Monday, December 1, 2008

Austin's First Sermon!

Ok, so not only did Aaron get baptised sunday morning, but Austin had his first opportunity to preach a sermon!

Not only did he preach it once-but twice! First and Second Service. I'm hoping I'll be able to get a video or at least an audio posted so you can listen to it as well. He did a GREAT job! Adam and I are very proud of how he is commiting his life to Christ. Our prayers have been answered!

This sermon ended up being several firsts for the Aberle family. Particularly, for Austin. He wore his very first 3 piece suit (even though he decided to leave the vest at home). That was quite an adventure! He and Adam went shopping for a suit, just for his sermon! I know he'll get many years of use out of that suit. Growing up, you only got nice clothing like that because you were growing up! And because you were almost full grown! I can't believe how quickly the years have passed! Is he really preparing for college...already?!?

Another first, was that Austin played the drums in his fancy suit and fancy shoes! Austin played the first song because it was a youth sunday (the youth praise team assists the adult praise team and other important rolls). On the fifth Sunday of each month the youth get up and help in whatever way they can with serving the congregation. (Which leads to an opportunity for the youth to do things like...serve communion, pray, greet, preach, play music, run sound and projection etc.) All in an effort to teach students a love for serving.

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