Life is made meaningful by relationships, the most meaningful of which is that between a man and a woman in marriage. Peter called it "the grace of life" (I Peter 3:7). Yet the fulfillment of that relationship is elusive. A marriage that continually gets better, richer and more satisfying is rare today. However, when it comes together, matching the divine design, marriage takes on sacred depths. It becomes an interweaving of souls so deeply connected that the Apostle Paul uses the term "mystery" to describe it.
This Sunday at 9:30am, we will dive deep into Ephesians 5, as we hear from Paul on the topic of marriage. In Ephesians 5:22-33, Paul will point us to Christ as the supreme role model for how both husbands and wives are to function within the context of the marriage relationship. Husbands and wives, are you ready to take up the challenge? Are you ready to ask yourself some probing questions and to commit to taking steps toward a close-knit relationship with your spouse? Join us on Sunday, as worship God passionately, connect with one another authentically and grow in our relationship with God and others...especially our spouse.
Not married?....Consider joining us anyway, as the biblical principles we will look at on Sunday informs us that everything we do in the Christian life is to be governed by godly, Christlike behavior: humility, gentleness, patience, tolerance, love and mutual submission. How we conduct ourselves in our relationships should bring glory to God, recognizing that we're living testimonies of His undeserved grace and life-giving love. Join us on Sunday at 9:30am.
Adult Discipleship Class Study: Stick around after our service as we continue our study through Psalm 119. Psalm 119 is a heartfelt prayer from the Psalmist, that can be used as a tool to transform your affection to love God's Word more.
Trunk o' Treat: Mark your calendars for our annual Trunk O' Treat neighborhood outreach event, which will take place on Saturday, October 28th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and will include food, candy, carnival games, a bounce house, hay ride, pumpkins and more. Volunteer sign-ups and candy donations will begin this Sunday. Please spread the word to your neighbors, friends and relatives.
Dusty's Heart Apartment Ministry (Kelly Nelson): Calvary Parkside is excited to be a part of their pantry and bottle drive. This Sunday, we will begin collecting toilet paper, paper towels and/or laundry soap for the pantry. There will also be a van in the parking lot, (labeled Dusty's Heart) where you can drop of your cans and bottles. Thank you for partnering with us as we focus on meeting needs, building relationships with our neighbors, and presenting them with the Gospel.
Thank you for being a church that values prayer.
See you Sunday!