Just a reminder to set your clock back Saturday night. We get an extra hour of sleep! 🙂 See you Sunday!!!
It’s here, the Grand Opening Celebration! This weekend the Church at Severn Run will be host to perhaps the largest crowd in it’s history. Many will come just to look around. Others are looking for a church home. Still others are coming because their neighbor, friend, or work associate invited them. Our task, to pray for our guests. God is already working in the lives of hundreds of our guests. Some will return in following weeks because they will respond to God prompting in their lives. Pray for God to use you this weekend to touch these lives as you greeting and meet them. It’s going to be a great weekend.
REMINDER: Our pre-service sound checks will follow the following schedule:
7:45 am – Band arrive and tune up.
8:00 am – Worship Team sound check
8:30 am – Choir sound check
8:45 am – Drama sound check
9:00 am – Stage is empty and ready for guests to enter
Thank you to all of you who have spent so much time to prepare for this day. Let’s join together to glorify our Lord!
The week we’ve been preparing for is here. It will be a very busy week for most of us. I will try to detail the rehearsals here for you since there are some changes from the usual.
Tue, Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – Rehearsal for Leadership Summit Worship (Student Worship Center)
Wed, Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – Band set up and sound check (Worship Center)
7:00 pm – Choir rehearsal
Thu, Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – Sound check and rehearsal for Sunday Worship (Worship Center)
Fri, Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – Warmup and prep for Summit Worship. (Student Worship Center)
Sat, Aug 26 @ 8:00 am – Warmup and prep for Summit Worship (Student Worship Center)
SPECIAL REHEARSAL FOR SUNDAY (Time to be determined)
Sun, Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – Warmup and prep for Co-Missioning Celebration
Which do you want to hear first? I usually want to hear the not so good news first. Well, here it is: we will NOT get our full occupancy certificate this week. What does that mean? It simply means we will NOT be worshiping in the worship center this week. This is not good news but it certainly could be worst.
Now for the good news. We WILL be worship at Severn Run! Yeah!!! We will be worshiping in the Student Worship area on the 2nd floor. Services will begin at 9:15 & 11 am. This will truly be an exciting day for the Church at Severn Run. Many of you have been praying for the inspections this week. Several were delayed until today. Over all it was a good day. The elevator inspection passed! We were even able to invite the elevator technician to our grand opening. God works in such awesome ways. There are still a couple of inspections needed before the final building inspection. Continue to pray that those will happen early next week.
This weeks worship team will meet at the regular time on Sunday morning in the Student worship area. See you there!
We had our first worship team rehearsal on Tue in the Student Room and it went great. The acoustics didn’t take too long to get use to. Choir rehearsal was great tonight in the atrium. It is actually a very nice space to rehearse. Thanks to everyone who assisted with the chairs in the worship center tonight. We must be on our knees for the next two days praying for God’s Spirit in this place. As the inspectors come through to check everything out may God move them to his pleasure.
Watch for more updates in the next day or two. It looks like next week will be a busy week for the worship, sound, and video teams. As soon as we get a firm schedule I’ll post it here and email you. Leave as many nights as you can open next week, especially toward the end of the week. Remember, ONLY GOD!
There will be several KEY inspections at the Severn Run Facility this week. On Tue between noon and 3 pm there will be the FINAL inspection of the sprinkler system for the entire building. Also on Tue or Wed they will conduct the FINAL electrical inspection (I think this is for everything except the Worship Center). We are still waiting for confirmation on the Fire Marshall inspection but hope it will be Tue or Wed. Now is the time to be PRAYING!
Check back later this week for an update on the progress.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help move to the Severn Run facility. Due to a couple of failed inspections our move to the new facility this weekend has been delayed. Only the move has been delayed at this point. I think they may still be moving some children’s tables and chairs in on Saturday. If you can help please check with the office on Fri or email me. Hopefully we can move in next weekend. Pray that the inspections will go well next week.