Weekly Church Bulletin 15 Mar 2015

St Andrew’s Cathedral
T he D iocese O f S ingapo r e
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BISHOP OF SINGAPORE: The Rt Revd Rennis Ponniah
ASSISTANT BISHOPS: The Rt Revd Low Jee King
The Rt Revd Kuan Kim Seng
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15 March 2015
mothering sunday
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
COLLECT FOR TODAY
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CHILDREN’S EASTER PARTY, 4 APR (SAT)
Children ages 6-14, come join us at the Children’s Easter Party, on 4 Apr (Sat), 2pm-3:30pm at the Cathedral
New Sanctuary. We encourage you to invite other pre-believing children too. Please see page 7 for details.
HYMNS FOR: 8.00 am : 487, 565, 376, 513
11.15 am : 487, 565, HP96, 376, 513
5.00 pm : HP104, 126, 127, In Christ Alone
We warmly welcome you to St Andrew’s Cathedral.
Please complete and return this portion to the ushers or the Information Desk, or simply drop it into
an offering bag.
Name
: ________________________________________________ Sex :____ Age: _____
Address : ___________________________________________________________________
Telephone: __________________(H) ___________________(HP)____________________(O)
Email:________________________________________________________________________
I am a visitor. I would like to be contacted.
I wish to know more about the Lord Jesus Christ. Service Attended: _____________
I wish to be a member of St Andrew’s Cathedral.
I wish to join a housegroup or a fellowship group.
I wish to have a set of tithe/offering envelopes.
I wish to register for the CE course. Name of course: __________________________
Others : ___________________________________
Merciful Lord, absolve your people from their
offences, that through your bountiful goodness
we may all be delivered from the chains of those
sins which by our frailty we have committed;
grant this, heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ’s
sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour, who is
alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
COLLECT FOR ASH WEDNESDAY
Almighty and everlasting God, you hate
nothing that you have made and forgive the
sins of all those who are penitent: create
and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins and
acknowledging our wretchedness, may
receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness; through
Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive
and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy
Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
SCRIPTURE READINGS
I) Eph 2:1-10, Church Bible, NT, pg 337.
II) John 3:14-21, Church Bible, NT, pg 164.
PSALM FOR: 5.00 pm
Ps 13, Church Bible, OT, page 885.
see pg 8 for Hymns for today
DEAN & VICAR: The Rt Revd Kuan Kim Seng
ASSOCIATE VICAR: The Revd Canon Dr Louis Tay
EASTER WEEK
EVANGELISTIC EVENT
“WHO?”
A Drama Presentation
9th – 11th April, 2015
(Thu – Sat)
$5 for 11am & 4pm shows;
$10 for 7pm & 9pm shows
(Tickets available at
Information Counter)
“Who?” is a tour on the life
of Jesus, through drama and
music, lights and sounds
that bring us through the
story of our Messiah. Invite
your family & friends to
share this journey.
Show times:
9/4 (Thu)
11am, 4pm, 7pm
10/4 (Fri)
4pm, 7pm, 9pm
11/4 (Sat)
11am, 4pm,
7pm, 9pm
MOTHERING SUNDAY
(But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our
mother – Gal 4:26)
O heavenly Father, we thank you that by our
baptism we have been made members of your
great family, the Church; and we pray that we may
grow up to be faithful members of that family and
learn to love and serve you in the fullness of your
Holy Spirit; for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.
11 St Andrew’s Road (S. 178959) • Tel: 63376104 / 90022455 (emergency after office hrs) • Fax: 63376107 / 63391197
announcements
announcements
LENT DEVOTION
Mobile Medical Service
to the Community (MOFOW)
CATHEDRAL FAMILY
CAMP 2015
THE WAY OF THE CROSS
The Holy Spirit
A fresh Outpouring on God’s People
We are called, as disciples of Jesus, to
love our neighbours as ourselves. This
mission affords you an opportunity to
do just that. Be a part of this unique
mobile medical mission which serves
2 vulnerable population groups by
providing free primary healthcare and
health screening – the migrant workers
living in residential dormitories and
the elderly poor living in 1-room HBD
estates. You do not have to be a doctor
or a nurse to serve. Non-medical
volunteers are also most welcome. It
only requires about 4 hours of your time
on a Saturday evening. If you would
like to volunteer, please write to A/Prof.
Joseph Thambiah at [email protected]
gmail.com or Mr. Philip Lim at philip_
[email protected]
Date:
7-10 June 2015 [Sun - Wed]
Venue:
Thistle Hotel, Johor Bahru
Camp Speaker:
Bishop Rennis Ponniah
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
31/3 & 1/4
7.30pm – 9.30pm @ the Nave
An early bird discount of $50 per camper
will be applicable to all except
for Non-Cathedral members.
Bishop Rennis Ponniah &
Revd Edmund Chan
Early bird discount ends TODAY
Registration forms available at Information Desk.
Come and spend unhurried time to
reflect together on:
The EXAMPLE of Jesus in Overcoming a
World of Raw Power and Self-Interest.
ST ANDREW’S
CATHEDRAL CNS HALL
(ABOVE CITY HALL MRT)
CONTACT US
FOR AGES 6-14
86219044 INVITE FRIENDS
ORGANISED BY: C3 (ST. ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL)
MAKING OF PALM CROSSES
Please submit your names early as spaces
on the mission teams are at a premium.
No prior medical mission experience
is necessary. This mission survives
by the grace of God and through your
generous contributions. If you would like
to contribute financially to this logistically
intensive mission, please make your
cheques out to “St. Andrew’s Community
Hospital” with “Mobile Medical Service”
written on the back and drop the cheques
into the offertory bags. All donations are
tax-deductible 250%..
Volunteers are needed to make palm crosses for Palm
Sunday which falls on 29 March 15. If you are able to
help (men and women), please meet at the Graham White
Library (ground floor of the North Transept) at 9.00 am on
Saturday, 28 March 15.
Bishop Rennis Ponniah
31st March (Tues)
The EFFICACY of Jesus in a Compulsive
World of Efficiencies and Effectiveness
Revd Edmund Chan
1st April (Wed)
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
A. St Andrew’s Cathedral has an immediate vacancy for
the position of BOYS’ BRIGADE (BB) MINISTRY
STAFF.
Applicants should be an independent worker with
a passion to work among children To apply, please
send your resume in MS Word or PDF format to [email protected]
livingstreams.org.sg. Closing Date: 31 Mar 2015
ASCENSION KINDERGARTEN - 2016
REGISTRATION EXERCISE
Registration for 2016 Intake at The Ascension
Kindergarten for Anglican Church members will take
place on Tuesday, 31 March 2015. For details please
checkout our website http://kindergarten.ascension.
org.sg/ or the notice board.
In 2015, the mission dates are:
18 Apr, 9 May, 4 Jul, 15 Aug,
5 Sep, 17 Oct, 7 Nov
B. The Diocesan Office has a vacancy for: PROPERTY
OFFICER & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT.
Please apply to [email protected] with your
updated resume, expected salary and notice period.
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified. Closing
date tomorrow, 16 March
CWF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The CWF AGM will be held on Saturday, 21 March
2015 at The Chapel for All Peoples at 2pm. All church
members are cordially invited to the AGM.
“So then, as we have opportunity,
let us do good to everyone..”
Galatians 6:10a
More details are posted on the Notice Board.
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SUNDAY SERVICES 15 MAR
MOTHERING SUNDAY
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
SUNDAY SERVICES 22 MAR
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
7.00 a.m.Holy Communion
Ms Mirimba Giam
7.00 a.m.Holy Communion
Ds June Tan
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion
Rt Revd John Tan
Walk in the Light or in Darkness
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion
Rt Revd Hwa Yung
Five Loaves and Two Fish
9.00 a.m. Contemporary Service
Cathedral New Sanctuary
Rt Revd Hwa Yung Five Loaves and Two Fish
9.00 a.m. Contemporary Service
Cathedral New Sanctuary
Revd Dr Mark Griffiths
Senior Minister,
Warfield Church, UK
And their eyes sparkled
9.30 a.m.
Service in Mandarin
11.15 a.m. Mandarin Congregation
Cathedral New Sanctuary
9.30 a.m. Service in Mandarin
11.15 a.m. Mandarin Congregation
Cathedral New Sanctuary
11.15 a.m. Holy Communion
Rt Revd Hwa Yung
Five Loaves and Two Fish
11.15 a.m. Holy Communion
Rt Revd John Tan
Walk in the Light or in Darkness
2.00 p.m.
Filipino Holy Communion
Mrs Priscilla Tay
2.00 p.m.
Filipino Service
Miss Joyce Carino
2.00 p.m.
Myanmar Worship Service
Cathedral New Sanctuary
2.00 p.m.
Myanmar Worship Service
Cathedral New Sanctuary
Canon Louis Tay
2.30 p.m.
Bahasa Indonesia Service
Chapel for All Peoples
Mr Victor Effendie
2.30 p.m.
Bahasa Indonesia Service
Chapel for All Peoples
Mr Victor Effendie
2.30 p.m.
Service in Cantonese
2.30 p.m.
Service in Cantonese
4.30 p.m. Hokkien Service
Prayer Hall A&B, Basement 1
Revd Freddy Lim
4.30 p.m. Hokkien Service
Prayer Hall A&B, Basement 1
Ms Ella Chua
5.00 p.m.Holy Communion Mr Bill Wilson
5.00 p.m.
7.30 p.m.New Life Service
Revd Dennis Lee
10.00 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
Acts Centre Sunday Service
St. Margaret’s Secondary School
Performing Arts Studio
Westside Anglican Church (WAC)
Revd Timothy Chow
WAC Service in Mandarin
West Coast Recreation Centre
8AM SUNDAY SCHOOL
The 8am Sunday School will not be in session
TODAY as the children will be on an outing.
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(If you have previously made a trip with us, there is no
need to repeat this information, except updates if any).
Please note the age limit for volunteers is 13 years and
above. All who wish to go for mission trip are required
to attend: PRAYER and BRIEFING/REGISTRATION
at Chapel for All Peoples at 7:30pm on Mon,
13th April.
The cost for each volunteer for the return ferry tickets
and lunch should be S$40 for upcoming trip. The
remaining 2015 mission trips to Batam are planned for
the following Saturdays: June 6, Aug 22, Oct 24, Dec 5
We welcome your support and if you wish to contribute,
your donations can be made out to “St Andrew’s
Cathedral” with “289 Fellowship of the Manger” written
on the back of your cheques or envelope.
Thursday, 19 MAR
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion
@ Chapel for All Peoples
Revd Timothy Chow
Friday, 20 MAR
9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer
10.30 a.m. Mandarin Senior Citizens’
Meeting @ CNS
2.00 p.m. LYnC Youth Ministry
@North Transept Hall
End Times
8.00 a.m. Sunday School
9.00 a.m. Sunday School
9.30 a.m. Sunday School (Mandarin)
11.15 a.m. Sunday School
5.00 p.m. Sunday School
Passport Name Passport Number Nationality Date of Birth
Mobile Number
Sex Cathedral Service attending
Passport Expiry Date
Wednesday, 18 MAR
9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer
12.45 p.m. Holy Communion
@ Prayer Hall A&B
Revd Soon Soo Kee
5.15 p.m. Evening Prayer
7.30 p.m. PETALS @ Graham White Library
Pulling weeds – bad habits and
attitudes
5.00 p.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOL ministries
EXTENSION CENTRES
Tuesday, 17 MAR
7.30 a.m. Clergy & Leaders
Holy Communion
Saturday, 21 MAR
9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer
7.30 p.m.New Life Service
Revd Ng Koon Sheng
Service in Mandarin
Cathedral New Sanctuary
On 18th April 2015 the “289 Fellowship of the Manger”
mission team will be distributing food to about 2000
families in Batam. During the Food Distribution we will
also conduct Children’s ministry in partnership with
Peduli Bangsa an Indonesian NGO and Gereja Anglikan
Indonesia. If you would like to join us for this mission,
please email Mike Nga at [email protected] or sms
to 91077941; providing:
Monday, 16 MAR
9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer
5.00 p.m.Evensong Ds Bessie Lee
Service in Mandarin
Cathedral New Sanctuary
289 FELLOWSHIP OF THE MANGER
WEEKDAY SERVICES/MEETINGS
2.00 p.m. Young Adults’ Ministry
@ Prayer Hall A & B
Gossiping the Gospel
2.00 p.m. C3 (CITY Children Club)
@ Cathedral New Sanctuary
(no meetings on 4th & 5th Sat)
2.30 p.m.
5.00 p.m.
Shalomkids Ministry
(For children with autism)
@ Prayer Hall C
Saturday Contemporary Service
@ Cathedral New Sanctuary
Mr Alvin Toh
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“Notes for 1st session will be given only to those who have pre-registered. For those who have pre-registered
but are unable to come for the course, kindly inform CE administrator to cut down on paper wastage.”
Discipleship, Holiness & Revival
20/3 (Fri, 7.30pm-9.30pm);
21/3 (Sat, 9.30am- 1pm @ PHA-C)
Bishop Hwa Yung
(Bishop Emeritus of the Methodist Church in
Malaysia)
The Gospel is the result of the work of the Holy Spirit in revival
on the one hand, and the prayers, holy lives and faithfulness
of God’s people on the other. The seminar will focus on two
movements in Church history and the lessons we can learn
from them today on discipleship, holiness and revival.
• The Moravian community which sent out a total of 2,158
missionaries in its first 150 years. American missiologist,
A. T. Pierson, said this of the Moravians: “Holy living,
ceaseless praying and cheerful giving constitute their
conception of discipleship…”
• OT narrative techniques and the Book of Esther.
• Reading the Book of Esther canonically: what difference does
it make when we read Esther in the context of the OT as a
whole?
• Esther, queen of Persia: heroine or backslider?
• Where is God in the Book of Esther? The question of divine
providence.
PROVINCE OF SOUTH EAST ASIA
Becoming a Contagious Christian
11/4 – 25/4 (3 Sat 9:30am -12:30pm @ PHA-B)
Facilitator: Revd Peter Chen
$16/- for Participant’s Guide
DIOCESE OF SINGAPORE
Our loved ones, friends and colleagues may be curious
to know how our faith in Jesus has changed our life, our
worldview and relationships. Often instead of passionately
telling them about God’s transforming power in salvation,
we are tongue-tied and do not know what to say. How do
you share with others clearly and convincingly what God
has done for you? This course will equip believers to be
able to do relational evangelism and sharpen our skills in
sharing the good news. Based on the talks “Becoming a
Contagious Christian” by Mark Mittelberg, Lee Strobel &
Bill Hybels, it is an interactive and practical training on how
to share our faith with others. Topics include:
• The Benefits of Becoming a Contagious Christian.
• How to be yourself and impact others.
• Telling your story and communicating God’s message.
• Helping your friends cross the line of faith.
• Early Methodism, under John Wesley, grew to almost
5% of England’s population in its first 100 years. Roy
Hattersley, a former Deputy Labour Party leader in
Britain, said Methodism “encouraged the working poor
to be ambitious, industrious and respectable…”
Cathedral Lenten Devotions
The Way of the Cross
31/3 (Tues) & 1/4 (Wed), 7.30– 9.30pm @ the Nave
Bishop Rennis Ponniah & Revd Edmund Chan
“Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me,
let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow
me…’” (Matt 16: 24). During this period of Lent, let us
reflect together what it means for us to be distinctive in
mindset, values, and life in a world in need of Christ.
31/3 (Tues) – The EXAMPLE of Jesus in Overcoming a World
of Raw Power and Self-Interest – Bishop Rennis Ponniah
COMING UP IN MAY
Paul, the Man & his Letters
5/5 – 26/5 (4 Tues, 7:30pm – 9:30pm @ PH A-C)
Revd Peter Chen & Mrs. Rosalind Chen
1/4 (Wed) – The EFFICACY of Jesus in a Compulsive World
of Efficiencies and Effectiveness – Revd Edmund Chan
Jesus Discovery Seminar (1)
9/5 – 30/5 (4 Sat, 2pm – 4pm @ ST Hall)
$3/- for discussion booklet
Esther: The Providence of God
7/4- 28/4 (4 Tues, 7:30pm – 9:30pm @ PHA-C)
Dr Philip Satterthwaite
Holistic Care for the Elderly
30/5 – 13/6 (3 Sat 9:30am – 12:30pm @ PH A-B)
Revd Freddy Lim & Dr Goh Soon Noi
Venue: Prayer Halls A-B
(Principal, Biblical Graduate School of Theology, Lecturer
in Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew & Hermeneutics)
What were Esther, Mordecai and many of her fellow Jews
doing in Susa when they could have been back in Judah
helping to re-establish God’s people in the Land of Promise?
Why did Esther participate in a beauty contest where the first
prize was to win a place in the harem of the Xerxes King of
Persia? This course will address the following topics:
Building Faith Foundations (Baptism & Confirmation)
31/5 – 4/10 (16 Sun, 2:30 – 4:30pm @ B2RA)
Revd Peter Chen & Team
$10/- for Course book
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prayer highlights
Bp Rennis Ponniah being the Camp Speaker
on the topic of ‘The Holy Spirit – A Fresh
Outpouring on God’s People.’
• Newly-Appointed Bishop of Sabah
The Provincial House of Bishops of the Province of
South East Asia is pleased to announce that Rt Revd
Melter Tais has been appointed the 6th Bishop of
Sabah.
WORLD
• Brazil (Latin America)
The emergence of evangelicals in Brazil has been
dramatic. Yet despite the growth – from 2.9% in
1960 (2 million) to 26.3% in 2010 (51.2 million)
– there are many prayer needs:
• St George’s Church
Vicar: Revd Mark Dickens
Priests: Revd Dr Soh Guan Chin (Hon),
Revd Timothy Khoo (Hon)
- Numerical rather than spiritual growth is the
emphasis of too many groups, to the point of
dishonest inflation of numbers and disregard
for discipleship. As a result, churches have
‘multiplied’ but congregations are filled with
immature, unfed spiritual infants whose
faith is overly based on emotionalism, petty
legalism and the personality of leaders. Such
zeal without maturity leads spiritual error,
nominalism, widespread church-hopping
without commitment to a particular church and
large-scale backsliding.
- There could be over 4,000 distinct evangelical
groups with almost every theological
disagreement or inter-personal conflict. Pray
for lasting unity, fellowship and prayerful
cooperation.
(Source: Operation World, 21st Century Edition, pp.
• Prayer for the Diocese Family
To awaken to God’s Voice each day:
- Listening to Him daily for everything we need.
- Confess where there is a lack of Spirit-led
reforming work in our hearts.
- Admit and submit our ignorance to God. As we
only know in part, we shall not conjecture so that
we will not be hindered in building upon God’s
revelation.
- Submitting to God’s Lordship, we shall be humble,
not wise in our own eyes, and we will not be
prideful when He blesses us with fruitfulness.
ST ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL
• Lent Season
This Lent, let us remember that costly and sustaining
grace has unquestionably delivered us out of the
kingdom of darkness. If there are dark areas of our
lives that we have yet to totally yield to God, surrender
these in faith. Let us be determined to experience
freedom in Him and become a testimony of his
abundant grace and transforming power!
(Excerpt from Daily Devotions for Lent 2015, Bible
Society of Singapore, p76)
164-5)
SINGAPORE
• School Holidays (14-22 Mar)
Thank God for a week of break for school going
children. May it be a time of rest and refreshing of
body, soul & spirit.
• Jubilee Day of Prayer (JDOP), 05 Jul (Sun)
Let us gather momentum and pray for the many
pre-believers in our nation that in this year of SG50,
many would come to a personal relationship with
the living Christ – children, youths, adults, spouses,
siblings, relatives, friends, neighbours and others.
• SAC Family Camp 2015, 07-10 Jun (Sun – Wed)
We pray for members to set aside time to feed on
God’s word and fellowship with the wider body of
Cathedral at this biennial camp. Let us uphold
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
Patrick Boyd, Chia Hearn Jiang, Terence Choo. Amy Dang, Annie Dang, Khor Seow Hong, Marjorie
Lau, Nancy Li, William Ng, Alvin Oh, Madeline Quah and Lily Yeo.
Members who know them are encouraged to visit and pray with them.
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