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eNews@Morningside April 15, 2014 Edition
Morningside Staff

eNews@Morningside       April 15 -  April 20, 2014


April 20, 2014
Easter Sunday
One Great Hour of Sharing will be Received.

8:30 and 11 a.m. Worship
(Each service will be followed by a light fellowship.)

Baron Mullis preaching
"He Is Going Ahead Of You"
Texts: Jeremiah 31:1-6; Matthew 28:1-10

9:45 a.m.
Church School

ADULT
There will be no Adult Education classes this Sunday only. Classes will resume next Sunday, 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 
The 3-4-5 year old class will celebrate Easter with the story
The Best Day Ever and the Godly Play story The Empty Tomb. Elementary classes will read Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20 to learn that Jesus rises from the dead and commissions his disciples to be messengers of the good news.

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


THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. -  C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
 
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 tonight, April 15 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. RSVP to lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

3RD THURSDAY THEOLOGY
It's time to think theologically again. Everyone is welcome to bring a sack lunch for the study meeting in Baron's office this Thursday, April 17 at 12 noon. RSVP to the church office if you would like to attend.

HOLY WEEK BANNERS
Banner #1
 is entitled "Grace of the Earth."  The green fabrics and batik prints of foliage represent the path strewn with branches and palm leaves laid to honor Jesus as he entered Jerusalem.  The batiks show the clouding of the sun in the sky with gray-green shading.  The fabrics move from light to dark representing the impending crucifixion.
Banner #2 is entitled "God's Power in our Midst" and symbolizes the night of Jesus' arrest and ultimately the crucifixion.  The rust and gold batiks visually interpret the blood moon with the brown, gold and dark batiks left to represent the wrenching agony of the event.  Again, the fabric coloring moves from light to dark representing the power of God's love of humanity through Christ's life, death and resurrection.

MAUNDY THURSDAY
On Thursday, April 17, we will begin the night in Fellowship Hall with 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.

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 this Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Bring your basket and invite your neighbor. Join us at 10:45 a.m. on the front lawn for activities prior to the hunt.

EASTER SUNDAY
We will offer two traditional services this Sunday, April 20 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. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO
Charles and Tish Woolley on the birth of their daughter Emmeline Ann Woolley on April 4 (siblings are Lily and Ryder).
 
PRAYER LIST
Jean Clark, Jackie Cleveland, Karen Cox, Olivia Fishback, 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, Sue Muntner, 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 15, 2014 1:59 PM