5th December 2019
‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel.’ Isaiah 7:14
Christmas is approaching fast, and we are less than two weeks away from the first of our carol services here at King’s. This is an annual highlight for us, one of my favourite times of year, and planning and preparations began many months ago. Rehearsals are now in full swing, and I am looking forward to seeing what our talented and creative team have put together this year.
Our theme will be Emmanuel, ‘God with us’. It’s a word that expresses the very heart of Christmas – the time when we stop and remember that God, out of His mercy and love for us, came to live among us, bringing hope and salvation to the world. This year we want to give opportunity to share that hope with more people than ever before. Over two weekends we will be putting on fifteen services across our four sites – nine Carol Services and six Family Christmas Services. That’s fifteen opportunities to invite your friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues to come along and hear the Good News!
To help us manage numbers at the Carol Services, we are asking you to book tickets in advance for yourself and any guests you plan to bring along (no tickets needed for the Family Christmas Services). Tickets are free as usual, but this year we are asking you to book them online. You will find all the information you need on our website. Meanwhile, for a taste of what to expect from the carol services, have a look at the video below.
I would like to encourage you to start thinking and praying about the people you can invite to one of the services. Let’s pray that the Good News of Jesus – Emmanuel, God with us – will be shared with hundreds of people at King’s this year; let’s pray that many will find hope and salvation in Him.
Posted by Steve Tibbert
Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham, Lee and Beckenham. The church has seen continued growth since the mid-1990s, both in terms of size and diversity.
As well as leading King’s, Steve hosts and leads Newfrontiers, a fellowship of apostolic leaders with hundreds of churches around the world.
Steve is married to Deb. They have three grown up sons and one grandson.