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CHURCH THEME 2019: ESTABLISHING A FIRM FOUNDATION  

EASTER COMBINED SERVICE 21 APRIL 2019, 8.30 AM

PREPARATION

RESPONSIVE CALL TO WORSHIP* (In Atrium)

Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed!

HOLY BAPTISM (See Attached)

PROCESSIONAL SONG: He Is Lord (Proceed into Sanctuary)

He is Lord, he is Lord!
He is risen from the dead, and he is Lord!
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord!

SONGS OF PRAISE*

PASTORAL PRAYER

CONFIRMATION & RECEPTION INTO MEMBERSHIP

COMMUNITY CONCERNS

TITHES AND OFFERINGS

DOXOLOGY*

HYMN OF PREPARATION*: Christ the Lord is Risen Today (UMH302)

SCRIPTURE READING                John 20:11-18

SERMON                              “Seeing the Risen Christ”                    Rev Joshua Loo

SONG OF RESPONSE*: Will You Come and Follow Me (The Faith We Sing 2130)

DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING*

Go forth in joy to love and serve God in all that you do.
We are sent in the name of the risen Christ.
Let us bless our Lord.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

May the God of peace, who raised to life the great Shepherd of the sheep,
Make us ready to do His will in every good thing,
Through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever.
Amen. Alleluia!

*indicates congregation standing
Those who are unable to stand for long periods, please feel free to remain seated

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Altar Ministry
If you need prayer, please come and kneel at the Altar. The ministry team will come and pray with you.

WE ARE IN THE LITURGICAL SEASON OF EASTERTIDE

This is the period when we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.
The liturgical colour is white, symbolising joy and celebration.


COMMUNITY CONCERNS

1. NEWCOMERS’ WELCOME: A WARM WELCOME TO ALL VISITORS!

If this is your first time visiting our church, we would like to invite you for a cup of coffee after service at the Visitors’ Corner in the Atrium, in front of the Church Office. Please approach our ushers for directions.

2. MEMORY VERSE FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL

Philippians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

We encourage you to meditate on the verse and memorise it through the month.

3. CORPORATE PRAYER

23 Apr Prayer Meeting 8.00pm Chapel
3 May Prayer Rally 8.00pm Chapel

4. FLORAL OFFERINGS

Linda Yap – Given in Thanksgiving.
Eunice Lim – Given in Thanksgiving.

Floral offerings will be done on every 1st and 3rd Sundays and on special occasions. To express your dedications of love, praise, or thanksgiving to God with a floral offering, please approach the ushers-on-duty or contact Teresa Teow at 9751 9750.

5. OPENING OF CHURCH LIBRARY (LEVEL 1)

You are welcome to visit the library to access the treasure trove of resources available for your spiritual growth. It will be open for 45 mins after Sunday Services.

6. GEN4CHRIST YOUTH GATHERING CANCELLED ON 21 APR

Gen4Christ Youth Gathering will resume on 28 Apr.

7. THE MIGHTY KIDZ CAMP 2019 – ‘THE ULTIMATE FORCE’ ON 19 – 21 JUN 2019 (WED TO FRI, 9AM TO 5PM DAILY)

The Children’s Ministry is organising a 3-day day camp for children from K1 to P6. Our objective is to provide an enriching experience for our children in Junior Archers, Mighty Archers and Mighty Connection, as well as to reach out to children in the neighbourhood for the Lord Jesus Christ! Take this opportunity to reach out to children who are not attending any church – sign them up for THE MIGHTY KIDZ CAMP 2019 at www.tinyurl.com/MKC2019. Early Bird Fee (for registration before 20 May 2019) is only $30 per child. Normal Fee is $50 per child. Flyers are available at the Ushers’ Table. Contact Margaret Lim at 9735 3347 for more information. Follow us on Instagram @ mightykidzatlivinghope and Facebook @ Mighty Kidz at Living Hope.

8. THE MIGHTY KIDZ CAMP 2019 – REACH OUT TO CHILDREN IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Do you live in Tampines Street 32, 33, 34, or Street 21, 22, 45? You can obtain the Mighty Kidz Camp publicity flyers from Margaret if you like to distribute them door-to-door in one or two blocks where you live. Call Margaret Lim at 9735 3347.

9. ALDERSGATE SG 2019 “A TASK UNFINISHED: TOGETHER IN GOD’S MISSION”

Christ commanded us to go into all the world and preach the gospel to everyone. But how well have we fulfilled this Great Commission? How can we, as Methodists, bring the gospel to the rest of the world? Come find out our roles and how we can play our part in missions. Please register by 6 May 2019, email to admin@lhmc.org.sg.
Aldersgate Lectures -23 & 24 May (7.30 pm)
Aldersgate Celebration Service – 25 May (4.00 pm)
Speakers: Bishop Emeritus Dr Hwa Yung & Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon
Venue: Paya Lebar Methodist Church

10. THE PASTORS WILL BE AWAY FOR TRAC PASTORS’ RETREAT FROM 24 TO 26 APR 2019

If you require urgent pastoral care during this period, please contact Church Office.

11. UPDATE – GIVING METHODIST (TGM) HAMPER DONATION DRIVE 2019

On behalf of Pentecost Methodist church and Tampines Family Service Centre (TFSC), we would like to thank you for taking part in TGM Hamper Donation Drive 2019. As of 13 Apr, LHMC has raised a total amount of $3,200 for the hamper donation to bless 150 poor and needy families in Tampines.

 

 

LAST SUNDAY’S CELL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Luke 19:28-48 “Blessed is the King”

1. Do you enjoy watching or being a part of the pomp and circumstance of a royal procession or a state visit of a VIP? How does that make you feel?

2. What does 19:30-38 teach us about Jesus? (use Zechariah 9:9 to help you)

3. In vv.41-44, Jesus wept over Jerusalem as he predicts its judgment. What reason does he give for this happening and what does he mean by this?

4. How do Jesus’ tears and prediction (vv.41-44) go together with his action in vv.45-48?

5. How should Jesus’ revelation as King, His subsequent prediction about Jerusalem and His actions at the temple shape our relationship with Him?

 

CHURCH THEME 2019: ESTABLISHING A FIRM FOUNDATION

January 2019 – Psalm 36:5-6a

Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep.

February 2019 – Psalm 84:11

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

March 2019 – Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
For our church members with updates/ changes on their particulars (e.g. change of name, address, contact info, etc.), please fill up the membership update form available at the usher table. Thank you.

CAR PARKING
Please take note of the double parking practice in our church carpark. Kindly park your cars properly to avoid inconveniences to others. If you are blocking others, please leave your name and mobile number on your dash board.
Thank you.