The first Sunday after Easter Sunday is often called “Low Sunday.” It wasn’t meant to be a reference to attendance, but it might as well be. Typically, half the people who were in church the week before come back the week after.
Sometimes it’s less than that.
So, let’s start a campaign, using all the social media at our disposal, to turn “Low Sunday” into “Go! Sunday.” Let’s invite our Facebook friends to join us in church on April 27, let’s tweet on Saturday night, “Going to church tomorrow!” and then tweet again the next morning, “On my way!” Let’s use Pinterest, and Tumblr, and blog posts, and cardboard signs stuck in the yard: “Go to church on Sunday, April 27!”
If everybody who came last week came back, we’d have overflow crowds this Sunday. If half those people came back and brought a friend, we would also have overflow crowds. Ask yourself, “Did Christ NOT rise from the dead? Did he NOT conquer sin and death? Should we NOT celebrate for a full fifty days?!”
Let’s do it. And let’s tell our friends:
If Jesus Christ
Can rise from the dead,
Can get out of bed…
…and come to church on Sunday!