Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 36 | 3 September 2023 Lord's Day


PRESIDER: Elder Steve Yoon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
31. Psalm 142
31. 诗篇 142
Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Scripture Reading:
Luke 15:11-32
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Praise His Holy Name!
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
The son that Father needs
Hymn 334
Offering Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Offering Song:
Hymn 432 – Be not Dismayed Whate’er Betide

(Sharon Choir)
Announcements by Elder Steve Yoon
*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 Praise & Prayer Night on 6 Sep (this Wed). Let us look forward to experience God’s amazing grace as a church and have a time of praise fellowship and united prayer.
  • Please pray for Pastor Sam who will be guest speaking at Hinghwa Methodist Church on 9 Sep (Sat).
  • There will be a “Faith & Work” Workshop series conducted by Mr Poh Yu Khing over 3 Saturdays: 16, 23 & 30 Sep at 5pm in Zion Church. All are welcome to join.

    The workshop is all about connecting with youths and young adults and helping make biblical principles practical and relevant to their daily lives. Yu Khing has worked as a consultant in both government and private sector for more than 20 years. His mission is to inspire and equip Christians to live out their Kingdom calling in the marketplace.

  • Zion Church Retreat 2023 will take place on 21-23 Nov (Tue-Thu), at Sand & Sandals Resort, Desaru.

    Cost of Retreat fee will be $150/pax (free for children at age of 2 or below).
    * Note: There will be additional cost for single occupancy. Retreat committee will reach out to you.

    Payment mode: PAYNOW to Zion Church UEN #: T00SS0141D with remarks ‘retreat 2023’.
    Payment Deadline: 30 Sep. Please see Dcn. Leh Tieng if you have any questions.
    *Retreat fee is subsidised by the church, the Men’s & Women’s ministries and supported by upcoming fund raising activities.

  • Zion Church AGM will be on 5 Nov. Let us all pray for God’s guidance upon Zion Church. All ministry elders and leaders, please prepare for 2024 ministry plan and report for the AGM.


Prayer (Wed 6 Sep) Evangelist Nicholas Chiang
Presider (Sun 10 Sep) Elder William Ng
Basket Bearers (Sun 10 Sep) Elder Anthony Lim, Elder Steve Yoon


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
What Will Remain At the End of My Life?

Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:1-18

Today’s passage is part of a letter Apostle Paul wrote towards the end of his life. He reflects on the brevity of life (James 4:14), emphasizing the importance of making an impact that goes beyond material wealth or worldly success. True success is progressing the history of redemption. Whenever our end may be, the legacy we will eventually leave behind starts with our lives today. Therefore, we need to seriously reflect if we were to continue living the way we are doing right now, will it produce the desired outcome God desires? If not, we need to think about what changes need to be made today in order to leave what is meaningful in the eyes of God.

In today’s passage, we see the examples of 3 people:

1. Apostle Paul

Here, apostle Paul summarizes the focus and purpose of his life, which is fulfilling his ministry (1 Timothy 4:5). Our ministry is God’s work given to all who believe in Jesus Christ. Apostle Paul lived his entire life being conscious that he would one day stand before God and be judged for his deeds. He considered Jesus’ final command to reach the ends of the earth for the gospel as his life purpose, & the importance of saving a single soul as life and death. Therefore, he went about proclaiming the gospel tirelessly, enlarging and pushing the boundaries to reach whole new groups of believers for Jesus. In so doing, he went through much suffering, affliction & persecution.
Do we take Jesus’ command seriously, for it to take precedence? If our hope is in heaven, we need to leave an imprint here on earth that impacts the progress of the History of Redemption. This is the kind of legacy that will make us truly successful in the eyes of God. May we all be like Apostle Paul, living each day prioritizing & doing our part to fulfil God’s work!

2. Demas

Demas is portrayed as someone who initially participated in evangelism but later abandoned it for the comforts of the world. He represents those who prioritize worldly pleasures and convenience over spiritual commitment and sacrifice.

3. Luke

Luke a medical doctor is praised for his commitment to God’s work alongside Apostle Paul. He chose to stay dedicated to the ministry, even though he could have pursued a successful career in the world. Luke’s contributions to the bible through the gospel of Luke & the book of Acts are his lasting legacy.

In conclusion, there are 4 kinds of Christians:

• Those without the Word & Prayer
These go to church but are not interested in bible study, do not read the bible and do not pray. They may say grace before eating, but do not have a deep personal relationship with God (1 Timothy 4:5). We are sanctified and become holy through Word and prayer, and without them, we are no different from non-Christians.
• Those with the Word but no Prayer
These love the knowledge of the Word, listening to sermons and Bible studies. They can recite bible verses and can even teach. They only deliver knowledge as without prayer, the Holy Spirit cannot work through them with power.
• Christians with Prayer but no Word
These pray daily but are not interested in learning the Word. God gives answers to prayers through the Word of God. If you don’t have the Word of God, you cannot receive the Holy Spirit.
• Those who have the Word and Prayer
These are the type of people we must be. These are those with a balanced relationship and intimate closeness with God (Hebrews 4:12). God gives special wisdom and understanding to such people. Their lives attract others towards God and they teach with power. They are true vessels for God’s work (James 4:6).
Let us reflect and pray on what we want to leave behind at the end of our lives. May we become true Christians. Even if we have lived decades the wrong way, may we take the opportunity today to begin a new life of faith where the Word of God and prayer are balanced.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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