Purechristianithink suggested the congregation might be depressed. I immediately thought, yes, that makes sense. I discussed it with a colleague at lunch and she agreed. So, now the question is, what does one do as pastor to a depressed congregation?
I know that with depressed people about the only thing you can do is pray. Until the person can understand what is going on and decide to get help, there is really little that can be done. So, I have decided to up my prayer time for them. And not try to push things or activities on them.
I know I can say to a depressed person, "get up, go outside and exercise and you will feel better." The person will say to me, "I just don't have the energy" and the person will know the truth of my statement and I know the truth of his/hers. I pray that God will help me find the words the say.
If any of y'all have suggestions, I'd love to hear them!