Zion Bishan Bulletin 26 July 2020 English Services
26 July 2020
26 July 2020
English Services & 10.30 am Livestream
Call to Worship
Meditative Hymn: For the Cause
Scripture Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:1; Luke 10:1-9 ESV
Message: Harvest Time has come!
Response Hymn: Compassion Hymn
Corporate Life & Prayer
Note: Holy Communion will be served at all in-person services
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: Mr Ng Zhiwen
Worship Leader: Pastor Alby & Elder Roland
AV: Goh Wee Aik Koon, Abraham Lee, Christina Wong, Matthias Lim & Benny Ling
Pianist: Penuel Lau, Tim Hia
Songs for personal worship and reflection:
English Services: Mercy & Grace Cluster
Pastors: Zheng Haoren & Dev Menon
Elders: Pastor Ebi & Elder Roland
Deacons: Dns Alice, Dn Danny, Dn Sunil
Staff: Danny & Lihui
|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: Mr Ng Zhiwen
Harvest Time has come!
Matthew 9:35-10:1; Luke 10:1-9
Where got harvest
Grant me Thy vision
Harvest Work is Hard Work
Pray Earnestly… ACTS
Reflection and Discussion
- What do you recall from the sermon? What insights have you gotten?
- Re-read Matthew 9:35 – 10:15 and Luke 10:1-12 – what is involved in being on mission for Jesus?
- For homework: Write a prayer to the Lord of the Harvest. It may be handwritten or type-written on a computer. Pray it and keep it with you as a memorial.
In-Person Services – Thank God for the resumption of services in July. As we look towards continuing the same in August, pray that all logistics, safety and necessary preparations will be carried out smoothly. Uphold our pastors and cluster leaders in prayer as they lead 4 services each week. May the gathering of saints continue to build one another up.
Missions Month Events – Praise God for the opportunities to learn about people groups who are still waiting to hear the good news of Jesus for the first time. Pray that this information will inspire us to take seriously and obey God’s call to make disciples of all nations. Pray for each one here at Zion Bishan to be encouraged to start where they are to shine for Jesus at their workplaces, in their families, and to be willing to bear the cost of reaching the unreached.
Missions Education & Mobilisation – Thank God for this team who over saw the many events this Missions Month. Pray for Sharon Quek and her team as they seek to begin a monthly missions interest and prayer group. Pray that this effort will mobilise our church to prayer and action for God’s mission.
Christianity Explored (29 Jul) – A new run of CE starts this week. Pray for our facilitators and tables hosts to carry out their roles well. Pray for our members to invite friends. Pray that these friends will
come and ask questions to find out who Jesus is, for their hearts to be open, and for gospel seeds to be sowed. As the sessions are run via Zoom, do pray that they will be free from technical issues.
Foreign Domestic Helpers – Leviticus 19:33-34 “Love them as yourself.” The commands in these verses exhorts us to love the foreigners that live among us. Pray for our families who employ foreign domestic helpers to consider how they can share the love of Christ with their helpers. Pray also that the upcoming care pack distribution (p.8) will bless many of the helpers in our midst.
North India – Praise God many new families who are coming to faith where our ministry partner is present. Thank God for this receptivity to God. COVID-19 positive cases are increasing in this area and the lockdown continues to bring both economic and physical hardship to this whole area. Pray for the provision of the July support for our ministry partner’s workers families in this region.
Central & West Bengal, India – Heavy rains have damaged one church building in West Bengal and caused flooding in Central India where our ministry partners are. Pray for their protection and safety.
West Nepal – Our partner has just finished planting the paddy and will depend much on this rice harvest. Pray that their harvest will bear fruit and not be washed away by heavy rains.
- Heartfelt condolences to Poh Siong & Fiona and Siew Ping on the sudden passing of Poh Siong & Siew Ping’s father, Mr Chia Kim Chye, aged 83, on 17 July 2020. The late Mr Chia had attended our Chinese service a few times before the Circuit Breaker.
- Congratulations to Joshua and Shuling Goh on the birth of their son, Joab on 17 July 2020. Congratulations to grandparents, Daniel & AgnesGoh and Aunty Joyce.
- Congratulations to Andrew Seah and Rebecca Yeow on their holy matrimony on 18 July 2020.
Friday, 31 Jul Praise & Prayer
8 pm: Zoom Prayer Meeting (Registration required):
Sunday, 2 Aug
English Services: Joy & Light Cluster
Pastor: Pastor Alby Yip
Elders: Elder Michael & Elder Reginald
Deacons: Dn Benson, Dn Kin Yip, Dn Justin, Dn Jerry
Staff: Emily, Jacqueline
New Sermon Series: The Book of Joshua
2 Aug “Inheriting the Promise”
Pastor Alby Yip
9 Aug “Entering the Land”
Pastor Alby Yip
16 Aug “Crossing the Jordan”
Pastor Dev Menon
23 Aug “Covenant: Circumcision & Passover”
Pastor Dev Men
Written by Quek Tze-Ming
Last Saturday, my old seminary professor, Dr James Innell Packer, went home to the Lord. He was 93 years old.
The bookshelves of most evangelical Christians of my generation would have held J. I. Packer's best-selling classic, “Knowing God”.
In the Foreword, he appropriates John Mackay’s illustration of persons sitting on a front balcony of a house watching travellers go by on the road below. Their journey is a picture of Christian life. The ‘balconeers' and travellers may be thinking over that same journey, yet their problems differ. The ‘balconeers' are basically onlookers, and their problems are theoretical. In comparison, the travellers face problems which, though having theoretical angles, are essentially practical - “problems of the ‘which-way-to-go’ and ‘how-to-make-it’ type, problems which call not merely for comprehension but for decision and action too.” While Dr Packer says his “Knowing God” is a book for travellers, I would say his overall theological perspective and teaching priorities as being oriented for travellers too.
That certainly was my experience when I studied systematic theology with him at Regent College. “Packer by name, packer by trade,” was what he used to say, packing and organising theological concepts into clearly structured morsels of soul nourishment. Like his beloved Puritans, his teaching was never only theoretical, but pushed towards the ‘which-way-to-go’ and ‘how-to-make-it’ type of questions.
For Dr Packer, the Trinity was not just a mathematical conundrum, but a disclosure of divine love to me. The atonement was not just a theory, but how sinners like me can be reconciled to God. The inerrancy of scripture was not just something to be defended, but an expression of God’s trustworthy character.
This traveller owes an immense debt to a fellow, elder, traveller, who has now been welcomed home by the One he spent his life honouring, loving and trusting. If you haven’t already read “Knowing God”, why not pick up a copy and begin the journey with him? And if you have, perhaps it’s time for re-visit?
29 July, Wednesday, 7.45pm
Reaching out to our Foreign Domestic Helpers
We want our foreign domestic helpers to know that our church remembers and cares for them.
We will soon be distributing care packs and Bibles to helpers of Zion Bishan members or regular attendees (including via livestream in Singapore).
If your helper is not already attending our Domestic Helpers' Fellowship, we would be grateful if you could please help us by submitting the form at www.zionbishan.org.sg/dhf or emailing us your contact details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZB CV-19 Mission Relief Fund
For The Relief of The Saints
If you wish to apply for relief through this fund for yourself or for your household, please submit the online application here: http://tiny.cc/ZBrelief.
This is for members or regular attendees only. We will process each application on a case by case basis.
Contact your Cluster leader or email email@example.com for inquiries.
Resumption of In-Person Sunday Services in August
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 2 Aug (Joy / Light Clusters):
Sun 9 Aug (Faith / Patience Clusters):
Sun 16 Aug (Hope / Peace Clusters):
Sun 23 Aug (Mercy / Grace Clusters):
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, or if you are a non- member who worships with us, do contact your AG leader or any of our pastors.
Visit www.zionbishan.org.sg/phase-2 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.
Friday Prayer and Praise
31 July, Friday, 8.00pm
There will be a special missions focus at this week’s prayer & praise.
Register at: zionbishan.org.sg/friday-prayer-meeting