MCCC Weekly Update – April 18, 2022
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! How wonderful it was to hear the sound of the choir inside our church again. We were also blessed to hear Jon Bozeka sing a solo of “Beautiful City”. If you haven’t seen the video from Sunday yet, I encourage you to check it out. We are so fortunate to have so many beautifully blended voices in our midst! Hallelujah!!
Below is the Weekly Calendar of Events for April 18th – April 24th. Please note that our final Howard Thurman Book Study is Wednesday, April 20th via Zoom. The link will be posted soon. This Sunday, will be our 4C’s collection (Items needed are: Tea, Laundry Detergent, & Boxed Jello or Pudding), and our Board meeting is scheduled for Sunday but the time has been changed to 1-2pm. (As of this writing I do not know if it will be via Zoom or in-person – but will keep you posted!) Also note that the Mantua Restoration Society will be having their eat-in or take-out lunch at the Mantua Center School on Sunday from 12-2pm. Donations are gratefully accepted! I have also attached the flyer for the Benefit Concert for the Cleveland Clinic NICU. The concert is this Sunday and if you cannot attend, you are welcome to donate to this worthy cause!
Through Lent and Holy Week, our selected theme “Full to the Brim” by Sanctified Art has remained consistent. I didn’t realize when this started, how uplifting this theme could be, but I find myself looking at life through this new lens. When I’m out in nature, I find myself more captivated at EVERYTHING that God has created. When I’m helping a friend, I find myself really focusing on the moment and all I can do to make their situation better, AND feeling blessed that I was able to help! And, my list goes on. As the Sanctified Art Creative Team so eloquently stated, “Full to the Brim reminds us to live fully – as we pursue justice and hope, or express grief and gratitude. And so . . . . let us trust FULLY that we belong to God. Let us increase our capacity to receive and give grace. Let us discover the expansive life God dreams for us.”
And so I say, let us carry this theme, “Full to the Brim,” in all we do going forward. Live life “Full to the Brim” – until it overflows with God’s grace!
Blessings to all,