Since Easter, I have had the joy and the honor of leading a grand experiment at my church, Lufkin First United Methodist Church. That experiment was a new worship service, one designed to reach out to a different set of people, people not comfortable or able to come to worship on a Sunday morning, or people seeking a more intentional, liturgical style of worship that combines the best music and the best traditions from throughout the history of the church, ancient and new. We named this experiment Eventide.
I regret to announce that, due to circumstances of timing and resources, Eventide has had its last service on this past Saturday. For the foreseeable future, Eventide is no more. In the future, we at LFUMC might return to the idea of Eventide, perhaps on a different night or a different focus, but as for now, no such plans are in the works.
It has been an honor to try and do something new, and I do not look at this as a failure. I see it simply as another season of life. Sometimes our plans, even made with the best intentions, need to change, and I look forward to the kinds of changes that God has in store for me, as well as the church I love and serve.
What does this mean in the long run, o faithful readers? Well, I probably won’t have as many sermons to post, so you might see a return to straight up blogging from your Nerdcore Theologian. Stay tuned, and we’ll find out together.