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MCCDC: The Resurrection Connection

“This pandemic is teaching me something the Easter story has never quite managed to teach me: the limits of words and the limitlessness of faith.” ~Ruth Everhart

What’s a good follow-up to resurrection? Maybe Jesus could not only walk on water, but turn it into an ice rink and dazzle the crowds with figure skating. That, however, would not be Jesus’ style. Instead, in Luke 24: 13-36, Jesus does the opposite of spectacular. He comes alongside two people on a walk and connects with them. The conversation is rich and they invite Jesus to stay with them. One could call this encounter the resurrection connection.

“On the day of his resurrection, Jesus chooses to take a slow walk with two disciples and simply enjoy the conversation. It seems like Jesus is just happy to be breathing and moving about again. Message giving and miracle making are not at the top of his agenda. The sensational gives way to seeing, smelling, hearing, and touching. Doing gives way to being.” (K.B. Jones)

Throughout the gospels Jesus often teaches beyond words. He makes his points simply, such as gathering children around him, by cooking breakfast for his friends, and looking up to the birds of the sky. This simplicity of Jesus seems just what we need for these times.

We need a Jesus who will come alongside us and share our journeys: our grieving and our joy. We need a Jesus who helps us find meaning in conversations and in breaking bread (even from a distance). We need Jesus to reveal the difference between wants and needs. We need Jesus to show us the contrast between convenience and necessity. In these times there are official lists that define who and what are essential. We need Jesus to draw us beyond lists to the essence of what is truly essential.

Jesus, teach us what it means to really be alive. You know and understand all that we are experiencing. Help us to know when to act and when to rest, when to speak and when to be silent, when to give and when to receive, when to cry and when to smile. Remind us that as we journey on this path, you come alongside us and are with us every moment. Amen.

By Faith,
Rev. Elder Dwayne

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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”

Tea, Theology and ME!!! Friday, April 24th @ 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

You’re invited to join a participatory virtual gathering of MCCDC friends. We will tell stories, laugh and just “BE” together in community. Come to your phone, computer or device and interact with your church community.

Zoom Meeting ID: 941 7692 9819
or click https://zoom.us/j/94176929819
or join by phone: (301) 715-8592, Meeting ID: 941 7692 9819
(Tap-to-call shortcut: +13017158592,,94176929819# )

Technical notes: Download the Zoom video conference application for the richest interactive experience. There are versions for PC, Mac, iOS and Android smartphones. (You can also join via web browser, but your features will be limited.) You do NOT need to “sign up” or create an account with Zoom. You’re welcome to do so (and the basic plan is free) but this is NOT required to participate. If you’re new to Zoom, here’s a tutorial on joining a meeting. You may also want to review the basics of participant controls.

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MCCDC CELEBREATES MOM

As we continue practicing social distancing many of us still desire to celebrate Mother’s Day with our mom and mom-figure whether blood or chosen. MCCDC wants to celebrate and remember your mom with you so we invite you to email a headshot of your mom with her name. Feel free to include yourself in the picture too. We will fill the sanctuary seats with cut-outs of moms from across our church family.

We need your picture sent by Sunday May 3rd to Diedre Gray ia email msdeedeemusic@gmail.com.

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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 .

Click here to see more MCCDC Videos

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 *Ted Shaffer, husband of Larry Harris * Bob Jones’ son Chuck & wife Karen * Steve Sloane * Glenn Conrad * Arden Shutt * Renee Valentine’s brother * Kim Battle * Juanita Dara * Jeffrey Luckenbach * Keith Richardson, * Bill Campbell

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