Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with God and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.
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Worship at MCC
Our worship is a response to God's love for us. It involves clergy and lay people, young and old, male and female. (Galatians 3:28)
Communion is the highlight and climax of each service. It is a remembrance of Jesus' greatest act of love- the laying down of his life. Everything we are and everything we do- singing, praying, reading scripture, and preaching- all lead to, and proceed from, Christ's table. We believe Jesus offers Himself wholly to all. Thus, the Lord’s Supper is open to all. And "all" means all.
YOU are welcome.
Rev. April McClure Stewart was born and raised in Eureka, IL. She graduated from Eureka College with a B.A. in Vocal Performance. She received her M.Div. from Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, KY. April served as an associate pastor for youth then as a solo pastor. In 2009, she left pulpit ministry to embrace the ministry of motherhood. She home educates her six children, ages 15-2 with her husband, Dennis, an engineer.
April returned to ministry as Pastor of Worship at Roanoke Mennonite Church in Roanoke, IL in 2017. She serves as the 2020 Cohort Leader for the School for Ministry. She was called to MCC in August 2020.
See Rev. April's MCC blog here.