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Life@Morningside for February 25, 2018


Life@Morningside for February 25, 2018


WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 

Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 

Ms. Emma Neishloss, Associate Pastor Elect is our preacher, and Eliza Smith, intern, is the 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 go to Room 001. 

 

SERVICE MUSIC 

Today's Offertory is an arrangement for handbells, handchimes, piano and violin of the early American hymn "What Wondrous Love Is This." The hymn was first published in 1811 as part of the southern rural singing school movement. Today, it is widely known and included in hymnals of many Christian denominations. The hymn's lyrics express awe at the love of God and are reminiscent of the text of John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” 

 

LENTEN BANNERS 

Lenten Banner #1 entitled “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, ques-tions, 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 bur-gundy give visual representation to the thunder-storm of emotions that come with Lent. 

Lenten Banner #2 entitled “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 ques-tions 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 fab-rics in shades of blue, gold, and rust represent the calming and comfort of God as we come to the last few weeks of Lent. 

 

HUNGER WALK AND RUN—FEBRUARY 25 

Morningside will participate in the 2018 Hunger Walk Run, and we are hoping that you’ll join our team. Not only will we have a great time, we’ll have an impact against hunger in our community! The money we raise will go a long way toward helping our neighbors in need. More than 1 in 4 Georgia children live in a home where hunger is a regular worry. We hope you will join us for this family friendly mission event. Join or Donate to Team by going to http://bit.ly/2EcilpM. Let’s stay #1! 

 

WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE 

On Monday, February 26, we welcome Beth Wal-temath and Julie Green who will talk about their trip to Guatemala, the people they met and the work for the poor and powerless for change. The trip was organized through the Presbytery of Great-er Atlanta's relationship with the Intercultural En-counters Program of CEDEPCA. Come for dinner and fellowship at 6:30 p.m. The host is Hillery McNeill, 20 Stratford Place. RSVP to Sarah Brown-lee rsbrownlee1046@att.net

 

ICM FOOD DRIVE 

Now through Sunday, March 3, Morningside is collecting non-perishable foods for the pantry at Intown Collaborative Ministries. Needed items are: 15 oz. canned fruit, bottled water, soup, canned or single-serve vegetables (beets, yams, peas, carrots, corn, and green beans), cereal, spa-ghetti sauce, jelly, spam, Vienna sausages, hot co-coa, cider, and tea bags. Please place your dona-tions in the marked barrel in the Welcome Center. 

 

REMAINING PRESCHOOL OPENINGS 

There are a few Toddler (15 months by Sept. 1) openings remaining for the 2018-19 school year. Contact Director Melinda Sandkam mpp@morningsidepc.org today for a tour or find regis-tration information on the website. Summer Camp registration (must be two years old by Sept. 1) has opened. Register one or all six weeks! 

 

BOOK FAIR, MARCH 5-8

All are welcome to buy fabulous books supplied by Little Shop of Stories at Preschool Book Fair held in Youth Center, Monday-Thursday, March 5-8. (There will also be a selection of books for older children.) 30% of proceeds supports pre-school purchase of books, new library shelving and on-line catalog system. Cash, checks and credit cards welcome. Stop by 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. to purchase books for the children in your lives. 

 

THEOLOGY ON TAP, MARCH 6 

Our next Theology on Tap will be hosted by Tom Daniel on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. (1681Council Bluff Drive, NE, Atlanta, 30345). If you would like to attend, RSVP to office@morningsidepc.org

 

NEW YOGA CLASSES BEGIN 

Classes have begun on Tuesdays for Yoga and Thursdays for Yogasculpt (11 to 12:30 p.m.) in Room 201. You can still join! For more infor-mation, contact Pam Sharpe yogapam@bellsouth.net

 

BECOME A MEMBER! 

It is important to have a church home -- a place to worship God, a place to grow in your faith and to turn to in times of trouble. We will schedule a class soon and want to hear from you. We invite you to join us in our journey of faith. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Baron.Mullis@morningsidepc.org

 

KNOW YOUR DEACONS 

The office of deacon dates from the dawn of Christianity when individuals were chosen to care for the needs of the congregation. MPC’s Board of Deacons has a special role in providing congre-gational nurture and spiritual care, welcoming new members into their church home and help-ing them find opportunities here for service and fellowship, and paying extra attention to shut-ins and others who need special care. Deacons also play a large part in the church’s hospitality. 

2018 MPC Board of Deacons 

Moderator: Michael Siedschlag (BoardofDeacons@morningsidepc.org)

Secretary: Tish Woolley 

Class of 2018 

Ellen Behm

Joe Brady

Leslie Prince

Tish Woolley 

Class of 2019

Ibby Baily

Julie Green

Michael Siedschlag

Emilee Terry 

Class of 2020

Christopher Crowder

Mac Frampton

Margaret Hofland

Ann Watson 

 

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT 

Led by Bob Wells, the adult class considered how the many parts of the Bible became a whole and what that process of canonization means as we seek to attempt to uncover the richness of the Bible today. This class meets in the Session Room at 9:45 a.m. All are welcome. 

CHILDREN 

The children continue learning about Beatitudes. 

 

THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE 


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 

11 a.m. Worship/Worship Readiness 

12 noon Fellowship, Hunger Walk 

2:30 p.m. LGBT & Friends 

5:30 p.m. Youth Choir 

6 p.m. Youth Group 


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26 

9 a.m. MPP 

1 p.m. Ballet 

6:30 p.m. Women’s Roundtable 

7 p.m. Mandolin Society, MLPA Steering, Parliamentarians 


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 

9 a.m. MPP 

9:15 a.m. MPP Kudos & Concerns 

11 a.m. Yoga 

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 


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 

8:15 MPP Yoga 

9 a.m. MPP 

9:15 a.m. MPP Kudos & Concerns 

11:45 Yoga 

1 p.m. Mini Monets 

6 p.m. Children’s Choir 

7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir 


THURSDAY, MARCH 1 

9 a.m. MPP 

11 a.m. Yogasculpt 

1 p.m. Playball 

6 p.m. Night Yoga 

7 p.m. Youth Committee 

7 – 8:30 p.m. Created by God 


FRIDAY, MARCH 2 

9 a.m. MPP, Creative Movement 

1 p.m. Karate 

6 – 9 p.m. Created by God 


SATURDAY, MARCH 3 

9 a.m. Women’s AA 

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Created by God 


SUNDAY, MARCH 4 

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 

11 a.m. Worship/Communion 

12 noon Fellowship 

12:30 p.m. Mission Committee 

5:30 p.m. Youth Choir 

6 p.m. Youth Group 

 

USHERS 

Morningside is looking for men and women who might en-joy ushering for worship. If you have always wanted to try it out, now’s the time! Contact Robin Hackney robinotte@hotmail.com

 

WORSHIP READINESS 

Today is the last Worship Readiness Class for elementary children during the 11 a.m. worship hour. All elementary children (and parents, too) are invited to join this class. We will dismiss during the passing of the peace and meet in the Youth Room (Room 107) down the nursery hall. Another worship readiness series will be held in the early fall. 

 

ELDER ON CALL: Sarah Tomaka, 404.242.5400 

DEACON ON CALL: Mac Frampton, 678.575.2735 

USHERS: Callie and David Stewart, Catherine and Ted Fleming 

GREETERS: Bill and Sanda Means, Lisa Ladds, Carol Senf 

COUNTERS: Jack Klotz, Martin Dunlap 

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION HOSTS: Patty and Jon Nelson 

NURSERY: Ashley Hoffman 

TWOS/THREES VOLUNTEER: Allison Roach 

PRE-K AND K: Emily O’Brien, Sara Honeywill 

FELLOWSHIP: LGBT and Friends 

 

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 

Shirley and Harold Boswell 

Andrew Brady (Gwyn Brady’s brother) 

Richard Breiter (Aaron Shepherd’s grandfather) 

Frank Chapman (Mary Chapman’s brother) 

Sue Cox (Holly Greene’s aunt) 

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) 

Lange family 

Jan McMahan 

Ted McMahan 

Bev Reed 

Beth Klotz Von Seggern (Jack Klotz’s sister) 

Marlie Ann Senf 

Kathy Shaw (Mathew Frease’s aunt) 

Kimball Sweatt (Frampton family friend) 

Elaine Tomkinson 

Mary Turner (Sanda Means’ mother) 

Lynsley Tyler and the Family of Michael Tyler 

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

Last Published: February 24, 2018 1:59 PM