Announcements for 15 July 2018

CONNECT WITH US

Hello! We would love to help you connect with us. Do drop by the visitors' table before the service or provide us with your contact details at www.tinyurl.com/welcometogbc. We also encourage you to visit one of our care groups. We look forward to getting to know you better and hearing how we can serve you! 

Keen to find out more about becoming a member of GBC? We have a quarterly membership class called "The Church", which teaches through what we believe and what it means to be a church member. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Eugene (eugenelow@gracebaptistchurch.sg)

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

 EQUIP CLASS:

CHURCH MATTERS | TODAY, 22, 29 JULY (3 sessions) | 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM | ROOM 310

To be a follower of Jesus Christ means to be a member of His body, the church. What is church membership and why is it important? Attend Church Matters to find out. The class will teach through GBC's expanded statement of faith and members' covenant. It will cover topics such as:

- What am I biblically expected to do as a church member? 

- What is church discipline? 

- What is the church's mission, and what does it have to do with me?

- How should we practice baptism and the Lord's Supper?

- How is the church led? How should we relate to the leadership?

This class is for everyone, including those who are considering membership at GBC. Attend this class to get to know who we are and what we believe. If you have any questions, please contact Ps Eugene (eugenelow@gracebaptistchurch.sg)

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | TODAY 15 JULY | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8: Jesus Welcomes All Kinds of Sinners.

Theme: Jesus welcomes people from all nations into His family.

Memory Verse: Psalm 67:3 “May the peoples praise You, O God; may all the peoples praise You.“

Age 9 - 12: Being Content.

Theme: Everything that we have is a gift from a good and generous heavenly Father.

Memory Verse: Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have because God has said "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you"

 

MEET GOD MID WEEK | TUES 17 JULY | 8.00 PM – 9.00 PM | RM 310 C & D

In the next three weeks we will be studying 2 Thessalonians, written by the Apostle Paul (1) to commend the growing faith of the persecuted church and (2) to correct the false teaching concerning the coming of our Lord.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH LTD
(Registration no. 197903364W)

(the Church)

 

To:      All Members of the English Congregation

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the English Congregation Meeting (EC Meeting) of the Church will be held at 17 Mattar Road, Singapore 387722 on Sunday, 22nd July 2018 at 10.15 a.m. or immediately after the conclusion of the English worship service, whichever is earlier.

 

By Order of the Board   

 

Seah Yen Goon

Company Secretary                                                                              8th July 2018

 

EC MEETING ON 22 JULY 2018

Members, please collect a copy (one per family) of the agenda from the ushers today if you have not taken one last week. You can also download the proxy form here or go to http://tinyurl.com/GBCproxy for information.

 

WORLD CUP FINALS SCREENING | TODAY 15 JULY | 10.45PM | 3RD FLOOR FELLOWSHIP HALL

Once in four years, the whole world turns its attention to the World Cup. All are invited to watch the Finals this Sunday (game begins at 11pm) -- come with your friends and family (and bring your own snacks).

 

BAPTIST WOMEN’S DAY OF MISSION AWARENESS | SAT 21 JULY | 10.00 AM TO 12.00 PM

GBC is hosting this event with the Baptist Convention on this day. The speaker is Ms Anne from the International Mission Board. Lunch will follow after the event. All are invited and please register with the Baptist Convention office at Tel: 6253 8004 for the purpose of lunch catering.

 

MPS ANNUAL LOVE GIFT COLLECTION ON 22 & 29 JULY

We will be having an annual collection for the needy students of MPS on the 22 and 29 July. For cash/cheques, please use the brown envelope provided at the welcome table near the entrance of the sanctuary and mark “MPS” on the envelope, and drop them into the blue offering bags.

 

MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING | FRI 27 JULY | 8.00 PM – 9.30 PM| RM 519

“Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18). Let us gather at the feet of Jesus and intercede for our church, our city, our country and our world. See you at the prayer meeting!

 

THANKSGIVING SERVICE | SUN 12 AUG | 10.00 AM

This is a combined service with the Chinese Congregation. Let’s come together as a church to celebrate God’s goodness and grace. Lunch will be served after the service.

 

BAPTISM SUNDAY | 26 AUG

If you wish to get baptized, please contact the church office to register your intention or to find out more.

 

HOUSEKEEPING – FINAL REMINDER

Despite the repeated reminders over the past two months, there are still some personal items left lying around in the church premises, especially on Level 2. We therefore urge the owners of these items to either store properly or remove them by today, 15 July, 2018 (Sunday), after which they will be disposed of by the cleaners. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

WORD OF APPRECIATION

  1. PASTOR BOBBY, LYDIA AND FAMILY
  2. JUNE, WON LEE AND FAMILY

These dear families wish to express their thanks to the GBC family for your prayers, care and support during their recent bereavements. Your thoughts, prayers and words of sympathy are very much appreciated.

 

PASTOR PETER LIN

GBC sends our deepest sympathies and condolences to Pastor Peter Lin and family whose mother (age 92) was called to glory on 3rd July 2018. Ps Peter left Singapore on Tuesday (10th July) for the States to attend to his mother’s bereavement. Our prayers are with the Lin family.

 

STAFF MOVEMENT Kok Pui will be on leave from 20 to 22 July.

 

MINISTRY 

BIBLE STUDY LEADING TRAINING | JULY 3, 17, AUG 2, 16, 30, SEP 13, 27, OCT 4 | 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM | ROOMS 512 - 515

Want to read the Bible with someone but not sure how? Tasked to lead a Bible study but unsure of how to structure and lead one? Over 8 sessions, the Bible Study Leading Training aims to work through Bible reading principles and how to craft a Bible study. It will be led by Nehemiah, Caleb and Bibianna and the goal is to be equipped with tools for Bible reading individually and with other people too. 

Dates are 3/7, 17/7, 2/8, 16/8, 30/8, 13/9, 27/9, 4/10. It’ll be from 7.30-9.30 pm at rooms 512-515. Contact Nehemiah (9298 2896) or Bibianna (8139 5908) if you’re interested.

 

CHRISTIAN PARENTING | EVERY FIRST SUN OF THE MONTH |11.00 AM – 12.15 PM | ROOM 302

We are starting a reading group on Christian parenting, reading “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can radically change your family” by Paul Tripp. The group will meet once a month (every first Sunday of the month after service, from 11am – 12.15pm). During each session we’ll be discussing 2 chapters from the book and how we can apply them. The first session will be on 5 August.

All parents are welcome to join, do contact Samuel Beh for more details at samuelbeh@gracebaptistchurch.sg or 97901271.

 

GBC CRAFT TIME |SAT 4 AUG |2.30 PM

Want to learn how to make your own terrarium? We welcome everyone to join us for this event organized by the Women’s Ministry on 4 August.  Bring a non-Christian friend along. Registration at Fellowship Hall. $15 per pax.

 

COMBINED CHOIR FOR THANKSGIVING SERVICE |SUN 12 AUG 

A warm invite to any EC worshippers to sing in the Combined Choir for the GBC thanksgiving service on 12 Aug.  Practices are on Sundays 8 and 15 July (1:20-2:40pm) in Room 301, and combined with Chinese Congregation Choir on Saturday 4 Aug (5:00-6:30pm) in the sanctuary.  Let's sing and fellowship together in love and unity for the glory of God!  Please contact Carrie, Lup Meng or Esther.

 

GBC REFORMATION CONCERT 2018: “PSALMS – GRACE THAT SINGS”

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH SANCTUARY | SAT 27 OCT 2018

Thank you for your prayers, support, and for many, taking the step of faith to journey with us again this concert season! For those who are still considering, it’s not too late, and for those who have registered, invite others along!

We will begin our first rehearsal on 29 July 2018 from 1:30-4:30PM.

The Choir and Musicians will all meet in the Sanctuary at 1:30PM.

Please sign up by 22 July 2018 with:

Lup Meng @ 9112 8187 (lam.lup.meng@gmail.com)

Carrie @ 9792 4717 (carriechong@gracebaptistchurch.sg)

Caleb @ 9270 1627 (calebyap@gmail.com)

Aaron @ 9640 9594 (aaromlumzy@gmail.com)

Toshi @ 9022 0150 (toshiyuki.mori@gmail.com)

 

OUTREACH

SEEK & DISCOVER ON SUNDAYS

Want to find out more about Christianity, or do you know someone who would? This is an opportunity for you / your friends and loved ones to hear the Gospel explained. Come with your questions and an open mind!

 

SEEKERS' CLASS ROOM 512-515  7 SESSIONS| JUN 3, 10, 17, 24, JUL 8, 15, 22 11.00 AM -12.30 PM  

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

For the rest of the year (last run):

SEEKERS' CLASS OCT 14, 21, 28, NOV 4, 11, 18, 25   

Kindly note the change of room. We will be using Room 512 (instead of Room 304)

*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 15 July – 22 July 2018:     

Sunday, 15 July

  9.00 am                  EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                  Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

11.00 am                  Equip: Church Matters

11.00 am                  Seekers’ Class

2.00 pm                    Myanmar Fellowship

 

Tuesday, 17 July

7.30 pm                    ECYA Training

8.00 pm                    Meet God Mid Week

 

Wednesday, 18 July

9.30 am                    GBC Women: A Verse a Study

7.30 pm                    Tuition

 

 Thursday, 19 July

3.00 pm                    Reading Club

        

Friday, 20 July

10.00 am                  GBC Women: Friday Bible Study

 

Saturday, 21 July

10.00 am                  Baptist Women’s Day of Mission Awareness

4.00 pm                    GBC Women: Precept Class

5.00 pm                    ECYA Big Group Gathering

 

Sunday, 22 July

  9.00 am                  EC Worship Service

  9.30 am                  Children’s Church

10.30 am                  Filipina Fellowship

11.00 am                  Equip: Church Matters

11.00 am                  Seekers’ Class

2.00 pm                    Myanmar Fellowship