Well happy almost not Easter anymore. Hopefully this goes up before it’s Half Price Jellybean Monday.
Led worship at church this week. Had fun. Here’s the song list:
- The Easter Song
- The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power (communion song)
- Because He Lives
- Victory in Jesus
T-Shirt Worn: Foo Fighters (classic red, lightning bolt logo)
This was my first Easter worshipping at Pursuit. Enjoyed it quite a bit. Crowd was a little thinner than usual. That’s to be expected. When your church is our size and our age, Easter thins out your numbers. Easter’s one of those holidays where a lot of people go to church with their parents or grandparents, and that usually includes going to some big, old building…whereas we meet in a LITTLE old building that was recently restored. So we have a smaller group on days like this. But that’s cool. We still had a good time and a good service.
It struck me today just how much I like talking to the people I go to church with. When I was an active music minister, I kind of chose not to reveal a few things about myself, but as a member at Pursuit, I’ve been pretty open about everything—particularly the stuff I wouldn’t have mentioned when I was regularly music ministering. When I was in ministry, I saw church people at church times, and I kept my other friends somewhat removed from that (not that they wouldn’t have fit in). But in this case, I actually hang out with a lot of the same people I go to church with. I know that probably doesn’t sound like a big deal to a lot of people…but it kinda is. (And I hope that if I ever go back into vocational ministry, I’ll be able to keep it going. There’s no joy in being a minister and having to forfeit your self.) I walked in today and saw people who were already aware of how things are going in my life. People who already have seen my warts-and-all, and for some reason still want to go get a donut from time to time. Briefly chatted with Jeremy and he said he’s excited to lead worship with me next week, since it’s been a while. I said I am too…and I wasn’t just being nice. I get to lead worship with my friend next week. And that’s pretty awesome.
Anyway…I’m kind of babbling… All I’m saying is that it’s nice to go to church and know that the relationships are there. I like that I don’t have to pull punches about who I am and what I like to do. I know ministers who can’t admit to enjoying a glass of wine or even seeing R-Rated movies. And that’s sad. I can be who I am, strive to be better, and have people care about me along the way. Just dawned on me to actually appreciate it today. So…y’know…blog.
That’s it for now. As a side note, I’ve been writing from a new laptop recently–an Asus something or other with Windows 7. I like it a lot. Windows 7 has plenty of cool bells and whistles that actually WORK, as opposed to Vista, and the laptop’s got some cool stuff of its own. I’ve got a webcam, which might actually lead to me relaunching the podcast and making it a vlog or vodcast or whatever they call it when there are videos. Guess I should look into a YouTube channel, while I’m at it. Anyway…enjoying the new laptop and enjoyed Easter. Hope you all did too. (The Easter part, I mean…I don’t think any of you have played with my laptop.)
- Lou Reed – Set the Twilight Reeling
- Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral