stories @ jesus house
Terry MacAlmon ministers at Jesus House
C Above: Anne Nwakeze and Itohan Iyamu chat with a couple of shoppers. Far Left: Creperie 918 staff prepare the pancakes. Left: Zoltan Deak displays the promotional material for the event.
Have your pancake and eat it!
olunteers from Jesus House served up pancakes to local shoppers and residents at Brent Cross retail car park to celebrate the start of the Easter season on Pancake Tuesday, which fell on February 21st this year. Teaming up with local business Creperie 918, pancakes were sold at prices from as little as £1, with a variety of toppings, including whipped cream, chocolate or strawberry sauce. Local workers from the Brent Cross area browsing the shops, or taking their lunch breaks from work, were able to choose from the sweet and savoury pancakes on offer, as well as chat and learn more about the significance of date in the Christian calendar. Traditionally, Pancake Tuesday is known as ‘Shrove Tuesday’, which is a day for confessing one’s sins before
Lent. The modern incarnation gets its name from the millions of pancakes eaten around the world on this Tuesday before Lent begins as the last feast before abstaining from rich foods. Others mark the Lenten period by giving up a favourite food or activity, donating the money saved by their abstinence to charities close to their hearts. Melissa Levi, owner of Creperie 918 said “We think it’s an absolutely fabulous idea and we are happy to support Jesus House in this community initiative!” Ayo Adedoyin, Head of the Community department at Jesus House, added that “Pancake Tuesday is a perfect opportunity to use a much loved date in the calendar to kick-start the lead up to Easter.” edel meremikwu
hristian songwriter, recording artist and worship leader Terry MacAlmon visited Jesus House for both the Wednesday and Sunday services in the week of March 5th 2012. The globally esteemed minister jubilantly proclaimed that Jesus House was his “church of choice away from home”, adding that “there is no other place I’d rather go to”. On both days, he delivered a powerful worship concert, which combined uplifting song and inspiring scriptures. On the Sunday, he kicked off his praise by leading the congregation in a blessed rendition of ‘I Live to Worship Him’, and it was clear to see that this was someone who knew his instrument well, as he blessed the house with many songs, including: ‘I Came to Worship You’. He rejoiced to the Lord, singing, “I came to sing Your praise, I came to love You, Lord, Your Holy name to raise, hallelujah, hallelujah, Oh, how I worship You”, with the congregation singing along with enthusiasm. Accompanied by his wife, Liz, and his trusty organ, he played with his usual passion and precision. Often described as ‘a child prodigy’ in the music industry, MacAlmon was able to play the piano to an exceptional standard by the age of three, and played in his hometown church in Lexington,
Published on Mar 27, 2012