19 AUGUST 2018, 9.00 AM SERVICE
Silent Prayer and Meditation
Songs of Praise and Preparation*
(Those who are unable to stand for long periods, please feel free to remain seated)
Call to Confession/ Prayer of Confession
Pastoral Prayer/ The Lord’s Prayer
Tithes and Offerings
Hymn of Preparation*
Scripture Reading: II Peter 1:3-9
Sermon: “The fruit of the Spirit: Self-control” Dr Kwa Kiem Kiok
Hymn / Song of Response*
*indicates congregation standing
For those with prayer 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
The colour is Red, reminding us that as the Holy Spirit that gave birth to the Church.
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
Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
We encourage you to meditate on the verse and memorize it through the month.
3. CORPORATE PRAYER
|21 Aug||Chinese Prayer||10.00am||John Sung Room|
|28 Aug||Worship & Intercession 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.
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.
Living Hope Methodist Church will be celebrating her 27th Anniversary at 9.00am on Sunday, 26 Aug 2018. You are welcome to come for the service. TRAC President, Rev Dr Gordon Wong will be our guest speaker. Guests from our Annual Conference and the community will be joining us. Refreshments will be served after the service.
7. DISCIPLESHIP & NURTURE – BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT (JOHN 14:15-18; 16:5-15)
Synopsis: Although every believer has been given the Holy Spirit, not every believer lives a Spirit-filled life. What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? Come join us after church at Acts Room at 11:30am on 19 and 26 Aug to learn about God’s truth and its transformative power!
8. CHILDREN MINISTRY – THE MIGHTY OLYMPICS 2018 ON SAT, 25 AUG (1PM TO 4PM)
The Children Ministry is organising the Mighty Olympics, another major annual event to reach out to unchurched children from K1 to P6 in the neighbourhood. The publicity flyers are available at the Ushers’ Table. Here is what you can do to participate in the event:
a) Invite your friends/relatives to register their children via WhatsApp to Margaret Lim at 97353347 or online at https://tinyurl.com/MightyOlympics2018
b) Obtain flyers from Margaret to distribute them to one or two blocks where you live, or
to children in public areas.
Any queries, please contact Margaret Lim at 9735 3347 or Samuel Bey at 9489 8380.
9. CHINESE MINISTRY – ‘LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE’ AN EVANGELISTIC OUTREACH (MANDARIN) ON SAT, 22 SEP 2018 (2-4PM)
The Chinese Ministry is organizing an evangelistic outreach, ‘Light Up Your Life’ on Sat, 22 Sept from 2pm to 4pm at the Sanctuary. Please pray and invite your family, relatives, neighbours and friends to come hear the Gospel. Our guest speaker is Rev Oh Beng Khee with worship by the Breakthrough Worship Team. Flyers for the Outreach are available at the Ushers’ Table. For queries, please contact Veronica Han at 9691 3642 or Low Buck Hwa at 8113 5529.
10. THE MIGHTY OLYMPICS – CORDONING OFF OF CAR PARK FOR GAMES ON SAT, 25 AUG 2018
In view of the Mighty Olympics and for the safety of the children, please note that we will cordon off the car park (except for a limited number of slots for the pastors and those involved in the event) on Saturday, 25 August. Please park in the multi-storey car park behind the church. We apologise for the inconvenience. Any enquiries, please call Margaret Lim at 9735 3347 or Samuel Bey at 9489 8380.
11. GYM – TRAC BOARD OF SENIORS MINISTRY OUTREACH SERVICE CUM HI-TEA ON SAT, 8 SEP 2018 (2.30-5PM) @ FAIRFIELD METHODIST CHURCH
Bring your seniors and pre-believers for a time of learning, sharing and Christian fellowship and meet old friends. Speaker is Pastor Don Wong. $6 per person (FOC for pre-believers). Register before 31 Aug 2018. To learn more, please contact Priscilla at 97721013.
12. CHURCH PREMISES WILL BE CLOSED ON HARI RAYA HAJI, 22 AUG 2018
13. BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS OCT-DEC/2018
If you are 16 years of age and above, and would like to be baptised or confirmed, or become a member of LHMC, please sign up for the class at the Ushers’ Table. There will be a short briefing after service on Sun, 30 Sept for collection of the Membership Manual.
|Deadline for registration||Sun, 30 Sep 2018|
|6, 13, 20, 27 Oct 2018
3, 10, 24 Nov 2018
|Prayer Retreat||Sat, 22 Dec 2018|
|Baptism Service||Tue, 25 Dec 2018|
|Reception into Membership||Sun, 30 Dec 2018|
|For further details, please e-mail to email@example.com|
CELL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
II Peter 1:3-9
“The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-control”
1. What does it mean to have self-control? Describe self-control in your own words.
2. The Christian understanding of self-control involves self-restraint, awareness of one’s personality and a disciplined nature. And such self-control produces happy and contented people. Why do you think people with self-control are happy and contented?
3. What are some areas you need more self-control? (E.g. the areas of sex, the tongue, bodily indulgence…) How can we grow in self-control?
4. How can God’s Spirit help us bear the fruit of the Spirit? What are some virtues you want to experience more in your life? Write a prayer to ask Him to fill you with the Spirit and help you become more like Christ.
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.
September 2017 – Psalm 103:8
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
October 2017 – Isaiah 41:10
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
November 2017 – 2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
December 2017 – Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
January 2018 – Psalm 1:6
For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
February 2018 – Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
March 2018 – Isaiah 40:31
“but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
April 2018 – Isaiah 41:13
“For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
May 2018 – Isaiah 48:17
This is what the LORD says — your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”
June 2018 – 2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
July 2018 – John 15:5
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.