eNews@Morningside September 30, 2014 Edition
Morningside Staff

eNews@Morningside       September 30 - October 5, 2014

October 5, 2014
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

11 a.m. Worship with Communion
Peacemaking Offering Received
Baron Mullis preaching
Texts: Psalm 19: Philippians 3:4b-14

9:45 a.m.
Church School for all ages

There will be one Faith Development class for October which will meet in Room 201. Members of the class will facilitate conversation on the topic:The Grace of Christ: From Scripture to Our Lives Today.   

The 3-4-5 class will hear A Girl Named Rebekah to learn how Abraham chose a wife for his son.  Younger elementary children will continue their worship with the reading of Genesis 37:1-36, the story of Joseph and his brothers. Fourth and Fifth Grades will remain in worship. 

12 noon
Fellowship Hall/RHO Book Sale  


12:15 p.m.
2nd-5th Grade Training with Communion Elements


5 p.m.
Blessing of the Animals


5-7 p.m.
Youth Group
All 6th-12th graders are welcome to join us for games, supper and our ongoing study of the Lord's Prayer. Bring a friend and join the fun! 

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It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to. - W.C. Fields

his Sunday, we will receive the Peacemaking Offering being mindful of those in our communities - near and far - who are in need of God's healing and reconciling peace.  This offering is one of our special collections that MPC receives each year. Twenty-five percent of the offering goes to peacemaking efforts locally, 25 percent to regional peacemaking efforts and 50 percent enables the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program to be active throughout the world. Please use the envelopes in the Sunday bulletin and/or indicate "Peacemaking" in the memo line of your check.

You can help support literacy among immigrant students at The Global Village School in Decatur and The Fugees Academy in Clarkston by donating your used books to our RHO Readers group for their annual sale in Fellowship Hall, which will begin October 5, and by picking up some low-priced new reads during the sale. You can drop off your hardbacks, paperbacks, children's books and audio literature in the Session Room.

Sunday, October 5, Morningside members - and their animals - are invited to gather on the lawn at 5 p.m. for a special service in which we give thanks to God for all of creation. Blessing of the Animals is our opportunity to express our love for our pets and to give thanks to God for them. This short service welcomes all - as is our custom - but we do ask that all pets are appropriately restrained by leash or carrier. Please join in giving thanks to God! 


The Our House mission is to break the chain of homelessness by providing early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families experiencing homelessness. From October 1 through October 31 we will collect gently used or new items for the Mitten Tree to benefit the children of Our House (mittens, gloves, hats, etc.). Place your donations on the tree outside of Room 107. We will also collect Halloween costumes - ages infant-5 years. See the Preschool Halloween Board for specific needs and bring in a new/gently-used costume by October 24. Contact Becky Schreiberbecky.schreiber@gmail.com with questions. Thank you for your support.

We have filled the lodge for the church retreat to the North Carolina mountains October 17-19. There are a few rooms available in the cottage behind the lodge and there is a wait list for the lodge. Contact Jill Klotzwageworth@aol.com  immediately if you can join the weekend.

The Fall Mission Trip to New Orleans will be Wednesday, November 12 through  Sunday, November 16. We will work with Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans (RHINO), the mission outreach program of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church. Cost for double occupancy at the Brent House Hotel is $265 and is due by Sunday, October 12. More information can be found on the bulletin board at church and by contacting Roland Behmroland.behm@gmail.com, 404.217.5514.

Family of Linda and Ann Claire Booker, The Rev. Canon Domenic Ciannella, Sandra Crawford, Ann Herndon, Finley Holaway, Kaitlin Andry, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr., Kevin Jones, Vicky Langford, Philip Marshall, Jan McMahan, Hugh McNeill, Marilyn Neforas, Anne and Nate Reid, Jennifer and Jason Swafford, John Vytal, 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: September 30, 2014 10:09 AM