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23 January 2022
English Services & Livestream

Call to Worship

Gloria Patri

Opening Hymn: God of Grace and God of Glory

Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 ESV

Message: A Time for Everything

Response Hymn: Shine into our Night

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
9.00am Hokkien service
9.30am Tamil 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/1.00pm/3.00pm/5.00pm
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
(Register interest):
www.zionbishan.org.sg/cd-yd

Serving You Today

Speakers:
Mr Ng Zhiwen (10.30am & 1pm)
Mr Danny Chua (3pm & 5pm)

10.30am
Service Coordinator: Dn Tiew Chew Meng
Worship Leader: Eld Foo Say Chiang
AV: Steve Nathan, Jack See, Maybelline Tan
Musician: Tim Hia

1.00pm
Service Coordinator: Dns Alice Koh
Worship Leader: Eld Sonny Tan
AV: Sean Yang, Yap Hong York, Matthew Neo
Musician: Lee Ping Lin

3.00pm
Service Coordinator: Vanessa Lee
Worship Leader: Dn Peter Wang
AV: Melissa Leong, Tay Choon Yee, Paul Huang
Musician: Penuel Lau

5.00pm
Service Coordinator: Danny Chua
Worship Leader: Eld Reginald Tan
AV:
Ewen Tjoeng, Chiam Da Ren
Musician:
Joy Tan

Pastors (more info)
Rev Dr Alby Yip, Senior Pastor9844 9536
Rev Dr Dev Menon, Pastor9829 6051
Rev Zheng Haoren, Pastor6353 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 0525
Rev Vernon Quek, Pastor9796 0196
Ministry Staff (more info)
Mr Paul Yeo, Hokkien Ministry9751 1897
Mrs Emily Quek, Special Projects9001 2926
Mrs June Tan, Children’s Ministry8388 1883
Mrs Ruth Quek, Children/Y. Adults8833 0196
Mr Linus Koe, Family/Media9728 9343
Mr Danny Chua, AG/Safeguarding9239 4160
Mrs Sharon Quek, Trg/Mobilisation9788 0195
Mr Quek Tze-Ming, Assoc Min Staff9060 8340
Mr Ng Zhiwen, Community Engagement9092 6095
Sermon Notes

Mr Ng Zhiwen/Mr Danny Chua

A Time for Everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

A Time for Every Matter Under Heaven (3:1-8)

Is time really in our hands?

Eternity in Man’s Heart (3:9-15)

What exactly has God done from the beginning to the end?

From Dust to Dust (3:16-22)

Can we really see what comes after us?

Closing Thoughts: So, what then for our present time under the sun?

Questions for Reflection

  1. How do you view time in your life? How have you tried to ‘control’ time? How does the Preacher challenge your view?
  2. What does 3:11 mean – why has God set eternity in our hearts so that we can’t find out what He has done from beginning to the end?
  3. What does God do that endures forever (3:14)? How does God’s enduring work shape our present life under the sun, which eventually returns to dust (3:20)?
  4. Read James 4:13-17. What does the author say that reminds us of Ecclesiastes 3? Why?
Prayer Points

Our Church

Tuition Ministry –The ministry commenced a new semester on Thursday (20 Jan), with 19 students and 21 tutors – Praise God! Pray for the tutors that they may serve with wisdom, faithfulness and love. Uphold Dns Li Hwee as she coordinates the ministry.

Migrant Workers Food Distribution – Dinner will be distributed to the migrant workers this evening (23 Jan). Pray for the workers to be open to a monthly fellowship in church, starting February.

Our People

Pray for those amongst us who are unwell:

Abednego Bay –Our church’s maintenance officer Bay Yew Chye’s son recently underwent surgery and will start on bi-monthly injections to restore sight in his left eye.

Serene Ho – continues with her cancer treatment. Thank God for the joyful spirit He has put in her.

May God’s presence comfort those we know who are unwell and give them peace amidst the discomfort and pain, and may God grant wisdom for other members in the body of Christ to journey alongside.

Leaders’ Prep (LP) – The AG leaders in LP started their training for 2022 yesterday (22 Jan). LP for this year is an Old Testament Overview. Pray for the hearts of the leaders as they prepare, and for all the AGs as they better understand God’s awesome and exciting plan unfold from the beginning, and that this will grow their love for Jesus and the Gospel.

Our World

COVID-19 Pandemic –Unequal access to vaccines has led to new variants, namely Delta and Omicron. These have in turn, brought lives and economies around the world again to grinding halt, according to the UN Chief. Hence, his appeal for vaccine equality at the virtual Davos forum this past week (The Straits Times, 19 Jan). In Singapore, we are also experiencing rising cases due to the more transmissible Omicron variant. Pray for God’s wisdom for business and national leaders to work together to enable vaccine equality.

Tibetan-Himalayan Peoples –Today’s mission focus is on this frontier people cluster in China, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia. There are very few Christians, only 0.005% and they are often ostracised and face many trials. Pray that more Christians will go to these regions to share the life and light of Christ. These peoples follow a form of Tibetan Buddhism and usually have nomadic lifestyles in harsh environments facing rapid modernisation, urbanisation and questions of identity. Pray that the good news of the gospel will not only transform their worldview but also their communities, bringing life-changing hope of God’s kingdom and love to these peoples. See pray.omf.org/skylands/for more information.

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

In view of declining local and overseas needs for food and hardship relief caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Session at its meeting on 18 Jan 2022 has decided to cease collection for the ZB COVID-19 Mission Relief Fund with immediate effect.
The collection will be renamed Missions Relief Fund and the remaining funds will be opened for local and overseas requests for disaster and hardship relief.
This account will be closed at end June 2022. Any remaining amount will be channelled to the General and Missions Fund.

Session Meeting Highlights
  1. Session approved the conduct of Vaccinated-Only 250 persons services in all services. Those unvaccinated may still return for in-person services subjected to the mandatory Pre-Event Testing (PET). The church leaders will approach and arrange to help members with the PET where necessary. 
  2. Cognizant of the needs and struggles of the S3P guest stayers, Session approved the extension of the S3P program from 1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022.
  3. Our current church van is due to be scrapped next year. Given that the van is well used to meet the church’s needs, Session proposed to budget for the acquisition of a replacement van.
Looking Ahead

Friday, 28 Jan
8.00pm:
Prayer Meeting
(Register at www.zionbishan.org.sg/fpm)

Saturday, 29 Jan
4.00pm:
Youth Fellowship
(Register at www.zionbishan.org.sg/yf)

Sunday, 30 Jan
English Worship Services

(Register at www.zionbishan.org.sg/english-services)

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, Ps Vernon Quek, Eld Roland Low & Eld Michael Gan

5.00 pm
Shepherding Team: Ps Dev Menon, Eld Jeffery Lim & Eld Reginald Tan

Ecclesiastes Series Sermon:

30 Jan   (Ecc 4.1-16) Oppression, Friends, and Advancement
Ps Alby/Quek Tze-Ming

6 Feb     (Ecc 5:1-7) True Worship
Danny Chua/Ng Zhiwen

13 Feb   (Ecc 5:8 – 6:12) The Pursuit of Wealth
Quek Tze-Ming/Danny Chua

20 Feb   (Ecc 7:1-13) Wisdom vs Folly
Ps Alby/Ps Dev

27 Feb   (Ecc 7:14-29) The Universe is Beyond our Grasp
Ps Vernon/Ng Zhiwen

Word in Season

Honouring Our Children

Written by Ps Dev Menon

Last Sunday, someone mentioned how wonderful it was to see so many young children laughing and playing after the 5pm worship service ended – it really gave us a sense that we are one family.

Indeed, Zion Bishan has evolved over the years. Gone are the days when a baby’s cry would evoke a stern look. I’m so thankful for worship leaders and pastors who take pains to ensure that young children feel welcomed and put their often-anxious parents at ease. I can imagine how comfortable Jesus must have been around these little ones (even if His disciples weren’t). I am also beginning to see how our Father in heaven can never have enough!

The Family Ministries really want to do all we can to honour our children. Their holistic wellbeing – spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical – is important to us. As such, one of the efforts we are taking is to improve our safety practices:

All parents who wish their children to attend CD must know and be known by CD leaders.

This means that before a child attends any class, the parent/caregiver must have met with the relevant teacher, as well as the staff/deacon in charge – in person, or at one of the designated briefing sessions. This will not only ensure the safety of the child and avoid miscommunication, but we hope better facilitate healthy parent-teacher relationships that will enable the best possible discipleship for our children.

We appreciate if all parents, ushers, and everyone in the congregation can cooperate with us in doing this. Let the little ones come yes, but let them come safely!

We are so glad that more than 90% of our parents, including those of our Sec 1 children, attended the mandatory briefing sessions over the last couple of weekends. I believe other than learning about the ministry, it was a valuable time of sharing and encouraging one another to do all we can for this next generation to thrive in knowing Christ!

My next project is to ensure that the children are not only welcomed and treated well at worship services, but in AGs also. I want all AGs to welcome any children in their midst, so that all can study God’s Word together, and enhance our identity as #JesusFamily! If anyone would like to partner me in this endeavour – let me know! It is very big on my heart…

Announcements

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

The letter of notice, budget and proxy form have been sent to communicant members via email. Kindly send your questions to ecmzion@zionbishan.org.sg  by 4 Feb. Session will reply directly by email and the Q&A will be compiled and posted to our website.

Indicate your vote and submit the completed proxy form by 21 Feb via email, mail, or drop box (place hardcopy forms in specified boxes at church on Sundays).

Looking for CE Table Hosts!
Starts 23 Feb, 7:30pm, Wednesdays

The next run of Christianity Explored (CE) starts in March! Come on board to journey alongside people exploring Christianity, and help them discover the Good News of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel.
There will be four training sessions that will be in-person; CE will run on Zoom.

Contact joel@zionbishan.org.sg to sign up for the CE Table Host training.

SENIORS360: “Enhancing Health Through Massage Techniques”
12 Feb, 10.30am, Saturday, Zoom

Invited speaker Ms Chua Pei Shan will share on how massage can help in relieving pain and stress. Do invite your non-Christian friends along!

Signing up as a pair is recommended as this is a practical session.

Register with Stella Tan (8522 0601).

Stay updated on SENIORS360 activities. Contact Dns Alice Koh (9835 2580) to be added to the WhatsApp chatgroup.

WOZ Talk: “Nameless Women”
Starts 19 Feb, 10.00-11.30am, Saturdays

The Zoom series by Ps David will run on 19 Feb, 12 Mar & 26 Mar.

Ladies, please sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/BZJJm71yhfw8ThF38

Contact Lydia (8338 3982) for any queries.

Youth Ministry Announcements

If you’re a youth, aged 13–18 years old, we’re calling you to be connected back to the Church family in the new year!

Youth Discipleship (YD)
Every Sunday, 10.00am-12.00pm

Weekly classes to grow in your knowledge of the Bible and who Jesus is.

Bible Talk #1 at Youth Fellowship (YF)
29 Jan, 4.00pm, Saturday, Chapel

Registration link will be posted on Instagram @zionbishanyf. Follow us!

Host our Youths for Saturday Dinners!

Contact Dns Ee Wern (9650 5440) or Jacqueline (9322 7629) to find out more about Youth Ministry!

Looking for a Youth Ministry Apprentice

Zion Bishan is looking for Christians who desire to invest time in the discipleship of the next generation.

Applicants must have served 2–3 years in youth-related ministry, preferably aged 25–45, and possess strong Christian values. Fresh graduates may apply. Training will be provided through EXCEL Apprenticeship. To apply for this position, or to find out more, please email Ps Dev Menon at dev@zionbishan.org.sg

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