The weather is getting nicer and nicer and the start of the Major League Baseball Season is right around the corner. YIPPEE!! This is such a great time of the year. And best of all, Easter is right around the corner as well. For the Christian, this has got to be the best day of the year for two reasons:
- We get to celebrate world-wide the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who defeated death for all of us! After all, “Because He lives, we too shall live.” Now would be a good time for you to shout, “Hallelujah”!
- This is the easiest day of the year to get lost people under the sound of the Gospel by inviting them to church. If evangelism is the engine that runs the church (and I whole-heartedly believe it is…at least it should be) than this day should be a day of great spiritual fruit and victory that will last for all of eternity.
We are ready to get rolling in the church office. Our prayer goal is to see 2,000 people in attendance this Easter (1,620 attended last year). A letter will soon go out to everyone that we have touched over the past year that does not already attend Grace inviting them to our Easter celebration. This includes those from Bible School, Crosswalk Shows, Fifth Quarter Youth Parties and the like. On Sunday, March 26th, we will have three personal invite cards for each person to take with them to use to invite people you know to attend Grace this Easter. Three weeks prior to Easter, a very attractive direct-mailer will be sent to the 10,000 homes closest to Grace, inviting them to come and experience the passion of Easter with us. There will also be a news release sent to the local newspapers and information on our church website at www.lgbc.org.
This Easter we will have three identical services (7:15; 9:00 and 10:45) with a continental breakfast also taking place in the youth room from 8:30-11:00. There will be no childcare or nursery during the 7:15 service but there will be childcare for nursery through 4th grade during the 9:00 and 10:45 services. So, how about it? What role will you play in allowing God to use all of us to see this be a great day beyond our imagination?
Will you pray daily between now and Easter for God to “bless our socks off”?
Will you choose one day between now and Easter to fast and pray for God’s blessing?
Will you personally invite 3 people to come and celebrate Easter with us at Grace?
Will you be willing to park furthest away so our visitors have the best parking spaces?
Will you take the initiative to be friendly and introduce yourself to new people that day?
Will you get up early and attend the 7:15 service so there is more room for visitors later?