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Order of Service

28 February 2021
English Services & Livestream

Call to Worship

Meditative Hymn: Take My Life

Scripture Reading: Acts 6:1-7 ESV

Message: Board of Deacons

Response Hymn: We Are One

Missions Focus; Corporate Life & Prayer

Offering

Benediction

Announcements

Welcome

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.
http://www.zionbishan.org.sg/about/contact-us/response-form/

Our Sunday services at a glance


In-Person Sunday Services
(Registration required):
www.zionbishan.org.sg/services
8.30am Mandarin/Cantonese service
9.30am Tamil/Hokkien service
10.30am/1.00pm/3.00pm/5.00pm
English service
11.30am Mandarin-English service

Join us for our livestream
www.youtube.com/zionbishan
8.30am Mandarin & Cantonese service
10.30am English service

Join DHF Bible Study Groups
(Registration required):
www.zionbishan.org.sg/dhf
8.45am Domestic Helpers Fellowship 1
(English, Tagalog & Myanmar groups)
2.30pm Domestic Helpers Fellowship 2
(Indonesian group)
9.15pm Domestic Helpers Fellowship 3
(in English)

Join Children/Youth Discipleship Classes
(Registration required):
www.zionbishan.org.sg/cd-yd

Serving You Today

Speakers: Mr Quek Tze-Ming (10.30 & 1 pm); Pastor Dev Menon (3 pm & 5 pm)

10.30 am
Service Coordinator: Elder Chuah Chin Yew
Worship Leader: Elder Foo Say Chiang
AV: Steven Tan, Wee Aik Koon, Jack See, James Kok
Pianist: Grace Ho-Yan
Vocalists: Tan Seang Pin, Adeline Heng

1.00 pm
Service Coordinator: Dn Joseph Chan
Worship Leader: Pastor Zheng Haoren
AV: Nathanael Kusanda
Vocalists: Kwek Khee Leng

3.00 pm
Service Coordinator: Jacqueline Lie
Worship Leader: Elder Michael Gan
AV:
Soh Kok Hong, Jared Koh. Pianist: Paul Liew
Vocalists: Lee Jen Wei, Valerie Lew

5.00 pm
Service Coordinator: Dn Danny Chua
Worship Leader:
Dn Chan Kin Yip
AV:
Nicklaus Yu. Pianist: Tammy Ng
Vocalist: Rachel Tan

Songs for personal worship and reflection:
www.zionbishan.org.sg/songs-for-reflection

Pastors
Rev Dr Alby Yip, Senior Pastor9844 9536
Rev Dr Dev Menon, Pastor9829 6051
Rev Zheng Haoren, Pastor (Comm Dev’t)6353 8081
Rev Ebinezar Mohan, Pastor (Tamil)8198 9696
Rev Kew See Seong, Pastor (Mand)9489 4967
Rev Lim Jit Thye, Pastor (Cant-Mand)9182 6957
Rev Daniel Nge, Pastor (Mand-Eng)8428 0525
Ministry Staff
Mrs Emily Quek, Special Projects9001 2926
Mrs June Tan, Children’s Ministry8388 1883
Mrs Ruth Quek, Children/Y. Adults9728 7145
Mrs Sharon Quek, Trg/Mobilisation9788 0195
Mr Vernon Quek, Y. Adults/Evang.9796 0196
Mr Linus Koe, Family/Media9728 9343
Deacon Danny Chua, AG/Safeguarding9239 4160
Deacon Paul Yeo, Hokkien Ministry9751 1897
Mr Quek Tze-Ming, Assoc Min Staff9060 8340

Sermon Notes

Speakers: Mr Quek Tze-Ming/Pastor Dev Menon

Board of Deacons
Acts 6:1-7

What’s the problem?

What’s the solution?

Questions for Reflection and Discussion

  1. As the number of disciples increased, what practical needs began to present themselves? Why is this a problem?
  2. How did the Twelve respond to this (set this out in detail)? How does this response compare and contrast to your experience of life and organization in our church?
  3. What is the motivation of those who are involved in the work of God throughout this passage? What was the result of all this?
  4. As you observe the work of the Holy Spirit in this passage, what actions do you think you and/or your AG or ministry group should take to see the Holy Spirit work among you?

Prayer Points

Our Church

ECMPraise God for all the planning and preparations gone into the Extraordinary Congregational Meeting. Pray for our church to be wise stewards of the resources that God has given to us.

ESL – The English as a Second Language ministry will begin classes on 1 Mar. Pray for our teachers to serve with joy. Pray also for more from the church to step forward to serve as teachers and volunteers (see p.8).

Our People

Pastor Alby Yip – Thank God his first operation has gone smoothly. Pray for his time or rest and healing. Pray for his second operation coming up in 3 weeks. Pray that the operations will help restore more function to his injured hand.

Congregation Serving Teams – Thank God for the Deacons and volunteers that have stepped up to serve each week. As our Taskforce make preparations to ready the church to increase to 250pax in-person services, pray for more to step forward to serve at their congregations.

Our World

Central India – Pray for worker B to recover fully from his operation and injuries. Pray also that he will continue putting his hope in God despite the severe trials he has endured. These include a bus accident 2 weeks ago which led to an amputated foot, his wife passed on last year, one child had to be given up for adoption and the other is pending adoption. Yet amidst these challenges, and post operation pains, our field director SR reports that B is thinking about his 3 local congregations and his vision of building the Lord’s church. He hopes to release songs he has written via YouTube or CDs so that more people can hear about our Lord Jesus.

East & North IndiaPraise God that new worship centres have started operations in East India. In North India, we thank God for 4 new fields that have opened up through the witness of local believers. Pray for more long-term workers to come and serve in these areas.

Indonesia – Praise God a second clean water project has been completed at a community near our partner’s church. Pray for a closer bond to be built with the local community and for wisdom amongst local believers to be able to share the Good News so that more can receive Jesus into their lives. Pray for the local churches to make a positive impact in their communities and for their neighbours to see the power of Jesus working in and through their lives.

Myanmar – Large gatherings were reported all over Myanmar this week and the situation continues to intensify. Pray for God’s peace to come upon this difficult conflict and for Christians to trust God and seek ways to be peacemakers during this crisis.

Info for Giving

For tithes and offering:
General & Missions Fund
DBS Current A/C: 070-901056-3
PayNow: T10SS0029GGMF
ZION BISHAN BP CHURCH

To donate towards the
ZB COVID-19 Mission Relief Fund:

General & Missions Fund
(Use information above)
Indicate “CV19 MRF” in remarks

To give towards the
Land Lease Renewal Fund:
General Project Fund
DBS Current A/C: 070-901055-5
PayNow: T10SS0029GGPF
ZION BISHAN BP CHURCH – GPF
(please indicate Land Lease Renewal Fund on back of cheque)

If giving by cheque, please mail to Zion Bishan B-P Church, 4 Bishan Street 13 Singapore 579792. Please provide your CONTACT NUMBER on each cheque

Church Family News

  1. Ps Haoren will transit onto a part-time work arrangement wef 1 Mar 2021 to allow for preparation towards field deployment.
  2. Ps Alby is on medical leave from 23 Feb to 2 Mar.
  3. Congratulations to Dn Danny & Charis on the birth of their daughter, Talitha Chua Xin En on 21 Feb 2021. Congratulations also to grandparents Jimmy & Doreen Chua.
  4. Seang Pin would like to thank Zion Bishan leaders and members for the lovely wreath and kind thoughts during the recent bereavement of her father’s Homegoing.

Looking Ahead

Friday, 5 March
8 pm: Zoom Prayer Meeting
(Register at www.zionbishan.org.sg/fpm)

Saturday, 6 March
4 pm: Youth Fellowship
(Register at www.zionbishan.org.sg/yf)

Sunday, 7 March
English Services:
(Register at www.zionbishan.org.sg/english-services-200pax)
10.30 am
Shepherding Team: Ps Alby Yip, Eld Foo Say Chiang & Eld Chuah Chin Yew
1.00 pm
Shepherding Team: Ps Zheng Haoren, Ng Zhiwen, Eld Sonny Tan & Eld David Leong
3.00 pm
Shepherding Team: Ps Alby Yip, Vernon Quek, Eld Roland Low & Eld Michael Gan
5.00 pm
Shepherding Team: Ps Dev Menon, Eld Jeffery Lim & Eld Reginald Tan

2021 Sermon Series:
Acts of the Apostles

7 Mar Acts 6:8-8:3
Ps Dev & Ng Zhiwen

14 Mar Acts 8:4-25
Vernon Quek

21 Mar Acts 8:26-40
Ps Haoren & Ps Dev

Word in Season

Children in Worship – A “Family” Responsibility

Written by Linus Koe

Ever since the start of the year, the children have sat in with us for the first part of our worship services. This was something we used to do, pre-COVID, at the 8.30am service, and on second Sundays at 10.30am. Having children in service is often a challenging thing, especially for our parents. Yet, it is a needful thing.

When our children turn the age of 13 they begin joining our main worship service often with much reluctance. Many youth prefer something catered to their age, or might not feel that the main worship service is relevant to them. But could this reaction be an outcome of our own doing? During their most formative years, our children spend most of their church-life outside of the worship service. It should come as no surprise that they have not learnt to understand and love the time as a gathered body of Christ because they are hardly together with us!

In Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Having our children included with us is a biblical model of what church should be. Every time the Old Testament church was gathered, it was always with young and old. God has, from the time He formed a people of His own, wanted the children to be present to ask questions and find out from their parents what the adults were doing (take a look at Ex 12:26). How precious would a time be when a father explains the Holy Communion to his young child?

The rest of the congregation play a big part in nurturing the faith of the next generation too. I suggest 3 ways each congregational member can help:

  1. Firstly, acknowledge that parents, not Sunday School, make the biggest impact on the faith of their children.
  2. Secondly, knowing that fact, to affirm parents in their biblical mandate given to them in Deut 6:4-9.
  3. Lastly, play an active role in the discipleship of the next generation by encouraging parents and helping them out where possible.

To my fellow parents, the church thanks you for taking every bold step to share your faith with your little ones. It is one of God’s good plans for bringing glory to His name. If you ever need help, resources, or just to talk about things, do speak with our Family Discipleship Staff (Ps Dev, Linus, June, Ruth, Li Hui) and BOD Members (Alice, Jerry, Cassandra). We are here to partner you in this journey.

Family Sundays will be starting from April on a monthly basis. I hope you will be as excited as I am to see each of our 4 English congregations, coming together as a bigger family in Christ, making use of such opportunities to model and share our faith with the next generation.

Announcements

200pax English Worship Services
All service dates in March are open for registration

To all visitors and friends, please join us at any of our 4 English Worship Services.

Register: www.zionbishan.org.sg/english-services-200pax

Holy Communion will be served at all services on the first week of each month.

Details and infographics can be found at https://www.zionbishan.org.sg/service-info

TraceTogether, Safer Together 

We have noted that there are some who are not doing SafeEntry via TraceTogether app or token when coming for the Sunday worship services. Please be reminded that using TraceTogether allows for greater safety. It is also an act of civil responsibility (Matt 22:20-21) and most of all, an act of loving God expressed through loving our neighbours (Matt 22:37-39). We keep others safe by keeping to all reasonable safety measures.

We encourage all worshippers to download the TraceTogether app or collect and bring along your TraceTogether token. If you require assistance with downloading the app, please approach any of our Deacons or Staff who will be happy to help you.

In the same spirit of love, please plan to arrive early for service. Many of our registration personnel and ushers have missed the early parts of the service as they were still assisting late-comers

WOZ: Building a Secure Self
6 Mar, Saturday, 2.00pm, Audi 1 & 2

Speaker: Tan Soh Hiang (Counsellor)

Many of our life challenges and relationship difficulties come from a deeply buried sense of inadequacy. Sometimes, it is the false sense of security that easily crumbles under crisis. How then do we build a secured self-esteem on solid ground?

Ladies, register with lydia@zionbishan.org.sg by TODAY
Organised by the Women of Zion

Extraordinary Congregational Meeting
27 Feb, Saturday, 4.00pm, Livestream

Today is the last day for Proxy form submissions. Please submit via email to ecmzion@zionbishan.org.sg or fill out the form at the entrance.
To view the livestream, go to www.zionbishan.org.sg/ecm2021

Is God Calling You to Serve?
Come Serve at our Four English Services!

Area of Service10.301.003.005.00
Hospitality Team (Training provided)24
Audio Mixing (Training provided)2222
Music Team    
Vocalists5423
Pianists 5 2

Contact your congregational pastor for more information.

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Teachers and Volunteers Needed

Recruitment of new students will cease for this year due to space restrictions.
If you are interested to be a teacher or volunteer your help, please call
Cynthia Ng at 9857 7696.

Harvest Prayer Guide
PDF softcopy available

Pray for the harvest fields (Non-Christians) in your social networks or community. This PDF prayer guide is available in English and Chinese. Sign up with Sharon (9788 0195) for a copy.

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