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Life@Morningside for January 3, 2016
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for January 3, 2016

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

•  Today, James Klotz is our guest preacher, and Baron Mullis, Morningside’s senior pastor, is our celebrant. 

•  Large print hymnals and Bibles as well as hear-ing aids are available; ushers will gladly assist. 

•  Please complete the information in the Friend-ship Pad at the end of the pews and pass the pads down and back again during the Concerns por-tion 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. 

•  This Sunday, children are invited to remain in worship. 

 

UNDECK THE HALLS 

Please join us in the sanctuary after church today 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 con-gregation through study of God’s word and how it relates to our lives. The groups will be com-posed of up to 12 people, will begin meeting in January, 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 this Tues-day, January 5, at 7 p.m. at the home of Alan Bremer (785 Cumberland Rd., 30306). The topic, led by Baron Mullis, will be “Really? You’re going to put murder and adultery in the same catego-ry?” The group will look at the 6th and 7th com-mandments and how they guide us to form com-munity. RSVP to the church office office@morningsidepc.org

 

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SERVICE PROJECT 

What better way to celebrate the life of Dr. King than to give back to our community in service? Please join with our Decatur neighbors Saturday, January 16 as we work on seniors' homes, mak-ing needed repairs and doing yard work that these seniors have been unable to afford. Volunteers, who must be 12 yrs. or older, will carpool or meet at the Solarium Community Center (321 W. Hill St. Decatur 30030) at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and registration. Please bring your own water bottle for environmental kindness. If possible, bring tools and work gloves. This will be our 5th year of par-ticipation! Sign up in the hallway or contact Jack Klotz 678.428.6255 or jacksklotz@gmail.com

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR SHAPE-NOTE SINGING 

Saturday, February 6, 10 a.m.-12 noon in Fellow-ship Hall, Dr. Jesse P. Karlsberg of Emory Uni-versity will introduce the history and music of The Sacred Harp. Then join in as we sing to-gether from the tunebook, first published right here in Georgia in 1844. 

 

Rebecca's TENT (A Shelter for Women at Shearith Israel)

We still need one volunteer for Jan. 17. Several volunteer slots are available in February. Please sign up on the mission bulletin board or contact Phyllis Grimes 404.226.5133 or grimes2230@bellsouth.net. 

 

RESOLUTION: MPC EXERCISE 

≈ 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. Con-tact Pam at yogapam@bellsouth.net

≈ Join Bob Wells as Tai Chi resumes Tuesday, January 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 in Fellowship Hall. Come celebrate the New Year by experiencing the slow, relaxing movements of the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi Chuan. This mind/body exercise is both energizing and relaxing at the same time. Western research has confirmed that practicing Tai Chi can improve overall health while increas-ing strength, balance, and flexibility. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Parkinson’s Tai Chi meets at 2:15 p.m. beginning Jan. 5. Contact Bob at wellscom@comcast.net

 

COUPLES GROUP 

The Couples Group will gather together on Fri-day, January 8, at 7 p.m. for dinner and conver-sation 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, please join a new group that is meeting in the Session Room on Monday, Janu-ary 11, at 12 noon. A variety of crafts are en-joyed at these meetings. Come join them for fel-lowship while you work on your own special craft. For more information, contact the church office office@morningsidepc.org

 

BIBLE STUDY WITH BARON MULLIS 

Baron will resume his weekly Bible study on Wednesday, January 13, at 7 p.m. in Room 201. 

 

LGBT & FRIENDS JANUARY MEETING 

LGBT & Friends will join in the MLK Service Project Saturday, Jan. 16. At 8 a.m., we’ll meet at MPC, carpool to Decatur, and have lunch after we work. For more information go to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org

 

“WELCOMING THE STRANGER” SERIES 

Adult Faith Development classes begin next Sunday, Jan. 10 with Ted Terry, Clarkston’s Mayor. 

Jan. 17- J.D. McCrary, International Rescue Com-mittee 

Jan. 24- Jonah McDonald, Co-founder & Adminis-trative Director, Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm 

Jan. 31- Hope Page, New American Pathways; 

Feb. 7- Julia Levy, Global Village School 

Feb. 14- Natalie Schmucker, Shalom After School Ministry 

Feb. 21 & 28- Biblical and historical underpinnings of welcoming strangers. MPC Intern Sarah Smith and Drew Stockton will facilitate. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS! 

And a happy and healthy new year to Morningside’s newest members, twin daughters Bryn Ansley and Leah Kennedy born December 18 to proud parents Ryan and Michelle Gorman. 

 

Attendance Update

12/24/15 

4:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service—279 

8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service—253 

12/27/15 

11 a.m. WORSHIP COUNT —95 

In case of an emergency or urgent pastoral need, please call BARON MULLIS 404.876.7396 x11, 404.398.3118, DREW STOCKSTILL 404.876.7396 x 14, 229.224.5557, or the elder or deacon on call listed on the back of this section. 

 

Faith Development at Morningside 

ADULT 

Next Sunday, January 10 we begin an 8-week study, “Welcoming the Stranger.” Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry will be here to talk about the refugee resettlement program his metro Atlanta city has been a major part of for decades. Clarkston has been called "the most diverse square mile in Ameri-ca." Mayor Terry will answer questions about the recent politicizing of work with refugees and give us a sense of the facts on the ground. This class meets in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m. 

CHILDREN 

Next Sunday, January 10, regular classes for children resume. Today, children are invited to remain in worship. Children's worship bags are available in the narthex for any child to use while participat-ing 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, JANUARY 3 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class 

11 a.m. Worship/Communion 

12 noon Fellowship 


MONDAY, JANUARY 4 
MPP New Year’s Break 

7 p.m. Mandolin Society 


TUESDAY, JANUARY 5 
MPP New Year’s Break/Teacher Workday 

11 a.m. Yoga 

2:15 p.m. Parkinson’s Tai Chi 

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers 

7 p.m. Theology on Tap 

7:30 p.m. MLPA Zoning 


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6 

5:30 p.m. Cherub & Treble Choirs 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir 


THURSDAY, JANUARY 7 

11 a.m. Fun with Weights 

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir 


FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 

7 p.m. Couples Group 


SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 


SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class 

11 a.m. Worship/Officer Ordination & Installation 

12 noon Fellowship 

12:30 p.m. Deacons 

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group 

5:30 p.m. Youth Dinner & Games 

6 p.m. Journey 

6:30 p.m. High School Youth Group 

 

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: Susan Oder 404.308.6337 

DEACON ON CALL: Tish Woolley 404.909.0801 

USHERS: Jill Klotz, Monirah Womack, Kaitlyn and Brad Stickland 

GREETERS: Ellen Landers, Nancy Hamilton, Cindy Humphries 

COUNTERS: Peter Cobb and Richard Brownlee 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Sandra Ward 

NURSERY VOLUNTEER: Katye Watts 

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Amy Kayler 

4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Charles Woolley, Emily O’Brien, Carrie Branon 

FELLOWSHIP: The Session (Lisa Jern, 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) 

Austin Davis 

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) 

Spears family 

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: January 2, 2016 5:40 PM