Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunday Recap...

This was a big day for Catalyst. Two years ago we averaged 30 people on a Sunday morning and had plenty of room for new folks. Things have changed a bit. we have been averaging 130-150 a week and were running out of room. Today we moved from once service to two services. We have one service at 9:30 and a second at 11:00. A few thoughts:
  • I don't think things could have gone much smoother.
  • Meagan Sprang did a phenomenal job making sure our children's area was ready for the transition.
  • Saw lots of new "SERVERS" serving in the kid's area. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!
  • Greeters did a great job.
  • The band showed up at 8:00 to rehearse and did a stellar job with the music in both services.
  • The lobby looked phenomenal. We removed tables and added a retail application called gridwall to display our t-shirts and print media. Thanks to Tim Moriarty for making that happen in the wee hours of Sunday morning.
  • The sound was great on Sunday as well. Some generous dudes have allowed us to use some of their sound equipment and it made a huge difference in providing a fuller sound.
  • It is weird preaching the same sermon twice.
  • I definately felt it went better in the first service.
  • Definately going to have to get used to that.
  • I see Monster Energy Drinks or Red Bull in my future... any recommendations?
  • This was the first week in a long time that I did not feel at peace with the sermon. I knew going in that God was going to have to help a lot because it was just "missing" something.
  • God did help. It is amazing that he uses us despite ourselves at times.
  • Reminded how much I like eating lunch in Rowlett as compared to driving to Firewheel. We went to Texas Road house and I did not get home until nearly 4:00. I was not a happy camper! (just being honest here)
  • Missed my Sun. afternoon bike ride with Blain. I think that is why the lunch deal bothered me so much.
  • Had one of our larger turnouts for youth group on Sunday night. Some very good discussion.
  • All in all a great day!


Scott said...

Levi, I thought the day went brilliantly! Keep up the awesome work, as I am sure delivering a sermon twice has got to be a lot of work, and tiring emotionally.

BTW, one comment on the sermon, I dont know what you are smoking, but I thought it was one of your best in a while!

Scott said...

I could tell that you were a bit unsettled during your second sermon, but I'm sure you'll get used to it.

All-in-all, it was a great day.