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Pastoral Concerns for the Week of October 4, 2020

Greetings Metropolitan family and friends, Fall is in the air, and we are in the final quarter of the year. Let us commit ourselves anew to finding more meaningful ways to worship, liberate, and serve together. Please be reminded that we will serve Holy Communion as a part of our virtual worship experience on Sunday. Not only is the altar at Metropolitan holy; the tables in our homes and the food we share are holy because they are God’s good gifts to us. We invite you to create your own communion table at home and to use bread and grape juice or wine. If you don’t have these items, pray and be directed by God’s Spirit for an acceptable substitute.  Weekday "Meditations with Metropolitan" continue this week from 7-7:15 am Monday through Friday. If you would like to offer a meditation or have prayer requests, email the Morning Meditations Team at If you miss a mediation or have not ever joined the calls, they are available on our YouTube page for your convenience. Thank you to everyone who joined the Youth and Money series. We say a special thank you to Brother Lewis Choice for conducting it. This week, a new Youth and Family Ministry series begins. The Virtual Fall Retreat series is inspired by Proverbs 31: 8-9 and will focus on the theme “I will use my voice and speak up for justice.” The opening session for the series will be this Monday at 6:30pm and will use the regular Youth and Family Ministry Zoom meeting ID. For more information, email Noonday and Pastor's Study continue this week. We look forward to seeing you as we engage in Proverbs and Romans. If you have not joined us before, join us this Wednesday. You’ll be glad you did. The Church School cordially invites you to our Annual Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at 11 am. The theme is "Welcome Back." Join us via Zoom using the Adult Class Zoom Meeting ID noted below. We celebrate with Sis. Ellen Fizer in the release of her book And He Did Have Something to Say: Our story of Rev. Rufus King Young, Sr.  The book is short story about her father and her life as a preacher’s kid. It may be ordered on Amazon and Barnes and Noble as well as from the publisher We continue to be grateful for your generosity. As you know, there are three ways to give: via check mailed to Metropolitan AME Church, via credit card on the website, and via text or Cash App. To text to give, text "metro1518" to 73256; our Cash App handle is $MetropolitanAME. Please be in prayer for all who have experienced loss recently and those who continue to experience grief. In particular, we lift up Sis. Leandra Cook, who suffered a loss, and Atty. Matthew Shannon, in the passing of his sister.  Please continue to pray for health, strength, and healing for Rev. Aisha Karimah, Sis. Priscilla Ryder, Sis. Ruby Joyce, Dr. Charles Curry, Deaconess Mary Burroughs, Deaconess Jeanette Spicer, and Mother Ethel Delaney Lee. Your faithfulness continues to be a testament to our joy and resilience in these challenging times. We hope you will stay connected with us—daily for morning meditation, on Wednesdays for study, on Saturdays for Cafe MET, and on Sundays for worship. Grace and Peace, Bill Lamar


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