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Life@Morningside for December 24, 2017


Life@Morningside for December 24, 2017


WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis, Senior Pastor will be our preacher and Rev. Mathew Frease, Youth Director 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. 

 

TREASURER’S NOTE 

As you review your year-end giving, consider appreciated stock or, if you’re over 70 1/2, your IRA for favorable tax treatment. If you need to know what is still outstanding on your 2017 pledge or your Capital Campaign pledge, email Bill Humphries at bill48@bellsouth.net

 

ASSIST WITH CHILDREN 

Children of all ages are always welcome in worship, 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. 

 

HANDBELL CHOIR 

Our music ministry will be adding handbell players starting in January. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. starting Thursday, January 4. The handbells play during worship service every six weeks. Please reach out to Jeff Peters (jeffcpeters@gmail.com) or Jack Klotz (jacksklotz@gmail.com) to be a part of Morningside’s handbell music ministry. 

 

VOLUNTEERS IN THE OFFICE 

The office is looking for someone to donate an hour of their time once a week to cover the desk (preferably during the lunch hour). If you or someone you know is interested please contact us at office@Morningsidepc.org


PRESCHOOL DINE OUT COMING SOON 

Morningside Presbyterian Preschool is excited to partner with Doc Chey’s (Morningside location) for a new kind of Dine Out. Eat at Doc Chey’s anytime (lunch or dinner, dine in or take out) from Monday, January 15 - Sunday, January 21. Be sure to tell them you are supporting MPP and they will give 25% of sales to the Preschool. Such an easy and fun way to support programs, materials and property improvements for the children attending MPP. The preschool will have a few age group gatherings Tuesday - Thursday evenings, but everyone is welcome at any time! 

 

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. 

 

SHEARITH ISRAEL’S WOMEN’S SHELTER 

Morningside is providing volunteers at Shearith Israel’s Women’s Shelter, Rebecca’s Tent, as part of our mission outreach program. Volunteers serve from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. warming up the dinner meal (provided by other volunteers) and serving on paper plates as the women arrive from their daily work or job searches. The kitchen is cleaned up before leaving. The dates that we have committed to provide volunteers are Wednesday, January 10 - Sunday, January 14 and Wednesday, February 7 - Sunday, February 11. Please sign up by posting your name/ e-mail address on the Mission Board. You will receive a reminder a week prior to your commitment indicating who is working with you, the SI street address, etc. Men are welcome to serve also. Please e-mail Phyllis Grimes with questions(grimes2230@bellsouth.net). Also, we will be collecting $10 gift cards (Walmart, McDonald’s) for Valentine gifts for the homeless women in January. 

 

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT AT MORNINGSIDE, 
FAITH FORMATION FOR FAMILIES 
CHILDREN 

There will be NO 9:45 a.m. classes for any age group on December 31. 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24 

10:15 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

11 a.m. Worship 

12 noon Fellowship 

3 p.m. Handbell Choir Rehearsal 

4 p.m. Christmas Eve Service 

6:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal 

7:30 p.m. The Music of Christmas 

8 p.m. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols 


MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26 

2:15 p.m. Parkinson’s Tai Chi 

6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers 


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 

No Events 


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28 

No Events 


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29 

No Events 


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30 

9 a.m. Women’s AA Meeting 


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

11 a.m. Worship 

12 noon. Fellowship 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Sandra Ward 

DEACON ON CALL: Ibby Bailey 

USHERS: Melinda Sandkam, Ken Sharpe, Jill and Jack Klotz 

GREETERS: Cindy Humphries, Sanda and Bill Means 

COUNTERS: Sandra Ward, TBD 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOST: Ellen Landers 

NURSERY: Betsy Holland 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Emily O’Brien 

PRE-K AND K: Leigh Gobbel and Mardee Rightmyer 

FELLOWSHIP: Light Refreshments in the Welcome Center 

 

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...

Rachel Baldhoff (Mardee Rightmyer’s sister) 

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 

Ray family 

Bev Reed 

Beth Klotz Von Seggern (Jack Klotz’s sister) 

Marlie Ann Senf 

Kathy Shaw (Mathew Frease’s aunt) 

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 23, 2017 2:31 PM