16 DECEMBER 2018, 9.00 AM 3RD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Silent Prayer and Meditation
Lighting of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Advent Candles
|Leader:||We light this candle as a symbol of joy.
O EMMANUEL, our King and Lawgiver, the Expected of the nations and their Saviour:
|Come and save us, O Lord, our God.
UMH221 Antiphon 1
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: Zephaniah 3:14-20
Sermon: “The Lord your God is with you” 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 ADVENT
This is the season when we prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas.
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 DECEMBER
2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”
We encourage you to meditate on the verse and memorize it through the month.
3. CORPORATE PRAYER
Worship & Intercession Night will resume on 8 Jan 2019.
4. FLORAL OFFERINGS
Alexander Suresh Alex – In the Remembrance of Mr P S Alexander, Father of Suresh Alex and Josephine
Evelyn Tang – In Thanksgiving
Michael & Molly Lian – Thanksgiving to God
Danielle, Albert & Justlyn – In Loving Memory of Cher Hwee, Alex & Justin
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.
• Chinese Prayer will be closed for the Dec school holidays and will resume on 15 Jan 2019
• Discipleship Essentials Class will be closed for the Dec school holidays and will resume on 13 Jan 2019
• Healing Place will be closed for the Nov & Dec school holidays and will resume on 7 Jan 2019. If you are looking for healing prayers during this period, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call church office at 65878810 for assistance.
7. ON ANNUAL LEAVE
Rev Ivan Tan will be on annual leave on 21 Dec 2018.
Rev Joshua Loo will be on annual leave from 8 to 18 and 26 to 28 Dec 2018.
Mr Samuel Bey will be on annual leave from 15 to 29 Dec 2018.
8. CHRISTMAS PARTY FOR CHILDREN FROM K1 TO P5 ON SAT, 22 DEC @ 1-4PM
Take the opportunity this Christmas season to bring an unchurched child to our Christmas Party on 22 Dec (Saturday, 1pm to 4pm). Venue: Mark room on Level One. We will have movie screening, quiz, games and goodies! Any queries, please contact Margaret Lim at 9735 3347.
9. CORDONING OFF OF CAR PARK ON SUN, 30 DEC 2018
The Church is partnering Tampines Changkat CC to organise a Christmas & Year-End Carnival on 30 Dec 2018 @ 11am to 1pm, Church Carpark. Everyone is invited to bask in the fun with food and games galore and performances by our very own members! Tickets are $3 each and can be purchased at Usher’s Table after service every Sunday. Do note that the Church Carpark will be closed on 30 Dec so all cars need to be parked at the MSCP behind, we apologise for the inconvenience caused.
10. TRAC HEALING SERVICE ‘JESUS, OUR DELIVERER’ @ LHMC ON 22 JAN 2019
Come and receive a healing touch from Jesus. Bring your loved ones or family member or a friend who needs a healing touch. Ps Jacob Lim will be the speaker.
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.
October 2018 – 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.
November 2018 – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.