Before you leave church on Sunday…

Posted: 21st March 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

As I attempt to recover from an onslaught of work, snow and continued sniping over written indiscretions, allow me to make a humble request for the coming weekend:

If your Good Friday or Easter service includes music or other performing arts that touches you and heightens your perceptions in these days of remembrance, will you take a moment and say “thank you” to the musicians and other performers?

Many will have been at the church since the early hours of dawn preparing and rehearsing the worship service for you. Most will not have the opportunity to worship with their families on these most sacred of days and feel a certain disconnectedness from the entire Easter celebration. While we certainly don’t perform for our own edification, it is nice to hear “thank you” as a reminder that we are all part of the common body of Christ.

He is risen!

  1. J. K. Gayle says:

    He is risen!

    That certainly puts things in perspective. Recovery is a good way of looking at some very profound things God has done and is doing through Jesus in us. Life, for me, is full of these kinds of bumps and things. I will say “thank you” then to the musicians who lead us into reminders this weekend; thanks for the suggestion of a tangible expression of gratitude.

  2. Lingamish says:

    written indiscretions? The only one I can think of is not blogging enough! Shalom.

  3. Peter Kirk says:

    Indeed you deserve thanks, as do those who will work on the technical side of worship – as I will tomorrow, projecting the songs and recording the sermon.

    But I am puzzled by “Most will not have the opportunity to worship with their families”. Well, maybe you will not be physically next door to your families, but I guess you can in general be in the same hall. But I hope that you musicians are not suggesting that you will not be able to worship yourselves. If your playing music for God is not primarily your worship to him, but is only performing, then in my opinion you ought to stop playing in church worship meetings and put on secular concerts instead. For worship leaders need first of all to be worshippers themselves.

  4. But I hope that you musicians are not suggesting that you will not be able to worship yourselves.

    Certainly not. I only meant not being able to sit with my wife and participating in the service together.