Dear church family

As a church pastor, life (births) and death (funerals) are integral in our pastoral care ministry. In the month of April, I had to officiate (or attend) three funeral services at Mandai Crematorium. At each funeral service, there was much heartfelt pain and grief in the hearts of family members and church friends, but yet there was peace and rest because of the blessed hope that we have in Jesus Christ.

For the past 3 weeks, I had been visiting my mother, who was recovering from a serious illness in hospital. On one of those days sitting by her hospital bed, God’s Word in Ecclesiastes 3:1-2a  came to mind: “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die…”  In one of our conversations in hospital, my mother talked about death and dying. I then asked her calmly, “Mum, where do you think you will go when you die?”  Without any hesitation, she replied, “I am going to heaven.”

In Ecclesiastes 3:11, the wisdom-writer declared that “(God) has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart…”  Thanks and praise be to God for the blessed hope of eternal life that we have in Jesus Christ.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16).

 

Maranatha

Pastor John

Dear church family

The Church is called to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and to make disciples of all nations. How can we be actively involved in world missions?

  1. SEEK the Lord for the purpose of your life. Is God calling you to serve Him in full-time overseas missions?
  1. GO with our mission teams to Batam, ChiangMai and MaeSot. You can be God’s encouragement and blessing to the indigenous peoples.
  1. ENCOURAGE our church missionaries – Gerry & Yahui Gan, Ian & Alison, Deborah Loh. Write an email, send a card or surprise them with a whatsapp call.
  1. PRAY for our church missionaries. Church planting work on the mission field is hard work. Pray for God’s grace, power and wisdom to strengthen them daily.
  1. SERVE at ABBA English camp (15-25 June) for Vietnamese students in Singapore. Heartfelt thanks to many who have responded to serve. We need a few more host families and group leaders.
  1. GIVE to the Lord in support of missions. Our church Mission Fund budget for 2018 is $249,370. As the Lord enables you, pls consider giving sacrificially to the Lord.

“For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they CALL on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to BELIEVE in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to HEAR without someone preaching? And how are they to PREACH unless they are SENT? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”   Romans 10:12-15

 

Maranatha

Pastor John

freshly varnished flooring …

….  clear projection

smooth bass-y sound system

TA-DAH! Check out our newly renovated Patmos Hall

after months of planning, weeks of manual hardwork and loads of cleaning, our Patmos Hall now has a new look! Praise GOD

altar table

oooh… the carvings on the altar table are the same as those in the Sanctuary

cross

Well almost all in the Patmos Hall is new… there are certain things which are still around, preserved and wonderfully used! just like our small altar table cross.

Praise God for all the minds, hearts and hands who were used to bring about this fresh and new look of our Patmos Hall. May the Lord continue to use this place for His glory and we who are blessed with this place, be faithful in using it for the best of God’s glory.

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