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You'll Never Be Denied Communion at MCCLV

Did you see that communion is in the news again? The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco has denied communion to Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, due to her stance on abortion. The politicization of communion is a tragedy and excluding people from sacraments and spiritual practices is always a sin.

As you may know, MCCLV has long practiced an inclusive communion. No matter what participants believe spiritually or politically, all are always welcome at the table God has prepared through MCCLV. No matter one's gender identity or sexual orientation, all of God's beloved ones are invited to partake in sharing the bread and the cup. No matter one's status in society all are welcome to taste and see the goodness of the Lord. Have you been unable to attend in-person worship services? Communion may be brought to you. Give a call to the church at 484-202-0149 and we will serve you.
Plug Into An Infinite Power Source

Enjoy an excerpt below from Rev. Goudy's most recent Morning Call newspaper "Faith & Values" column, "Plug Into An Infinite Power Source:"

In the church, energy is not something that is self-generated. A praying person may become physically tired on occasion because life brings with it some draining seasons. However, a person who relies on the Spirit does not experience spiritual impoverishment because they know an inexhaustible supply of energy is available. Plugging into an infinite power source always revitalizes an individual and a faith community.

Personal effort is a necessary and good start, but any work in the church is brought to completion by the Spirit. In his first letter to the church in Corinth, Paul wrote: “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God” (1 Corinthians 2:12). Spiritual gifts are not earned or deserved, they are lovingly entrusted to people by a gracious God. Talents are things that come to people naturally while a gift of the Spirit is provided to people supernaturally. God gives the spiritual gifts, along with energy, so that the beloved community may continue to be constructed on earth as it is in heaven.
Take Some Time to Retreat

Need some time along the river to listen for God and join with God's people? MCCLV’s Annual Retreat will be held in-person on Saturday, June 11 from 11am to 3pm at the home of Jeff & Ray Joseph on the banks of the Lehigh River. Enjoy a time of fun and fellowship with church folks! To RSVP and receive more information, write to Minister for Administration, Ray Joseph at RayJoseph@mcclv.info
Healing Our Most Drama-Filled Relationship

Join MCCLV for a fun and enlightening two-part series in June titled “Healing Our Most Drama-Filled Relationship.” The classes will focus on developing a healthier and more spiritual relationship with money. Jesus had a lot to say about money and all churches are called to teach on the gracious sharing of resources. Learn more and join in on Tuesdays, June 14 & 21 at 6pm online via Zoom: http://us02web.zoom.us/j/87606248826
(Meeting ID: 876 0624 8826) or gather in-person at 7pm in the Social Hall.
This Week @ MCCLV

Online Centering Prayer 
TONIGHT 
Tuesday, May 24 @ 5pm ET
To receive the Zoom information, contact MCCLV's Minister for Administration, Ray Joseph, at RayJoseph@mcclv.info

Online Adult Spiritual Formation
Sunday, May 29 @ 10am ET

Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85112503116
Meeting ID: 851 1250 3116
Led by Karl Steiner

In-Person Children's Ministry
Sunday, May 29 @ 11:30am

For more information, contact Children's Ministry Coordinator Tirsa Rothman at 484-202-0149

In-Person & Online Inspirational Worship
Sunday, May 29 @ 11:30am ET

Join on site or via the church's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MCCLehigh

In-Person & Online Fellowship
Sunday, May 29 @ 12:30pm ET
Join in the church's entryway or, if online, stay on the broadcast and chat via the comments
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