If you are more than a casual observer on the American church scene then you know the Sunday after Easter (aka “Black Sunday”) tends to have fewer people and even fewer tumbleweeds than your average old western ghost town.
Here are a few reasons to attend church on the Sunday after Easter.
1) No parking problems. Park close to the door even without a handicap sticker.
2) Sit in your own pew. This is not a statement regarding the results of the lack of personal hygiene, but with fewer attendees you have your choice of seats in sanctuary and plenty of elbow room.
3) No lines in the café for your coffee. No barista either.
4) Passing of the Peace is called “Say Hi to the old guy up front.”
5) Congregational Singing in the bulletin is listed as “Ensemble Practice.”
6) Half off tithing. NOT TRUE!!!!
7) The Pastor can personalize the points to each person in attendance. i.e. “…and Joe I think I heard you gossiping last week. Stop it!”
8) You just might have a Divine supernatural encounter. Thomas showed up a week after Easter and he met the Resurrected Jesus (read all about it in John 20:24-30), you might too! In fact, that’s our prayer—that you and Jesus will show up this week!