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This Week’s Reflection

Receive is an ‘action word

What does Jesus mean when He tells his disciples to “receive the Holy Spirit?” Why was this act so important? Were there consequences for not receiving the Holy Spirit? Did the disciples have a choice?

Jesus showed up in their midst unannounced. He caught them hiding out from the religious leadership who wanted to kill them because they believed in Jesus.
• Jesus spoke God’s peace over them.
• Jesus showed them his scars and wounds.
• Jesus told them that he was sending them out into the world.
• Jesus didn’t ask permission; he just breathed on them and told them to receive the Holy Spirit. Why did he do that?
• Why does the Holy Spirit need to be received?

Jesus came back unexpectedly a second time to have an encounter with Thomas. Why was this encounter so important? How important was the role that Thomas would play?

Jesus came into their midst unannounced and unashamed. Jesus was looking for the disciples that he had trained. They had a very important mission, should they accept it. Jesus was about to rock their world, and all they had to do was receive the Holy Spirit.

Come and see what God is about to do through those disciples, and through those who are called today. Join us this Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. ET in the Sanctuary and online or later on Demand.

Alive in Christ,
Rev. Dr. Teresa Tygart
MCCDC Ministry Intern

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Writers’ Ministry

Whether you’re an experienced writer or just curious, join the MCCDC Writers’ Ministry via Zoom Monday, April 17th at 10 am Clara Joyfully will facilitate the group’s this month.

The next writers’ ministry will be SATURDAY MAY 13th from 10AM Creating the Generative Story of Your Time.
Azar Jackson will facilitate the group’s in May.

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Estate Planning

Join your MCCDC family in learning more about estate planning, wills and legacy giving. The seminar will be on Sunday April 23, 2023 at 1230 EDT by zoom. Attorney Michelle Lanchester will also offer appointments for a free individual consultation.

Join us in person at Fifth & Ridge St NW after worship.

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* Dial (301) 715-8592 by phone, using the same Meeting ID

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Parking Lot Gate Repaired

We’ve recently completed repairs to our parking lot gate. It will be open for worship on Sundays. If you need access at other times, please contact Melvin in the church office.

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Handicap Access

For those visitors and members who require handicap access to the church. The parking lot door will be open for your use during Sunday Services.

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Pathways 2 Generosity, Prayer #57 by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter

by Clara Carter, MCCDC Prayer Supporter

“Your most precious, valued possessions and your greatest powers are invisible and intangible. No one can take them. You, and you alone, can give them. You will receive abundance for your giving.” ~W. Clement Stone

Dear God, thank you for the most precious gift of all, the gift of eternal life through the death of your son, Jesus, who died for our sins. This week, we come to celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection, and his rightful return to you. The news media regurgitate worldly chaos across different formats, but we can remain steadfast in your love and protection. Thank you for your peace that dwells within us, not as the world would give us, but according to your glory.

We are grateful for our gathering place, Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC, and the many spiritual places of worship where all people are free to worship you, regardless of the circumstances or conditions. Thank you for all spiritual leaders that consistently guide us according to your purpose. Thank you for blessing us with gratitude and the willingness to share generosity through talents, time, treasures, and financial gifts which are used to glorify your works. Thank you, God, for the intangible gifts you have given us. We pray to use them wisely according to the plans you have for us.

God, we ask, where are we headed? We pray to continue spreading the gospel to people all over the world, to keep bringing more souls into your beloved community, and helping people in need. Through You, we want to be like a beacon of light set high on a hill so that others may witness your glory and come rejoicing into your spiritual beloved community. Thank you, in your many precious names. Amen.

“For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.” ~1st Timothy 4:4-5

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Worship Volunteer

We still need volunteers to sustain in-person worship. Please visit 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,

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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

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Prayer Corner

Please lift the following people up during your prayer time:

Johanna Hardy• Jerry Giem • Tim Helm • Min. Diedre Gray • Bill Campbell • Denise Wright, her mother Lucy Mae Coombs and her Aunt Lottie Mae King. • Rose Williams• Cecilia Hayden-Smith and Esther Smith’s health• Delores Fowler • Vernessa D. Wilson • Family of Ms. Brittany Harrell • Veronica Franklin• Rev. Dr. Robin Hawley Gorsline • Glenn Conway • Michelle Lax •Anthony Goode • Valeria Myers’ children Chantelle & Donald • George Kerr, III • Randy Punley • Lynn Sulyma • Marcus Garnett •Renee Valentine’s brother • Arden Shutt • Evelyn Jones• Steve Sloane • Jeffrey Luckenbach • Cathy Batson’s niece Lisa • Cynthia Melman •Kim Battle • Joshua Benkins’ father Isaac •Elaine Durden-Hunter’s recnet loss of her mother Earline • Angela Terrell • Mike Washington •Carol Washington mother’s health •Angela Dodd for healing •Buck Carlson •Lolita Gleaton for healing from her cancer • Mezyi Choi request prayer for her success healing from surgery • Lost of Melvin Moore Adams’ sister Krissandra Moore •Kia Murphy • Doris Carter Washington of Alexandra, Va. request prayer • Loss of Melvin Moore Adams’ sister Krissandra Moore • Patricia Ryan due to the loss of her brother Mickey
•John Hylton • Summer Allen • Healing and recovery for our 9:00 a.m. interpreter Ashley P.

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“Church Ministries & Events”

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Virtual Choir

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

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 for more information.

Moving Spirit Dance Ministry

Come dance for God! No experience needed. Email Cathy Batson at 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

JOIN PRAYER FROM NOON TO 12:30 PM Monday thru Saturday

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Intercessory Prayer Team
Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month at 7 pm
Contact LaMar Jenkins at 202-750-08887

Bible Study Tuesdays at 7:00 pm Eastern

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or Dial: (301) 715-8592 ,Meeting ID: 434 566 329
Contact Dale Madyun-Baskerville at for more information.

Pastoral Care Meeting
Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday, each month at 6::30pm
Contact for more information or interest in joining this vibrant church ministry this Fall

Writing Ministry
Meets Monthy
For more information, contact Jacqueline Laughlin at

Barnabas Culture Sessions

Barnabas Culture, Session 7:00 p.m. Eastern, Thursday. Click Here to Join The Zoom Thursday Nights. For more information contact MCCDC Ministry Intern Rev. Teresa Tygart at Email

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