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Life@Morningside for October 29, 2017


Life@Morningside for October 29, 2017


WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor is our preacher and Mardee Rightmyer, Director of Children’s Ministries and Eliza Smith, intern, will be our liturgists. 

• 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. 

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

• Pre-K/K in room 001. 

 

COMMITMENT SEASON HAS BEGUN 

Today is Commitment Sunday. With gratitude, we offer our pledges of time, talent, and treasure for 2018. All are invited to come to the front of the church to pledge support for Morningside. This year, we hope to increase our pledges by 10 percent in order to reach our goals in 2018. Even if you have already made your pledge early or online, we invite you to come forward with an “I have pledged” form to show your support of Commitment Sunday. 

 

WE ARE STILL SEEKING YOUR NOMINATIONS FOR DEACON AND ELDER 

You can turn in nomination forms to the church office, the offering plate or in one of the boxes in the Narthex and Welcome Center. 

 

FLOWERS 

The flowers in the sanctuary are given on behalf of the Commitment Committee, in honor of all the friends and family to which our MPC members are grateful. 

 

500TH ANNIVERSARY OF 
THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION 

While Protestants had already been seeking to purify the church and to have the Bible in the language of the people, on the 31st of October, 1517, Martin Luther sent the Ninety-Five Theses to the Archbishop of Mainz and nailed them to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This action is commonly attributed with sparking the Reformation. In addition to simplifying the liturgy, the reformers moved the church away from elaborate vestments to the attire of the academy, which your worship leaders are observing today. Additionally, the music today reflects this period in the history of the Reformation: Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”; Louis Bourgeois’s “All People That on Earth Do Dwell”; and the use of a hymn tune, WAREHAM, beloved and used by the German Moravians. J.S. Bach’s elaborate composition on Luther’s “Ein Feste Burg” will be the main musical portion of our celebration. 


ALL SAINTS’ OBSERVANCE 
NOVEMBER 5 

All Saints’ Day is a day of observance in the liturgical calendar of the church in which we celebrate the lives of those whose race is run, who have kept the faith, and whose witness lives on among us in the communion of the saints. In our communion liturgy, those who passed from this life this year will be remembered with thanksgiving to God for their lives and witnesses. 

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING NOV. 12 

The session has called a congregational meeting for Sunday, November 12, following the 11 a.m. service for two purposes: First, to elect the class of 2020 to the Session and Diaconate as well as the Officer Nominating Committee for 2018, and 

 

YOGASCULPT 

Yoga and Yogasculpt (with weights) begins its second Fall session on Tuesday, October 31 and Thursday, November 2 respectively at 11 a.m. in room 201 here at the church. Please join us for fun, fitness, flexibility, and strengthening! Wear comfy clothes and bring your Yoga mat. If you don’t have one, we have extras. The session runs for 6 weeks. For more information please contact Pam Sharpe at yogapam@bellsouth.net

 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS 

Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 5, when clocks are moved back an hour at 2 a.m. local daylight time (so they will then read 1 a.m. local standard time). 

 

COUPLES GROUP 

Our next get-together is on Friday, November 10 at Morningside Kitchen. Wine and hors d’oevres will be provided, and couples will cover their own dinners. There will be a choice of rotisserie chicken, trout or chuck roast for the main course. We will have our own space. Please contact Kathydaybremer@gmail.com by Sunday, November 5 if you plan to attend. 

 

MORNINGSIDE PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL FUNRAISER 

The annual FunRaiser for the preschool will be on Friday, November 10. This year’s event will be held at Paris on Ponce. Tickets are $75 which include food and drinks and feature a live auction. If you aren’t able to attend, another way to support the preschool is through the silent auction on Bidding for Good, which has opportunities for purchasing local business, restaurant, salon, and fitness gift certificates and offers many other fun events (many are places you already shop and frequent!) Please visit https://www.biddingforgood.com/MPP for details. A preschool representative will be available during fellowship hour Sunday to help you get signed up to bid! 

 

UPCOMING NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS 

It is time to schedule our next new members’ class, and we would like to hear from you if you’re interested in joining so that we may schedule accordingly. Please let Baron Mullis know of your interest in joining the church either by contacting him directly at Baron.Mullis@morningsidepc.org, or you may check the “interested in becoming a member” box on the friendship pad and provide your e-mail or phone number. We look forward to welcoming our next class of new members! 

 

UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS 

NOVEMBER 5: At 11 a.m., the Chancel Choir will present John Rutter’s “Requiem” as part of the All Saints’ Sunday service. Join us for this event. 

NOVEMBER 19: The Concert Choir from the University of South Carolina will lead in worship at 11 a.m., then will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Under the direction of Dr. Alicia Walker, as part of the concert the choir will sing one of choral music’s most famous compositions — the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Collegium Regale) by Herbert Howells 

 

FAITH DEVELOPMENT AT MORNINGSIDE 

Today Jennye Guy lead the class by exploring the seven feasts that God designated as his “appointed times” in order to gain a basic understanding of their significance and why God ordained them. 

 

FAITH FORMATION FOR FAMILIES 

Join other parents in this class resourced by Rev. Beth Waltemath and Mardee Rightmyer as we discuss the challenges and joys of raising children with gratitude, compassion and faith. Mardee will discuss Bible versions for various stages and ages. 

 

CHILDREN 

Using memory games, the children will learn about Psalm 8, a song of Gratitude and Thanksgiving that King David wrote to praise God. 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 
COMMITMENT SUNDAY 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 

11 a.m. Worship 

12 noon Fellowship 

6 p.m. Youth Group 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 

8 a.m. Spanish 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. Ballet 

7 p.m. Mandolin Society 


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Yoga 

1 p.m. CrossFit 

2:15 p.m. Parkinson’s Tai Chi 

4:30 p.m. Tai Chi 

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers 


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 

8:15 a.m. Yoga 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. Mini Monets 

6 p.m. Children’s Choir 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir 


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 

9 a.m. MPP 

9:15 a.m. MPP Parent Tours 

11 a.m. Yogasculpt 

1 p.m. Playball 

6 p.m. Night Yoga 

7 p.m. Youth Committee Meeting 

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir 


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 

8 a.m. Spanish 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. Karate 


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 

10 a.m. Chancel Choir Dress Rehearsal 


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5 
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 

11 a.m. All Saints’ Sunday 

12 noon. Fellowship/Mission Grants Committee 

5 p.m. Youth Committee Meeting 

6 p.m. Youth Group 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Alex Watts 

DEACON ON CALL: Emilee Terry 

USHERS: Laura Fillyaw, Sandra Ward, Beth Baer and Nancy Anderson 

GREETERS: Gail Kitchens, Cindy and Bill Humphries 

COUNTERS: Gail Kitchens and Richard Brownlee 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Nancy Anderson 

NURSERY: Hillery McNeill 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Claire Burke 

PRE-K AND K: Amy Millard 

FELLOWSHIP: Commitment Committee 

 

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 

Andrew Brady (Gwyn Brady’s brother) 

Richard Breiter (Aaron Shepherd’s grandfather) 

Frank Chapman (Mary Chapman’s brother) 

Nancy Cunningham 

Fairleigh family 

Chuck Fishpaw (Brenda Fishpaw’s son) 

Walter Gilbert and family 

Ann Herndon (Will Herndon’s mother) 

Billy Jones (Melissa Lawson’s father) 

Friends and relatives of Linda Johnson 

Dr. John Kusel (Lester Morris and Baron Mullis’ friend) 

JoAnn and Terry Kearns 

Lange family 

Jan McMahan 

Ted McMahan 

Brandon Odom 

Ray family 

Bev Reed 

Beth Klotz Von Seggern (Jack Klotz’s sister) 

Marlie Ann Senf 

Kimball Sweatt (Frampton family friend) 

Mary Turner (Sanda Means’ mother) 

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

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: October 30, 2017 11:50 AM