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Just So You Will Know: Keeping Up with GABC

February 25, 2018
LAST WEEK we talked about “jumping the gun,” and I made the case that, by talking about Spring Break in February, I was not, in fact, guilty of that infraction. Well, if you thought talking about Spring Break in February seemed premature, this week we’re going to talk about EASTER.

NOW, JUST TO PUT THINGS into a clearer chronological perspective, Spring Break is now just TWO WEEKS away, and Easter Sunday is just FIVE WEEKS away, so it’s really not as premature as you may have assumed. But, if you enjoy the celebration of Easter as much as I do, there are several Easter-related opportunities between now and then that you may well want to put on your calendar.

FIRST, ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, we begin a weekly series of studies in Wednesday Morning Prayer Meeting to help you prepare for Easter. If you are unfamiliar with Wednesday Morning Prayer Meeting, it meets at 10:00 a.m. each Wednesday in CrossWalk C. It begins with singing, a time of catching up on what’s going on, prayer and then a 30-minute Bible study. If your schedule allows, You’re always Welcome on Wednesday morning!

NEXT, ON SATURDAY, MARCH 24 our Children’s Ministry presents “Easter at the ROC” at 4:00 p.m. The ROC is our South Campus Recreation Outreach Center, and Easter at the ROC includes games, bounce houses, food trucks with food to purchase and music by our own Extreme Praise Kids ensemble—but mostly families just enjoying an afternoon together. There will NOT be an Easter Egg hunt, but there will be ample opportunity for play, conversation and eating together. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon.

ON GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 30 our Resonate Worship Team offers a special Good Friday Worship experience at 6:30 p.m. in CrossWalk. What more appropriate way to prepare for Easter Sunday than to share the Lord’s Supper and spend an evening reflecting on the Sacrifice that bought our Freedom?

AND THEN, EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, begins “bright and early” at Cathedral in the Pines on South Broadway. We begin promptly at 7:00 a.m., just as the sun begins peaking over the horizon, spend a few moments singing together and reflecting on some lesser-known but nonetheless unique elements of the Easter experience, then finish in plenty of time to join the Sunday morning celebration at GABC Main or South Campus.

WE CELEBRATE EASTER SUNDAY according to our regular Sunday schedule, 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. SMBS and Worship, but as always, look forward to welcoming a whole host of Easter worshippers whose presence makes the day just that much more special.

SO THERE YOU HAVE IT. Easter Sunday is still six weeks away, but the Easter Celebration is already beginning. Come to think of it, this may be one of the times when it’s better to be accused of “jumping the gun,” than to risk “missing the boat” entirely.

Ken Warren
Senior Associate Pastor