Easter “Lite”

oc-christmas-025_crop2.jpgBack in December, our worship minister resigned to pursue other opportunities. He had a bunch of responsibilities in his worship ministry role including Christmas and Easter plays/concerts/productions. His resignation came after the Christmas concert was finished and it didn’t really hit me how much he set the tone for these two holidays until we got to Easter. There was no play/concert/production. There was no special chorus group for Sunday morning’s worship time. The cross that is always used at this time of year did not get set out and draped with a purple sash. And to be quite honest, yesterday felt kind of, well, bland. (I’m not at all disparaging what anyone did for yesterday’s service, just making an observation.)

And I’m not really sure how I feel about that. I know it shouldn’t take the charisma and talents of a worship minister for me to feel excited and joyous about our risen Savior on Easter (or any other Sunday for that matter). But on the other hand, I really missed that aspect of Easter Sunday this year.


Filed under by Malia, on the other hand, religion

5 responses to “Easter “Lite”

  1. I’m sure it will make him feel good to know that he was missed.

  2. We can never fully appreciate what we have until it is taken away from us! This is true in most aspects of life.

  3. Sheryl

    We went through a similar thing with our worship pastor a few years ago. We still have 3 part time people doing the work of 1 full time person. We haven’t had a production or choir for a few years. Partly because of our move to our new building but the it’s been hard to adjust to not being so heavily involved. We had a good special service this year, but its not quite the same as the productions we used to put on.
    I agree with Michelle, you never fully appreciate what we have until we don’t have it anymore.

  4. Tom

    Malia and DB,
    I thought I’d drop by and let DB that he won the coveted “Roscoe” award on the “Caption Contest” over at my blog (fruitoflight.blogspot.com). Great caption DB. I’m afraid there is a bit of a problem with the award though, check the blog for details.


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