August 14, 2018 Call to Prayer


MCC is in a place of transition. We are in a place of questions, and for many uncertainty. Some are in need of healing and reconciliation. Others are in need of restoration and renewed joy. Some are experiencing a sense of division. Others feel united in common struggle. Some feel despair. Others feel hopeful. Some are in a space of lamentation. Others are in the midst of celebration.

This is the human condition, to experience all of the best and worst parts of ourselves at the same time. And it is in the midst of all of this that we are called to make change in our world and bring about liberation for all.

Sacred Spirit of wonder, we pause in our hectic and distracting, joyful and sad, hope filled and despairing lives to assume a posture of contemplation and humility towards ourselves and each other.
May we remember that we all struggle in various ways.
May we remember that we all hunger for justice.
May we remember that we all live on both sides of privilege and oppression.
May we remember that we all came to MCC for a reason; out of hunger for healing, a sense of call, a desire for a community who reflects the divine.
May we cultivate in ourselves a spirit of curiosity.
May we cultivate in ourselves a spirit of generosity.
May we cultivate in ourselves a spirit of collaboration.
May we cultivate in ourselves a spirit of vulnerability, and forgiveness.
May we remember to make the space for others that we hope is made for ourselves, and that we do you the divine as we do to the least of those among us.
Amen


prayer submitted by

JARED VÁZQUEZ
Associate Director of International Diversity and Inclusion
Metropolitan Community Churches

 

 

 

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December 3, 2017 Worship


Join us at 2:00 PM on Sunday as we decorate our chapel for the Christmas Season. It will be a fun time to worship together. Please bring a Christmas goodie for our Annual Christmas Goodies potluck after worship.

See you Sunday…

2017-11-28-Council of Elders Weekly Call to Prayer

Loving God, as we prepare to observe World AIDS Day we thank you for the multiple advances in care that has been made over the past 30 years. We remember our brothers and sisters that have succumbed to the disease.

We pray for all those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS who remain consigned to the margins. Provide them comfort and remove the isolation and fear that creeps in and envelopes them. Help them to remember that you love them just as they are, and that you are always there beside them, watching over them and guiding them.

We ask that you break down the barriers of stigma and shame that leads to isolation and fear. Help us to examine the intersections between poverty, immigration, class, race, sexism and other “isms” that contribute to new diagnoses.

Give us the courage to confront these issues and their intersectionality and “live as people who are free, not using our freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.” Amen

prayer submitted by

DR. DAVID WILLIAMS, M.D., M.P.H
INTERIM PASTOR MCC CHRIST THE LIBERATOR
Program Officer/Coordinator
Health and Wellness
Metropolitan Community Churches