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Life@Morningside for January 19, 2014

Life@Morningside for January 19, 2014

Baron Mullis preaching, "The Church of New Beginnings"

Texts: Isaiah 49:1-7; John 1:29-42

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
Welcome to worship at Morningside Presbyterian Church. 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. Worship notebooks and books for children are located in the library. Nursery for infants and toddlers is in Room 105; 2 year olds are in Room 012. Children ages 3-10 are invited to leave after the Passing of the Peace for special classes: Threes and fours - Room 011; K-1st grade - Room 003; 2nd-3rd grade - Room 001; 4th-5th grade -  Room 005.
SANCTUARY FLOWERS
The flowers in the sanctuary are given to the glory of God by Ann Bowers in celebration of her father Charlie’s 102nd birthday.
SERVICE MUSIC
The prelude this morning is a transcription of the slow movement from George Frederic Handel's Twelfth Concerto Grosso. The Bach chorale
prelude at the Offertory is from his Kirnberger Collection, and is an embellished prelude on the hymn tune "Liebster Jesu," which is #454 in our hymnal. The postlude "Chester" was one of the most popular tunes during the American Revolution and had both secular and sacred texts.
David Stills wrote these variations as a commission for the dedication of the new pipe organ in the Chester Presbyterian Church, Chester, VA.
Mr. Stills is an Atlanta native and a graduate of Morehouse College. He grew up in Ebenezer Baptist Church, and his family were close friends of the Martin Luther King family. David is Organist/Choirmaster at Warren Memorial Methodist Church.
LENTEN MISSION TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS
Our continued relationship with RHINO (Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans), an outreach founded after Hurricane Katrina, reflects MPC's desire to support long term recovery efforts. 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 today.
YOUTH GROUP
Exciting summer plans for MPC Youth—we have eight 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. No Youth Group tonight due to the MLK Jr. Holiday. Youth Group continues 5-7 p.m. next Sunday, January 26.
WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE
Women's Roundtable will meet on 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 sworn in to the Atlanta School Board, as our speaker.  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

SEASON OF SERVICE

Two weeks until our 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. Many pre-season outreaches are already taking place. 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.  
SERVE AT CLIFTON
Volunteer to provide dinner at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries this Saturday, January 25. 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.
VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT CARDS
We invite you to donate a $10 gift card to CVS, Target, Publix, etc., as a Valentine’s gift for the women at Shearith Israel Shelter.  Place the gift cards in the bag on the mission bulletin board by Sunday, February 9 so they can de delivered with love - and cards made by kids - in time for February 14.

2014-2015 SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Early registration for currently enrolled families and MPC members begins this Tuesday, January 21. You can download the necessary forms at http://www.morningsidepc.org/preschool/registration_procedure.html. Please submit your application no later than Sunday, 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
Buy your tickets (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 and can be found in the Welcome Center or you may 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
The class meeting in Room 107 at 9:15 a.m. is 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
Preschool children will hear how Jesus called his twelve helpers in the story Follow Me! Elementary Classes will begin a series of lessons on the Beatitudes. Today they will hear how Jesus overturns expected values by blessing the poor, the meek, the merciful, and the peacemaker.  
THIS WEEK AT MORNINGSIDE
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
MONDAY, JANUARY 20
MPP and Church Office Closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday
7 p.m. Mandolin Society
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21
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. Session Meeting
7:30 p.m. Troop 455
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. MusiCanopy
6 p.m. Cherub Choir
6:30 p.m. Youth Ensemble
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23
9 a.m. MPP
1 p.m. Playball
6:30 p.m. Prayer Group
7:30 p.m. Handbell Choir
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24
9 a.m. MPP
9:30 a.m. Creative Movement
1 p.m. KidzTennis
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
9 a.m. AA Meeting
5:30 p.m. Clifton Sanctuary Ministries
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
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
5 p.m. Youth Group
7:30 p.m. Meditation Group

SERVICE OF WHOLENESS AND HEALING
Sunday, January 26, 7 p.m.
Some seasons of our lives are harder than others.  Come and let your church family surround you with love and prayer.

THE PRESBYTERIAN CAMPUS MINISTRY is looking for volunteers to provide meals for their Wednesday night meetings this semester. If you are able to provide a meal, please contact Drew Stockstill dstockstill@morningsidepc.org.

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
Matt McAfee (Curt Barrett’s nephew)
Jan McMahan
Albertha Reed (Curt Barrett’s friend)
Anne and Nate Reid
Emil Sanders
John Vytal (Katye Watts’ father)
Katrina Weis

 

Last Published: January 26, 2014 3:55 PM