Every year Resurrection has to adjust its Christmas Eve service plans as the day of the week changes. Several years ago we started having services the night before Christmas Eve ("Christmas Eve Eve"). Our senior pastor encouraged church members to attend Eve Eve to leave more seats available at prime times on Eve.
This year, since Eve Eve landed on a Sunday night when we normally have a regular weekend service at 5:00, plans were adjusted accordingly. We decided to add a Sunday night service and make our regular Saturday night service a Christmas Eve service too. Plus we added a service on Eve. So this year we have one service on Saturday night (Eve Eve Eve), two on Sunday night (Eve Eve), and six today (Eve). Our service times today are 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00, 9:00, and 11:00. And yes, Adam Hamilton is preaching all nine services! Of course, we also have two services at Rez West, but those are by video so Adam doesn’t have any extra work for them. ;-)
UPDATE: I just heard Adam has a flu bug and received IV fluids this morning. If that’s the case, he’s in no condition to preach six times today. Things are getting interesting. I wonder if Adam has an understudy …
As for me, things are very quiet in IT. We tend to use this time to catch up on e-mail, blogging, inventorying our desktops and laptops – lots of stuff that tends to slide toward the bottom of our priority list. I’ll be leaving soon to go be the A/V tech for Living Water at our one and only Christmas Eve service at 5:00. Life is much simpler when you’re averaging 40 in worship!
To all of you who have church responsibilities tonight, be sure you don’t miss Christmas yourself. Merry Christmas!
Colossians 3:15-17 (New International Version)
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.