Today's Message

In the night-time of our gloom we know You are here with us, Father. Anxiety is now pervasive as the Coronavirus takes its toll in many countries. Singapore is not spared. Lies are rife, rumours distort, fears mislead us and threaten to swamp us, and anger rage. We pray for Your mercy, Father, Your healing and Your protection. We know You can fix this man-made mess. Let us fix our eyes on You, LORD, and be anchored and guided by our faith in You. We pray this in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your Son. Amen!

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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


WHAT WE SHALL DO!

The response of St Hilda’s Church to the COVID19 outbreak, as guided by the Advisory by the Diocese given to Clergy, Deaconesses and Church Leaders, is as follows:

1. We will continue all regular essential activities including Sunday Services, children ministry and cell groups with the necessary precautions.

2. Members who are unwell are advised to stay home, seek medical attention and rest. Please do not feel guilty about being absent from church. They can follow the sermons on podcast, and soon, live-streaming of services.

3. All church and cell activities should have pre-event screening (temperature taking, attendance and contact registration, health and contact declaration).

4. Stay in touch with official information from church. Verify information with leadership before sharing on chat groups and social media.

5. Do not discriminate against people from China and healthcare workers.

6. Pray, pray and pray – for faith, hope and love!

– Vicar Tak Meng and SHC Leadership Team

The Appointment of the 10th Bishop of Singapore

5 Feb 2020

We are pleased to inform you that the Provincial House of Bishops has appointed Rev Canon Dr Titus Chung, aged 55 years, as the tenth Bishop of Singapore.

Canon Titus is currently the Priest-in-charge of St Andrew’s Cathedral Mandarin Congregation. He is also the Convenor of Continuing Ministerial Education for Clergy & Deaconesses in the diocese, and a member of the Senior Clergy Planning Team. Canon Titus was ordained in our Diocese in 1997. He is married to Connie and they have 2 sons in their twenties, Theodore and Thaddeus.

Canon Titus will be consecrated and installed on Sunday 18 October 2020 at St Andrew’s Cathedral. We ask for your prayers for him and his family as they prepare for this new appointment and the taking over of a new role with new responsibilities. Pray fervently with these Scriptures in mind: Num 27:16; Jer 3:15 & 2 Tim 4:1-2.

Together for God’s glory

The Rt Rev Rennis Ponniah
Bishop of Singapore

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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


A Thanksgiving: Psalm of Praise.

29 Dec 2019

As we reflect on 2019, I give thanks to God our Father for His unfailing love. There were moments of joy, challenge, pain, sadness, worries, frustration. Through them all He never let go of our hands although at times we felt He was not with us.  And we can only say and exclaim Hallelujah! praising and singing:

You are forever in my life
You see me through the sessions
covering me with Your hand and
leading me in Your righteousness.

We look to You and we wait on You.
For You carry us in Your everlasting arm and will never let us go.

In whatever situation and circumstance, we are encouraged is that Only in Christ alone is there contentment.  As I end my annual reading of Psalms, Psalm 147 is one of the concluding Doxology.  It sets forth the praise of God in the following three parts:

Praise the Lord: How delightful! How fitting!
– We praise God for his work of restoration.  He restores broken hearts, broken bodies and broken relationships. He always shows up in our lives. He stands at our door waiting to receive us in His embrace. He wants to restore us to the well-being that he created us to live in.  He showed up in Jesus who took and bore our iniquities and transgressions; removing our “pains”. We exclaim Hallelujah!
There is no more grief as when I surrendered all to him.  There is no injustice when I was reconciled to Him. He who bought Peace into our Hearts and Minds.

– We praise God for His creation.   God our Father knows us intimately. His understanding is beyond our comprehension.  He knows us in our sadness, our worries, our pains, our cry, our joy – waiting to receive us.
He fixed me my brokenness and all I needed was to cry out “Abba Father”.

– We praise God for His support. God supports the defenceless and frustrates the wicked.  God supports the afflicted and humbles the wicked.  The Lord supports those who live in keeping with his ways.
He supported me when I turned to Him with a contrite heart, seeking him in humility and willingness to be discipled.  He is a compassionate God! An important life principle: it is all about God dealing with me not about God dealing with others.

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