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Life@Morningside for January 10, 2016
Anna Best


Life @ Morningside for January 10, 2016

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church.

•  Today, Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor, is our

preacher, and Mathew Frease, Minister

Affiliate, 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-3rd

grades in Room 001; 4th-5th grades in

Room 005.

 

FLOWERS IN THE SANCTUARY

The flowers today are given to the glory of God

by Jeff Peters and Michael Siedschlag

in celebration of their marriage at Morningside

Presbyterian on Saturday, January 9.

 

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION

This morning we ordain and install the new class

of elders and deacons for 2018. Elders are: Tony

Fishpaw, Marshall Hunter, David Mogge, Sarah

Tomaka, Sandra Ward, and Greg Wolters. Deacons

are: Ellen Behm, Joseph Brady, Leslie

Prince, Tish Woolley, and Georgia Marshall.

 

ARTS & CRAFT GUILD

If you enjoy crafts, please join a 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.

 

MORNINGSIDE EXERCISE CLASSES

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 increasing strength, balance, and flexibility.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Parkinson’s Tai Chi meets at 2:15 p.m.

beginning January 5. Contact Bob at

wellscom@comcast.net.

 

ONE GRAY HAIR

Our first One Gray Hair lunch and program of

the new year will be this Wednesday, January 13,

at noon in Fellowship Hall. We are very fortunate

to have Bob Wells screen his recently completed

film on Native American Guide Trees for

us. Some of you may remember attending a talk

that Bob did a couple of years ago when he was

just beginning his research into this fascinating

subject. You'll want to be present to see the final

result! RSVP to rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

 

BIBLE AND POETRY STUDY
WITH BARON MULLIS

Baron will resume his weekly Bible study this

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

The Poetry Group will resume its monthly meetings

this Thursday, January 14 at 12:30 p.m. in

Baron’s office.

 

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 this Saturday,

January 16, as we work on seniors' homes,

making 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 participation! Sign up in the hallway or contact

Jack Klotz 678.428.6255 or jacksklotz@gmail.com.


LGBT & FRIENDS JANUARY MEETING

LGBT & Friends will join in the MLK Service

Project Saturday, this January 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 class schedule:

January 17

J.D. McCrary, International Rescue Committee

January 24

Jonah McDonald, Co-founder & Administrative

Director, Peacebuilders Camp at Koinonia Farm

January 31

Hope Page, New American Pathways

February 7

Julia Levy, Global Village School

February 14

Natalie Schmucker, Shalom After School Ministry

February 21 and 28

Biblical and historical underpinnings of welcoming

strangers. MPC Intern Sarah Smith and Drew

Stockton will facilitate.

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR SHAPE- NOTE SINGING

Saturday, February 6, 10 a.m.-12 noon in Fellowship

Hall, Dr. Jesse P. Karlsberg of Emory University

will introduce the history and music of The

Sacred Harp. Then join in as we sing together from

the tunebook, first published right here in Georgia

in 1844.

 

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,

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.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Jason and Julie Loring on the birth of their daughter,

Margaret Louise Loring, on December 30,

2015 (big brother and sister are Oliver and

Eleanor).

 

OUR SYMPATHY TO:

Duncan, Rachel, Charlotte, and Ellie Spears on

the recent death of Duncan's father.

 

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 17 we continue our on-going study, “Welcoming the Stranger.” This class meets in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m. Please see the class schedule on the opposite page for more information about upcoming speakers.

CHILDREN

The Pre-K class will hear the story Come to the Water and talk about Jesus' baptism.

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


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


MONDAY, JANUARY 11

9 a.m. MPP

12 noon Arts and Crafts Guild

1 p.m. MPP Ballet

7 p.m. Mandolin Society

7:30 p.m. MLPA


TUESDAY, JANUARY 12

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Yoga

2:15 p.m. Parkinson’s Tai Chi

1 p.m. MPP Mini Monets; MPP Playball

2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi

4:30 p.m. Tai Chi

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

7 p.m. Preschool Committee


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

12 noon One Gray Hair Lunch

1 p.m. MPP Music

5:30 p.m. Cherub & Treble Choirs

7 p.m. Bible Study with Baron

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir


THURSDAY, JANUARY 14

9 a.m. MPP

11 a.m. Fun with Weights

12:30 p.m. Poetry Group

1 p.m. Playball

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

9 a.m. MPP

10 a.m. MPP Creative Movement

11 a.m. Karate


SATURDAY, JANUARY 16

8:30 a.m.—1 p.m. MLK Service Project

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship

12:15 p.m. Discipleship

12:30 p.m. RHO Readers; Young Adult Lunch

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth Group

5:30 p.m. Youth Dinner & Games

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: Kim Nuckols 404.405.1877

DEACON ON CALL: Robin Hackney 404.329.1574

USHERS: Brenda Fishpaw, Kathy Bremer, Rhonda McIntosh, Nancy Lane

GREETERS: Curt Barrett, Jane Stack, Bill Humphries, Gail Kitchens

COUNTERS: Bill Humphries, Tony Fishpaw

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Jim and Pat Antenucci

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS: Laura Fillyaw, Sarah Brownlee

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Becky Stewart

4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Sue Ballay, Carrie Branon, Caroline Parrish

K-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Amanda Lewis

4th-5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Brooke Williams

FELLOWSHIP: LGBT & Friends

 

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)

Mary Turner (Sanda Means’ mother)

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 8, 2016 12:50 PM