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CHURCH THEME 2019: ESTABLISHING A FIRM FOUNDATION  

17 FEBRUARY 2019, 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:                           Luke 6:17-26
Sermon:                                     “Blessings and Woes”                         Dr Kwa Kiem Kiok

PROMISE
Hymn / Song of Response*
Benediction*

*indicates congregation standing

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Altar Ministry
If you need prayer, please come and kneel at the Altar. The ministry team will come and pray for you.

WE HAVE ENTERED THE SEASON OF EPIPHANY

We have entered the liturgical season of Epiphany
when we remember the revealing of Christ to the Gentiles (non-Jews)
and the need for missions and Christian nurture.
The liturgical colour is green, symbolising growth.


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. MEMORY VERSE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY

Psalm 84:11 “For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”

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

3. CORPORATE PRAYER

19 Feb Chinese Prayer 10.00am John Sung Room
26 Feb Prayer Meeting 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. BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS FEB-APR/2019

If you are 16 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 & collection of Membership Manual on TODAY, 17 Feb after service.

Deadline for registration TODAY, 17 Feb 2019
Dates

(Saturdays 2.00-4.00pm)

23 Feb, 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Mar,

6 Apr

Prayer Retreat Sat, 13 Apr 2019
Fee $5
Baptism Service & Membership Reception Easter Sun, 21 Apr 2019
For further details, please e-mail to admin@lhmc.org.sg

7. DISCIPLESHIP & NURTURE – NEW MODULES ‘SURVEY OF THE BIBLE’ & ‘GOSPEL OF MARK’ BEGINS ON 7 MAR 2019 (7.30-9.30PM)

Both modules are conducted on Thursday nights, beginning on 7 Mar 2019. Please register by TODAY, 17 Feb 2019. You may contact David @96157279 and Chris Liang @91259600 for more information.

8. TRAC BOARD OF WITNESS AND EVANGELISM – ‘COMMUNICATING CHRIST IN ASIAN CULTURES AND FAMILIES’ ON SAT, 9 MAR 2019 (9.30AM-1PM)

This seminar aims to deepen our understanding of the gospel in relation to the core Asian value of “HARMONY” and expand our view on approaches to sharing the gospel winsomely with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15-16) to people in Asian cultures and families. Please visit https://tinyurl.com/harmony9mar for registration and to learn more about the seminar. Venue: Faith Methodist Church, Sanctuary at level 1. Sign up by 3 Mar 2019 to facilitate logistical and catering preparations.

9. GLOWING YEARS MINISTRY (GYM) ‘HAPPY’ FRIDAY – BEGINS ON 1 MAR 2019, EVERY FRIDAY (9AM-12NOON) @ ATRIUM

Come and join us in a fun-filled exercise programme and fellowship. ‘Healthy Ageing Promotion Programme For You’ (HAPPY), is an exercise for anyone aged 50 and above. After the exercise, we will gather for fellowship over light refreshments if you want to join us. Please register at the Ushers’ Table to facilitate logistical and catering preparations. You may contact Priscilla @ 97721013 or Simon Ho @ 90405139 for details.

10. FIRST LOCAL CONFERENCE ON MON, 18 FEB 2019

Members of the Local Conference, please be reminded that the First Local Conference will be held on Monday, 18 February 2019, at 8 pm in Corinthians Room.

   

CELL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Luke 6:17-26 “Blessings and Woes”

1. Have you ever been told by a subject matter expert the complete opposite of what you have always thought to be true? How does that feel?

2. In 6:20-26, what will be given to those who are blessed? When do they hunger and weep? Where, according to the passage, will they be blessed?

3. When are those on whom Jesus pronounces ‘woes’ well-fed and laughing? When – by implication – will the ‘rich’ suffer their ‘woes’?

4. Jesus says the ‘poor’ will be blessed. From vv.20-23, do we have any clues as to who these ‘poor’ might be?

5. What is the essence of Jesus’ teaching? How should this teaching affect your attitude to life in this world?

 

CHURCH THEME 2019: ESTABLISHING A FIRM FOUNDATION

January 2019 – Psalm 36:5-6a

Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep.

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.