18th April 2019
At the Baptist church I attended when growing up in Bedford, our Pastor, Peter, established a tradition of a Good Friday church walk. After worship in the morning, everyone would get into their cars and drive in convoy to some woods about ten miles outside Bedford. Peter went at the front of the long procession of cars, and I always thought anyone watching us must have wondered where all these people were going on Good Friday. One of my lasting memories is of sitting in my new car at the back of the queue and seeing if my mates and I could find a quicker route, therefore starting at the back but arriving at the front. It’s amazing what seems important when you are young and have a new car! Peter had created a good tradition and it was enjoyed by many.
The Christian faith is rooted in tradition and history and this weekend we remember and celebrate an event which happened in Jerusalem over 2000 years ago, when a young man claiming to be God was crucified at the hands of the Romans. He died horrifically, yet three days later he rose again, making a way for millions and millions of people to find freedom from sin and death and new life in Christ. This weekend we will join billions of Christians around the world as we remember and celebrate Jesus’ death and resurrection. What story! What a Saviour!
I would like to invite you to join us at King’s this weekend for our Easter celebrations. Here is a reminder of what is happening across the weekend:
Good Friday, 19th April
Join us at three of our sites, Catford, Downham and Lee, at 10.30am, as we reflect on Jesus' death and break bread together. (There will be no meeting at our Beckenham site.)
These services will last about an hour. Please note there will be no children's work.
Easter Sunday, 21st April
Join us as we celebrate Easter at King's!
Our Easter Sunday services take place at all four sites at our normal meeting times.
Catford: 9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm
Downham: 9.30am & 11.30am
There is children's work at all our morning meetings this Sunday.
Do come along — and bring a friend!
There will be no blog next week as I will be enjoying a few days holiday, but I’ll be back the week after that.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. 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.