eNews@Morningside January 21, 2014 Edition


eNews@Morningside       January 21  - January 26, 2013

January 26, 2014
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

9:15 a.m. The "Bible" Class

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m. Church School for All Ages
Adults: The class meeting in Room 107 at 9:15 a.m. has been working their way through the Bible using the History Channel's series "The Bible" as a guide, while enjoying breakfast and coffee. The class in Room 201 meets at 9:45 a.m. Child care and children's programming are available during both these sessions.

Children: 3 and 4 year olds will hear about Jesus' meeting with a Samaritan woman in the story The Greatest Gift. Elementary Classes will read Matthew 5:13-16 and hear Jesus challenge his followers to claim their identity as salt and light in God's kingdom.

11:00 a.m. Worship
Baron Mullis preaching
"Repentance, Discipleship and Fishing"
Texts: Matthew 4:12-23; Isaiah 9:1-4

12:00 p.m. Fellowship

5:00 p.m. Youth Group

7:30 p.m. Meditation Group

There will be a memorial service for Morningside member Ruth Wells next Monday, January 27, at 2 p.m. in our sanctuary.

The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become - because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be...It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own. - C.S. Lewis

Praying for others is a foundation of our Christian faith - that we draw from our roots in Judaism. Praying with and for one another is what Jesus calls us to do. Some seasons of our lives are harder than others. MPC will have a wholeness and healing service this Sunday, January 26, at 7 p.m. Come and let your church family surround you with love and prayer.

Early registration for currently enrolled families and MPC members begins today, January 21. You can now download the necessary forms at http://www.morningsidepc.org/preschool/registration_procedure.html. Please submit your application no later than February 2 as open registration will begin on Monday, February 3. Applications should be completed and returned to Sarah Tomaka, Preschool Director.

The winter session for the MPC Youth Ensemble begins tomorrow, January 22 with Wednesday practices for six weeks through February 26 at 6:30 p.m. and singing in worship on March 2. Contact Children's Choir Director Rebecca Shipley rebeccashipley@pop.mindspring.com as soon as possible to let her know that you will be participating.

Make a dish, bring a friend, serve a homeless man in need of your support, and join us for dinner afterward in Decatur at Taqueria del Sol. Please bring your dish to the shelter by 5:30 p.m. Children are welcome! Sign up on the bulletin board or contact David Johnston dmjohnst@gmail.com for more information.

Women's Roundtable will meet next Monday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Lynn Young (277 The Prado NE, 30309). We will enjoy dinner and fellowship as we welcome Leslie Grant, MPC member and newly elected member of the Atlanta School Board, as our speaker. RSVP to Sarah Brownlee at rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

LGBT & Friends upcoming program "Marriage Equality in the Church" will be facilitated by Baron Mullis. The discussion, including dinner, will be next Tuesday, January 28 from 7-9 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. RSVP tolgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

Season of Service is a month of challenging you and your friends to participate in the wide variety of mission work MPC is involved with. Find time to check out a new outreach or bring an old friend or new member with you as you help out - meet the Plus 1 challenge! MPC hopes you will get connected while helping those in need. Many pre-season outreaches have already taken place. We will officially kick off the event on Sunday, February 2 with the youth collecting the annual Souper Bowl offering and will continue throughout the month to highlight outreaches and provide opportunities to volunteer.

Join us on Sunday, February 2 at the Congregational Lunch following worship. Enjoy a delicious meal while visiting with friends and family. Suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children. RSVP to the church office office no later than Monday, January 27.

Open your hearts and wallets for the 2014 MPP FUN-Raiser to be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 1 at Le Maison Rouge. The event will be a fun evening of celebrating our preschool and mingling with our extended family. The centerpiece of the night will be a Live/Silent Auction featuring donated items from neighborhood merchants, MPP families, teachers and of course the art projects from each class! Tickets are on sale now; contact mpp@morningsidepc.org.

Judy Brooks, The family and friends of Grier Christenbury, Jean Clark, Jackie Cleveland, Karen Cox, Travis Drake, Tarrance Eatman, Kristi Ferrick, Ann Herndon, Finley Holaway, Kaitlin Andry, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr., Sharon Foote, Gayle Jones, Holly Klotz, Matt McAfee, Jan McMahan, Albertha Reed, Anne and Nate Reid, Emil Sanders, John Vytal, Katrina Weis.

More Information
For more information about these events, please contact the church office at 404.876.7396 or office@morningsidepc.org

Last Published: January 26, 2014 3:49 PM