One correction to this original posting - the church had a seating capacity of 1,000 - not 7,000. But it still speaks volumes by virtue of the fact that people were spilling out into the foyer/vestibule and standing along the walls.
I would also like to say that I have a great deal of respect for a friend of 30 years who worked with me from time to time at various churches and was the director of the Youth Choir. Despite a heavy schedule as a physician/surgeon, he wrote parts for musicians and had the intuition and liturgical/musical sense to create that balance of music as it applied to the scriptures of each Sunday. People like him are rare and pastors need to wake up and start paying liveable wages for competent musicians (as well as people who have a sense of worship) rather than depend on "volunteers" who may or may not have any training. Otherwise, I believe that churches will still continue to empty out which is tragic.
Christ had passion and fire to spread the word - he was far from mediocre. Unfortunately, we have too many seminaries that are turning out mediocrity out of desperation. The saying rings true that "many are called but few are chosen".