Life@Morningside for January 5, 2014

Life at Morningside for January 5, 2014

Barron Mullis Preaching, "Tidings of Comfort and Joy"

Texts: Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:-18

Maurice Durufle┬┤, 1912-1986, was one of France's leading composers of the 20th century. His main compositions were organ and choral works; he is probably best known today for his "Requiem." The prelude this morning was written in 1961, one of only a handful of organ works. Wilbur Held, b. 1914, and Wayne Wold, b. 1954, are both American composers and professors. Wold is a professor at Hood College in Frederick, MD and Director of Music Ministries at First Lutheran Church in Ellicott City, MD. The Christmas Oratorio is a grand cantata cycle which Bach begins and ends with settings of the Passion Chorale - “O Sacred Head Now Wounded" - thus liturgically and musically connecting the birth of Christ with his death and resurrection; the anthem is the final, triumphant movement.
The Christmas Day-Epiphany banners are titled Can You See the Christ? and The Glory of the Lord Came, Christ Jesus. They represent the love, hope, joy and strength of God bringing forth Christ incarnate to the world. The purple shades moving into the vibrant batiks show the arms and heart of God giving the person of Christ to our lives. You can see the powerful love and hope of Jesus in the golds, oranges and intense blues as they rise up from the purples spreading into the world. The gift of Christ given to us on Christmas Day and the recognition of Christ as the Son of God by the Magi with their gifts on Epiphany are represented in both banners.
Registration for two out-of-town 2014 Youth Summer Trips are due today, January 5 for the Montreat High School Conference (June 1-7) and "Rising 8th and Up" Mission Trip to Government Street Presbyterian, Mobile, AL (July 13-18). There will be a new Youth Track Mission Camp (completed 6th-12th grade) July 21-25, for which registrations are due February 2. (Mission Camp registration forms for completed 2nd-5th graders will be available February 1 with a later due date.)
Pam Sharpe, veteran trainer and yoga teacher, invites you to join her yoga class on Tuesday mornings 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Classes begin this week, January 7 and will include poses that will help students strengthen, lengthen and relax. Contact Pam for more information yogapam@bellsouth.net.
Our next meeting of Morningside’s men’s group, Theology on Tap, will be hosted by Alan Bremer this Tuesday, January 7, at 7 p.m. (785 Cumberland Rd., 30306). RSVP to office @morningsidepc.org.
One Gray Hair will meet at noon this Wednesday, January 8 for lunch and a program in Fellowship Hall. Our speaker is Officer Reddick, an Atlanta police officer and member of the Morningside/Lenox Park Security Patrol. He will talk with us about crime prevention and ways to keep safe. Come with your questions. RSVP to rsbrownlee1046@att.net.


- Next month Morningside is having its first Season of Service, 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 your regular one - meet the Plus 1 challenge!  MPC hopes you will get connected while helping those in need. Stay tuned for details of our February event. We will kick off the event on Sunday, February 2 with the youth collecting the annual Souper Bowl offering and continue throughout the month to highlight outreaches and provide opportunities to volunteer.  See below for two great opportunities already available in January. A Season of Service can’t be squeezed into only one month!
Join us for the annual MLK Work Day on Saturday, January 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. doing light repair and yard work to help seniors stay in their homes in the city of Decatur.  Sign up in the hallway or contact Lloyd Prince lloydprince@comcast.net or Jack Klotz jacksklotz@gmail.com for more information.
Morningside is providing volunteers at Shearith Israel's Women's Shelter again this year as part of our mission outreach program. Volunteers serve from 6 to 8 p.m. warming up the dinner meal (provided by others) and serving as the women arrive from their daily work or job searches.  Kitchen cleanup follows. Volunteer dates are: January 8-12 (only 1 opening on Sunday, January 12) and February 5-9 (men are welcome). If you can help, contact Phyllis Grimes at grimes2230@bellsouth.net or sign up on the mission bulletin board.

MPP will host its last Parent Tour on Monday, January 13 at 9:15 a.m. If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about our Preschool Program, please contact Sarah Tomaka at mpp@morningsidepc.org or call 404/685-8758.
Early registration for currently enrolled families and MPC members begins Tuesday, 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.
Hold your calendars (and get ready to open your hearts and wallet) for the 2014 MPP FUN-Raiser to be held 7 p.m. Saturday, February 1 at Le Maison Rouge (the events room at Paris on Ponce).  The event promises to be a fun evening of celebrating our preschool and mingling with our extended MPP family.  Much like years past, the centerpiece of our event is a Live and Silent Auction featuring donated items from neighborhood merchants, MPP families, teachers and of course the art projects from each class! Tickets on sale now; contact mpp@morningsidepc.org.
The winter session for the MPC Youth Ensemble begins January 22 with Wednesday practices for 6 weeks through Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. and singing in worship on March 2.  Contact Children's Choir Director Rebecca Shipley rebeccashipley @pop.mindspring.com by next Sunday, January 12 to let her know that you will be participating.

Christian Education at Morningside
Our two adult classes restart in January. The group 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 (January 12, 19, 26). The class in Room 201 meets at 9:45 a.m. Child care is available during both these sessions.
In the story Who is This Child, the Preschool Class will learn about twelve-year-old Jesus’ visit to the temple. K-1st graders and 2nd-3rd graders will read Luke 2:41-52 and learn how twelve-year-old Jesus worshiped God and proclaimed his faith in the temple. 4th and 5th graders will join the congregation in worship.

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School for All Ages
11 a.m. Worship/Communion
12 noon Fellowship
1:30 p.m. DOOR Board Retreat
5-7 p.m. Youth Group
7:30 p.m. Meditation Group
MPP Winter Break
7 p.m. Mandolin Society
MPP Winter Break
11 a.m. Yoga
2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi
4:30 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
7 p.m. Pulse PNC Worship Service; Theology on Tap
7:30 p.m. Troop 455; MLPA Zoning
Shearith Israel Shelter for Women
9 a.m. MPP
12 noon One Gray Hair Luncheon
1 p.m. MusiCanopy
6 p.m. Cherub Choir
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir
Shearith Israel Shelter for Women
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. Playball
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir
Shearith Israel Shelter for Women
9 a.m. MPP
9:30 a.m. Creative Movement
1 p.m. KidzTennis
7 p.m. Couples Group
Shearith Israel Shelter for Women
9 a.m. AA Meeting
Shearith Israel Shelter for Women
9:15 a.m. The Bible Class
9:30 a.m. Coffee and Conversation
9:45 a.m. Church School for All Ages
11 a.m. Worship/Officer Ordination/Installation
12 noon Fellowship
12:30 p.m. Children’s Worship Leaders’ Meeting
5-7 p.m. Youth Group
6 p.m. Journey (Couples Group serving)
7:30 p.m. Meditation Group

Our continued relationship with RHINO (Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans), a strong outreach founded after Hurricane Katrina by St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian, reflects MPC's desire to support recovery work that takes years.  The cost is $225 for lodging at the Brent House Hotel, most lunches and some dinners.  Make checks out to MPC and give them directly to trip leader Roland Behm by February 2 in order to join us March 12-16.  Contact Roland with questions
roland.behm@gmail.com or attend an interest meeting at 12:15 p.m. in Session Room 103 on January 19.

Keep in your prayers...
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

Judy Brooks (Sandy Jones’ friend)
The family and friends of Grier Christenbury
Jean Clark (Sue Ballay’s sister)
Jackie Cleveland
Tarrance Eatman
Travis Drake (Anna Best’s son-in-law)
Kristi Ferrick (Sandy Jones’ friend)
Brenda Fishpaw
Ann Herndon (Will's mother)
Finley Holaway
Friends and relatives of Linda Johnson: Kaitlin Andry, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr., and Sharon Foote
Gayle Jones (Jill Klotz’s mother)
Holly Klotz
Jan McMahan
Anne and Nate Reid
Emil Sanders
John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)
Katrina Weis

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


Last Published: January 26, 2014 3:53 PM