Monday, September 12, 2016

weekend report - Crossroads 20 yr. anniversary

Beautiful fireworks above the church!
After all the planning, and all the work...we were ready!
This past weekend at Crossroads Community Church, was our 20 year anniversary celebration - and celebrate we did!!

But among the celebrating was also a very emotional time, I underestimated how moving it all would be!  Every time someone hugged me, discussed any past memory with me or I saw a past attendee that came back to visit, I cried...

We began our anniversary weekend by celebrating our AMAZING VOLUNTEERS!!  We put on a pancake breakfast to honor 20 years of volunteer hard work!    God brought us every single one of them - and volunteering has always been one of Crossroads most important values!  We will never take them for granted and wanted to show them so!!  It was a lot of fun as the staff served over 200 volunteers!

Two of our worship leaders Dan and Jocelyn serving pancakes!

Pancakes for our volunteers!!

The whole weekend was a curious time of standing with our founding pastor's family - still very close friends and with our current pastor's family - who we've fallen in love with, and I was just overwhelmed by memories colliding with what is yet to come in the Lord!!

Saturday night as we rehearsed and did all of our final technical checks,  we received notices on our phones that a huge storm was coming our way.  This was nerve-racking news given our parking lot was full of food trucks and equipment was ready to be taken outside for our dance party in the parking lot, not to mention FIREWORKS waiting to launch!

But literally as the last note of the final song rang out - the pouring, blowing rain turned to drizzle and dance we did!!   It was one of the most fun 'church parties' I've ever attended - what great memories for our kids and grandkids, a glimpse perhaps of the kind of celebrating David did way back in the Biblical times!!

Our damp dance party - so fun!!
The only casualty was that we couldn't put up the Air Puppet Blowing Guy...not bad!  We fired him on the next morning!  Food trucks stayed for Sunday and we enjoyed 2 more 'fired up' services!!!

I could go on and on, instead I'll post more pictures then I ever have before - enjoy!

A family I LOVE! Modeling our 20 year T-shirts
We had the Barnhill's make us enlargements of the old newspaper
articles and pictures to create a timeline of sorts on the wall.

Brass was so, so very good! Well, possibly with the exception
of that crazy sax guy who came all the way from Florida to play!
John ROCKED the house this weekend!
During rehearsal we had to get some shots using the stabilizer of course!
Dan Fleming is one of the most faithful men I have every met!
He prepared the team and lead us as excellently as ever!  He's
my hero!
Two of my favorite human beings! Both men have made a huge
impact on my life and continue to!!!
Standing ovation and cheering for our amazing founding pastor
Tim Armstrong.
And a standing ovation and crazy cheering for our current
pastor, Dave Vance!!

Get it Shawn amazing bass boy!

The worship this weekend was just indescribable - I'm honestly not sure
I've ever experienced anything like it - I was SO THANKFUL!!!!

We finally got our Air Guy up on Sunday!!
This is a buggy full of ORNARY- Youth Pastors...and head Parking Guy
Both Pastors and wives came to the stage before worship began and prayed!

I loved watching Pastor Dave by looking past my dear friends
the Armstrongs!!
This is my favorite picture of the weekend - both pastor's kids prayed together
while all their parents were on the stage praying...these kids are seriously all too
good to be true!  A testimony to what a God filled home produces!!!

My friends.

Our final element of the day was a lunch with Elders, Staff
and a few of the Core Team members!  So blessed to be part of this!!

I included this picture of my grandbaby in the backseat
at the end of Sunday services because I felt it summed it all up!

Our Setlist:

Pre-service history of Crossroads video

Welcome:  The infamous Bill Hill

1996 Video

King of My Heart

Pastor Tim intro video

Pastor Tim - Crossroads Founding pastor

Great Is Thy Faithfulness/How Great Is Our God

Pastor Dave intro video

Pastor Dave Vance - current Lead Pastor of Crossroads

Pastoral Prayer - with both pastors and wives

We Believe
King of My Heart
You Are Good

Closing Instrumental:  Great Is Thy Faithfulness  

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