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Life@Morningside for November 15, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for November 15, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY... Welcome to worship

at Morningside Presbyterian Church.

•  Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor will be our

preacher, and Drew Stockstill, Associate Pastor,

and Joanna Adams, Pastor Emerita,

will be our liturgists.

•  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.

 

TODAY MARKS NINETY YEARS OF
MORNINGSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

To celebrate the occasion, we are deeply grateful

to welcome two prior leaders back to join with us

in worship. The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams, Pastor

Emerita, served Morningside during a period of

profound change and revitalization from 2004 to

2010. Walter Huff, former organist/choirmaster,

served Morningside for nearly a quarter of a century

before accepting an appointment to the faculty

of the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana

University. We are so grateful and glad to

welcome them to worship today. Welcome home,

Joanna and Walter!

All are welcome for our congregational lunch—

we always plan for a few extra, so please join us.

 

FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY

The flowers today are given to the Glory of God

with thanksgiving and joy for the 90th birthday of

Morningside Presbyterian Church.

 

TODAY’S MUSIC

Be Still, My Soul (Finlandia Hymn) was composed

in 1899 and 1900 by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

Widely recognized as his country’s national

composer, Sibelius is often credited for supporting

the rise of the Finnish national identity in the country’s

struggle for independence. The Christian hymn

lyric “Be Still, My Soul” was originally written in

German (“Stille meine Wille, dein Jesus hilft siegen”)

in 1752. It is one of the great hymns of the

church, and Kevin McChesney’s flowing and expressive

setting creates a prayerful atmosphere.

 

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Grady Stephen Ulep, son of Laura and Kyle Ulep,

will receive the sacrament of baptism this morning.

 

NEW OFFICERS

Congratulations to MPC elders and deacons who

were elected last Sunday, November 8. Elders

are: Tony Fishpaw, Marshall Hunter, Dave

Mogge, Sarah Tomaka, Sandra Ward, and Greg

Wolters. Deacons are: Ellen Behm, Joe Brady,

Leslie Prince, Tish Woolley, and Georgia Marshall.

Elected to the 2016 Officer Nominating

Committee are: Cindy Humphries, Bill Means,

and David Terry.

 

LISTENING SESSIONS

In anticipation of new programming in Children's

Ministry, Sarah Kate and the Transition Committee

would like to hear from the congregation.

Please join us for a Listening Session on one of two

dates: 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, but please let us know you will be there

at sarahkate@morningsidepc.org.

 

RHO READERS

The final meeting before winter break will venture

into science fiction with the novel Station

Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Drop in to

join us in the Session Room on today, November

15, at 1 p.m.

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST

The next breakfast will be in Fellowship Hall at

7 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18. All men

are welcome to gather for a hearty breakfast, devotional

and friendship. We finish by 8 a.m.

Please join us!

 

THURSDAY THEOLOGY

You are invited to engage with a small but lively

group of members hashing out theological terms

with Baron in his office this Thursday, November

19, at 12:30 p.m. RSVP to the church office

office@morningsidepc.org if you plan to attend.

 

HANDBELL CHOIR

Morningside's Handbell Choir will play Christmas

carols and favorites at the Atlantic Station

Christmas Tree Lighting (main stage adjacent to

Christmas tree) on Saturday, November 21,

from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Come show your support

and join the fun.

 

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE

Cindy Humphries will lead a discussion on ways

we can all enrich our celebration of Christmas,

both spiritually and practically. MPC women as

well as friends are invited for dinner and social

conversation on Monday, November 30 at

6:30 p.m. at the home of Lynn Young (277 The

Prado, 30309). Our Women’s Roundtable invites

you to share holiday memories and traditions,

and prepare for the Advent season. RSVP

to Sarah Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Last Sunday, Morningside welcomed the following

new members: Kimberly and Jack Brewster

(children-William and Jack IV), John Young and

Michael Pittman. Please give them a warm welcome

when you see them!

 

NEW “OUR DAILY BREAD” AVAILABLE

Copies of the devotional booklet, Our Daily Bread,

(December through February) are available in the

Narthex and Welcome Center. Pick one up as

you leave the sanctuary this morning.

 

A NOTE FROM JONATHAN CRUTCHFIELD

How does one get to Carnegie Hall? Practice,

Practice, Practice! It was with great joy, and a lot

of practice, that I accepted Dr. Alicia Walker’s

request to play organ at Carnegie Hall this weekend.

Dr. Walker is on the conducting faculty at

the University of South Carolina, Columbia and a

very dear friend and colleague of mine. On the

concert Sunday is a chorus of 150 voices with a

chamber strings ensemble and organ for a Mozart

Mass; and a chorus, brass, percussion and organ

ensemble for a premier of Georgia native Dan

Elder’s composition, “Te Deum.” Thanks, mom,

for making me do all those piano scales.

 

CAMPUS MINISTRY

Want an easy way to have fun and make a difference

in the life of really neat and mostly Presbyterian

Emory University students? Sign up to take

a meal to Emory's Presbyterian Campus Ministry

group. Stop by their hangout room and drop off a

simple meal to feed 8-10 co-eds (no need to bring

drinks, plates, or utensils) at 6:30pm on Tuesdays.

You're welcome to stay for awhile and eat

with them if you can! Follow this link to access

the meal schedule: http://www.TakeThemAMeal.com.

Recipient Last Name: @Emory Password: 7396

If meals aren't your thing, we have several other

opportunities to participate in this important ministry

- see Leslie Prince leslieprince@comcast.net

or Catherine Fleming catherinedfleming@gmail.com

for more information.

 

Faith Development at Morningside


ADULT... Next Sunday, November 22 we will begin a six-week series called “Illuminating Advent: Bringing Christ’s Hope, Peace, Joy and Love Into Our Lives.” For the classes’ Advent service project, they 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. This class will meet in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.


CHILDREN... This morning, preschool children will hear Safe at Last and learn how God showed Moses to bring the people to freedom.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15
90th Anniversary Celebration

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Commemorative Worship/Baptism

12 noon Traditional Covered Dish Luncheon

12:30 p.m. Young Adult Luncheon

1 p.m. RHO Readers

1:30 p.m. Youth Committee

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth

5:30 p.m. Youth Games and Dinner

6:30 p.m. High School Youth


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16

9 a.m. MPP

1 p.m. MPP Ballet

7 p.m. Session; Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

9 a.m. MPP

9:15—10:15 a.m. Children’s Ministry Listening Session

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, NOVEMBER 18

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast

8:15 a.m. MPP Children’s Yoga

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, NOVEMBER 19

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Fun with Weights

12 noon ICM Meeting

12:30 p.m. Thursday Theology

1 p.m. Playball

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


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

9 a.m. MPP

10 a.m. MPP Creative Movement

11 a.m. Karate


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

5:30 p.m. Handbells play at Atlanta Station Tree Lighting


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship/Baptism

12 noon Fellowship

12:15 p.m. Faith Development Team

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth

5:30 p.m. Youth Games and Dinner

6:30 p.m. High School Youth

 

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: Beth Baer 404.428.5460

DEACON ON CALL: Sanda Means 404.345.7804

USHERS: Callie and David Stewart, Kathy and Alan Bremer

GREETERS: Ellen Landers, Bill and Cindy Humphries, Betsy Holland

COUNTERS: Kimberly Nuckols, Susan Oder

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Lynn Young

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Carolyn/Taylor Morton

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Kelly Garrison

4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ibby Bailey, Carrie Branon

K-1st Grade VOLUNTEER: Betty Treschitta

2nd & 3rd Grade VOLUNTEER: Heather Scribner

4th & 5th Grade VOLUNTEER: Melanie Davidson

90TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION LUNCH FOLLOWS 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

Irwin Family

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)

Pat Senak (Erickson Harris’ friend)

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: November 14, 2015 1:11 PM