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CHURCH THEME 2017-18: GROWING ROOTS ~ BEARING FRUIT   

19 NOVEMBER 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:                        Matthew 7:13-20
Sermon:                  “A Christian’s relationship with false prophets”                 Rev Joshua Loo

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 KINGDOMTIDE

This is the season where we focus on learning
and living the values of the Kingdom of God.
The Liturgical colour is green, symbolizing 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 NOVEMBER

2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.”

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

3. CORPORATE PRAYER

21 & 28 Nov Chinese Prayer 10.00am John Sung Room
28 Nov Worship & Intercessory Night 8.00pm Chapel

4. FLORAL OFFERINGS

Linda Yap – given in Thanksgiving.

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
Early bird price (till 31 Dec 2017): S$320 per person (on a twin-sharing basis)
You may register at the Ushers’ Table. Payment is required by end Mar 2018.

7. G4C YOUTH OUTREACH – ‘MYSTIKÓ’ LASERQUEST ON SAT 25 NOV 2017

Gen4Christ would like to invite those between the ages of 11-16 years to join us for a fun-filled Laser Tag event on Sat 25 Nov, from 5pm to 9pm. $10 per pax or $40 for a group of 5. Please register by TODAY. Please sign up online now at http://gen4christ.typeform.com/to/ISpSLE or contact Daniel at 92703303 / Yan Lin at 93692221 for more information.

8. SERVE IN MIGHTY CONNECTION – EVERY 2ND, 3RD & 4TH SATURDAY

We praise God that The Mighty Connection has lived up to its name of connecting with children who live near the church. We operate every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. We have English lessons for children from K2 to P6, followed by Bible stories and songs, and indoor and outdoor games. If you want to be used by the Lord to reach children in our neighbourhood by coaching a small class of children in their English, please contact Samuel Bey (9489 8380) or Margaret Lim (9735 3347) to explore how you can serve.

9. CHILDREN’S STORY BOOK ON 10 SINGAPOREAN MISSIONARIES – GET YOUR COPY NOW!

Published by the Singapore Centre for Global Missions, ‘Clean Hands, Pure Hearts & Beautiful Feet‘ is a collection of inspiring stories about 10 Singaporean missionaries whose lives were used by God in different parts of the world. It is a great devotional book for parents to read and discuss with their children at home. The book, which costs $20, is also a great gift idea for children this Christmas. Or you could give it as a present for a child’s baptism! For details on the book launch and to purchase the book, please visit www.scgm.org.sg

10. BAPTISM OF INFANTS & CHILDREN (BELOW 16 YEARS OLD) ON SUN, 25 DEC

Parents are encouraged to present their infant/child for baptism as a step of commitment to raise them according to the Christian faith with the view that the child will come personally to profess faith in Jesus Christ. If you want your child to be baptised on Sunday, 25 Dec 2017 please inform Margaret Lim. You will be required to attend a Parents’ Briefing on Saturday, 25 Nov 2017 from 1.00 to 1.30pm.

11. CAR PARK CLOSURE ON SATURDAY, 25 NOV 2017, 5PM TO 10PM FOR LASER QUEST

In view of the G4C LaserQuest – Mystiko event on Saturday, 25 Nov 2017, the entire car park will be closed from 5pm to 10pm. If you are driving to church, please park at the multi-storey car park. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any enquiries, please contact Nicholas Ho at 9179 9268 or Daniel Bey at 9270 3303.

12. ON DUTY LEAVE

Rev Ivan Tan will be leading a group from our church on a Holy Land Study Tour from 27 Nov to 8 Dec 2017.

13. HEALING PLACE WILL BE CLOSED DURING DECEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAY

14. THE G4C EXPERIENCE 2017: RE:ASSURES, RE:DISCOVER, RE:FRESHED

Calling all youths! You are invited to our youth camp – the G4C Experience 2017! Centering on the theme of Psalm 23, campers can encounter God for themselves, have LOTS of FUN and grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Dates: 17 Dec – 20 Dec
Venue: Living Hope Methodist Church
Cool Speakers: Burton & Terri Chia
Registration fees information:
• First-timer $20 (Register by 3 Dec 2017)
• Early Bird $25 (Register by 12 Nov 2017)
• Normal $35 (Registration from 13 Nov to 3 Dec 2017)
Contact Nicholas 91799268 or Will 94514157 for more information. Follow us on Instagram for more updates: @gen4christ

PrayerPointers

  • Pray for God’s protection over the church and church members and their families who are traveling overseas during the Nov-Dec school holidays.
  • Pray for God’s love and peace to reign over war-torn countries in the Middle East and political stability in South East Asia especially for North Korea and the surrounding countries.
  • Pray for God’s comfort and healing grace to be upon those who are sick and suffering in our midst.

common prayer

 I lift up my eyes to the mountains- where does my help come from?

My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Amen.

 Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)

CELL DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
Matthew 7:13-20
“A Christian’s relationship with false prophets”

1. Read Matthew 7:13-20. How are the two gates different (vv.13-14)? In what sense is the gate of Christianity small and the road narrow?

2. Jesus says that false prophets “come to you in sheep’s clothing” (v.15). What disguises might they wear today (see vv.21-23)? In what sense are these false prophets like ferocious wolves?

3. Jesus also says, “By their fruit you will recognize them” (v.16). What kind of fruit does he have in mind? How can the quality of the fruit reveal the quality of the tree?

4. “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire” (v.19). How can this warning to false prophets also keep us from becoming complacent as Christians?

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.”

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.