adults.

For tickets and more information, watch our

website or contact Melinda Sandkam




Mix and mingle, get to know our newest members

at this adults-only party on Saturday, November

14. The Board of Deacons invite you to a

special evening hosted by Tony and Kent. The

party will be at 1368 Northview Avenue 30306

from 6 to 8 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided,

so all you have to bring is yourself. Let the

church office office@morningsidepc.org know

by November 7 if you plan on being there. Early

RSVPs appreciated.



“Illuminating Advent: Bringing Christ’s Hope,

Peace, Joy and Love Into Our Lives” will be a sixweek

series that also has a service component for

our adult Faith Development group meeting in

Room 201 at 9:45 a.m. Sundays beginning November

22. For their Advent service project, the

class will lead the congregation in a clothing

drive. The donations of men's and women's clothing

will be given to the ICM clothes closet and

Rebecca's Tent.



On Sunday, December 13 at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary,

the children will perform the story of the very first Christmas.

Registration forms are now available outside the

sanctuary and the church office. Forms are due back by

November 4. We need lots of help from volunteers for the

set, costumes, and more! Please contact

sarahkate@morningsidepc.org to help out.


Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT... Next Sunday, November 8 the class will continue a 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, the Preschool class will learn the wonderful way God kept Baby Moses safe as they listen to Safe in a Basket.



9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

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

11 a.m. Worship/All Saints’ Sunday/Baptism/ Communion

12 noon Fellowship

2 p.m. Eagle Scout Ceremony

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth

5:30 p.m. Youth Games and Dinner

6:30 p.m. High School Youth


9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet

5:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Gathering


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. Theology on Tap

7:30 p.m. Troop 455; MLPA Zoning; Handbell Choir

New Orleans Mission Trip

8:15 a.m. MPP Children’s Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

12 noon One Gray Hair Luncheon

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

New Orleans Mission Trip

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Fun with Weights

1 p.m. Playball

New Orleans Mission Trip

9 a.m. MPP

10 a.m. MPP Creative Movement

11 a.m. Karate

New Orleans Mission Trip

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

New Orleans Mission Trip

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

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

10:40 a.m. Called Session Meeting

11 a.m. Worship/New Member Sunday/Baptism followed by a Congregational Meeting

12 noon Fellowship

12:15 p.m. Deacons

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth

5:30 p.m. Youth Games and Dinner

6 p.m. Journey

6:30 p.m. High School Youth



Session has set a Congregational Meeting

for Sunday, November 8, following worship

for the purpose of electing elders and

deacons to the Class of 2018.


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: Hillery McNeill 678.640.9648

DEACON ON CALL: Sarah Brownlee 404.403.8063

USHERS: Monirah Womack, Kaitlyn and Brad Strickland, Doug Self

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

COUNTERS: Lynsley Tyler, Kim Nuckols




4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Emily O’Brien, Tish Woolley

K-1st Grade VOLUNTEER: Becky Schreiber

2nd & 3rd Grade VOLUNTEER: Anne Barnette



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)

Vicky Langford (James Beasley’s mother)

Rhett Laurens (Sarah and Richard Brownlee’s neighbor)

Bobbie McCrackin

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

Bruce Sandkam (Melinda Sandkam’s father)

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 29, 2015 9:46 PM