Zion Bishan Bulletin 14 June 2020 Livestream
14 June 2020
14 June 2020
10.30 am Livestream
Call to Worship
Meditative Hymn: O God, Our Help in Ages Past
Scripture Reading: Psalm 90 ESV
Message: "Our Days Are Numbered”
Response Hymn: Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor
Corporate Life & Prayer
We are pleased to welcome you to worship with us! If you are new to Zion Bishan, do drop us a note on our contact form and our hospitality team will get in touch with you in the coming week. Please use the same contact form if you want to find out more about our faith, or about our activities and programmes.
Our Sunday services at a glance
Speaker: Pastor Dev Menon
Worship Leader: Mr Vernon Quek
AV: Ravi Shankar
Pianist: Goh Su-Ling
Songs for personal worship and reflection:
Friday, 19 June
8 pm Zoom Prayer Meeting (Registration required):
Sunday, 21 June
10.30 am English Livestreaming Service
"Hope in Hardship" Lamentations
Speaker: Elder David Leong and Deacon Benson Chia
|Pastors (more info)|
|E-mail: user ID followed by @zionbishan.org.sg|
|Rev Dr Alby Yip, Senior Pastor||alby|
|Rev Dr Dev Menon, Pastor||dev|
|Rev Zheng Haoren, Pastor (Comm Dev’t)||haoren|
|Rev Ebinezar Mohan, Pastor (Tamil)||ebi|
|Rev Kew See Seong, Pastor (Mandarin)||sskew|
|Rev Lim Jit Thye, Pastor (Cantonese-Mandarin)||jtlim|
|Rev Daniel Nge, Pastor (Mandarin-English)||daniel|
|Rev Dr David Wong, Advisory Pastor|
|Rev Dr Quek Swee Hwa, Pastor Emeritus|
|Ministry Staff (more info)|
|Dn Paul Yeo, Hokkien Ministry||paul|
|Mrs Emily Quek, Special Projects||emily|
|Mrs June Tan, Children’s Ministry||june|
|Mrs Ruth Quek, Children/Y. Adults||ruth|
|Mr Vernon Quek, Y. Adults/Evang.||vernon|
|Mr Linus Koe, Family/Media||linus|
|Mrs Sharon Quek, Trg/Mobilisation||sharon|
|Mr Quek Tze-Ming, Assoc Min Staff||tzeming|
Speaker: Pastor Dev Menon
Our Days Are Numbered
Intro: Hope in Hardship
Fragile, Finite & Futile
Sin, Wrath & Curse
Satisfy, Gladden & Establish
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
- What do you remember from the passage or sermon?
- What was the key lesson Moses learned as reflected in this Psalm?
- How did Moses get to that point? What was the journey like?
- How far along are you in learning this lesson?
ZB Ministry Initiatives – Pray for the continuing efforts and new initiatives being set into place as church carries on in this time when we are united by the Spirit even though physically apart:
ZB COVID-19 Survey #3 – A new survey is being launched this week (p.7). Pray that the results will allow our ministry leaders to have further insight into how every member is doing and to reach out pastorally where needed. Also, pray that the information collected will help shape the vision for our church and be ready to take on the future challenges.
ZB Directory of Businesses (p.7) – Pray for our members who have businesses affected by COVID-19.
Serving our Community – Keep the S3P program in prayer, for both our guest stayers and volunteers. Also for the food aid going out to the needy in the Bishan area. May Christ be seen in all we do.
AG Leaders – Thank God for these servants of the gospel. Pray for our leaders as they work through the book of Romans. May the Spirit give them wisdom and understanding and the ability to teach it well to their AGs for the building up of the body of Christ. Pray that they will be refreshed when LP (Leaders Prep) goes on break in July.
Marriages –Thank God for 10 couples that attended the Marriage Course Preview (13 Jun) that touched on conflict resolution. Pray for the future runs of the Marriage Course going online.
Those who are alone – Sincerely pray for those who are the sole-Christian in their families. It is a very isolating and lonely time for them being unable to meet up with fellow believers. Thank God for opportunities to use the Prayer Garden (p. 7) to meet and pray with our pastors.
Indonesia – Pak Heru, our ministry contact in East Java was called home to the Lord on Monday, 8 Jun after battling with COVID-19. His wife is in recovery herself from COVID-19. Pray for his family as they grieve this sudden loss.
South India – With funds from our CV19 MRF, one of our ministry partners was able to carry out food relief for a total of 881 families (3,049 people in total) who often have sick, elderly, and vulnerable ones in their midst. Pray that our partner would be able to follow up on the many who have had an opportunity to hear the gospel through these efforts.
East Nepal – Funds from ZB’s CV19 MRF were used by our ministry partner to buy rice for poor Tibetan, Rai, Tamang, and Dalit village families in the mountain range. Thank God that this relief project enabled friendship to be built with the Buddhist communities. Do pray for continued gospel opportunities through the good relations being forged with the authorities and families in this region.
- Vernon Quek spoke at a YA workshop at Mt Carmel Church on 13 June, Saturday.
- Pastor Daniel is on sabbatical leave till end Aug 2020.
Written by Ps Zheng Haoren
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12
In the passage of John 14:1-14, Jesus exhorts His disciples to “believe” in Him and in the Father five times, “or else believe on account of the works themselves (14:11b).” That is, if one finds it hard to believe in Jesus or God the Father, look at the evidence of Jesus’ miracles, teachings, life, and ministry – and believe in Jesus, the Son of God!
And Jesus promises that whoever believes in Him will do greater works because of the power of the Holy Spirit who would be sent after Jesus ascends to the Father (14:16; 16:7-11). So, what are these greater works that believers will do?
Since Pentecost, the Gospel has gone out from Jerusalem to almost every part of the earth and has changed lives from generation to generation. These are the greater works believers have done – the worldwide outreach by the unstoppable Gospel which has resulted in the transformation of individual lives and even of whole cultures and societies.
Will we be able to continue these greater works during and after the current COVID-19 pandemic? Changes ahead are anticipated for schools, families, workplaces, economic activities, worship institutions, social settings, leisure pursuits, and recreation facilities. International relations and trade are also set for somewhat radical shifts.
Will student activities ever be the same again? Will team sports resume in their pre-COVID forms? Will we be able to gather for 10-course dinners to celebrate weddings, birthdays, and special anniversaries? How will international travel look like? If there is going to be entry quarantine upon arrival and mandatory leave of absence upon return to one’s home country, then it looks very bleak for tourism and short-term ministry trips. And what about businesses and employment?
Wow, the list goes on! And these plausible questions are further complicated by very strained and delicate relationships between countries, not to mention the current widespread protests across nations against racism and injustice. With such distressing prospects, can the greater works commanded by our Lord be continued? The answer is “Yes”! For when the Lord promises, He will make a way – that is a certainty! A time like this is a test of our faith. It calls for earnest, relentless prayer and greater solidarity among believers everywhere. For together as a united body of Christ, with Jesus as the Head, and the Holy Spirit enabling us, we will surely do greater works!
With the extension of the church worshipping via livestream services, we shall be resuming Holy Communion in July. To fulfil the criteria of the act of coming to the Lord's table being safe, biblical and in a worthy manner as exhorted in 1 Cor 11, the pastors will be conducting Holy Communion via Zoom according to the clusters. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquires.
Use of Prayer Garden
By booking appointment only
We are making the outdoor prayer garden (behind the fellowship hall) available for 1 family at a time (up to 5 members who live together), to come down and pray in 30min timeslots.
Bookings are mandatory using this link: www.zionbishan.org.sg/prayer-garden. You may request the on-duty pastor to come down and pray with you if you wish.
Kindly book at least one day in advance.
29 July, Wednesday, 7.45pm
A new round of CE will be run entirely on Zoom. Invite friends and family and attend CE together!
Be a CE table host!
Training begins 1 July, 7.45pm
Training will be conducted every Wednesday from 1 July to 22 July via Zoom. Contact Vernon for more information: email@example.com
CD resumes from this Sunday via Zoom
Toddlers will meet once in 3 weeks.
Nursery to P5 meet on 2nd & 4th Sunday.
P6 will meet alternate weeks.
CM Team & CD leaders will disseminate more information via the Parents WhatsApp chats. Please ensure you are in your child's CD class WhatsApp group.
Do also join the Zion Bishan Children's Discipleship FB Group if you have a child in CD: www.facebook.com/groups/zbkids
ZB Directory of Businesses
This is meant to help members who own businesses or are self-employed/ freelancers. By sharing this information, we encourage you to support one another by engaging these businesses, and thus tide through this time together.
ZB COVID-19 Survey #3
The last two surveys have been very helpful for informing our ministry. Please take some time to complete the 3rd one by Monday 15 June: http://tiny.cc/zbc19survey3. For all ZB members/regular worshippers.