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Life@Morningside for December 11, 2016


Life @ Morningside for December 11, 2016


WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

Beth Waltemath, Associate for Mission and Faith Development is our preacher, Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor 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. 

 

HONOR YOUR LOVED ONES 

If you are interested in honoring a loved one through song please contact Jonathan Crutchfield at jcrutchfield@morningsidepc.org

 

MORAVIAN LOVE FEAST 

Before Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses upon the Wittenberg door in Germany, a group of reformers, called Moravians, was proclaiming a gospel of simple love, hope and faith in Jesus Christ. The Moravian Church was founded in 1457 in what is now the Czech Republic, making it the oldest continuously existing Protestant church in the world today. A leader in making the gospel available to all, the Moravian Church founded the first American school for women, Salem College, in 1772. The Moravian Lovefeast is celebrated throughout the year. A simple liturgy of song and a meal of beverage and bread, the Lovefeast is shared in a spirit of reverence and joy, confident that Christ is present in our lives. Candles were added for a children’s Lovefeast service in 1762 on Christmas Eve in Old Salem, NC. 

 

SPECIAL THANK YOU 

Our candles come from Old Salem. We thank our Craft Guild for wrapping them in their traditional red paper. We also thank Nancy Frampton for procuring the spiced tea, and to the following bakers who baked the bread: Ann Watson, Nancy Frampton, Julie Green, Richard Brownlee, Lester Morris, and Jonathan Crutchfield. A great thank you goes to our Dieners (servers): Sanda and Bill Means, Carolyn and Peter Cobb, Sarah and Richard Brownlee, Ellen and Roland Behm, and Jill and Jack Klotz. 

 

MAKE YOUR PLEDGE TODAY 

Morningside Presbyterian Church is home to some 500 members, and throughout Commitment Season so many of our members have let us know their plans to contribute financially to the life of the church in 2017. We are pleased to report that current pledges amount to over $630,000. But we still need over $150,000 to reach our important 2017 goals, including an increased Mission budget allocation, continued program development throughout MPC, and ongoing maintenance of our treasured building. Thank you to those who have already pledged, and those who will make their pledge prior to year-end. We are so glad you have chosen MPC as a home for your heart. 

 

DECEMBER 

DECEMBER 11 
Moravian Love Feast 

DECEMBER 14 
MPP Carols and Coffee 

DECEMBER 18 
Christmas Pageant/ Chili Cook-Off 

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. 

 

JOIN THE TOUR! 

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. 

 

THE CHRISTMAS AND CHILI COOK-OFF 

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

 

LOGO AND COVER DESIGN CONTEST 

We’re getting ready to publicize our February arts weekend so we’re calling artists and graphic designers to compete in a logo/cover design contest with a deadline of Monday, December 19. The logo should read Morningside Arts Showcase and it should also be incorporated into a cover design for an arts café that will feature church talent and refreshments. See page 10 of the December Morningside Messenger for details or contact Daisy Ottmann dazette@bellsouth.net. Stay tuned for more about the showcase and how to participate! 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES 

As you know we’re having two Christmas Eve services. During our 4 p.m. service the Handbell Choir will play a special piece to include the flute, organ, cello, violin and piano. Our 8 p.m. service will be led by the Chancel Choir, soloists, instrumentalists, liturgists, and MPC clergy. If you are able to attend our 8 p.m. service, please arrive by 7:30 p.m. to hear Christmas music performed by members of our congregation. 

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE 

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! 

 

TAI CHI WILL RETURN IN JANUARY 

Tai Chi (not Parkinson Tai Chi) is taking a break for the holidays but will return on Tuesday, January 10 at 4:30 p.m. 

 

CONFIRMATION FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS 

Morningside’s middle schoolers will be undergoing confirmation starting January 8 to become church members. Each child will need a mentor from the congregation. If you are interested in helping with this, please contact Sarah aresarahr@mail.ctsnet.edu

 

Faith Development at Morningside 

ADULT CLASS 

Next Sunday we wrap up our Advent Series: People, Look East! — The songs of Advent and Christmas led by Michael Morgan, who will introduce the Noblest Monument of Advent and Christmas Music—Handel’s Messiah. 

CHILDREN 

Joseph’s Story: Like Mary, Joseph is a model of faith for us. The visit of the angel to Joseph shows us God’s divine intervention. The angel reveals Mary’s situation to Joseph and instructs Joseph to call the newborn child Jesus. The visit gives Joseph some peace, and he, like Mary, accepts the role he is to play in Jesus’ life. Matthew 1:18-24 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development 

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

12 noon Fellowship 

4:30 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal 


MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. MPP Ballet 

7 p.m. Mandolin Society 

7:30 p.m. MLPA 


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 

9 a.m. MPP 

9:15 a.m. MPP Tour 

11 a.m. Yoga 

1 p.m. Mini Monet 

2:15 p.m. Parkinson’s Tai Chi 

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers 

7 p.m. Preschool Committee 


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 

8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga 

9 a.m. MPP Carols and Coffee 

5:30 p.m. Children’s Choir/ Pageant Rehearsals 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Fun with Weights 

12:30 p.m. Third Thursday Theology 

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir 


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16 

9 a.m. MPP 

9:45 a.m. Creative Movement 


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 

4 p.m. Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development 

11 a.m. Worship/Children’s Sunday School (PreK-3rd) 

12 noon Fellowship 

12:30 p.m. Young Adult Luncheon 

2 p.m. Daisy Girl Scout 

4:30 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal 

6 p.m. Christmas Pageant 

6:30 p.m. Chili Cook-off 

 

Giving Update—12/04/16 

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,650 

RECEIVED—$ 26,165 

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE—$ 766,850 

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE—$ 702,633 


Attendance Update 

WORSHIP COUNT —186 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Duncan Spears 

DEACON ON CALL: Leslie Prince 

USHERS: Brenda Fishpaw, Kathy Bremer, Rhonda McIntosh, Sandra Ward 

GREETERS: Cindy Humphries, Gail Kitchens, Preston Ladds and Carol Senf 

COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap and Beth Baer 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Sandy Ryan 

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Alison Roach 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Laura Strong 

PREK AND KINDERGARTEN: Ibby Bailey, Kelly Cobb, Kelly Anderson and Amy Jensen 

1ST-5TH GRADE: Remain in worship 

FELLOWSHIP: Worship Team 

 

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 

Walter Gilbert (Patrick Gilbert’s father) 

Kat Harris (Eric Harris’ mother) 

Ann Herndon (Will’s mother) 

Charlotte Hudson (Jeff Adams’ mother) 

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) 

Bev Reed 

Regnault family 

Carlene Sauer (Kasey and Stephanie Libby’s family) 

Beth Klotz Von Seggern (Jack Klotz’s sister) 

Richard and Robert Stack (Jane Stack’s family) 

Shannon Miller and Doug Strain (family of Bill Smith) 

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 10, 2016 1:03 PM