Thursday, April 14, 2011

Getting Ready For Easter 2011

Here is a letter I just emailed to our church family.  In case you aren't on our email list...

 Dear FBC Heath Family,

We are very excited about Easter 2011.  This is the best time of the year for believers to worship and honor the Lord!  Let me highlight two events designed to help us do that.

Secret Church

Secret Church will be an event like none you have experienced before.  It will take place on Friday (4/22) night.  We will gather in the worship center and watch a simulcast along with tens of thousands of others accross the country as Dr. David Platt teaches about the crucifixion and the resurrection.  This event begins at 7:00 p.m. and goes until 1:00 a.m. the next morning.  It will be intense.  It will be educational.  It will be inspiring!

Read one of my recent blog posts for more details (click here).

If you are planning to attend, please let us know in one of these four ways:
Easter Services

On Easter day we will have services at 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m..  These services will be identical so join us for whichever is most convienent for your family.

Invite your friends and family to join us.  This is such an important day and you have such a good opportunity to encourage people who might not ordinarily come to join us.  I hope you will take this opportunity.

Our focus this Easter will be on the ressurrection, as usual, but maybe from a little different angle.  We will be asking the question:  What if you only had FIFTY DAYS TO LIVE?

Most of us, if we knew we only had fifty days to live would live very differently.  We would squeeze all the life we could out of those days.  We would strive to make those days the best days of our lives.  So… What keeps us from living like that now?

This Easter and in the weeks to follow, we will learn the answer to that question, and we will learn how we can live our lives the the fullest.  This will be a life changing opportunity for everyone who attends.

Here are some ideas for how you can invite your friends, co-workers, and neighbors:
  • Invite them to the FBC Heath Easter Service facebook event (click here).
  • Ask friends and family the question, "What would you do if you only had fifty days to live?"  Share with them that we will be focusing on that this Easter Sunday.
  • Let your friends and family know we have two different service times for their convienence.
  • Stop by the church and pick up a handfull of invitation cards.  Hand them out to those you see and those in your neighborhood.
  • Pray specifically for six people you would like to invite.  Then call them up and see if they will join you.
You can think of many more ways.  The important thing is to not wait too late.  This is going to be a great day.  I hope to see you and your friends and family there!

(To keep up with new information the week of easter, visit our church facebook page and click 'like'.  That will put our updates on your newsfeed.)

Pastor Noel