Easter SundayApril 16, 2006
I hope everyone is having a wonderful, peaceful Easter! We've had a terrific weekend of serving, worshipping, relaxing, and eating. This is my seventh Easter as a member of Fellowship Church and I can say without a doubt that it was the most powerful one I have ever attended (yes, even more than the time Bring Me to Life was performed). Every element, from the music and video, to the message and environment, blended together perfectly to create a truly amazing experience.
For the first time, we also had an outdoor sunrise service. It was truly moving to worship in the quiet with the lake and the blue sky as a background. The message had a lot to do with planes, so this may have been one of the first services to feature airplanes as props, since planes destined for DFW Airport were frequently seen overhead.
The Easter message is now available online if you'd like to watch or listen.
This weekend's message talks a lot about the questions surrounding the death and resurrection of Christ. If you're interested in some more background on this, Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle recently posted a four part series on his blog. Mark is a great pastor and author who we recently had the privilege of interviewing for The Blogging Church. If you live in the Seattle area (raise your hands Microsoft people!), you should definitely visit Mars Hill one of these weekends or grab one of their podcasts.