We had an excellent planning/creative session this afternoon! Ruthie (worship leader) brought me some Peruvian coffee which made the meeting even better. Meetings are always better with coffee.
We have some elements coming up in the next three services (Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday) that are going to be impacting. I'm seriously looking forward to what God accomplishes at Olivet in the next couple of weeks.
We had a pleasant surprise guest to our meeting. John Sherwood showed up and joined us for a few good minutes of discussing worship. John is an amazing guitarist and we are blessed to have him on the Olivet team! Many hours go into the planning and preparation of each of our services. And it's all worth it!
Easy Worship has died! That's the program that takes all of the media for worship and 'presents' it in a seamless package. Well, that's what it's supposed to do and it stopped doing it a week or so ago. We've been researching various other solutions and we've decided that the best all around way to go is with "Pro Presenter". It's a Mac based platform so we will be running it off of my Mac or Pastor Mark's.
We're getting into the heart of the Easter season. I hope you have been taking some time to reflect on all that Christ was going through to save you from your sin. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the hinge point of all history. Give Matthew 21 a read this week. Read it slow, let it sink in, and listen to the Holy Spirit. "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" Matthew 21:9
Youth all-nighter this weekend. I'll be asleep :]
Pray for those you are inviting to church!