Bulletin

NEWS

CHURCH THEME 2017-18: GROWING ROOTS ~ BEARING FRUIT   

20 AUGUST 2017, 9.00 AM SERVICE

PREPARATION
Silent Prayer and Meditation

PRAISE
Opening Prayer
Songs of Praise and Preparation*
(Those who are unable to stand for long periods, please feel free to remain seated)

PRAYER
Call to Confession/ Prayer of Confession
Pastoral Prayer/ The Lord’s Prayer
Community Concerns
Tithes and Offerings
Doxology*

PROCLAMATION
Hymn of Preparation*
Scripture Reading:              Matthew 5:17-20
Sermon:                      “True Meaning of the Law”                  Pr Eleanor Quah

PROMISE
Hymn / Song of Response*
Benediction*
*indicates congregation standing
_____________________________________________________

For those with needs, please come and kneel at the Altar. The ministry team will come and pray for you.

WE ARE IN THE LITURGICAL SEASON OF PENTECOST

Pentecost is the period when we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit
upon the Church, empowering the Church for ministry, mission and service.

The colour is Red, reminding us that it is the Holy Spirit who gave birth to the Church.


COMMUNITY CONCERNS

1. HOSPITALITY MINISTRY: 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. Please approach our ushers for directions.

2. POWER POINT FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

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

3. CORPORATE PRAYER

22 Aug Church Ministry Week

(Fundraising Campaign & Anniversary Service)

8.00pm Chapel
29 Aug Praise & Worship Night 8.00pm Chapel

4. FLORAL OFFERINGS

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. LHMC ALPHA 2017 PROGRAM (IN ENGLISH & MANDARIN) – 26 AUG TO 25 NOV

Lessons 1-10 are on Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm with the exception of The Introduction Dinner, Holy Spirit Weekend and Graduation. Join us for the Introduction Dinner on 26 August (Sat) from 6.30pm to 9pm to learn more! For signing up, please do so at the usher’s table or email to alpha@lhmc.org.sg by TODAY. Please refer to poster for more information.

Lesson 1 to 4 9, 16, 23 & 30 September
Lesson 5 to 7 7, 14, & 28 October
Holy Spirit Weekend 21 October (10am to 5pm)
Lesson 8 to 10 4, 11 & 18 November
Graduation 25 November (2pm to 4pm)

7. MIGHTY OLYMPICS 2017 – SATURDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER (1PM TO 4PM)

The Children’s Ministry is organising the Mighty Olympics, a major event to reach out to children from K2 to P5 in the neighbourhood. Please pray for good response from children from unchurched households. Please also do not miss this opportunity to reach out to your friends/relatives’ children. The publicity flyers are available at the Ushers’ Table. Any enquiries, please call Margaret Lim at 9735 3347 or Samuel Bey at 9489 8380.

8. GYM OUTREACH SERVICE CUM HI-TEA ON 16 SEPT 2017 (SAT)

Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Bedok Methodist Church
Speaker: Rev Khoo Kay Huat
Refreshment: $6/- per pax (FOC for pre-believers)
Closing Date: 31 Aug 2017
Please register at Usher Table or call Simon Ho at 90405139 for more information.

9. BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS 2/2017

If you are 16 years of age and above, and would like to be baptised or confirmed, or if you want to become a member of LHMC, please obtain the Registration Form from the Ushers’ Table and sign up for the class. Those who register for the class need to attend a short briefing by Pastor Ivan after service on Sun, 1 October to collect their copy of the Manual at Romans Room.

Deadline for registration Sunday, 1 October 2017
Dates (8 sessions) October: 7, 14, 21, 28 (2.00-4.00pm)

November: 4, 11, 18, 25 (2.00-4.00pm)

Venue Corinthians Room, Level 3
Fee $5 (materials)
Baptism Service Monday, 25 December 2017
Reception into Membership Sunday, 31 December 2017
For further details, please e-mail to admin@lhmc.org.sg

 

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4

u r in

Growing Roots ~ Bearing Fruit

                                                                     LHMC 26TH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE

Living Hope Methodist Church will be 26 years old next Sunday! God has been faithful to us. We started out worshipping in homes and borrowed chapels, but 13 years ago God blessed us with a beautiful sanctuary in Tampines Street 33. And our community has grown! We have ministered to people in Tampines, Changi, Bedok, Pasir Ris, and now, Sengkang and Punggol.

We run a Befrienders’ Club for students at East Spring Primary School, host Youth For Christ groups, and run a club for children from the neighbourhood. We work closely with St Luke’s ElderCare (Changkat), Prison Fellowship Singapore and Care Corner Family Service Centre (Tampines), and organise the Alpha course.

As we prepare for our anniversary, let us reflect on all that God has blessed with us, as individuals, as families, as cells and as a church community. Let us be grateful to the Lord and give thanks to Him. Next Sunday, we will have opportunity of writing little cards to God as our act of thanksgiving to Him. And we are invited to pin our cards on a Thanksgiving Board in gratitude.

The Anniversary Service will start at 9.00am. Bishop Dr Chong Chin Chung will be the guest speaker. Guests from our sister churches and the community will be joining us. Light refreshments will be served after the service. Come let us celebrate our 26th Anniversary together!

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5


CELL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Matthew 5:13-16
“Let your light shine!”

1. As ‘salt’ we prevent decay, the spread of evil. In what ways do you behave as the “salt of the earth” (5:13)? What things make Christians less ‘salty’? Think of practical ways you would have a greater effect on the community that you are a part of.

2. What might cause Christians to lose their saltiness?

3. In what ways are you the “light of the world” (5:14)? What things prevent the light from being seen? Think of practical ways you could ‘shine’ more brightly.

4. How can we positively promote the spread of truth in the world around us? Why might we be tempted to hide our light?

CELL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Matthew 5:17-20
“True Meaning of the Law”

1. Why might some people have thought that Jesus came to “abolish the Law and the Prophets”?

2. The Law and the Prophets (Old Testament) consists of doctrine, prophecy and ethics. In what sense does Jesus ‘fulfil’ each of these (5:17)?

3. How will our response to the Law determine our status in the kingdom of heaven (5:19)?

4. The Pharisees and teachers of the law were zealous about observing the Law. How can our righteousness surpass theirs (5:20)?

CHURCH THEME 2017-18: GROWING ROOTS ~ BEARING FRUIT

January 2017 – Psalm 25:9

He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

February 2017 – 1 John 4:15

If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.

March 2017 – Proverbs 3:27

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.

April 2017 – Hebrews 12:14

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

May 2017 – Proverbs 14:30

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.

June 2017 – 1 John 2:17

The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

July 2017 – Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

August 2017 – Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

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.