Agape' Metropolitan Community Church
This Week's News and Updates
April 21, 2020
Click Here to view last week's virtual worship experience.
Worship Services will continue to be streamed live

We are not sure what the future holds for large group gatherings, but our priority remains to keeping our community safe. For now, we will continue live streaming of worship services until the health professionals deem it safe for us to gather. We love you all and miss you so very much. You remain in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

Our thanks to everyone who tunes into our live stream worship experience on Sundays. We love the interaction with our community and look forward to the time when we will be able to gather safely in our worship space. Until then, please continue to join us online. Share our service information with your friends and family members. We will see you virtually on Facebook Live at our normal worship time 10:30AM CST.

If you need anything please reach out to us. You can email the BOD and/or Pastoral staff at agapemccchurch@gmail.com. The church email box is being monitored by our BOD and we will respond as quickly as possible.

We have suspended open worship gatherings until further notice ; your health and safety are important to us as we navigate COVID-19 as a community. Please join us via Facebook Live for Sunday worship services beginning at 10:30AM. Just go to the Agape' Facebook page and click on the live feed when it pops up or you can go to our website and click on the Facebook Live button. Facebook Live is interactive so feel free to post comments while we worship online together.

We invite you to celebrate Communion with us during the service by using your own "unique elements" as a symbol of our common union even with our social distance. You can use tea with toast, bread with grapes , crackers with juice or even coffee with donuts....it is up to you.

Please remember to support our faith community financially as you are able either via Zelle or Simple Give. Our expenses will decrease but not completely go away. Thank you in advance for your faithfulness, your gifts are greatly appreciated.

As a final reminder , even though we will not gather physically together for awhile, we are deeply and spiritually connected to each other. Stay in contact with each other, continue to support each other as you always have and hold each other close in prayer.
A note from Rev. David...

Greetings Prayer Warriors! I've been in contact with Rev. Gina Purcell, who is a Chaplain at Texas Health Resources HEB Hospital and still calls Agape' MCC her home. They are inviting churches to pray for their staff and patients for one hour, one day a week. I signed Agape' up for Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please set an alarm in your phone to pray for them during that hour! May the healing presence of love and connection surround us all!  
We are hosting game night online this coming Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:30PM.

You can view the event on the Agape' Facebook page .
Click here to join our Zoom Meet Up on Wednesday.
Enter the meeting using ID: 822-357-550
You can join us using any smart phone device, tablet or computer with webcam and headset/mic.

If you have access, please download the Zoom app on your smart device. Open the app and enter the meeting number to join the fun. This is a great chance to see and interact with our Wednesday night crew. We believe laughter is good for the soul and we provide lots of laughter.


All Psychic Class Offerings with Jayme O'Donnell have been cancelled. Jayme will notify us when classes are to resume.
Eternal Parent, look after us - human rights defenders - so that we can continue to be strong in our mission on this earthly plane and in eternal life. Break our hearts, bless your sons and daughters who are going through situations of vulnerability. Show us the way of kindness, peace and eternal love so that we have dignity and respect today and forever. Amen.


PRAYER SUBMITTED BY

PASTOR MARIA LAURA DOS REIS
(She, her, hers)
Assistant Pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of Teresina, Brazil
April Birthdays
Apr 02 - Troy Kilgore
Apr 08 - Sheri Campbell
Apr 09 - Rachel Carr
Apr 09 - Dusty Esparza
Apr 11 - Miguel Vasquez
Apr 20 - Amy Ashton
Apr 24 - Trish Scott
Apr 30 - Connie Maples
We have placed a Facebook Live Button on the Agape' Website Home Page.
Use this button to find past videos or join our live worship events.

Click here to go to the Agape' Website
Click Here to go to past Facebook Live videos

Please be patient with us as we continue our efforts to improve our online streaming capabilities. If you have logged on early to our Facebook Live Stream on Sunday mornings, there have been reports of folks getting knocked off when we start the service. If this happens, please go to our Agape' Facebook page and rejoin our streaming service or use the Facebook Live link provided in this newsletter or the button on our website.
Streaming Worship - April 26, 2020
3rd Sunday after Easter

Join us at 10:30AM for a service that includes more of your favorite songs with a "Heart Message" from Rev. David. Be sure to have your "unique communion elements" on hand for our "Common Union" time, a candle and a heart/worry stone that can be decorated.

We would encourage you to take a selfie during our worship time and post it on Facebook showing us a snapshot of what your worship experience looks like.

We are the church!

Click here to join our service on FaceBook Live.


Be sure to like us on Facebook if you have not already!
Agape' MCC is a Reproductive Justice Congregation.
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