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Life@Morningside for January 12, 2014

Life@Morningside for January 12, 2014

Baron Mullis preaching "A Dimly Burning Wick"

Texts: Acts 10:34-43; Isaiah 42:1-9

SERVICE MUSIC
Buxtehude's setting of Martin Luther's baptism hymn, "Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam," is an embellished chorale prelude, with the melody accompanied by moving eighth notes, representing the flowing water of the river. The text of "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" was written by John Fawcett, 1740-1817, and originally titled "Brotherly Love." Fawcett was a Baptist minister in England and wrote this hymn to be used after a sermon. The hymn tune, Dennis, was composed by Johann Georg Nageli, a Swiss musician known for his progressive steps in music education. The postlude
is the Biggs setting of "The Agincourt Song,"(c. 1415), an English melody composed for a ballad recalling the success of the English over the French at Normandy about 1415. The hymn tune is known as "Deo gracias."
YOUTH GROUP
Exciting summer plans for MPC Youth—As of the January 5 registration deadline, we have seven registered for the “Montreat High School” conference and the "Rising 8th and Older" mission trip to Government Street Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Alabama. Registrations for the “Youth Track” mission camp, July 21-25, are due February 2 (completed 6th and older). Mission Camp registration forms for 2nd-5th graders will be available February 1. Meanwhile, Youth Group continues 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evenings tonight and January 26, and no Youth Group next weekend due to the MLK Jr. Holiday.
WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE
Women's Roundtable will meet on Monday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. We will enjoy dinner and fellowship as we welcome Leslie Grant, MPC member and newly elected to the Atlanta School Board, as our speaker.  Location to follow. RSVP to Sarah Brownlee at rsbrownlee1046@att.net.
LGBT & FRIENDS
LGBT & Friends upcoming program "Marriage Equality in the Church" will be facilitated by Baron Mullis. The discussion, including dinner, will be Tuesday, January 28 from 7-9 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. RSVP to lgbtandfriends @morningsidepc.org
LENTEN MISSION TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS
Our continued relationship with RHINO (Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans), a strong outreach founded after Hurricane Katrina, 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 payable to MPC and give them 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 Room 201 next Sunday, January 19.
YOGA RESUMES
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. Contact Pam for more information yogapam@bellsouth.net.
SEASON OF SERVICE
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!
VOLUNTEER ON MLK JR. WEEKEND
Join us for the annual MLK Work Day next 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.
VOLUNTEER AT WOMEN'S SHELTER
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 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.
PROSPECTIVE PARENT TOUR
MPP will host its last Parent Tour tomorrow, 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.
2014-2015 SCHOOL REGISTRATION
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.
MPP FUN-RAISER
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 are on sale now; contact mpp@morningsidepc.org.
YOUTH ENSEMBLE
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 today to let her know that you will be participating.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AT MORNINGSIDE
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES
Our two adult classes have restarted. 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. The class in Room 201 meets at 9:45 a.m. Child care and children’s programming are available during both these sessions.
CHILDREN’S CLASSES
The Pre-K Class will hear the story Come to the Water and talk about Jesus' Baptism. Elementary classes will read Matthew 4:12-17 to learn how Jesus message changed the world, telling of a new kingdom, a new way of life.
THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
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
MONDAY, JANUARY 13
8:15 a.m. MPP Yoga
9 a.m. MPP
9:15 a.m. MPP Parent Tour
1 p.m. Ballet/Tap
7 p.m. Mandolin Society
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
9 a.m. MPP
11 a.m. Yoga
1 p.m. Mini Monets Art Class; Playball
2:15 p.m. Parkinson Tai Chi
4:30 p.m. Tai Chi
6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers
7 p.m. Preschool Committee
7:30 p.m. Troop 455
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MusiCanopy
6 p.m. Cherub Choir
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
9 a.m. MPP
12 noon 3rd Thursday Theology
1 p.m. Playball
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
9 a.m. MPP
9:30 a.m. Creative Movement
1 p.m. KidzTennis
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
9 a.m. AA Meeting
8 a.m.-1 p.m. MLK Senior Project Day
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
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
12 noon Fellowship
12:15 p.m. Lenten Mission Trip Meeting
12:30 p.m. RHO Readers
7:30 p.m. Meditation Group

CLIFTON SANCTUARY MINISTRIES DINNER
Get ready for MPC's Season of Service with dinner at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries on Saturday, January 25. Find out how we're making mission fun! 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. (meal service lasts until 6:30 p.m.). Children are welcome! Sign up on the bulletin board or contact David Johnston (dmjohnst@gmail.com) for more information.
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
Karen Cox
Travis Drake (Anna Best’s son-in-law)
Tarrance Eatman
Kristi Ferrick (Sandy Jones’ friend)
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
 

 

 

Last Published: January 26, 2014 3:55 PM