This Week’s Reflection
Because all the fullness of God was pleased to live in Christ, and God reconciled all things to God’s self through Christ—
whether things on earth or in the heavens when Christ brought peace by dying on the cross.~Colossians 1:20
Hallelujah! We are a people of reconciliation! Our text from Colossians 1 tells us that. And, the scripture goes on to tell us that we engage that reconciliation living our faith in action, not allowing ourselves to drift away from the hope promised by the Good News of Christ in us (v. 23).
As we pray about and, perhaps, feel awareness of ourselves as reconciled to God through the gift of the love of Jesus, we may also ask ourselves about what it means to be reconciled with ourselves. And, we may reflect on the range of ways reconciliation may be experienced and expressed with others across time within and external to our LGBTQI+ communities. Finally, as we explore reconciliation, we may notice that our Colossians text encourages us to consider reconciliation with this living planet, the beings with whom we share it, and realms beyond it.
This Sunday, please join us for our MCCDC Borderfree Worship at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Eastern, in-person and online as we rejoice in the realities and possibilities sacred reconciliation.
~Dr. Carla Sherrell, Ph.D.
Christ is the Life of All Things and Each Thing, the infinite is the infinite, creating in us and with us, and calling us to abundant life and creative transformation for ourselves and all creation. ~Theologian/Pastor Bruce Epperly
Thank You for your Generosity
Generosity Prayer #19
by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter
“God, what is it You want to do through us?” —MCCDC
Dear God, thank you for watching over us and protecting us as we go about our daily lives. There is no greater love than the love you give us. Each time we ask “God, what is it you want to do through us,” help us search our hearts and respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. We are grateful for Your wisdom and guidance in all that Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC and associate ministries are doing for all people regardless of gender, economic status, race, cultural differences, or religion. Thank you for the opportunities and blessings to continue growing a faith-raising generosity for sharing all our precious gifts within a “church without borders.” We are “full to the brim” and overflowing with prayers for a more prosperous inclusive Christian community. Thank You in your many names. Amen!
“Let your light so shine before all people, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Creator which is in heaven.” ~Matthew 5:16 (KJV, alt.)
MCCDC’s Writers’ Ministry invites you to join via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. Eastern this Saturday, July 16th and write a while to jump start your day. No experience required! Contact Rev. Dwayne at email@example.com for more information.
One by the name of Joseph, in Acts 4:36 was called “Barnabas” by the Apostles, because he had an encouraging spirit. His words consoled and encouraged those who heard him. For those interested in learning more about Barnabas Culture, MCCDC Ministry Intern Rev. Teresa Tygart will host training sessions at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 21. Click here to join Zoom. Meeting ID: 893 217 4260
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If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of MCCDC, please plan to join our next membership class after worship on Sunday, 24 July from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET. via Zoom.
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We return to In-Person Borderfree Worship on Sunday. You’re invited to continue participating virtually via live stream or join us in person at Fifth & Ridge NW in Washington, DC. Masks are required.
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We still need volunteers to sustain in-person worship. Please visit volunteer.mccdc.com and fill out the form for the dates and positions in which you can serve your church. Have questions about roles and responsibilities? Contact Chocolatté Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for Tim Helm
Beloved longtime MCCDC member Tim Helm is recovering from spinal and back wound complications at BridgePoint Hospital on Capitol Hill. Tim welcomes your calls in the afternoon and evening at (202) 368-9877.
Tim, our love and prayers are with you!
~Your MCCDC Family
Support LGBTQ+ Ukrainian Refugees
The Metropolitan Community Churches have organized an effort to directly benefit the LGBTQ+ people of Ukraine, and their extended families. Donate through the link below and our denomination will cover all costs associated with the administration of this fundraising campaign so that 100% of your gift will go directly to refugees. Ukrainian Refugees
Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:
• Rev. Dr. Robin Hawley Gorsline • Tim Helm •Cecilia Hayden-Smith and Esther Smith’s health
• Denise Wright, her mother Lucy Mae Coombs and her aunt Lottie Mae King.
• Tim Helm • Cecilia Hayden-Smith and Esther Smith’s health • Rev. Dennis Johnson •Delores Fowler
• Bob Jones & son Chuck & wife Karen • Jerry Giem, nephew & son • Veronica Franklin
• Valeria Myers’ children Chantelle & Donald • Glenn Conway ? Michelle Lax • Anthony Goode
• George Kerr, III • Rose Williams • Randy Punley • Lynn Sulyma
• Marcus Garnett • Renee Valentine’s brother • Arden Shutt • Buck Carlson • Evelyn Jones • Steve Sloane
• Jeffrey Luckenbach • Cathy Batson’s niece Lisa • Cynthia Melman • Kim Battle •Joshua Benkins’ father Isaac ?
• Elaine Durden-Hunter’s mother Earline •Angela Terrell •Mike Washington •Angela Dodd for healing
• Cameron & Sabrina Beauford need prayer for the health of their unborn baby
“Church Ministries & Events”
Come and join the Virtual Voices of MCC Choir! Lift your voice in our virtual rehearsals while singing from the comfort of your home. For more info, email Music Minister Deidre Mouton Gray at email@example.com.
Spiritual Gifts, Get Involved!
Your’re invited to consider sharing your spiritual gifts by making a Scripture Reading Video or sharing a Video Testimony on what MCCDC means to you.
It does not have to be long and the AV team is standing by to help you with the video. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Moving Spirit Dance Ministry
Come dance for God! No experience needed. Email Cathy Batson at email@example.com for more information. Check out past performances on our YouTube channel, including “I Can Only Imagine” (April 2019) and “Mighty River”(February 2018).
Singing to God
Join the Virtual Voices of the MCC Choir. Lift your voice in our virtual rehearsals while singing from the comfort of your home. Email Music Minister Diedre Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org
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