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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 Revd Dr Titus Chung
Vicar: Rev. David Lee
Clergy: Rev. Dr Timothy Chong (Hon)
Rev. Joseph Goh (Hon)
, Rev. Ian Chew
Rev. Jeremy Joe-Tan (On Study Leave)

Rev. Lee Kong Kheng (Chinese Congregation) 

COLLECT FOR 13-14 MARCH 2021                                   4TH SUNDAY OF LENT 

Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus revealed Him to be Your Son, anointing Him with the Holy Spirit: grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit, that we may be faithful to our calling as Your children; through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
 
PRESENTLY SURPRISED

Veronica recently shared with me an interesting report of a rainbow tree in Katong Park. One of the 4 species outside Australia, the Rainbow Eucalyptus is perhaps the most beautiful tree in the world. The colorful striations are created due to the fact that the tree doesn't shed its bark all at once. Slowly, over time, different layers fall off, while other exposed areas have already begun aging, forming different strips of pastels. “Let’s go look for the tree one of these days.” We both agreed. But I know “one of these days” may be long in coming. The problem with modern living is that we are too busy. Our “To-Do” list never gets fully checked off; we hurry from one place to another with our thoughts spread across a million and one things in between meetings. Working from home blurs the boundary line between work and private life, squeezing whatever last breath we have from our tightly compressed chests. We can barely be present with ourselves without our minds racing to a million places, much less being still and present with others. This lack of presence is affecting us more deeply than we realise. Henry Nouwen observed that when people say good things about us, we tend to brush them aside or dismiss them politely. What seems to be expressions of humility are in fact manifestation of our inability to be truly present with others to receive the blessings they offer us. He concluded that perhaps few people were willing to offer a real blessing these days because of the absence of people who were willing and able to receive such a blessing! It has become extremely difficult for us to stop, listen, pay attention and receive gracefully what is offered us.

Against this backdrop of modern living, the season of Lent extends the invitation to slow down our pace; to daily come away and be still in the presence of our Father; to cultivate the practice of being present to hear the voice of Abba speaking over His children in the course of our daily life; to experience the hand of God gently guiding and comforting us amidst life’s demands. Indeed, these many blessings are there, surrounding us. But we have to be present to them to receive them. They don’t force themselves on us. They are gentle reminders of that beautiful, strong, but the hidden voice of the One who calls us by name and speaks good things about us. Attentive presence is the first step to living our life as God’s beloved. 

As I shut the car door and headed up the slope, preoccupied with what was awaiting me next, I lifted my gaze and was immediately stopped in my tracks. There before me was the most beautiful tree I had ever seen. I stood there amazed and captivated by the soft pastel colours splashed across its trunks. With wide open branches, it seemed to be calling out to me with open arms. “Why have I never noticed it in the past 3 years that I was in COR?” As my eyes took in these delightful colours, I felt my shoulders loosened and my breaths deepened. Peace and joy welled up in my heart. The million and one voices hushed by God’s “Surprise!”

 
Rev. David Lee
MEMORY VERSE OF THE MONTH
THIS WEEK'S SERVICE ORDER

Welcome
Praise & Worship
Collect
Memory Verse
Scripture Reading
Sermon
Response Song
Intercession
Announcement & Offering
Benediction
Closing Song
PRAYER POINTS
 
 
Monday (15/3): The Local Church - Thanksgiving
Thank God specifically for the good things He is doing in and through the parish. Confess before God areas where the parish needs to grow in God's grace (1 John 1:9).

Tuesday (16/3): The Local Church - Disciple Makers Movement
Pray for an increased awareness across the parish of God's global glory and the nation's great need (Psalm 96). Pray for the parish for a movement of disciple makers that multiples the Gospel from neighbourhoods and workplaces in the nation to neighbourhoods and workplaces among the nations.

Wednesday (17/3): World - Great Commission
Pray for the accomplishment of the Great Commission, for disciples to be made, churches to be multiplied and Christ to be magnified everywhere. Pray for the faithfulness of all churches to be Christ's global mission until He returns (Matthew 24:14).

Thursday (18/3): World - Covid-19
Pray for the manufacture and distribution of vaccines without hindrances. Pray for equitable access to vaccines for the 130 countries who have no access to any vaccines at the present time.

Friday (19/3): World - Covid-19
Pray for the successful updating of vaccines that are effective against new variants. Pray for God's intervention to curb the spread of the coronavirus and to bring the pandemic to an end soon.

Saturday (20/3): The Sick
Pray for those you know who are sick and their caregivers that God would sustain and support them. May the sick experience God's healing grace soon.
If you have any confidential prayer requests, please email suatngoh@cor.org.sg
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  1. Baptism Service
    We rejoice with 12  brothers and sisters who will be taking the step of faith in baptism. Let's keep them in prayer as they prepare for the baptism.

    Date: 21 March 2021
    Time: 10.00 am
    Venue: COR Sanctuary

    SWS members and those who wish to support the baptismal candidates are required to register for this service and it will open on 16 March 2021, 10.00 am and close on 18 March 2021, 11.59 am. 
    https://form.jotform.com/ChapelOR/Baptism

     
  2. Job Advertisement for HR / Admin Executive
    COR’s community service arm, Good News Community Services, is hiring for the following position. Interest party can email resume to Mr See Choon Wai at seechoonwai@goodnews.org.sg.

    Position: HR / Admin Executive Responsibilities:
    (a) Administration of payroll, claims and other functions through the HR system
    (b) Manage and update various systems, policies, SOP , T & C
    (c ) Secretariat to the Management Committee, comply with regulatory requirements and submission

    Requirements:
    (a) GCE ‘A’ Level or above
    (b) Proficient in MS Office, HR payroll system
    (c) Meticulous, able to operate with a high degree of autonomy and accountability

    Salary Range: $2,500 - $4,600
HIGHLIGHTS
COR Space Transformation Townhall

Registration to attend the townhall is required and will open from 16 March 2021, 10.00 am and close on 18 March 2021, 11.59 am.
https://form.jotform.com/ChapelOR/20March2021
Cathedral Collation of Honorary Canons and Vicar's Induction
CHORUS ONLINE

Technology has eliminated physical gatherings and enabled the church to remain connected through online services. Can virtual tools build community without physical presence? Read the article by Pastor Chi Shyan here
Holy Week Services 2021
SERMONS
THIS WEEKEND
 
13 March 2021 (SPS)
14 March 2021 (SWS)
14 March 2021 (MSS), 12.00 pm
Beloved In Christ: Broken And Given
John 6:26-59

Rev. David Lee
NEXT WEEKEND
 
20 March 2021 (SPS)
21 March 2021 (SWS)
A New Promise
Jeremiah 31:31-34

Ps. Loke Chi Shyan

21 March 2021 (MSS), 12.00 pm
The Single Mindedness Of Jesus
John 12:20-33

Rev. Ian Chew

SERVICE TIMINGS

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