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Life@Morningside for January 1, 2017


Life @ Morningside for January 1, 2017


WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. Rev. Matt Frease is our preacher; Mac Frampton is our guest organist, and James Klotz 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 ages Pre-K-5th grade will remain in worship today.

 

CHRISTMAS- EPIPHANY BANNERS

The banners are titled Can You See the Christ?

and The Glory of the Lord Came, Christ Jesus.

They represent the love, hope, joy and strength

of God bringing forth Christ incarnate to the

world. The gift of Christ given to us on Christmas

Day and the recognition of Christ as the Son

of God by the Magi with their gifts on Epiphany

are represented in both banners.

 

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 11 -

15 and February 8 - 12). 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.

 

NEWS FROM YOGA

Yoga Teacher, Pam Sharpe, invites her students

and others interested to her Yoga Open House

(1700 Timberland Rd. 30345) on Sunday, January

8, 3 p.m. for a New Year’s yoga sadana,

and tea. Also, classes begin on Tuesday, January

10, and Thursday, January 12. Classes are

held in Room 201 at 11 a.m. Please wear comfy

workout clothing and if you have a yoga mat

please bring one, if not one will be provided for

you. Classes run in six week increments. Can’t

wait to see you there!

 

2ND SUNDAY@8:45

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.

 

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 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

We want to give you the ultimate volunteer

experience here at Morningside Presbyterian

Church. 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!

 

ONE GRAY HAIR

Morningside’s One Gray Hair Group travels to

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday, January

24 at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join

as we enjoy this extremely popular event. We

will meet at Morningside at 1 p.m. and carpool

to St. Luke’s. Suggested donation is $10. Please

RSVP to Bill Humphries at bill48@bellsouth.net.

 

Faith Development at Morningside

ADULT CLASS

Next week we will begin a series called “People of Faith Engaging in Politics,” which will be facilitated by Jim Martin, Alex Page and Beth Waltemath.

CHILDREN

There will be no children’s Sunday School today. We will resume Sunday School on January 8, 2017.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE


SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

10:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

11 a.m. Worship

12 noon Fellowship


MONDAY, JANUARY 2

12 p.m. Arts and Crafts Guild

7 p.m. Mandolin Society


TUESDAY, JANUARY 3

2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers

7 p.m. Theology on Tap

7:30 p.m. MLPA Zoning


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4

8:15 MPP Children’s Yoga

9 a.m. MPP

5:45 p.m. Children’s Choir Rehearsals

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal


THURSDAY, JANUARY 5

9 a.m. MPP

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir


FRIDAY, JANUARY 6

8:30 a.m. MLPA

9 a.m. MPP

9:45 a.m. Creative Movement


SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting

10 a.m. Handbell Rehearsal

4 p.m. Wedding


SUNDAY, JANUARY 8

8:45 a.m. 2nd Sunday Worship Service

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Faith Development

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

12 noon Fellowship

12:30 p.m. Deacons Meeting

4:30 p.m. Youth Choir Rehearsal

6 p.m. Journey

7:30 p.m. Healing and Hope Service

 

Giving Update— 12/25/16

NEEDED WEEKLY—$15,650

RECEIVED—$29,931

NEEDED YEAR TO DATE—$813,800

RECEIVED YEAR TO DATE—$765,603

 

Attendance Update

WORSHIP COUNT —56

 

ELDER ON CALL: Marshall Hunter 404.909.5400

DEACON ON CALL: Sarah Brownlee 404.403.8063

USHERS: Stephanie and Kasey Libby, Kaitlyn and Brad Strickland

GREETERS: Austin Davis, Gail Kitchens, Carol Senf

COUNTERS: Bill Humphries and Leslie Prince

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: JoAnn Bertrand

INFANT/TODDLER VOLUNTEER: Sarah Tomaka

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Kelly Garrison

PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN: Remain in worship

1ST-3RD GRADE: Remain in worship

4TH-5TH GRADE: Remain in worship

FELLOWSHIP: The Session (Lisa Jern)

 

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

Jean Brady (Joe Brady’s mother)

Keri Catlett

Ann Coffey (Sarah Beth Gehl’s mother)

Connie Crowley

Sandra Fortson

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 McMahan

Nancy Miles

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)

Marlie Ann Senf

Robert Stack (Jane Stack’s family)

Shannon Miller and Doug Strain (family of Bill Smith)

Mary Turner (Sanda Means’ mother)

Wells family

Marty Wender (Phil Regnault’s friend)

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

Baby Oliver Whiddon (friend of Jill Klotz)

Evelyn Wimberly (Nancy Frampton’s ex-mother-inlaw)

John Young

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

Last Published: December 30, 2016 10:24 AM