Not having to preach but yet still attend was great.
Hectic morning getting everything set-up because of all the elements in the Experience but we got it done.
The worship team knocked it out of the park on both the worships songs and also with the specials…great job everyone!
Really proud of Josh…can’t wait to see what God has in store for him in the future.
Selfishly I hope it’s something with us, but my prayer is that God’s will be done.
He brought a great message for the close of the Hostage series.
Go get your crew!
My only real responsibility today was to do the announcements and not mess up Brian’s surprise.
For those that were in the 9:15 you got to experience something really cool.
Brian Miller who was my intern two summers ago and to this day is sort of my right hand man, FINALLY got up the nerve to propose to his long-term girlfriend Chrissy Weaver.
We were able to set it up perfectly so that even Chrissy’s parents who live a few hours away were able to be there without arousing any suspicion.
I typically don’t get nervous but I was for the whole set-up and getting Chrissy on to the stage without giving it away.
It was awesome watching her as the lightbulb came on to what was happening.
When she turned around (picture above) and Brian was down on one knee there on the stage it was awesome.
I looked out and everyone was crying…which was hard for me to see because I was bawling.
Brian and Chrissy mean so much to Lisa and I…we couldn’t be proudier of “our kids”.
So 10:45 crowd you really missed out…
Hey speaking of…for the first time ever the 9:15 crowd was larger than the 10:45…that’s really cool!
Well as soon as I post this, I’m offically on vacation!
I’ll miss you guys, but I’m definetely ready for a break.
Next week Craig Groeshcel (Lifechurch.tv) one of the greatest pastors and communicators in the country will be speaking to the United crowd as we begin the One Prayer series with the message, God is Love.
I may check in from time to time to blog about what’s happening on vacation, but don’t count on it.
If you need anything, don’t hesitate to call (717-263-9523) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) the church office.