Thursday night’s service was quite full and Aaron’s use of architectural projection on the sanctuary walls was quite impressive.
I had prepared the message for that evening earlier in the week and had run through it a few times but was going to have notes on stage with me. About 1/2 hour beforehand, Aaron convinced me I should have it memorized…talk about a cram session, but I got it done with God’s help.
Friday I enjoyed my day off and just vegged while Lisa went to CAYA’s Good Friday service. Heard it went very well.
Saturday I was up early to go in to help with the Easter Family Fun Fest.
The rain was a bit discouraging, but kids and their parents just kept flooding into the buidling.
I ended up floating around helping where needed…the football toss game will never be the same after Andy and I got a hold of it…but for the most part I hung out in my office answering the phone with “yes we’re still having the event..it’s just been moved indoors”.
Around 11:30am I was asked to run to the grocery store to buy 100 more hotdogs and rolls.
I had no longer gotten back and they asked me to go buy 200 more of each.
By the time it was all said and done, they had prepared for about 600 but ended up with over 1000 people altogether!
I got yelled at by the clerk at the grocery store for taking all of thier stock of hotdogs and rolls.
He kept telling me that we needed to pre-order such large amounts. I kept explaining that we had prepared for 600 but now we needed to feed 1000, but for some reason that wasn’t computing for him.
As Andy said when I got back, “It’s not like you were stealing them…you still paid for them”.
With all those people on Saturday, I’m not sure why I’m still so shocked about the record crowds we had yesterday.
If I’m being really honest I thought United would have 450-470 and I was praying for 500.
So to have 550 was amazing.
The two sanctuary services combined for about 560 and the children had right about 200…amazing.
This week I’ll be planning a little further ahead than usual becuase I’ll be in Florida all of next week at a conference.
Please be praying that we can get everything done that needs to happen.
Also don’t forget that this Saturday at 3PM & 7PM in the multi-purpose room is a free community-wide date night where we’ll be showing the movie Fireproof.