Returning to Service THIS Sunday

We look forward to gathering with some of you for in-person service this Sunday at Aggie Park. Please review our safety procedures prior to attending by clicking here. If you would like to register to attend this Sunday, we still have indoor and outdoor seating available. You can register for this Sunday’s service by clicking here. Doors will open at 9:40am in order to allow for enough time to usher everyone to their seats in time for the service. We will still be live-streaming our service on Sunday at 10am on Facebook and YouTube. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.


Devotional

As we prepare to meet in person this week, I am filled with a mix of emotions. My entire life has been based around church involvement, which has included attending Sunday morning services. Obviously that has looked very different over the past six months and I am anxiously awaiting seeing the faces of my church family. Even though it will look much different than what we are all used to, my soul longs to worship with others. Psalm 63 speaks perfectly to the excitement and longing I am experiencing:

“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.”

In many ways, my soul and body have longed for corporate worship where we can glorify God and behold His glory in one another. We hope you will join us either in person or online for a time of worship, celebration and encouragement. 

~Mike Defrees

Midtown Parish Pastor


6 Week Studies

There is still time to register for the 6 week studies starting Monday, September 13th. These studies will meet via ZOOM 8-9:30pm. To register for a study you can click here.

COMPASSION & CONVICTION
Leader: Terri Pease and Lindsey Wright
In a polarized country, it often seems like we are constantly forced to choose between two candidates or policies that fall short of our Christian values and witness. The world gives us a false dichotomy of choices that leaves little room for nuance or compromise. In frustration, many Christians opt out of the political process altogether, but what if there is a third way? During this six-week study, we will use the book Compassion and Conviction by Justin Giboney, Michael Wear, and Chris Butler as a guide to show us why and how we, as Christians, should engage in politics. We will discuss topics such as: Church & State; Messaging & Rhetoric; Politics & Race; and Civility & Political Culture. We will also work through exercises to help us learn how to facilitate constructive and meaningful conversations about politics.

THE MINOR PROPHETS- DISCERNMENT IN DIFFICULT TIMES
Leader: Chris Nikkel and Steve Mathis
The minor prophets are often overlooked due to the seemingly obscure times in which they lived and the harshness of their messages. In this study, we will be diving deep into their contexts, unpacking what they said and to whom and to what end. What we hope to discover and apply is how the voice of the prophet is a bold, discerning presence in the midst of a world teetering on destruction and a faith community flirting with assimilation. Join us for prayer, study, and discussion.

WHAT THE WOMEN SAW- WOMEN’S STUDY
Leader: Nancy Gaines and All Parish Co-Hosts
Do women matter to the kingdom of God? Jesus was surrounded by both men and women during his ministry on earth. He saw, valued, and cared for women, and he still does today. In this study you will discover who Jesus is through the unique perspective of women in the Bible such as Mary, Martha, Mary Magdalene and others. You will learn from their faith and failures, and be reminded that Jesus cared for and valued the women he was surrounded by. He equipped them, listened to them, walked with them, healed them, and empowered them. And he does the same for you now. This women’s, all parish study will focus on discovering Jesus through the eyes of women. We will watch a 10 minute video from Jennie Allen, Jada Edwards, Sadie Robertson Huff, and Bianca Olthoff, and discuss how each of us has a significant role in the kingdom of God and that women play a huge part in the kingdom of God, and we have all been given a job to do: spread the gospel.


Church Lobby Sunday Mornings

We are still gathering on ZOOM Sunday mornings for The Church Lobby. We are changing our gathering time to 9:10am until 9:40am. We will be doing a walk through of what an in-person Sunday service will look like at Aggie Park from entrance to exit. Afterwards, join us online for our church streaming service at 10am. Can’t wait to see you this Sunday! Click here to join the ZOOM call Sunday.

Sunday’s Family Ministry Lesson

Parents, your kids can participate with us on Sunday mornings at 10am during our special Family Ministry segment each week. This week, kids will be coloring a David dancing finger puppet. Print it out, draw your own, or pick up one at Aggie Park Sunday. Click here to download the kid’s page. Also, the Say Cheese week 3 video has been uploaded, click here to view.

Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer

Join us Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM on Facebook Live or YouTube Live for a time of worship and prayer. We look forward to interacting in real time as we re-center our hearts on what God is doing.

Church Chats

Join us every Thursday morning on Facebook Live at 10am for Church Chat. We will have some pastors from our church community gather to discuss topics and questions sent to us from you, our church family. To submit questions, email questions@theparksa.org.

Covid-19 Needs and Assistance

The Park is still gathering the needs of our community. We have created a way for you to request assistance. If you have a need you can click here.

If you are able to offer assistance to others you can click here.

Stay in Contact

If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or send us an email at prayer@theparksa.org.

If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at info@theparksa.org

%d bloggers like this: