Friday!!!! Caffeine-driven… mind all over the place… where to start?? How bout this: We are going to have a tremendous weekend at hyde park…
- On Sunday morning, not only will Pastor Harrell continue the Christmas Series, "A Gift Worth Sharing", we will celebrate Jesus in the true spirit of Christmas (Worship)with some really great music.
- On Sunday evening, our Kingdom Kidz Choir will present their Christmas Musical, "The Flower of the Holy Night"! Looking forward to that – this will be Matt P's first performance in a hyde park play as a character. He's pretty excited after watching his sister perform for years!
Also pumped about the fact that our hyde park Christmas Service is just a little over a week away! The title of this years Christmas service is "The Ultimate Gift". We're putting the finishing touches on that service and believe that it will be one that will totally set the stage for the precious gift that we receive at Christmas. I hope that you read Tuesday's post, "Deal?" where I'm talking about the Christmas service (check it out here) – but seriously, the Sunday before Christmas is the PERFECT time to invite friends, co-workers, family, etc. to church. More people attend Christmas and Easter services than anytime of the year. Take advantage of the "spiritual momentum" that is already built into the season.
Three more things…
- Like to worship with the crowd? Don't forget that we will have our next "ONE" Service on Sunday, December 28th. A few times per year we have determined are "travel days" where a good number of regular attendees are not here for services. On these days, we combine our 3 services into "ONE" packed-out service, giving us the opportunity to meet and worship with those that are portioned out over the 3 services. 10 am – extended worship – packed out – great message from Pastor – don't miss it!
- Beyond inspired about our New Year's Series for 2009, "Rooted: Growing a Deeper Faith". How many know they need to grow spiritually? We're gonna check our hearts at the door and ask Him to fill them with the ingredients that are necessary to grow deep roots. More coming on that over the next few weeks.
I close today with a few words from a conversation that I had after the Night of Worship – Christmas Edition. The person said, "you know, I'm really glad that you did the part where you all stood around the piano and sang those songs without the other instrumentation like we used to do". He went on to say, "that section of the program was great, and we really appreciated it, but you know what it did for me more than anything? It accentuated how great what you normally do is – when the band came back in on the next song it just hightened how good they are!". The best part was that it wasn't a younger person who said it! Very, very encouraging.
See ya Sunday!