Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Anxiety and Nerves

So we are introducing a new service to our Sunday morning offerings on All Saints Sunday Nov. 4th. I am very excited and have worked hard along side some extremely dedicated and talented folks in the development of this service. Tonight we are offering a sneak peak to the congregation of what the service is going to look like.

In the grand scheme of things we are not doing much that is extremely creative or hasn't been done before. However, relative to the worship life and history of All Saints Episcopal Church in Omaha Nebraska we are being quite radical and experimental. Like I said, I am excited for this service. A lot of congregants, several members of the vestry, and all the staff have invested in this service. Consequently, I'm nervous, very nervous. I know that not all aspects will appeal to everyone. I'm okay with that. What I'm worried about is that all the work we have put in to this thing will result in a flat boring service, that this service will not be the instrument of growth we have been telling folks it will be. This frightens me to no end. If our regular members don't like the service, they will put up with it if the parish is growing rapidly. However, they will be less tolerant if it doesn't grow the church and we are putting a lot of energy in to "new fangled" worship.

Therefore, if you are a person of faith, any faith what so ever, please pray for us. I'll take all the prayers we can get.

God's Peace,

1 comment:

Rev Dr Mom said...

So what are you doing?

Hope it goes well!