Zion Church Online Bulletin

Week No. 47 | 20 Nov 2022 Zion Church Thanksgiving Lord's Day Service


PRESIDER: Elder William Ng
*Silent Prayer
*Confession of Faith
Hymn 57
Responsive Reading:
65. Thanksgiving Day (2)
65. 感恩节 2
Prayer by Elder William Ng
Scripture Reading:
Luke 17:11-19
路加福音 17:11-19
Choir Anthem by Sharon Choir
Thanksgiving and praise medley
Sermon by Pastor Samuel Kim
Power of Thanksgiving
Hymn 489
Offering Prayer by Elder William Ng
Special Offering Presentations:
Jireh (以勒)
(Timothy Youth Ministry)
The Blessing (祝福)
(Gabriel Sunday School)
*Holy Communion
Announcements by Elder William Ng
*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

  • HORA Ministries is hosting a 2-Day special seminar series: “Patriarch Ya’akov (Jacob) and Assurance of Salvation” by the acclaimed Rabbi who loves Jesus, Dr. Baruch Korman.

    Date & Time: 7 Jan 2023 (Sat), 1:30pm-5pm, 8 Jan 2023 (Sun), 10:40am-12:00pm
    There will be a total of 4 lectures. Registration is free but mandatory to ensure seats are reserved at:

    Please pray that God’s glory will be proclaimed and that all who attend will be blessed through the Word.

  • There will be Shechem History of Redemption Center Thanksgiving Service (CA, USA) on 27 Nov. Let us give thanks to God and pray for His continued providence in building up the retreat center and branch church.
  • There will be Baptism service on Christmas Lord’s Day, 25 December. Please see Pastor Sam if you would like to get baptised.
  • Please submit your Ministries’ 2023 budget latest by 31 Dec 2022 to the finance department. So far the Women’s & Newcomers’ Ministries have submitted their 2023 budgets.
  • Today we have a special Thanksgiving Pot-Luck Luncheon fellowship organized by the Women’s Ministry. Please join in to receive the blessings, and let’s not forget to appreciate and thank the various families and ministries for contributing to a scrumptious meal.
  • There will be a brief leaders’ meeting in the sanctuary after the bible study today.


Wednesday VOD Service 23 Nov: Evg. Nicholas Chiang

Wed Basket Bearers: Eldress Tan May Ling & Eldress Amanda Ho

Lord’s Day Service 27 Nov: Elder Tan Pau Soon

Lord’s Day Basket Bearers: Elder Ridwan Dinata & 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.

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

1) Direct bank transfer to:

DBS Bank Account: HORA Ministries
Account#: 271-310151-9 (Account Type: Multi Currency Account)

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

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
The Syrophoenician woman and The Deaf

Scripture: Mark 7:24-37

In today’s passage, Jesus didn’t want anyone to know His whereabouts but He was too popular and too many people wanted to meet Him and see Him. Jesus couldn’t stay hidden, everyone was just following Him and staying with Him. That is the effect of Jesus coming into one’s life, I pray that Jesus will come into your life.

One common theme of the people we studied about, example: The woman with haemorrhage, and today’s Syrophoenician woman, we are focusing on Mark’s account of these stories. Mark is emphasizing that they heard of Jesus.

This Syrophoenician woman immediately came to Jesus after hearing of Him. Syrophoenicians are Phoenicians who lived in the province called Syria under Roman rule. Syrophoenicians are very good merchants, it is not a poor area, it was economically and financially better than Israel. This woman was not a poor woman either, she probably had a prestige and class in her area. This Syrophoenician woman heard about Jesus and motivated her to come all the way to Jesus, go thru the trouble of crying out to Jesus to have mercy upon her daughter.

Jesus Himself is the gospel, the good news. We often seek for sermons made so interesting that it would catch our ears, but taking away the outer decorations, the core of the gospel is Jesus Himself. When we hear of Jesus, do we come to Him? These people when they heard of Jesus, they dropped everything, and immediately pursued Jesus. Those who believe and pursue Jesus will become the main characters.

It seems like this Syrophoenician woman was just an incident but she was the main character. Jesus went there to meet her.

1. What was this Syrophoenician woman’s request?

She had a daughter with an unclean spirit. When there is such a spiritual condition, it doesn’t stay spiritual, it became apparent in their lives and bodies too.

Jesus tests this Syrophoenician woman. Are we coming to Jesus seeking for His power and His answers? Then our faith will also be tested, examined and checked.
Jesus’ test:

She asked Jesus to heal her daughter.

Mark 7:27 (ESV) And he said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”

Jesus responded that it is not good to throw the children’s bread to the dogs. If you come knocking to the pastor’s door asking for counseling and prayer, and if the pastor says “I am not here to pray for you, God told me not to pray for the dogs.”

If I were a disciple there, I would be shocked that my teacher said that. But Jesus was not being racists or generalizing that all Gentiles were like dogs. But Jesus was speaking a message to this Syrophoenician woman that only she caught and understood.

Mark 7:28 (ESV) But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

Her response was, she calls Jesus “Lord”. Her faith steps up! “Even the dogs eat the children’s crumbs.” She tells Jesus she has no problem with him labelling her as a dog. I used to read this passage thinking this Syrophoenician woman was poor, and had nothing in life, a widow, a low class person in society. It might have been easier for her to accept that perhaps. But if she were not a poor beggar, but was upper class in her society, it must not have been easy to be insulted by this foreigner Jesus from Jerusalem to call her a dog. Yet she said, it is OK, I know, even the crumbs of Your Word. I came to You because I received the Word, and I believe, and I believe even a crumb of Your Word has enough power to heal my daughter. May we be able to say “Yes Lord, I believe in the power of Your Word.” The demon cannot stay any longer with that kind of powerful faith.

2. The deaf

Deaf usually come with speech problems because they cannot hear well. Take note however of the order of disability and order of healing. He was deaf and therefore he spoke with difficulty. Jesus said “Ephphatha” which means Jesus opened his ears first then the speech impairment was released. Those who cannot hear the Word of God, cannot speak.

These people had 1 common thing which is they hear of Jesus, which allows them the faith which leads to action. They actually moved and brought bodies to Jesus. Faith that is strong enough to overcome the test. If the faith is real, it overcomes automatically.

If we have hearing issues, spiritual hearing problems like this deaf man, may we receive what comes out of Jesus’ mouth, the spiritual saliva, the Word of God. Apply that Word to our ears and may our ears be open.

3. Conclusion: What kind of faith was this?

Many characters in the past few weeks in this series have a common theme: They heard of Jesus, they came to Jesus, they had faith.

Their request was never that. Their faith was “Jesus if not You, I have no one else.” That is faith.

May we believe in the power of Jesus’ Word, the power of our Father God’s Word, that this power is sufficient, this grace is sufficient for us. May we learn to be satisfied.
Next Word is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving cannot come out unless we learn to be satisfied with His love, blessings, grace. May we come to meet Jesus, every time we worship, spiritually may we fall at Jesus’ feet. Tell Jesus “I am not going away, I am here to be with You, You are the only One.” May Zion Church experience the power of His Word and the power of living with Jesus.


Pastor Samuel Kim

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