I'm writing you this letter to let you know about some of the latest news and events that are coming up at Ascent Church...
I am sitting in a coffee shop in Shelton, WA., which is about six hours away from Prineville, writing this letter and preparing for Simeon and Tandy's wedding ceremony. It is an honor and privilege to officiate their wedding—they are a precious young couple, who call our church their family and home (Simeon is part of the worship team, and Tandy is Dean and Jill Bonnano's daughter, and she also helps with our middle school students). There is no other sacred relationship we have here on earth than the marriage relationship—when the Apostle Paul was speaking of the marriage relationship in Ephesians chapter five, he likened it to our relationship with God, our Father.
I ask you as a church family to pray for this young couple as they begin a new phase in their journey together and with Jesus! Also, pray for me as I prepare for their ceremony, and for the words I speak during their ceremony—pray that I may represent the things of Christ clearly and well.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Fina and I miss you, and know that while we will be physically absent with you this Sunday, we will be worshiping our Father in heaven with you in Spirit and Truth. Make much of Jesus this Sunday!
Grace and Peace,