Weekly Church Bulletin 29 Mar 2015

St Andrew’s Cathedral
T he D iocese O f S in g apo r e
www.livingstreams.org.sg
BISHOP OF SINGAPORE: The Rt Revd Rennis Ponniah
ASSISTANT BISHOPS: The Rt Revd Low Jee King
The Rt Revd Kuan Kim Seng
29 march 2015
Palm sunday
sunday next before easter
FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY
DEAN & VICAR: The Rt Revd Kuan Kim Seng
ASSOCIATE VICAR: The Revd Canon Dr Louis Tay
LENT DEVOTION
THE WAY OF THE CROSS
COLLECT FOR TODAY
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)
HYMNS FOR: SCRIPTURE READINGS
8.00 am : 128, 127, 119, 163
I) Zech 9:9-12, Church Bible, NT, pg 1569
11.15am:128, 127, 129, 119, 163
II) Jn 12:12-26, Church Bible, pg 186
5.00 pm : I sing, Majesty, When I look, I Come to the Cross, 19, HP148
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: _____
Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender
love towards the human race sent your Son our
Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and
to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may
follow the example of his patience and humility, and
also be made partakers of his resurrection; 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.
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.
this Tue, 31/3 & Wed, 1/4
7.30pm – 9.30pm @ the Nave
Bishop Rennis Ponniah &
Revd Edmund Chan
Come and spend unhurried time to
reflect together on:
The EXAMPLE of Jesus in Overcoming a
World of Raw Power and Self-Interest.
by Bishop Rennis Ponniah on 31st March
The EFFICACY of Jesus in a Compulsive
World of Efficiencies and Effectiveness
by Revd Edmund Chan on 1st April (Wed)
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Friendship sunday
All members and staff of St Andrew’s Cathedral
welcome you and thank you for attending our
Friendship Sunday Service, today.
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announcements
BAPTISM
announcements
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Please pray for these children, brothers & sisters
who will be baptised on Sun, 5 April at the 11.15am
Service:
The AGM of the Cathedral will be held at 1.30pm
on Sunday, 19th April 2015 in the Cathedral New
Sanctuary. All members on the Electoral Roll are
encouraged to come for the AGM. In order to help
us prepare for the meeting, PLEASE REGISTER at
the Information Desk by Sunday, 12th April if you are
coming for the AGM and the pack lunch before
the AGM at 12.30pm.
Mak Feng Qing, Natalie (Infant)
Katelyn Da Silva (child)
Illeana Shem Yan Yip (child)
Ian Ho Yu Han (child)
Wong Xi Teng Zender
Barry Tan Joon Liang
Chua Kheng Seng
Keh Chee Keong Eugene
Brenton Chen Chun Kiat
Lee Whye Tang Linus
Chang Kum Wai
Le Phuc Ngan, Emma
Seet Ling Li Jannelle
Goh Pei Fang, Cheryl Isabel
Atikk Gabriela Sue Mekrat
Elfy Lee Yi Yu
Annabelle Sim-Appert
Ang Li Huang
Seah Peck Boon Deborah
McKayla Esther Tanoko
Nazreen Anne Coupland
Adelyne Wong Li Shan
Ong Shi Wei Valerie
Isaac Ho Yu Zhe ( He Yuzhe)
Yin Hui
Ben Lee Sze Yong
Daniel Seah Teck Kheam
ELECTORAL ROLL
The Electoral Roll determines those who are eligible
to either vote or be elected at the Annual General
Meeting onto the Parochial Church Council. Baptised
members, who are at least 17 years of age, confirmed
in the Anglican Church, and regularly attending
Service and partaking Holy Communion in the
Cathedral, should be on the Electoral Roll.
Members, please note that if you submit your
Electoral Roll application or Membership
Transfer Forms AFTER 8th April 2015, you will
be eligible to vote only from the next AGM
(2016) onwards.
NOMINATION OF OFFICE BEARERS
This AGM will be electing the following:
(1) The People’s Warden
(2) 12 members of Parochial Church Council
Please note Article 1.5 of the Constitution:
Candidates for election to membership of the
Parochial Church Council shall be on the Electoral
Roll of the Parish and must be nominated by writing
by one member and seconded by another to the
Honorary Secretary AT LEAST EIGHT (8) DAYS prior
to the Annual General Meeting subject to prior written
consent to nomination by the candidate.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE
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] Closing Date: Tue, 31
March 15.
Nomination forms are available at the Information
Desk for members on the electoral roll who wish to
stand for election. Please submit your nomination
forms by 7th April 2015, otherwise your details may
not be included on the nominee list for circulation on
the 12th April 2015 bulletin.
More details are posted on the Notice Board.
8AM & 11.15AM SUNDAY SCHOOLS
CHILDREN’S EASTER PARTY, SAT, 4 APR
The 8 am & 11:15 am Sunday Schools will not be in
session TODAY. The children will gather at the West
Porch before Service for Palm Sunday procession.
They will later join their parents at the main service in
the Nave. Classes will resume on 12 Apr 15.
Children ages 6-14, come join us at the Children’s Easter
Party, on 4 April (Sat), 2pm-3:30pm at the Cathedral New
Sanctuary. We encourage you to invite other pre-believing
children too. Please see last page for details.
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REMEMBERING LEE KUAN YEW
(1923 - 2015)
The Bishop, Clergy and members of the Anglican church here join the nation in mourning and to
pay tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, our beloved founding father of modern Singapore.
He had served the nation faithfully with an exemplary integrity, advancing the well-being of many
Singaporeans. The foundation of a confident, mature and socially cohesive society has been laid,
making a mark on the world map on so many fronts.
We pray for Mr Lee’s family members, especially our Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, that
they will be comforted in their bereavement and experience the peace of God.
289 FELLOWSHIP OF THE
MANGER
Mobile Medical Service
to the Community (MOFOW)
PRAYER and BRIEFING/
REGISTRATION
at Chapel for All Peoples
at 7:30pm on Mon, 13th April.
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] or Mr. Philip Lim at
[email protected]
The cost for each volunteer for the return ferry
tickets and lunch should be S$30 for upcoming
trip.
In 2015, the mission dates are:
18 Apr, 9 May, 4 Jul, 15 Aug, 5 Sep, 17 Oct, 7
Nov
On Sat, 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.
Please note the age limit for volunteers is 13
years and above. All who wish to go for mission
trip are required to attend:
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.
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%.
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SUNDAY SERVICES 29 MAR
PALM SUNDAY
SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE RESURRECTION
FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY
SUNDAY SERVICES 5 APR
RESURRECTION SUNDAY
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion
Revd Peter Chen
Do You Know How Much God
Loves You?
9.00 a.m. Contemporary Service
Cathedral New Sanctuary
Revd John Lin
Jesus Messiah:
The Victorious King
9.30 a.m.
Service in Mandarin
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
Service in Cantonese
Wednesday, 1 APR
9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer
12.45 p.m. Holy Communion
@ Prayer Hall A&B
Canon Louis Tay
5.15 p.m. Evening Prayer
2.00 p.m.
Filipino Service
Miss Joyce Carino
2.30 p.m.
9.00 a.m. Contemporary Service
Cathedral New Sanctuary
Rt Revd Rennis Ponniah
11.15 a.m. Holy Communion
Rt Revd Kuan Kim Seng
Solus Christus –
Through Christ Alone
11.15 a.m. Holy Communion
Revd Peter Chen
Do You Know How Much God
Loves You?
Bahasa Indonesia Service
Chapel for All Peoples
Mr Victor Effendie
Tuesday, 31 MAR
7.30 a.m. Clergy & Leaders
Holy Communion
11.15 a.m.Mandarin Congregation
Cathedral New Sanctuary
Service in Mandarin
2.30 p.m.
8.00 a.m. Holy Communion
Rt Revd Kuan Kim Seng
Solus Christus –
Through Christ Alone
Rt Revd Rennis Ponniah
9.30 a.m.
11.15 a.m.Mandarin Congregation
Cathedral New Sanctuary
2.00 p.m.
6.00 a.m.Holy Communion
Monday, 30 MAR
9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer
7.00 a.m.Holy Communion
Canon Louis Tay
2.30 p.m.
Bahasa Holy Communion
Chapel for All Peoples
Rt Revd Kuan Kim Seng
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
Revd Freddy Lim
5.00 p.m.Holy Communion Revd Timothy Chow
5.00 p.m.
5.00 p.m.Holy Communion Miss Ti Lian Swan
5.00 p.m. Service in Mandarin
Cathedral New Sanctuary
Service in Mandarin
Cathedral New Sanctuary
7.30 p.m.New Life Service
Revd Timothy Chow
7.30 p.m.New Life Service
Mr James Tan
EXTENSION CENTRES
10.00 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
10.00 a.m.
SUNDAY SCHOOL ministries
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
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
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WEEKDAY SERVICES/MEETINGS
ISRAEL STUDY
TOUR
The Cathedral is organising an Israel
study tour with CMJ-Shoresh Study
Tours, from 23 Nov to 4 Dec 2015.
We will be doing a programme entitled
‘The Life and World of Jesus”.
The invitation briefings cum Q&A on
the details of this study tour would be
presented on 18 Apr 2015 (would-be
participants need to attend only one of
the two briefings), 3.00pm to 4.30pm
at the Chapel for All Peoples. Please
register with Jowenna Quek at [email protected]
livingstreams.org.sg if you wish to
attend the briefing and participate in the
study tour.
MAUNDY Thursday, 2 APR
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion
@ Chapel for All Peoples
Revd Timothy Chow
7.30 p.m.Maundy Thursday Eucharist
(@ Nave)
EASTER WEEK
EVANGELISTIC EVENT
GOOD Friday, 3 APR
8.00 am Family Service (@ Nave)
12.00 nn The Seven Last Words
(3hr Devotion) (@ Nave)
“WHO?”
A Drama Presentation
9th – 11th April, 2015
(Thu – Sat)
Saturday, 4 APR
9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer
2.00 p.m. LYnC Youth Ministry
@North Transept Hall
Loving Within Families
(Chapter 4)
2.00 p.m. NO Young Adults’ Ministry
2.00 p.m. C3 (CITY Children Club)
@ Cathedral New Sanctuary
(no meetings on 4th & 5th Sat)
2.30 p.m.NO Shalomkids Ministry
5.00 p.m. Saturday Contemporary Service
@ Cathedral New Sanctuary
Mr Alvin Toh
Show times:
$10 for
7pm & 9pm shows
9/4 (Thu)
11am, 4pm, 7pm
(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.
DIOCESAN SERVICES ON EVE OF
RESURRECTION SATURDAY (4 APRIL)
3.00 p.m.
3.00 p.m.
$5 for
11am & 4pm shows;
Choa Chu Kang Cemetery
All Saints’ Memorial
Chapel, Poh Huat Road
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10/4 (Fri)
4pm, 7pm, 9pm
11/4 (Sat)
11am, 4pm,
7pm, 9pm
“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.”
prayer highlights
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
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?
DIOCESE OF SINGAPORE
“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
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:
• Church of Christ Our Hope (Ho Chi Minh)
1/4 (Wed) – The EFFICACY of Jesus in a Compulsive World
of Efficiencies and Effectiveness – Revd Edmund Chan
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Esther: The Providence of God
7/4- 28/4 (4 Tues, 7:30pm – 9:30pm @ PHA-C)
Dr Philip Satterthwaite
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.
(Principal, Biblical Graduate School of Theology, Lecturer
in Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew & Hermeneutics)
COMING UP IN MAY
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:
Paul, the Man & his Letters
5/5 – 26/5 (4 Tues, 7:30pm – 9:30pm @ PH A-C)
Revd Peter Chen & Mrs. Rosalind Chen
Jesus Discovery Seminar (1)
9/5 – 30/5 (4 Sat, 2pm – 4pm @ ST Hall)
$3/- for discussion booklet
• 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.
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
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
Building Faith Foundations (Baptism &
Confirmation)
31/5 – 4/10 (16 Sun, 2:30 – 4:30pm @ B2RA)
Revd Peter Chen & Team
$10/- for Course book
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
For more info on the other courses, check SAC’s CE website: www.livingstreams.org.sg. Call or email CE staff at
63376104 or [email protected]: • James Tan (Ext 177)
Complimentary car-park exit tickets will be made available for those who attend the courses. They can be collected in class at
the registration table.
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Priest: Revd Vu Hong Thai
• CE Prog for April 2015
31/3-01/4 (Tue-Wed) The Way of the Cross
Led by Bp Rennis Ponniah &
Revd Edmund Chan
07/4-28/4 (4 Tue) Esther: The Providence of
God
Led by Dr Philip Satterthwaite
11/4-25/4 (3 Sat) Becoming a Contagious
Christian
Led by Revd Peter Chen.
• ABBA English Centre (Hanoi)
WORLD
• Deanery of Vietnam
Dean: Revd John Lin
Priest: Revd Nguyen Hong Chi
• Church of the True Light (Hanoi)
Principal: Mr Barnabas Sim
• Canada
Protestants and Anglicans together numbered 45%
in 1950 but are now only 11%. In each denomination,
the degree of theological liberalisation – especially
in the mainline United Church and in Anglicanism
– has generally coincided with the rate of decline.
On the positive side, this fading of Christendom has
trimmed the ‘deadwood’ from churches but it still
reflects a sad decline in the influence of the gospel
in Canada. Pray for a much-needed revival, starting
in the Church and radiating outward. (Source:
Operation World, 21st Century Edition, pp. 164-5)
• Prayer for the Diocese Family
To guard against Deception:
- Remembering that God desires truth in the inward
parts (Psalm 51:6), allow God to expose sins in
us.
- Hold fast to an attitude of humility by continually
opening up our hearts to the searching light of the
Holy Spirit; our safeguard against pride.
- Act on the desire to live with integrity, let His Light
shine, remove the veil of deception, and dispel the
darkness of falsehood.
SINGAPORE
• Prayer for the Deanery of Cambodia
• Our First Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew
As we bid farewell to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, we thank God
for blessing Singapore with a gifted-leader who was
not only wise and bold, but selfless and leading a
life filled with utmost passion towards peace, justice,
equality, prosperity and progress for our nation. Let
us uphold our national leaders for God’s blessings as
they pursue to lead our nation to greater height and
higher ground with the legacy of the late Mr Lee.
Pray for Church of the Good Shepherd, Phnom Penh,
in particular for Revd Chan Peng Wah and his wife
Grace, as they pastor this flock; pray for wisdom on
how to shepherd a transient flock, for a core team of
leaders to rise up; and for the members to grow in
maturity, and for God to provide co-labourers to assist
Revd Chan.
ST ANDREW’S CATHEDRAL
• Good Friday (03 Apr)
May the message and purpose of Good Friday be
reaching out to all in Singapore to be blessed with
the love of Jesus Christ, the Saviour and hope for all
mankind (John 3:16).
• Palm Sunday Today (29 Apr)
Heavenly Father, we thank you for all that was done for
us because Jesus was obedient despite the enormous
ordeal. Help us to remember in moments we feel
overwhelmed with sorrow, grief or despair to bring it
all to you in prayers. (Excerpt from Daily Devotions for
Lent 2015, Bible Society of Singapore, p.123)
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, Rene Tan and Lily Yeo.
• Holy Week This Week
We pray for all members to be drawn close to our Lord
Jesus Christ as we participate in the various activities
this coming week that culminate to Resurrection
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