It’s the week after Christmas. It’s the middle of the week, and I’m looking ahead to Sunday’s service.

Over the last 6 weeks we’ve had lots of special services. We’ve had services of celebration in music, we’ve had the Sunday School involved, we’ve even had a service for those who find the season difficult to get through joyfully. We had the special celebration on Christmas Eve. We also had a wonderful lessons and carols service with our Baptist and Presbyterian neighbours in town.

That’s quite a month of worship!

Are you like me and wonder how we can continue to capture the “specialness” and continue it into January? As a worship planner I don’t want to go back to the “normal” routine.

We just had a month of very special worship. A month where people are excited about what’s coming up and wondering what will happen. Now it seems the feeling is gone.

I wonder if this ever happened to Peter or Paul?

After Peter and the rest of the disciples would have a “dry” spell after they would baptize thousands after they taught in the streets?

I wonder if Paul had a down period after successful visits to new cities.

How about you? How do you feel about worship in the cold of winter after the sacred celebrations of Christmas? How have you kept the Spirit alive in your worship?