Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 28 | 9 July 2023 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Tan Pau Soon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
24. Psalm 100
24. 诗篇 100
Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Scripture Reading:
Matt 13:36-43
马太福音 13:36 – 43
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Hymn 499 – I Come to the Garden Alone
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
The final harvest
Hymn 271
Offering Prayer by Elder Tan Pau Soon
Offering Song:
Who Am I? 我是谁?
(Sharon Praise)
Announcements by Elder Tan Pau Soon
*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 and missions.
  • Please refer to the following for our service times:

    • Lord’s Day (Sunday) service @ 10:45 am*
    • Lord’s Day Bible study at 1:30 pm
    • Wednesday service @ 7:40 pm*
    • Saturday Dawn service @ 6:00 am

    *Also broadcasted live on YouTube for Lord’s Day & Wed Services: http://live.zionchurch.sg

    *也在 YouTube 上直播主日和周三礼拜: http://live.zionchurch.sg

  • The Precept for 2023: “A Church that strives toward the Consummation of Redemptive History by following the path of Abraham’s faith” (Gen 18:18-19; 26:5; Gal 3:7-9; Col 1:25; Tit 2:14)

    (创 18:18-19;26:5;加 3:7-9;西 1:25;多 2:14)

  • There will be HOR Seminar (Special Lectures on the 10 Commandments) by Dr. Baruch Korman on 15 Jul (Sat) at Zion Church. Time: 1:30-5:30 pm.
    Please register by scanning QR code or via link: baruch.horaministries.com

    Dr. Baruch will also be guest speaking on the Lord’s Day, 16 Jul. Please pray for God’s grace and blessings.

  • 2023 PyungKang Summer Conference will take place from 31 Jul to 3 Aug
    (Mon-Thu). The theme for the conference is “Let us understand God’s Redemptive Administration for Abraham & be blessed with him”.

    Registration link: https://forms.gle/NPxPem9s5vQd2qJw7
    Deadline is 10 Jul (Mon). Please inform EJoyce for your attendance.


Prayer (Wed 12 Jul) Deacon Louis Loy
Presider (Sun 16 Jul) Pastor Samuel Kim
Prayer (Sun 16 Jul) Elder Steve Yoon
Basket Bearers (Sun 16 Jul) Elder Tan Pau Soon & 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 Number: 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.

3. Offering toward Missions Offering or Book Drive to support broadcasts of the History of Redemption Series globally, can be made in the following ways to HORA Ministries:

1) Direct bank transfer to:

DBS (Development Bank of Singapore)
Account Number: 271-310151-9 (Account Type: Multi Currency Account)
Currency Type: All currencies accepted (US$, S$, etc)
Address of Beneficiary Bank: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
Country: Singapore

2) PayNow to HORA Ministries via NRIC S7638942Z

3) Indicating “Book Drive” or “Missions” on the offering envelopes.

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
Let’s Celebrate the Feast of Harvest

Scripture: Exodus 23:14-17

The feast of harvest is an important day spiritually for all Christians. It is also known as the feast of weeks and it is on the same day the Holy Spirit came down after Jesus’ resurrection (Pentecost). The Israelites observed the Passover on 14th day of 1st month. On 16th day of 1st month, they observed the harvest of the first fruits of barley. 7 weeks later, on the 6th day of 3rd month, they observed the feast of harvest.

When God brought the Israelites out of Egypt, they were free from Egyptian slavery and went through 40 years of wilderness. This timetable which God gave them to celebrate the feast of harvest coincided exactly with the day Moses received the 10 commandments (Exodus 34:22). Passover is on the 14th day of 1st month. The Exodus is immediately after, if we are to look at 7 weeks, that ends up being the 3rd month of 6th day. That is also the day God gave the 10 commandments to the Israelites. Specifically in the Bible, God planned the feast of harvest to be the day He gave His words to the Israelites.

If you fast forward to 27AD, which is the year Christ was crucified, God used the same timetable. Exactly 50 days after Jesus’ crucifixion, the Holy Spirit was given to the early churches (Pentecost). This is the day when God gave the Words to the Israelites and gave the holy spirit to the churches (Act 2:1-2). On Pentecost, God gave the Holy Spirit to speak in other tongues. In those days, Jerusalem was the key, the centre of the world of which all these nationalities were mentioned in the Bible. God allows the word of God, the gospel to spread out to all of the world. As we observe the feast of harvest, in the middle of the year, we have to remember why God chose this day, not just to give the Word. During the time of Moses, it was to give the word. During the time of Jesus, it is to translate the Word and go out. If you keep that in mind, how should Christians observe the Feast of Harvest?

1. Jesus was the First Fruit

Jesus is that spiritual first fruit, He died and resurrected. As Christians we are born and lived again, so we are able to have that new life. In a year, there are 3 main feasts, Passover observed in Spring, Feast of Harvest in Summer and Feast of Tabernacles in Autumn. During the Passover, when the lamb was killed, all the Israelites were saved from the angel of death, who symbolized the cross of Jesus. In Autumn, the last feast, the feast of the Tabernacle where they brought the ingathering of the harvest at the end of the year. This symbolizes the judgment spiritually, there will be a day of judgment in the end. We are living at this point (mid of the year), observing the day of harvest. And we have to spread this word so the judgment can come and all those who God predestines can pass over from death to life. Every single feast points to our salvation. While Israelites were slaves in Egypt, it is just like we are slaves to sin. We do whatever we feel is necessary to survive. But God has opened up a new way for us to change our personality and characters, change our future and give us hope. All these changes have to result in freedom and we have to be thankful for that.

2. Ultimate aim of observing the feast of harvest is to be thankful

Thankfulness is not a switch that you can switch on at will. We can’t do so unless God blesses us and gives us thankfulness. If we are not thankful, we have to pray. A thankful heart is a heavy heart because you remember all the good God has given you and all the bad He has allowed you to go through. On the day of the feast of Harvest, God is teaching us how to be thankful (Romans 1:21). If thankfulness is a mark of someone God had blessed, the mark of someone who is not blessed is the lack of thanksgiving. We have to wake up and realize complaining has no place in Christian life. Thanksgiving bears the fruit of prosperity and harmony for us. We give thanks first and then it shall be done as you believe. (Colossians 2:7, 1 Thessalonians 2:13). Job said it famously, the Lord gave and He took away, blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1:21). As long as we are spiritually alive, we praise God in everything we do (Isaiah 38:19, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 75:1). Deuteronomy 32:7, when you remember what happened in the Bible, your eyes of faith are opened. The Israelites who don’t remember the work of the Lord, ended up leaving their faith (Judges 2:10). It is not by birth we are gifted with great faith. It is by you being able to retain the word God has given you. God has a plan for you, whatever that has happened this year, He has your foot under His grasp, how can we not be thankful (Psalm 121:3-4, Romans 8:28, Psalm 130:5-8). Today God may have taken something important from you and you may not understand. But if you are thankful, you will always be satisfied.


We should observe the feast of harvest according to Deuteronomy 16:10-11.
I. It has to be at a place where God chose to put his name. It is the church, the house of God.
II. Bring a freewill offering, something from your heart that says ‘Thank you, Father’.
III. You shall rejoice. You have to give thanks but you have to feel it too. Rejoicing with the Lord, in His church with the free will offering. If you can be so thankful, all the days of your lives, no matter what problem comes, because you are always satisfied and you are always at peace. It doesn’t come from things around but from the word of God. May we remember this day with joy. God meant for your feast of the harvest to be joyful.


Evangelist Joanna Pae

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