Leadership Note...May 1, 2019

May 1, 2019

Leadership Notes

Every year, in the weeks leading up to Easter, there are articles about how pastors can deal with the Easter Sunday letdown. Lots and lots of pastors and worship leaders comment about this, too. Not surprisingly, Easter Sunday is always the highest worship attendance Sunday of the year. So the Easter Sunday letdown happens the Sunday after Easter, or so the theory goes.

A couple of thoughts on that.

First, this past Sunday {April 28} both services were wonderfully worshipful. The love for God, Jesus, and each other was evident. Your singing reminded me of what worship is all about. And the taco luncheon {sponsored by Celebrate Recovery} was muy bueno. $1150.00 was raised to support this ministry that's at the heart of Covenant Church. Now that's a lot of tacos!

Second, when people talk about the Easter letdown {which, to be honest, I've always thought kind of a crude expression}, they're usually referring, in part, to attendance numbers. And I'm just not on board with that at all. Covenant Church doesn't exist to draw a crowd. We're here to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Now, that can happen in a big way, but it can also happen slowly and surely. I've never been a big event sort of guy. So when I think about how things go on Easter Sunday, I'm neither impressed nor discouraged by numbers. All I care about is, did those who gathered for worship offer their hearts up to God in praise. And I think we did…and we do.

We have three more Sundays of 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship. Then it's 10:00 a.m. only through Labor Day. I'm excited to see how God's people come together to worship, regardless of the time or the season. I love the people of Covenant Church and how they are serving the Lord.

Godspeed,

Richard

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