April 18, 2018
This Week's News and Updates
See highlights from last Sunday's Service by clicking here .
Wednesday Gathering - April 18
We are finishing up our plans for the Fundraiser this weekend. Please join us at 7pm tonight (Wednesday night) if you can help us get ready for the April 22 FUNdraiser!

Lots of loose ends to tie, and many tasks to complete. It's exciting!

Come help us tonight, Wed April 11 at 7pm!
Let's Do Lunch This Thursday!
April 19th 11:30am - 1:00pm
Lunch Social Event - LGBT 
I-HOP Restaurant @ I-20 and Little Road, 5950 Interstate 20 W, Arlington, TX 76017, USA
Coalition for Aging LGBT Tarrant County sponsors "Let's Do Lunch!" get together in the SE-Arlington area on the 3rd Thursdays of each month.
Co-Sponsor: Agape' MCC
It's Here - This Sunday!
April 22, 2018
Fat Daddy's Sports and Spirits Cafe
781 W. Debbie Ln., Mansfield, TX
3 pm to 7 pm

The Agape' MCC community launches our new foundation to give a voice and financial help to those people in crisis who are traditionally under-served and overlooked and have nowhere else to turn. 

Come join us and bring your friends!
Doing Good ~ Rev. David Wynn
From Shari Arison, founder of Good Deeds Day

​Sunday is a good day to let the good times roll... see you at 10:30​am! It's finally here, GGGD's Annual FUNdraising event... see you again at 3pm at Fat Daddy's in Mansfield, your GPS knows exactly where to go! :-)
O you who are the perfection of love, harmony and beauty
Lord of Heaven and Earth

Open our hearts that we hear your voice as it's constantly speaking in us.
Lest we get deaf to your admonishing words

Let us look deeper into our souls and let us know that it's you who gives sense and form to our lives

Let us look further that we overcome our limited horizon which hinders us to go new ways.

Let us look into ourselves, give us the strength to overcome our false ego which hinders us living truthfully, and help us to prepare the free room in our hearts for you

Let us look around that we won't think just about ourselves but also about those people living with us
Open our senses for the other one's needs

Give us the power to love ourselves, for only when we accept ourselves as we are, we can go to other people and see our neighbor in them

Give us the gift to go to those who hate us, exclude us, and defame us
Let not hate, anger, fear and despair lead us astray

Lead us ever and ever on the path of love, harmony and mutual understanding

Draw us nearer to you in every moment of our lives
Until in us is reflected Your grace, Your wisdom, Your beauty, Your joy, and your peace


Prayer submitted by Madeleine, Cologne, Germany.
Notes from our Agape' Security Team
Hello Friends,

Just a quick update and a request from your security team.

We’ve been working with Sgt. Stokes every other week for a number of months and a few of us are also attending outside seminars and doing online work in our personal time.

You know… this is something we never thought we’d have to do and it’s not something we really want to do.

We aren’t police - we aren’t professional security guards. We are just ordinary people trying to learn and do a lot in a quick amount of time because the thought of anyone hurting our church is very disturbing.

It’s not just about locking doors and walking around the cars outside. It’s also about having scenes described in great detail while bringing us to tears so we would understand the impact. It’s been about seeing pictures and videos of the aftermath of what can literally happen in mere seconds so we learn to be pro-active. It’s been a lot of personal emotional struggle and mental imagery that stays with us throughout the week. It’s about learning details of the unimaginable and then trying to prevent it from happening to us without scaring the congregation.

So please, I just want to ask that you are kind with your comments and remarks. We are praying that we can do the right thing at the right time should anyone ever come to harm us. It’s a lot of information to take in, process and then create plans for us to be safe.

Very soon you will all be involved and become part of those plans but until then we are doing our best.

The group truly appreciates your kindness, support and understanding while we learn and practice.

We would like to sincerely thank Phyllis Sasser for the quick-lock metal pieces she created for our glass doors. We would also like to thank Billy Stewart for his awesome video camera placement and monitoring to help us all and for Cassy Batt’s donation of new radios to the team so that we can communicate from parking lot to inside church. We are very grateful to Sgt. Chris Stokes from the Forest Hill PD and his continued training and friendship. ~ Blessings, Lisa O
Calendar of Events
  • Wed, Apr 18 - 7pm Wednesday Gathering
  • Thu, Apr 19 - 11:30am-1pm Luncheon @ IHOP I-20 @ Little Road Coalition for Aging LGBT / 6:30pm Grief Support Group
  • Sun, Apr 22 - 10:30am Worship Service / 3-7pm Fundraiser @ Fat Daddy's (Mansfield)
  • Wed, Apr 25 - 7pm Wednesday Gathering
  • Thu, Apr 26 - 6:30pm Grief Support Group
  • Sun, Apr 29 - 10:30am Breakfast Communion Service
  • Mon, Apr 30 - 6pm Worship Team Mtg
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
Worship - April 22, 2018
The Gathering - Ringing of the Tibetan Bells
Call to Worship - Rev. David Wynn

Song of Welcome - "For the Beauty of the Earth" - Community

Words of Welcome - Rev. David Wynn
Time of Greeting - Community 
Time with our Children - Trish Ashton
A Response - "This Little Light of Mine" - Community 
Song of Preparation - "There is Only Love" - Community  
Scripture Reading - John 13:34 - Leigh Wolfer

Song of Response - "There is Only Love" - Community

Time of Teaching - "Have Joy In the Journey and Faith In the Mess" - Rev. David Wynn
Centering Song - "Fill Me Now" - Community
Community Prayer - Rebecca McDonell
Prayer Response - "Fill Me Now" - Community
A Time of Offering - Cassy Batts
Celebration of Holy Communion - Rev. David Wynn
Song of Sending Forth - "The River is Here" - Community
The Sending Forth - Rev. David Wynn
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