When we celebrate Easter, we celebrate the greatest victory in history! Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, he has triumphed over sin and death!
This year on 21st April at Hope Church Kuching, we held 1 extra English service at 1pm in addition to our 8:30am and 10:30am services. In total we celebrated Easter Sunday at 6 services across 3 locations (Central, Spero and Samariang) in 4 language services: English, Mandarin, Bahasa Malaysia (BM) and Iban!
A lot goes into the annual planning of Easter Sunday! In the weeks leading up to Easter, we started on a new sermon series on the “Apostle’s Creed”. The leadership team and the church gathered to plan for the services and began to pray for the different names of people for salvation. Different Life Groups also organised prayer and evangelistic activities to pray, engage and connect with new contacts; blessing and meeting their needs before inviting them to Easter Services.
Leading up to Easter, the church also held pre-Easter Blood Drive as a way to serve and bless the community. Our brothers and sisters from Spero went out by faith to the surrounding neighbourhood area to deliver “the Bread of Life” to different houses, intentionally taking the opportunity to pray for needs and inviting the community to Easter Service.
Our Easter Sunday celebration was made amazing by the teams of volunteers who served in whatever capacity, according to their gifting. The message of the Cross and the resurrection was told through a contemporary dance and a captivating choir performances coupled with innovative use of illustration art and multimedia, a powerful testimony and the Easter sermon. Praise God for a total attendance of more than 1200 adults and kids across 6 services. We welcomed about 100 new people and celebrated 10 salvations!
The work doesn’t end here. In fact, this is just a beginning of a new and exciting journey of discipleship and growing in faith for our friends as they take their next steps in the Lord and in this Hope Family!
By Hope Church, Kuching