Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 14 | 3 Apr 2022 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Anthony Lim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
29. Psalm 130
29. 诗篇 130
Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Scripture Reading:
John 20:11-18
约翰福音 20:11-18
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Lord I Give My Heart To You
主, 我把心献给祢
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
True Worshipers – Mary Magdalene
真正的崇拜者 – 抹大拉的马利亚
Hymn 208
Offering Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Offering Song:
Consuming Fire

(Sharon Praise)
Announcements by Elder Anthony Lim
*Hymn 6
*Benediction by Pastor Samuel Kim

*Congregation Standing


  • Let us continue to pray for the growth and revival of our church and for the work of evangelism.
  • Let us continue to pray for God’s protection of all nations in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic situation and for the situation to improve and be well-managed.
  • Please refer to the following for our ONLINE service times and locations:

    • Wed service @ 7:40pm – *On YouTube
    • Saturday Dawn prayer service @ 6am – *On Zoom
    • Lord’s Day service @ 10:45am – *On YouTube
    • Lord’s Day bible study @ 4pm – *On Zoom

    *YouTube link: http://live.zionchurch.sg
    *Zoom link: http://zoom.zionchurch.sg

  • There will be Holy communion and Baptism on Easter Lord’s Day, 17 Apr.
  • There will be Easter Lord’s Day Special Luncheon (sponsored by the church) after the main service on 17 April! Let us stay for fellowship to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please register your name and the number of people you are reserving latest by 7 April (Thurs). *Please go to http://lunch.zionchurch.sg

    *Note: As of 29 Mar 2022, MCCY has permitted consumption of Food and Beverages in places of worship with 1 m safe distancing between individuals or groups of no more than 10 persons/group and with Vaccinated-Differentiated SMMs. Food will be individually packed together with the utensils. Please mask on as soon as you finish your meals. There should also be no intermingling between groups. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

  • Passion Week Service Schedule:

    • Dawn Services: 11-15 Apr (Mon-Fri) at 6 am
    • Evening Services: 11-15 Apr (Mon-Fri) at 7:40 pm

  • Onsite resumption of events and services from 24 Apr, 2022:

    • Lunch and fellowship after the main service
    • Lord’s Day Bible study at 1:45 pm in the main sanctuary
    • Dawn Services at 6am every Saturday at church

    As such, Zoom broadcasts for Bible studies and dawn services will discontinue from Easter Lord’s Day.

  • There will be HORA Youth & Young Adults Conference in Boston this year! Please pray for God’s blessings upon the conference and all those who attend.

    Theme: RE:Connect (Theme verse: 2 Cor 6:17-18)
    Dates: July 1-4, 2022, Venue: Gordon College Campus.

    Zion Church has prepared bursaries of a set amount to support our education department. Zion Church Youth and Young Adult members who wish to attend the conference may apply for the bursary.
    *Details and Registration: https://hora2022.rsvpify.com

  • Sharon Praise Ministry is recruiting new singers and musicians. If you have the talent and the heart to serve, kindly see Eldress Amanda.
  • “Zerubbabel’s Temple and The Walls of Jerusalem” Cell Group Book 2022 is out now for sale at $15 per copy. Please see our office staff to purchase.
  • Special offering reminder from the Finance office:
    Members who are giving their offering online or physical, make sure to indicate your name, type of offering and the date info under the memo/remarks sections when initiating the transfer.

    Please indicate your offerings’ purpose especially for TITHES (to be listed as TH ). Any offerings without indications of whether for tithing, thanksgiving, building, mission, etc will be recorded as regular offerings.
    Thank you for your assistance. (See similar instructions under Offering & Tithe)

  • Here are a couple of key changes from MCCY’s update on streamlined Safe Management Measures as of 15 Mar 2022:
    1) Event size limits have been lifted for all services. We have increased the seating capacity for services. As such, seat bookings are no longer required.

    2) Safe distancing no longer mandatory for mask-on services & activities, however it is still encouraged. The rests of the safe management measures remain the same.

    Our church is now a venue where Vaccinated-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS) are applicable . Moving forward, we seek for your cooperation as we continue to do our part in keeping the church a safe environment for worship services. Please practice responsibility by keeping your masks on at all times while in the premise. Thank you.

  • As part of our missions work to proclaim God’s Word and to support the publication of the 6th book in the series, “The Eternal High Priest of the Covenantal Oath,” Zion Church will be doing a BOOK DRIVE .

    Your missions offering given for BOOK DRIVE will be used to purchase History of Redemption Series books and Bibles (where needed) to be sent to schools, institutions, and individuals who otherwise cannot buy them to read.

    You may participate by indicating “book drive” on the offering envelopes or sending direct bank transfers to:
    HORA Ministries – DBS Bank Account 072-037508-4.
    Account Type: Corporate Multi Currency Account.


Wednesday 6 April: Deacon Sean Tang

Lord’s Day 10 April (Palm Sunday): Elder William Ng


Via Internet Banking

You can give an offering electronically by transferring to the following account:

Please make sure to indicate your name, type of offering and the date info under the memo/remarks sections when initiating the transfer. Please indicate your offerings’ purpose especially for TITHES (to be listed as TH).
Note: Any online offerings without indications of whether for tithing, thanksgiving, building, mission, etc will be recorded as regular offerings.
Thank you for your assistance.

1. For regular, tithes, thanksgiving, special, and missions offerings ONLY
Account#: 621835867001
PayNow UEN#: T00SS0141D

NOTE: Please specify Name, Purpose and Date (ddmmmyy) of the offering in the MEMO or Bill Reference Number section. See Example 1.

2. For Building Offerings ONLY
Account#: 047-903777-2

NOTE: Please specify Name, Purpose and Date (ddmmmyy) of the offering in the MEMO or Bill Reference Number section. See Example 2.

Use the following acronyms to indicate Purpose (offering type):

    • RO = Regular Offering
    • TH = Tithes
    • TG = Thanksgiving
    • SP = Special Offering
    • MO = Missions Offering
    • BO = Building Offering


Example 1:
JohnDoe TH 05APR20
SamMiller TG 05Mar20
JaneSmith RO 03May20

Example 2:
JohnDoe BO 05APR20

By Mail

You may mail your offering cheques to Zion Church to below address:
“Finance Department”.
2 Gambas Crescent, Nordcom 2 Tower 2 #10-13. Siangapore 757044.


You may transfer via ATM:
Please inform any Finance Team member if want your offering to be recorded.

  • Eldress May Ling
  • Deaconess Leh Tieng
  • Elder Steve

Living Manna

Sermon Summary
True Worshipers – Lazarus and sisters

Scripture: John 11:1-11

We are going through the series with the title “True worshippers” and may we become true worshippers that receive life from Him, find eternal life and come to believe in Him.

This chapter John 11 covers the miracle that Jesus has performed and one that we remember the most. We wish to experience the same and want to receive that life. Sometimes God’s timing doesn’t satisfy our expectations.

What do we fear the most in our lives of faith?
Regardless of whether we believe in Jesus or not, what human beings fear the most is death. Next, is when we find that God’s will for me is contrary to my desires and wishes. If you hear God’s voice asking you to do the thing you feared the most, what would you do?

In John 11, there are several things that seem illogical.

1. John 11:4 – When Mary and Martha send a person to inform Jesus that Lazarus is about to die, Jesus says that this illness does not lead to death and it is for the glory of God.

When God speaks of His glory, He refers to opening up the spiritual world to show us a glimpse of that. Jesus is saying, through this, the focus is not on Lazarus’s death but it is about us seeing the heavenly glory.

Jesus is saying I will give you a sneak preview about the power of heaven. May our focus be on the right point. No matter how urgent and important our situation may be, the focus of our life should be on the glory of God.

2. John 11:5-6. Jesus loved Martha, Mary and Lazarus, so He delayed 2 more days when He heard Lazarus was sick.
Wouldn’t you expect Jesus to act right away if He really loved us? Jesus did this to make believing in Jesus “real”.

During those days, Lazarus probably died while the messenger was on the way to Jesus. Back then, people think physically it might still be possible within 3 days from death for the soul to return, so if Jesus waited 2 days and travelled 1 day, then 4 days is physically impossible for a person to come back alive. So when Jesus arrives, Mary and Martha informs Jesus that Lazarus’ body is already stinking, rotting. Jesus makes sure they know it is already physically impossible for Lazarus to come back alive.

3. John 11:25-26
Martha states her faith, not blaming Jesus, that if He had been here her brother will not have died. That is great faith. She knew Jesus would have saved him. The condition is “if you were here” which limits Jesus to physical time and space. Martha is speaking of her faith that Jesus had to be here. However, her faith meant “Jesus you are late.”

Martha’s faith is good, she believes Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ, the one who is to come, she also believes in the resurrection of the last days. We are so focused on “ourselves” getting resurrection and eternal life. Jesus is saying HE is the resurrection and life. The correct question is: Do I have Jesus? The wrong question is: Do I have resurrection and life?
Even if we are dead like Lazarus, we are fine as long as we have Jesus.

4. John 11:33. Jesus was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled.
Jesus knew He can raise back Lazarus to life, so then why was He crying?
The English Bible does not translate the word “deeply moved in the spirit” properly. In Greek it is “ἐμβριμάομαι embrimaomai” which means to warn sternly, to scold, to have an intense feeling of concern, often with indignation. It means to be upset, angry, indignant, offended. Jesus was not moved to pity. He was indignant because all humankind are ruled under the force of death and cannot get out of it.

Abraham was not afraid to give Isaac that life, because he had that life already. Jesus’ focus was to give God the glory, even through death.

5. John 11:42. Father, I thank You that You have heard me.
Jesus is saying, this is an intercessory prayer, I am praying so they can believe.
This prayer opened up the barrier between death and life. Physically there was a stone blocking the tomb, but something bigger and stronger than that tombstone was the realm of death and life. Do we have an open door between the realm of death and life? Or is it still blocked? Like the veil between the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies, when Jesus died the veil ripped open. That is the true redemption and atonement.

Through this redemption work, Lazarus who was bound up in death, was released into the realm of life. May you and I be released from the realm of death into life, but when? When Jesus comes later? No, today!
Those characters who believe in Jesus became witnesses for Jesus and caused many people to come to believe in Jesus.


Jesus takes us through the altar of incense into the Holy of Holies. The altar of incense symbolizes the prayer of saints.
Reverend Abraham Park the author of the History of Redemption Series, in his 9th book about the tabernacle, teaches that in the book of Hebrew it is speaking spiritually because the only thing that can enter into the kingdom of heaven today right now, is your prayer. That is how important and powerful our prayers are. It allows our hearts to be delivered to the throne of God.

Jesus became the mediator of the new covenant, so we don’t remain under the curse of sin but have the promise of eternal life.
May we receive that new covenant. May we not consider Jesus as the means but may Jesus be the ends.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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