“People fear miracles because they fear being changed, though ignoring them will change you also.”
~ Leif Enger, Peace Like a River
Are you ready for a miracle? If you answered yes, most likely you’re in good company: the disciples of Jesus would also probably answer “yes” if asked that question. Yet thinking one is ready for a miracle and actually being ready for a miracle are two different things.
In Mark 4:35-41 the disciples are in desperate need of a miracle. They are in a boat on the Sea of Galilee on their way to the land of the Gerasenes when gale-force winds crash against their boat. Soon they are swamped. They awaken Jesus who is calmly sleeping, despite the dangerous storm. With confidence Jesus speaks to the storm: “Silence! Be Still” (Mark 4:39). The result is a miracle: the wind settles and all is calm. Except the disciples. They are not calm. They are more afraid than they were before.
Clearly, they were not ready for the miracle.
In fear, they tremble with a question that echoes to this day: “Who then is this Jesus? Even the wind and sea obey him!” (Mark 4: 41).
Are you ready for a miracle? If so, what miracle do you seek? And if the miracle happens, what then? I invite you to ponder these questions with me in anticipation of worship this Sunday at 9AM and 11AM. See you Sunday!
OPEN MIC/POETRY/SLAM DANCE
You are invited to Celebrate PRIDE with us @ MCCDC
We will have music, free refreshments, and dancing. So come and share your musical and spoken word talents, bring your friends and have fun. Grand Prize is one pair of headphones. The event is Sunday June 28th from 12:30 – 2:00 PM.
THANKS FOR ATTENDING NATS NIGHT OUT!!
“ROOTED IN LOVE” PRIDE 2015
OLDER ADULTS POOL PARTY
2nd Annual Older Adults Pool Party
Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 4:00 to 9:00
Complete Buffet, Good Music, Dancing, and Swimwear Contest
On the first Sunday, $10 tickets and RSVPs at the Welcome Station after the 9:00 and 11:00 services, and at the Older Adult Brunch.
Great social opportunity for your family and friends to meet your MCCDC family.
Opportunities to serve in ministry are plentiful. If you have a heart to serve and to be a part of something larger than yourself, please consider this your personal invitation to join in ministry. Where needed most:
Children’s Ministry – The Children’s Ministry provides a fun and safe space for children to learn about spiritual values, while valuing each child’s unique talents and abilities.
Hospitality – God’s hospitality extends welcome to the entire community, the Hospitality Ministry provides arms and feet to that welcome. The ministry is responsible for coordinating food and welcome during the social time.
Information Station – These faithful folks coordinate the sharing of information about ministry activities, events and directions. They extend the hospitality of welcome to everyone who has questions or require assistance.
Adult Sunday School – This is a brief yet powerful time to connect with scripture and each other. Participants meet on Sundays from 10:15 – 10:45. All are welcome.
AV Ministry – This Ministry is responsible for the sights and sounds in worship and other services in the sanctuary. If you feel called to investigate learning and participating in providing audio and video support, please pray about connecting.
If you are interested in any of these service ministries, please contact Rev Cathy at email@example.com or 202-638-7373.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CONTINUES
Let Us School You (And you can teach us a few things, too)
Adult Sunday School has restarted. It is held Sunday mornings between the two services from 10:15 ’till 10:45, in the lower-level conference room.
First lesson is “Bible Basics, an Overview”
Bring your coffee and cookies. Sessions are short but pack a lot of punch.
It’s a great way to spend a half-hour – learn something new and fellowship, too.
All are welcome and wanted.
NEXT MEMBERSHIP CLASS TO TAKE PLACE JULY 19TH
If you have questions about MCCDC and what membership is about, class will be held on July 19th from 12:30 to 2:30 in the lower level conference room. All are welcome to attend. A light lunch will be served. PLEASE register so that we may have enough food and materials. Contact Rev Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-638-7373.
CONSIDER ELECTRONIC GIVING AS SUMMER APPROACHES
Thank you for your generosity. As the summer approaches, please consider Auto Tithe and electronic giving. Contact the church office for more information at email@example.com or 202-638-7373. For more information on how to discover your talent and spiritual gifts please contact Rev Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org.