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NEWS

CHURCH THEME 2017-18: GROWING ROOTS ~ BEARING FRUIT   

25 JUN 2017, 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 3:1-10
Sermon:              “Weaknesses, Strengths and Results”                      Pr Patrick Wu

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 ARE IN THE LITURGICAL SEASON OF PENTECOST

Pentecost is the period when we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit
upon the Church, empowering the Church for ministry, mission and service.

The colour is Red, reminding us that as the Holy Spirit that gave birth to the Church.


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 JUNE

1 John 2:17 “The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”
We encourage you to meditate on the verse and memorize it through the month.

3. CORPORATE PRAYER

27 Jun Church Ministry Week

(Altar Ministry/Prayer/Altar Guild)

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. LHMC ALPHA 2017 PROGRAM (IN ENGLISH & MANDARIN) – 26 AUG TO 25 NOV

Lessons 1-10 are on Saturdays, 3pm to 5pm with the exception of The Introduction Dinner, Holy Spirit Weekend and Graduation. Join us for the Introduction Dinner on 26 August (Sat)from 6.30pm to 9pm to learn more! For signing up and submitting request for prayers for pre-believers/friends/family members, please do so at the usher’s table or email to alpha@lhmc.org.sg. Please refer to poster for more information.

Lesson 1 to 4 9, 16, 23 & 30 September
Lesson 5 to 7 7, 14, & 28 October
Holy Spirit Weekend 21 October (9am to 4.30pm)
Lesson 8 to 10 4, 11 & 18 November
Graduation 25 November (2pm to 4pm)

7. CHURCH PREMISES WILL BE CLOSED ON HARI RAYA PUASA, 26 JUNE 2017

8. HEALING PLACE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE JUNE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

9. CHURCH FUNDRAISING DINNER ON 19 NOV AT FAIRMONT, SINGAPORE

Thank you for your support for our fundraising dinner. As at last Sunday, we have approximately 140 persons committed to the dinner.

If you wish to register and purchase tickets for the dinner, please proceed to the counter outside the Sanctuary after the service. Options:
a. For Groups: 10pax per table for $2,000, $5,000 , $10,000 or $20,000.
b. For Individuals: 1pax per seat for $200, $500, $1,000 or $2,000 are also available

Please approach How Yee or Melissa at the registration counter if you need more information regarding the dinner tickets. You may also email Peter Toi at petertoihh@gmail.com if you need any clarification pertaining to the fund raising campaign.

10. REGISTRATION FOR ADMISSION TO PRIMARY ONE IN 2018

For members who wish to register their children in Methodist schools, please note that a letter is required from the church to certify that you are a member of LHMC. You may collect the registration form at the Usher Table.

11. ACCESS TO METHODIST MESSAGE

Methodist Message (MM) forms a valuable record of major news of the Methodist Church in Singapore, with thoughtful views on current issues and an inspiring array of opportunities to serve. Members who wish to access past and current issues of MM, you may do so at https://issuu.com/methodist.message

12. SINGAPORE BIBLE COLLEGE – EVENING COURSES FOR TERM 3 2017

a) How to Do Theology Well – 4, 11 & 25 July; 1, 8 & 22 August (Tue)
b) Called to the Marketplace – 19 & 26 July; 2, 16, 23 & 30 August (Wed)
c) The Book of Psalms: A Closer Look – 20 & 27 July; 3, 10, 24 & 31 August (Thu)
d) Old Testament Survey 1 – 20 & 27 July; 3, 10, 24, & 31 August (Thu)
For more details and to register, please visit http://www.sbc.edu.sg/en/ccte-eve-sch-othermenu-134/ccte-schedule

13. CRISIS RELIEF TRAINING (MODULE 1) ORGANISED BY CRISIS RELIEF WESLEY

Date and time: 8th July 2017, 9 am to 5 pm.
Location: Wesley Methodist Church, L2 Hall.
For who: Those already involved in CR or who want to find out more.
Sign up: http://tinyurl.com/jul2017crt
For more information, please contact Ms. Belinda Foo (belindf@wesleymc.org)

14. GYM JOHOR DURIAN AND SHOPPING TOUR ON 5 AUGUST (SAT)

Cost: $68/- per pax. Register with Priscilla Yong 97721013 or Simon Ho 90405139 or at usher table before 10 July 2017. Please refer to their poster for more information.

15. RE-ENGAGEMENT OF LAY MINISTRY STAFF (LMS) MS MARGARET LIM

Our LMS (Children & Youth), will be re-engaged as LMS (Children) on a part-time basis from 1 Jul 2017 so that she can care for her newly born granddaughter. Thank God for the safe delivery, and pray God’s protection for both mother and child. Mr Will Stacken, our Intern from East Asia School of Theology, will support the youth ministry.

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Growing Roots ~ Bearing Fruit

 BEARING FRUIT:

LHMC FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN 2017

Living Hope Methodist Church will be 26 years old this August. God has been faithful to us. We started out worshipping in homes and borrowed chapels, but 13 years ago God blessed us with a beautiful sanctuary right here in Tampines Street 33. And our community has grown! We have ministered to people in Tampines, Changi, Bedok, Pasir Ris, and now, Sengkang and Punggol. For a season, we also ministered in Timor Leste.

Currently, we run a Befrienders’ Club for students at East Spring Primary School, host Youth For Christ groups, and run a children’s club and other activities for children from the neighbourhood. We work closely with St Luke’s ElderCare (Changkat), Prisons Fellowship Singapore and Care Corner Family Service Centre (Tampines). And we organise the Alpha course every year.

In line with the second part of our theme for 2017 and 2018, Bearing Fruit, the LCEC feels led to increase the scope of our ministries. We want to reach the students of nearby campuses because of our strategic location and the potential to expand our student ministry in the area. To help widen our outreach we plan to employ a campus and outreach ministry staff, and replace some of our facilities to cater to expanded ministry needs. We are seeking to raise the following:

Campus & Outreach Ministry  
1. Staffing and outreach expenses $100,000
Capital Expenditure  
2. Computers and projectors for rooms $60,000
3. Sanctuary light fixtures and dimmers $40,000
4. Replace office air-con system $150,000
Total: $350,000

In order to raise the required funds, we are organising a dinner to raise $170,000. The Fundraising Dinner will be held on Saturday, 19 August 2017 at the Fairmont Singapore, in conjunction with our 26th Anniversary. A sponsor will underwrite the dinner cost. To raise the balance $180,000, we will ask for help from our sister churches and other organisations.  The prices of the tickets are as follows:

No of tables Price per table Total
2 $20,000 $40,000
5 $10,000 $50,000
10 $5,000 $50,000
15 $2,000 $30,000
32   $170,000

More information on Fundraising Campaign 2017 will be shared in the coming weeks. Do keep the fundraising committee and campaign in your prayers. We pray that you will join us in the campaign so that we can expand our ministries and bear fruit for the Lord!

Tong Min Kang, LCEC Chairperson                                  Rev Ivan Tan, Pastor-in-Charge

Yeo Pee Hock, Lay Leader                                               Rev Joshua Loo, Pastor

Peter Toi, Fundraising Committee Chairperson

CELL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Weaknesses, strengths & results
Acts 3:1-10

1. Is psychology important in the church, or is it significant only in the secular world?

2. What are some behaviour in our lives that can affect inter-personal relationships, when we meet together, or do ministry together, in church? Is it difficult to change these negative behaviours?

3. Is there any potential (strength) in us that is not tapped for God’s service, when we go to church? If there is, why is that so?

4. When we ask Jesus to help us overcome our weaknesses, and/or to maximize our strengths, do we really expect to, or look forward to, see changes/improvements? Or do we ask for the sake of asking, to ease our conscience?

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.

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.