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Life@Morningside for December 10, 2017


Life@Morningside for December 10, 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, intern, and Rev. Beth Waltemath, Associate for Mission and Faith Development 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. 

 

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. 

 

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT TODAY 

The participants in this year’s Christmas Pageant invite you to wonder once again as you see the story of Jesus’ birth acted out by our Pre through fifth grade children. Invite your friends to the pageant at 5:30 p.m tonight. This is certainly a time that families will not want to miss! 

 

CHILI COOK-OFF COMPETITION 

The time for Morningside’s famous Chili Cook-off Competition will be here today at 6 p.m. immediately following the children’s Christmas Pageant. Today is the day that you will have to go up against last year’s champion, Anne Barnette, as she prepares to defend her title against all other chili chefs. Bring your best chili and let the tasters decide. 

 

YOU CAN STILL PLEDGE 

There’s still time to pledge. Every pledge counts towards 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). 

 

INTERFAITH VOICES AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE 

On Thursday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church (3003 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327 ) we ask that you join us in a prayer vigil, followed by a call for Georgia’s people of faith to create a state and a nation with safer gun laws. To RSVP please visit www.outcrygeorgia.org/newtown

 

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. 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

Children of all ages are always welcome in worship at Morningside, but we do offer childcare during our services for infants through kindergarten for those parents who wish it. We’re in need of volunteers to spend that time especially with our Pre-K/Kindergarteners. No planning is required—activities are provided and the main responsibility is play. Contact Mardee Rightmyer (mrightmyer@morningsidepc.org) to volunteer so we can have enough helpers so no one has to miss worship every week. 

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES ARE UPON US 

December 24 being Sunday, Morningside will worship God in the morning with our traditional 11 a.m. service. At 4 p.m., our family-friendly early service will hail Christs’ birth with story and song. The doors open at 7 p.m. for our well-loved Service of Lessons and Carols at 8 p.m., with a prelude of holiday music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Childcare will be available at all three services. 

 

REGISTRATION FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR AT MPP 

Early registration opens Tuesday, January 16 for returning students, siblings and church members. The application form is available to be printed from the website (lower left of MPC homepage) and turned in with $100 registration fee to Director Melinda Sandkam no later than Friday, January 26. Registration then opens to the community on Thursday, February 1. The final group tour is on Friday, January 12 at 9:15 a.m. RSVP to Melinda at mpp@morningsidepc.org or contact her for an individual tour. 

 

FAITH DEVELOPMENT AT MORNINGSIDE 

What lessons can we take from being careful viewers of Jesus-films and Christ-figure films into our interaction with other film media? Anna Miles led the final class discussion this morning in the series, Faith and Film. 

 

FAITH FORMATION FOR FAMILIES 

This morning, we welcomed Dr. Mindy McGarrah Sharpe, Associate Professor of Practical Theology in Pastoral Care at Columbia Theological Seminary. We discussed how our personal perspectives on God had to account for formative life experiences. 

 

CHILDREN 

Children 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 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 


MONDAY, DECEMBER 11 

8 a.m. Spanish 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. Ballet 

7 p.m. MLPA/Mandolin Society 


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Yoga 

12 noon. MPP Staff Luncheon (offsite) 

1 p.m. CrossFit 

2:15 p.m. Parkinson’s Tai Chi 

4:30 p.m. Tai Chi 

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers/Preschool Committee Meeting 


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 

8:15 a.m. Yoga 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Reading at Dobbs 

1 p.m. Mini Monets 

7 p.m. MLPA 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir 


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Yogasculpt 

12:30 p.m. Poetry Group 

1 p.m. Playball 

6 p.m. Night Yoga 

7 p.m. Remembering Sandy Hook Victims (offsite) 

7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir 


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 

8 a.m. Spanish 

9 a.m. MPP/MLPA 

1 p.m. Karate (offsite) 


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 

2:30 p.m. Christmas Carol (offsite) 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages/New Members’ Class 

11 a.m. Worship 

12 noon. Fellowship 

12:30 p.m. Young Adult Luncheon 

6 p.m. Youth Group 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Dave Mogge 

DEACON ON CALL: Sanda Means 

USHERS: Nancy Anderson, Brenda Fishpaw, Carol Senf & Kathy Bremer 

GREETERS: Carol Senf, Gail Kitchens, Emilee Terry & Lisa Ladds 

COUNTERS: Martin Dunlap & Richard Brownlee 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Susan and Mark Gilbreath 

NURSERY: Sarah Brownlee 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Amy Millard 

PRE-K AND K: Sarah Beth Gehl & Lisa Ladds 

FELLOWSHIP: Arts & Crafts Guild – Beth Baer 

 

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 10, 2017 10:25 PM