Tuesday, April 14, 2009

He is risen!

Happy Easter (and spring) to all! Christ is risen! Alleluia!

This was my first time really experiencing Holy Week as someone in pastoral ministry. When I worked as a youth director I didn't really have any extra responsibilities during Holy Week so I was still able to reflect and worship as I had every other year. This year was a little different. But I was determined to still be able to observe Holy Week and worship as I usually would as much as possible. It was a little difficult, because I did have to preach on Maundy Thursday and had many other responsibilities for worship leadership. I knew I would likely be putting in more than 40 hours, so I made sure to take time for myself, and worked a little less during time slots I normally would, because of all the extra time at church toward the end of the week. I think I was pretty successful at performing my leadership tasks and still being able to reflect on the meaning of the days and worship. I hope, whether you had tasks to do or not, that you were able to do the same!

1 comment:

Dana said...

Dude, that's awesome! I'm really glad that I also seemed to accomplish giving myself enough breaks that I didn't feel utterly wiped. I did get a little tired at the end of the two easter services, but it had already been a long day, so that is understandable. I totally hear what you are saying about not feeling Easter as much as in past years. It's going to take some getting used to not being a parishoner during those holy times, but I figure I am given a lot of strength through sharing the Gospel with others, and building relationships with them, that it's a win. :) I miss you!