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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. Christopher Chan, Rev. Ian Chew
Rev. Jeremy Joe-Tan (On Study Leave)

Rev. Lee Kong Kheng (Chinese Congregation) 

COLLECT FOR 12-13 DECEMBER 2020                                                      ADVENT 3 

O Lord Jesus Christ, who at Your first coming sent Your messenger to prepare Your way before You: grant that the ministers and stewards of Your mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready Your way by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at Your second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in Your sight; for You are alive and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
WHAT IS TRUTH?
 
This same question, first asked by Pilate to Jesus (John 18:38), continues to echo in many peoples’ lips today.

And it is a question of utmost importance.

Just last week, a student approached me and confessed that he had lost his Christian faith because he cannot accept that truth is universally applicable to everyone. What is true for someone may not be true for another person. Every person comes to his own version of truth which is suitable and beneficial for him alone (otherwise known as pragmatism). This makes biblical truth subjective in nature.

But he is mistaken regarding the nature of truth. Biblical truth is always something real, consistent and universally applicable. Truth remains true in spite of whatever opinions or emotions any of us may have about it.

The reason for this is because God made it so.

God is the only true God (Jeremiah 10:10) and also the God of truth (Psalm 31:5). He rules the earth in truth (Revelation 15:3). Truth is not independent by itself but emanates from the Person and character of God.

Which makes it absolutely crucial that we live by the truth and declare the truth.

Jesus says, “…the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” (John 18:37)

Let us, in this coming season of Christmas, be courageous in declaring the truth of Jesus’ saving power in our lives as the only hope for a lost world!
 
God bless,
Rev. Ian Chew

 
MEMORY VERSE OF THE MONTH
THIS WEEK'S SERVICE ORDER
 
Welcome
Praise and Worship
Collect
Scripture Reading
Sermon
Intercession
Announcements and Offering
Closing and Benediction
Closing Song
PRAYER POINTS
 
Monday (14/12): The Local Church - Project Christmas 19/20 December 2020
Pray for good weather and divine protection as members go out into the community to distribute care packs to residents. Pray that God would encourage the residents who receive the care packs. Pray that God would bless them and guide them into the saving knowledge of Christ. May this Christmas be a special one for them through Christ Jesus the Saviour of the world.

Tuesday (15/12): The Local Church - Hearts for Christ
Pray that God would bring our hearts in greater and greater alignment with the heart of Christ. Pray that God would break our hearts for the things that break His heart, and help us desire the things Christ desires. Pray that we would seriously attend to the Word of God so that we would have the mind of Christ.

Wednesday (16/12): World - Time of Crisis
Pray for God's mercy to prevail. Beseech God to stop the spread of Covid-19 in every country and every continent. Pray that God would intervene to stall the coronavirus from mutating into more easily transmissible pathogens. Pray for people everywhere to be socially responsible and do their best to protect one another from the coronavirus.

Thursday (17/12): World - The Persecuted Church
Even as we approach Christmas, let us remember the hundreds of millions of believers who continue to suffer from persecution for their faith in Christ. Ask the Lord to protect them, provide for them in their lack and comfort them in their distress. Pray especially for those facing death, torture and abuse in labour camps and prisons that God would support them to the end.

Friday (18/12): Financial and Food Insecurity
Pray for all people who are facing financial or food insecurity. Pray for God to end the pandemic which has pushed hundreds of millions of people into multi-dimensional poverty. Pray for the many families and children who go hungry each day. Pray that help will reach the poorest of the poor. Ask God to show you how you can help those who are struggling if you are able to do so.

Saturday (19/12): The Sick
Pray for those you know who are sick and their caregivers that they may experience God's grace, provision and healing touch. Pray for the recovery of those who are sick because of Covid-19.
If you have any confidential prayer requests, please email suatngoh@cor.org.sg
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  1. TraceTogether-only Check-in
    COR is implementing TraceTogether-only check-in into the building. You can use the TraceTogether (TT) App, or the TT token. As an interim measure for the month of December, you may use your NRIC to check-in if you have not already obtained the TT token or App. SafeEntry check-ins using SingPass or web browsers will be discontinued.

     
  2. Onsite Christmas Service
    We will have 2 services on Christmas Day: at 8am and 10am. As slots for each service are limited, members (including children) are required to register via this link. 

    Registration will open on 21st Dec, 10am, and close on 23rd Dec, 11.59pm.

    We encourage the seniors (70 years and older), and members with pre-existing medical conditions to watch the 10am live stream.

     
  3. Online Service on 26 & 27 December 2020
    We will not meet onsite on these dates. Please tune in to the online services. We will resume onsite service in January 2021!
HIGHLIGHTS
Join us as we go out to bless 2000 households in Potong Pasir with a Christmas gift pack.

Dates: 19 & 20 December 2020

Click here for more details. Sign up via your respective services by this weekend.
SERMONS
THIS WEEKEND
 
12 December 2020 (SPS)
13 December 2020 (SWS)
Expect
Matthew 11:2-11

Ps. Loke Chi Shyan
NEXT WEEKEND
 
19 December 2020 (SPS)
20 December 2020 (SWS & MSS)

Rev. David Lee

SERVICE TIMINGS

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