Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A thrilling Easter Sunday

Alleulia! Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Some observations about the day:

50 early birds came for the sunrise service.

Kevin's group played so well.  Their version of "Christ Is Risen" set the tone for the entire service.

It was hard to concentrate during the 6:30 service.  Must have been the smell of bacon!

It was a joy to visit with so many guests in between services.

The breakfast our Fellowship Committee and youth hosted had to have been the best in town! They served everything you would want in a breakfast and it was delicious!

Our 8:30 and 10:30 services featured the best music we've ever presented.  Dale and Rich on trumpet, played with Annie on the hymns; Annie and Dale accompanied the Bell Choir on a beautiful new arrangement of "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today;" the Adult Choir knocked their song out of the park, so to speak; Annie and Jan offered a beautiful offertory.  The music simply could not have been better and it helped us all celebrate our Lord's resurrection with great, great joy!

The kids had a very successful egg hunt.  Made me wish that we had an egg hunt for adults.  After all, I like Double Bubble gum too.

Many worshippers told me how touched they were by the "Amazed" video that played prior to the sermon. The music bed, "Your Grace Still Amazes Me," was perfect.

Over 700 came to our weekend services.  We were pleased to proclaim the Gospel to so many.  We made some new friends and hope to see them again.