Agape' Metropolitan Community Church
This Week's News and Updates
June 30, 2020
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“Life is Simple and Beautiful”
Rev. David 

Some years ago, in a different time and place in my journey…I wrote the above quote. I used it as my “signature” on my emails for many years. Occasionally, someone would read it and email me back “do you really believe this?” I believed it then, and I believe now. I have to return to it over and over again…in pandemic, in Black (Trans) Lives Matter, in the battle of the masks, in the stream of micro aggressions that show up day to day within me (ugh) and outside of me. The list of reasons not to believe in a simple, beautiful life can go on and on. So why do I believe it? Let’s talk about on Sunday…it will also be my 55 th birthday…that means an extra year of wisdom 😊.

Community Corner
Life can be simple, if we let it. It seems we often struggle with ways in which to slow down, be present and simply exist within our own thoughts, desires and needs and those of others. Sometimes we need to slow down in order to see truths we already know. Saying out loud that we want to live a more simple life is more difficult that the actions it takes to do so. If it were easy we would not be having this conversation. Slow down, take a deep breath and move forward allowing all the grace needed to traverse this ride we call life.
"The Healing Circle"
Wednesday, July 1st, 6:30 p.m.

Join us via Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month as we engage a diversity of spiritual practices to facilitate connection, healing, and overall spiritual growth. 

Suggested materials to bring on July 1...paper and your favorite writing or drawing implements. 

Suggested ideas for your physical space...calm, comfortable, soft lighting, and candlelight.

See you on the 1st of July! 

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Resources from MCC
"Music Heals All"
MIDDAY MUSIC SERIES
4:10 UTC / 12:10 EDT (UTC-4)


Trinity MCC in Sarasota, Florida, USA invites you to this series. "Music Heals All" is a 20-minute pre-recorded "live" video from local and national artists.  https://www.facebook.com/pg/TrinityMCC/videos/

July 1st,  be treated to  AhSaTi-Nu 's powerful and beautiful voice. AhSaTi-Nu sang at the General Conference in Orlando and is familiar to many.
NOTEWORTHY
UK - LGBT Groups Call for Gender Law Reform
Trans* folx in the UK face similar backlash and rollback of protections as the USA has seen. Learn more here.  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53101071
Holy One, as we continue to learn and adapt in an ever-changing world, lead us through times of trouble into lands of plenty. Align the rich with the poor, the healthy with the sick, the forgotten with the privileged. Guard us from the temptation to think of our past as our future; reveal your paths toward a brighter and more just world.
 
Embolden, enliven, and envelope all your people so we may look out for the lonely and care for the hungry. For the hunger of the world is deep and we must tend to the physical hunger of our siblings, care for the spiritual hunger of our souls, mend the broken hearts of our communities.
 
Guide us toward the greater good where we may all swim in your eternal presence. For it is you who has called us, you who has placed us, you who provides for us. 
 
May we know of the Spirit that draws us together; may we know of the Spirit that binds us in love. Amen.



PRAYER SUBMITTED BY

REV. JOHN MCLAUGHLIN
Sr. Pastor
St. Jude's MCC, Wilmington, NC USA
(he, him, his)
July Birthdays
July 03 - Max Robert
July 04 - Graeme Haub 
July 05 - David Wynn
July 06 - Tonya Reed
July 06 - Kim Pena
July 17 - Linda Gray
July 19 - Lilia Orander-Cruz
July 21 - Bailey Shackelford
July 29 - Patti Stephens
Worship Service - July 05, 2020
"Life is Simple and Beautiful"


Welcoming and Centering: Rev. David Wynn

Song of Intention: "The Welcome Song" - Community

Scripture Reading: John 4:34, John 5:30, Matthew 26:39

Song of Response: "Be Still" - Community

Time of Teaching: "Life is Simple and Beautiful" Rev. David Wynn

Centering Song: "There is Only Love" - Community

Community Prayer: Rev. Erika Forbes

Prayer Response: "There is Only Love" - Community

Celebration of Holy Communion: Rev. Robert Myers

Closing Song: "We Are Called" - Community

Benediction: Rev. David Wynn
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