eNews@Morningside December 9, 2014 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside       December 9 - December 14, 2014

December 14, 2014
Special Music Sunday

11 a.m. Worship

Missa Sancti Nicolai  
(Saint Nicolas Mass)
By Franz Joseph Haydn

Megan Mashburn, Soprano
Kate Murray, Alto
John Young, Tenor
Brandon Odom, Bass
9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m.
Church School; Christmas Pageant Rehearsal 

This Sunday, the Adult Faith Development Class that meets in Room 201 will continue their Advent Series.

The Preschool class will hear about the Wise Men and their journey in the story The Amazing Star. Elementary children will learn about Jesus' birth, the shepherds and the angels. 4th and 5th grades will be in worship for the special music.
5 p.m.
Christmas Pageant followed by Chili/Soup Dinner and Carol Sing
7 p.m.
Young Adult Holiday Party

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We complain of the increased tempo of our lives, but our frenetic lives are just reflection of the economic system that we have created. - Stanley Hauerwas
Faith Development at Morningside
Tell Me the Stories of Jesus:  Sharing our Faith with Children and Others

How do we share our faith with children and others?  Stories make a connection to our lives.  Come hear how we connect and learn through stories. All ages and stages are encouraged to join in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday through December 21. The class is lead by MPC members Laura Fillyaw and Lynn Daniel. Start Christmas week in a fun and truly unique way and bring kids, family, neighbors and friends on December 21 for a very special guest. Southern Order of Storytellers Jonah McDonald will be telling stories! All are welcome!

December 11  

- Lydia Circle White Elephant Holiday Party

For more information, please contact Lele Ruby leleruby@bellsouth.net

December 12

- Couples Group Holiday Party

For more information, please contact kdbremer@bellsouth.net 

December 14

- Special Music Sunday 

This year Organist/Choirmaster Mason Copeland and the Chancel Choir have prepared the Mass Number 6 in G Major, "Missa Sancti Nicolai" by Franz Joseph Haydn as the focus of our worship. Featuring soloists soprano Megan Mashburn, alto Kate Murray, tenor John Young and bass Brandon Odom, the work is classified in a sub-genre of musical settings of the Catholic Mass called a Pastoral Mass.   

- Christmas Pageant, Carol Sing, and Chili/Soup Dinner

Beginning at 5 p.m. 46 kids will share the story of the birth of Jesus through drama and song followed by our annual Chili/Soup Dinner and Carol Sing led by Mason Copeland.Contact Rachel Spears rachelespears@yahoo.com to sign up to bring food or to volunteer in the kitchen that evening. And, please take this opportunity to give the gift of warmth to the women of Shearith Israel Shelter (SIS) by bringing a donation of mittens, gloves, and hats to the Chili/Soup Dinner. Collection baskets will also be in the Welcome Center through Sunday, December 21 for SIS.

 December 17  
- MPP Carols and Coffee
All are welcome to join the Preschool community.

December 21

- Service of Healing and  Wholeness, 7:30 p.m. 

Anyone feeling the need to give or receive special prayers is invited for this quiet worship experience (child care provided).

December 24

- Christmas Eve Services
- 4 p.m. Worship for Families

- 8 p.m. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols (child care provided; doors open at 7:15 p.m.) 



Baron was approached recently by clergy colleagues about the possibility of partnering with local Presbyterian congregations to offer a divorce support group staffed by trained therapists and counselors. Each congregation is presently gauging support and interest in such a group - if a critical mass exists between the congregations, the pastors have agreed to work together to create this group at little to no cost to participants. If you are interested in participating in a group designed to support people experiencing divorce, please e-mail Baron to express your interest.  Divorce is hard, and if the church can help make it any easier, we want to.  Please let us know of your interest.

John, Hillery, Jack and Annie McNeill on the recent death of Hillery's father Hugh McNeill.

Grace Bittick, The Rev. Canon Domenic Ciannella, Travis and Erin Cottle, Sandra Crawford, Mary Ann Embleton, John Garner, Karen Hancock and family, Dr. Steve Hayner, Ann Herndon, Penny Hill, Finley Holaway, Kaitlin Andry, Melanie Donnelly, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr., Vicky Langford, Philip Marshall, Jan McMahan, Catherine Nance, Marilyn Neforas, Jason Perryman, Sonia Picallo, Anne and Nate Reid, Linda and Mike Robinson, Kent Smith, 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: December 9, 2014 3:59 PM