This Week's News and Updates
October 13, 2020
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"It's a Trap"
Rev. David Von Trapped

I occasionally watch my boys play video games...I can tell I'm old by how visually confusing it is for me and by my need to stifle some kind of "back in my day we..." proclamation. I've noticed that a big part of many of these games is either avoiding traps or setting traps. Maybe (albeit metaphorically) they are learning SOME useful life skills??  

Life can be full of traps of all shapes and sizes. Jesus ran into them pretty regularly. Let's see what we can learn this week about the nature of the "untrappable" lifestyle of the free and enlightened.  
 
Scheduled Events
Agape' will resume in-person worship November 1, 2020
What you need to know...

1) We will be using a reservation system for the limited available seating. Please email us to reserve your seat(s). Please include your name and the name(s) of your guest(s) in the email.

2) Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of service at 10:30. We will be checking temperatures at the door.

3) Please wear your mask during the entire service and please maintain social distancing.

More information will be provided in a separate Agape' Update as we get close to our return date.

Namaste!
2020 Congregational Meeting Information
Our Congregational Meeting Forum is scheduled for November 8th and the Congregational Meeting is scheduled for November 15th both following our morning Worship Service. The Board of Directors are working on a hybrid plan that will allow both in-person and Zoom participation. We will have more details in the weeks to come. Stay tuned to this space.

We will be electing 2 Board of Director positions this year. If you are interested in running for the Board of Directors, please download the application and return it as soon as possible to Rev. Wynn. You can either email the completed application to revwynn@gmail.com or drop it off at the church.

All applications are to be returned no later than November 1st.

To download the application, please click on the following link:
Community Corner


MCC Resources
O Great and Gracious Creator
Once Again on this day we rejoice
You are the Host and the Meal
The Shelter and the Hearth
Abundant prosperity and healing we bring to all your people
May All feel that wealth of knowing you by Grace
Our Creator of More than enough                                                       
Today you hear our joyous passion in serving 
You promise us this day our daily bread
Obedience to your command that we love one another
As you have loved us
We shall be known by your love
Impoverished no more
We know we are your most prized treasure
For where Your treasure is, there Your sacred heart will be also

Therefore, my beloved family
May we be always steadfast and unmovable
Always excelling in our Savior’s work as we know it is never in vain
You answer our prayer this day in YOUR Mighty Name and in All that is Holy

We end poverty in all its forms everywhere
And So, It Is
Amen

JACKIE LOIS STRACHAN LAUGHLIN
Pastoral Care Ministry at Metropolitan Community Church of Washington
MCC Connect This Week
MCC Richmond's Centering Community
Mondays @ 11pm GMT / 6pm EDT (UTC-4)
(Richmond, Virginia, USA)

A time of shared meditation and mindfulness practice open to all. No previous experience necessary. Come just as you are!

Meeting ID: 789 140 7100  Password: 953527
The Unveiling, a study of the Book of Revelation on Thursday evenings at 7:00PM EDT via Zoom. The study is facilitated by Pastor Dexter Brecht and Terry White from Imago Dei MCC (USA). For more information and the links to join, please email revdex@aol.com
MCC Toronto (Ontario, Canada) invites you...

to a 15 minute time of reflection on Facebook Live each Wednesday at noon Eastern, UTC 4pm (UTC-04). Rev. Jeff Rock and Rev. Deana Dudley share inspiring reflections, scriptures and prayers to support us through these difficult times.

MCC Toronto Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MCCToronto/
Taize Meditation Prayer - 10am MDT/ noon EDT / 4pm GMT
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Pike's Peak MCC (Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA) invites you to join Greg & Candy Mulkey (friends of the congregation) for 30 minutes of simple chant-like meditative/prayer songs from the monastic community in Taizé, France.
Agape' Worship
October 18, 2020

Prelude
Welcome and Call to Worship
Song of Intention: "Come Just as You Are"
The Reading: Matthew 22:15-22
Song of Response: "In the Secret"
Time of Teaching: "It's A Trap"
Centering Song: "Be Still"
Community Prayer
Prayer Response: "Hear Our Prayer"
Time of Giving
Celebration of Holy Communion
Song of Sending Forth: "Coming to Our Own"
The Sending Forth

Join us on Facebook live every Sunday at 10:30 for our virtual service.

09/29 Saige Ashton
10/03 Evelyn Brown
10/05 Billy Stewart
10/06 Deanie Sewell
10/16 EJ Hudzina
10/20 Donna Boutwell
10/25 Jude Nerio
10/28 Shawn McCraw