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Life@Morningside for March 20, 2016


Life @ Morningside for March 20, 2016

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

•    Drew Stockstill, Associate Pastor is our preacher, Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor, and Anna Miles, intern, are our liturgists. 

•    Large print hymnals and Bibles as well as hearing 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. 

•    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. 

 

BAPTISM THIS SUNDAY 

Jacob Taylor Frease, son of Mathew and Ame Frease, will receive the sacrament of baptism this morning. Rev. Carrie Barnes will assist. 

 

HOLY WEEK BANNER #1: 

Is entitled ‘Grace of the Earth.’ The greens and batik prints of foliage represent the path with branches and palm leaves laid to honor Jesus as he entered Jerusalem. The batiks show the clouding of the sun in the sky with the gray-green shading. The fabrics move from light to dark representing the impending crucifixion. 

 

HOLY WEEK BANNER #2: 

Is entitled ‘God’s Power in our Midst,’ represents the night of Jesus’s arrest and the crucifixion. The rust and the gold batiks represent the blood moon with the brown, gold and dark batiks representing the storm and agony of the event. Again, the fabrics move from light to dark representing the power of Christ’s life, death and resurrection. 

 

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING 

Presbyterians have a history of working together to build a more just, resilient, and sustainable future. We will take a special offering on Easter Sunday. When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing, you are supporting the gifts and talents of people and communities all over the world. 

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY & GOOD FRIDAY 

Our Holy Week services begin Thursday, March 24 with the waving of palms, but the week takes a decidedly somber tone as we remember Christ’s last supper (Maundy-Thursday) and Christ’s Crucifixion (Good Friday). Join us this Thursday at 7 p.m. for communion and stripping of the sanctuary. Note that there will be no meal before the service. This Friday at 7:30 p.m. we join to-gether here at MPC with Central Presbyterian congregation for a moving service led by clergy and choirs. 

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 

Morningside is in the midst of our 17th Habitat build, along with five area churches. We will continue working on a home for Ms. Angela Banks and her five children. The remaining build schedule is April 2, 9, and 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All volunteers ages 16 and up are wel-come! To volunteer, go to www.morningsidepres.atlantahabitat.volunteerhub.com, see Mission bulletin board signup sheets, or contact Adrienne Mogge, adriennemogge@gmail.com

 

“TRANSFORMING CONFLICT” SERIES 

Anna Miles facilitator 

Adult Faith Development class schedule: 

    March 20–Transforming Conflict Daily 

Practice of active listening/paraphrasing in Circles. 

Introducing tools of conflict analysis for daily use. 

 

RHO READERS

Our co-ed group of book lovers will discuss Kevin Hazzard’s memoir of life as an Atlanta par-amedic, A Thousand Naked Strangers, in the Ses-sion Room beginning at 12:30p.m. today. You’re invited to come join us! 

 

INTOWN'S CLOTHING CLOSET

It's time for spring cleaning, and ICM is running low on supplies at its Clothing Closet! They offer interview, work, and casual clothing (for men and women) and are located on the back side of Druid Hills Presbyterian Church (1026 Ponce de Leon Ave). Clothing donations can be dropped off Mondays from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or by appointment with our Clothing Closet Coordinator, Rev. Allen at allen@intowncm.org. Needed items include: shirts, t-shirts, pants (especially size 30 to 42), underwear (especially size small and medium), white socks, casual shoes, sweaters and hoodies, sweatshirts and pants, winter hats and gloves, and jackets and coats. 

 

LGBT & FRIENDS: 

Are you interested in volunteering with LGBT & Friends, or fellow Morningside members? If so, there are community service opportunities currently available with Habitat for Humanity as well as Intown Collaborative Ministries throughout 2016. Please let Ben Hammett Walkuski know if you’re interested or would like more information: bwalkuski@gmail.com

 

ONE WEEK UNTIL THE EASTER EGG HUNT!! 

Expect nothing but fun on Saturday, March 26 at 11:00 a.m. on the front lawn of the church. All are invited to the great egg race! There will be crafts for the kids, coffee for the adults, and cookies for all! If you are interested in volunteering to help with the hunt, please send an email to Sarah Kate at sarahkate@morningsidepc.org. It’s not too late to bring your prefilled-eggs (no peanuts) to the narthex and welcome center. 

 

PRE-K SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

Camp is offered on a week-by-week basis for five summer weeks (sessions are four days on the weeks containing Memorial Day and Fourth of July). Visit the preschool pages at www.morningsidepc.org for details. 

 

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE

Monday, March 28, our speaker will be Keryl Oliver, new Executive Director of Journey Men’s Shelter. She hopes her story will inspire conversation on how we can more fully bring the light of God to Journey residents through future programs. Join us for dinner and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. This month’s host is Holly Greene, 263 The Prado 30309. RSVP to Sarah Brownlee, rsbrownlee1046@att.net

 

VBS 

Don’t miss out on all the fun! Register to volunteer with Vacation Bible School this summer. VBS is Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Morningside Presbyterian Church. VBS is for children in rising Pre-K who will be 4 by September 1, through rising 5th graders. Childcare will be available for children of volunteers who are younger than 4 years old. Adult and youth volunteers (rising 6th grade and older) are needed! To be a part of all the excitement at Surf Shack VBS, visit our VBS website, www.cokesburyvbs.com/morningsidepc or email Ellen Stockstill with volunteering questions at ellen.justine@gmail.com

 

Faith Development at Morningside 

ADULT 

This week we conclude an ongoing study called “Transforming Conflicts” facilitated by Anna Miles in room 201. This week’s topic is “Transforming Conflict Daily.” Anna will introduce tools for conflict analysis for daily use, and the practice of active listening/paraphrasing in circles. 

CHILDREN 

The Pre-K class will hear a story of Jesus’ meeting with Zacchaeus and have a chance to make their own play about the story. 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, MARCH 20 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class 

11 a.m. Worship/Handbells 

12 noon Fellowship 

12:30 a.m. RHO Readers/Young Adult Luncheon 

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth 

5:30 p.m. Youth Games and Dinner 

6:30 p.m. High School Youth Group 


MONDAY, MARCH 21 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. MPP Ballet 

7 p.m. Mandolin Society 


TUESDAY, MARCH 22 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Yoga 

1 p.m. MPP Mini Monets; Playball 

2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi 

4:30 p.m. Tai Chi 

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers 


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 

8:15 a.m. MPP Children’s Yoga 

9 a.m. MPP 

9:30 a.m. MPP Performance–Mother Goose 

1 p.m. MPP Music 

7 p.m. Bible Study with Baron 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir 


THURSDAY, MARCH 24 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Fun with weights to the Oldies 

1 p.m. Playball 

7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service, Sanctuary 


FRIDAY, MARCH 25 
MPP Closed in Observance of Good Friday 

7:30 p.m. Good Friday Service, Sanctuary 


SATURDAY, MARCH 26 

9 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt/Women’s AA Meeting 

5:30 p.m. Clifton Sanctuary 


SUNDAY, MARCH 27 
One Great Hour of Sharing Offering Received 

9 a.m. Easter Worship/Brass 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class 

11 a.m. Easter Worship/Brass 

12 noon Fellowship 

 

Giving Update—03/13/16 

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,650 

RECEIVED—$10,354 

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE—$172,150 

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE—$144,363 

 

Attendance Update 

WORSHIP COUNT —141 

 

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 102. 

ELDER ON CALL: Kimberly Nuckols 404.405.1877 

DEACON ON CALL: Ellen Behm 404.217.5514 

USHERS: Christopher Crowder, Christian Bromley, Carolyn and Peter Cobb 

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

COUNTERS: Marshall Hunter, Randy Parrish 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Jon and Patty Nelson 

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Elizabeth and Lauren Fairleigh 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Elizabeth and Lauren Fairleigh 

4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Ibby Bailey and Betsy Holland 

K-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Hardy Holloway 

4th & 5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Randy Parrish 

FELLOWSHIP: Youth Sunday—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...

Glenn and Rita Balzer (Lloyd Prince’s friends) 

Van Crisco (Shirley Adair’s son) 

Connie Crowley (Hugh Bell’s sister-in-law) 

Hamilton family (friends of the Nuckols) 

John Hawkins 

Ann Herndon (Will’s mother) 

Penny Hill (Executive Presbyter) 

David Humphries 

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) 

Alison and Josh Lontz (Joanna Irwin’s friends) 

Annette Lowery (David Lowery’s mother) 

Irene Mahood (Lester Morris’ grandmother) 

Bobbie McCrackin 

Jan McMahan 

Marilyn Neforas (Hugh Bell’s friend) 

Lin Parker (friend of Nancy Coomes) 

Betty Ray 

Peter Regnault (Phil Regnault’s father) 

Nell Roberts 

Linda and Mike Robinson (Bill Smith’s family) 

Dorothy Rogers (Bryan Rogers’ grandmother) 

Bus and Carmen Ryan (Tyler Ryan’s parents) 

Carlene Sauer (Kasey and Stephanie Libby’s family member) 

Pat Senak (Ericson Harris’ friend) 

Kent Smith (Hugh Bell’s friend) 

Dick Stack (Jane Stack’s husband) 

Mary Turner (Sanda Means’ mother) 

John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father) 

Marty Wender (Phil Regnault’s friend) 

Lincoln Weis (Sienna Weis’s dad) 

John Young 

Grodemange Family 

Rhonda Tebbenkamp and Family (Relatives of Behms) 

Judy Neal 

Please submit prayer requests using the prayer cards in the pew racks.

Last Published: March 19, 2016 3:06 PM