eNews@Morningside March 24, 2015 Edition
Morningside Staff


eNews@Morningside      March 24 - March 29, 2015

March 29, 2015
11 a.m. Palm Sunday Worship with Baptism

Baron Mullis preaching
"A Cold and Broken Hallelujah"
Texts: Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 21:1-11; 27:15-23

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. 

Preschool children will talk about parades - and perhaps have their own parade - as they respond to the story of Palm Sunday.  

12 noon

12:15 p.m.
Gala Benefit Rehearsal

5-7 p.m. 
Youth Group




"The gospel is not a doctrine of the tongue, but of life. It cannot be grasped by reason and memory only, but it is fully understood when it possesses the whole soul and penetrates to the inner recesses of the heart."  - John Calvin 


The food trucks return to Morningside's parking lot this Thursday, March 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. Please join us for an easy dinner and great fellowship!

Easter memorials and tributes for loved ones will be received through Monday, March 30 for publication on Easter Sunday, April 5. Donations will be used for flowers in celebration of Easter and throughout the year. Minimum donation per memorial/tribute is $10.  You may sign up for the Easter tributes by emailing the name(s) of your loved ones to the church office at office@morningsidepc.org or by filling out the insert in Sunday's bulletin.

-Worship at 11 a.m. includes waving palm branches and remembering the joy of Jesus' followers as he entered Jerusalem in triumph.
-All children are invited to arrive at 10:15 in Room 001 to participate in waving of Palm Leaves at beginning of worship. Kindergarten and older can be dropped off. Preschool age parents, please plan to stay with your children. If older siblings want to wave palm leaves and little ones want to play in Room 012 with Ms. Debbi and Ms. Jessica, regular nursery and preschool child care will be available during the 9:45 hour. RSVP to msandkam@morningsidepc.orgto let her know you will be coming at 10:15 to participate in our Palm Sunday worship.

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 this 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. Child care provided for both. No children or adult classes during the 9:45 a.m. hour. 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. 

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.

Drew and Ellen Stockstill on the birth of their daughter, Lydia Grace Stockstill, on March 21.

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 24, 2015 10:03 AM