April 24, 2018 Call to Prayer

 

Loving God

We live in times where in places like Afrin, Eastern-Ghouta, Yemen and so many other places people are forced to flee because of their religion, their ethnicity or the socio-political group they belong to – forced to flee war and oppression.

In times where in places like Chechnya, Egypt, Iraq and so many other places people have to flee their home countries because of who they love or how they express their gender.

Yet Loving God your stories, your commandments and your churches and other communities of faith give both refugees and the people working to support them strength in these difficult times.

Indeed your commandment that “You know the heart of a stranger for you were strangers in Mitzrayim (The Land of Egypt)” is the most common commandment in your Torah.

We pray for the people who have had to flee – because of their religion, because of who they love or for many other reasons. Be with them.

We ask for strength for those people of faith and no faith who work in churches and many other organizations to help refugees. Be with them.

We ask for inspiration for people in MCC churches around the world who work with refugees. Be with them.

Amen

prayer submitted by

PHILIPP BRAUN
MCC Cologne and currently in the European L.E.A.D.Program

 

 

 

© 2017 Metropolitan Community Churches
PO Box 50488 | Sarasota | Florida | 34232 | USA
Phone: +1 (310) 360-8640 | Fax: +1 (310) 388-1252
MCCchurch.org

Birthday in a bag


From now to February 11 we will be joining with the Windsor Anglican churches to serve our community by providing the items needed for a child’s birthday party.. We will be collecting boxed cake mixes, icing, candles, balloons, cake pans (reusable or disposable), bags for packaging and other party supplies and decorations anything needed for a child’s birthday party. The items will be distributed to local food banks to be given to children in need. We will have a collection box in our chapel for the items collected. Let’s join this effort to make sure every child has a great birthday.