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Life@Morningside for March 5, 2017


Life@Morningside for March 5, 2017


WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor is our preacher and 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. Worship bags for children can be found in the Narthex. Those who wish to attend Sunday School may do so after the Peace of Christ. 

• Childcare for 0-23 months is in Room 105, and Room 012 for 2 and 3 year olds. 

• PreK-K in room 001. 

• 1st through 5th grade remain in worship. 

 

LENTEN BANNER #1 

The first banner, called “Hand in Hand Amidst the Journey,” symbolizes the beginning of Lent with the unsettled turmoil brought on by the anticipation of where Lent will lead us - the issues of life, questions, cares, and deep sighs of the soul along with the story of Jesus’ death stir us deeply. The batik fabrics in shadings of maroon, gold, rust, and burgundy give visual representation to the thunderstorm of emotions that come with Lent. 

 

LENTEN BANNER #2 

The second banner, called “Labor Along the Journey,” symbolizes the last few weeks of Lent. Our internal thunderstorm has subsided, we approach the end of Lent and though many questions and concerns linger, the peace of Christ walks with us the rest of the journey. The work or labor continues but the reassurance of the Holy Love of God through Jesus gives us comfort. The batik fabrics in shades of blue, gold and rust represent the calming and comfort of God as we come to the last few weeks of Lent. 

 

HABITAT BUILD 

It’s always a blessing to be a part of blessing another person by offering your help in some way. Habitat for Humanity asks you to extend a helping hand by volunteering to help build a house for the Valdez family. Anyone 16 years or older can sign up. If you or someone you know would be interested, please visit atlantahabitat.volunteerhub.com to sign up. A few hours of your time will not go unnoticed. 

 

JOIN US FOR THE HUNGER WALK 

There is still time for you to join us today! The Hunger Walk is an annual 5K walk/run that raises money for the ATL’s community food bank. Join fellow MPC members in this Youth Group sponsored event. The Youth Group has a goal of raising $500. The Hunger Walk starts at 2 pm at Turner Field. We will enjoy lunch together at church, put on our tennis shoes, and head over right after worship! To register, you can join the "Morningside Presbyterian Youth!" team. Click the link under Hunger Walk/Run on MPC’s homepage to make a contribution. Share our team with others so that they can donate in honor of our team. 

 

SUPPORT ICM 

Please join us in a collection of non-perishable food to support ICM. Canned vegetables, soups, ready-to-eat meals, especially those with pop tops, ramen noodles, peanut butter, cereal and can openers will be collected from Sunday, March 5 - Sunday, March 19 in the barrel just inside the stairwell next to the church office. For more information, please contact Nancy Collins, ncollins0209@gmail.com, 678.634.4572 or Laura Ulep, lauraulep@gmail.com

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP 

Our next Theology on Tap will be hosted by Baron Mullis on Tuesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Baron and Lester can be found at 2140 Council Bluff Court, Atlanta, 30345. RSVP to the church office, office@morningsidepc.org, with the subject “Theology on Tap” if you wish to attend. 

 

ONE GRAY HAIR 

Join One Gray Hair for their next luncheon in Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, March 8 at noon. Bobbie McCrackin will share her experi-ences journeying through Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan, Morocco and Tanzania. Please RSVP to Sarah Brownlee, rsbrownlee1046@att.net, if you wish to attend. 

 

A WORKSHOP YOU’LL LOVE! 

Friday evening, March 10 (7 to 9pm) and Saturday, March 11 (10 to 2pm) MPC will host a workshop on the arts in worship, co-sponsored by Central Presbyterian Church. There are activities for all ages: 2 art projects for children (Bottle Cap Art and Zentangle); African Drumming (all ages); Movement (all ages); Reading Dramatically; Writing prayers and liturgy (Baron Mullis); Writing hymn texts (Michael Morgan); Writing hymn tunes (Jonathan Crutchfield); Handbells for youth and adults (Dave Vandermeer). Each activity will be used to create a 30-minute worship service at the end of the workshop. It’s open to everyone and it’s free, including snacks and lunch! Contact Jonathan Crutchfield by Friday, March 10 to register: jcrutchfield@morningsidepc.org

 

MPC COUPLES 

The next get-together for MPC Couples will be on Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m. Reservations have been made at Morningside Kitchen by Carol and Bill Southwood. Please contact Kathy Bremer, kathydaybremer@gmail.com, to RSVP of ask questions. 

 

LISTENING SESSION 

Morningside's Strategic Planning Committee is seeking input from the congregation. Your insight will help us shape the next 3-year plan. We are conducting five listening sessions which will be used to capture priorities, wishes, dreams and opportuni-ties for our church. Additionally, an online survey will launch on March 5. Please contact Jeff Peters if you can participate in one of these important listening sessions in room 201: jeffcpeters@gmail.com

Mar 5, 12:15-12:45p.m. 
Mar 6, 7-7:30p.m. 
Mar 9, 6:45-7:15p.m. 
Mar 9, 8:45-9:15p.m. 

 

Faith Development at Morningside 

ADULT CLASS 

Beth Waltemath will continue to lead us in a Lenten series focused on practice-based Christianity by looking at key figures in contemplative Christianity from the Bible, Medieval saints, and contemporary theologians. 

CHILDREN 

Jesus Shows Love! Jesus heals 10 men, but only one of them shows gratitude. It is important to know God loves us and to be thankful for that love. Luke 17:11-19 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, MARCH 5 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation/ VBS Planning Committee 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development/ Confirmation 

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

12 noon Fellowship 

2 p.m. Hunger Walk (offsite) 


MONDAY, MARCH 6 

12 noon. Arts and Crafts Guild 

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


TUESDAY, MARCH 7 

11 a.m. Yoga 

2:15 p.m. Parkinson’s Tai Chi 

4:30 p.m. Tai Chi 

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers 

7 p.m. Theology on Tap 


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 

12 p.m. One Gray Hair 

5:45 p.m. Children’s Choir Rehearsal 

7 p.m. Wells Knitting Group 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir 


THURSDAY, MARCH 9 

11 a.m. Fun with Weights 

12:30 p.m. Poetry Group 

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir 


FRIDAY, MARCH 10 

7 p.m. Couples Group (offsite) 


SATURDAY, MARCH 11 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 

10 a.m. Saturday School at Dobbs 


SUNDAY, MARCH 12 

8:45 a.m. Second Sunday Worship Service 

9:45 a.m. Faith Development/Confirmation 

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

12 noon. Fellowship 

12:30 p.m. Deacons 

4:30 p.m. Youth Choir 

5 p.m. Youth Group 


Morningside needs you to do an on-line survey called CAT (Congregational Assessment Tool). This on-line survey helps our staff and church officers understand and build plans and deliver on our congregation’s wishes, hopes, and goals, leading to a full-time Director of Children’s Ministries, greater outreach opportunities and a broader music and arts program. Please take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MorningsideAtlanta beginning today. The Strategic Planning Committee also has paper copies available in the office for those without computer access. 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Peter Tuuk 

DEACON ON CALL: Michael Siedschlag 

USHERS: Stephanie and Kasey Libby, Kaitlyn and Brad Strickland 

GREETERS: Nancy Anderson, Lisa Ladds, Sanda and Bill Means 

COUNTERS: Lynsley Tyler and Joe Ballay 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Cindy Humphries 

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS: Robin, William and Cash Hackney 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Becky Schreiber 

PRE-K AND K: Claire Burke and Julie Loring 

1ST - 5TH GRADE: Remain in Worship 

FELLOWSHIP: LGBT & Friends 

 

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 

Lib Boggs 

Patricia Boyko 

Joe Brady 

Ann Coffey (Sarah Beth Gehl’s mother) 

Sandra Fortson 

Walter Gilbert (Patrick Gilbert’s father) 

Kat Harris (Eric Harris’ mother) 

Ann Herndon (Will Herndon’s mother) 

Charlotte Hudson (Jeff Adams’ mother) 

Friends and relatives of Linda Johnson 

Jan McMahan 

Ted McMahan 

Lin Parker (Nancy Coomes’ friend) 

Bev Reed 

Carlene Sauer (Kasey and Stephanie Libby’s family) 

Beth Klotz Von Seggern (Jack Klotz’s sister) 

Marlie Ann Senf 

Myra Shore (Lester Morris’ cousin) 

Carol and Bill Southwood 

Robert Stack (Jane Stack’s family) 

Mary Turner (Sanda Means’ mother) 

Wells family 

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

Baby Oliver Whiddon (Jill Klotz’s friend) 

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

John Young 

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

Last Published: March 6, 2017 1:04 PM