Advent comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit.” During the season of Advent, we prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ. We remember Israel’s, and our, longing for a Messiah, to save and deliver us.
Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward to anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by His first coming. Join us in-person or online as we begin our new Advent series.
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My wife, Liz, and I just celebrated our 4 year marriage anniversary two days ago. I know four years isn’t a long time but we were reflecting on how well we know each other. And yet we still have a good chance of going another 40 years together as well. I was reminded of God making Adam and Eve and joining them together to become one flesh. Liz and I are one flesh now and yet have years of growth of becoming more unified, more bonded, and growing into the relationship that God designed for us. In Matthew 5 Jesus addresses divorce and the brokenness of marriage by being allowed to offer a ‘certificate of divorce’. He further explains in Matthew 19:8 “because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.”
From the beginning God created marriage. From the beginning God made marriage with the highest value. From the beginning God made marriage his greatest creation; He took man and woman and made them one. If we begin to hold marriage with this type of holiness, we are left with two options:
1. We can respond how the disciples did in Matthew 19:10 “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.” We can say marriage is too holy, too highly regarded, and therefore should not be participated in.
2. We can respond with a worship of who God is. That He would create something this holy that we may participate in. That we get to love our spouse the same way Jesus loves His church.
In-Person Service Information
Registration will now be open two weeks in advance to join in person at Aggie Park at 10am. You can register for service by clicking on the links below. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available with safety protocols put in place to help keep us all safe. Please review our safety protocols prior to attending by clicking here. Doors will open at 9:40am so feel free to come early and say hello! We will still be live-streaming our service on Sunday at 10am on Facebook, YouTube and our website. We hope you will join us in what ever way you feel most comfortable and safe.
Blueprint Ministries Gift Purchasing
Join us in partnering with one of our Missional Partners, Blueprint Ministries, in gifting homeowners with essential items. This year, gifts includes items that range from $25-$50. You can choose to purchase for an individual or your family can adopt another family! Then, join us December 6th for a special service at Blueprint Ministries at 10am and gift delivery after service. If you’re unable to deliver your gift, you can bring your gift to Aggie Park on November 22nd or 29th. If you would like to purchase a gift for an individual or family you can click here to sign up.
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If we can pray for you, please contact your parish pastor directly or you can submit a prayer request by clicking here. We have a prayer team who will join you in prayer.
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