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Archive for April 10, 2009


Apr 10

A Couple Reminders for Sunday

2009 | by Ryan Kelly | Category: Miscellaneous,This Sunday

I hope you’re having a blessed Good Friday, already pondering the wonder of the passion, suffering, and death of our King, and yet eager for those thoughts to be expanded and elevated in our corporate worship this evening (the service begins at 6:30 PM).

Two friendly question/reminders about our corporate worship this Easter Sunday:

1) Have you invited anyone to join you for one of the services? Have you given out any of the Easter weekend invitation cards? If you haven’t picked up any invitations yet, or you’ve already given away what you have, they will be available again tonight at the Welcome Center. In other words, it’s not too late to invite someone!

Also, if you have invited some friends or family to join you either tonight or Sunday morning, let me ask, have you been praying for them to come, and praying that God would do in their hearts what only God can do? Please do.

2) On a more logistical level, have you thought about whether you can sacrifice the preference for a later Sunday morning service (9:00 AM and 10:45 AM) to go to the 7:30 AM service this Sunday? If years past are any indication, literally hundreds of visitors will be with us on Easter Sunday, and almost none of them will go to the 7:30 AM service. I realize not every one can or will go to the early service — and I admit that the 7:30 AM service would not be my preference, all things considered equal — but let me just ask you to consider going to the 7:30 AM service to open up space in those later services where many will hear the gospel for the first time or for the first time in many years.

By the way, if I remember correctly, last Easter the 9:00 AM service was the fullest. So, if 10:45 AM is the service you normally go to, it might not be of much help for you to come to the 9:00 AM service. Earlier is probably only better if it’s the 7:30 AM service. Thanks!

Looking forward with you to a whole weekend of pondering the passion, suffering, death, burial, resurrection, life, and victory of our Great King. May God do mighty things in minds and hearts for his glory!