“If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” (1 Corinthians 15:14 NIV)
This Friday evening Brock DeWald will lead our Tenebrae service at 6:45, providing a sober reminder of the cost Jesus paid for our sins. This Sunday morning we will celebrate the fact that death could not conquer him and the grave could not hold him.
Our Redeemer lives!
The number of people at Alsbury on Sunday will likely be larger than usual. Here are a few ways you can help others to have a positive experience.
Park at Taylor Elementary or the dry cleaners next to our property, leaving parking on our property open for others. In recent weeks people have entered our parking lot only to leave, having found no place to park.
Sit toward the front of the church, leaving the back rows open for late arrivals. Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating. Make it easier for others by leaving seats in the back rows open.
Move toward the center of the rows, leaving the aisle seats open for others. Don’t make people climb over you to get to a seat! Empty seats are hard to locate when we stand for music. Leave the aisle seats open so others can easily find their spot.
Engage with other people. First time visitors and twenty-year members of the church all want to know that their presence is valued. Tell people you are glad to see them!
Pray as the weekend approaches. Our greatest investment in the Kingdom of God is to pray for others. Ask the Holy Spirit to sweep across our property like a wave sweeps a seashore, leaving none of us untouched.