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For the Week of 8th February 2015
From our Team Ministry...
YOUNG...
IF I WAS:
SCHOOLING...
1. I would study to gain the approval of others
- 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved
unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1. I would study diligently to make the grade 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved
unto God, a workman that needeth not to be
ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2. I would remember my Creator and be
passionate about His will - Ecclesiastes 12:1
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy
youth, while the evil days come not, nor the
years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have
no pleasure in them.
2. I would make friends and be a good friend,
always there for them - Proverbs 27:10 Thine
own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not.
3. I would be respectful and obedient to my
parents and make them proud - Proverbs 23:24
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice:
3. I would keep myself pure for the Lord and and he that begetteth a wise child shall have
my future spouse - 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also joy of him.
youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith,
charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord 4. I would be careful to lay a firm foundation
out of a pure heart.
for the future - Galatians 6:7-8 Be not deceived;
God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
4. I would do my best so that I can be soweth, that shall he also reap.
exemplary - 1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh
thy youth; but be thou an example of the reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit
believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
spirit, in faith, in purity.
5. I would be patient to persevere and complete
5. I would wait on the Lord and rely upon Him all that I started - Hebrews 12:1-2 Wherefore
for strength - Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait seeing we also are compassed about with so
upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every
shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset
run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and us, and let us run with patience the race that is
not faint.
set before us,
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of
our faith; who for the joy that was set before
him endured the cross, despising the shame,
21st Feb
Elders’
and is set down at the right hand of the throne
of God.
Our Mission: We are called out to worship God in Spirit and Truth, to testify to the nations the
Gospel of Christ and to make disciples for the glory of God Almighty.
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Right: Brother Timothy Tabalujan expressing his thanks
to the church and bidding the church farewell as he
has completed his national service and will be returning to Melbourne, Australia. We will miss him.
Brother Bob Jackson will speak on "the Body of Christ"
at our morning assemblies this morning.
We are happy that John and Wendy Then from China
were with us last Sunday for the Chinese New Year.
All are invited to join the China Interest Group this
afternoon to hear these experienced and effective
missionaries from Zhang Jia Jie, China at 1-3pm in the
Chinese Hall. They will be speaking of their preparation for mission, the ZJJ field and the vision and direction forward. Call Patrick before 11am for lunch.
Come back tonight at 6pm to hear brother Henry Kong
speak on “Welcoming the Year of the Sheep (2)”. Come
and learn what the Bible has to say about sheep.
Remember to bring a dish as you come for the evening
assembly for the monthly potluck dinner after the worship. The theme for tonight's potluck
is "Chinese New Year Dishes.”
On Wednesday at 7:30pm, brother Adrian Teo will
continue the lessons on “Discerning the Discipline of
Worship” series. Make 2015 different by adding SPC
to your spiritual walk with God.
A mission trip is planned in April for India. PP’s India
mission partner, brother Joel Madiki has proposed a
VBS and Women's Retreat in April. Please contact
brother Patrick to register your interest in this trip or
another trip in 2015.
From the current SPC worship series: "Find ways to
really prepare for the gathered experience of worship. Prepare on Saturday night by going to bed early,
by having an inward experience of examination and
confession, by going over the hymns and Scripture
passages that will be used on Sunday." Starting next
week, we will add to the Focus (which is usually online
by Friday afternoon), the main scripture text of preachers so all can prepare by reading ahead.
Men to Serve today and next Sunday
8am
Scripture Text:
11am
Call to Worship:
SR/OP:
S. Leader:
Communion:
Preacher:
Closing Prayer:
Ushers
6pm
Call to Worship
Scripture Text:
Opening Prayer:
S. Leader:
Communion:
Messenger:
Closing Prayer:
Psalm 25:1-3
Psalm 27:1-3
Winston Chong
Joseph Zeng
Harry Wong
Simon Goh
Bob Jackson
William Wong
Joel Goh
HI Team
Tan Beng Chuan
Isaac Tay
Kelvin Koo
Lim Li Chhoan
Peter Lim
Simon Goh
Kenneth Kuek
HI Team
Winston Chong
Psalm 25:4-7
Johnelle Jumao-As
KC Cheang
Simon Goh
Henry Kong
William Wong
Tan Beng Chuan
Psalm 27:4-5
Joemar Recomono
Asher Jumao-As
Lam Chern Woon
Zachary Lee
Simon Goh
PPCOC's Vision: By God's grace, our vision is to be a vibrant, growing community of Christians where every member
ministers to one another. Equipped by committed servant leaders and dedicated care teams at home, and passionate
mission interest groups and partners abroad, we steward our resources responsibly for God's Kingdom.
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FAMILY
This Week’s
Sunday, 8th February 2015
7:30am Shuttle Bus Service
8:00am First Morning Assembly
Speaker: Bob Jackson
9:30am Bible Classes for all ages
11:00am Second Morning Assembly
1:15pm Shuttle Bus Stops
6:00pm
7:15pm
Evening Assembly
Speaker: Henry Kong
Monthly Potluck
Pray for:
Healing for Lian Chye’s medical condition and
Audrey’s eye infection– Andy Wees
Lord’s mercy and healing for lymph nodes on my
neck – Lian Chye
Nobleta Lopez to obey the Lord in baptism and for
travel safety of Ely Cataggatan to Philippines
– Linda Malana
Travel mercy for Ely as she returns home to
spend time with her family in the Philippines
– Maribel Cammayo
My mother’s recovery, in the ICU– Jenny Ngeow
My friend, Nor Kiah’s well being – Ella Paguila
Peace for all in 2015 – Grace Mariaraja
Continued world peace – Fook Weng
Thank God for:
Wednesday, 11th February 2015
7:30pm The Discipline of Worship
Instructor: Adrian Teo
FACTS & FIGURES
8am Worship:
11am Worship:
6pm Worship:
Total:
149
205
43
397
Morning Giving
Evening Giving
Total Contribution
$15,349.00
_$2,029.00
$17,378.00
Brother Bob’s sermon – Ulric Sin, Lezel Tan,
Maribel Cammayo,
Brother Valmond’s sermon – Patrick, Henry
His guidance and protection; the privilege to serve
God and join M.A.R.C.H for Christ to work
for God’s glory – Lynda Wee
Watching over us and for your love which fills our
hearts – Clarita Simon
Letting us know that we are important no
matter how small we are – Ehpril Cammayo
Receipt No
Donor
Amount
3RsF 2007
3RsF 2008
3RsF 2009
Anonymous
Anonymous
Chinese Congregation
MF 1789
Joann Ang
$50
$500
$700
$2000
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God’s Masterpiece –
Introducing Phay Siew Hua
Sister Phay Siew Hua turned 75 in December, and anyone who has
spent time with this gem of a lady will testify to her gracious, cultured
demeanor, and positive attitude despite recent health challenges.
Phay is a retired primary school teacher. Her godson describes her
as adventurous, strongwilled, caring and kind. An ex-neighbour who
has known her for over two decades also paid tribute to her helpful
nature – “Anyone who approaches her will not be left unaided.”
The neighbour recalls that her talent and passion for gardening
benefited the residents of the condominium. In her
family she is known as a strict disciplinarian but one the garden. Unbeknownst to many, prior to her retirewho delivers on promises and is ultimately, kind and ment, Phay dabbled in business after 28 years of teaching, running a music school for almost 2 decades and
willing to help.
later, a retail store selling music scores.
Originally born in Batu Pahat, she came to live in
Singapore with her grandparents at an early age when Phay’s open nature makes it easy for her to reach out
her mother passed away during the Japanese to non-believers in her neighbourhood, and friends,
occupation. Phay was not born in a Christian family, ex-colleagues and relatives who are no longer attending
but attended a mission school. She started studying church to restore them and include them in her
the bible with a missionary from the Scripture Union fellowship circle. She draws spiritual encouragement
when she was in upper primary, and also attended from the Kongs, sister Dorothy, and Eileen Lim’s Care
Bethesda church at Bras Basah. She prayed the Sinner’s Team. She is a member of Wai Leng’s Care Team. It is
Prayer but was not baptized until she was a mother – her hope that PP will be more sensitive to those around,
by sprinkling. She has two children, Eugene and Julie. lifting the fallen, broken hearted and showing them
Her grandson Jonathan, 7, is the apple of her eye and God’s love and mercy. Personally, she wants to be able
prayed with her every day for her healing when she to create a new vision for her life that she can still be
everything God has created her to be, despite her health
was recently hospitalized.
issues. What a refreshing attitude for one who has
Phay attended Faith Community Baptist Church with come so far in life!
her son, and although she was never fully at home
with the lively ‘rock concert’ styled services, she She hopes to be used more by God by allowing herself
continued to attend as she didn’t want to be a “church to be inconvenienced and to display the goodness of
drop out”. By her own testimony, in 2004, the Lord God, taking bold steps to move forward with challenges
directed her to move to Pasir Panjang and then through He has put in her heart.
- June Dhanabalan
a stranger-turned-sister, Linda Seet, led her to the
Church of Christ. The simple, direct style of worship
suited her, and she was made to feel at home and
warmly welcomed.
“I have not looked back. He has enriched my life’s
journey richly and changed me into a different person
– one always grateful for what he has done for me,”
says Phay.
Like those a fraction of her age, this independent soul
enjoys pursuits such as concerts, movies, music, TV,
travel, and being with her family and friends. She also
enjoys domestic activities like cross-stitching, knitting,
sewing, cooking and baking, in addition to working in
To overcome every obstacle and difficulty better than before, believing that God can do exceedingly abundantly above all I ask and think,
and that I am God’s masterpiece created in His
image. May I step into the fullness of what God
has in store for me.
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