Thank you, Father, for Bishop Rennis Ponniah’s shepherding these past eight years. As he takes leave of us, may Your blessings continue to follow him and his loved ones. Take his hand, LORD, and lead him to the new season You have set for him and may he and his family be joyous and enveloped in Your peace. We also thank You for reminding us that for everything there is a season. We pray, LORD, for Bishop-designate Rev Canon Dr Titus Chung as he prepares to lead the Diocese through these uncertain times and beyond. We pray that You will guide him, infusing him with wisdom, knowledge and understanding, to shepherd Your Church in season and out of season. We pray, LORD, for Bishop-designate Titus and his family as they gradually take on their new roles and responsibilities. We pray for a blessed coronation and installation for Bishop-designate Titus on 18 October and that the seasons will be kind to him and his loved ones. In the name of Christ Jesus, Your Son. Amen.
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
From 7 September 2020
In Phase Two of The Resumption of More Religious Activities
(A) Weekly Holy Communion Church Services in the church sanctuary
- Saturdays at 5:00pm
- Sundays at 8:00am and 5:00pm
Limit for each service – 50 worshippers.
Please call the church office or log on to bit.ly/shcservice to make your booking.
(B) E3 Collective Service available via Zoom
(Please contact Ps Calvin at 91868666 for the link.)
(C) Livestream Holy Communion Services
YouTube channel: bit.ly/shconline
(D) Online (Non Holy Communion) Services are available on Sunday from 8.00am.
YouTube channel: bit.ly/shconline
The podcast (audio of the sermon only) will be available from Tuesday.
(E) Private Worship
The church sanctuary is open to everybody to pray and worship (without singing) during the week for up to 45mins, alone or in groups of max 5 people. You may book your time slot by calling the church office at 63443463.
- Tuesday to Saturday, 9am and 10.30am (except Wednesday)
- Tuesday to Friday, 2.30pm and 4pm
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.
A Walk by the Sea in East Coast with the Lord
19 Jul 2020
I walked East Coast Park at evening time
The sea, the clouds, the trees and grass so pretty
I talked to them and their Creator replied
What joy I felt He made them mine
Slowly the sun sank into brooding sea
Twilight quickly diminished the gold to gloom
The trees lost their shape, the grass a dark mass
Ships at sea became pin pricks of light bobbing free
Mine old eyes make things so much darker; aging palls
Dismay descended upon me with the enveloping dusk
Then came the refrain
All people are like grass and all their glory like flowers of the field
The grass withers and the flowers fall
But the word of the Lord endures forever
For this is the word preached to us
For you have been born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible
Through the word of God which lives and abides forever