One thing that first time guest want to find when they walk into a church for the first time is someone at the door smiling at them, shaking their hand as they introduce themselves and ask their name.
You only get one chance to make a first impression.
They are waiting for someone to start the conversation. Your long time people can wait for a chin wag, but guests want to feel welcome and you can’t do that if you talk to all the regulars and not the guests.
Try it tomorrow.