eNews@Morningside March 17, 2015 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside      March 17 - March 22, 2015

March 22, 2015
11 a.m. Worship with Children's Choirs

Baron Mullis preaching
"Prophet, Priest, and King"
Texts: Jeremiah 31:5-14; Hebrews 5:5-10

9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation

9:45 a.m.
Faith Development Classes; Confirmation Class


This Sunday, you can learn more about how to engage with the Lenten Season by sitting in on the adult group in Room 201 at 9:45 a.m. facilitated by Jim Martin. This class will skip Easter Sunday and wind up the series with a final session April 12. 


All elementary ages enjoyed a special class offering at 9:45 a.m. for Lent. We take a break this Sunday when the children's choirs sing. On Palm Sunday, March 29, all ages are invited to come early to prepare to wave palm leaves.   

12 noon

12:15 p.m.
Gala Benefit Rehearsal

5-7 p.m. 
Youth Group




Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace. - Frederick Buechner 


What a glorious time it was yesterday during worship seeing everyone bring their pledges to the communion table for our Standing and Serving for Generationscapital campaign!  Baron's remarks during his message were spot on for what this campaign signifies in the life of our church and if you were unable to be present you should definitely go to the website and listen to what he had to say.  We will be reporting on the progress of the campaign in the coming days and encourage those of you who have not yet gotten your pledges in to submit them as soon as you can.  


The next meeting of LGBT & Friends will be tonight, March 17. The evening includes fellowship, dinner and a book discussion of the novel "These Things Happen." All are welcome to join us from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Curt Barrett, 1365 N. Morningside Dr. NE, 30306. RSVP to  lgbtandfriends@morningsidepc.org.

Come join us for breakfast and fellowship tomorrow, March 18 at 7 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Coffee, a good breakfast, a devotional led by Drew Stockstill, and encouraging, lively discussion - what better way to recharge midway through the week?  Contact Allen Burke allen_n_burke@hotmail.com to RSVP or with any questions.

Engage with a small but lively group of members hashing out theological terms with Baron in his office this Thursday, March 19, at 12:30 p.m. 

Next Monday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. our speaker will be Luma Mufleh, founder and director of The Fugees Family. This non-profit provides refugee 
girls and boys, grades 6 to 12, with mentor ship, structure and support to help them succeed in academics and soccer (http://www.fugeesfamily.org). 
Enjoy dinner and fellowship at the home of Lynn Young, 277 The Prado, 30309.  RSVP to Sarah Brownlee rsbrownlee1046@att.net.

MPC and MPP are partnering to collect diapers (all sizes), baby wipes and gently used spring and summer clothing for children, infant through 5 years old, for Our House. Please place your items in baskets in the Welcome Center and the Preschool entrance through March 27.

Worship at 11 a.m. includes waving palm branches and remembering the joy of Jesus' followers as he entered Jerusalem in triumph.

On April 2, we will hold our annual Mediterranean style dinner at 6:15 preceding our 7 p.m. worship in Fellowship Hall for Maundy Thursday. Please contact Worship Chair Susan Oder susan.oder@harrynorman.com if you can co-chair this event (we are trying to implement a two-year succession plan for leadership; learning co-chair first year, lead co-chair second year). Contact Melinda Sandkam if you can volunteer to help or you can sign up at the church. And RSVP to attend dinner no later than Sunday, March 29 to the church office.

Please join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt-activities begin at 10:45 a.m., and the egg hunt at 11 a.m. We will have face painting, Easter masks & cookies, VBS registration and lots of eggs (bring your own basket). This is a outreach to our community, and we hope you will invite your neighbors. Donations of candy or toy-filled-eggs are needed by March 30 (no peanuts please). Volunteers are needed in shifts: Setup/Egg hiding 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Event/Clean-up 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Please sign up on the posters at church or contact Holly Greene at hollyanngreene@gmail.com.

We will offer two 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.

Grace Bittick, Sandra Crawford, Mary Ann Embleton, John Garner, Hamilton Family, Karen Hancock and family, Ann Herndon, Penny Hill, Finley Holaway, Kaitlin Andry, Melanie Donnelly, Mary Edwards, Ellen Hardeman, Ron and Ann Reggio, Peggy Johnson Smith, Warren Johnson, Sr., Vicky Langford, Rhett Laurens, Philip Marshall, Jan McMahan, Marilyn Neforas, Betty Ray, Anne and Nate Reid, Linda and Mike Robinson, Greg and Mary Ann Smith and family, Kent Smith, Stewart Family, Jennifer and Jason Swafford, Grady Ulep, and John Vytal. 

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

Last Published: March 17, 2015 9:59 PM