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Life@Morningside for December 4, 2016


Life @ Morningside for December 4, 2016


WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor is our preacher, Sarah Are, Interim Director of Youth Ministries 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. 

• Children are welcomed and encouraged in worship every Sunday. Those who wish to attend Sunday School may do so after the Peace of Christ. 

• PreK and Kindergarten are in Room 001 and remain until after worship. 

• 1st - 5th Grade remain in worship. 

 

FLOWERS THIS SUNDAY 

The flowers today are given to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for our Morningside Presbyterian family during the continuation of Advent. 

 

CONGREGATIONAL SYMPATHY 

We extend our deepest sympathy to the Regnault family on the death of Phil’s father, Peter Regnault. 

 

CHOIR HONORS THE WINGERTS 

This morning the Chancel Choir is honoring the 50th wedding anniversary of David and Sheryl Wingert. Choir members have purchased and will sing an anthem by American composer, Daniel Pinkham - a distant cousin of Sheryl’s. We will sing the anthem, “Behold, the Lord Shall Come” this morning as our way of saying thank you to the Wingert’s for years of service to this church choir. If you have a similar interest in honoring or memorializing someone, please contact Jonathan Crutchfield at jcrutchfield@morningsidepc.org 

 

MORAVIAN LOVE FEAST SERVICE 

Tea, a lemon/orange yeast roll, beeswax candles, Christmas carols and anthems by our choirs will be combined Sunday morning, December 11. The Moravians began this tradition of sharing a simple meal in 1727. Servant leaders called Dieners will serve the meal and candles in the Sanctuary as carols and anthems are sung. We hope this begins a new tradition here at MPC. Join us for this beautiful service of worship. 

 

MORNINGSIDE FACTS 

How wonderful is it to know that the text for the final hymn was written by our very own Michael Morgan. 

 

PLEDGE NOTIFICATION 

Please consider donating appreciated securities (stocks and bonds) as you fulfill your pledge for this year. Generally, this results in favorable tax treatment. Also, if you have reached age 70 1/2, remember that contributions from a pre-tax 401(k) or IRA are also tax advantaged. Consult your tax advisor for definitive advice. If you choose to contribute in this manner, please contact our church treasurer, Bill Humphries, bill48@bellsouth.net or 770.565.8490. 

 

POSITION AVAILABLE 

If you are interested in becoming our new Director of Children’s Ministries and haven’t already applied, please do so by applying to directorsearch@morningsidepc.org

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP 

Theology on Tap will be led by Baron Mullis at Tom Daniel’s home (1681 Council Bluff Dr. At-lanta, GA 30345) on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m. Please RSVP to the office office@morningsidepc.org

 

LET’S WATCH A MOVIE! 

Pre-register for a showing of Newtown, a film exploring the aftermath of the December 14, 2012 school shooting on Wednesday, December 7 in the auditorium of the Lovett School. A group of Morningside folks organized by Peter and Carolyn Cobb, Alex Page, and Katye Watts will be attending. To reserve your spot, visit bit.ly/NewtownATL

 

YOU’RE INVITED TO TOUR MPP 

MPP invites you to share the Prospective Parent Tour dates (Tuesday, December 13 and Friday, January 13 both at 9:15 a.m.) with friends and neighbors. These tours are led by current parents and are a great way to be introduced to the Preschool. RSVP to Director Melinda Sandkam mpp@morningsidepc.org today or contact her for individual tours. 

 

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT 

Our Christmas Pageant is December 18 at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary followed by our famous chili cook-off dinner in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to this sweet MPC tradition. Please see the link for the SignUp Genius to sign up for food items for the dinner. Dessert will be provided. For the link, please contact Sarah Tomaka sarah.tomaka@gmail.com or the office office@morningsidepc.org

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY 

The women’s shelter at Shearith Israel’s (SI) Rebecca’s Tent has been an important part of Morningside’s Mission Program in years past. We have scheduled our volunteer dates for Wednesday - Sunday (January 8 - 12 and February 5 - 9). Please contact Phyllis Grimes grimes2230@bellsouth.net if you wish to volunteer. Men are welcome! 

 

Here’s the forecast for DECEMBER 

DECEMBER 9 @ 7 p.m. 
MPC Couples Holiday Celebration. RSVP to kathydaybremer@gmail.com 

DECEMBER 10 
Young Adult Christmas party. RSVP to adriennemogge@gmail.com 

DECEMBER 11 
Love Feast 

DECEMBER 14 
MPP Carols and Coffee 

DECEMBER 18 
Christmas Pageant 

DECEMBER 24 
Christmas Eve Services 
4 p.m. Worship for Families 
8 p.m. Candlelight Service of Lessons and as4 Carols (doors open at 7:15 p.m.) 

DECEMBER 25 
Christmas Service begins at 10 a.m. 

 

Faith Development at Morningside 

ADULT CLASS 

Next Sunday we continue our Advent Series: People, Look East! — The songs of Advent and Christmas led by Michael Morgan, who will conduct Advent and Christmas Songs from the 21st Century. 

CHILDREN 

Mary’s story: Children will learn the story that unfolds in the New Testament which begins with a visit by the angel Gabriel to an innocent young girl in a country town. Mary seems an unlikely per-son with whom to begin the story. Yet the fact that the story unfolds in this way show us that God loves us and that Jesus was born for all people regardless of who they are, how old they are, or where they live. Luke 1:26 - 38, 46 - 47. 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development 

10 a.m. Listening Session w/DCM/ Search Committee 

11 a.m. Worship/Communion w/ICM Food Donation/Children’s Sunday School (PreK-5th) 

12 noon Fellowship 

2 p.m. Eagle Court of Honor 

4:30 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal 

5 p.m. Youth Committee Meeting 


MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 

9 a.m. MPP 

12 noon. Arts and Crafts Guild 

1 p.m. MPP Ballet 

7 p.m. Mandolin Society/ Children’s Ministry Committee 


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Yoga 

1 p.m. Mini Monet's 

2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi 

4:30 p.m. Tai Chi 

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers 

7 p.m. Girl Scout Leadership 

7:30 p.m. MLPA Zoning 


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. MPP Music 

5:45 p.m. Children’s Choir Rehearsals 

6:30 p.m. Young Adult Group 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 

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, DECEMBER 9 

9 a.m. MPP 

7 p.m. MPC Couples Holiday Celebration 


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 

7 p.m. Young Adult Christmas Party 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development 

11 a.m. Worship/Love Feast/Children’s Sun-day School (PreK-K) 

12 noon Fellowship 

12:30 p.m. Deacons 

4:30 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal 

 

WE’VE GOT THE PERFECT GIFTS! 

A holiday gift market featuring crafts hand-made by women in Kenya will offer shopping opportunities in Fellowship Hall after worship today and next Sunday, December 11. Come down and view our selections! The market supports two Kenyan non-profit organizations. 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Will Barnette 

DEACON ON CALL: Joe Brady 

USHERS: Kasey and Stephanie Libby, Callie and David Stewart 

GREETERS: Nancy Anderson, Emilee Terry, Sanda and Bill Means 

COUNTERS: Richard Brownlee and Jack Klotz 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Carol Senf 

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEERS: Suzanne Macpherson and Laura Fillyaw 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Claire Burke 

PREK AND KINDERGARTEN: Ibby Bailey, Ali Broadway and Kelly Garrison 

1ST-5TH GRADE: Remain in worship 

FELLOWSHIP: MPC Handbell Choir 

 

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...

Patricia Boyko 

Friends and relatives of Hugh Bell: Connie Crowley, Sandra Fortson, Timothy Johnson, Marilyn Neforas, Kent Smith, and Robin and Charles Wilkins 

Keri Catlett 

Victor Carballosa 

Walter Gilbert (Patrick Gilbert’s father) 

Kat Harris (Eric Harris’ mother) 

Ann Herndon (Will’s mother) 

Family of Penny Hill 

Charlotte Hudson (Jeff Adams’ mother) 

Ellen and Jim Landers 

Friends and relatives of Linda Johnson 

Jan & Ted McMahan 

Tom Oder 

Lin Parker (friend of Nancy Coomes) 

Marilyn Pentelovich (friend of Shari Tant) 

Karen Peterson and family (friend of Daisy Ottmann) 

Betty Ray 

Bev Reed 

Regnault family 

Sandy Ryan 

Carlene Sauer (Kasey and Stephanie Libby’s family) 

Beth Klotz Von Seggern (Jack Klotz’s sister) 

Helen Schroder 

Richard and Robert Stack (Jane Stack’s family) 

Shannon Miller and Doug Strain (family of Bill Smith) 

Katye, Alex and Finley Watts 

Wells family 

Marty Wender (Phil Regnault’s friend) 

Dr. Nathaniel West (Dr. West’s father) 

Evelyn Wimberly (Nancy Frampton’s ex-mother-in-law) 

Baby Oliver Whiddon (friend of Jill Klotz) 

Rick and Lorellee Wolters (Greg Wolters’ parents) 

John Young 

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

Last Published: December 1, 2016 11:43 PM