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Life@Morningside for December 25, 2016


Life @ Morningside for December 25, 2016


WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor is our preacher, Beth Waltemath, Associate for Mission and Faith Development 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 will remain in worship today. 

 

THANK YOU FOR PLEDGING 

Home is where the heart is, the saying goes. 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 $660,000. But we still need over $120,000 to reach our important 2017 goals, including an increased Mission budget allocation, continued program development through 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. 

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP 

Theology on Tap will be at Ken Sharpe’s home (1700 Timberland Road, Atlanta, 30345) on Tuesday, January 3 at 7 p.m. Please RSVP to the office office@morningsidepc.org

 

REBECCA’S TENT 

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. Volunteers arrive at the shelter (1180 University Drive, 30306) at 6 p.m. to warm and serve the meal to residents as they arrive from work. Leftovers are prepared for lunches the next day and put in a refrigerator, and the area is cleaned up. We leave by 8 p.m. after visiting with the residents. We have scheduled our volunteer dates for Wednesday - Sunday (January 8 - 12 and February 5 - 9). Please contact Phyllis Grimes grimes2230@bellsouth.net only if you have questions. To sign up please see the signup sheet on the bulletin board. 

 

MENTORS NEEDED 

Confirmation for middle schoolers starts January 8. Each child will need a mentor from the congregation. Responsibilities include attending 12 Sunday school sessions with your youth, and two outside church events! If you are interested in helping with this, please contact Sarah aresarahr@mail.ctsnet.edu

 

APPLY FOR A POSITION 

Morningside is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministries and it could be you! This is a very important position that we would like to fill soon. The preferred candidate will have a degree in Christian education or other educational area. Hands-on experience in creating and directing children’s ministry programs is a plus. To apply go to directorsearch@morningsidepc.org

 

OUR DAILY BREAD 

Copies of the devotional booklet, Our Daily Bread, are available in the Narthex and Welcome Center. Pick one up as you leave the sanctuary this morning. 

 

DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS? 

Morningside has a new treat in store for you! Beginning January 8, every second Sunday for the next few months we will have two services. The first service will begin at 8:45 a.m. and the second service will begin at 11 a.m. This is a fantastic new addition to Morningside and we hope you take full advantage of both services during that time. 

 

TAI CHI 

Tai Chi was an ancient secret of Chinese culture, formally reserved for the noble Mandarins and monastery monks. Tai Chi principles are based on elements of Chinese medical theory. Morningside offers Tai Chi classes weekly starting Tuesday, January 10 at 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining, please contact Bob Wells wellscom@comcast.net

 

POETRY GROUP 

The beauty of poetry is that it always seemed to be an expression of literature in its purest form. It appeals to rhythm, imagery, and emotion. Lucky for you, Morningside has a poetry group! By being a part of Morningside’s Poetry Group you will be able to discuss a wide range of poems amongst your fellow peers. Start the new year off by attending our first poetry group on Thursday, January 12 at 12:30 p.m. in Baron’s office. We can’t wait to see you there! 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

Ever wanted to teach Sunday School, but were afraid to volunteer? Ever wondered what our kids are learning? Volunteer and Parent orientation is Sunday, January 22 at 10:15 a.m. Join Interim Director of Children’s Ministries, Sarah Tomaka, in room 001 to learn more about what resources are available to volunteers in our children’s Sunday School classes. She will take you through the process, talk a little about the curriculum and give you pointers about what activities seem to work well with our kids. Games, stories, songs, crafts, Q&A— it’s fun for all! See you there! 

 

Faith Development at Morningside 

ADULT CLASS 

Next Sunday there will be no class. 

CHILDREN 

There will be no children’s Sunday School on December 25 or January 1. We will resume Sunday School on January 8, 2017. 

Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year! 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

10 a.m. Worship/ Communion 


MONDAY, DECEMBER 26 

7 p.m. Mandolin Society/Parliamentarians 


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27 

2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi 

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers 


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28 

NO ACTIVITIES 


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29 

NO ACTIVITIES 


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30 

NO ACTIVITIES 


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 


SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

11 a.m. Worship/Communion 

12 noon Fellowship 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Tony Fishpaw 

DEACON ON CALL: Leslie Prince 

USHERS: Tony Fishpaw, Leslie Prince, Catherine and Ted Fleming 

GREETERS: Jane Stack, Ellen and Jim Landers 

COUNTERS: Richard Brownlee and Leslie Prince 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Gail Kitchens 

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Remain in worship 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Remain in worship 

PREK AND KINDERGARTEN: Remain in worship 

1ST-3RD GRADE: Remain in worship 

4TH-5TH GRADE: Remain in worship 

FELLOWSHIP: No Fellowship Hour 

 

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...

Sue Blouin 

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 

Ann Coffey (Sarah Beth Gehl’s mother) 

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) 

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) 

Jane Stack and family 

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) 

John Young 

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

Last Published: December 23, 2016 7:02 PM