Today's Message

A PRAYER FOR PENTECOST

Our dear heavenly Father we come with repentant hearts to your throne of grace. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. As in the day of Pentecost, may the Body of Christ gather in unity with humble hearts with the expectation of a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Refresh and renew our tired and jaded spirit. Rekindle in our hearts with the fire of the Holy Spirit the first love that we had for you. In a world where the voice of wrong seems so powerful, sensitise our conscience to know right from wrong. When our worship is just a routine, we ask that you set our spirits free to worship you. May we have the boldness to speak to those who do not yet know You, Your father’s love , Christ as our only Saviour and the Holy Spirit as giver of life. May we walk day by day in your footsteps knowing that as each day passes by is a day closer to your return.

And so now may the God of peace Himself sanctify us completely and may our spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

- Brother Samuel Ratnam. E1. St Hilda’s Church

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Christian Education


Failure Is Not The End

19 Jan 2020

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I am sure failure in what we have done and our relationships have always got us down. No two ways about it. We would have been disappointed. We would have been angered. We would have been exasperated. We would have been depressed. We would have felt let down by people who we thought could be trusted and we loved. Sometimes, we would have felt like giving up. But, looking back, and mostly after having “fought” back or got back on our feet when we could, we would have always got up wiser and stronger. By the grace of God.

We will always be in broken situations. No two ways about it. But I have also come to learn that the Spirit in us is what will revive and re-energise us. If we call on It with all our heart! Praise God that He is always here for us. He is the potter. We are His clay. He is continuously forming us. We should be grateful we are always in His hands. In His hands! How wonderful that is! How marvellous!

– Colin Chee

News


Gradual Opening of Churches

The government’s COVID-19 Task Force has announced a phased resumption of activities with Phase One (“Safe Re-opening”) commencing on 2 June 2020. Under “Safe Home and Community”, places of worship may re-open gradually.

Congregational Worship

Streaming Weekly Services and Podcasts
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, St Hilda’s weekly congregational Sunday services will continue to be streamed on YouTube at 8.00 am on this link in our Website.
http://bit.ly/shconline

In addition, the latest sermon podcasts will be available on our website every Sunday
http://sthildas.org.sg/glory-to-god/podcasts/

Private Worship

Scheduled Worship
Up to 5 pax from the same household may pray and worship together (without singing) in the church sanctuary for up to 45mins on designated days and time slots. There will be no private worship on Sundays and Mondays.

Booking is required. You may book your time slot by calling the church office at 63443463.
(Please see *schedule below)
A pastor will be available to guide you if you require assistance.

*Schedule:

  • Morning Sessions: Tuesday to Saturday 9am and 10.30am (except Wednesday)
  • Afternoon Sessions: Tuesday to Saturday, 2.30pm and 4pm (except Saturday)

God bless you and your loved ones!

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1 April 2020

Streaming Services and Podcasts

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, from this Sunday, St Hilda’s weekly Sunday services will be available at 8.00 am on this link in our Website.
http://bit.ly/shconline

In addition, the sermon podcast will be available on our website by Sunday
http://sthildas.org.sg/glory-to-god/podcasts/

God bless you and your loved ones!

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Reference materials and resources for Home Cells, Bible Study Groups and Christian Education Ministries may be found in this link to Ethos Institute’s website.

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GLORY


Easter Reflection During COVID-19, April 2020

19 Apr 2020

So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.
– Matthew 28:8
‘They’ were Mary Magdalene and Mary, mother of James, and Mary Salome, who were the first to come to look for Jesus’ body in the tomb assigned to him. An angel of the Lord with a countenance like lightning and clothes as white as snow had descended from heaven and rolled back the heavy stone from the door of the tomb.

The guards had fallen down in great terror, as though dead. But the angel comforted the women, “…do not be afraid…” and gave them an instruction.  Fear and joy gripped them as they left the tomb.
Fear and joy are an unusual combination, though understandable in their context.  ‘Joy’ was because the angel had told them Jesus had arisen.  ‘Fear’ because of their encounter with the shining and glorious angel. Also, it was the fear and uncertainty of the times they were in.

The One whom they had looked to as their Messiah had been cruelly tortured and crucified, and persecution of his followers were imminent by the High Priest and his cohorts.  Doubt, uncertainty and fear were in the air for the followers of Jesus. The disciples had scattered and ‘quarantined’ themselves behind closed doors. The three Marys who went to the tomb to anoint Jesus’s body were perhaps the exception.

There is a seeming parallel to this Easter that we are celebrating during the current COVID-19 situation.  There is a pervasive climate of fear as governments in countries around the world announce statistics of rapidly increasing infection and mounting death rates.

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