24 JUNE 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: Colossians 3:12-14
Sermon: “The fruit of the Spirit: Forbearance” Mr Vincent Budihardjo
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 JUNE
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.”
We encourage you to meditate on the verse and memorize it through the month.
3. CORPORATE PRAYER
|26 June||Worship & Intercessory 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. FLORAL MINISTRY
The Floral Ministry aims to beautify the Church with flower arrangements on Sundays and special occasions. We welcome anyone who would like to join in creating this welcoming atmosphere in our sanctuary and chapel. If you have a willing heart and desire to minister to the needs of the Church, pls contact Teresa Teow @ 97519750. Training will be provided.
6. 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.
There will be a security talk conducted by NPC Officer on 8 Jul (Sun) in the main church Sanctuary immediately, right after the 9am service.
We would like to encourage you to attend the talk together with your Cells.
8. THE HELPING HAND CHARITY GOLF, 24 JUL 2018 AT ORCHID COUNTRY CLUB
Calling all golfers! In supporting the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-offenders, the Helping Hand is organizing a Charity Golf on the 24 July 2018 at Orchid Country Club. The Helping Hand has been operating from their current premise for more than 20 years and is now in need of major cyclical maintenance of their premise to continue rehabilitating ex-offenders for another 20 years here. For more details/registration form (for individual and group), please email to email@example.com attention to Mr. Terence Kaurah.
9. ON ANNUAL LEAVE
Ms Margaret Lim (LMS Children) will be on annual leave from 23 to 24 June 2018.
Ms Emily Go (Finance Executive) will be on annual leave from 12 to 27 June 2018.
Mr Patrick Tan (Facilities Officer) will be on annual leave from 21 to 27 June 2018.
10. GOFORTH NATIONAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE 2018 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Volunteers are urgently needed from 21 – 23 June 2018 at the ACS Barker Road Complex. Will you help? Please sign up – as an individual, small group, ministry or church. Register at: https://tinyurl.com/goforth2018-vol. For queries about volunteering, please email the GoForth 2018 Volunteer Management Chairperson, Carol Low at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. HEALING PLACE , CHINESE PRAYER AND DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS CLASS WILL RESUME IN JUL 2018
12. HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES
To the bereaved family of the late Mdm Alice Wong Eng Neo who was called home to be with the Lord on 20 Jun 2018. May the Lord’s peace and comfort be with the family.
13. GYM – DURIAN FEAST & JOHOR SHOPPING TOUR ON 28 JUL 2018 (SAT)
Cost: $65/- per person (Children 12 years & below: $58/-)
The Durian Feast is back! Don’t miss out- register now at the Usher Table. For details, please refer to poster or call Priscilla Yong 97721013 or Constance Gwee 96917430.
Closing date: 14 Jul 2018.
LAST SUNDAY’S CELL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
“The fruit of the Spirit: Peace”
Preparation: Read John 14:27 aloud, slowly. Read the verse again, silently, reflecting on a word or phrase that has caught your attention.
1. Before Jesus was arrested and crucified, He promised to leave us His peace. Describe what you think that peace may be like.
2. Christ is the source of our peace. How can we receive and experience it when we feel afraid or anxious? (See Philippians 4:6-7)
3. Think of a situation where you have experienced or are in need of God’s peace. Share it with your cell members.
4. End your time by reading John 14:27 again. Then pray for God’s peace for yourself or for someone who needs it.
CELL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
“The fruit of the Spirit: Forbearance”
Preparation: Read Colossians 3:12-14 aloud, slowly. Read the verse again, silently, reflecting on a word or phrase that has caught your attention.
The central meaning of ‘patience’ is ‘good temper’. It denotes a person who does not easily ‘fly off the handle’. He or she maintains good temper amid the inevitable ups and downs of life events. (Selwyn Hughes, Fruit of the Spirit)
1. Why is our temper a good measure of our patience?
2. What are some things that make us tense and angry but may not be examples of bad temper? Why is a certain amount of tension a necessary and inevitable part of life?
3. What is one recent situation when you were tense and angry? How did you handle the situation?
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.”