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Worship This Sunday
Shared MCC Worship
Holy, holy, holy: Blessed Trinity! Gather together this Sunday as we celebrate the Trinity, pondering as Intern Samuel preaches on what it means that the Triune God is inherently relational and communal. The shared service in and from the Blessing Room at 10:15 will include Holy Communion; please have elements ready if you are worshipping online.
We’ll also be recognizing and celebrating our graduating high school seniors, blessing them for what comes next.
Also as part of worship on Sunday, the Advent Mission Endowment will be awarding some of its biannual grants, including scholarships for a number of MCC students, support for the First Nations garden display, Jeff Wild’s work turning guns to garden tools, the Border Servant Corps as well as Iris Ohlrogge’s upcoming service to an orphanage in Honduras. You can support more good work with your contribution.
Adult Ed: Same & Different—Campus Ministry
For our second-to-last session of adult ed at 9:00 in the Covenant Room, we’ll be hearing about campus ministry, coinciding with our celebrations of the end of the school year. Michael Burch, exec. dir. of The Crossing (UCC ministry along with United Methodists and American Baptists), and Tim Dean, chair of the Lutheran Campus Ministry board, will talk about on doing campus ministry at UW specifically and focus our attention on how Lutheran & Crossing students engage social justice on issues like anti-racism, interfaith collaboration, and food insecurity.
Video of Iris Ohlrogge and Border Immersion
Last week in Adult Ed, Iris Ohlrogge shared her experience with the ELCA Young Adults Border Immersion experience. It was informative and inspiring. Check out the Zoom recording here. You can also see her slides here and her outline notes here. A few handouts also remain available at the Welcome Center.
Faith Formation this Week
Looking forward to seeing you Sunday at 9am. Please wear sunscreen as we'll spend about half the hour outside!
Senior Recognition at MCC
This year MCC has eleven seniors getting ready for the next chapters of their lives. Click here to find more information about Ben, Lenny, Gabby, Anne, Parker, Riley, Muriel, Peter, Flora, Olivia, and Hannah. The tables in the Shalom Room where you can write special messages to fill vessels donated by Joanne Kirkland for each youth will be available for one more week. THIS Sunday, each youth will receive their vessel and a prayer shawl donated by the PURLS as we recognize them at a shared MCC service.
Worship—Looking Ahead to Summer
Our program year schedule runs through the school year. We transition to summer on June 18, when worship begins at 9:30am. Also on June 18, we will have a special combined worship service with Middleton UCC at *Forward Gardens*, out Old Sauk Rd. Plan to bring a chair.
And More Summer Worship!
Mark your calendars for our series of summer midweek services around the memorial garden. We’ll begin with catered supper at 5:30 (freewill offering), and then transition to worship and activities, finishing by 7:00. This year we’ll be using the rainbow to explore living our faith. Wear red for the first week. Sessions are:
Wednesdays June 14 & 28
Thursdays July 6 & 20
Tuesdays August 1 & 15
Back to BYOB Bible Study
The Monday Bible study to talk about the coming Sunday's readings is moving back to the Memorial Garden for the summer. You're welcome to join us any week at 6:00pm.
Join Perspire guys at Capital Biergarten on Thursday, June 8 at 5:00, or sometime after. You’re welcome to come even if you’re not a Perspire guy and just want to come for happy hour! (Perspire guys are also doing breakfast tomorrow morning at 7:00am at Prairie Café.)
MCC Salad Supper
The women of MCC invite you to our annual Salad Supper the evening of Tuesday, June 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Our speaker is Adrienne Brannen from Days for Girls in Madison, an organization that focuses on women's health, menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social entrepreneurs, mobilizing volunteers and innovating sustainable solutions to help end stigma and limitations for women and girls.
Supper will be held outdoors on our beautiful grounds in a large tent. We feature delicious salads and the exciting company of our MCC friends. Please mark your calendars and join us for an educational, exciting and tasty night. A sign-up can be found in the Shalom Room or here. All are welcome!
The MCC prairie is bursting with new beauties every day. Spiderwort is just starting to show, soon to be a blanket of purple. Check out the MCC Facebook page to keep track of what's blooming throughout the spring and summer!
Kids in the Garden this Summer
The Kids in the Garden program will run this summer, June 27 and go through August 8. It will meet on Tuesdays with the kids at the MCC from 10-11:30 a.m. The children range in age from 5-10 and participate in garden activities as well as nature-based crafts. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 9:45 and stay till 11:45. So if you would like to be part of this fun mission, be sure to choose Kids in the Garden on the MSP volunteer site, and when the schedule comes out for the summer in late May, you can sign up for specific dates and your preference for the garden or craft area.
MCC Library News and a Request
he MCC Library group met this week and began making plans for all the books that have stacked up during the pandemic. (You may have seen a subset of these books that had been winnowed out for the recent "Free to a good home" giveaway.) We could use your help, though: Do you have a decent bookshelf looking for a new home? Contact Lisa Johnsen and let her know. Also, if you're interested in joining the group please do! Let Lisa or the office know and we'll loop you into communications. Thank you!
Invitation from First Nations Task Force
The WI Council of Churches has put out a call to congregational support of the Brothertown Indian Nation's quest to regain federal recognition. Wisconsin is home to eleven federally recognized tribes, but there is a twelfth Native tribe, the Brothertown Indian Nation, that is seeking to have its federal recognition restored (visit the Brothertown website to learn more). They ask for the support of the members of the WI Council of Churches as a matter of justice, so that a community that has endured wars, disease, repeated displacement and loss of land due to European and American colonization can once again take control over its destiny and improve the lives of its members. The MCC First Nations Task Force will have a table in the Shalom Room on Sunday - please stop by and sign the petition.
"Namaste” Is 10 Years Old
The marble sculpture that overlooks the outdoor labyrinth is 10 years old this year. Created by Don Tubesing in 2013, Don named her “Namaste” for her hands come together in the namaste posture. She greets all who pass by, as if to say, “The holy in me greets the holy in you.” And thus all are blessed by Namaste.
Friends of Tree Lane
We are looking for items for a family who is expecting twins. The babies are due in August but may arrive up to 4 weeks early. If you have any of these things to offer –new or secondhand in good conditon– we'd love to collect your contributions. Drop off with Katie Leach at 10 Drumhill Circle (bench on front porch) or drop off or ship to:
Support Services, Attn: Kenyatta Moore
7933 Tree Lane Suite 127
Madison, WI 53717
Lussier Food Pantry Donations
Thanks to all who donated needed food items for Lussier this week. The items were brought to the food pantry Tuesday ready for families to pick up Wednesday night. The needs continue, so when shopping this weekend, add an item or 2 to your cart and place them in the MCC donation center. Items needed include: pasta sauce, canned peas, corn, and pears, Kraft Mac & Cheese, sugar, white rice. Thank you for your generosity!