Today's Message

I fall short of Your expectations all the time, LORD. I am sorry. Have mercy on me. I have no excuses. It is not that I do not know Your Word and admonishments. It is not that I do not hear You. But my worldly impulses are too strong to resist. Give me the strength to do what is right and pleasing in Your eyes, LORD. Reach out to me, LORD, give me a way, that I may resist the temptations of the Devil, and, instead, be completely enclosed in YOUR love for me. I pray this in the name of Your Son, my Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen!

- Prayer of Redemption. E1 Member. St Hilda’s Church

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22 October, 2017
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Whole Life Inventory

16 October 2017

Church members aged 13 years and above are asked to please participate in this initiative. It will help your church to plan programmes that will be more meaningful for you, better serve your family life needs, and provide life stage-specific discipleship and pastoral care.

It is simple:
Visit: www.wholelife.sg/inventory > Click: Take The Whole Life Inventory > Enter Access Code: shc

All responses are anonymous.

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GLORY


One Thought – A Devotional
Light of The World

18 September 2017

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
– (Matthew 5:14-16)

The new education centre under construction in Svay Prahoot, Cambodia, is almost complete. It is three storeys high with a flat roof at the fourth level, and towers over all the village houses, many on stilts, that surround it.

The centre stands out from the vast flatness of the emerald green rice fields soon to be harvested. It can be seen almost all around from a radius of 2 km at least. It is painted white. When the sunlight falls on the building, it glows like a lodestar.

For four days every September, the children and youth from surrounding villages walk to the centre in slippers or are barefoot or they ride on bicycles or two-stroke motorbikes. We run two-day “summer” camps for these children and youth during their month-long September school holidays. They enjoy the camps.

We see them grow up. Every year, some grow taller; some don’t seem to. Every year, they seem to come better dressed; but some don’t seem to. Every year, many look better fed; but they all still savour every bite of the fried chicken we serve them, together with copious amounts of white rice, and pork bone soup veggies. It is amusing, but still sad, for us to see them take several hand scoops of white rice with each small precious piece of chicken.

We all pray that the church and education centre will become a beacon of faith, hope and love for all the villagers in Svay Prahoot and beyond.

We pray to be the light to the people and authorities of Svay Prahoot. “You are the light of the world…” the Holy Bible says. In so doing, we try very hard to remember to lean not on our own understanding, but always humbly seeking our Lord Christ Jesus and trusting that He will shine His light on us and through us for all to see and follow.

The children look up to us; the youth too. Perhaps it is because we are as old as their parents and even grandparents. Perhaps, too, we are seen as teachers from a country that has experienced success and by being supervised by us, perhaps they can learn something.

Perhaps, more importantly, we are always being scrutinised as God’s ambassadors, and we have passed.

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