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2 October 2022
English Services & Livestream

Call to Worship

Gloria Patri

Worship in Songs

Scripture Reading / Message: Refer to Sermon Notes

Response Hymn: Spirit Touch Your Church (8.30am & 10.30am), Consider Christ (3pm & 5pm)

Holy Communion: Beneath The Cross

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/3.00pm/5.00pm
English service
9.00am Hokkien service
9.30am Tamil service
10.30am Mandarin-English service
10.45am Cantonese/Mandarin service

Join us for our livestream
www.youtube.com/zionbishan
10.30am English service
www.zionbishan.org.sg/chineselivestream
8.30am Mandarin service
10.45am Cantonese/Mandarin service

10.30am Mandarin-English service
Zoom Livestream (ID: 83150901877)

Join Domestic Helpers Fellowship (DHF) Bible Study Groups
(Registration required):
www.zionbishan.org.sg/dhf
8.45am DHF 1A
(in English, for all nationalities) via zoom
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
Domestic Helpers Fellowship 1B
(in English, for all nationalities) via zoom

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

Serving You Today

Speakers: Mr Ng Zhi-Wen (8.30am), Ps Alby Yip (10.30am), Ps Vernon Quek (3pm), Ps Dev Menon (5pm)

8.30am
Service Coordinator: Dn Joseph Chan
Worship Leader: Eld Sonny Tan
Vocalist & Musicians: Morning Team 1

10.30am 
Service Coordinator: Dn Tiew Chew Meng
Worship Leader: Eld Foo Say Chiang
Vocalist & Musicians: Morning Team 1

3.00pm 
Service Coordinator: Vanessa Lee
Worship Leader: Eld Michael Gan
Vocalist & Musicians: Afternoon Team 1

5.00pm
Service Coordinator: Danny Chua
Worship Leader: Eld Chan Kin Yip
Vocalist & Musicians: 
Afternoon Team 1

  

Pastors (more info)
Rev Dr Alby Yip, Senior Pastor  9844 9536
Rev Dr Dev Menon, Pastor9829 6051
Rev Zheng Haoren, Pastor     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
Rev Vernon Quek, Pastor 9796 0196
Ministry Staff (more info)
Mr Paul Yeo, Hokkien Ministry 9751 1897
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
Mr Ng Zhi-Wen, Community Ministries9092 6095
Miss Jacqueline Lie, Youth Ministry9322 7629
Miss Vanessa Lee, Women’s Worker9880 4507
Mr Joel Khoo, YAs/Discipleship9368 9221
Sermon Notes (8.30am)

With the One and with One Another

Speaker: Mr Ng Zhi-wen
John 13:34-35, 1 Peter 4:7-11                                                                                            

CST Sunday: Everyone Mature in Christ

Life Actually (#GetReal)

Love One Another

#GetReal in our Congregation

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  1. In your own words, what does it mean to #GetReal (with God and with one another)?
  2. Think about your relationship with God – what words would you use to describe it? What hinders you from knowing God at a deeper and more authentic level? How do you want to grow in this relationship?
  3. Think about your relationship with others in the Body of Christ (the Church) – Applying the lessons from today’s sermon and scripture texts: How do you want to grow in your relationships within the Church?

Sermon Notes (10.30am)

The Body of Christ

Speaker: Ps Alby Yip
1 Corinthians 12:12-31                                                                                             

Introduction

Unity

Diversity

Interdependability

Conclusion

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  1. What do you remember about the passage/message?
  2. What does unity in Christ mean to you?
  3. How does the unity of the Body of Christ work out in the modern church?

Sermon Notes (3pm)

True Worship & Service

Speaker: Ps Vernon Quek
Romans 1:16-17, Romans 12:1-13, Romans 13:8-10                                       

Intro: What is holy and acceptable to God? (12:1)

True Worship:

1. Demands a living sacrifice!  (12:1)

  • To present our whole bodies and lives

2. Fulfilled in loving others (13:8-10)

  • The Old Testament Law’s fulfilment

*How are you feeling about True Worship now?

3. *The Key to True Worship: ‘By the mercies of God’ (12:1)

  • The Gospel: From Wrath to Righteousness (1:16-21)
  • Transformed by the renewal of our minds (12:2)
  • Jesus our Example and Hope (15:1-7; 15:13)

Conclusion: Our True Worship 

Questions for Reflection and Discussion:

  1. How are your ‘Gospel Tank’ levels at the moment? How are you regularly renewing your mind in Gospel truths (topping up your ‘Gospel Tank’)?
  2. How have your views of true worship and service to God been affirmed or challenged today? Are there areas of your life’s worship that need changing?
  3. How does a right understanding of worship change our gatherings together (in AGs and on Sundays)?

Sermon Notes (5pm)

Rest

Speaker: Ps Dev Menon
Matthew 11:25-30                                           

Jesus says“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. or my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

But where is this promised rest?

Write your reflections & thoughts here:

Prayer Points

Our Church

Tuition Ministry – Pray for the students and children amongst us who are in the midst of their examinations (PSLE, N Levels etc.), that they will be able to remember and apply all they have learnt from their teachers and tutors, and give all glory to God. Pray too for the parents to have God’s peace in their hearts, that they will learn contentment with their children doing their best, and that they will entrust the process and outcome into the loving hands of God.

Our World

Nepal – Pray for the ZB church team currently in Nepal. Thank God for the provision of a mountain flight up to D city. They will need to trek for a few days (with horses) up to village DT. Pray for a safe trek and fruitful ministry and fellowship along the way. Pray that they will not encounter altitude sickness and be well. They will need flights in early October to return to the plain areas. These have not been booked. Pray for the provision of a flight for them as the alternative return journey over land will be much longer and riskier.

Lebanon – The situation in Lebanon continues to be dire as banks continue to be mostly closed to the public. Our ministry partner requests prayer for his nation and staff team as all are weary, discouraged, and angry by the prolonged economic crisis.  May our Lord renew his strength and encourage his heart. Thank God for the humanitarian and the Bible Institute work that his centre is engaged in. 

India – Pray for peace and comfort to be with our ministry partner as they grieve the Homegoing of Brother B on 29 Sep, this past week. Last year, we had prayed for Brother B on various occasions since we heard of his major road accident in Feb 2021. He had faced many losses in his life already by then, his wife passed away in 2020 due to Covid, leaving him with two young daughters. God had mercifully spared his 4-year-old daughter from injury, whom he was carrying at the time of the accident. However, he was badly injured and had to undergo major amputation followed by a long recovery period. As he had no way to care for the children since the accident, the youngest was given up for adoption. Thank God that despite his many health and physical challenges, he was faithful in ministering to his small congregation in his hometown. May the God of peace comfort all who mourn for this brother, especially his 5-year-old daughter who has now lost both parents.

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
  1. Mr Quek Tze-Ming is preaching at Bible Church on Oct 1 and 2.
Looking Ahead

Friday, 7 Oct
8.00pm: 
Prayer Meeting 
(Register at www.zionbishan.org.sg/fpm)

Saturday, 8 Oct
4.00pm:
 Youth Fellowship 
(Register at www.zionbishan.org.sg/yf)

Sunday, 9 Oct
English Worship Services 

8.30am 
Shepherding Team: Ng Zhiwen & Eld Sonny Tan

10.30am 
Shepherding Team: Ps Alby Yip, Eld Foo Say Chiang & Eld Chuah Chin Yew

3.00pm 
Shepherding Team: Ps Vernon Quek, Eld Roland Low, Eld Michael Gan & Eld David Leong

5.00pm 
Shepherding Team: Ps Dev Menon, Eld Chan Kin Yip & Eld Reginald Tan

The Epistle to the Ephesians

09 Oct – Ephesians 4:1-16 – Zhiwen & Ps Dev

16 Oct – Ephesians 4:17-32 – Ps Vernon & Ps Dev

23 Oct – Ephesians 5:1-21 – Ps Alby

30 Oct – Ephesians 5:22-6:9 – Zhiwen & Joel

Word in Season

Congregational Shepherding Team (CST)

By Ps Alby Yip

What are Congregational Shepherding Teams? Some of you may be aware of the old cluster system. The CSTs are somewhat like that, but more. The cluster system was birthed during our “wilderness” years when we worshipped at Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School while the church building underwent a redevelopment. In every church redevelopment, the biggest challenge is how to retain the worshippers as research shows that most churches lose 20-30% of their people during such building redevelopment. 

We needed, therefore, a system to reach out to our members and the cluster system was set up to provide pastoral care to our flock at Zion Bishan. However, over time, especially after we returned to the completed church building, these clusters gradually lapsed into administrative structures as most returned to their old routines like before the redevelopment.

Then came the Covid-19 pandemic. We were again forced to change and adapt. We all know the story. As we put together all that we have learnt from these two major disruptions to our worship services and church life, the leaders acknowledge that there is room for improvement in our discipleship approaches, pastoral care structures, and even in how we worship.

For example, previously, we only recorded and uploaded the week’s sermon after Sunday later into the week for the sake of thoseunable to join us in person for corporate worship services. But now, with our experience in livestreaming, we’ve learnt we can do more. Those who cannot come physically to church, those homebound, sick on any given week, away on holidays, at work but can spare the time, etc are able to still worship together with the rest of the church family at the same time via live stream.

Another advantage we’ve reaped in this CST model is that we have been able to reach out more personally to visitors to our services. In some services, we have seen a very high percentage of visitor retention. Many of these have also been grafted into an Action Group (AG)!

Moreover, before the pandemic, we already had designated pastors, elders, deacons and staff worshipping regularly at the 8.30 am, 10.30 am, and 5 pm services. The current CSTs are structured to intentionally and effectively disciple, look out and care for the regular worshippers in these services. Our vision for this local Body of Christ is for every member to be rooted in God’s Word, care for one another, and participate in God’s mission of saving lost souls. The end goal is so that we may present everyone mature in Christ (Eph 4:11-16). 

Announcements

ZION BISHAN 28TH ANNIVERSARY SERVICE

We thank God that we are finally able to celebrate our church anniversary this year. This will be a combined multi-ethnic service with the entire Zion Bishan church family.

The service will be on 29 October 2022 (Sat), 4-6pm.

We will also be having dinner together after the service, at $5 per person

Sign up for the dinner by 16 Oct at bit.ly/ZB28dinner
Payment details can be found in the sign-up form.
Limited tables are left. 

MEN’S MINISTRY: NARROW ROAD BUT NOT LONELY ROAD

Calling all men to register and join us for this Men’s Ministry event.

Speaker: Rev. Dr. David Wong, General Secretary, BPCIS
Date: Saturday, 8 Oct
Time: 8.00am – 9.30am
Venue: Zion Bishan Multipurpose Hall L1 

https://tinyurl.com/eg8oct

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER:
MUSIC MINISTRY RECRUITMENT

Have the desire to serve the church as a vocalist or instrumentalist? Join the Music Ministry as we partner with each other to grow our gifts and skills for God, and to encourage the congregation to participate in worship.

For more information, please contact Jessica @ 92967174. Please take note that Music Ministry members must be communicant members of the church.

LOOKING FOR FULL TIME STAFF:
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY STAFF 

Job description: In consultation with the Pastor in-charge, you are required to provide direction and leadership to the teachers and helpers serving in the children’s ministry. You will oversee all the activities of the Children’s Discipleship program involving curriculum development; resource materials management; recruitment and training of lay teachers; communicating with parents to nurture the faith of their children In addition, you are required to assist in running ad hoc programs like Children’s camp and outreaches.

Qualifications: You should be a spiritually mature Christian with an outgoing personality and be willing to work with children as well as their parents. You should possess a diploma/degree from a tertiary institution or theological college and have good interpersonal and communication skills.

Those who lack relevant ministry experience can be trained via the EXCEL apprenticeship program.

If you wish to serve the Lord and possess the above qualifications, we invite you to submit a detailed resume to:
Mr Adam Peh
Administration Manager
adam@zionbishan.org.sg

LOOKING FOR FULL TIME STAFF:
COORDINATING STAFF FOR MUSIC & AV

Job description: Manage and ensure the smooth running of our AV & music ministries

Qualifications: Minimum Diploma or equivalent in AV, sound or broadcasting. Preferably 2 years of related working experience and technical expertise in this field. Working Days: Tuesday to Sunday (Full-Time)

If you wish to serve the Lord and possess the above qualifications, we invite you to submit a detailed resume to:
Mr Adam Peh
Administration Manager
adam@zionbishan.org.sg

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