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eNews@Morningside April 8, 2014 Edition
Morningside Staff

eNews@Morningside       April 8 -  April 13, 2014


April 13, 2014
Palm Sunday

11 a.m.  Worship
Baron Mullis preaching
"Hosanna!"
Texts: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11

9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation 

9:45 a.m.
Church School for All Ages

ADULT 
Dr. George Stroup, the J.B. Green Professor of Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary will lead the final class on John Calvin this Sunday at 9:45 in room 201. The class has been exploring the 16th Century Reformer's life, theology and influence on the church for the past several weeks using Dr. Stroup's book "Calvin" as a guide. All are welcome to join us this week as Dr. Stroup concludes the series.  

There will be no Adult Education on Easter Sunday as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. Classes will resume April 27 with Drew Stockstill leading a four week class, "Life after Easter: A look at Resurrection Theology" in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m. 

CHILDREN 
Preschool children will talk about parades - and perhaps have their own parade - as they respond to the story of Palm Sunday. All elementary classes will learn that jubilant crowds welcome Jesus to Jerusalem, but they do not understand who he is. (Matthew 21:1-11).
 
12 noon
Fellowship  

12:15 p.m.
Deacons

12:30 p.m.
RHO readers

1:30 p.m.
Braves Game

6 p.m.
Journey

Find a complete list of our church officers and staff at
http://www.morningsidepc.org/leaders


THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

Prayer unaccompanied by perseverance leads to no result. - John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion

OUR SYMPATHY TO
the family of MPC member Leslie Brenner on her death on April 1, 2014.  A memorial service for Leslie will be held this Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in Morningside's sanctuary.
 
THEOLOGY ON TAP
Our next Theology on Tap men's dinner gathering will be tonight, April 8 at 7 p.m. Our host is Richard Brownlee and the location is Pam and Ken Sharpe's home (700 Timberland Road, 30345). RSVP to the church if you plan to attend.

COUPLES GROUP
The MPC Couples Group invites all couples to enjoy an informal evening with friends at Cous Cous Restaurant (560 Dutch Valley Rd.) this Friday, April 11at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Bremer kdbremer@bellsouth.net.

BRAVES GAME
There are 5 tickets left for the church's outing to the Braves game thisSunday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m. This is a sold out game. Tickets cost $14 and are in section 413, rows two and three. Parking lot passes available for $10. Contact Katherine Johnston kecjohnston@gmail.com for your tickets! 

LGBT & FRIENDS

LGBT & Friends' upcoming meeting, "A Conversation on the Public Witness of the Christian Life," will be lead by Drew Stockstill.  The discussion, including dinner, will be in Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. RSVP to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

MAUNDY THURSDAY
We will offer a Mediterranean style dinner at 6:15 before our 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday worship service. Child care is available for the dinner and the worship service. RSVP for dinner to the church office by Monday, April 14. We are seeking volunteers to help prepare our meal and/or serve or clean up.  Contact Melinda Sandkam msandkam@morningsidepc.org if you are able to help.

GOOD FRIDAY
On Good Friday, April 18 MPC will join with other area Presbyterian congregations for an introspective evening service. Combining pastors, members and musicians from Central, Druid Hills, MPC, and Shallowford Presbyterian churches, the service this year will be held at Shallowford at 7:30 p.m.

EASTER EGG HUNT
MPC's annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. Donations of candy-filled eggs are needed by April 13 (no peanuts please). Volunteers are needed in 2 shifts: Setup/Egg hiding 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and Event/Clean-up 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Please sign up on the posters at church or contact Mary Hardy Holaway at maryhardyh@gmail.com to volunteer.

EASTER SUNDAY
We will offer two very similar traditional services in our Sanctuary at 8:30 and 11 a.m. During both services, we will take our annual collection for One Great Hour of Sharing. Our gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and community development. 

YOUTH GROUP 
Join the youth families Sunday, April 27 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall as we shower Chris Peters and Lauren Van Wicklen with good wishes for a happy life together and gifts to help them get settled in a home of their own. Contact the church office for more information on where the couple is registered. 

GALA BENEFIT EVENING, SATURDAY, MAY 3, 7:30 P.M.
Our singers and musicians are preparing for The Way You Look Tonight, Morningside Sings Jerome Kern. Classic American songs will include "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "Pick Yourself Up," "All the Things You Are" and "The Last Time I Saw Paris."  Donations received will enhance the community ministries supported by Morningside.   

WELCOME
Last Sunday, April 6 we welcomed the following new members to Morningside: Anthony and Caitlin Fox and son Liam; Ame and Matthew Frease; and Allison and Stephen Roach. Please give them a warm welcome when you see them! 

PRAYER LIST
Jean Clark, Jackie Cleveland, Karen Cox, Ann Herndon, Finley Holaway, Jane Huff, Kaitlin Andry, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr. and Sharon Foote, Gayle Jones, Vicky Langford, Jan McMahan, Philip Marshall, Gerry Paul, Anne and Nate Reid, Jennifer and Jason Swafford, John Vytal, Steve Ware, Katrina Weis, and Ethel Young. 

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

Last Published: April 8, 2014 10:59 AM