Essential Church Easter Update

essentialeastersign"Let the nations be glad and sing for joy" Psalm 67:4 I smiled as I underlined these words in my Bible this morning... It seems as though God is bringing the world to Essential lately! God blessed us with an incredible Easter Sunday yesterday! We saw several families return, many of whom I believe will be taking the next step of involvement by beginning to serve and join the church in May! We had several first time visitors yesterday including two Chinese families, an Indian family, and a Hispanic family. This in addition to our African American members and guests and us plain ole white folks, it is amazing to me how God is building in Essential a church that looks like the community He has called us to!

What was so beautiful was that I could hear many of the voices of our congregation singing and worshiping our Risen King with great joy and enthusiasm! "Let the nations be glad and sing for joy!"

Some of you may have heard the incredible story of God answering my prayer to return the journal Bible I had purchased many years ago for my son that had been stolen (along with many other valuables) from a borrowed church van in downtown Seattle 2 years ago. The kind woman (an unbeliever) who found my Bible joined us in worship yesterday and we were able to give her a Bible of her own! Oh what a glorious God we serve and the stories that God writes are way better than fiction!

Please pray for us as we seek to follow up with all of these families and guests! Join with us as we pray for each of the 56 people who walked through our doors yesterday! That makes for our highest Sunday attendance since our Launch last month!