Sent April 11, 2020


Easter worship at begins TODAY at 4pm and continues TOMORROW morning. If you want to make the most of it, below are my top 3 suggestions…

1) Determine a worship schedule. Sure, you could keep your options open and catch an online service after you wake up. But I think it’s wise to continue planning our days, even if our schedules aren’t as demanding as usual. So, choose a worship time and build your meal schedule around it. Ask everyone in your house to gather a few minutes before online worship begins – do it together, even though you all have individual devices. If you live alone, consider scheduling a FaceTime or Zoom call to connect with some West Side friends before/after worship. Or text lyrics and teaching threads that strike you in real-time. Look for a way to make online worship communal.

2) Invite someone. Many great spiritual stories begin with a friend or coworker simply inviting a person to experience worship and to hear God’s word. COME AND SEE works, even online. So, forward an invitation from West Side’s Facebook or Instagram account, grab one of our Easter schedule graphics and text/message it to someone, or simply offer an invitation in your own words. Be bold and be the difference-maker someone needs you to be.

3) Use social media well. Thanks to an abundance of free time, people are on social media more than ever. While much of what they see is trivial or unhelpful, you and I can offer them a great opportunity by sharing West Side’s Easter worship info. Here’s a Facebook link. Here’s an Instagram link.

See you at Easter online,

Eddie Lowen
lead guy