By Sarah Erickson, Director for Lifelong Learning
Holy Week is in the mirror and Eastertide is upon us. To all musicians, liturgical artists, educators, clergy, office and facilities staff and volunteer alike – well done! You made it, holy Easter afternoon nap and all.
While some of you are on vacation, alone or with family, others will preach instead of the lead minister. In many places, the congregation may be more sparse than usual for the Sunday after Easter because it coincides with spring break for local school systems.
Whatever your circumstances, I encourage you to let the dust settle and then gather with other leaders in your congregation to assess your education, worship, fellowship and outreach offerings during the past 6 or seven weeks. My favorite approach to assessment is to ask myself two simple questions:
What went well?
What might we do differently?
After doing so, ask the same questions of others, and compare notes. While memories are fresh, you’ve gathered feedback that will be useful not only next year, but in other seasons as well.
It’s also time to consider some additions to your liturgical season tool kit. Take a look at these for starters: Continue reading Lent, Holy Week, Eastertide – and on to Pentecost