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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 16-17 JANUARY 2021                2ND SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY 

Almighty God, in Christ You make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of Your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known Your heavenly glory; 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. Amen
GIFTS FIT FOR OUR KING
 
In the Season of Epiphany, the account of the Magi’s visit features most prominently in the Western Church. Coming from the East, these wise men bore precious gifts of great significance, each reflecting the unique nature of the Christ child: gold was a precious metal fit for royalty and reflected Christ’s kingly identity; frankincense, a precious ingredient used in worship, spoke of Jesus’ priestly role; myrrh, a substance used in embalmment, pointed to His sacrifice which would be offered once for all upon the cross for the sins of all mankind. Indeed, as we contemplate these gifts and their significance, we are reminded about allegiance, confidence and gratitude. Jesus is the King of kings - to Him alone we pledge allegiance. He is the high priest who continues to make intercession for us before God - in Him alone we place our confidence. Jesus is the one perfect sacrifice which atones for our sins - to Him alone we are forever indebted and grateful.

But there is another point in this account which we in the Western tradition must not miss. The Reformation teaching on salvation by faith, while liberating us from human striving, has made us averse to good works. Our emphasis on God’s grace has excused us from any expression of gratitude. Yet the account of the wise men and their gifts forces us to confront our false religion. Gratitude forbids us to come empty-handed before Jesus. So as you reflect on the account of the Magi this Season of Epiphany, what gifts will you offer your king?

 
Rev. David Lee
MEMORY VERSE OF THE MONTH

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.
Psalm 143:8
THIS WEEK'S SERVICE ORDER

Welcome
Preparation
Praise & Worship
Collect
Scripture Reading
Sermon
Announcements & OffertorySong
Holy Communion
Benediction
Closing Song
PRAYER POINTS
 
Monday (18/1): The Local Church - Outreach
Pray that the gospel would speed ahead, that God would use it to reach more and more people for Christ. Pray that God would extend His Kingdom and exalt His name in the community.

Tuesday (19/1): The Persecuted Church
Pray for persecuted believers that they be strengthened by the Holy Spirit. Pray for divine intervention, grace and help. Pray for the children of persecuted Christian families that they will be enabled to break free from the cycle of poverty and illiteracy, that God would lighten their path to grow strong in their faith.

Wednesday (20/1): The Local Church - Discipleship
Pray that God would help us to focus our hearts on Him, and to grow in spiritual discipline in 2021. Pray that we will not only be hearers of the Word but also doers of the Word.

Thursday (21/1): Singapore
Thank God for the improved Covid-19 situation in Singapore. Pray for our government leaders to lead the nation effectively with wisdom. Pray for those with economic uncertainty to find comfort and practical help. Pray for those hit hard by the economic downturn to know God's mercy and provision.

Friday (22/1): World - Covid-19
Pray for divine intervention to bring the pandemic to an end. Pray for authorities everywhere to know how best to deal with the public health crisis and contain its spread. Pray for effective treatments and healing for those who are ill from Covid-19.

Saturday (23/1): The Sick
Pray for those you know who are sick that they may experience God's comfort and healing touch. Pray that God would sustain their caregivers. Pray for the recovery of those who are ill from Covid-19.
 
If you have any confidential prayer requests, please email suatngoh@cor.org.sg
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  1. Programme Assistant - St. Andrew’s Adult Home (SAAH)
    St Andrew’s Autism Centre ( St Andrew’s Adult Home) is seeking to fill the vacancy of Progamme Assistant.

    Please click here for more details. 

     
  2. Administrative Officer / Administrative
    Executive - Church of Our Saviour

    Church of Our Saviour is seeking to fill the vacancy of Administrative Officer/ Executive.

    Please click here for more details. 
SERMONS
THIS WEEKEND

16 January 2021 (SPS)
17 January 2021 (SWS)
Joy In Prayer
Philippians 1:1-11

Rev. Dr Timothy Chong

17 January 2021 (MSS), 12.00pm
A Self-less Response
Joel 2:1-17

Shirley Bong
 
NEXT WEEKEND
 
23 January 2021 (SPS)
24 January 2021 (SWS)
Water To Wine
John 2:1-11

Richard Lim

24 January 2021 (MSS), 12.00pm
A Swift Deliverance
Joel 2:18-32

Rev. Ian Chew

SERVICE TIMINGS

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