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Life@Morningside for November 22, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for November 22, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church.

•  Drew Stockstill, Associate 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 Baptismal Response 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 today are given to the glory of God

on the occasion of Kathy and Alan Bremer’s 33rd

wedding anniversary.

 

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

Emmett Mashburn, son of Megan and Mark Mashburn,

will receive the sacrament of baptism this

morning.

 

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.

 

INTOWN COLLABORATIVE MINISTRIES
FOOD DRIVE

Through the month of December, Morningside

will collect food for the ICM food pantry. We

have been asked to put together "food packs" to

give to families for their Christmas dinner side

dishes. Each pack should include stuffing mix,

green beans, fried onions, mushroom soup, cranberry

sauce, yams, and corn and should be

dropped off in the collection baskets or barrel in

the Welcome Center. Our goal is to provide

them with at least 10 packs. As the feasting season

approaches, we will continue collecting a variety

of non-perishable edibles for ICM with the

goal that no one in our community is hungry for

the holidays.

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP

The next meeting of Morningside’s men’s group

will be hosted by Richard Brownlee at the home

of Pam and Ken Sharpe (1700 Timberland Road,

30345) on Tuesday, December 1, at 7 p.m. The

topic will be “Shady Pines, Ma!” What exactly

does the 5th commandment demand from us? Do

we really have to listen to our parents our whole

lives? The night includes dinner. RSVP to

office@morningsidepc.org.

 

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 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.

 

ADVENT FAMILY WORKSHOP

On Sunday, November 29 preschool and elementary

children and their parents are invited to

attend an Advent Family Workshop. Families

will prepare for the Advent season and make calendars

together. We will meet in Room 107 at

10:15 a.m. There will be no elementary Sunday

School during worship this day.

 

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.

 

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 catherine dfleming@gmail.com

for more information.

 

SHEARITH ISRAEL SHELTER

The women's shelter at Shearith Israel has a new

director - Tasho Wesley - and a new name -

Rebecca's Tent. The shelter has been an important

part of Morningside's Mission Program in

years past. Volunteers arrive at the shelter (1180

University Drive, 30306) at 6 p.m. to warm and

serve the meal to residents as they arrive from

work. Leftovers are prepared for lunches the

next day and put in the refrigerator, and the area

is cleaned up. We leave by 8 p.m. after visiting

with the residents in the living room. Men are

welcome! We have scheduled our volunteer

dates to serve. They are: January 13-17 and February

17-21, 2016. In December we will post

sign-up sheets on the mission board. Please think

about volunteering for this worthwhile project!

- Phyllis Grimes, Women's Shelter Shepherd

 

CHURCH OFFICE

The church office will be closed Thursday, November

26, and Friday, November 27, in observance

of the Thanksgiving season.

 

Advent at Morningside

November 22-December 27

•  Faith Development Advent Series

December 13

•  Special Music Sunday

•  5 p.m. Christmas Pageant, Carol Sing, and

Chili/Soup Dinner

We need help with food and set up for the

dinner. If you are able to make food or help

with set up and clean up, contact Rachel

Spears, rachelespears@yahoo.com.

December 16

•  MPP Carols and Coffee

December 24

Christmas Eve Services

•  4 p.m. Worship for Families

•  8 p.m. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

(doors open at 7:15 p.m.; childcare provided)

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT

Next Sunday, November 29 we will continue our 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 meets in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.

CHILDREN

This morning, the preschool class will hear the story What Is It and learn about the special food God gave the people when they were traveling through the desert.

 

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


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23

9 a.m. MPP closed/Thanksgiving Break

7 p.m. Mandolin Society; Parliamentarians


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

9 a.m. MPP closed/Thanksgiving Break

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

9 a.m. MPP closed/Thanksgiving Break

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26

MPP and Church Office closed in observance of Thanksgiving


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27

MPP and Church Office closed in observance

of Thanksgiving season


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

5:30 p.m. Clifton Sanctuary

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship/Baptism

12 noon Fellowship

 

Giving Update—11/15/15

NEEDED WEEKLY—$16,881

RECEIVED—$18,003

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE—$776,525

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE—$657,730

Attendance Update—11/15/15

WORSHIP COUNT —270

 

MPC NURSERY

Our growing infant and toddler nursery at MPC

is in need of additional volunteers during the

worship hour on Sunday mornings. If you are

interested in this opportunity, please contact

Claire Burke at claireneal@hotmail.com for

details. Volunteers are asked to give of their

time on a quarterly basis. Adult and youth volunteers

are welcome.

 

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: Will Barnette 404.881.9616

DEACON ON CALL: Sandy Jones 404.735.3831

USHERS: Jack and Jill Klotz, Peter and Carolyn Cobb

GREETERS: Sanda and Bill Means, Nancy Collins, Ellen Landers

COUNTERS: Lynsley Tyler, Ellen Landers

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Pat and Jim Antenucci

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Hillery McNeill

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: David Yntema/Esther Patrick

4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Liz Sommerfeld, Julie Schoen

K-1st Grade VOLUNTEER: Tish Woolley

2nd & 3rd Grade VOLUNTEER: Anne Barnette

4th & 5th Grade VOLUNTEER: Holly Greene

FELLOWSHIP: Handbell Choir (Jack Klotz, 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)

Bill Garmon (Lynsley Tyler’s neighbor)

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)

Annette Lowery (David Lowery’s mother)

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 20, 2015 1:59 PM