20th March 2020
The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7
King's, as we walk through this challenging season together, I am asking you to do three things:
1. STAY CONNECTED
We have numerous means of communication available to us. Whether it’s phone, email, WhatsApp or Zoom, let’s use them and speak to people every day. We will be providing resources to serve you, and the pastoral team and your group or ministry leader will be in contact soon. You can also help us: please take the initiative and contact us (call 020 8690 4646 or email email@example.com) to make sure we have your correct contact details or to make us aware of any needs you may have. This is also a time for us to reach out to our neighbours and offer help and support where we can.
2. STAY SAFE
If you are over 70 or have any underlying health issues, please follow government advice and self-isolate now. This also applies to any of us who develop a cough or temperature, as well as to other members of that household. We have a responsibility to our wider community to protect them from possible exposure to the virus. Please stay up-to-date with the latest government advice, as the situation is changing rapidly.
3. STAY PRAYERFUL
We are moving into a time when our church family will gather online, so please join us each week for our online Sunday services which will be live streamed each week at 9.30, 10.30, 11.30 and 1.30, starting this Sunday. We may discover we have time to spare as we stay in our homes to see out the crisis. Let's make good use of the extra time! Consider arranging an online prayer group or setting up a Zoom group. We will be providing additional resources to assist in these things soon.
King’s, let’s stand firm, trust God and keep washing our hands!
I encourage all of you who are part of King’s to watch this video message recorded earlier this week about how we are adjusting to the latest government advice regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus) .
For the latest information on how King’s is responding to the Coronavirus crisis, go to our Coronavirus Update page.
Join us online on Sunday via kingschurchlondon.org/online.
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.