Agape' MCC
This Week's News and Updates
July 28, 2020

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Note from Rev. Wynn
"Making Something Out of My Nothing"
You know what I've noticed? Since this past March, almost everything I encounter gets filtered through, what I've come to call, the Covid Lens. I mean, I know that is what happens for all of us...the energy in the larger world impacts the energy in our individual worlds. It's just so visceral right now. For example, this Sunday's reading is the feeding of the 5000 and I imagine all those people who've gathered around Jesus as he is protesting the current state of religion, societal norms, and oppression. Many of them are sick and in need of healing and looking to Jesus and the other front line workers with him. Which brings me to a wholly new way of connecting with the disciples and this story. I can be pretty hard on them...but wow, I know what it feels like to feel like you've got nothing to offer. You? Let's talk Sunday...
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vibe
/vīb/
noun

  1. a distinctive feeling or quality capable of being sensed (merriam-webster)
  2. to chill, be at peace & let life do it's thing. (urbandictionary.com)
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#ShapeYourFuture
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(Based on Romans 8:26)

Loving, faithful God, we thank you that nothing can separate us from your perfect Love. We are grateful that in these times of upheaval, stress, and distress, you are in the midst of it all; you are at work despite it all.

Thank you for what we see of you at work in and through the MCC communities around the globe: where the hungry are being fed; where those who are ill are being cared for; where those who are mourning are being comforted; where those crying out for justice do not cry out as lone voices but are surrounded by siblings joining in solidarity. Here is life. Here is hope.
Often we don’t know what to pray for the best. We consider our world that is in so much pain and we don’t know where to start.

Holy Spirit, teach us to pray like Jesus; better still, pray through us.
May your new realm break into this one; into relationships, communities, and nations. We pray this as Jesus taught us to.

Amen.


PRAYER SUBMITTED BY:

KATE WOODROW CHEONG
lives in London (UK) and works as a mental health professional supporting university students.
MCC North London became her spiritual home in 2012.

MCC Connect This Week
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/

From Pike's Peak MCC:   Online Exercise Sessions.
Every Mon, Wed, Fri at 8:30 a.m. Mountain Time Zone (GMT-6) and Available on YouTube Any Time
Join Diane for live exercise three days a week, or open her prerecorded 47-minute exercise session on YouTube any time at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foU8X7pW6dQ
For the live class, use this link for every occurrence:  https://zoom.us/j/356607657
Or open the Zoom app and enter this meeting ID: 356 607 657.


BILINGUAL PRAISE SERVICE
7pm EDT (GMT-4)
Join Rev. Stanley from Joy MCC, Orlando, Florida, USA for Alabanza via Zoom.

Agape' Worship - August 2, 2020
Prelude
Call to Worship: Rev. David Wynn
Song of Intention: "Gather Us In"
Scripture Reading: Matthew 14: 13-21
Song of Response: "Need You Now"
Time of Teaching: "Making Something Out of My Nothing", Rev. David Wynn
Centering Song: "Hear Our Prayer"
Community Prayer
Prayer Response: "O Christ Surround Me"
Celebration of Holy Communion: Rev. Robert Myers
Closing Song: " God Is Holding Your LIfe"
Benediction: Rev. David Wynn

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


Sherri Spann, 08/05
Lisa O'Grady, 08/10
Ashleigh Wolfer-Stephens, 08/17
Tammy Broaddus, 08/19
Carrie Wynn, 08/28
Barbara Brittain, 08/31