Heart of the Rockies Christian Church in Fort Collins, CO

Advent Music Sunday

Sunday, December 11 // 10 a.m. MST

As far as Joseph knows, according to Matthew’s gospel, his new wife has been unfaithful to him and broken their marriage contract. And yet, instead of punishment, he chooses not to publicly disgrace or humiliate her. This interruption in his life becomes a holy invitation when the angel comes to him in a dream and says, “Do not be afraid.” When he awakes, Joseph once again has the courage to choose a better way. He chooses to stay with Mary, to become an adoptive parent. He chooses peace over violence, grace over condemnation. When have our ancestors also chosen a better way, and when have they not?

Isaiah 35 is a vision of what happens when we choose a better way: the wilderness blooms, water breaks forth in the desert, eyes are opened, ears are unstopped, sorrow and sadness flee away. A highway shall appear and it will become a holy way.

Hear these Advent messages come to life in words and song, including handbells, Praise Band, vocal ensembles, and solos.