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Life@Morningside for December 3, 2017


Life@Morningside for December 3, 2017


WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor will be our preacher and Ms. Eliza Smith will be 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. 

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

• Pre-K/K in room 001. 

 

ADVENT BANNERS 

Advent means a coming or arrival. The Advent banners represent the coming of the promises of God through Christ Jesus. The title of the banner is “Heart Root Promises of God: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love.” Using purple batiks the living powerful energy of the Holy Spirit represents bringing forth the promises through Christ into the world. Colors of green, blue, pink, and gold batiks represent the power and ever-continuing evolution of these promises. 

 

NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS 

We would love to receive you into membership on Sunday, December 17 from 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. in the pastor’s study (also known as Baron’s office, off of the welcome center). Walk-ins are always welcome, but we would love to know to expect you. Contact Baron (baron.mullis@morningsidepc.org) with any additional questions you may have. 

 

THERE’S STILL TIME 

There’s still time to pledge. Every pledge counts to-wards planning for 2018 programs, salaries, mission, and maintenance. You can pledge online, place a pledge card in the offering plate, or email your pledge amount to our treasurer Bill Humphries (billh6848@gmail.com). 

 

LGBT & FRIENDS HOLIDAY PARTY 

Pour a cup of holiday cheer at this year’s LGBT & Friends Holiday Party today at 1:00 p.m. Cindy and Bill Humphries are graciously hosting this year’s gathering once again, 1881 Dayron Trace, Marietta, Georgia 30062. 

 

SPECIAL THANK YOU 

Our candles and yeast rolls come from Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC — one of the founding communities of the Moravians. We thank our Craft Guild for wrapping the candles in their traditional red paper. Our new trays were created and made by Andy Andersen with our grateful thanks. Nancy Frampton provided the spiced tea. A huge note of thanks goes to our Dieners (servers): Sanda and Bill Means, Carolyn and Peter Cobb, Sarah and Richard Brownlee, Ellen and Roland Behm, and Alan and Kathy Bremer. 

 

WE’RE NOT DONE GIVING THANKS 

MPC was honored with APyeS! South’s District Partner of the Year award on Wednesday, October 25 for supporting Dobbs Elementary School. Many thanks to those who devoted their time and talent to that important mission: Tamara Nix, Georgia Marshall, Bill and Cindy Humphries, Ibby Bailey, Bill Means, Mary Chapman, Hillery McNeill, Liz Sommerfeld, Sandra Ward, Bob Wells, Lib Boggs, David and Michael York, Holly Campbell, Anne Barnette, Daisy Ottmann, Linda Johnson, Lisa Jern, Pat and Jim Antenucci, Leslie and Lloyd Prince, and our pastor Baron Mullis. 

 

INTOWN COLLABORATIVE MINISTRIES 

This month, MPC will honor the spiritual practice of Advent giving by collecting food for ICM. We will collect canned goods and other non-perishable foods during worship each Sunday starting today - December 24 (including the early service on the 12th). We encourage the children and families to come forward during the service and place their items in a basket under the Christmas tree. What better way to embody the love of Christ, who we eagerly await during the season of Advent, than to feed those less fortunate? A barrel will be placed in the stairwell for larger items and mid-week donations. ICM serves food to homeless and food-insecure neighbors in the 30306 and 30307 neighborhoods each Saturday from McIver Hall at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church. MPC participates every other month on the second Saturday, with our next opportunity on Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. 

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP 

Theology on Tap will be hosted by Bill Means on Tuesday, December 5, at 7 p.m. Bill and Sanda can be found at 1071 McLynn Avenue, Atlanta, 30306. The topic of discussion will be “Am I a Heretic?” 

 

SUPPORT MPC’S HANDBELL CHOIR 

Come support MPC’s Handbell Choir, featured in this year’s holiday concert celebration with the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. Our choir will be playing several Christmas classics including “Go Tell It on the Mountain” and “Silver Bells.” Performances are at The Cathedral of St. Philip on Friday, December 8 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 9 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are available at http://www.voicesofnote.org/events/bells-babs-beyond-the-37th-annual-holiday-concert/

 

NICHOLAS HOUSE 

This year MPC has committed to adopting two large families at Nicholas House for the Christmas season. We are excited to be serving a single mother with four children (ages 8-16) and a grandmother with her three grandchildren (ages 10-18). Please consider taking your family out to shop for some of the items on the children’s wish lists. Get their input on what a child their age might really love. Visit https://tinyurl.com/y8oc9vor to sign up. On Saturday, December 9 at 3 p.m., just prior to the pageant rehearsal, we will host a gift wrapping party in Fellowship Hall, complete with hot cocoa and cookies for our MPC elves. If you are unable to attend, please drop off the gifts (labeled with the Family Code and age of the recipient) anytime prior to the wrap party. 

 

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT 

Children’s Ministries Director Mardee Rightmyer is currently signing up cast members for our 2017 Christmas Pageant which will be performed in our Sanctuary on Sunday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. The age range is Pre-K through fifth grade, with speaking and non-speaking parts. We also need “stage parent” volunteers to assist with costumes, lines and jitters. Current MPC and MPP parents will receive information about how to sign up and rehearsal schedules—but if your child would like to participate and you do not receive the info, let Mardee Mrightmyer@morningsidepc.org know. 

 

CHILI COOK-OFF COMPETITION 

The time for Morningside’s famous Chili Cook-off Competition will be here Sunday, December 10 at 6 p.m. immediately following the children’s Christmas Pageant. Do you have what it takes to go up against Anne Barnette as she prepares to defend her title against all other chili chefs? Bring your best chili and let our panel of expert judges decide. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/ go/4090945a4af29a46-chili 

 

FAITH DEVELOPMENT AT MORNINGSIDE 

Next week Dr. Mindy McGarrah Sharp, professor of Pastoral Care at Columbia Theological Seminary will discuss how our childhood experience shaped our theology. 

 

FAITH FORMATION FOR FAMILIES 

This morning, the parenting class and grades 1-5 celebrated the beginning of Advent with a joint activity to prepare for celebrating the season. They made Advent Wreaths and talked about simple ways to celebrate love, hope, peace and joy. They will continue this each week until Christmas. 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation/ Parenting Class 

9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 

11 a.m. Moravian Love Feast Service 

12 noon. Fellowship 

1 p.m. LGBT & Friends Holiday Party (offsite) 

3:30 p.m. Daisy Scout Troop 

4:30 p.m. Youth Group 


MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 

8 a.m. Spanish 

9 a.m. MPP 

9:15 a.m. MPP Parent Tours 

12 noon. Arts and Crafts Guild 

1 p.m. Ballet 

2 p.m. Cooking Guild 

6 p.m. Girl Scouts Training 

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


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 

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 

7 p.m. Theology on Tap (offsite) 

7:30 p.m. MLPA Zoning 


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 

8:15 a.m. Yoga 

9 a.m. MPP/MLPA Focus Group 

1 p.m. Mini Monets 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir 


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Yogasculpt 

1 p.m. Playball 

6 p.m. Night Yoga 

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir 


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 

8 a.m. Spanish 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. Karate 

2 p.m. Christmas Decorating 

7 p.m. Couples Group (offsite) 

8 p.m. Annual Holiday Concert (offsite) 


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting/ Christmas Decorating 

10 a.m. ICM (offsite) 

2 p.m. Annual Holiday Concert (offsite) 

3 p.m. Gift Wrapping Party 

4 p.m. Children’s Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal 

8 p.m. Annual Holiday Concert (offsite) 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 

11 a.m. Worship 

12 noon. Fellowship 

5:30 p.m. Children’s Christmas Pageant 

6 p.m. Chili Cook-off 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Marshall Hunter 

DEACON ON CALL: Katrina Weis 

USHERS: Douglas Selph, Kasey Libby, Beth Baer, Dianne Johnson 

GREETERS: Sanda & Bill Means, Austin Davis, Nancy Anderson 

COUNTERS: Lynsley Tyler & Joe Ballay 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Ann & John Watson 

NURSERY: Kimberly & Brooks Nuckols 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEERS: Laura & Jake Strong 

PRE-K AND K: Claire Burke & Anne Barnette 

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 

Andrew Brady (Gwyn Brady’s brother) 

Richard Breiter (Aaron Shepherd’s grandfather) 

Nancy Cunningham 

Pat Dumbleton (Austin Davis-Selph’s aunt) 

Chuck Fishpaw (Brenda Fishpaw’s son) 

Terri Healey (Ward Howell’s cousin) 

Billy Jones (Melissa Lawson’s father) 

Friends and relatives of Linda Johnson 

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

Lange family 

Bebe Libby (Kasey Libby’s mom) 

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) 

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

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

Last Published: December 1, 2017 9:37 PM