Happy Birthday Singapore!
Dear Church Family and Friends
Happy National Day!
Let us lift up our concerns, our church, our community, our nation and the whole world before God at this time. Although we are still celebrating National Day and thanking God for His protection and grace on us all, let us not forget many suffering in our country and elsewhere. There are those who are still fighting for their lives in hospitals, or grief for those who had died in the pandemic or worrying about job loss, pay cuts and living in an atmosphere of fear and pandemic.
This COVID 19 crisis has already affected people in every corner of the world with the virus continuing to spread rapidly, health facilities are bracing for an overwhelming number of patients, shortage of protective equipment and vaccine, while millions are confined to their homes and concerned not only about the threat of the disease but also the immediate and long-lasting economic consequences for their lives.
Global pandemic and worldwide racial upheaval shook the foundation of our nation and
the world and the Church awakening to a lifestyle of praying, caring, and sharing
their faith. In the midst of this situation, we are reminded just how vulnerable man is as a tiny virus that is invisible to the human eye brings the entire world to a halt. It is a time that calls for humility and prayer to our Heavenly Father, the Creator and Sustain-er of this world. We pray because we know that God listens and responds.
Prayers activate God's power and God's power changes everything.
This Sunday offers an opportunity to reflect on the Word of God, to listen to what God is saying, to intercede for those affected and to pray for the pandemic to pass quickly. Prayer is still the greatest help that we can give. As we pray for people in this difficult time, let us assure them of God&'s love and care for those who are fearful. Let’s pray especially for all the front-line medical and government workers—for protection, good health, and wisdom in all that they do. Working together with God’s help, we shall overcome Covid-19”.
The pandemic hasn’t halted our nation’s National Day Prayer Meeting 2020, but it has changed its structure—and made the observance more critical and potentially powerful than ever. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented prayer. This year’s observance should have more prayer—and more ‘prayers’ than ever before. We want to use this national holiday to remind people of the importance of prayer and its power to enable us to meet the challenges that lie ahead with courage, wisdom, and justice.” We are the Church and no closure of church buildings can shut off God’s Presence.
“For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” 1 Cor. 3:9
This Sunday, we will have our Service broadcast at 2.00 pm.
Jesus said, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” -Matt. 22:21
We will celebrate National Day in the morning in respect to our nation and then worship God wholeheartedly without disruption in the afternoon.
Monday, 10 August, at 10.30 am, we will be having our National Day Prayer. Look out for Zoom details.
I conclude with the Bible verses:
"If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance." ~ Psalm 33:12
Yours in His Love
Pastor David Lee, Staff, Board and Church