Bulletin

NEWS

CHURCH THEME 2017-18: GROWING ROOTS ~ BEARING FRUIT   

21 JANUARY 2018, 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:                    Acts 4:23-31
Sermon:                      “Bearing fruit: Believers pray”                  Mr Will Stacken

PROMISE
Hymn / Song of Response*
Benediction*

*indicates congregation standing

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For those with needs, 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. POWER POINT FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY

Psalm 1:6 “For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.”

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

3. CORPORATE PRAYER

23 Jan TRAC Healing Service @LHMC 8.00pm Sanctuary
30 Jan Praise & Worship Night 8.00pm Chapel
  Every Tuesday Chinese Prayer 10.00am John Sung Room

4. FLORAL OFFERINGS

Alex & Josephine – In the remembrance of Mrs Bhagayalakshmi Alexander

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. CHURCH FAMILY CAMP, FRI 8 TO MON 11 JUN 2018

Venue : Royale Chulan Hotel, Seremban, West Malaysia
Theme : Life Together: The Disciplines of Community
Speaker : Rev Dr Jimmy Tan
Rate: S$340 per person (on a twin-sharing basis)
You may register at the Ushers’ Table. Payment is required by end Mar 2018.

7. GYM – CNY LOCAL SHOPPING ON 3 FEB 2018 (SAT)

This CNY shopping spree will take you to Woodlands Industrial Estate, Woodlands Terrence, Fragrance Foodstuff Pte Ltd, Fassler Gourmet etc.
Departure: Sat, 3 Feb 2018 at 8.30am sharp
Venue: LHMC
Fees: $8 per person (transportation only)
Please register by Sun, 28 Jan 2018 at the Usher Table after Sunday service. You may contact Priscilla at 97721013 or Constance at 9691 7430 for more information.

8. BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS 1/2018

If you are 16 years of age and above, and would like to be baptised or confirmed, or if you want to become a member of LHMC, please obtain the Registration Form from the Ushers’ Table and sign up for the class. Those who register for the class need to attend a short briefing by Pastor Ivan after service on Sun, 28 Jan in Romans Room.

Deadline for registration Sunday, 28 January 2018
Dates (8 sessions) February: 3, 10, 24 (2.00-4.00pm)

March: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (2.00-4.00pm)

Venue Acts Room, Level 2
Fee $5 (materials)
Baptism Service Sunday, 6 May 2018
Reception into Membership Sunday, 13 May 2018
For further details, please e-mail to admin@lhmc.org.sg

9. HEALING PLACE WILL BE CLOSED ON 22 JAN 2018

You are invited to attend the TRAC Healing Service on (Tue) 23 Jan at 8pm.

10. FIRST LOCAL CONFERENCE 2018

Members of the Local Conference, please be reminded that the First Local Conference will be held on Monday, 5 February 2018, at 8 pm in Corinthians Room.

11.‘FRUITFUL LIVES: LESSONS FROM WOMEN IN THE BIBLE’ BY DR KWA KIEM KIOK – 10 AND 24 FEB 2018 (SATURDAYS), FROM 2.30PM TO 5.00PM

Jesus said that if we abide in Him we will bear much fruit. What does it mean to be “fruitful”? What lessons can we learn, especially from some women in the Bible, who were fruitful? Join us for these 2 bible study workshops where we will search the Scriptures and find some answers.
Venue: LHMC, Ephesians Room (Level 3)
Fees: $5 (Refreshments included)
Please register by Sun, 4 Feb 2018 at the Usher Table after Sunday service. You may contact Priscilla at 97721013 or Constance at 9691 7430 for more information.

 

CELL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Acts 4:23-31
“Bearing fruit: Believers pray”

1. Those who gather after Peter and John are released from prison pray from Psalm 2, a text which stands within a long Jewish tradition in which God places his chosen people amidst the warring and violent nations of the earth as a sign of his coming kingdom. All this will come through the Messiah as the Son of God, by whose rule he will eventually bring peace and justice to the world.
How does this Scripture passage set a context that helps these early Christians understand and deal with their own situation?

2. The church did not pray “Lord, let this persecution stop,” or “Please convert the authorities so that your work can go forward.” Rather, quite simply, they prayed “Now, Lord, look on their threats; let us go on speaking boldly; and will you please continue to work powerfully.” The opposition are there, and God knows about them. We are here, and we need to be faithful, to continue to speak of Jesus boldly and confidently. And here is the power of God, which is not in our possession but which, because of Jesus, will continue to be at work to set up signposts pointing people to the new thing which is happening through him.
Who or what is opposing your witness or our church’s witness for Christ?

3. How have you been praying so far about the opposition, and how might your prayers now change?

4. Using the young church’s prayer (Act 4:24-30) as your example, pray about opposition to the gospel message, both in your own area and throughout the world.

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.”

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.