By Pastor Tim White
This was, in my view, the greatest Easter we have ever experienced as a church family. And we have had a lot of great Easter Experiences throughout the years. But more new families filled out contact cards than ever before – even more than the year we had 6,000 at Easter services. It was amazing to have such an international group of people. So many filled out their contact card saying that they wanted to start coming to Washington Cathedral regularly and to get more involved in their faith. All I can say is “Thank You God!” and “Thank You!” to all the workers and members that made this such a welcoming experience including the Actors, Set Designers, the Choir, the Greeters, the Breakfast Team, the Easter Egg Hunt Teams, the Worship Band, the Sound Techs and the Parking Lot Teams. It was a challenge with three Worship Services going on at the same time on the same campus with the addition of invited friends and neighbors.
We knew there were going to be a lot of people gone this weekend with the school breaks hitting on Easter but there were so many brand-new visitors that it filled up the sanctuary and made the service so dynamic.
I am so excited to continue our new series on “Give Us Jesus” especially now that there are so many who are learning about Jesus for the first time. People forget that all of Scripture was revealed to point to Jesus and it stands on his claims and teachings. I love to tell stories of Jesus. This week I am going to share Part Two of the message entitled “We Want ‘The Real Thing’”. Yes, I am borrowing this line from a soda pop ad from long ago. But what people are looking for is the historical Jesus, the biblical Jesus, the Real Jesus…pray for me as I share my heart and my love for Jesus Christ.
I wish you could have seen the faces of the children as I told them the Easter story. I was so captivated by their sincerity and their emotion that I kind of messed up on my part. But thanks to the quick-thinking technical support of Justin Amoruso and of Raffael Guimaraes who played the role of Jesus it all worked out. I am so excited to tell you the rest of the
Story of Jesus and Easter and Eternal Life that starts right now. Please join us this next week for a very inspirational worship.
Your friend for the rest of my life,
Pastor Tim White