14 OCTOBER 2018, 9.00 AM LAITY SUNDAY 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: 1 John 3:1-2
Sermon: “On TRAC together: Wonder” Ms Tay Li Ping
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 KINGDOMTIDE
This is the season where we focus on learning
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 OCTOBER
2 Timothy 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
We encourage you to meditate on the verse and memorize it through the month.
3. CORPORATE PRAYER
|23 Oct||Worship & Intercessory Night||8.00pm||Chapel|
|16 Oct||Chinese Prayer||10.00am||John Sung Room|
|30 Oct||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.
Synopsis: Can we trust God in a world full of uncertainty, violence, sickness, and disease? Perhaps a better question is “why shouldn’t we?” The God of the bible is faithful and just, and He has promised that all things will work together for good, for those who love him, those are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
Come join us after church at Acts room at 11:30am TODAY and on 14, 21 & 28 Oct to learn how we can put our trust in God!
Church members who would like a hard copy of the Last Local Conference Report, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
8. GYM – 18TH ANNIVERSARY THANKSGIVING DINNER ON FRI, 9 NOV 2018
Time: 7.00–10.15pm (Registration from 6.30pm)
Venue: Ban Heng Pavillion Restaurant, Harbour Front Level 4
Cost: $ 30.00 per person
Closing Date for registration: Tue,16 Oct 2018
Please register at Usher’s table or contact Priscilla @ 97721013 for more details.
9. HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES
Our heartfelt condolences to Mr Raymond Chu, Mrs Dorothy Chu and Mr Timothy Chu on the passing of their beloved father, father-in-law and grandfather, the late Mr Chu Keng Lit, on 9 Oct 2018. May the Lord’s peace and comfort be with the Chu family.
10. PRISON FELLOWSHIP SINGAPORE (PFS) ANGEL TREE PROJECT 2018
PFS first launched its Angel Tree Hamper Project in 2005. It is an avenue through which the inmates reach out to and mend relationships with their loves ones at Christmas annually. Inmates would write personal notes to their family members, expressing their thoughts and wishes and PFS would then deliver the letters in gift hampers to the families. You and your Cells may support this meaningful project by: Donating Hampers @ $70 each* or/& Volunteering to deliver the hampers**.
*Please make out cheques payable to “Prison Fellowship Singapore” and on the reverse of the cheques, please state: “For Angel Tree Hamper Project 2018”.
**For those who wish to help to distribute the hampers and befriend the families, you are required to sign the online PFS PDPA form and to attend a COMPULSORY Volunteering Briefing Session on either 17 Nov or 24 Nov 2018, 10am at Christchurch Secondary School, 20 Woodlands Drive 17, S 737924 – same venue for the hampers collection.
Note: Collection of the cheque donations and the registration for the hamper delivery will be open TODAY at the Ushers’ Table after the Service.
11. OUTREACH & SOCIAL CONCERNS – VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Care Corner is planning to do an outreach on Tues and Thurs night, 7-9pm.
Dates: 11, 16, 18 Oct 2018
The objective is to give out the flyers and do a survey to identify strength in the community. Hopefully to identify someone who would like to contribute to the mural wall painting and ‘Kampung Night’ event. Interested person or any other enquiries, please contact Buck Hwa at 81135529.
LAST SUNDAY’S CELL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Colossians 3:12-14 & Matthew 6:14-15
“Community: God’s People Forgive”
The practice of forgiveness is not simply a one-time action or an isolated feeling or thought. Forgiveness involves us in a whole way of life that is shaped by an ever-deepening friendship with God and with other people. The central goal of this practise is to reconcile, to restore communion – with God, with one another, and with the whole creation.
1. A Whole Way of Life
Almost all of us yearn for resolution to unresolved conflicts. Incidences of horrifying evil make us wonder how forgiveness can make a difference. It even takes courage to forgive in smaller, day-to-day conflicts. What do you remember of situations where forgiveness did not happen? How does your experience colour your notion of forgiveness in general?
Even if we understand forgiveness as the right response, what if we don’t really want it? How can we pray with integrity, “Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us?” What difference do you suppose it makes if the goal of forgiveness is restoring communion rather than dealing with guilt?
2. The Shape of God’s Forgiveness
Forgiveness begins with God’s love. What do we learn about the shape of God’s forgiveness through the parables of the lost coin, the lost sons, and the lost sheep (Luke 15)? How does Jesus’ own ministry, death, and resurrection testify to the character of God’s forgiveness?
3. Building a Community of Forgiveness
Even a forgiving community has boundaries, especially when forgiveness is abused. What boundaries can we, our cell and our church community set to guard against abuse of forgiveness?
We need to unlearn those things that divide and destroy communion, and instead learn to live as forgiven and forgiving people. How do people who have experienced forgiveness react when others make mistakes? When have you seen vengeance averted in creative ways? How can we avoid reproducing violence, and still take seriously people’s responsibilities for their actions?
Adapted from L. Gregory Jones:
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.
August 2018 – 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.
September 2018 – 2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.