I want to Praise God for wonderful Easter Services. I don’t want to get too caught up in numbers but when we step back to recognize that those numbers stand for a person who God loves deeply, they have great significance. So here are some numbers representing how God worked that we can rejoice in:87 people from our community gathered at our Sunrise Service.
82 people came to study God’s word during Sunday School. (A little down, but I think the Sunrise service actually hinders our total Sunday School attendance.)
216 people gathered to Worship the Lord at our normal service. (I looked back through our worship attendance sheets that date back to the beginning of 2002 and the previous high was 187 on Easter 2002. I must admit, my faith was too small. I was praying that God would bring 190 to worship.)
51 gathered Sunday Evening to remember the price Jesus paid for our redemption through the taking of the Lord’s Supper. During our morning service, the following decisions were made:
1 prayed to receive Christ as Savior and Lord
2 desire to follow the Lord in baptism
3 desire to become members of our church family
16 said they were renewing their commitment to Jesus
22 Total Decisions for Christ! God, we praise You for the way you worked in hearts this past Sunday. We ask that you continue to move mightily for Your glory, drawing people to Yourself.