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To build a God-fearing, Christ-centered and Spirit-filled Fellowship of Disciples, Committed to Worship, Prayer, Scripture, Evangelism and Church-planting, Blessing the Nations in Schools, Communities and Missions.
Bishop: Rt Rev. Rennis Ponniah
Vicar: Rev. David Lee
Clergy: Rev. Dr Timothy Chong (Hon)
Rev. Christopher Chan, Rev. Ian Chew
Rev. Jeremy Joe-Tan (On Study Leave)

Rev. Lee Kong Kheng (Chinese Congregation) 

COLLECT FOR  20-21 JUNE 2020    SECOND  SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY 

Lord, You have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send Your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before You. Grant this for Your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
RICH TOWARDS GOD

And [Jesus] told them a parable, saying, ‘The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, “What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?” And he said, “I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, ‘Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’” But God said to him, “Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich towards God.’ (Luke 12:16-21)

Jesus doesn’t mince His words in this parable: the man who gathers wealth expecting to ‘relax, eat, drink, and be merry’ – to spend the coming days enjoying all that he has accumulated – is a fool. This judgement is pronounced by none other than God! The man is foolish because he is, in the midst of greedily increasing his possessions, pitifully unaware that he would soon lose them all with his imminent death.

The present crisis has forced us to face the reality of the transience of earthly wealth. Jobs have been lost. Earnings have been cut. Seemingly secure investments have lost their value in the blink of an eye. Many who were expecting to ‘relax, eat, drink, and be merry’ have seen their dreams evaporate. As painful as this experience has been, it has helpfully reminded us how foolish it is to place our trust in the accumulation of worldly possessions.

With restrictions being progressively lifted, we are gradually returning to some sense of normalcy (or, as we keep hearing, the ‘new normal’). As our situation improves, we would be fools if we were to quickly forget the lessons we have learned through this crisis. Jesus urges us not to lay up treasures for ourselves, and instead to be rich towards God. That is the way of wisdom.

Rev. Christopher Chan
MEMORY VERSE OF THE MONTH

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"
2 Corinthians 5:17

"for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come."
1 Timothy 4:8

"For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous."
Romans 5:19

"Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die."
John 11:25-26

"For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God."
Romans 8:14
PRAYER POINTS
 
Monday (22/6): COR - Spirit-Led
Pray that members would be willing to be led by the Spirit. Pray that God would show us any way we are grieving, quenching or resisting the Spirit. Pray that God would convict us, lead us into His Word and help us to live in the grace, peace and love of Christ.

Tuesday (23/6): COR - Love & Unity
Pray that God would purify us to obey the truth so that our love will be sincere, deep and from the heart. Pray that our love will prove that we are disciples of Christ.

Wednesday (24/6): World - COVID-19
Pray that God would keep the coronavirus from continuing to spread. Pray for medical professionals, caregivers and researchers responsible for fighting Covid-19. Pray for God to provide an effective vaccine soon through a party and country that is willing to share it with both rich and poor.

Thursday (25/6): World - COVID-19
Pray for leaders that God would give them wisdom to respond swiftly and appropriately to changing circumstances, clarity of mind, heart of compassion.

Friday (26/6): World - COVID-19
Pray for God's protection and provision for essential workers - healthcare workers, cleaners, public transport workers, supermarket staff and all others.

Saturday (27/6): The Sick
Pray for those you know who are sick that God may heal them soon. Pray for resilience and provision for caregivers.
If you have any confidential prayer requests, please email suatngoh@cor.org.sg
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  1. Congratulations
    Congratulations to Alvy and Michele Lau (SPS) on the arrival of their second baby girl, Jerlyn Lau on 18 June. Please keep the family in prayer as they care for the new addition.

     
  2. Registration Exercise For Admission To Primary One In 2021 (Phase 2B)
    For COR members whose children were born between 2 January 2014 and 1 January 2015 (both dates inclusive) and are Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents; so wish to register their children in one of the Anglican Primary Schools, please email lilichng@cor.org.sg for more details on the process for the exercise.
    The last date of submission for Vicar's endorsement: 3 July 2020.

     
  3. SAMH-SACS Sunday: Love Never Fails
    Amidst the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, St. Andrew's Mission Hospital and Singapore Anglican Community Services continue to live out our calling to serve the community with God’s unfailing love. Upon short notice from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social and Family Development, we responded promptly to set up COVID-19 wards as well as a temporary shelter (in partnership with Anglican Diocese of Singapore, from 17 April 2020 to 29 May 2020). We also pressed on to provide care and support for clients through our essential services so that they can continue in their journey towards recovery.


    To learn more about our Ministry of Love, please log  on to https://www.giving.sg/st-andrew-s-mission-hospital/lightinguplives
HIGHLIGHTS
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SERMONS
THIS WEEKEND
 
20/21 June 2020
Love Never Fails
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a

Ps Loke Chi Shyan
NEXT WEEKEND
 
27/28 June 2020
Rev. David Lee

SERVICE TIMINGS

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