This devotional spoke of God’s care and concern so powerfully to me, I could barely speak! That the God of the Universe would care for me when at times I feel diminished by the enormity of life! I imagine my response is just one of many who experience something similar upon viewing a worship bulletin.
Worship is powerful, but sometimes we need a catalyst to help us get into the right frame of heart and mind for worship, something to help us turn our thoughts toward God. Worship Bulletins help us do just that. They beckon us to seek the Lord. They invite us to meditate on His Word. They remind us of the price God paid for us through Jesus.
I was the wife of a pastor for 17 years until he recently changed vocations. We then found ourselves as regular attendees at a new church. Even though we already knew some people at the church, it still took some time to find our way. The ironic thing is, we know church. We know how it functions, how people get connected, why church exists, and we even know some of the more esoteric language of church.
Sometimes visiting a new church feels like an act of bravery. Who do I talk to? Where do I sit? Where do the kids go and can someone please direct me to the bathroom? Sometimes all those questions can lead to a visitor never even getting out of their car. (I know, I've done it!)
Bulletins are designed to keep people informed of what’s going on in the church and include upcoming events, recent giving and attendance stats and space for notes about the sermon. Bulletins should also include information for visitors and provide an opportunity for greeters to connect with these guests.