Well it wasn't a white Easter, but it did rain. The weather didn't dampen the Spirit of God being poured out on the Gold Country Fairgrounds! We celebrated the resurrection of Jesus with two services today. The first service was our "normal" service that we invited the community to. We were blessed with a great crowd and incredible worship. People were at ease with the relaxed nature of everything and our team really welcomed people. It was very inviting and warm. The connections are continuing! The second service was a special "Cowboy" church for the Rodeo. The Professional circuit Rodeo was in town this weekend and we were given the opportunity to conduct Cowboy church. I will confess it was my first cowboy service, but I hope it won't be my last. The folks were friendly and appreciative of our offering.
I am not much on country music, but I will admit that when they played "I saw the light" with the banjo, it was rather fun.
So Easter 2011, our first in California is in the books. We had so many of our Core really step up and serve. It was wonderful seeing the sacrificial help that was poured out to make our services happen. Thank you to all who served. Bob and Mischal Franz did an amazing job of sharing why they have hope in the Resurrection! Wow!
Now my mind has turned to the week ahead. No time to rest in what happened today. Too much to do getting ready for the week ahead. God turned hearts towards him. Now we go about the business of being 'living stones" to continue proving that He is Risen!