This Week's News and Updates
April 24, 2019
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There will be no gathering this week - April 24th

Art on the Greene Arts Festival

Our own Judy Hudson will have a booth at the 8th Annual Art on the Greene Art Festival.

May 10-12, 2019, Richard Greene Linear Park once again plays host to this annual event that attracts over 10,000 festival goers and art lovers.

Richard Greene Linear Park is located in the Entertainment District of Arlington and is nestled between AT&T Stadium, Globe Life Park and the new Texas Live! Voted BEST Outdoor Festival in Arlington, this FREE to attend public event is one you don't want to miss.

Art on the Greene features up to 100 local, regional and national artists selling one of a kind hand made creations in one of fourteen different mediums. From ceramic to wood turning, you will find booth after booth of quality affordable art to purchase.
While in attendance enjoy live entertainment from one or all eleven bands performing all weekend on our main stage.

As always we have a great selection of food vendors offering up good tasting festival food for you to enjoy. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase.
Mark you calendars and make your plans to attend!

Admission and parking is FREE.

Click on the event link and let us know your are going!
G4G Dallas-Fort Worth  DFW National Cemetery
Who: G4G Dallas-Fort Worth + DFW National Cemetery

What:  Cleaning headstones and helping with other preparations for the Memorial Day remembrance service.

When:  Saturday, May 25th, 9am - 12pm


Additional Details: Please meet at the administration building by 9am. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and prepare to get dirty. Afterwards, join us for a late lunch at Tachito’s Mexican Restaurant.

The Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery  was dedicated and opened for burials on May 12, 2000. The cemetery is situated on a parcel of land that overlooks Mountain Creek Lake. Burial in a national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces who have met their active duty service requirement.

We look forward to seeing you!

Team G4G Dallas-Fort Worth


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A.L.I.C.E.  

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The main objective of the A.L.I.C.E. (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) program is to provide options increasing chances of survival during an “Active Shooter on Campus” emergency.   It is designed to be an enhancement to the standard “lockdown” system used for emergency situations.

Our Security Team will be providing additional training soon to our community customizing our response and defining roles during any perceived threat on our campus.

Thank you to our Security Team for the many ways you care for our community and keep us safe.
EASTER DEVOTION

John 20:16, Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him, “Rabbouni!” 

We come in grief while it is still dark.
       And we find you are already on the loose.

      Yes, Jesus is on the loose.

We are confused and begin to weep.
           And we find you are already on the loose.
      Yes, Jesus is on the loose.

We want to touch you one more time.
           And we find you are already on the loose.
      Yes, Jesus is on the loose.

We cannot recognize you through our own tears.
           And we find you are already on the loose.
      Yes, Jesus is on the loose.

We hear our own name and it is your voice that we know.
           And you are alive and on the loose.
      Yes, Jesus is on the loose.
      Yes, Jesus knows my name.

 We see you differently, risen love conquering death.
           You are alive and on the loose.         

We give thanks, O God for Jesus, our risen Christ. Christ is risen indeed.
           We look for you and find you are already on the loose.
      Jesus, you are already on the loose and you know our names!       
           Alleluia! Alleluia!



Reflection submitted by:
Reflection by Rev. Troy Treash, Senior Pastor
Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church
Dear Agape Family,

I wanted to tell you about a big challenge I’m taking on this fall. I have committed to walk 60 miles (yes, really!) over the course of three days in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. Those of you who know me well know that there must be a really good reason that I would volunteer to exercise this much, and there is. It’s to raise money for a cause that’s very near and dear to my heart, to help end breast cancer.

Breast cancer has been a part of my life since last August when I was diagnosed. I underwent surgery in August to have a spot removed and later had radiation treatment to help make sure it won’t return. Since then I have been on hormone blocking medication that I will have to take for at least another five years - but more likely for the rest of my life.

I am very lucky in that my form of cancer was very treatable and that I caught it very early. I am so thankful! But I look around and nearly every day I hear about someone else. Many are not as lucky as I am and I know I have to do something now to raise awareness and try to help. So this is for them …and this is for me, because I am alive and so very thankful.  

I’ll be lacing up my tennis shoes, going on training walks, and most importantly, asking for money! It is your donations that will help fund the research and the treatment that will make a difference. I’m not used to asking for money, this is not for me. This is for all who are fighting the battle.

The 3-Day is not until November, but my goal is to raise the minimum $2,300 (or more!) before then, so I’m getting started now. You can help! Click the link at the end of this email to go to my personal fundraising webpage, or see me and I’ll make sure you get a donation form. (Or you can call 800-996-3DAY and the nice people at the 3-Day can take your donation over the phone.)

This is a huge deal for me and that is why I’m asking for help. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Love,
Lisa O’Grady 

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
Blessing in the Chaos

To all that is chaotic in you, Let there come silence.

Let there be a calming of the clamoring,
a stilling of the voices that have laid their claim on you,
that have made their home in you;

that go with you even to the holy places, but will not let you rest,
will not let you hear your life with wholeness or feel the grace that fashioned you.

Let what distracts you cease. Let what divides you cease. Let there come an end to what diminishes and demeans, and let depart all that keeps you in it's cage.

Let there be an opening into the quiet that lies beneath the chaos, where you find the peace you did not think possible

and see what shimmers within the storm.

Jan Richardson
Sunday - April 28, 2019
Easter 2


Call to Worship - Rev. Robert Myers

Song of Welcome - "Gather Us In"

Welcome and Greeting - Rev. Robert Myers

Time with the Children - Trish Ashton

Song of Intention - " There is Only Love"

Gospel Reading - John 20:19-27 - Val McMullan

Song of Response - "There Is Only Love"

Time of Teaching - “Fear, Doubt and Faith" - Rev. Robert Myers

Centering Song - "Fill Me Now"

Community Prayer - EJ Hudzina

Prayer Response - "Fill Me Now"

Bringing our Gifts - Cassy Batts

Celebration of Holy Communion - Rev. Robert Myers
Song of Sending Forth - "Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)"

Announcements and Benediction - Rev. Robert Myers
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