Joy and Sacrifice

Today, this day before Thanksgiving Day, we prepare to celebrate and give thanks for God’s generosity. Generosity it is the basis of his authority in our life. His generosity in giving us life, salvation through Christ, community, talent, daily provisions, friends, and communion.

The joy of community continues with two significant events in the future. On Wednesday, December 6, is our third annual Christmas party, from to 7 – 10 p.m. This is a special event highlighting our desire to create an enjoyable experience for you and for those you invite to celebrate the season together. In the past, this has been held at the Arboretum. But, because the crowds continue to grow, our Christmas party is being held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum (6911 Lemmon Ave), near love Field. As in the past, we will offer light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a band and a dance floor. It is truly an amazing event and if you haven’t gone before you must come. If you have, then you know to come. Let me encourage each of you to invite two or three friends or family members. You can RSVP HERE

A next significant event for ASD is our Groundbreaking Ceremony for our new building on Saturday December 9th at 10:00 am at our new building site! So many of you have sacrificed your time, talent and treasure to make this come true. The Crossroads committee and design team has been working for six months in weekly meetings with architects, contractors, finance committees, etc. We are now ready for this event as work will begin on our new building. You are invited for this time together to prayer walk our building, worship, pray and knock down a brick or two, dig the first shovel of dirt etc.  Make plans to join us, invite your friends and family. After our time together, those who want can enjoy a brunch at the Farmers’ Market or some other surrounding eating-place. 

Make plans to join the ASD community at these special events. They are both outreach events, especially the Christmas Party. Each event offers you opportunities to join in community and invite others.

Finally, this coming Sunday, November 26, is Christ the King Sunday. It is the last Sunday of this liturgical year. The sermon for this Sunday and the following Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent, will focus on the need “to pay close attention to what we’ve heard lest we drift away from it.” Hebrews 2:1. The message will rock your world a bit. It will be disturbing and encouraging as it relates to the Father’s love for us. Come and see. 

Faithfully,

+Philip