This Week’s Reflection
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you, O God preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. The LORD will fulfill [God’s] purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.” ~Psalm 138:7-8 (NRSVUE, alt.)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11 (NRSVUE)
“God has told you, O mortal, what is good, and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” ~Micah 6:8 (NRSVUE)
I am so grateful that God always provides purpose and vision to the plans God has for us. God doesn’t leave that up to us because humans will mess that up. God’s purpose for us includes several calls.
First, we are called according to Genesis 1:26 to be stewards of the earth. God gives us the responsibility to take care of the earth and everything in it as God created it.
Second, we are called be fruitful and multiply. I believe that being fruitful and multiplying is about more than just procreation (Gen. 1:28). It’s about using what God has blessed us with to bless and care for others.
Third, we are called to obey God’s commands. Jesus teaches that all will know that we are Christ’s disciples if we love one another (John 13:35). Let us also shoulder/carry one another’s burdens (Gal. 6:2). This includes those who are parentless and/or have lost their spouses. We are called to be with the grieving and to care. This is all part of being disciples of Jesus: being a witness, salt, and light in the world.
I look forward to sharing more on these thoughts this Sunday at Borderfree Worship, 9:00 or 11:00 a.m. Eastern in person, online, or later on demand.
Yours in shared purpose,
Rev. Dr. Teresa Tygart
MCCDC Ministry Intern
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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.)
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Tim, our love and prayers are with you!
~Your MCCDC Family
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General Conference Dates
Save the dates for the Metropolitan Community Church’s online virtual global General Conference Gathering. All are welcome Friday July 1 through Sunday July 3. Meet other members of our denomination’s worldwide community, share devotional times, and take part in webinars with amazing guest speakers. To learn more and register, visit generalconference.mccchurch.org.
Related: Click here to review our denomination’s 2021 annual report. It highlights of the many ways that MCC and its ministries are making a difference in a hurting world.
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
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