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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 30-31 MAY 2020                                                           PENTECOST     


Holy Father, giver of all good gifts, pour out your Holy Spirit upon your people; that we led by Your holy presence, may be empowered to do your will and glorify your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
BUILD ON THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT 

Two weeks ago, our youths met together on Zoom for a church youth service. The most common response by everyone was that it was so good to be able to “see each other’s faces” again. By just seeing each other, even if only on video, and being able to worship and hear the sermon together was something encouraging and uplifting for everyone!

That got me reflecting on who we truly are as church. We all know that we are not so much a place but a people. But this truth is brought home much more strongly at this time. What we have missed is not only each other, but the “togetherness” of fellowship as an entire community. Many long for the opportunity to gather together again. This is the reality of who we are as God’s people – we are a living and vibrant community expressing ourselves in corporate worship – and nothing, not even a viral pandemic, can take us apart.

And at this weekend’s celebration of Pentecost, we are reminded of the Holy Spirit’s primary role of forming us as church. We are not just a social gathering but a real people conceived of and established by God. Which is why the Apostle Paul urges us in Ephesians 4:3 to “maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” This unity has been made possible and tangible not by our own actions but by the Holy Spirit.

Let us continue to rely on the Holy Spirit’s help not only to guard the unity that we have, but also to work actively to build up the community. We may not be able gather physically now, but we can still actively participate in the online services, the zoom cell and prayer meetings and even keep in contact with each other through our own initiative at this time. This is God’s way for us to continue to grow!

Rev. Ian Chew
MEMORY VERSE OF THE MONTH

"For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God."
Romans 8:14
PRAYER POINTS
 
Monday (1/6): COR - Discipleship in Community
Pray to God for a breakthrough in community life. Ask God to help members to live authentic lives with others, studying God's Word with care and prayerfully, holding each other accountable in love, offering encouragement and support, and going deeper together in faith, hope and love. Ask God to give us friends who make is more like Jesus and help us reflect God's love to others.

Tuesday (2/6): COR - Generosity
Ask God to provide for us and his work through the parish, to bring financial peace and healing to our community, and to help those who have been entrusted with much to give in a way that reflects God's own giving nature to others (John 3:16).

Wednesday (3/6): World ' Covid-19
Pray for God's mercy and intervention to stop the spreading of the coronavirus, to stop the virus from mutating into more lethal and infective strains. Pray for people who are infected or facing quarantine Pray for people at higher risk of developing the disease. Pray for vulnerable people - the poor, homeless, refugees, illegal immigrants the elderly and others, and for poor countries with fragile public health systems.

Thursday (4/6): World - Coping with Covid-19
Pray for leaders making decisions about the coronavirus that God would grant them wisdom, prudence, foresight and empathy. Pray for everyone who is adjusting to new ways of life. Pray for business owners and individuals facing financial distress.

Friday (5/6): World - Covid-19
Pray for workers in healthcare and other essential services for sustenance, provision and protection. Thank God for all who are putting the needs of society before their own. Pray for divine guidance for those working to discover a treatment/vaccine so that all people, rich or poor, will soon be free from the threat of this ailment. Pray for the work of the UN, WHO, UNICEF, and other organizations such as World Vision and Barnabas Fund, that God would multiply their efforts to help those affected by the coronavirus manifold.

Saturday (6/6): The Sick
Pray for those you know who are sick and suffering that God's hand be upon them to heal and make whole. Pray that God would sustain and empower caregivers. Pray for all who are sick because of the novel coronavirus that they may experience divine healing. Pray that many in the world may encounter the risen Lord in the midst of this crisis, and experience the gift of eternal life.
If you have any confidential prayer requests, please email suatngoh@cor.org.sg
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  1. PENTECOST COMBINED ONLINE SERVICE - SUNDAY 31 MAY 2020
    This year’s Whitsunday free-will offering will be given towards the Diocesan Missions Fund for allocation towards church growth.

    The Whitsunday offering will be taken during the Pentecost Combined Online Service on Sunday 31 May 2020.

    Cheques can be made payable to “The Diocese of Singapore”, please write “Whitsunday 2020” on the back, and post to:

    Diocese of Singapore
    1 Francis Thomas Drive, #01-01
    Singapore 359340

     
  2. COR eAGM
    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 41st Annual General Meeting of COR will be conducted electronically (eAGM). As such, nominations to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) open on 23 May 2020 and close on 14 June 2020. Please refer to this link for information on how to nominate persons to the PCC this year.

    More information on how the eAGM will be conducted will be released in the coming weeks.
HIGHLIGHTS
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SERMONS
THIS WEEKEND
 
31 May 2020, 10.30am
Combined Pentecost Service

Speakers: Bishop Rennis Ponniah and
Bishop-Designate Revd Canon Dr Titus Chung

 
NEXT WEEKEND
 
6/7 June 2020
Rev. Ian Chew

SERVICE TIMINGS

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