Today's Message

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which Your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day when He shall come again in His glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through Him who is alive and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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Christian Education


Teaching Series on the Book of Jeremiah by Bishop Rennis Ponniah

April 2018

The Old Testament book of Jeremiah is a 2,500-year-old prophecy that is as relevant to our life today as it was to the Jews at the time.

It is message from and about God who works out his purposes through covenants.

Though more than 500 years before Christ, Jeremiah knew about the arrival of the New Covenant in Jesus that would change everything. The Jews in Jeremiah’s time were either longing for the Messiah to come or, the majority had given up hope and forsaken their God.

But God had not forsaken them.

In the same way, Christians all over the world look forward to Jesus’ second coming but most people in the world couldn’t care less. Jeremiah’s prophecy gives us great encouragement to live faithfully in a world that is in turmoil.

Bishop Rennis spent part of his sabbatical in 2016 to study Jeremiah at a deeper level. God powerfully spoke to Bp Rennis and he now passes the message on to the church in 10 sessions, delivered in five lectures at St Hilda’s Church.

– Ps Martin Jungnickel

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News


The Vicar Writes …

30 Oct 2022

Galatians 2:20
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Dear St Hilda’s Family,
Blessings to you and your families in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
On 11 November 2022, our dear brother Calvin Tan will be ordained as a Deacon. This is a significant day in his life and in the life of St Hilda’s Church. Calvin is a 3rd generation member of St Hilda’s. His wife, Marjorie, and their two adult children, Caitlyn and Brandon, all serve actively in our church.

As an ordinand, Calvin has been preparing for ordination for the past two years, under the close supervision of Bp Titus. He will be ordained with a very large batch of more than 30 brothers, 20+ into diaconate and 10+ into the priesthood, one of them is Revd Chan Phy from Svay Prahoot in Cambodia.

As rigorous as a 2-year preparation with the Bishop may be, God has been preparing Calvin all his life and that includes our church community at St Hilda’s. It shows that we have been acting out our promise that we make at every baptism and confirmation service that we will do our part in discipling each candidate.

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WORSHIP SERVICES
Weekly Holy Communion Church Services
  • Saturday Evening Service (SES) at 5pm in the Church Sanctuary.
  • Sunday (E1) at 8am in the Church Sanctuary.
  • Sunday (E2) at 10.15am in the Bethel Hall.

E3 Service

Saturdays at 2pm in the Bethel Hall.


Online (Non Holy Communion) Services

Available on Sundays from 8am.
YouTube channel: bit.ly/shconline

The podcast (audio of the sermon only) will be available each Tuesday.

Podcast: https://sthildas.org.sg/glory-to-god/podcasts/


Private Worship

The church sanctuary is open for prayer and worship (without singing) during the week for up to 45mins.

You may book your time slot by calling the church office at 63443463.

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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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Testimony


Testimony by Revd Canon Scott Gunn

17 Sep 2022

Thank you, Pastors Martin and Calvin for the opportunity to say thanks to all of you. Sometimes maybe this happens to you when I’m reading the Bible a verse really stands out and speaks to me strongly. This happened just yesterday morning when I was praying morning prayer. And on the second day of the month, the first psalm that one prays is Psalm Nine. And the first verse of Psalm Nine is very simple. The psalmist writes I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart. I will tell of all your marvellous works. And I want to do just that to praise God and to give thanks. You see, on July 20, all this talk in the sermon about life being taken away and whether or not we live and how long we live became very real because I arrived at Changi Airport intending to change planes and go on to Vietnam on holiday. And instead, I had quite a severe heart attack. I collapsed and when I collapsed, I hit my head and had some brain injury, was taken to the hospital and was in intensive care for a week. And in the hospital for another week.

I received very excellent medical care at Changi General. They took good care of me. But still it was grim. When Sherilyn, my spouse, first spoke to them, they told her they didn’t know if I would make it. It was quite severe. I was talking with a doctor back in the USA a few days ago. He’s not a Christian. I don’t even think he’s religious of any kind. But he couldn’t quite bring himself to say miraculous. But he also couldn’t explain why I had lived through this situation and why I was healing. And I believe that it is miraculous that for whatever reason God has spared me. It’s quite humbling to think this way. I don’t know why God would do this. If God chooses to spare my life for a year or two, you can ask me after some more prayer and reflection and maybe I’ll know then. So that’s what I want to say first is that I’m grateful to God for his preservation of my life. But that’s not all. Sherilyn and I are also very grateful to St. Hilde’s and to everyone here. In my work, I spend a lot of time traveling and visiting churches, mostly in the US.
but in some other countries as well. So I think a lot about the mission of the church, what is our work and how do we know when a church is doing God’s work? Jesus, the night before he died, gave his disciples some instructions. And in the 13th chapter of John we read Jesus saying to his disciples and to us, I give you a new commandment that you love one another just as I have loved you. Jesus says you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another. This church is showing Sherilyn and me and the whole world that you are disciples of Jesus Christ. Pastor Martin came and visited me in the hospital several times and brought Holy Communion. Me a stranger. Martin and Jo took Sherilyn in when I was still quite ill in the hospital and gave her some breaks and took care of her and introduced her to good coffee places and that sort of thing. They let her stay in the Bishop’s apartment and took us in even though we weren’t parishioners, just out of love they did that. But it’s not just the pastors. St. Hilda’s has offered us the Bishop’s apartment where we’re staying until the doctors say that it’s safe to travel home and we’re very grateful to have a home away from home. People from St. Hilda’s have brought us food to enjoy. This seems to be a theme, and we are grateful for that. But one moment stands out especially. I think it was last week, we were at the 1015 service and a couple came over to introduce themselves to us. They didn’t recognize us and they very pleasantly said, oh, you’re new, I don’t think we know you. And they introduced themselves and said hello and ask our names.

And when we said, well, it’s Scott and Sherilyn, they said, oh, we know who you are and why you’re here. We’ve been praying for you.

I hope that no one in St. Hilda’s ever takes that for granted, because, that means that you as a church, have been praying for us, total strangers out of love. That means everything. Prayer means everything.

And we’re more grateful than we can say. For your prayers and all the ways that you have shown that you’re disciples by taking us in and caring for us. We come from the USA, where we’re part of the Anglican Communion in the USA. We’re grateful to be part of this same Anglican family and to get to know our sisters and brothers in Christ. But Sherilyn and I especially, are most grateful to be loved by and to get to know disciples of Jesus Christ. You have strengthened and renewed us on her journey as followers of Jesus, and for that we are immeasurably grateful. Thank you for everything.

Thank you.

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