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MCCDC: PROTECTING OTHERS


Mychal’s Prayer:
“Lord, take me where you want me to go; Let me meet who you want me to meet;
Tell me what you want me to say,and keep me out of Your way.”~ Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M (1933-2001)

I’m finding strength during this time through learning how others have lived through similar though different times. I’ve been reading literature from people of faith who survived previous plagues, wars, holocausts or traumas.

A more recent national and global trauma was 9/11. I’ve been revisiting my worn copy of the biography of Father Mychal Judge. He has been called “The Priest of 9/11.” He also was gay and his death was the first death recorded on the tragic day of September 11, 2001. As a chaplain with the New York Fire Department, he was one of the first on the scene as the Twin Towers were falling. Before being struck by the debris that took his life, he was on-site, praying for the wounded in the name of Jesus. He was living the promise of Jesus from John 17:11, “Holy Creator, protect them. . .” He gave his life to minister and to protect others.

The prayer of Jesus from John 17 is known as the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus. This farewell prayer of Jesus, the longest recorded prayer of Jesus in the gospels, is a prayer to protect his beloveds. It is a prayer for all time. It is an eternal prayer for the ages. Today, it strengthens me to know that the prayer of Jesus is for then and now. Today, even at this moment, Jesus is still praying. Jesus is praying for our hearts to be protected and strong. Protected eternally, we do the work of the moment, while also offering hope beyond c19 and other signs of trouble in our times.

We are protected to be protectors. I am glad to wear a mask and to social distance if doing so will protect even one other person. I also am glad to offer prayer and spiritual counsel to others if it will help protect and strengthen them emotionally and spiritually. Protecting others is part of our calling and work at MCCDC. We are called to do this work for such a time as this.

Join your community at MCCDC on LiveStream this Sunday at 9AM and 11AM as we consider the High Priestly Prayer of Jesus and the dimensions of protection therein. See you Sunday at The Stream.

By Faith,
Rev Elder Dwayne Johnson

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Join us at 9:00 or 11:00 a.m. ET

We offer three ways to participate, both during and after service.
You don’t need a computer. Feel free to join us from your smartphone.

https://live.mccdc.com/
https://livestream.com/mccdc/2020worshipservices
https://www.facebook.com/MCC.Washington

We welcome your feedback. What did you enjoy? What might we improve? Email our livestream ministry at mccdcav@gmail.com

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“UP COMING EVENTS”

Email Scam Alert

Someone has been sending email claiming to be Rev. Dwayne and requesting people buy gift cards. This is a scam! (Rev. Dwayne has only one email address, revdwayne@mccdc.com). Delete the email or report it as spam.

Click here for advice from the FTC about how to recognize “phishing” scams. Never reveal personal or financial information via email. Do not click links if you don’t recognize the sender. Don’t just check their name, inspect the email address by hovering your mouse over the ‘from’ address. Make sure no alterations (like additional numbers or letters) have been made.

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Electronic Giving

Here is an opportunity to cover the electronic giving transaction fee so that 100% of your donation goes to MCCDC.

Beginning Sunday, May 24, 2020, each time that you make your donation electronically, you will have the option to add $2.00 to help cover the electronic giving transaction fee.

Just Place a check mark next to the statement:

I would like to add $2.00 to help cover the transaction fee so that 100% of my donation supports MCCDC

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MCCDC Writers Ministry Meeting next date is 20 June 2020 at 10 am

MCCDC’s Writing Ministry had a successful first meeting last weekend. The next gathering is planned for 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2020. We will explore seasonal devotions, spiritual writing-prayers, benedictions, and poems. Email Rev. Dr. Robin at writer@robinhawleygorsline.com for more information.

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Update Browser Require to View MCCDC Live Stream

As of June 16, 2020, Vimeo Livestream will no longer support playback on Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). to see Live Stream Services.
You will need to update your web browser in order to see MCCDC Live Stream services.

Click here for details on what you need to upgrade.

Below are YouTube Videos on how to update the major Browsers!

Click here for a YouTube tutorial on how to update Google Chrome

Click here for a YouTube tutorial How to Update Internet Explorer

Click here for a YouTube tutorial on How to update Firefox

Click here for a YouTube tutorial how to Update to Safari

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JOIN REV. DWAYNE IN PRAYER FROM NOON TO 12:30 PM Monday thru Saturday

Phone Number: 646-558-8656, Code: 407 740 6668

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Bible Study

A time of community, fun, learning, and sharing!

Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Via FREE ZOOM Video Conference Call

Click here to see the MCCDC 2020 Bible Study Schedule

Phone Call in number is: 301 715 8592 US,Meeting ID: 434 566 329
Password: Email Dale Madyun-Baskerville at mccdcbiblestudy@mccdc.com for login invitation

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Mid-week Praise Experience

Join us each Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 7:30 PM via conference call for a 30-minute mid-week Praise Experience led by Ministers Diedre and Daniel. The phone number is 301-715-8592, meeting ID 505 301 766.

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Come Join the MCCDC team! The following POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE:

Program Director (Part-time)

Position Highlights
~Supports MCCDC’s ministry leaders and programs
~Helps manage communications, relationship building and coordination across ministries
~Develops support systems to assist long-time and new members find their place in our ministries
~Develops and oversees a volunteer network to advance MCCDC’s programming, mission and aspirations
~Facilitates new member classes

Operations Director (Full-time)
Position Highlights:
~ Responsible for the administrative and operational functions of MCCDC, including recordkeeping and church communication
~Entrusted with protecting MCCDC assets, including managing maintenance of our physical facilities with the Trustees
~Recruits, trains and supervises office and operations volunteers
~Maintains and coordinates church meeting/event calendar

Please send Statement of Interest and Resume to Rev. Elder Dwayne Johnson: RevDwayne@mccdc.com

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“Ministry Spotlight”

Join Us on YouTube and subscribe to the MCCDC YouTube Channel!

Stay current on our video postings .

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Inspiration Videos, Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC

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LiveStream Volunteer’s Needed!

Volunteer! No experience is required. We will train you or someone you recommend. (Perhaps a student interested in picking up new skills?) Opportunities include:

o Producing the livestream itself on Sundays and for special events (greatest need)
o Assisting on Sundays by video recording and managing cameras
o Video editing (this requires access to your own computer and video editing software)

Share our message! Inspired by Rev. Dwayne’s spiritual instruction? Moved by a praise & worship song? Post it on Facebook. Send a link to friends and family. They can tune-in to our livestream or watch worship services on demand at livestream.com/mccdc, through our website at mccdc.com, or browse clips on our YouTube Channel.

Click here to visit MCCDC YouTube channel

Email Johanna at mccdclive@gmail.com or talk to any one of the AV team members to volunteer or for more information

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The Soundboard Ministry Needs YOU

 

Soundboard volunteers are needed for 9 am and 11 am services. No experience needed!

You will be trained on a state of the art soundboard and learn how to set up mics for services.

Ideally, you will train at the 9 am service and continue training at the 11 am service, but we are flexible.

Please contact Michael Cunningham at mjcunningham2013@gmail.com or stop by to talk with any soundboard volunteer.

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“CHURCH NEWS”

Coronavirus Hotline DC, MD and VA

Washington DC

The GW Medical Faculty Associates at 202.741.3000 (8:00 am to 4:30 pm – Monday to Friday)

The triage team will ask you a few questions and determine if you will need to be contacted by triage nurses or provided more detailed information regarding your needs.

After hours, please call the GW Hospital Emergency Department at 202.715.4000

Cough, fever, and shortness of breath, are the three symptoms together that raise the concern for coronavirus,
coronavirus hotline at 1-855-600-3453

GW Medical CLEVELAND PARK
2902 Porter Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202.525.5287
Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-6pm

GW Medical MCPHERSON SQ
1101 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.798.0100
Mon-Fri: 7am-7pm
Sat: 8am-4pm

GW Medical RHODE ISLAND AVE
2350 Washington Pl., NE
Suite 110N
Washington, DC 20018
Phone: 202.544.7580
Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-6pm

Maryland

Cough, fever, and shortness of breath, are the three symptoms together that raise the concern for coronavirus,
coronavirus hotline at 1-855-600-3453

Kaiser Permanente Members there are five drive-through testing sites in Maryland and Virginia for patients who have a prescription in Gaithersburg, Largo, Woodbridge, Tysons and South Baltimore

Holy Cross Hospitals in Silver Spring and Germantown plan to test by the end of the week

Virginia Sites

Cough, fever, and shortness of breath, are the three symptoms together that raise the concern for coronavirus,
coronavirus hotline at 1-855-600-3453

Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington and a health-care system in Hampton Roads, Va., are testing people via drive-through

The Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare system launched three drive-through screening and testing sites Monday outside their facilities in Hampton Roads Va

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How to Protect Yourself

• Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds multiple times a day. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if soap and water are not available
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick if possible
• Stay home when feeling sick [yet stay in touch with friends and family in other ways]
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash [other sites have suggested covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow or sleeve]
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Reaching Out to Your MCCDC Family
We encourage each of you to reach out to your MCCDC family members. If you have not seen someone in a while please call them or send them a note. Let one of the Pastoral Care minis

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Prayer Corner

Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:

* George Kerr, III * Mama Cee’s sister and niece * Rose Williams,* Lynn Sulyma, * Esther Smith * Marcus Garnett * Renee Valentine * Elaine Durden-Hunter’s mother, Earline * T. Green * Evelyn Jones,* Travis, Jerry Giem’s Nephew * Valerie Myers’ son Donald * Anthony Goode * Larry Harris recent lost of husband Ted Shaffer * Bob Jones’ son Chuck & wife Karen * Steve Sloane * Glenn Conrad * Arden Shutt *Renee Valentine’s brother *Kim Battle *Juanita Dara * Jeffrey Luckenbach * Bill Campbell, * Keith Richardson

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