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Life@Morningside for May 1, 2016


Life @ Morningside for May 1, 2016

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

Drew Stockstill, Associate Pastor is our preacher, Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor and Sarah Smith, 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 Friendship Pad at the end of the pews and pass the pads down and back again during the Concerns portion of worship. 

• Children are welcome and encouraged in worship every Sunday. Should your child grow restless during the service they are invited to exit the sanctuary at the announcements to attend Sunday School. 

• Preschool children-Room 011. 

• Kindergarten through 5th Grade will have Sunday School in room 107 (Youth Room) while the classrooms undergo renovations. 

• Nursery care during the Sunday School and worship hours is available for Infants in Room 105, and in Room 012 for Toddlers and Two’s. 

• Worship bags are available for all children in the narthex. 

 

BIBLE SUNDAY IS TODAY! 

Today, all Fourth and Fifth Grade students will have the opportunity to participate in Bible Sunday. Every year at MPC we will honor our Fourth Grade students by presenting them with their own Bibles. This year, we wanted to include the Fifth Graders as well. MPC Children’s Ministry wants to make sure that every child who walks through our doors has the opportunity to learn and discover the wonderful messages from God found in the Bible. 

 

CHILDRENS MINISTRY RENOVATIONS 

Construction has begun on the Children’s Ministry Classrooms, Women’s Restroom and Lower Level Corridor. Access through the lower level corridor from both ends will only be open during the evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. The Women’s restroom will be closed due to renovations. During weekday office hours we ask that you use the main floor corridor to traverse that end of the building. 

 

LGBT & FRIENDS 

Our last LGBT & Friends meeting of the church year is quickly approaching! Please join us at the home of Carolyn and Peter Cobb on Tuesday, May 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. We welcome back Rev. Drew Stockstill, who will speak to us on the theme “Violence in Today’s Culture,” with a special focus on violence within the Trans community. Carolyn and Peter’s address is 1150 Saint Charles Place, N.E., Atlanta 30306. We ask for a contribution of $10 per person to cover the cost of dinner. Please RSVP by Friday, May 6 to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org

 

INTOWN COLLABORATIVE MINISTRIES 

We want you to come and support Intown Collaborative Ministries today at 4 p.m. at the Atlanta History Center for the 4th annual Arts and Eats Fundraiser. Visit www.intowncm.org/artsandeats for more details and tickets, or contact LauraUlep@gmail.com. We are also tasked with collecting 100 wine bottles for the “Arts and Eats” fundraiser. Wine bottle retail should be above $20, and bottles will be collected in a designated basket lo-cated in the Welcome Center until the event. Please speak with Katye Watts to donate a bottle katyemae@gmail.com

 

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT CLASS 

Starting Sunday, May 22, Ellen and Drew Stockstill will lead a 6-week study on Frances Taylor Gench’s book, Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture (2015). Dr. Gench is the professor of Biblical Interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts, highlights excerpts from the Apostle Paul’s letters in the Bible that have been used to limit opportunities for women in the church and family life. Gench recognizes that many mainline Christians respond to their discomfort with these texts by ignoring them, but she argues compellingly that Christians should engage critically with these problematic texts to better understand scripture, its authority, and the diverse community of faith. 

 

ONE GRAY HAIR 

We will have our last meeting before taking off for the summer on Wednesday, May 11. Come and learn more about the Zika virus and how it may impact our lives and our communities in the future. Our presenter is Dr. Joanna Gaines, Ph.D., Senior Epidemiologist, US Public Health Service at the CDC. Dr. Gaines will repeat a presentation that she did recently at a national conference entitled, “What We Know and What Faith and Community Organizations Should Know, about Zika.” Please rsvp to rsbrownlee1046@att.net so we can get a count for food. 

 

TAI CHI CHAUN 

If you haven’t already attended Tai Chi Chaun here at Morningside, then you’re missing out on amazing classes. The 10-week introductory class meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The class is free, but donations are encouraged. For more information, contact Bob Wells, 404.786.4650; wellscom@comcast.net

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

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

 

YOGA AND WEIGHTS TO THE OLDIES 

Come out and enjoy Yoga and Weights to the Oldies! Yoga class meets on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. in room 201, followed by Weights to the Oldies on Thursdays also in room 201. All are welcome to join the fun! Contact Pam Sharpe for questions yogapam@bellsouth.net

 

INTOWN'S CLOTHING CLOSET

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 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. 

 

MPP SUMMER CAMP

The preschool offers camp on a week-by-week basis for five weeks this summer. Details about camps and registration forms can be found on the preschool pages at www.morningsidepc.org. Those who have completed the Toddler, Twos, Threes and PreK years are welcome. All Toddler and Twos camps have waiting lists, but we are likely to add extra classes weeks 2-4, so let us know your preferred interest. Contact Director Melinda Sandkam at mpp@morningsidepc.org for details on availability. 

 

Faith Development at Morningside 

ADULT 

We continue our Hymnology Series. The topic will be featuring the works of Isaac Watts and Charles Wesley which will be led by Randy Romig. 

CHILDREN 

Next week the Preschool class will listen to Over the Wall, the story of Paul’s escape in a basket and have fun lowering Paul in a basket. 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, MAY 1 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class 

11 a.m. Worship/Communion 

12 noon Fellowship 

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth 

5:30 p.m. Youth Games and Dinner 

6:30 p.m. High School Youth 


MONDAY, MAY 2 

9 a.m. MPP 

12 p.m. Arts & Crafts Guild 

1 p.m. MPP Ballet 

7 p.m. Mandolin Society 


TUESDAY, MAY 3 

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 

7:30 p.m. MLPA Zoning 


WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. Music MPP 

5:30 p.m. Cherub/Treble Choir 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir 


THURSDAY, MAY 5 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Fun with Weights 

1 p.m. Playball 

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir 


FRIDAY, MAY 6 

9 a.m. MPP 

10 a.m. MPP Creative Movement 

11 a.m. Karate 


SATURDAY, MAY 7 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 


SUNDAY, MAY 8 

9 a.m. Small Group 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development Class 

11 a.m. Worship 

12 noon Fellowship 

12:30 Deacon 

4:30 p.m. Middle School Youth 

5:30 p.m. Youth Games and Dinner 

6:30 p.m. High School Youth 

 

Giving Update—04/24/16 

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,650 

RECEIVED—$8,294 

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE—$266,050 

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE—$213,449 

 

Attendance Update 

WORSHIP COUNT —173 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Marshall Hunter 404.909.5400 

DEACON ON CALL: Sarah Brownlee 404.403.8063 

USHERS: Brad & Kaitlyn Strickland; Doug Selph and Beth Baer 

GREETERS: Nancy Collins, Austin Davis, Sanda and Bill Means 

COUNTERS: Lynsley Tyler, Bobbie McCrackin 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Jane Sharp 

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Laura Fillyaw and Caroline Parrish 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Leigh Gobbel 

4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Emily O’Brien and Ali Broadway 

K-3rd GRADE VOLUNTEER: Hal Nuckols 

4th & 5th GRADE VOLUNTEER: Remain in worship 

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...

Glenn and Rita Balzer (Lloyd Prince’s friends) 

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

Hamilton family (friends of the Nuckols) 

Ann Herndon (Will’s mother) 

Penny Hill (Executive Presbyter) 

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) 

Annette Lowery (David Lowery’s mother) 

Marcy Meredith 

Jan McMahan 

Judy Neal 

Marilyn Neforas (Hugh Bell’s friend) 

Anthony Owens 

Lin Parker (friend of Nancy Coomes) 

Betty Ray 

Peter Regnault (Phil Regnault’s father) 

Linda and Mike Robinson (Bill Smith’s family) 

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) 

Kathie Stephens (Lestor Morris’ Aunt) 

Rhonda Tebbenkamp and Family (Relatives of the Behms) 

John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father) 

Marty Wender (Phil Regnault’s friend) 

John Young 

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

Last Published: April 30, 2016 9:51 PM