Sunday, February 28, 2010

Notices - 28th February 2010

Women’s World Day of Prayer (WWDP)
  • Date: Friday, 05 March
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Venue: St. Andrew’s Church Hall
  • It is a joint effort with other churches
  • For more details & to sign up (for catering purpose), please see poster at the main entrance.
  • Closing date for registration is today!


24/7 SAC Prayer Chain
  • From Thurs 11 March @ 10pm to Thurs 18 March @ 10pm – closing with PS1 on 18 March 8 - 10pm
  • Prayer Points – 3 C’s (Church, Community & Country)
  • Commit yourself to pray for ONE hour during this Lent season & experience a personal breakthrough in your prayer life.
  • Open to everyone, all Congregations, Ministries, KOOL,YDM, Evergreen & Care Groups & anyone interested.
  • Open for registration at booth after service today! (guidlines & prayer points will be provided)
  • (Please note those already in CGs, KOOL, YDM & Evergreen, Malayalam Fellowship, CSC, GIGSA & Tamil will be notified directly by their leaders).


KOOL Camp 2010
  • Friday 19 March - Sunday 21 March 2010
  • Registration is open at KOOL Camp Booth after Service Today!


Youth Camp 2010: On Solid Rock
  • Date: Wednesday 24th - Saturday 27th March 2010
  • Venue: St Andrew’s Church
  • Early Registration Fee: $25/person (Before 28 February)
  • Late Registration Fee: $30/person (1st -14th March)
  • Come and visit our booth after Service Today to register!
  • (Forms are available at booth & Church office)


Church Library (return of Books, Audio visual materials for Stock Check)
  • Church Library will be CLOSED on Sundays 14 March & 21 March for stock check.
  • All Borrowers (both adults & children), to return all Books, CDs, VCDS, DVDs borrowed latest by Sunday 07 March
  • NO Borrowing is allowed from next Sunday 28 February, only return of items borrowed.
Other Annoucnments
  • Lent Service 2 this Tuesday 2 March @ 6pm (Sermon topic: Short battles, Quick Treaties - Forgiveness)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Notices - 21st February 2010

Lent Services
  • Lent Service 1 on Wednesday 24 February @ 6pm
  • Lent Service 2 on Tuesday 02 March @ 6pm
  • Note:Weekly Tuesday Prayer meetings resumes this Wednesday 24 February @ 8pm at Creche; thereafter to Tuesdays @ 8pm at Parish Hall after Lent Services from 02 March

Women’s World Day of Prayer (WWDP)
  • Date: Friday, 05 March
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Venue: St. Andrew’s Church Hall
  • It is a joint effort with other churches
  • For more details & to sign up (for catering purpose), please see poster at the main entrance.

24/7 SAC Prayer Chain
  • From Thurs 11 March @ 10pm to Thurs 18 March @ 10pm – closing with PS1
  • Prayer Points – 3 C’s (Church, Community & Country)
  • Commit yourself to pray for ONE hour during this Lent season & experience a personal breakthrough in your prayer life.
  • Open to everyone, all Congregations, Ministries, KOOL,YDM, Evergreen & Care Groups & anyone interested.
  • Open for registration next Sunday 28 February & 07 March
  • (Please note those already in CGs, KOOL, YDM & Evergreen, Malayalam Fellowship, CSC, GIGSA & Tamil will be notified directly by their leaders).

KOOL Camp 2010
  • Friday 19 March - Sunday 21 March 2010
  • Registration is open at KOOL Camp Booth after Service Today!

Youth Camp 2010: On Solid Rock
  • Date: Wednesday 24th - Saturday 27th March 2010
  • Venue: St Andrew’s Church
  • Early Registration Fee: $25/person (Before 28 February)
  • Late Registration Fee: $30/person (1st -14th March)
  • Come and visit our booth after Service Today to register!
  • (Forms are available at booth & Church office)

Church Library (return of Books, Audio visual materials for Stock Check)
  • Church Library will be CLOSED on Sundays 14 March & 21 March for stock check.
  • All Borrowers (both adults & children), to return all Books, CDs, VCDS, DVDs borrowed latest by Sunday 07 March
  • NO Borrowing is allowed from next Sunday 28 February, only return of items borrowed.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Notices - 14th February 2010

Ash Wednesday, Lent & Easter Services
  • Ash Wednesday on Wednesday 17 February
  • Lent Service 1 on Wednesday 24 February
  • Lent Service 2 on Tuesday 02 March
  • Lent Service 3 on Tuesday 09 March
  • Lent Service 4 on Tuesday 16 March
  • Lent Service 5 on Tuesday 23 March
  • Please refer to church bulletin for sermon topics
  • Service times @ 6pm. Please refer to church bulletin for Sermon Topics. Weekly Tuesday prayer meetings will resume after the Tuesday Lent Services
  • Palm Sunday: 28 March
  • Maundy Thursday: 01 April @ 6pm
  • Good Friday: 02 April @ 6pm
  • Easter Eve: Saturday 03 April @ 6pm
  • Easter Sunday: 04 April @ 9am

Other Upcoming Events
  • Women’s World Day of Prayer (WWDP) Friday, 05 March
  • Prayer Chain Thurs 11 March to Thursday 18 March (during Lent Season)
  • Pray As 1 on Thurs, 18 March @ 8pm (to coincide with Prayer Chain)
  • KOOL Camp 19 March to 21 March
  • Blood Donation Day Sunday 21 Marc (9am to 11am)
  • YDM Youth Camp 24Mar to 27 March
Other Announcment
  • There is no KOOL & Church library is closed today.
  • Condolence Notice.
  • No prayer meeting on 16 February, resumes on 24 February @ 8pm at Creche.
  • Weekly Tuesday prayer meeting times will be @8pm at Parish Hall after the Lent Services from 02 March

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sermon for 7th February 2010 - Learning to Pray More like Jesus

Learning to Pray More like Jesus

Luke 11:1-13
  • Disciples ask Jesus to teach them prayer
  • Prayer is the source of Christ’s power and authority

1. Be Clear and Simple (v.3)
  • "When you pray, say: ..." (v.3)
    • We make prayer more complicated
    • We make prayer a confession of anxiety
    • We make prayer dependent on feeling
Prayer is enforcing God’s will

Lie- ‘If I pray when I don’t feel like it, I’m a hypocrite’
Truth- When don’t feel like it, still pray= obedience

2. Be Persistent (v.5-10)
  • Parable on prayer:
    • Background- culture of hospitality
    • Keeping pressing
  • Contrast God and people.
    • Give up quickly
If you give up too quickly, you won’t discover what God has in store for you.
  • To pray effectively, need to have 3 things:
    • Character of God
    • Will of God
    • Who we are in God
  • Character of God- not like the neighbor, He is the God of how much more (generous & gracious)
  • 2nd negative respond- Change our belief
    If we change our belief we will not discover God’s character, will … promises
    • If prayer not answer- keep pressing on … is there area in my life that need to be put right
What is that you used to pray and has given up?

3. Be Spirit filled (v.11-13)
  • Shift from material things to the Holy Spirit
  • Pattern in OT
    • Troubles in Israel
    • God answered through the prophets- imagery
    • Ultimate answer is the Holy Spirit
  • In prayer- directly in God’s presence, the Holy Spirit gives answer

Numbers 6:22-27
  • This is how you are to pray for others:
    • “So they will put my (God’s) name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.” (v.27)
    • This is our calling too, to be royal priesthood.

Plans for 2010

Plans & Direction 2010
  • Theme: Loving God and Loving our Neighbor
  • Matthew 22:37-39:

    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and the greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Goals for 2010
  1. Loving God- Growing our love for Jesus through daily devotion and prayer
  2. Prayer- Growing in prayer as a church
  3. Loving people- Lead one person to Christ


Ongoing Events
  • Prayer Chain- 10-16 March (in Lent Season)
  • Blood Donation- 21 March
  • Good Friday- 2 April
  • Easter Day- 4 April (Evangelistic & English combined service)
  • Overnight Prayer Meeting- 22-23 May
  • Church Camp 29-31 May
  • ‘40 Days of Love’ 4 July to 15 August
    • La Vida Carnival- 15 July
    • La Vida’s Parenting Seminar (with Focus on the Family)- 6-8 August
    • Bowling Night- Outreach
  • Lent Season- starts 17 Feb (Ash Wednesday)
  • Maundy Thursday- 1 April
  • Good Friday- 2 April
  • Easter Eve- 3 April
  • Easter Day- 4 April (English combined service)
  • Camps by Ministry
    • KOOL Camp- 19-21 March
    • YDM Youth Camp- 24-27 March
    • GIGSA & CSC- Camps for youth and children

Major Events Link to direction
  • On Prayer
    • PS1- every 3rd Tuesday
    • Prayer Chain- 10-16 March (in Lent Season)
    • Overnight Prayer Meeting- 22-23 May (link with GDOP)
  • On Loving God and people (outreach)
    • ‘40 Days of Love’
    • CG- every 5th Thursday to be outreach night
    • Services, especially Easter and Christmas (Note: ministry team)

40 Days of Love
  • Date: 4 July to 15 Aug 2010 (over 6 Sundays)
  • Theme- ‘Loving God and Loving our Neighbor’
  • Programs
    • 40 days (6 Sundays) Sermons on theme
    • 40 days CG Word on same theme
    • 40 days (6 Thursdays) of experiencing Care Group
    • 40 days devotion on theme
    • Special programs in the 40 days, e.g., outreach, community projects
  • Special programs in the 40 Days
    • La Vida Carnival- 15 July
    • La Vida’s Parenting Seminar (with Focus on the Family)- 6-8 Aug
    • Bowling Night- Aug

Notices - 7th February 2010

SAC PS1 (Pray as 1) Prayer Meeting
  • Date: Tues 9 February 2010
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Venue: Church Hall
  • Prayer Focus: Upcoming National Day
  • Prayer changes things!

Combined Service on Chinese New Year Sunday 14 Feb 2010
  • Combined English Service @ 8:15am
    Sunday 14 February
    (being 1st day of Chinese New Year)
  • CSC Chinese Service @ 10:30am
  • GIGSA & Tamil service times remain unchanged.
  • (Note: No KOOL & Church library will be closed on that day)


Ash Wednesday, Lent & Easter Services
  • Ash Wednesday on Wednesday 17 February
  • Lent Service 1 on Wednesday 24 February
  • Lent Service 2 on Tuesday 02 March
  • Lent Service 3 on Tuesday 09 March
  • Lent Service 4 on Tuesday 16 March
  • Lent Service 5 on Tuesday 23 March
  • Lent Service 6 on Tuesday 30 March
  • Service times @ 6pm. Please refer to church bulletin for Sermon Topics. Weekly Tuesday prayer meetings will resume after the Tuesday Lent Services
  • Palm Sunday: 28 March
  • Maundy Thursday: 01 April @ 6pm
  • Good Friday: 02 April @ 6pm
  • Easter Eve: Saturday 03 April @ 6pm
  • Easter Sunday: 04 April

Other Upcoming Events
  • Women’s World Day of Prayer (WWDP) Friday, 05March
  • Prayer Chain 10 March to 16 March (during Lent Season)
  • Pray As 1 on Tues, 16 March