Perhaps I should begin by apologizing for a lame blog title. Sure, I could go back and correct it rather than typing this apology, but frankly I don’t want to. I am still smack in the middle of my sermon prep hangover, so any additional activity at this point could very well kill me.
Easter is coming this Sunday. If you’re confused by that, well…take it up with the people at Hallmark. I’m pretty sure they set the Easter dates each year now. And while you shouldn’t be confused by WHEN Easter is, you might be confused by WHAT is going on at Easter at the Summit.
Confusion is not a fun thing. Take, for example, last week when Merriem and I were watching American Idol and a very scary person named Lady Gaga was a guest performer. She had a piano that had no innards, a lot of backup dancers whose moves made Megan Joy look like Ginger Rogers, and she had a leather patch complete with a zipper hot-glued to her eye.
I understand that we are in our mid-30’s. (I’m sorry, I meant to say that I am in my mid-30’s and Merriem is somewhere around 22 and holding.) But for the love of all that’s good and holy, can someone explain to me how I have missed this cultural phenomenon known as Gaga? She performed on April Fool’s Day, so I kept expected Seacrest to come out and say, “Just kidding, folks. There’s no WAY Miss Freakazoid could actually be a musician. We were just having a little fun with you – that was just Simon in a white wig.”
But no, apparently she’s a real performer (she has a featured song on iTunes this week), so that just means not only am I old, I’m confused.
Which brings me to Easter.
Don’t be confused. Here are four specific ways you can prep for Easter this weekend at the Summit:
- Pray. That should be a no-brainer, but in case you’ve forgotten, prayer is the backbone of all that we do here at the Summit. Pray for J.D. and the worship teams and the campus pastors and the volunteers and the guests. Pray that the gospel will be shared and people will respond.
- Invite. There are still lots of inviter cards left over, which means that we’re going to be going to each of your workplaces and frequented restaurants this week and ask the people you work with, “Did ____ invite you to our church for Easter? No? Okay then. Let me grab a mallet and a church discipline form and I’ll get back with you.”
- Move. Let me just say this: if you normally attend 9:00 or 10:45 and are planning to still attend that service this weekend, you have the self-centered nature of a nazel-gazing Pomeranian. And no I don’t have time to elaborate. Please consider coming to the 12:00 or 5:30 service in the auditorium or the 9:00 or 10:30 service in the Bay. Leave space for our guests, yo.
- Serve. We need First Impressions people and kidslife people. If you’re at Brier Creek AM, you can e-mail me (dfranksATsummitchurchDOTcc) or Jeremy Pollard (jpollardATsummitchurchDOTcc) for each of these ministries. And no I can’t explain why I just wrote our e-mails that way…that’s how the big bloggers do it so I figured I’d better as well if I know what’s good for me.