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Life@Morningside for December 27, 2015
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for December 27, 2015

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church.

•  Today, Drew Stockstill, Associate Pastor,

is our preacher, and James Klotz, Candidate

for Ministry, is 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 bags and books for children are in the

narthex and library. Nursery for infants/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 worship.

 

UNDECK THE HALLS

Please join us in the sanctuary on Sunday, January

3 to remove and store Christmas decorations.

All are welcome, and your help will be

very much appreciated by your Flower Ministry.

 

MPC SMALL GROUP SIGNUP

Morningside is facilitating the formation of small

groups to promote the discipleship of the congregation

through study of God’s word and how

it relates to our lives. The groups will be composed

of up to 12 people, will begin meeting in

January 2016, and will generally meet every other

week in the home of one of the group members.

The topical content the group will encounter

is largely determined by the group members

with available support from the MPC discipleship

committee. If this sounds like something

you'd be interested in, please contact Peter Tuuk

petertuuk@gmail.com or Drew Stockstill

dstockstill@morningsidepc.org.

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP

Our popular men’s group will meet on Tuesday,

January 5, at 7 p.m. at the home of Alan Bremer

(785 Cumberland Rd., 30306) when the topic,

led by Baron Mullis, will be “Really? You’re going

to put murder and adultery in the same category?” The

group will look at the 6th and 7th commandments

and how they guide us to form community.

RSVP to the church office office@morningsidepc.org.

 

GIFTS OF SECURITIES

A number of Morningsiders choose to fulfill

their annual pledge or make special gifts to

Morningside through the gift of stock or other

securities. We are always happy to accept such

gifts; we ask only that you notify MPC Treasurer

Randy Parrish when you initiate a transfer of securities

so that we can make sure you receive

proper credit for your gift. Should you have

questions or wish to make a gift of securities,

email randyparrish@bellsouth.net. We thank

you for your continuing support of the work and

ministry of Morningside.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Interested in learning how to sing Shape Note

music? Come Saturday, February 6, from 10

a.m. to 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall. Watch

for more information in the new year.

 

CHRISTMAS DAY- EPIPHANY BANNERS

The Christmas Day-Epiphany banners are titled

Can You See the Christ? and The Glory of the Lord

Came, Christ Jesus. They represent the love, hope,

joy and strength of God bringing forth Christ incarnate

to the world. The purple shades moving

into the vibrant batiks show the arms and heart of

God giving the person of Christ to our lives. You

can see the powerful love and hope of Jesus in the

golds, oranges and intense blues as they rise up

from the purples spreading into the world. The

gift of Christ given to us on Christmas Day and

the recognition of Christ as the Son of God by the

Magi with their gifts on Epiphany are represented

in both banners.

 

The women's shelter at Shearith Israel has 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. Men are welcome!

We have scheduled our volunteer dates -

January 13-17 and February 17-21. Please

sign up to volunteer on the mission bulletin

board. - Phyllis Grimes, Shepherd

 

MPC EXERCISE

Please join Pam Sharpe and her lovely band of

students and friends for yoga, fun, and fitness beginning

Tuesday January 5 for Yoga, and Thursday

January 7 for body sculpting with weights.

For more information contact Pam at

yogapam@bellsouth.net!

 

BIBLE STUDY WITH BARON MULLIS

Baron will resume his weekly Bible study on

Wednesday, January 13, at 7 p.m. in Room 201.

 

COUPLES GROUP

The Couples Group will gather together on Friday,

January 8, at 7 p.m. for dinner and conversation

about their new year’s resolutions. For

more information and to RSVP, contact Alan and

Kathy Bremer kdbremer@bellsouth.net.

 

ARTS & CRAFT GUILD

If you enjoy crafts, you may want to join a fairly

new group that is meeting in the Session Room

on Monday, January 11, at 12 noon. A variety of

crafts are enjoyed at these meetings. Come join

them for fellowship while you work on your own

special craft. For more information, contact the

church office office@morningsidepc.org.

 

LGBT & FRIENDS

LGBT & Friends will hold its next meeting on

Tuesday, January 12, at 7 p.m. when their topic

will be “Season of Service - LGBT & Friends Gives

Back to the Community.” For venues and more

information, contact lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

 

Attendance Update— 12/20/15

11 a.m. WORSHIP COUNT —227

7:30 p.m. WORSHIP COUNT—37

In case of an emergency or urgent pastoral need,

please call BARON MULLIS 404.876.7396 x11,

404.398.3118 or DREW STOCKSTILL

404.876.7396 x 14, 229.224.5557. You may

also contact the elder or deacon on call listed on

the back of this section.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT

Next Sunday, January 3, Morningside member Alex Page will share with the class what is expected to be hot topics in the 2016 Georgia General Assembly. This class meets in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m.

CHILDREN

This Sunday, the preschool class will hear about Anna, and two people who waited and waited their whole lives for Jesus’ birth. We will take a break from elementary Sunday School through January 3. Children are encouraged to remain in worship. And today, December 27, all children were invited to wear their pajamas to church!

Children's worship bags are now available in the narthex for any child to use while participating in worship. These bags are filled with purposeful activities for children to help keep their hands busy and their ears open while they worship with us. Children can also borrow books from the library. Enjoy our worship bags, but please return them when you're done!

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27
ICM Food Collection

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship


MONDAY, DECEMBER 28
ICM Food Collection
MPP Christmas/New Year’s Break

7 p.m. Parliamentarians


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29
ICM Food Collection
MPP Christmas/New Year’s Break

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30
ICM Food Collection
MPP Christmas/New Year’s Break


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
ICM Food Collection
MPP Christmas/New Year’s Break


FRIDAY, JANUARY 1
MPP Christmas/New Year’s Break
Church Office Closed


SATURDAY, JANUARY 2

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting


SUNDAY, JANUARY 3

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

 

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: Lisa Jern, 404.680.4034

DEACON ON CALL: Philip Hawkins 404.320.7275

USHERS: Jill and Jack Klotz, Laura and John Fillyaw

GREETERS: Gail Kitchens, Nancy Collins, Cindy and Bill Humphries

COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap, Bill Humphries

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Gail Kitchens

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Ame Frease

4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Sue Ballay, Ibby Bailey

FELLOWSHIP: One Gray Hair (Sarah Brownlee, 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

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)

Alison and Josh Lontz (Joanna Irwin’s friends)

Annette Lowery (David Lowery’s mother)

Bobbie McCrackin

Jan McMahan

Frieda Morton (Greg Morton’s mother)

Marilyn Neforas (Hugh Bell’s friend)

Linda and Mike Robinson (Bill Smith’s family)

Dorothy Rogers (Bryan Rogers’ grandmother)

Bus and Carmen Ryan (Tyler Ryan’s parents)

Pat Senak (Ericson 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)

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: December 23, 2015 2:43 PM