Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 51 | 20 December 2020 Christmas Lord's Day

LORD’S DAY SERVICE ORDER

ANNOUNCER: Elder Steve Yoon
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 56
Responsive Reading:
57. Christmas Day (57. 圣诞节)
Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Scripture Reading:
Jeremiah 31:15, Matthew 2:18
(耶利米书31:15,马太福音2:18)
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
(pre-recorded):
Christmas Medley
(圣诞混合曲)
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Lamentation heard in Ramah
(在拉瑪听到的哀叹)
Hymn 120
Offering Prayer by Elder Steve Yoon
Offering Song:
Joy to the World, Unspeakable Joy
(普世欢腾, 难以言喻喜悦)

(Eldresses Christina, Hera, Erica,
Sandra & Joyce)
*Announcements
*Hymn 6
*Benediction by Pastor Samuel Kim

*Congregation Standing

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Let us continue to pray for the growth of our church and for the work of evangelism.
  • Please refer to the following for our online service times and locations:

    • Wed service @ 7:40pm – *On YouTube
    • Saturday Dawn prayer service @ 6am – Special study series *On Zoom
    • Lord’s Day service @ 10:45am – *On YouTube
    • Lord’s Day bible study @ 4pm will resume in January 2021 – *On Zoom

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

  • Please refer to the following schedule for the end of the year services:

    1. Christmas Eve (24 Dec, Thu) Service @ 7pm – *via Zoom
    2. Christmas Day (25 Dec, Fri) live broadcast service from main church @ 9:30am, followed by Baptism service
      – *In church and *via YouTube
    3. New Year’s Eve (31 Dec, Thu) Watchnight service @ 10:15pm – *via Zoom and YouTube
    4. New Year’s Day (1 Jan, Fri) live broadcast service from main church @ 9:30am – *In church and *via YouTube
  • The Precept for the year 2021: “The Church That Fulfils the Amazing Redemptive-Historical Restoration Through Faith That Soars Like an Eagle”
    (Isa 40:31; Luke 5:26; 6:10; Acts 3:21; 1 John 5:4)
  • All department leaders, please take note 31 Jan 2021 will be the budget submission deadline for year 2021 to the finance department.
  • There will be all church cleaning next Lord’s day, 27 Dec. Let us all gather our efforts to clean our Father’s house to usher in the new year.
  • The church is gifting Christmas log cakes to our Zion family members today for the fellowship after our Christmas Eve service and celebration on Zoom. Do make sure to collect your cakes from our usher team by the reception area after the service.
  • There will be a brief Women’s ministry meeting today at 3:30 pm via zoom.
  • The church is open for those who wish to view the recorded service in the sanctuary on Lord’s Days during the main service time up to 100 pax. Those who wish to come to church will need to fill out an acknowledgement form on our website, register their attendance at http://LD100.zionchurch.sg and meet all the requirements for the safety measures that are mandated by MCCY. Please see the details on the website http://zionchurch.sg/covid-phase2

    And please follow Government’s latest requirement to download the TraceTogether mobile app or to collect the physical token in preparation to transit to this only Safe-entry system at the church.

UPCOMING PRAYER DUTY

Wednesday 23 December: Elder William Ng

Lord’s Day 27 December: Elder Anthony Lim

OFFERING & TITHE

Via Internet Banking

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

1. For regular, tithes, thanksgiving, special, and missions offerings ONLY
OCBC Bank Account: ZION CHURCH
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
DBS Bank Account: ZION CHURCH
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.

By ATM

You may transfer via ATM:
BUT PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO SPECIFY TYPE OF OFFERING if you use this option.
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

    Feast of Harvest

    Scripture: Joshua 5:10-12

    We are not in an agricultural society, but God in the Bible commanded three feasts for all males. He is speaking to the spiritual adult males, you with the seed. How are we supposed to keep this in modern days? Pentecost Day is also called the Feast of Harvest for many Pentecostal churches.

    For us, it is the first week of July. For the farmer back then, it is the end of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. At the end of the very first season, they are given the opportunity to farm. This is the time when the first crops have been harvested.

    In July, we are now actually in the Feast of Weeks in the Hebrew calendar. In the Feast of Weeks, the Israelites are harvesting the wheat. The Bible tells us that the Feast of Weeks is 7 weeks.

    We have the Passover, which is on the 14th day of the first month. We then have the first fruits of barley. This is like saying from the very first fruit of barley, you count 7 weeks, and then you have the Feast of Harvest. If you time the biblical events, after the Passover, the very next day is the Exodus. If you count 7 weeks after the Exodus plus 1 day, you will get the Feast of Harvest. It is God reminding us that after your Exodus, which is your baptism, and you add 1 day, you will come to the Feast of Harvest, and you are to keep this day.

    Good Friday is on Passover Day during the year that Jesus passed, which is 33 AD. Jesus resurrected on Lord’s Day. From the Resurrection Lord’s Day, you count 49 days, you get Pentecost. Pentecost is the day of the Feast of Harvest. This is important for us because as you are observing this day, we need to know what the purpose is. When Pentecost took place, the Christians were not at home; they were gathered in one place, and the Holy Spirit came. The church was born on Pentecost.

    The number 50 represents Jubilee. Jubilee is the day that you are set free. This is the day when slaves are set free. If you mortgage your property, you will get it back. The concept of Jubilee is every 50th year. This is the first half of the year. Now it is like a mid-term report that we have to give to God. With this report comes the Pentecost; you are to take this Word and spread it. All these feasts are not just feasts but they represent Jesus. They are just a shadow, a tutorial. Jesus is the firstborn son of God. He is also the firstborn of whoever will resurrect. He is the first fruit of those who will die. Jesus is also the first seed that was planted. This concept of Jesus sacrificing himself is a role model. When we die to ourselves, that is self-sacrifice. When we die spiritually and emotionally, you empty yourself, you will live because the new life that breathes in you will bring you to transfiguration. Why do we not transfigure? Is it because we did not do enough? It is when we really change and die that we will be there.

    The core message of the Feast of the Harvest is thanksgiving. In Psalms 50:22-23, God is saying whoever offers praise glorifies me, but before that there is a curse. God is saying if you praise me, I will save you, but we forget and get darkened.

    We say it is my time, my effort. It is God’s spirit inside you that stirred you up to serve. It is His extra grace to you, and we observe this day of thanksgiving in our hearts. God says you give, not a specific amount; you give as the Lord gives you. Everything that you have given is from God’s hand. The offering already belongs to God. Even the ability to make money is from God. All these are God’s grace to you. When we are bound in God to give thanks, the Bible tells us that you abound in grace; it overflows without ceasing. The grace is from January; we are sailing on this boat. How is your boat ride? Remember the near-death experience that you went through; it is only known to you. Leviticus 23:15-22 focuses on the offerings and preparation. God is saying give your firstlings, your young.

    Deuteronomy 16:9-12 states there is nothing material; it is all according to free will. It asks you to remember your location. Whatever God has given you, it is the first. God is the first because He first loved us. When you give the first of everything to God, whether it is the first in the morning or the last thing at night, it has different weight. The priest waves the sheep, the bread. The waving is not disorderly; the wave is to you, back to me, a wave offering you give to the priest, and I will return it to you in another way.

    If we have thankfulness, all will go well. A thankful heart has to be given by God. I am not thankful; I am angry every day. Ask God, I cannot give thanks for them, but give me a thankful heart. If you do that, God will say I will save you. If you do that, God will bless you; you will flourish. Rev. Abraham Park says if you are giving to the church, give the best because God will see that it is the best. When you bring something to church, give the best; do not be stingy to God. God loves your cheerfulness. We are to rejoice with everyone in church.

    AMEN.

    Missionary Lauren Li

    Summarized by Elaine Sng

    2020-12-20T03:58:02+00:00
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