Our First Service

All the sleepless nights and stressful days were well worth the effort as we celebrated our first service today at Awestruck Church.  I was thinking as we finished our set up how much of our stuff got done at the last minute, but you would have never known it this morning.  Yesterday while setting up the bulb on the projector burnt out and we did not get the sound system to the school until late last night, so all that had to be set up today.  Our location was not secured until about 9 days ago.  We just chose to laugh and enjoy the adventure.  Other than the fact that I emailed Evan the wrong scriptures for my message, the service went off without a hitch.  It was almost scary how smooth everything went!  I didn’t feel like I ever got into a good flow with my message, but that will come with time.  It is more difficult than I imagined to switch from set up and maintenance mode into preaching mode.  Layden flat brought the house down with our worship.  It was a bit loud (even for me) but the music was incredible.  A new sound system combined with a new setting will take some time to dial it in right.  They played two of their original songs to open and close the service.  The last song was “Hear me Loud” which was very fitting.  🙂  We had a great crowd this morning at Eastern Guilford Middle School.  It was a very diverse group of people.  It will take us time to sort through all the info cards to figure out how everyone found out about Awestruck, and next week will tell how many folks show up for a second time.  The fact is that the real work has just begun.  This is the part I have been waiting for.  Loving people and connecting them to a genuine community so they can encounter Jesus.  Here are some pics of Awestruck’s first service.

  1. September 8th, 2008

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