Experimenting at Easter

Rev. Joshua Patty
Regional Minister and President

As a worship leader, this may be your busiest week of the year. I hope that you share wonderful and meaningful services this Holy Week.

As a congregational pastor, Holy Week was the focal point of my year. This seemed appropriate, given that the foundations of faith are found in parts of this week. Plus, the opportunity to invite people to fully experience the meaning of Holy Week deeply touches my spirit too.

A few days ago, though, I read an article that made me wonder if I should expand my vision. The author asked a simple question, based on the assumption that Easter is foundational for our faith: why do we limit its celebration to just one Sunday?

It's unfair to suggest we don't incorporate the hope of Easter into other worship services. But it does suggest that there are others who need Easter celebrations more than once a year. May you have a chance to reach some of these people this week and the weeks to come.