Four events over the past two weekends have caused me to think that we’ve made a major turn as a congregation. Body life in the church has begun to make a real and positive difference on the fellowship events for our church family. The first two took place on Easter Sunday morning.
For the first time in three years, we had a full complement of Resurrection Day (Easter) worship and fellowship events. It began with the return of the 7:00 AM Son-Rise service attended by nearly 40 persons. And, what followed the sun-rise service on Easter Sunday was the return of the breakfast! Hallelujah! About the same number of you enjoyed the sweet fellowship and some of the best sausage, eggs, fruit, coffee, juice, and pastries that I ever remember consuming. The sweet fellowship of eating and having conversation with each other was so long in coming! But, these events made for a wonderful close of Holy Week for 2022. We owe a debt of gratitude to the Deacons for preparing the sausage and eggs, the Women in the Church (WIC) for providing food items, serving, and cleaning up afterward. Thanks, too, to all of you who provided food, drinks, and helped cleanup after the breakfast!
Then, the following Saturday, the third church event, a bridal shower for our daughter Molly was hosted in-person by the WIC. Again, this was the first time we’ve held such an event in person in over 2 ½ years. It was very well attended by the ladies of our congregation. Molly felt special for your support and showering her with many gifts and encouraging words.
The fourth fellowship event the last two weekends was the refreshment time after worship last Sunday. Many of the tables in the fellowship hall were filled with people hungry for fellowship with one another. And, there was lots of good food, too! Speaking of last Sunday, the Sunday after Easter is usually the lowest attended of any Sunday in the year (excluding poor weather). But, we had our largest attendance this year, and the most in worship since Easter Sunday a year ago! Things are looking up!
To see so many of you participating in fellowship events should remind us that church isn’t just something we attend for worship one hour on Sunday. Church is a body of redeemed disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ who love Him and they love each other. Our love for Jesus and each other is demonstrated in the way that we “one another” each other. Church is all about worshiping and fellowshipping with one another, loving one another, serving one another, forgiving one another, praying and studying God’s Word with one another, weeping with one another, rejoicing with one another, and so on.
It’s so good to see so many of your participating in both the inreach and outreach of the Trinity Church. We get to celebrate worship together five times in the month of May! Hope to see you at many of them! Because Jesus Lives, Pastor Daren