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Order of Service

29 January 2023
English Services

Call to Worship

Gloria Patri

Worship in Songs

Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:4-11 ESV

Message: Grow, Go & Glow

Response Hymn: Let Your Kingdom Come

Mission 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
8:30am Mandarin service
8:30am/10:30am/4:30pm English service
9:00am Hokkien service
9:30am Tamil service
10:30am Mandarin-English service
10:45am Cantonese/Mandarin service

Join Us On Livestream
zionbishan.org.sg/chineselivestream
8:30am Mandarin service
10:45am Cantonese/Mandarin service

10:30am Mandarin-English service
zoom livestream (ID: 83150901877)

Domestic Helpers Fellowship (DHF)
Bible Study Groups
(To join via zoom,
please register at zionbishan.org.sg/dhf)
8:45am DHF 1A (in English, for all nationalities)
in person at Room 103
8:45am
DHF 2 (in Myanmar language)
hybrid, in person at TLR and via zoom
2:30pm
DHF 3 (in Bahasa Indonesia) via zoom
8:45pm
DHF 1B (in English, for all nationalities)
via zoom

Children/Youth Discipleship Classes
Register interest: zionbishan.org.sg/cd-yd


Youth Fellowship
Every Saturday, 4pm
Register: www.zionbishan.org.sg/yf

Serving You Today

Speaker: Ps Alby Yip

8:30am
Service Coordinator: Sharon Quek
Worship Leader: Eld Jeffrey Lim

10:30am
Service Coordinator: Dn Tiew Chew Meng
Worship Leader: Dn Mervyn Phan

4:30pm
Service Coordinator: Vanessa Lee
Worship Leader: Dn Herman Low

Pastors (more info)
Rev Dr Alby Yip, Senior Pastor9844 9536
Rev Dr Dev Menon, Pastor9829 6051
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
Rev Vernon Quek, Pastor9796 0196
Rev Ng Zhiwen, Pastor9092 6095
Rev Paul Yeo, Pastor (Hokkien)9751 1897
Ministry Staff (more info)
Mrs Emily Quek, Special Projects9001 2926
Mrs June Tan, Children’s Ministry    8388 1883
Mrs Sharon Quek, Overseas Ministries 9788 0195
Mr Danny Chua, AG/Safeguarding  9239 4160
Mr Quek Tze-Ming, Assoc Min Staff  9060 8340
Miss Jacqueline Lie, Youth Ministry9322 7629
Miss Vanessa Lee, Women’s Worker9880 4507
Mr Joel Khoo, YAs/Discipleship9368 9221
Mr Timothy Ong, Home Missions9271 5785

  

Sermon Notes

Grow, Go & Glow

Speaker: Ps Alby Yip
Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:4-11

Introduction

Make Disciples

Be Witnesses

Conclusion

Questions for Reflection & Discussion:

  1. What do you remember about the passage/message?
  2. Why is making disciples the core calling of Christians?
  3. How can you be Christ’s witness where you are; work/school/family/friends?
Prayer Points

Our Church

Disciples on Mission – As we have been challenged by the message and Mission Focus today to grow and go for God’s Kingdom, pray that we will see where and how each one of us can be on Mission for Him. As we commit to growing and maturing in Christ this year, let us pray that His Spirit will help us to learn how God’s heart is for the last, the lost and the least. Ask Him to show us where the weary, the broken and hurting ones are in our lives and around us in the world, that we will have boldness and confidence to hold out the eternal hope of the Gospel.

Tuition Ministry – Classes for students have resumed last week (26 Jan) and we thank God for each one of the 22 tutors and 20 students this year. Pray for God’s love and grace to be clearly shown through the teachers as they help the students in their various subjects of studies in school. Pray too that new relationships and friendships forged through also having dinners together before tuition will be one step in bringing them closer to know God.

Our World

India – From 15-22 Jan 2023, one partner travelled 2674 km and visited 5 fields in South India. In each field, Ps J participated in worship services and encouraged the church planter working there. In each place, having a small piece of land where a church could be built is an important part of being able to gather to hear the word. Pray for the provision of resources for these gathering places to be constructed. Many of the congregation members are also daily waged workers and live in poverty. Pray for ways for each family to improve in their living situation and to stand firm in their faith.

Nepal – Thank God for the provision of solar lights for our partner in West Nepal. These were brought by the Singapore team last year. Our partners were able to use these lights in the centres that do not have regular electricity. They were particularly useful in the kitchen and study rooms of these centres. Praise God also for the online training that we have been able to have with various leaders. Pray that the training will give them practical handles as well as good biblical foundations for their own walk with the Lord and the ministries that they do. 

Info for Giving

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

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

    Looking Ahead

    Friday, 3 Feb
    8:00pm: Prayer Meeting
    (Register at www.zionbishan.org.sg/fpm)

    Saturday, 4 Feb
    4:00pm: Youth Fellowship 
    (Register at www.zionbishan.org.sg/yf)

    Sunday, 5 Feb
    New worship service timings for 2023
    – 8:30am, 10:30am & 4:30pm

    Zechariah Series

    5 Feb
    Return to me, and I will return to you 
    – Ps Zhiwen (8:30am & 10:30am); Danny Chua (4:30pm)

    12 Feb
    Horses, Horns, Measuring Line, and God’s Return
    – Quek Tze-Ming (8:30am & 10:30am); Ps Vernon (4:30pm
    )

    19 Feb
    Joshua the High Priest …and a Branch              
    – Quek Tze-Ming (8:30am & 10:30am); Ps Dev (4:30pm)

    Word in Season

    BPCIS Update: New Year, New Opportunities

    By Ps David Wong

    NEW YEAR, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

    Since the gradual lifting of COVID restrictions from mid-March last year, life has been returning to a new normal. According to a nationwide survey of churches in Singapore, an average of 72% of churchgoers have returned to onsite worship services. Smaller churches saw a higher percentage of returnees, so also churches with stronger small group ministries.

    Evidently, churches that have focused on relationships together with activities now find themselves healthier than those which have focused only on activities. Also, churches are seeing movement of churchgoers, either receiving visitors or missing members. The dust has not settled yet. Perhaps as this year rolls out, we will have a better picture of how our churches are doing.

    UPCOMING EVENTS 2023

    For the 11 churches within BPCIS, we can look forward to a few exciting events. Pastor Simon Murphy of Redemption Hill Church will be our Good Friday Service speaker. Like last year, we will have One Theme, Different Locations, as the message will be video broadcast to services at our churches, all following a similar order of service.

    Pastor Benny Ho, Senior Pastor of Faith Community Church in Perth, Australia, will be our Retreat speaker in 10-11 July, at Fraser Place, Puteri Harbour, JB. All pastors, elders, staff and lay leaders, young and old, are welcome.

    As the year ends, Pastor Tan Eng Boo will be leading a Bible Lands Tour to Israel and Jordan, 26 Nov to 7 Dec. Places are filling up fast, so please contact email below for more information.

    OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

    Zion Bishan Kindergarten, overcoming many challenges, transitioned into a full-day KinderCare this year. Let us pray for church kindergartens in Singapore facing closure and considering similar conversion to childcare.

    BPCIS continues to support the training of some 40 BP pastors and leaders in India, in collaboration with the BP Presbytery in India. Six of our BPCIS pastors, partnering with Ambassadors for Christ Singapore, are also training pastors in Indonesia and Nepal.

    Finally, an “Honour Fund” was launched by BPCIS to show gratitude and honour to BP pastors and elders who have served faithfully for decades, and continue to do so in active retirement without regular or significant income. Five presbyters have been nominated, and each will receive a gift from BPCIS.

    “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7 ESV

    Pastor David Wong
    General Secretary, BPCIS
    GenSecBPCIS@gmail.com

    Announcements
    CATECHISM CLASS

    For baptism, reaffirmation and transfer of membership

    Starting 18 Feb, for 13 Saturdays, 1:30-3pm

    Email lydia@zionbishan.org.sg for the registration form.
    Sign up by 5 Feb.

    ZB YOUTH MINISTRY 2023

    Calling for youths to be connected back to the Church family in the new year — If you’re a Youth (13–18-year-old), join us for Youth Fellowship on Saturdays, and Youth Discipleship groups on Sundays. If your family would like to host youths for Saturday night dinners, let us know too! Contact Jacqueline (93227629) to find out more!

    LOOKING FOR CE TABLE HOSTS!

    Training Starts 15th Feb, 7:30pm, 
    over 4 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. All sessions will be in-person.

    Register at https://bit.ly/zbcehosts

    Contact joel@zionbishan.org.sg for more information

    EXTRAORDINARY CONGREGATIONAL MEETING 2023

    26th Feb (Sun), 1pm, In-Person

    Note to All Communication Members:

    1. E-mail lydia@zionbishan.org.sg by 5th Feb if you have changed your email address in order to receive the papers.
    2. Ensure you register yourself with the ushers at the Holy Communion next week (5th Feb) to be eligible for voting.
    EXCEL APPRENTICESHIP

    Have you thought of going into full-time ministry? 

    The EXCEL Apprenticeship is a 1-2 year full-time programme that aims to provide training & experience for those considering full-time ministry.

    Contact Ps Dev or Ps Vernon for more information.

    ZION BISHAN CHURCH CAMP 2023

    16-19 June @ Aston Batam
    Speaker: Pastor David Wong

    Registration opens TODAY!
    Sign up by 19 Feb for early bird to save $30: 

    https://event.actxplorer.com/ (Password: ZBBP2023)

    All enquiries to ZBCamp2023@gmail.com

    GENDER & SEXUALITY: ENGAGING CHRISTIANLY WITH A POST-S377A SOCIETY

    What does it mean to live in a post S377A society with respect to LGBT? How do different generations perceive this? Taking an inter-generational perspective, we will consider our engagement as the Church of Christ.

    Speaker: Ps Zhiwen & Friends
    Date & Time: 12 Feb 2023 (Sun), 1:30 – 3:30pm
    Location: Auditorium Level 4 (in-person only)

    Registration Required at zionbishan.org.sg/adc

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