22 APRIL 2018, 9.00 AM SERVICE
4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER
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: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Sermon: “Is there no balm in Gilead?” Rev Clarence Lee
Hymn / Song of Response*
*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 EASTERTIDE
This is the period when we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.
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 APRIL
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.”
We encourage you to meditate on the verse and memorize it through the month.
3. CORPORATE PRAYER
|24 Apr||Worship & Intercessory Night||8.00pm||Chapel|
|Every Tuesday||Chinese Prayer||10.00am||John Sung Room|
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. MISSIONS: GO FORTH NATIONAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE 2018 ON 21-23 JUNE @ ACS BARKER ROAD CAMPUS
The urgent call now is to GO URBAN – Whether you are in the marketplace, doing your own business, working in a church or a missions organisation, or still in school – God is calling you to play a pivotal role in urban missions. For more details, please pick up a copy of GoForth information booklet (complete with Registration Form) at the Usher Table. You may also visit goforth.org.sg for online registration.
7. COME JOIN THE FAMILY: THE WORSHIP MINISTRY WELCOMES YOU
If you would like to serve as singers, musicians, slide projectionist, or sound tech we would like to meet you at the worship counter in the atrium. Alternatively, email your name and HP number to firstname.lastname@example.org
8. CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – THE MIGHTY KIDZ CAMP 2018 – POWER FOREVER! (13 TO 15 JUNE 2018, 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, Mighty Connection and Befrienders’ Club, 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 currently not attending any church – sign them up for THE MIGHTY KIDZ CAMP 2018! Early Bird Fee (for registration before 20 May 2018) is only $30 per child. More camp flyers are available at the Usher’s Table. You may also register online at https://tinyurl.com/MKC2018. Any enquiries, please contact Margaret Lim at 9735 3347 or Samuel Bey at 9489 8380.
9. TRAC WSCS – “THRIVING IN THIS VUCAWORLD” ON 21 APR, 8.30AM TO 5PM @ TOA PAYOH METHODIST CHURCH
Be inspired by working women sharing how they rise above the challenges. Fees: $15 (includes meals & tea). Please refer to the poster for more information. Visit http://register.tracwscs.org to register.
10. RAISING WISE DIGITAL CITIZENS, 16 & 23 MAY 2018 (7.30PM TO 9.30PM)
If you have young children or teens, register online at bible.org.sg/digitalcitizens to attend the following seminars organised by Sower Institute:-
16 May Seminar A: Putting Media & Technology in their proper place in your home.
23 May Seminar B: Social Media & Sexuality – How to discuss boundaries through quality conversations with my teen.
LAY MINISTRY STAFF – STUDENT MINISTRY, MISSIONS AND OUTREACH
Living Hope Methodist Church is looking for a full-time Lay Ministry Staff whose primary roles will be in the areas of student ministry, missions and community outreach.
a) Provide pastoral care to students of tertiary institutions.
b) Provide leadership in developing and implementing our student ministry.
c) Disciple tertiary students in their spiritual growth.
a) Together with Missions Committee, develop and implement our missions strategy.
b) Provide leadership in planning of mission trips.
c) Provide training for teams being sent on mission trips.
a) Lead in outreach to families in the neighbouring housing estates.
b) Form a team to assist young families to integrate into church community.
c) Provide training to help members be welcoming of new families.
• Be a Christian with good knowledge of the Bible.
• Be graduate of a recognised theological college or seminary with a Bachelor or Master of Divinity degree.
• Demonstrate a genuine love and rapport with youths and young adults.
• Be sensitive to pressures faced by tertiary students, working people and young families.
• Preferably have experience in the mission field or in an established missions programme.
Interested individuals please submit applications to:
Living Hope Methodist Church
20 Tampines St 33, Singapore 529259
Email: email@example.com Closing date: 29 April 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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.”