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September 17, 2020

MCA family,

I am cheering you on and wanted to check in and provide another weekly update. We are excited to be taking steps forward as a church! We have relaunched our Sunday School classes and invite you to come and join us!

UPDATE ITEMS

  • Our weekly Sunday schedule will have services at 8:30 & 11AM, with Sunday School from 9:45- 10:35. We will be streaming the worship service in its entirety at 8:30AM.

  • Pray for Keith Tennefoss who suffered a knee injury and will be having surgery.

  • Let’s keep banding together in the face of challenges!

  • Please let us know how we can best serve you.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

John Risner
Lead Pastor

 

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September 3, 2020

MCA family,

I am praying for you! The scriptures call us to, “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10) Let’s keep encouraging one another and working together for God’s glory as we continue taking steps forward as a church. 

UPDATE ITEMS

  • Join us for the community worship service at 10AM this Sunday, September 6 at the park near Fredericksburg Elementary. Since this is an outdoor service and we do not expect folks to wear masks. :)
  • We are resuming Sunday School on Sunday, September 13. This will take place between our worship services at 9:45AM.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any member of the MCA staff.

John Risner
Lead Pastor

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12 


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August 26, 2020

MCA family,

I am praying for you! I began fervently praying for unity at MCA in June of 2019 not knowing how desperately we would need to band together in 2020. Let’s stay connected to one another and stay focused on our mission to share the life giving power of Jesus with the world.

God is teaching me so much this year! How exciting to think that the Lord is shaping and transforming us even more into Christlikeness. Let’s stay humble as we face these challenges together.

We could all use a good dose of encouragement right now. Tonight is our fall kickoff for high school ministry, our Sunday School will resume in September, and we are most excited about the stories of God at work in people’s lives. MCA is not a building. It is a church. And a church is a vibrant community centered on Jesus. Not programs, not events, not brick and mortar, but living, breathing individuals sharing life together and living on mission to make disciples. We shut down ONLY when we stop fruitful ministry to one another and to our neighbors.

We are not going to let silly things divide and distract us. We are not going to compare our ministry with the megachurch in SoCal. We are going to keep moving forward together, and be obedient to the Lord with what he has entrusted to us.

Thank you for the ways you have been supportive and encouraging during this time. In a world filled with anger and ugliness, let’s keep modeling grace and love.

UPDATE ITEMS

  • We are moving to step 3 in our relaunch plan on Sunday, September 13. This means adding a Sunday school hour, and nursery care during the services.
  • We will be holding a child dedication service that Sunday (Sept 13) as well. Please let us know if you would like to participate.
  • We will continue to offer two services on Sunday mornings, at 8:30 & 11AM. Consider inviting a friend to come and worship with us! We are also streaming live on Facebook Live and Youtube at 8:30 on Sundays.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or any member of the MCA staff.

John Risner
Lead Pastor

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal.
Philippians 3:13



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August 19, 2020

MCA family,

It is back to school season and at MCA we are excited to be back at church! We realize that this has been a difficult season for all of us. We are committed to keep moving forward together and pursuing our vision of sharing the life giving power of Jesus with the world.

UPDATE ITEMS

  • We are making plans for step 3 in our relaunch plan by adding a Sunday school hour, beginning on September 13. This will include nursery care during the services, children’s Sunday school, and core group time. We will be holding a child dedication service that Sunday as well. Please let us know if you would like to participate.
  • Gifts Committee is contacting people soon regarding ministry opportunities. If you are interested in joining one of our ministry teams, please let us know and we will equip you to serve.
  • We will be holding in house worship services this weekend. We will have services at 8:30AM & 11AM, as well as online (starting at 8:30AM). After three weeks of online services, we resumed here last weekend and had a great time of ministry!

ACTION STEPS

STAY CONNECTED – talk with others in your core group, share prayer requests, and attend a service in person or online.

STAY THANKFUL – Thank the Lord for his blessings and remember the goodness of God.

STAY STRONG  - This challenging season will not break you! Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and keep moving forward, trusting the Lord.

John Risner
Lead Pastor

Surely the righteous will never be shaken…
They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Psalm 112:6-7


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August 12, 2020

MCA family,

We realize that this has been a difficult season for all of us. We are committed to praying for you and want you to know that our staff is here to serve you. This year has brought many frustrations and disappointments, but we will get through this!

UPDATE ITEMS

  • We will be resuming in house worship services this weekend. We will have services at 8:30AM & 11:00AM, as well as online (starting at 8:30AM).
  • We are looking for Sunday school teachers. Please contact Keith Tennefoss if interested. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • We will be holding a child dedication service on Sunday, September 13. Please let us know if you would like to participate.

ACTION STEPS

PRAY – Look to the Lord. He will guide us and help us through.  
CONNECT – Stay connected with your friends and core group members. Share prayer requests, and make plans to join us on August 16.

John Risner
Lead Pastor

Friends always show their love. What are brothers for if not to share troubles?
Proverbs 17:17


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August 5, 2020

MCA family,

We are feeling the weight and strain of the pandemic. It is usually the first thing we hear about on the radio, sports center, news and social media. My favorite book of the Bible is Colossians. In chapter 3 Paul encourages us to seek the Lord and to “…set our minds on the things above, not on things that are on earth…” We cannot completely shut off the noise around us, but we can choose to turn our focus and thoughts to the one who is in control. Be encouraged, extend grace and love to those around you.

UPDATE ITEMS

  • We are looking for volunteers to help in various Children’s Ministry areas. Sunday School, Children’s Church and JAM. We do not know when those programs will start up, but we want to have volunteers in place and ready to go. Please contact Keith if you can help. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • We are also looking for volunteers interested in serving Sunday Mornings on our Visual Tech Team. Training sessions will be held Thursday nights. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Keith. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • We would like to finalize our transition to the new MCA Mobile App by the end of August. If you have not started using the new Church App please visit mcachurch.org/give to download the new app.
  • Be sure to join us Sunday mornings for our online worship service. The service will stream on Facebook and YouTube at 10AM.

ACTION STEPS

PRAY – Look to the Lord. He will guide us and help us through.  

CONNECT – Stay connected with your friends and core group members. Share prayer requests, and make plans for an event on August 16 in lieu of the church picnic.

Keith Tennefoss
Administrator

As those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another and forgiving each other…” < br/> Colossians 3:12-13


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July 29, 2020

MCA family,

We have shifted back to doing worship services online. We will be going live at 10AM this Sunday, August 2. I know that this year has brough many frustrations and disappointments, but we will get through this! 

UPDATE ITEMS

  • Our shift to online services at MCA will continue for the time being with services at 10AM streaming online. 
  • Our library is being repurposed and you are welcome to come and help yourself to books and DVDs during normal office hours. Contact Rita if you have questions. 

ACTION STEPS

PRAY – Look to the Lord. He will guide us and help us through.  

CONNECT – Stay connected with your friends and core group members. Share prayer requests, and make plans for an event on August 16 in lieu of the church picnic. 

John Risner
Lead Pastor

Friends always show their love. What are brothers for if not to share troubles? 

Proverbs 17:17