Zion Bishan Bulletin 28 June 2020 Livestream
28 June 2020
28 June 2020
10.30 am Livestream
Call to Worship
Meditative Hymn: A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Scripture Reading: Psalm 46 ESV
Message: Be Still and Know That I am God
Response Hymn: Still
Mission Focus; 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
In-Person Sunday Services
8.30am Mandarin/Cantonese service
9.30am Tamil (1st Week)/Hokkien service
English service — Sanctuary L1
Children’s Discipleship — please ask at the Hospitality or Info Desk
Mandarin service — Chapel L4
(8.45 am) Domestic Helpers Fellowship (English) — Room 105 L1
Hokkien service — Auditorium 2 L4
English service — Sanctuary L1/2
Cantonese-Mandarin service — Chapel L4
Tamil service — Music Room L3
Mandarin-English service — MPH L1
Domestic Helpers Fellowship (English-Indonesian) — Room 103 L1
Children’s & Youth Discipleship — please ask at the Hospitality or Info Desk
Adult Discipleship Class
English service — Chapel
Join us for our livestream.
Mandarin & Cantonese-Mandarin service
Join us for Zoom Services
Domestic Helpers Fellowship 1 (English, Tagalog & Myanmar groups)
Domestic Helpers Fellowship 2 (Indonesian groups)
Join Children/Youth Discipleship Classes
Speaker: Pastor Alby Yip
Worship Leader: Pastor Zheng Haoren
AV: Benny Ling & Goh Han Teck
Pianist: Penuel Lau
Songs for personal worship and reflection:
Friday, 3 July
8 pm Zoom Prayer Meeting (Registration required):
Sunday, 5 July
10.30 am English Livestreaming Service
"The Last Frontiers" Romans 15:18-24
Speaker: Pastor Zheng Haoren
|Pastors (more info)|
|Rev Dr Alby Yip, Senior Pastor||9844 9536|
|Rev Dr Dev Menon, Pastor||9829 6051|
|Rev Zheng Haoren, Pastor (Comm Dev’t)||6353 8081|
|Rev Ebinezar Mohan, Pastor (Tamil)||8198 9696|
|Rev Kew See Seong, Pastor (Mandarin)||9489 4967|
|Rev Lim Jit Thye, Pastor (Cantonese-Mandarin)||9182 6957|
|Rev Daniel Nge, Pastor (Mandarin-English)||8428 0525l|
|Rev Dr David Wong, Advisory Pastor|
|Rev Dr Quek Swee Hwa, Pastor Emeritus|
|Ministry Staff (more info)|
|Dn Paul Yeo, Hokkien Ministry||9751 1897|
|Mrs Emily Quek, Special Projects||9001 2926|
|Mrs June Tan, Children’s Ministry||8388 1883|
|Mrs Ruth Quek, Children's Ministry||9728 7145|
|Mr Vernon Quek, Y. Adults/Evang.||9796 0196|
|Mr Linus Koe, Family/Media||9728 9343|
|Mrs Sharon Quek, Trg/Mobilisation||9788 0195|
|Mr Quek Tze-Ming, Assoc Min Staff||9060 8340|
Speaker: Pastor Alby Yip
Be Still And Know That I am God
Over the Nature
Over the Nations
Over the Earth
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
- What do you remember about the passage/message?
- What may be the obstacles preventing you from experiencing God’s fullness when you are in trouble?
- How can you build an unmoving trust in God when troubles come?
ZB COVID Taskforce – Thank God for the faithful service of Ps Dev, Vernon and Eld George who will be stepping down from the taskforce which started in February. Pray for new leaders and members Ps Alby, Zhi-Wen, Edwin and Jacqueline joining the team to oversee Phase II.
Missions Month – The theme for July will be “Final Frontiers”. Pray for our hearts to be stirred to feel and understand God’s heart for the lost in places where He is not known. Pray that sermons, stories from frontier workers, prayer opportunities, and webinars will be used by the Holy Spirit to spark a desire in our hearts to bring His love and gospel to those who have not met a Christian or have had a chance to read His Word.
Resumption of Church Services (p.7) – We will be looking forward to gathering in congregations of 50 people in July. Do pray that in all the logistics and safety management, God will be glorified and the saints encouraged to look towards the unity of hope we have in Christ.
Apprentices –Ms Jacqueline Lie will be joining as a ministry apprentice, assisting with the Youth Ministry starting July. Pray that her time as an apprentice will grow her in love and knowledge of Christ and how His Spirit is working in Zion Bishan. Pray also for Tay Li Hui and Danny Chua as they carry on their time in the EXCEL Apprenticeship program.
Rebecca Lee (OMF worker, Cambodia) – Praise God for a diagnosis of what was causing some stomach discomfort. Pray that the current treatment would result in the eradication of the bacteria causing the problem. Pray for the welfare of many families in Cambodia suffering economic hardship because of forced eviction from Thailand, affecting tens of thousands of factory workers. Pray that God will also provide for the many Christian ministries that are suffering the loss of income and struggling to cover their monthly costs.
North India –Pray for adequate financial provision for the needs of the workers in the schools and ministries of our ministry partner there. The 4 schools that the partner runs, provide communities in the region with good quality education. Many parents and small churches have been unable to pay for their children’s schooling because of the loss of their jobs due to COVID-19.
East Nepal – Pray for continued healing for brother Prakash, who is recovering from a stroke and the surgery he underwent. He is able to talk a little and walk with support. Pray also for healing of 22 children under the ministry partner’s care, who have come down with chickenpox, some with diarrhoea, fever and headaches. Pray especially for 2 children who have been hospitalized.
- Condolences to the family of Mdm Lee Ah Lui (ZBCS), aged 75, who went Home to be with the Lord on 21 June 2020.
- Condolences to the family of Mdm Tan Liew Wah (ZBCS), aged 88, who went Home to be with the Lord on 25 June 2020.
Put together by Linus Koe
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children…”
During this past Circuit-Breaker, some parents got together over Zoom to watch Rob Rienow’s series on “Visionary Parenting”. Rob began his work in ministry as a youth pastor, but soon realised he had prioritised his ministry opportunities over his ministry responsibilities - his wife and children. He now runs Visionary Families Ministries focusing on God’s grand vision for the home, based on Deuteronomy 6. Here are reflections from some parents, and parents-to-be, about the series:
“We found out about our pregnancy at Week 6. What next? Not sure what to feel, things to consider and buy to prepare for our baby’s arrival started running through our heads, advice from parents started coming in, etc. We just don’t know where and how to start, until we were introduced to a timely Visionary Parenting series that was going to air just 2 days after we shared the good news with our AG. It’s just watching a series of videos to start off, it sounds like something we could handle in the midst of all other considerations.
The Visionary Parenting series started with a great introduction on God’s Grand Vision for the Home - what was the purpose of family, what does a Christian family look like and what do we have to do to get there. We are all born in sin, and our flesh desires to do things apart from God’s original design. This series sheds light on where we should be in God’s Grand Vision, where we are now, and steps we could take to get there. Topics covered include the role of the father and the mother, and how as parents we can build a home and family for our children that brings us closer to the ultimate goal. We felt some examples provided were practical and doable, but until we actually do it ourselves, we won’t know how it would really be like. But at least we are prepared mentally and spiritually before the arrival of our baby, so that when the time finally comes we can already put them into practice, God willing!”
– Anonymous, parents-to-be.
“Grandparents, do not underestimate the spiritual influence you can have on your grandchildren.
In Session Two of Rob Rienow’s Visionary Parenting series, he says that Satan breaks down generational connectedness by discrediting the older generation. This “discrediting”, he says, is done by either the younger generation, or the older generation (i.e. the grandparents) themselves.
The latter point is very interesting.
As a mother of two young children, I have many Christian friends at this same life stage who lament that their parents do not want to help with the caring of their grandchildren. These grandparents feel that they have done their duty of raising their children, and would now rather just “do their own thing”. As children, many of us support that thinking. It makes sense, it seems fair; to release our parents from further responsibilities of any sort since they have laboured for decades to bring us up.
But Rob Rienow questions if those perspectives are aligned with Biblical patterns of patriarchy and matriarchy. For in the Bible, the older one grew, the more significant the spiritual responsibility, he says.
So Christian grandparents, do not discredit yourselves by believing the lie that your present actions in relation to your children and grandchildren have little spiritual impact. You are not done and dusted.
As a parent, I am encouraged to sow honour for my parents – by giving them opportunities to share their most treasured scripture verses; their victories and sorrows and what God has taught them through it all; their stories of faithlessness and God’s faithfulness. For if I desire to reap what I sow, my children must see me committing myself to this ministry, no matter how challenging.
As we all work towards this calling, may we leave behind legacies of multi-generational faithfulness.”
– Bryna Sim Singh, mother of 2.
“Parenting is an art form they say. In my experience, that means it is messy, unguided and lots of rework. Often just like a painting, all the stumbling only makes sense when the day is done. Sure, there are a lot of parenting books and even more parenting advice from sometimes over enthusiastic people. However, they usually fail on two ends of the spectrum – it is either too focused on the mechanics without a goal or expound on the ideal state without a way to get there. That is why I love the Visionary Family seminar. Pastor Rob first cast a vision of what godly parenting should look like based on Scripture, but he is also honest and unapologetic to admit that all of us are work in progress with our fair share of hits and misses. He then gives us a strategy to work towards that grand and lofty vision for our family but leave the specifics for us to experiment and implement. Overall, my biggest takeaway was that God purposed the family unit to be the epicentre for evangelism and discipleship, and every activity is an opportunity for me to be intentional towards that vision. I will stumble along the way but at least now I know where I should be heading.”
– Benjamin Chin, father of 2.
Missions Month: “Final Frontiers”
This July, the FMC has organised a series of events for us to learn, pray and be challenged to boldly go where the gospel has never gone before.
Join us at the following events:
1. Sunday Sermons
Starting with Ps Zheng Haoren on 5 July who will speak to us about “The Final Frontiers”, join us every Sunday as Ps Alby Yip, Ps Dev Menon and Mr Ng Zhi-Wen deliver God’s word to us.
2. Praying for Frontier People Groups
“The degree to which prayer is mobilized will be the degree to which the world is evangelized.” – Dick Eastman
Commit to pray for frontier people groups around the world in July by:
- Praying on your own,
- With a prayer partner or two, or
- Join our Monday Prayer Circles on Zoom
Frontier Peoples Prayer Circles
Every Monday in July, 8.30-9.00pm
Register at www.zionbishan.org.sg/fppc
3. Wednesday Webinars, 8.00-9.30pm
15 July – “Final Frontiers at Home”
22 July – “Final Frontiers in our World”
4. Friday Prayer Meetings
with missions theme and guest speakers
3 & 31 July, 8.00-9.00pm
For more details on Missions Month, see www.zionbishan.org.sg/missions-month
Resumption of In-Person Sunday Services in July
If you wish to attend a Sunday Service in person in July, please register by the Friday before that particular Sunday using the following links (choose from the 4 available time slots)
Sun 5 Jul (Joy / Light Clusters): https://zb-light-joy-5jul.eventbrite.sg
Sun 12 Jul (Faith / Patience Clusters): https://zb-faith-patience-12jul.eventbrite.sg
Sun 19 Jul (Hope / Peace Clusters): https://zb-hope-peace-19jul.eventbrite.sg
Sun 26 Jul (Mercy / Grace Clusters): https://zb-mercy-grace-26jul.eventbrite.sg
Please note that each Service time-slot is subject to a cap of 50 worshippers only.
Communion will be served at all services.
If you are unsure of which Sunday you should register for, contact your AG leader or someone from the pastoral team.
to view our Safety Management Plan and to check which Cluster your AG is in.
There will be no ADC, CD, YD or other activities on Sunday.
Quarantine and Lockdown II:
What on Earth is God Doing?
2 & 9 July, Thursday, 8.00-9.15pm
Two more session remain for this ADC. Sign up for the Zoom invite at https://forms.gle/sEseu44mFBojsEUV7