Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ready or Not!
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In preparation for this year’s Easter observance, we put together an emphasis we called, “Are You Ready for Easter?” The emphasis was web-driven, with numerous resources designed to focus our attention toward the significance of Christ’s death and resurrection for everyday life. We printed special cards that members have been handing out in anticipation of this coming Sunday. In fact, we had so much response from this past weekend’s Springtime Tallahassee observance that we had to go down to the print shop and retrieve more for distribution.
One of the results from this emphasis that I am counting on is an increase in the new faces that will be with us for our Easter worship. I know that each Easter sees an influx of “infrequent attendees,” and I am always grateful for their presence. After all, the Risen Jesus might move in their hearts during such worship and implant within them a desire to be more faithful in their worship participation. I vividly remember one such story, and how that young man, Chris Morgan, proved to be such a valuable addition to our church during the time he was in Tallahassee. I pray for many such stories to take place this Easter season. It may well be that our reception of them will be a deciding factor in their decision.
So, a different twist to our Easter question is, “Are we ready for the new people God will be sending our way this Sunday?” I believe we will be. Our church has a reputation of being a welcoming place, and I do pray that when our guests this Sunday receive our welcome that they will see within us the presence of Jesus, our Risen Lord, and will consider sharing with us on a more regular basis.
Ready or not, here they come!
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