Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 45 | 6 Nov 2022 Zion Church Lord's Day Service


PRESIDER: Elder Anthony Lim
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
52. 1 John 4
52. 约翰一书 4
Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Scripture Reading:
Acts 13:1-12
使徒行传 13:1-12
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Agnus Dei (How Great Thou Art)
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Those who are called by God to His ministry
Hymn 268
Offering Prayer by Elder Anthony Lim
Offering song:
Hymn 464 – I have found sweet rest

(Sharon Choir)
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 and missions.
  • Let us continue to pray for God’s protection of all nations in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
  • Please refer to the following for our service times:

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

    *Also broadcasted live on YouTube: http://live.zionchurch.sg

  • Our Zion Church 2022 AGM will be held today at 1:30 pm in the sanctuary after fellowship. There will be no Bible study. All departments, let us prepare our hearts in prayer for God’s will as we plan for year 2023.
  • There will be Zion Thanksgiving BBQ Dinner at the pavilion infront of the church on 12 Nov (Sat) at 6 pm to give thanks to God and show appreciation to all our church members.
  • Thanksgiving Lord’s Day and Holy Communion service will take place on 20 Nov, Lord’s Day. Let us prepare our thanksgiving offering and our hearts prayerfully for a sincere worship to the Lord.

    To celebrate this special day, the Women’s Ministry will be preparing a special Pot-Luck Thanksgiving Luncheon. If you wish to support by contributing a dish, please fill up the details on the Pot-Luck List on the bulletin board.

  • 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 Account: HORA Ministries
    Account No: 271-310151-9 (Account Type: Multi Currency Account)

    * The old HORA Missions Funds account is NOW CLOSED, so please take note to transfer
    to the above new account
    starting 21 October 2022.

    2) PayNow to HORA Ministries via NRIC S7638942Z

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


Wednesday Service 9 Nov: Deacon Louis Loy

Wed Basket Bearers: Eldress Tan May Ling & Eldress Deborah Chew

Lord’s Day Service 13 Nov: Elder Ridwan Dinata

Lord’s Day Basket Bearers: 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#: 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
Strangers: Jairus’ daughter and the woman with hemorrhage

Scripture: Mark 5:21-43


These strangers we study about are people who were outcasts and sinners, but they came to meet Jesus and became strangers no more.

Jairus’ daughter was the daughter of the head of the synagogue. And Jesus was asked by the people who were sent from the synagogue to come and lay his hand upon Jairus’ daughter, that she may live. On the way, however, a woman stops him and Jesus spends time with her, and Jairus’ daughter dies.

Hemorrhage and 12 years

This woman had hemorrhage for 12 years. For most of us, when we think about this story, who is the main character? We are inclined to think of this woman as the main character, rather than Jairus’ daughter. But what was her condition? The consequence of hemorrhage is that she cannot become pregnant. She cannot give life. Those with hemorrhage could not continue the genealogy, and so they would be considered cursed and unclean, and people would avoid them. This woman had hemorrhage for twelve years, and Jairus’ daughter was also twelve years old. Jairus’ daughter was born at the same time this woman began to have hemorrhage. The number twelve represents the twelve tribes of Israel and the twelve apostles. In addition, the number twelve also represents the children of God, the chosen people of God.

Some think that Jairus’ daughter was a seed born in a center of worship, the synagogue. Those who are born in that center of worship represents Israel, the chosen people of God. On the flipside, the woman with hemorrhage may represent the Gentiles. And so if we extend the analogy, then Jesus came from heaven to heal and prevent the death of those who was spiritually sick in the center of worship. But Jesus unexpectedly stops to pay attention to this woman. Jesus came for the chosen people of Israel, but it was the Gentiles who came to him and received healing. Since Jairus’ daughter was only healed after the woman was healed, some think that this symbolizes the Jews receiving salvation only after the Gentiles.

Many physicians

Some of us have been searching all our lives for an answer to the problems in our lives. We may have been searching in different religions, different churches, and so on. This woman sought healing from doctors who were not good (Mk. 5:26). Job rebuked his friends for declaring a false teaching, calling them worthless physicians (Job 13:4). Without the Word of God, the signs are empty. The reason why we’re seeking for the truth is because life is difficult and doesn’t seem to have all the answers. Life sometimes feels lonely, unstable, and that makes us feel afraid. We often seek for comfort from sources which are unable to permanently heal our condition. The only permanent solution is the Word of God. We need to meet God, Jesus, and the Word of God. We have a tendency, however, to seek for the end-product while ignoring the process of being with God. Jesus stopped to be with the woman. Jesus gave her a chance to open her heart, and she told him the whole truth. Being with God exposes all other spiritual physicians as ‘miserable comforters’ (Job 16:2). We need a doctor who tells us the truth of our condition, rather than someone who only tells us things to make us feel good. Ultimately, true comfort comes from the Word of God. We shouldn’t depend so much on people. Like the woman with hemorrhage, we need to come to Jesus. Jesus came to the earth, but we need to come to him. We must come to the Word of God.

Faith to touch Jesus’ cloak

How did the woman know to touch Jesus’ cloak? The key point is that she had heard of Jesus, yet she was afraid to meet him, and so she only wanted to touch him cloak. She only wanted the healing, the end-product, without needing to be in an actual relationship with Jesus. The apostle John commends us to receive the Word of God and have fellowship with the Father and the Son (1 Jn. 1:1-3). This woman had faith to believe that the cloak of Jesus had power.

Jesus’ outer garment was divided into four, but the soldiers cast lots for his inner garment (Jn. 19:23-24). What was so important about Jesus’ garments, that the Apostle John devoted time to record it? When Adam and Eve sinned, God made garments for them by the skin of an animal. Jesus, on the cross, gave up his garments so that our shame could be covered. Jesus clothed us with his spiritual garment, that is the Word of God. As Jesus’ garments were one and four, the core of the Word is one, and the four gospels went throughout the land. Likewise, the river in Eden was one, but it separated into four rivers which flowed from it to the rest of the world. May we receive the core of the Gospel and receive life. There are people who say they love God, but they aren’t interested in God’s Word. We need to receive God’s Word to have a stable faith (Rom. 10:17). Eternal life is knowing the Father and the Son through the Word. All of our experiences, signs, and testimonies should derive from the Word of God as its foundation, rather than the opposite. May the power of God’s Word start working in our lives, and may our faith in God’s Word heal us.

Conclusion: Peace and salvation

Jesus said to the woman ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction’ (Mk. 5:34). This woman heard about Jesus, came to Him, and received His Word. Do you believe that Jesus’ Word has power? There was a centurion who told Jesus that he did not need to come to heal his daughter, but to only speak the Word. The centurion acknowledged that as a human, his word had power to accomplish things, and so Jesus’ Word would have an even greater degree of power. He believed in the power of God’s Word (Heb. 1:1-3). Only after Jesus heals the woman with hemorrhage, does he heal Jairus’ daughter. Jesus does not and will not miss any person. If Jairus’ daughter represents Israel, and the woman with hemorrhage represents the Gentiles, then Jesus makes sure to heal both. Finally, our hemorrhage, the problem of not being able to give life, can only be healed by the Word of Jesus. Let us find life in Jesus Christ.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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