7th May 2020
Well King’s, we approach the end of another week, our seventh week in lockdown. Like me, I am sure many of you are hoping for an easing of some of the restrictions after the weekend. There is no doubt that the last weeks have been hard at times, particularly for those affected directly by Covid-19, and we continue to pray for all those who have lost loved ones to this terrible illness. The loss of face-to-face connection with family and friends has also been costly. I know Deb and I are missing our grandson Isaac (and his parents of course!) and the moment rules are relaxed we will be knocking on their door.
While we are hopeful of some small changes soon, we know that it is likely to be some time before churches are permitted to gather in buildings again. But as I said last week, though our buildings may be empty right now, the church is very much alive – we have simply moved location! This was brought home in a powerful way last Sunday by the video the comms team had put together. Wasn’t it great to see so many faces from King’s and hear how people are doing? I enjoyed it so much, I thought I’d include it here for you to watch again.
Church has never been about buildings; church is the people. This video reminds us that even though we may not be able to see one another in person on Sundays, we as a church are present, active and continuing to love and serve God through the challenges of this time.
I hope you will tune in for our service again this Sunday, when I will be preaching on Psalm 23.
Stay connected. Stay safe. Stay prayerful.
‘Be still and know that I am God.’ Psalm 46: 10
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham, Lee and Beckenham. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.