As I reflect on our celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ this past weekend, my heart is filled with great gratitude – and I hope yours is too!
The powerful presence of God’s Spirit in our worship services was evident in the warm fellowship, the joyful songs, and the many who responded to the gospel with repentance, faith, and obedience.
Attendance in our five services totaled 3,999 on-campus with 448 joining on the livestream for a total of 4,447 worshipers. That’s back to 95% of our pre-pandemic Easter attendance in 2019 of 4,685.
Beyond our Sunday services, more than 800 boys and girls and their families participated in our Easter Family Fun Day, almost 400 people attended our Palm Sunday evening Chapel Choir concert, and many were blessed by the Easter art exhibit on the mezzanine.
Throughout the celebration, hundreds of Inglesiders served with joy, excellence, and a heart to please the Lord. I’m very thankful for each of you and your partnership in the gospel. Thank you for praying, for inviting, for giving, and for serving. I’m confident that the Lord is pleased with our labor in his name.
The bottom line is that I’m very grateful for the Lord’s favor and blessing on our ministry together. He get’s all the glory for all the good that is done!
Of course, every Sunday is not Easter, but every Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection and the eternal life that we have in Christ.
So, I look forward to seeing you this coming Lord’s Day. It will be another opportunity to gather in Jesus’ name, to offer our worship, to hear God’s word, to celebrate the gospel, and to encourage one another as we walk in obedience to the Lord.
It’s a great joy to be in this journey with you, and I’m still convinced that the best is yet to come!
Your Pastor and Friend,