I am so grateful for John and Susan Yates: they and their church launched Restoration 9 years ago. They believed in God’s power to birth a new community in Arlington, they believed in how God might use me to lead it, and they believed in us- that we would creatively and strategically build something that would last and influence our county. Thank you, God for the Yates’.
John and Susan have been married for 46 years (5 kids, 21 grandkids) and they have coached thousands (really) of couples with tips and advice on how to strengthen their marriage. I appreciate the hard work they have done to articulate the principles and guidelines that have served them over the course of their marriage. It’s one thing to be faithful to each other over such a long season. It’s another to be able to pass that on to folks who are coming up behind you. That’s a gift to me and to many.
We will change things up a bit on February 18. We all have our routines and so I am sensitive to the disruption that change brings. We are not doing this haphazardly. We intend to provide you with meaningful help and hope.
We will have our normal Eucharistic Liturgy at our 9:00am and 11:00am. It is the first Sunday of Lent and I will be preaching from 1 Corinthians 5.
Then at 5:00pm, we will host John and Susan for a 90 minute seminar on ‘Making a Marriage Last’. They will teach from the Scriptures and from their life. There will be opportunities for Q&A. Everyone is invited to attend. In fact, I would love for EVERYONE in our congregation to come back at 5 to hear what they have to say. We will have nursery and a kid movie for children 5th grade and below.
From time to time we want to provide extra teaching on topics that are important to our congregation and to our neighbors. I hope you will make this evening a priority and maybe invite a friend to come with you.