Announcements for 11 February 2018

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 

NEW EQUIP CLASS: MEN OF GRACE / WOMEN OF GRACE

What does it mean for us to glorify God as husbands/wives, fathers/mothers, or single men/women? Come join us for these sessions on biblical manhood and womanhood to hear what God has to say about how we should live as godly men and women. The sessions will be held once every two months.

SUNDAY, 11.00 AM – 12.30 PM, ROOM 310*

25 Feb -- What is God's design for men / women?

29 Apr -- Men / Women and Marriage

24 June -- Men / Women and Singleness

26 Aug -- Men / Women and the Family of God

28 Oct -- Panel Discussion

* Men and women will meet separately. 

Please RSVP for a sandwich lunch: tinyurl.com/Gbcmanwoman

If you have questions, please contact Pastor Eugene at 8383 6974.

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | TODAY 11 FEB | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8:  Sin Alienates Adam and Eve from God.

Theme:-Sin separates people from God.

              - People cannot be happy separated from God.

Key Verse: Romans 6:23 “The wages of sin is death.”

Age 9 - 12: Chosen by God.

Theme: Salvation is a gift from God to undeserving sinners.

Key Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast.”

 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEEDS

i) Teachers - We are in need of teachers for all ages. Please approach Chuan-Xin to find out where the needs are and the training that teachers will go through before taking a class.

ii) Vacation Bible School - VBS will be back from 31 May – 2 Jun. We are forming a core organising team and looking for those who can commit to serve during VBS itself. Please approach Chuan-Xin for more details.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

BAPTISM

We rejoice that Noah Tan is getting baptized today. Let’s be praying for Noah as he takes this step of faith in obedience to God.

 

MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING | FRI 23 FEB | 8.00 PM – 9.30 PM| ROOM 519

Let's come together for a time of praise, thanksgiving and prayer as we draw near in confidence to the throne of grace, "that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Heb 4:16). Join us to pray for one another and for the needs of the church.

 

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR JANUARY 2018

Attendance

January 2018

Adult Worship

453

Children’s Ministry

32

Total

485

 

COLLECTION FOR JANUARY 2018

Collection

Jan

 (Actual)

Jan Budgeted Expenditure

Year-to-Date (Actual)

YTD Budgeted Expenditure

General Offering

$99,566

$115,787

$99,566

$115,787

Missions Offering

$37,131

$43,505

$37,131

$43,505

 

OVERSEAS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (OCF) | TODAY 11 FEB | 10.30 AM | HOSPITALITY TABLE

We are thankful for the Overseas Christian Fellowship (OCF), an Australia-based Christian ministry that seeks to reach out to international students, build them up to be Christ's disciples and send them back home as disciple-makers. Many in our midst have benefited from OCF's ministry. Some OCF-ers have kindly prepared local delights for hospitality after the service today. Any love offering is greatly appreciated and will go towards helping students cover the cost of attending the annual OCF convention, which gathers OCF-ers around Australia to encourage one another and share about their ministry. Please do come by the hospitality table in the 3rd floor fellowship hall to hear the OCF-ers' experiences over some foods and snacks!  

 

PROJECT TIMOTHY: EVENING EXPOSITIONS WITH PROF D. A. CARSON | THURS 8 MAR & FRI 9 MAR | 7.00 PM – 9.00 PM |GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH | COST $25.00 FOR 2 NITES

Romans 3 and 4 are a concise explanation of God’s answer to humanity’s problem. Two talks over two nights. Register today at http://projecttimothy.com/register

 

INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL THEOLOGY WITH PROF D. A. CARSON | CO-ORGANISED WITH PROJECT TIMOTHY | THURS 8 MAR & FRI 9 MAR | 9.30 AM – 12.00 PM & 1.30 PM – 4.00 PM |GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

These lectures are principally designed for ETCAsia students but the lecturer has graciously agreed to open them to the public. For more information on cost and to register, please go to https://tinyurl.com/etcasia-bt

 

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Oliver is on sabbatical leave from 1 Nov 2017 to 30 April 2018.

 

EVANGELISM

 

SEEK & DISCOVER ON SUNDAYS

Want to find out more about Christianity, or do you know someone who would? Please join us for these new Sunday classes to hear more about Jesus! 

DISCOVER SERIES TOPIC: WHERE IS GOD?  11 FEB 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM | ROOM 310   Have you ever felt as if no one in the world cares about you? How do we know if God is there or if he even cares? Come join us as we unpack the question: Where is God?

SEEKERS' CLASS |25 FEB; 4, 11, 18 MAR 11.00 AM -12.30 PM | ROOM 304  4 SESSIONS – This is an opportunity for you / your friends and loved ones to hear the Gospel explained. 

Please direct your interest / enquiry / registration to Kang Wei at <chongkangwei@yahoo.com> or 9476 4196.

 

For the rest of the year:

DISCOVER│ 27 MAYSURVIVING THE RAT-RACE 

SEEK        │ 3, 10, 17, 24 JUN  

DISCOVER│ 19 AUG CULTURE, CREATIVITY AND CREATION

SEEK        │ 26 AUG; 2, 9, 16 SEP

DISCOVER 18 NOV SELF-IMPROVEMENT FOR DUMMIES: How to be a better person

SEEK        │ 25 NOV; 2, 9, 16 DEC

*If you would like to be part of this ministry as a facilitator or befriender, please reach out to Kang Wei.

 

 WEEK AT A GLANCE

 

 Activities for 11 February – 18 February 2018:                

 

Sunday, 11 February

9.00 am                    EC Worship Service

9.30 am                    Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

11.00 am                  Discover Series

2.00 pm                    Myanmar Fellowship

 

Monday, 12 February

3.00 pm                    Reading Club

 

Tuesday, 13 February

7.30 pm                    Tuesday Enquiry Group

 

Wednesday, 14 February

7.30 pm                    Tuition

 

Sunday, 18 February

9.00 am                    EC Worship Service

9.30 am                    Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

2.00 pm                    Myanmar Fellowship