WELL. Turns out our expectations were exceeded again. Over 200 people came to the two services and they gave generously so that we could bring in over $1000 for Cyrus Centre. WOW! You clapped, you sang, you meditated, you laughed, you cried, you listened and you encouraged us. We are grateful for all these things. Above all, we give thanks to God for gifts to use, for generous community, for Jesus who died and rose again – worship was the whole reason for doing this.
My friend Kevin Jeske took some amazing photos on Friday evening. If you couldn’t make it out – here’s a taste and if you were there – here’s memory lane.
Finally, we want to give thanks again: to Lando Klassen for allowing us to use his space at House of James for this purpose. For his staff who came in on Thursday and Good Friday to serve those there. For Julie for being an awesome sound person. For Art Janzen, Marlene Friesen and Rod and Becky Wiebe who interacted with folks at the cross and prayed with those who asked for prayer. For Olivia Sharpe (not pictured, sadly) whose moving spoken word piece brought us into the heart of the thief on the cross. For John Dawson and his sermon which reminded us that there is nothing that can separate us from the hurricane that is God’s love. For Kevin Jeske, who took these great pics. For you – all of you who came, who put posters up in your places of business, who helped us advertise by word of mouth, who bought tickets (especially those of you who bought tickets and gave them away because you couldn’t be there yourself) and helped us raise funds for Cyrus Centre, which is such an awesome ministry. Thanks be to God.