Today's Message

Father God. Thank you, LORD, for planting in our hearts the expectant hope of a joyous reunion with You. Thank You for the love you have showered on us and the promise of the return of Christ to restore us all who believe in You. Dress us LORD in obedience and humility as we prepare ourselves for You, in prayer, fasting and praise, in union with our family and loved ones, our friends, and those who have yet to know you. Kindle our hearts with the fiery purity of Your glory, power and graciousness. Forever and ever. In the name of Christ Jesus. Amen.

- Prayer of Gratitude. E1 Member. St Hilda's Church

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Calendar


12 December, 2017
  • Fire Place Bible Study

    12 December, 2017

    Meets every Tuesday, 10.30am in the Care Lounge.

  • FISH

    12 December, 2017

    F.I.S.H (Faithful Intercessors of St Hilda’s)

    Meets on Tuesdays at 9am in the Care Lounge.

  • HC Communion Service

    12 December, 2017

    Every Tuesday morning at 730 - 830am at the Nave SAC. All are welcome to come to this service.

News


St Hilda’s Church. 83rd Anniversary

26 November 2017
by Pastor Tak Meng

One of the things I love about the Church Calendar is that it marks out the year not by the weather or the different sales that come our way, but in terms of God’s great acts of love to save us from sin and bring us home to Himself—from the birth of Christ, to His life, death and resurrection, and His coming again to be King forever.

Very soon, next Sunday in fact, we are going to start a brand new Church Year with the season of Advent. We will remember how dark, broken and empty our lives were when we were far away from God. Against that backdrop, we will recapture each week God’s light breaking through to give us hope—the hope of Love, Joy and Peace.

This year, Rev Martin has prepared a wonderful Advent sermon series around those three wonderful words—Love, Joy and Peace—and the cry of all the saints, “Come, Jesus, Come!”.

That’s why I am writing this Pre-Advent Pastoral Letter, to encourage you to make this Advent and Christmas not just a season of busyness, festivities and consumption, but one of spiritual growth. Not just for yourself, but also your family—children and grandchildren together.

How can we do that?

 

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GLORY


One Thought – A Devotional
Discard Your Transactional Life

3 December 2017

In economic theory, commercial “transactions” as we know it today began when specialization of production, based on proprietary skills and environmental advantages, evolved.

Accompanying this development were market places which formed to enable exchanges of goods and services among those who needed the goods and services and those who provided.

It all started with the simple barter trade among producers of different products and services. Then the exchanges got monetised.

Soon, traders started coming into the picture and, not long after, the middlemen, and then the financiers.

Initially, every transaction was based on a mutual exchange of goods and services. I give you this for that which you have, which I need or want. Later, as forms of universally-accepted money appeared, barter was done away with. You could buy and sell with cowry shells and metal coins.

Are the prosperity messages preached by some of our churches today any different from these? Give, and you will prosper, so the refrain goes! Give to receive!

Is it possible that prosperity can be bought from God? Will He strike such a bargain with us? Let me win this week’s 4D, LORD, and half of the winnings are Yours! Even in the corridors of our churches we sometimes hear this: “Give, lah, and you will surely prosper.”

After all, Proverbs 3:9-10, seems to say this clearly:
“Honor the Lord with your wealth
and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
then your barns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will be bursting with wine.”

Yet, if you read carefully, this verse is not worded as a transaction. The emphasis is about honouring God first. It is to be your only motivation. It is not to honour Him in order to gain a reward. It is about honouring Him wholly. The rewards are a consequence.

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