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Life@Morningside for March 12, 2017


Life@Morningside for March 12, 2017


WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor is our preacher and 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 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. 

• Pre-K/K are in room 001. 

• 1st through 3rd are in room 003. 

• 4th through 5th are in room 005. 

 

HAND IN HAND AMIDST THE JOURNEY 

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. 

 

LABOR ALONG THE JOURNEY 

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. 

 

BAPTISM TODAY 

This morning Mary Hampton Smith, daughter of Anna Mary and Mark Smith, will receive the sacrament of baptism. 

 

MISSED THE DEADLINE? 

Picture taking is complete but if you did not have a chance to have a photo taken for the directory, you may submit one. The cost is $10 (written to Morningside with a note “directory”). Drop it off at the church office by March 19th. Include your names as you want them printed in the directory and mark the picture att. Cindy Humphries. 

 

A WARM WELCOME 

We welcome the Kinumbe - Bauma family into our church home. Please give them a warm welcome during worship and fellowship after. 

 

YOUTH SUNDAY 

Next week is Youth Sunday and that truly is something to celebrate! Six years ago, we had four youth who were aging out of children’s pro-grams. We knew we needed to do something— and with a major gift from Jackie Cleveland, we started our youth program. Look how far we’ve come! 

 

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

 

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS 

Home is where love resides, laughter never ends, friends always belong, and memories are created. You can be a part of the start of this creation for the Valdez family by volunteering to help build this loving family a house. 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. 

 

LGBT & FRIENDS 

The March meeting of LGBT & Friends will be on Tuesday, March 14 at the home of Carolyn and Peter Cobb. Please join us from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for fellowship, dinner, and a program so great you’ll just have to wait and see. Carolyn and Peter’s address is 1150 Saint Charles Place, Atlanta, 30306. We ask for a small goodwill donation of $10 per person to cover the cost of food and drink. Please let Ben Hammett Walkuski, b.walkuski@gmail.com know if you can attend. 

 

CATCH THE CAT 

From now until Sunday, March 26, Morningsiders have a crucial opportunity to shape our future for the coming three years. Our Strategic Planning team is offering two tools to solicit opinions, wants and dreams from our congregation. Your responses will help the team, Session and staff develop the plan we'll follow through 2020. One tool is the Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT), a survey used to build our previous plan. You may take it online via our website, www.morningsidepc.org. The survey must be completed in one sitting and takes as little as 20 minutes. People who share an email address can each input an individual CATscan. Paper copies are also available in the church office. The more of us who complete the CAT, the more accurate our plan will be in reflecting the will of the congregation. 

 

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE 

Join us for dinner and fellowship on Monday, March 27 at the home of Sanda Means (1071 McLynn Avenue 30306). Our speaker will be Beth Waltemath, presenting a special Lenten program. RSVP to Sarah Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@gmail.com 

 

VBS 

MPC invites all children to get ready for Vacation Bible School! The fun begins on Monday, June 12, and ends Thursday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. VBS is for children in rising Pre-K who will be four by September 1, through rising 5th graders. Child care will be available for children of volunteers who are younger than four years old. A lot of adult and youth volunteers are need-ed! To register and to volunteer, please contact Sarah Tomaka, sarah.tomaka@gmail.com

 

Faith Development at Morningside 

ADULT CLASS 

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

CHILDREN 

Jesus shows love! Jesus was traveling through Jericho when he met a rich tax collector named Zacchaeus. Jesus went out of his way to love Zacchaeus and help him change his life. Luke 19:1-10 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


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 


MONDAY, MARCH 13 

8:30 a.m. MLPA 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. Ballet for Preschoolers 

7 p.m. Mandolin Society 


TUESDAY, MARCH 14 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Yoga 

1 p.m. Mini Monets 

2:15 p.m. Parkinson’s Tai Chi 

4:30 p.m. Tai Chi 

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers 

7 p.m. Preschool Committee Meeting/LGBT & Friends (offsite) 


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 

7 a.m. Men’s Breakfast 

8:15 a.m. Children’s Yoga 

9 a.m. MPP 

10:30 a.m. Dobbs Reading 

12:30 p.m. ICM Board Meeting 

1 p.m. Music for Preschoolers 

5:45 p.m. Children’s Choir Rehearsal 


THURSDAY, MARCH 16 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Fun with Weights 

12:30 p.m. Third Thursday Theology 

1 p.m. Playball 

6 p.m. Night Yoga 

7 p.m. Girl Scouts 

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir 


FRIDAY, MARCH 17 

9 a.m. MPP (Alumni Day) 

1 p.m. Karate 


SATURDAY, MARCH 18 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 

5 p.m. Austin Davis and Doug Selph’s Wedding 


SUNDAY, MARCH 19 

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/ Rho Readers 

2 p.m. Daisy Girl Scout 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Alex Watts 

DEACON ON CALL: Cindy Humphries 

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

GREETERS: Carol Senf, Gail Kitchens, Curt Barrett, Emilee Terry 

COUNTERS: Bill Humphries and Bobbie McCrackin 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Patty and Jon Nelson 

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS: TBD 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Amy Jensen 

PRE-K AND K: Charles Woolley and Kelly Anderson 

1ST - 3RD GRADE: Sue Ballay and Leslie Prince 

4TH - 5TH GRADE: Carolyn Morton and Anne Barnette 

FELLOWSHIP: Couples Group - Kathy Bremer 

 

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 

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 10, 2017 11:38 AM