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Life@Morningside for May 15, 2016


Life @ Morningside for May 15, 2016

 

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor is our preacher, Drew Stockstill, Associate Pastor and Lucy Grant, Youth Liturgist 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 Peace of Christ 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. 

 

WE BID FAREWELL TO OUR INTERNS 

Last Sunday marked the final official day for our interns Anna Miles and Sarah Smith, but you will still see them from time to time, as they are staying in the area. Additionally, Anna’s familiar face was seen in our most recent new members’ class, so after a study-abroad in Singapore, you’ll find her right back here at Morningside in late autumn. Please continue to say “hi” to Anna and Sarah, and drop them a note of encouragement from time to time as they continue their studies. 

 

RHO READERS 

Our book discussion deals with “unholy spirits” -The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction and Houdini by David Jaher. Everyone is welcome to join us in the Session room today at 12:30 p.m. for what promises to be a lively conversation. 

 

INTERFAITH SUPPER CLUB 

We would love for you to join and support us as we move forward into the second meeting of the Interfaith Supper Club. All are welcome to join us on Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The theme is Homelessness and Poverty, and the meal is potluck style. This is certainly an evening that you will not want to miss! Please see the signup sheet on the volunteer board, or email Anna Miles anna.miles@emory.edu to RSVP. 

 

FOOD TRUCKS THIS WEEK! 

Can you smell the goodness around the corner? We sure can, and it seems to be coming from the food trucks! On Thursday, May 19, the food trucks will grace us with their presence! Come enjoy bounce houses, face painting, and other family activities while enjoying delicious food from the trucks. Don’t forget to invite your friends and neighbors to join us between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. All are welcome! 

 

WHO IS DR. GENCH? 

Dr. Gench is the professor of Biblical Interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond and author of Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts. Gench examines the Apostle Paul’s letters in the Bible and how they have been used to limit opportunities for women in the church and family life. Dr. Gench acknowledges how many mainline Christians respond to their discomfort with these texts, but she offers compelling arguments about how Christians should engage with problematic texts. Want to learn more? Join us as Ellen and Drew Stockstill lead the Adult Faith Development Class starting Sunday, May 22. 

 

CONGREGATIONAL LUNCH 

Please join us for our next congregational lunch on Sunday, May 22. Dine with us as we will enjoy delicious food from Maggiano’s. Please RSVP with your name, number of adults, and/or number of children to office office@morningsidepc.org or complete the insert. 

 

MOZART AND BRAHMS 

The Chancel Choir and soloists will present a music concert Sunday afternoon, June 5 at 4 p.m. at MPC. Mozart’s “Missa Brevis in F Major” will be performed by the choir, soloists, and orchestra. Brahms’ “Libeslieder Waltzes” will be performed by our four soloists with Jonathan Crutchfield and Ben Leaptrott providing 4-hand piano accompaniment. The concert is free! A collection will be taken to benefit music at Morningside. Invite your family and friends to join you. 

 

THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR TEAM LEADS 

Vacation Bible School is right around the corner and we are looking to fill two spots with volunteers who have a heart to stand up for our littlest ones! We’re looking for someone who is interested in becoming a Bible Coordinator, and a second individual interested in becoming a Decorations Coordinator. Please see Sarah Tomaka sarah.tomaka@gmail.com or Sarah Kate DeWyngaert sarahkate@morningsidepc.org if you are interested. 

 

VBS WISH LIST 

There are over 80 children coming to Vacation Bible School this summer, and it is going to take a lot of items to make the week happen for that many kids! You can donate to the VBS Wish List by taking an item from the Wish List board in the welcome center or signing up for an item online (link found on the church homepage). Donations can be dropped off to the basket in the welcome center by Wednesday, June 1. Perishable food donations can be dropped off in the kitchen labeled "for VBS" by Friday, June 10. 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: 

It’s not to late to volunteer with LGBT & Friends, or fellow Morningside members. Habitat for Humanity as well as Intown Collaborative Ministries offer plenty of community service opportunities 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

 

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. There are a few openings for most age groups each week. Contact Director Melinda Sandkam at mpp@morningsidepc.org for details on availability. 

 

Faith Development at Morningside 

ADULT 

Next week at 9:45 a.m. Ellen and Drew Stockstill will begin a 6 week study in room 201, on Frances Taylor Gench’s book, Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture (2015). 

CHILDREN 

The Preschool class will hear the story A Ride in the Night, and learn how Paul once again escaped from his enemies. 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, MAY 15 

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 RHO Readers; Young Adult Lunch 

2 p.m. Daisy Scout Troop 


MONDAY, MAY 16 

9 a.m. MPP 

12 noon Arts & Crafts Guild 

1 p.m. MPP Ballet 

7 p.m. Mandolin Society; Session 


TUESDAY, MAY 17 

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, MAY 18 

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast 

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga 

9 a.m. MPP 

12 p.m. ICM Board Meeting 

1 p.m. MPP Music 

5:30 p.m. Cherub/Treble Choir 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir 


THURSDAY, MAY 19 

9 a.m. MPP/ Celebration Practice 

11 a.m. Fun with Weights 

12:30 p.m. Theological Throwdown 

1 p.m. Playball 

5 p.m. Food Trucks 

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir 


FRIDAY, MAY 20 

9 a.m. MPP/ PreK Celebration 

10 a.m. MPP Creative Movement 

11 a.m. Karate 


SATURDAY, MAY 21 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 

2:30 p.m. Howard Curtis 90th Birthday Party 


SUNDAY, MAY 22 

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 Congregational Lunch 

 

Giving Update—05/08/16 

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,650 

RECEIVED—$21,663 

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE—$297,350 

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE—$257,942 

 

Attendance Update 

WORSHIP COUNT —179 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Sarah Tomaka 404.242.5400 

DEACON ON CALL: Sarah Chatel 404.784.4871 

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

GREETERS: Sanda and Bill Means, Gail Kitchens, and Jane Stack 

COUNTERS: Beth Baer and Richard Brownlee 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Ann and John Watson 

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Melissa Lawson 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Amy Millard 

4s & 5s VOLUNTEERS: Sarah Beth Gehl, Charles Woolley, and Kelly Garrison 

K-5th GRADE VOLUNTEERS: Melanie Davidson and Becky Schreiber 

FELLOWSHIP: Deacons—Philip Hawkins 

 

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...

Jill Aleong 

Glenn and Rita Balzer (Lloyd Prince’s friends) 

Felecia Binns 

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) 

Karen Peterson and family (friend of Daisy Ottmann) 

Betty Ray 

Peter Regnault (Phil Regnault’s father) 

Linda and Mike Robinson (Bill Smith’s family) 

Bus and Carmen Ryan (Tyler Ryan’s parents) 

Ed Sanders (Holly Greene’s Stepfather) 

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

Jim Scullin (Cousin of Daisy Ottmann) 

Kent Smith (Hugh Bell’s friend) 

Kathie Stephens (Lester Morris’ aunt) 

George Tate 

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: May 14, 2016 2:28 PM