In a recent Facebook post, I commented on how many churches work really, really hard and provide worship services all during Holy Week, and that one church I know of does the complete opposite. They offer no Holy Week services, and instead put all of their energy into creating an incredible Easter Sunday experience.
I said in that FB update that I was not endorsing one way over the other, but after being pushed a bit – I have changed my mind.
Over these many years, I have had the opportunity to work in and consult with a broad spectrum of churches – from mainline to independent, liberal to conservative, and traditional to contemporary.
In almost every church that offers the Holy Week menu (breakfast devotionals, lunch speakers, evening services) I hear the same comments/complaints from the ministry team. “We are really tired by the time Easter Sunday gets here”.